March 09, 2011 | 03:23 PMTuesday night marked the beginning of girls area playoff basketball.
While Williams Bay and Faith Christian both lost in Division 5 contests, Big Foot pulled off a slight upset against Rock Valley South foe Orfordville-Parkview.
The sixth-seeded Chiefs took to the road and knocked off the third-seeded Vikings, 60-49, thanks to a game-high 24 points from senior Courtney Spangler. Big Foot took a commanding 36-24 halftime lead and held on for the solid victory. Big Foot hit six threes in the game, led by Spangler's three. Brittani Isham added 13 points including two three-pointers.
Now, the Chiefs (6-17) will travel to second-seeded Brodhead (15-7), another RVC South rival, Friday night in a Division 3 regional final.
Check the March 17 edition of the Regional News for more from these games.
Here are Tuesday's scores:
(6) Big Foot 60, (3) Parkview 49
(4) Trinity Academy 53, (5) Williams Bay 41
Playing in Pewaukee, the Bay girls were tied 13-13 after the first quarter before the Sentinels pulled away with a 33-13 advantage in the second and third quarters.
The Bay finished the season 6-17.
Senior Stephanie Tadje led the Bulldogs with 17 points and seven steals. Also, Josie Bauscher tallied 13 points and grabbed 16 rebounds. Claire Canda chipped in 10 points.
(2) Lake Country Lutheran 52, (7) Faith Christian 18
Host Lutheran jumped out to an 18-3 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.
The Lady Eagles ended their season with a 8-11 record.
Suzanne Knudtson paced the Eagles with five points.