The Monona Grove High School girls basketball team wasn’t making shots from Monroe Street just outside of Madison Edgewood High School. It just seemed that way.
The Silver Eagles found their long-distance shooting touch Feb. 14 with 16 3-point shots in an 88-54 season-ending romp over the Crusaders.
The victory also gave MG head coach Tyler Kuehl his first Badger South Conference title. It was the first time the Silver Eagles finished first in the Badger South since 2013-14.
Jenny Gorton led the way with five shots from the arc, McKenna Warnock connected on four, and Kaylee Kellogg hit three. Julia Bruns connected on two triples, and Peighton Nelson and Seanna Curran each had one as the Silver Eagles jumped out to a 49-27 halftime lead and outscored the Crusaders 39-27 in the second half.
Madison Edgewood committed 18 fouls, and MG hit 12-of-16 from the line. The Silver Eagles were whistled for 11 fouls, and the Crusaders connected on 5-of-8 free throws.
Warnock led MG with 26 points, Gorton had 17, and Kellogg put in 13.
Amber Grosse and Sarah Lazar each 10 points for the Crusaders, who lost to the Silver Eagles 90-78 at Monona Grove in early January.
Monona Grove ended the regular season with an overall record of 19-2 and won the league title with a 12-2 mark. The Silver Eagles only conference losses came against Monroe, which finished second at 11-3. and Stoughton. which took third at 10-4.
The Silver Eagles open the WIAA Division 2 tournament Friday against visiting Baraboo or Portage with tipoff scheduled for 7 p.m. MG has the No. 1 seed in its sectional bracket.
If the Silver Eagles win Friday, they would entertain DeForest or Oregon at 7 p.m. Saturday.