MIDDLETON, Wis. -

The Middleton girls basketball team beat Verona 48-38 Thursday night in Big 8 girls basketball.

Both teams started the night 4-0 in conference. Middleton now has the upper hand in the conference race.

Cole Jordee led the Cardinals with 12 points. The third quarter was the difference Thursday as Middleton outscored Verona 19-5.