Janesville J-Hawks: 2011-12 Season News

Friday, January 13
J-Hawks hit the road.
The J-Hawks competed at Augustana College last weekend at the MGBA Classic tournament.  They opened pool play against the St. Louis Lady Celtics.  St. Louis jumped out to a 9-2 lead early, forcing the J-Hawks to call timeout with 7:50 to play in the half.  Janesville ripped off 6 points over the next minute to close to within one and St. Louis taking a timeout.  The J-Hawks took their first lead, 10-9, at the 6:15 mark of the 1st half on a free throw by Delaney Schoenenberger.  After trading free throws, the Lady Celtics scored 7 points to just 2 for the J-Hawks (a basket by Annie Schumacher).  Kendyl Richards added a free throw with 2 seconds left in the half closing the St. Louis lead to 3 at the break, 14-17.  Brooke Nunn opened the scoring for Janesville in the second half cutting the Lady Celtics' lead to one.  The teams traded baskets before St. Louis opened a 5 point advantage with 9:54 remaining.  Richards drained a 3-pointer and Schoenenberger added a layup off a fast break to tie the game at 25 with 5:23 to go.  On the next play, Richards stole the ball and found Nunn under the basket for an easy layup.  The J-Hawk defense stepped up and on their next possession, Nunn scored 3 from the left wing.  St. Louis ended the Janesville 10-point run with a basket before Nunn came down the court and drained another 3, forcing another Lady Celtic timeout with 4:01 to play and the J-Hawks up 33-27.  The Lady Celtics were forced to foul down the stretch, but the J-Hawks sank 4 free throws in the closing minute to seal the victory, 39-34.  Nunn led all scorers 15, while Schoenenberger added 10.
  The second game in pool play pitted the J-Hawks against the Quad City Ballers.  QC jumped out to a 4-1 lead, with the J-Hawks only point coming off a Delaney Schoenenberger free throw.  Brenna Steed knocked down a jumper from the left wing and Julia Whitcomb added a layup at the 11:20 mark, giving Janesville a 5-4 lead.  The J-Hawks then went ice cold over the next 5 minutes, while QC rattled off 7 straight points to lead 11-5.  Whitcomb broke the seal on the hoop when she sank a free throw.  That was followed by a layup by Schoenenberger, cutting the Ballers' lead to 3.  Janesville then went another 5 minutes without a point, yet held QC to just 3 more.  Brooke Nunn sank a basket just before halftime, but the J-Hawks trailed 10-14.  Sierra Gorman scored for Janesville off a curl just 30 seconds into the second half, but the J-Hawks then went another 8 minutes before knocking down another field goal.  During that stretch, the Ballers outscored Janesville 9-2 (a pair of free throws from Whitcomb), to extend their lead to 23-14.  After a Kennedy Knopes shot, QC sank another basket, making the score 25-16.  Janesville then mounted another one of their second half comebacks.  Schoenenberger scored on a runner and Kendyl Richards sank a layup.  Annie Schumacher made another basket for the J-Hawks and Sierra Gorman got a steal and layup to cut the Quad City lead to one, 25-24, with 2 minutes to play.  Neither team was able to score as the clock was winding down.  Janesville had the ball with 34 seconds left and ran good offense.  Richards was able to get off a shot with 14 ticks left, but it was blocked.  The Ballers got the ball back and the J-Hawks fouled with 7 seconds left.  QC sank both free throws to extend their lead, 27-24.  The J-Hawks looked for a 3 on their final possession, but Quad City deflected the ball out of bounds with 1 second left.  Janesville began to run their play, but the official didn't fully hand the ball to the inbounder.  Schoenenberger threw up a desperation 3 that fell just short, handing the J-Hawks just their 3rd loss of the year, 27-24.  All but 1 player scored for Janesville, led by Schoenenberger and Whitcomb with 5 points each.
  The J-Hawks opponent in the final game of pool play was the Premier Gray team from Bettendorf, IA.  Janesville scored 11 straight points, including 4 from Sierra Gorman over the first 10 minutes before Premier scored.  Delaney Schoenenberger scored her fourth point of the half on a layup immediately following the PG score.  Janesville then went through a 5 minute drought, but Brenna Steed scored 4 points to close out the half, giving the J-Hawks a 17-2 lead at the break.  Janesville failed to score during the first 6 minutes of the second half, but Premier Gray managed just one basket.  Annie Schumacher sank a basket at the 10:13 mark to start the scoring for Janesville.  The J-Hawks rattled off 10 more points in the half while holding PG scoreless, winning by a final score of 29-4 to earn the #6 seed in bracket play.  Schoenenberger had 6 points, Schumacher had 5, while four other J-Hawks finished with 4 points each.
