A longer court and the post-Christmas blues could have been issues.

The Union Grove High School girls basketball team made sure that neither one was.

After falling into an early 8-2 hole, the Broncos settled in and defeated Kenosha Bradford 62-42 in the Doctors of Physical Therapy Holiday Classic Tuesday at Carthage College in Kenosha.

“Bradford came out and played well,” Union Grove coach Rob Domagalski said. “But in the second half, we were a lot more aggressive and it was nice to see us pull away and win by 20 points.”

Brooklyn Bull led the Broncos (7-2) with 22 points. She went 8 for 14, including 4 for 8 from 3-point range, and also had four rebounds and four assists. Janelle Shiffler added 18 points, a team-high 12 rebounds and three blocked shots. And Alyssa Kus had nine points.

Union Grove rolled despite poor shooting. Not including Bull, the Broncos went just 10 for 40.

“These kinds of (holiday) tournaments are a wild card for everybody,” Domagalski said. “It’s always interesting to see which team is going to show up.”

Union Grove 62, Bradford 42

UNION GROVE (7-2)

Bull 8 2-4 22, Shiffler 5 8-8 18, Kus 3 3-3 9, Boettcher 0 3-6 3, Killberg 1 0-0 3, Weis 1 0-0 2, Clark 0 2-2 2, Rainey 0 3-8 3, Bianchi 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 21-33 62.

BRADFORD (1-6)

Strelow 6 0-0 13, DeBartelo 4 1-2 9, Barker 3 0-2 6, White 2 0-0 6, Lesavich 2 0-0 4, Scalzo 1 0-0 2, King 1 0-0 2. Totals 19 1-4 42.

Halftime—Union Grove 30, Bradford 24. 3-point goals— Bull 4, Killberg, White 2, Strelow. Total fouls—Union Grove 10, Bradford 18. Fouled out—Barker. Rebounds—Union Grove 44(Shiffler 12).

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ST. JOSEPH 60, CASE 48: Sidney Cooks, a 6-foot-4 Michigan State recruit, scored 30 points and St. Joseph defeated Case in a first-round game at the Christine Rathke Memorial Tournament at Franklin.

Cooks scored 15 points in the first half as the Lancers (4-1) took a 28-19 halftime lead.

“She made some mid-range shots, shot some ‘3s,’ and blocked about six or seven shots,” Case coach Wally Booker said. “She’s really good. I think she’s going to have a good career at Michigan State, where she’ll get pushed a little harder.”

The Eagles (2-5) had balanced scoring behind 15 points from Jasmine Malone, 10 from Janai Farr and nine from Deirdra Lambright, who also grabbed 10 rebounds.

While Case has yet to find itself, Booker sees progress.

“I really believe that we are getting a lot better,” he said. “I think before it’s all said and done, we’re going to be a good team. If my point guard (Malone) plays well, then we have a tendency to play well. We just have to get more consistent.”

Case continues tournament play Wednesday with a 1:45 p.m. consolation bracket semifinal against Germantown (7-1). Germantown lost 70-61 to Oshkosh Lourdes.

St. Joseph 60, Case 48

CASE (2-5)

Farr 3 3-11 10, Lawbright 4 1-2 9, Smith 3 0-0 6, Oliver 2 0-0 5, Malone 6 1-3 15, Riser 1 0-0 3, Trevino 0 0-0 0, Nwanosike 0 0-0 0. Totals 19 6-16 48.

ST. JOSEPH (4-1)

Cooks 11 7-7 30, Calahan 6 3-5 15, Roffers 2 0-0 5, Matrise 1 0-0 3, Cairo 1 1-2 3, Johnson 1 1-2 3, Collins 0 1-4 1. Totals 22 13-20 60.

Halftime—St. Joseph 28, Case 19. 3-point goals— Cooks, Matrise, Roffers, Malone 2, Riser, Farr, Oliver. Total fouls—St. Joseph 17, Case 18. 

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VINCENT 55, ST. CATHERINE’S 39: Emily Wentorf had 12 points and seven rebounds in St. Catherine’s loss to Milwaukee Vincent in the Milwaukee Vincent Holiday Classic.

“She played a tough game inside offensively and defensively,” St. Catherine’s coach Tom Molbeck said.

