AGWSR head coach Ryley Schipper knows that his Cougars suffer when playing somebody else’s pace. Thursday it was Janesville setting that pace early in a 44-24 win over the Cougars in Ackley.
The Wildcats raced out to a 6-0 lead, only stopped by a David Koop score on an inbounds play under the basket. The hosts chipped away from there, cutting it to 7-6 on a Daniel Stahl jumper. A three by Janesville’s Jared Hoodjer made it a 14-6 game after the first quarter, however. The Cougars committed nine turnovers in the stanza as Janesville pushed the ball.