  Single elimination bracket play had the sixth-seeded J-Hawks rematch against the #3 seed Quad City Ballers.  QC opened scoring with a free throw a minute into the game.  Brenna Steed scored 3 straight points to kick-start the J-Hawks.  QC answered with a basket.  Two minutes went by before Julia Whitcomb scored on a nice post move.  The Ballers answered with a 3 to take a 6-5 lead.  The teams then traded baskets before Delaney Schoenenberger tied the game at 8 on a free throw with 7:25 left in the first half.  QC scored before Schoenenberger tied the game again at 10.  The teams then traded baskets the rest of the half, with the J-Hawks leading 18-16 at the break.  Determined to continue on in the bracket, the J-Hawks came out with guns blazing in the second half, scoring 7 straight, and extending their lead to 9 and forcing the Ballers to call time out.  QC scored, but Annie Schumacher made a basket and Whitcomb sank a free throw with 7:56 left.  The J-Hawks cooled down, going 7 minutes without another point, but held the Ballers to just 3 in that stretch.  Quad City was forced to foul in the final minute, but the J-Hawks downed 4 free throws and another basket off a missed free throw to seal the victory, 34-23.  Schoenenberger led all scorers with 13.  Whitcomb added 5.
   The semi-finals had the J-Hawks tip-off versus the host team, #2-seeded Moline Wilson.  Neither team scored right away, but 3 minutes in, Annie Schumacher managed to drain a free throw for the J-Hawks.  Janesville then struggled to get the ball in the basket as Moline scored 7 straight over a 9 minute stretch.  Delaney Schoenenberger hit a runner in the lane with 3:30 left in the half, cutting Wilson's lead to 4.  Moline responded with 2 more baskets in the final minute of the half to lead 11-3 at the break.  It was the lowest first half output by the J-Hawks all year.  Janesville pulled themselves together in the second session.  The J-Hawks went on a 10-2 run, paced by Schumacher's 6 points, in the first 5 minutes of the second half to tie the game at 13.  Once again, defense spurred the run as the J-Hawks' press forced a number of Moline turnovers.  Wilson scored with 7 minutes to play, but Bree Porter scored just 10 seconds later to tie the game once again at 15.  Moline then sand 2 buckets, pulling ahead by 4.  Schoenenberger made 2 free throws, followed by a great defensive stop on a 5-second call.  Kendyl Richards made Wilson pay by draining a 3 point shot from the wing to give the J-Hawks a 20-19 lead with 3:20 to play.  The comeback fell just short however, as Janesville was unable to score the rest of the way, while Moline scored 5 points in the final 3 minutes to win, 24-20.  Schoenenberger led the J-Hawks with 8 points, Schumacher chipped in 7.
  Janesville's record moves to 27-4 on the year.


Wednesday, January 11
J-Hawks fininsh second!!
The Janesville J-Hawks took to their "home" court on New Year's Eve to compete in the Rebel Basketball Tournament in Janesville.  The 5-team tournament included teams from Iowa and Illinois as well as 3 from Wisconsin.
  The J-Hawks opened the tourney against Stoughton.  Janesville was sluggish to start out, trailing 8-2 early on.  After two baskets by Delaney Schoenenberger, a layup by Sierra Gorman off an Annie Schumacher steal and a deep 2-point shot by Brooke Nunn, the J-Hawks cut the Stoughton lead to 2, 12-10, midway through the first half.  However, it took the J-Hawks another 9 minutes before they would score another point, a layup by Julia Whitcomb.  Janesville was lucky during that stretch though, as they gave up just 4 points.  The J-Hawks added another 8 points over the final 1:40, including a coast-to-coast drive by Nunn, yet trailed Stoughton by 5 at the break, 25-20.  Stoughton extended their lead to 7 by scoring quickly to open the second half.  The J-Hawk defense finally came alive in the second half, as did their shooting.  During a 5 minute spurt, Nunn and Kennedy Knopes combined for 9 points to give the J-Hawks their first lead of the game, 29-28.  Schumacher then grabbed a loose ball and drove the length of the court to score, pushing Janesville's lead to 3 with 13 minutes to go in the game.  The J-Hawk lead increased to 10 by the 6:26 mark after a steal and lay up by Bree Porter, forcing Stoughton to take a timeout.  Coming out of the time out, Gorman drained a long shot from the right corner and Kaitlyn Foster added a layup pushing the J-Hawk lead to 14 with 5 minutes remaining.  Stoughton mounted a comeback in the closing minutes, outscoring the J-Hawks 7-2 (a basket by Brenna Steed), but it was not enough as Janesville held on to win, 47-40.  Nunn led all scorers with 14 points, Schoenenberger added 6.