The Angels (2-5) were outscored 33-19 in the first half, during which Molbeck said they had trouble with turnovers against a strong Vincent defense.

Ariyah Brooks added eight points and eight rebounds for the Angels, who continue tournament play Wednesday with a 5 p.m. game against Milwaukee Washington.

Boys

PRAIRIE 81, LOURDES 45: The Hawks made it look easy, taking a 55-26 halftime lead and defeating Oshkosh Lourdes in the Rick Majerus Wisconsin Basketball Yearbook Shooutout at Concordia University in Mequon.

It was the fifth straight victory for Prairie (6-1), which went 35 for 50 (70 percent) from the floor.

Junior forward JC Butler was almost unstoppable, going 15 for 20 from the floor and 13 for 16 from the free-throw line. He finished with 32 points, eight rebounds, three steals, two blocks and two assists. He was named Player of the Game.

Another junior, guard Troy Mikaelian, went 9 for 12 from the floor, including 3 for 5 from 3-point range and finished with 21 points, seven assists and three rebounds.

The Hawks had 30 assists, 12 of which were by junior Logan Krekling.

“We got off to a great start,” Prairie coach Jason Atanasoff said. “Our young men shared the ball incredibly well, we shot lights out in the first half and I thought, for the most part, we were solid defensively.”

Atanasoff emptied his bench with 10 minutes left in the game, when Prairie led 75-32.

The Hawks continue play in the tournament Wednesday with a noon game against Kettle Moraine Lutheran.

Lourdes is 3-3.

Prairie 81, Oshkosh Lourdes 45

PRAIRIE (6-1)

Butler 15 0-0 32, Mikaelian 9 0-0 21, M. Krekling 2 1-1 6, L. Krekling 2 1-2 5, Coffman 2 0-0 5, Ladwig 1 2-2 4, Westman 1 0-0 2, May 1 0-0 2, Osiecki 1 0-0 2, Polzin 1 0-0 2, Stafford 0 0-0 0, Eckert 0 0-0 0.  Totals 35 4-6 81.

OSHKOSH LOURDES (3-4)

Huizenga 5 2-2 13, Noone 3 2-2 11, Kennebeck 3 0-0 6, Lee 2 1-1 5, Zafke 2 0-0 4, Scibold 1 0-0 3, Ryan 1 0-0 2, McCue 0 1-2 1. Totals 17 6-7 45.

Halftime—Prairie 55, Lourdes 26. 3-point goals—Mikaelian 3, Butler 2, Coffman, M. Krekling, Noone 2, Huizenga, Scibold. Total fouls—Prairie 7, Lourdes 7.  Rebounds—Prairie 28 (Butler 8).

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BURLINGTON 82, BRADFORD 74: The Demons went 33 for 38 from the free-throw line and defeated Kenosha Bradford in the Doctors of Physical Therapy Holiday Classic at Carthage College.

Leading the way for the Demons (3-3) was Luke Geiger, who went 12 for 12 from the free-throw line and scored 28 points. Nick Klug added 23 points.

De’Monte Nelson, a 5-11 junior guard who averages 19.7 points, led Bradford (3-4) with 38 points.

“We got off to a rocky start,” Burlington coach Steve Berezowitz said. “But we were able to control (Nelson) a little better in the second half.”

Burlington 82, Bradford 74

BURLINGTON (3-3)

Geiger 6 12-12 28, Klug 7 8-10 23, Tully 1 1-2 3, S. Safar 2 4-5 8, L. Safar 4 3-4 12, Pesick 2 0-0 4, George 0 4-4 4. Totals 24 32-37 82.

BRADFORD (3-4)

Nelson 16 5-6 38, Bell 4 4-4 12, Borden 4 1-1 11, Williams 1 0-0 2, Parkinson 2 0-0 4, Wittkowske 1 0-0 3, Washington 1 0-0 2. Totals 30 11-12 74.

Halftime—Bradford 39, Burlington 34. 3-point goals—Klug, L. Safar, Geiger 2, Nelson 2, Wittkowske, Borden 2. Total fouls—Burlington 17, Bradford 27. Fouled out—Glass. Rebounds—Burlington unavailable (Klug 7).

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