MADISON — Junior guard Madison Foley led three Edgewood players in double-figures scoring in a 64-50 home win versus the Fort Atkinson girls basketball team on Tuesday.
Junior guard Elly Kohl led Fort (1-2) with 13 points, senior guard Tyla Staude added 12, senior guard Taylor Marquart contributed nine and junior forward Brooke Christianson finished with eight.
The Blackhawks, who were playing their first road game of the season, fell behind 31-17 at the break and trailed 49-23 in the second half before making a late push.
“There were 16 fouls in the first six minutes of the game and both sides were in foul trouble early,” Fort Atkinson girls basketball coach Michael Rajsich said. “Both teams were in the bonus within six minutes.”
The Crusaders (1-1) had three 3-pointers off second-chance opportunities and owned a distinct advantage on the glass in the first period.
“We finally got the ball inside consistently in the second half but missed a lot of really good looks throughout the game,” Rajsich said. “We just made more shots in the second half. Edgewood was in the double bonus early in the second half. We have to defend the ball a little better. We were good at times on defense and pressed in the last nine minutes, which got us more energized. We got within 12 points with under three minutes remaining. This is a veteran group that continued to battle, and we took a lot out of the second half.”
The Blackhawks host Whitewater on Monday.
FORT ATKINSON 50
Fort 17 33 — 50
Edgewood 31 33 — 64
Fort Atkinson (fg ft-ftm pts) — Riley 1 0-1 2, Marquart 3 3-4 9, Staude 3 3-6 12, Burke 1 4-5 6, Christianson 3 2-2 8, Kohl 3 4-4 13, Peste 0 2-2 2.
Total fouls — FA 16, E 21.