  The second game of the day was against a team from Maquoketa, IA.  The J-Hawks jumped out quickly in this game as Delaney Schoenenberger and Brooke Nunn scored early.  Kaitlyn Foster added a basket off an inbound pass giving the J-Hawks a 6-2 lead.  Maquoketa scored again to cut the lead to 2, but Nunn drained back-to-back 3-point shots to push Janesville's lead to 8, 12-4, forcing a timeout by Maquoketa.  The opponents scored a basket, but Nunn sank 2 free throws and Foster scored the J-Hawks third triple of the game, giving Janesville a 17-6 advantage.  The teams went back and forth trading baskets the rest of the half with the final bucket coming off a turn around jumper in the lane by Schoenenberger with .8 seconds remaining.  The J-Hawks led 22-11 at the break.  Maquoketa sank 2 free throws early in the second session, but the J-Hawks answered with another 3 from Foster.  Janesville's offense then began to sputter as they went 9 minutes without a score.  Annie Schumacher broke the drought with a basket at the 9:51 mark, giving Janesville a 27-19 lead.  Maquoketa could get no closer than 7 the rest of the way.  The J-Hawks came away with the win, 35-27.  Nunn once again led all scorers with 14 points, Schoenenberger and Foster chipped in 10 and 8, respectively.
  The afternoon session pitted the J-Hawks against a team from Rockton, IL.  Rockton scored quickly to open the game, but Kendyl Richards tied it up on a layup.  Rockton scored again quickly on a 3 from the top of the key, but the J-Hawks responded with another bucket by Richards and 2 baskets from Brooke Nunn.  The opponents scored again before Janesville went on a 9-0 run.  Julia Whitcomb scored 6 points in that stretch, while Kaitlyn Foster added a basket and Brenna Steed chipped in a free throw.  Rockton responded with a 7-2 run of their own, cutting the Janesville lead to 5, 19-14, with 5 to play in the half.  The J-Hawks added a basket by Delaney Schoenenberger and 5 free throws to talk a 27-19 advantage into the break.  Bree Porter opened the second half with an old-school 3 point play on a drive to the hoop and a free throw, pushing the J-Hawks lead to 11.  Janesville then went 5 minutes before scoring again, but went on a 15-3 tear to blow the game open.  The J-Hawks got points from 5 different players in that stretch and led by 20, 45-25.  Rockton closed the game with a 7-2 run, but it was not enough as the J-Hawks won, 47-32.  Richards, Nunn and Whitcomb paced Janesville with 9 points each.
  The Championship game pitted Janesville against Barneveld.  Both teams were 3-0 on the day.  The J-Hawks came out shooting.  Kendyl Richards sank a pair of 3's.  Brooke Nunn added another 3 plus a layup and Delaney Schoenenberger chipped in a basket to take a 13-4 advantage early.  Barneveld then ripped off 13 straight points over the next 7 minutes to lead, 17-13.  Schoenenberger cut the Lady Eagle lead to 2 with a short jumper at the 8:14 mark.  However, Barneveld extended their lead, going on another 11-1 run in the next 7 minutes to lead by 12.  The J-Hawks trailed by 11 at the break, 31-20.  Janesville trailed by 16 with 12 minutes to play, but would not give up.  The defense stepped it up and the hot shooting had returned!  Annie Schumacher sank a 3-pointer, Richards stole the ball for a lay-up and a free throw and Nunn banked in a 3, cutting the Lady Eagle lead to 10 with 7 to play.  Janesville called timeout then proceeded with the scoring tear.  Nunn drilled another 3, Schoenenberger made a layup and Bree Porter drained another 3 to cut the Barneveld lead to 2, 45-43, with 2:07 to play.  The J-Hawks were then forced to foul as Barneveld went into a stall.  Trailing by 5 with 37 seconds left, Richards hit a jumper and the J-Hawks used their final timeout.  Barneveld sank another free throw before Porter made a layup with 7.4 remaining.  With the J-Hawks down by 2, and needing the ball back to score, they couldn't manage to foul until 1 second remained.  Barneveld made 1 free throw as Janesville's final heave to tie the game at the end fell short.  Janesville lost just their second game of the year, 50-47.  Nunn led the J-Hawks with 17 points while Richards added 11. 
