Kalli Murphy led the way as the Cedarburg girls basketball team captured the Niki Doedens Tournament for the second straight season.
The Bulldogs downed Milwaukee Vincent, 63-50, on Dec. 20 and Kenosha Indian Trail, 80-62, on Dec. 19 to claim the crown in the tournament named for the former Cedarburg standout, who was killed in an automobile accident.
Cedarburg also extended its winning streak to six games after starting the season 0-2.
The Bulldogs had a balanced attack, but Murphy paced them with a combined 38 points in the two games.
She scored 22 points, connecting on 10 of 17 shots from the floor, and added six steals and three assists in the victory over Vincent.
Morgan Wallace totaled 18 points and five assists; Kennedy Ross 11 points and three assists; and Elaina LaMacchia 8 points and four steals. In addition, Abby Belschner chipped in with two steals and three blocked shots.
"Vincent is athletic and gave us tough match-ups," coach Dave Ross said. "We got out early and built a bit of a lead, then got it to 10 points and held on from there."
Kennedy Ross was the top scorer in the game against Indian Trail with 18 points and added four assists. Murphy put in 16 points, hitting 6-of-10 from the field, and had four steals; Shannyn Block 13 points; Wallace 11 points with three assists and three steals; and Allison Jessup four steals.
Cedarburg jumped out to a 26-5 lead and was up, 47-30, at halftime, with Murphy scoring 13 of her points in the first half.
"We put pressure on their guards and came up with 18 steals," coach Ross said. "We also moved the ball well on offense. We are finding out how to make that extra pass; then we can hit shots, which makes the game more fun."
Coach Ross said Wallace had a good tournament with 29 points, including five 3-point field goals, and LaMacchia attacked the basket well.
The all-tournament team is annually decided based on the player who most embodies the dedication and community contributions of Doedens, and Cedarburg's winner was Lauren Driscoll.
Cedarburg moved to 6-2 overall and will take on Union Grove at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, and Madison Memorial at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, both at home.
The Bulldogs (3-0 in the North Shore Conference) then face a first-place showdown with leader Germantown (4-0) at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, on the road.