2/15/2013 11:11:00 AM RHS gets nice win at Janesville
by Mike Dalton
The RHS girls basketball team picked up an impressive road win Tuesday night, beating Janesville 72-61 on their home court.
Randolph had its highest scoring output of the season, and the offense was firing for most of the night. They led 33-17 at the break.
RHS scored 39 points in the 2nd half, and they needed all of those as Janesville stormed back to make it a ballgame. Both teams made 19 field goals, so it really came down to free throws, coach Mike Haase said. Randolph made 28 of 48 from the line.
Jenny Werner had a career-best 18 points to go with seven rebounds and three assists, and Madi Taylor had 17 points, including 11 of 14 from the free throw line, and six rebounds. Jami Kusilek added 11 points and played great defense. Abby Meyer had seven points and six rebounds, and scored all her points near the end of the game. Ashleigh Dralle scored six points and had some good assists, Kelsie Jo Endres had five points, and Breanna Wille had three. Carolyn Meyer had three points but pulled down nine rebounds with four assists, and Sami Bey had two points.
A big key was limiting turnovers; the Rockets had only 15. "Playing that aggressively, but remaining in control of the ball is a great recipe for success," Haase said.
Randolph continued to improve on offense Friday, despite losing to New Richland 94-36.
"We only scored 19 the first time we played them," noted Haase. "They are a phenomenal team, with junior Carley Wagner committing to the Gophers this past week."
Taylor had nine points, Werner six, Carolyn Meyer five, Taylor Bickman four, Bey and Wille three, and Abby Meyer, Endres and Dralle two each.
The Rockets were at Medford Tuesday. They wrap up the regular season by hosting Waterville on Friday, Feb. 15.