  The J-Hawks take their 24-2 record to Augustana College in Illinois this coming weekend.


Saturday, December 10
J-Hawks continue winning ways !!
  The J-Hawks competed in the 6-team Oostburg "Hoop It Up" tournament this past weekend.  They opened pool play against Pewaukee.  Janesville dominated the game from the start, opening up a double digit lead by halftime, 27-15.  The defense played well, limiting Pewaukee to just 5 field goals.  The J-Hawks continued to dominate on defense by not allowing 1 basket in the second session, holding Pewaukee to just 5 points all from the charity stripe.  On offense, the J-Hawk attack was well balanced as all but one of the players scored.  Janesville won the game 45-20.  Delaney Schoenenberger led all scorers with 14 points, including 12 in the first half, while Brooke Nunn poured in 9 (6 in the second half).
  The second game, against Germantown, was almost the opposite of the first - a bit sloppy, with a number of missed shots and turnovers.  Janesville managed just 7 points in the first half with baskets from Kendyl Richards, Kennedy Knopes and Kaitlyn Foster and a free throw from Brenna Steed, yet trailed by just 1 point at the break, 8-7.  The second half Janesville continued to trail, putting Germantown at the free throw line 6 times.  The J-Hawks were down by 5, 21-16, with less than a minute to go when Delaney Schoenenberger put back a layup off a missed 3-point attempt.  Germantown, up by 3, tried to work the clock, but turned the ball over with not much time remaining.  Janesville came down the court and got the ball to Richards in the corner.  She drained a step-back 3 point shot with just a few ticks left to send the game into overtime, 21-21.  Both Janesville and Germantown continued to struggle getting the ball in the basket, but Richards came to the rescue once again.  After getting fouled hard and knocked to the ground, she went to the free throw line for 2 shots.  She missed the first, but sank the second, giving the J-Hawks a 1 point lead, 22-21, with just a few seconds remaining once again.  Janesville fell back on defense while Germantown forced up a long shot as time expired, handing the J-Hawks their second win of the day and sending them to bracket play with a number 1 seed.  Richards and Schoenenberger led all scorers with 6 points each.
  In bracket play, the #1 seeded J-Hawks opened against the other pool's #2 seed, South Milwaukee.  Janesville's aggressive defense sent their opponents to the line 7 times in the first half, but South Milwaukee managed to just get 2 points from the stripe, on 2-11 shooting.  The J-Hawks meanwhile poured in 6 baskets plus a free throw to take a 13-6 advantage at the half.  The second half was more of the same, with the J-Hawks making a number of baskets and going 5-7 on free throws, while limiting their opponents to just 3 baskets and an 0-5 mark from the line.    Janesville came away with the victory, 28-14.  Schoenenberger led scorers for the 3rd straight game with 8.  Bree Porter added 7 for the J-Hawks.
  The J-Hawks final game of the day was for the Championship versus Mequon.  Mequon opened up a quick lead thanks to 7 points from their point guard.  The J-Hawks made some defensive adjustments, with Kendyl Richards and Kaitlyn Foster now pestering the guard, yet trailed by 1 at halftime, 13-12.  Janesville's defense continued to frustrate the Mequon team as they held their opponents to just 2 second half baskets and a free throw.  Meanwhile, Janesville poured in 5 shots and went 7-9 from the free throw line in the second half, dominating the scoreboard and winning their 4th championship of the year by a final of 29-19.  Schoenenberger was in double digits again, pouring in 12 while Annie Schumacher added 7 for Janesville.
  Janesville's record now moves to 16-1 on the year.  They play again in Deerfield, WI on Dec. 17.


Tuesday, November 22
J-Hawks cruise to third championship of the season!
