No. 8 Cougars rout ranked Janesville

The Cougars’ Mandy Willems dribble the basketball against the defense of Janesville’s Lily Liekweg during a state-ranked showdown on Thursday, Jan. 4. The 1A eighth-ranked Cougars defeated the seventh-ranked Wildcats. (Scott Bierle/Mid-America Publishing)

ACKLEY –The state-ranked showdown ended a one-sided showcase for the streaking AGWSR girls’ basketball team here Thursday.

The Cougars, eighth-ranked in Class 1A in Thursday’s new state poll, dismantled No. 7 Janesville, 53-32.

The battle of the unbeatens belonged to AGWSR as the hosts owned leads of 16-7 after one quarter, 33-13 at the half and 48-17 through three. The Cougars are a perfect 10-0 with the 21-point win and the Wildcats slipped to 8-1.

“We have been looking at this game for some time,” said AGWSR coach Laurie Gann...

The full story appears in the Jan. 10 print and online editions of the Hampton Chronicle.