Middleton's girls rout Madison West

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Rob Reischel
Sitori Tanin and Middleton's girls basketball team downed Madison West on Jan. 19./Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld

The layoff was barely noticeable.

The rust factor was minimal.

Middleton’s girls basketball team, which had a 10-day break, returned to the court on Jan. 19 and routed visiting Madison West, 71-29.

Senior center Hannah Flottmeyer led the way with 21 points and 15 rebounds, while junior forward Sitori Tanin added 17 points and 14 rebounds.

The Cardinals improved to 10-5 overall and 8-2 in the Big Eight Conference, one-game behind league-leading Sun Prairie in the loss column. West fell to 1-14, 0-11.

“West was a good game for us to get back into action after a 10-day layoff,” Middleton coach Jeff Kind said. “We had a little rust to shake off in the first half after exam week and the long break, but after we got going, we did some good things.”

They sure did.

Middleton, which can make a living with its pressure defense, played the entire game without pressing to work on its man to man defense.

“We are seeing some improvement in our fundamentals and intensity,” Kind said. 

The Cardinals were also more fluid and efficient offensively. Middleton built a 31-17 halftime lead, then ran away and hid in the second half.

“We made some strides in our discipline and spacing offensively,” Kind said. “In the second half, we did a good job getting to the basket and to the free throw line. We did a good job with our size advantage with Hannah and Sitori both registering double doubles.”

Middleton, which has also struggled with turnovers throughout the year, protected the ball much better. Senior point guard Charlotte Dunn was outstanding and the Cardinals handled the ball much better than in recent weeks.

“Charlotte had one of her best games getting us into our offense and starting our sets,” Kind said. “Hopefully it was a good tune-up for a couple big games this week.”

 

Jan. 19

Middleton 71, Madison West 29

Madison West …….. 17 12 — 29

Middleton ……………….. 31 40 — 71

MADISON WEST — Jankovich 2 0-0 5, Brown 3 0-0 6, Fleming 2 0-0 5, Mueller 0 1-1 1, Culver 2 0-0 4, Kettleson 2 0-0 4, Zidani 1 0-1 2, Sullivan 1 0-0 2. Totals 13 1-2 29.

MIDDLETON — Schwartz 1 0-0 2, Hodson 2 0-0 6, Tanin 7 3-6 17, Roquet 0 5-8 5, Coleman 2 3-4 8, Bursac 2 0-0 4, Dunn 2 3-4 7, Accola 1 0-0 2, Flottmeyer 8 4-9 21. Totals 25 18-31 71.

3-point goals — MID 3 (Hodson 2, Coleman 1); MW 2 (Fleming, Jankovich). Total fouls — MID 11; MW 21. Fouled out —Brown, Kettleson

 

 

 

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