 The Jhawks cruised to their 3rd tournament championship of the year when they went 3-0 at Pardeeville. Their first game was against Oshkosh Lourdes. Janesville jumped out to a 14-3 halftime lead behind a balanced scoring attack. Five Jhawks scored in that stretch. They exploded for 25 second half points and won their first game 39-10. Kaitlyn Foster poured in 11 points for the Jhawks. Kendyl Richards and Julia Whitcomb each chipped in 6.
The second game pitted Janesville against the squad from Middleton. Once again, the Jhawks jumped out to an early lead. They were ahead by a 17 point margin at the break, 22-5. The second half was a bit more even, as the Jhawks outscored Middleton by just 1 point. Janesville won by a final of 36-18. Bree Porter led the Jhawks with 7 points, while Delaney Schoenenberger tossed in 6.
The final game of the tournament had the Jhawks tipping off against Mayville. The Jhawk defense wreaked havoc on their opponent, forcing a number of turnovers. Janesville led 25-6 at intermission. Janesville coasted to victory, winning 47-19. Schoenenberger led all scorers with 10 points, her 6th double figure scoring output of the year. Porter added 8, while Foster and Sierra Gorman added 6 points a piece.


Wednesday, November 9
J-Hawks improve to 9-1 with championship!
 The Janesville J-Hawks won their second tournament of the year at the Sycamore Fury Tip-Off Classic, held in Sycamore, IL, on Saturday, Nov. 5.
  The J-Hawks opened the tournament versus the hosts.  Janesville used its aggressive defense and combined 14 first half points by Delaney Schoenenberger and Brooke Nunnto to open up a 21-12 lead.  Sycamore answered in the second half with 2 quick buckets to cut Janesville's lead to 5.  Nunn drained a 3 and Schoenenberger scored off an offensive rebound to push the J-Hawk advantage to 10.  Sierra Gorman knocked down a jumper in the lane and Kaitlyn Foster added a free throw followed by a layup off her second attempt adding Janesville's lead.  Janesville then spread out their offense to pull the Fury out of their zone and killed a few minutes off the clock.  The J-Hawks won the game, 34-20.  Schoenenberger led all scorers with 12 points and Nunn added 10.
  The second game pitted the J-Hawks against the Kaneland Silver Stars.  The Stars opened the scoring with a free throw and then they traded baskets with the J-Hawks until Delaney Schoenenberger tied the game at 9 with a free throw of her own.  Sierra Gorman drained a 3 pointer to give Janesville a 12-9 lead with 4 minutes to go in the first half, but Kaneland answered with 10 straight points, taking a 19-12 lead.  Kennedy Knopes cut the Silver Star lead to 5 at the half with a runner as the clock wound down.  The J-Hawks made some halftime adjustments and came out on fire, tying the game at 19 on a turn around jumper by Annie Schumacher.  Kaneland answered with a bucket and the J-Hawks started to press.  Brooke Nunn sank a shot to tie it up at 21, stole the ball off the press then hit a layup to go up by 2.  The Silver Stars sank 2 free throws, once again tying the game at 23.  Schoenenberger scored a bucket and Schumacher stole the ball and hit Schoeneberger for a second basket, giving the J-Hawks a 27-23 advantage and forcing Kaneland to take a timeout with 4:15 remaining.  Schoenenberger sank a free throw and the J-Hawks forced a Kaneland turnover when Kaitlyn Foster took a charge.  Nunn made another free throw, pushing the J-Hawk lead to 6, 29-23.  Kaneland scored on a layup, but turned the ball over when Schumacher once again made a steal with 30 seconds to go.  The J-Hawks outscored the Silver Stars, 17-6 in the second half to win their semi-final, 31-25.
  The championship game had the J-Hawks squaring off against the Burlington Blast.  Janesville came out flat, allowing Burlington to score 8 of the first 10 points of the game.  The J-Hawks came storming back with baskets by Kennedy Knopes, Kaitlyn Foster (off a steal), Brenna Steed (off a Bree Porter steal) and Brooke Nunn to tie the game at 10.  Delaney Schoenenberger gave Janesville the lead on a reverse layup and Nunn added a basket off a pass from Annie Schumacher, forcing the Blast to take a time out with 9:37 left in the first half.  Burlington scored out of the time out, but Knopes scored 4 straight points to push the J-Hawk lead back to 6, 18-12.  Burlington then had a spurt of their own, scoring 7 points, while only allowing baskets from Porter and Julia Whitcomb.  Janesville went into halftime with a 24-21 lead.  The Blast scored first to open the second half, cutting the J-Hawk lead to 1.  Schoenenberger answered for the Janesville, scoring 5 straight points.  Foster added a basket, but Burlington would not go away, scoring baskets of their own to pull within 2, 31-29.  Foster added a free throw and Schoenenberger added another 2 baskets before the Blast scored.  Schumacher hit a 12-footer from the right corner and Knopes added a layup off a fast break, giving the J-Hawks a 9 point lead and forcing Burlington to use another timeout with 8:34 to go.  The J-Hawks then forced 2 turnovers, but failed to capitalize on either one.  The Blast scored, making the score 40-33 before Sierra Gorman hit a short jumper.  Janesville then milked the clock, adding a free throw from Kendyl Richards to win the game and the Tip-Off title, 43-35.  Every one of the J-Hawks contributed to the score, led by Schoenenberger's 13 points (9 in the second half) and Knopes 8 points (6 in the first). 
