FIFE LAKE — Johannesburg-Lewiston girls’ basketball secured a 66-35 Ski Valley Conference victory Friday against Forest Area.

Brittany Cherwinski led the charge with 18 points as the Cardinals (4-0, 2-0 SVC) controlled the game from the opening tip.

A 30-point explosion in the second quarter helped J-L to a 45-17 halftime lead. J-L later secured a 40-point lead and initiated a running clock going into the fourth quarter.

Hannah Huff came close to a double-double, scoring 10 points and snagging eight rebounds.

Abby Schlicher contributed nine points and six steals, while Madison Showerman led the team with three blocks in addition to her four steals and five points.

Juniors Shannon Kievit and Julia Nieman contributed six points each.

The Cardinals followed it up with a 57-43 home victory against East Jordan Monday.

“We were pretty good,” said J-L coach Heather Huff. “We were trying some new defenses and trying to work on some new things, so they came away with a couple of easy baskets that ordinarily wouldn’t be there.”

Schlicher worked to a break-out performance, scoring a season-high 26 points to go along with eight steals and six rebounds. She also added two blocks and three assists.

“Abby played really well,” Huff said. “Scoring, rebounding, everything was working for her.”

Hannah Huff contributed a solid performance with nine points and 14 rebounds.

Katelyn Weaver added eight points, four rebounds and three assists.

The team combined for 21 steals and 41 rebounds in the victory.