Knights fall to Bulldogs, top Hawks

Published 12:22 am Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Alden-Conger's Brittany Waters gains control of the ball after a steal in the first half of the Knights' 60-50 loss to JWP Monday in their first game at the Janesville Rotary Classic in Janesville. -- Zach Hacker/Waseca County News

JANESVILLE – Alden-Conger’s Taylor Martin scored 20 points on back-to-back nights Monday and Tuesday as the Knights girls’ basketball team went 1-1 in the Rotary Classic in Janesville.

The Knights (4-4) lost 60-50 to Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton on Monday after trailing 24-28 at halftime.

Martin had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Nicole Schultz chipped in 13 points.

On the second day of the Rotary Classic, the Knights overcame a 23-20 halftime deficit to beat Madelia 40-37.

Martin scored 20 points and added 10 rebounds while Ariel Keller scored five points and grabbed a team-high 22 rebounds.

“We got the ball to her and she knows what to do with it,” Knights head coach Gary Newman said of Martin.

Brittany Waters added six points.

The Knights play again Thursday, Jan. 6 against Medford in Alden.