  The win now give the J-Hawks a 9-1 mark on the year.


E.C. Tip off
Sunday, October 30
J-Hawks support breast cancer awarness!
    The Janesville J-Hawks traveled for the UW-Eau Claire Eagles Tip Off Basketball Tournament on October 22-23.  They opened tournament play against the Eau Claire Hurricanes team.  Delaney Schoenenberger gave the J-Hawks their only lead of the game with a single free throw 2 minutes into the game.  Over the next 8 minutes, the Hurricanes used their height advantage to build a 6-1 lead before Brooke Nunn drained a short jumper.  It took the J-Hawks another 6 minutes to score again, with Nunn once again coming to the rescue with a floating 3-point shot.  However, by then it was already too late as Eau Claire had built a double digit lead, 16-6.  The Hurricanes tacked on 6 more points before the half.  The J-Hawks didn't give up, starting the second half trading baskets with the hosts until the mid-way point.  They trailed 29-15 following a lay up by Julia Whitcomb, assisted by Annie Schumacher.  Janesville only managed 2 free throws from Kendyl Richards the remainder of the game and lost 41-17.  Nunn led the J-Hawks with 7 points and Whitcomb added 4.
    They shook off the affects from the loss and came back fired up for their second game of the tournament against Chippewa Falls Red.  The J-Hawks traded baskets with the Red from the start on layups from Delaney Schoenenberger and Sierra Gorman.  Janesville then went up by 3, but Chippewa Falls ripped off 5 straight points.  Julia Whitcomb tied the game at 9 with 5:15 left in the first half, then came up big on defense with a block, leading to a fast break layup for the J-Hawks and an 11-9 lead.  The Red closed to one, 11-10, before Whitcomb made another layup for the J-Hawks.  Chippewa Falls fought back, taking the lead with 20 seconds left in the first session.  Janesville kept their composure and Kendyl Richards drained a 3 pointer with 8 seconds left to give the J-Hawks an 18-15 lead at the break.  The second half opened with good defense by both teams.  Neither team scored for the first 4 minutes of the period until Chippewa Falls stole the ball and coasted in for an easy layup, one of only two field goals that Janesville would give up in the second half.  Bree Porter answered for Janesville, knocking down a 3-point shot.  Brooke Nunn, Kennedy Knopes and Brenna Steed each scored as the J-Hawks slowly built their lead to 27-19, with 2 minutes to play.  At this point, Chippewa Falls began to foul, but Porter, Nunn and Richards each sank 2 free throws to hold them off.  Schoenenberger put the nail in the coffin with her block of the Red's last shot just before the buzzer sounded.  Janesville won the game by 10 points, 33-23.  Nunn led Janesville with 6 points, while Porter and Richards chipped in 5 each.
    The third game of the day had the J-Hawks coming out in their pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month!  The girls warmed up with pink colored tournament shirts as well as pink shoelaces and headbands.  They were definitely fired up to support those stricken with the disease, as the J-Hawks dominated their opponents, the Eau Claire Volunteers Blue squad, the entire game.  Kennedy Knopes scored on the opening tip.  That score was followed by a steal and lay up by Kendyl Richards and a put back by Annie Schumacher before the Volunteers were able to score.  Brenna Steed knocked in a shot that was followed by another J-Hawk steal by Brooke Nunn, leading to another Knopes lay up.  Nunn scored a basket of her own, giving the J-Hawks a double digit lead just 7 minutes into the game, 12-2.  Janesville let up their swarming defense, coasting to a 21-5 advantage at intermission.  Janesville opened the second half with a 16-0 run, milking 13 minutes off the clock before Eau Claire managed to put the ball in the basket.  The J-Hawks cruised to an easy 43-9 victory to end the day with a 2-1 mark.  Every J-Hawk scored in the contest, led by Delaney Schoenenberger's 11 points.
