With 22 points, 10 rebounds and seven blocked shots, Southwestern senior Katelyn Hoppman led the Wildcats to a 58-50 victory over visiting Boscobel last Tuesday night.
The win was Southwestern's first league win of the season, as the Wildcats improved to 1-2 in the Southwest Wisconsin Activities League.
Hoppman did most of her damage in the lane and at the free throw line, as she was 6-of-12 from the floor and 10-of-12 from the charity stripe.
Chipping in 14 points and three rebounds was Abby Kunkel, while Zoe Vaasen added 12 points to the victory.
As a team, coach Adam Hocking's squad made 16-of-38 (42%) field goal attempts, including 6-of-13 (46%) from downtown.
The Wildcats were 20-of-26 (77%) from the free throw line, committed 24 turnovers and came away with five steals.
The following Thursday night in a non-conference contest, the Southwestern ladies pulled out a 49-47 victory over visiting East Dubuque.
Coach Hocking's squad held a halftime lead of 31-20, but were then outscored 27-17 in the second half.
Hoppman poured in a team-high 29 points to go along with 11 rebounds and six blocks, while Vaasen added nine points and five boards to the win.
Southwestern made 17-of-50 (34%) field goal attempts, including 2-of-12 (17%) from the 3-point arc. They were also an impressive 13-of-17 (76%) from the free throw line.
On Saturday, as part of the Bi-State Tournament in East Dubuque, the Wildcats were handed a 60-45 loss to Benton-Shullsburg.
In that contest, the Wildcats trailed 39-31 going into the fourth quarter, where they were then outscored 21-14 in the final eight minutes.
Hoppman finished with a team-high 15 points and 11 rebounds, while Vaasen added 11 points in the loss.
Coach Hocking's squad was 17-of-40 (42.5%) from the field, 5-of-14 (36%) from 3-point range, and 6-of-9 (66.6%) from the free throw line.
This Thursday night the Wildcats (3-4, 1-2 SWAL) will host Iowa-Grant (1-4, 1-2 SWAL), then will host Argyle on Thursday, Dec. 29.