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Strong shooting from both the field and free-throw line helped lift the Grafton girls basketball team past Campbellsport, 63-40, on Nov. 22.

The Black Hawks (2-0 coming into this week) connected on 24-of-37 shots from two-point range for 65 percent and netted 9-of-11 from the line for 82 percent.

Hannah Belanger hit 8-of-12 from the floor en route to a team-high 23 points; Chloe Doring connected on 3-of-5 field goals and 6-of-6 at the line to score 12 points; and Lizzie Huettner netted 4-of-4 from the floor, all on outside shots, to finish with 8 points.

The other factor for Grafton was defense, with the Hawks holding Campbellsport to just 11 second-half points to blow open what had been a tight 34-29 game at the half.

After holding the narrow halftime edge, the Hawks opened the second half with a 16-3 run to take control.

"Our defense in the first half was poor," coach Mike Grzesiak said. "In the second half, we did not allow as many cutters to the basket, and we had some deflections that led to steals."

After opening the North Shore Conference season at Whitefish Bay on Nov. 29, the Hawks take on Homestead at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at home.

They then meet Wisconsin Lutheran at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in Milwaukee.

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