    Janesville had just one game on Sunday, a rematch against Stevens Point, who they played the week prior.  Stevens Point scored quickly, just 30 second into the contest.  They also forced the J-Hawks into a number of turnovers, yet failed to capitalize.  Neither team scored for just under 7 minutes.  Janesville cracked the seal on the basket at the 10:35 mark on a put-back by Julia Whitcomb.  The J-Hawks proceeded to score twice more before Stevens Point cut their lead to 2, 6-4.  Kennedy Knopes dumped in 2 free throws and a jumper along with a basket by Brooke Nunn, giving Janesville a 12-6 half-time lead.  Baskets by Delaney Schoenenberger and Kendyl Richards pushed the J-Hawk lead to 10 early in the second half.  Annie Schumacher had a beautiful drive thru traffic for a lay up, followed by a terrific pass to a backdoor cutting Bree Porter with 6:29 to go, pushing the J-Hawk lead to 16 at 24-8.  Stevens Point went on a 5-2 run over the next 2 minutes, but it was too late.  The J-Hawks were victorious once again, 32-15.  All the Janesville teammates scored for the second straight game, led by Schoenenberger and Porter's 6 points each.  Richards added 4 points and 5 steals. 


Wednesday, October 19
J-Hawks Start the season with a Championship!
The Janesville J-Hawks opened their 2011-12 season with a perfect 3-0 record at the Friday Night Main Event, held in Stoughton.  The J-Hawks opened the year against Stevens Point.  Stevens Point scored off the opening tip, but the J-Hawks answered with 6 straight points.  Janesville held their lead until the 1:18 mark in the first half when Stevens Point tied the game at 9.  Janesville took the lead for good on a lay up by Brooke Nunn just seconds later.  The J-Hawks then traded baskets with their opponent before heading into halftime with a 13-11 lead.  They extended their lead to 8 with a 6-0 run to open the second half.  Their defense held Stevens Point without a score for almost 9 minutes.  The closest Stevens Point would get after that was 5 points with 3 minutes to go.  The J-Hawks came away with a 23-18 win.  Nunn and Julia Whitcomb each had 6 points to lead all players in scoring.
    Janesville's second game was against AAU team Wisconsin Academy.  The J-Hawk press once again caused trouble for the opponents, as Janesville jumped out to a 9-4 lead, sparked by a 3-point play by Delaney Schoenenberger.  Wisconsin Academy came storming back with a 6-0 run of their own to take a 10-9 lead before Brenna Steed hit a lay up with 3:29 to go in the half.  Sierra Gorman drilled a long 2 from the top of the key and Bree Porter added a steal and lay up to push the J-Hawk lead back to 5 with 2:45 remaining in the first session.  Once again, the teams traded buckets down the stretch before Wisconsin Academy tossed in a bucket to beat the first half buzzer, cutting Janesville's lead to 3, 19-16.  Nunn quickly scored to open the second half, draining a 15-footer from the left baseline.  The J-Hawks then went 8 minutes without a field goal, scoring just 2 points off of free throws.  After a Schoenenberger floater, the J-Hawks then went another 4 minutes without a score, allowing Wisconsin Academy to cut the lead to 1 with just over 4 minutes to play.  Kendyl Richards made a lay-up with 2 minutes remaining, giving Janesville a 3 point advantage, 27-23.  The J-Hawks sank 6 of 8 free throws down the stretch to hold off their opponents and win by a final of 33-28.  Schoenenberger led all scorers with 12 points, while Porter added 6.
    The J-Hawks final game was versus Oregon.  Although the Tigers were the first to score, the J-Hawks went on a 15-2 run over the next 9 minutes.  Six J-Hawks scored in that stretch, led with 5 points from Kennedy Knopes.  Once again, Janesville's press was too much for the opponents to handle, as the J-Hawks led 25-14 at the half.  They let up in the second half, and although they were outscored in the second session, the J-Hawks won the game by 10, 38-28.  Every Janesville player scored in the game, led by Schoenenberger's 8 points.
    Janesville's next tournament is Oct. 22-23 in Eau Claire.