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Milton, Delavan-Darien, Elkhorn are SLC boys winners

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Gazette Staff
December 1, 2007

Milton High School staved off Fort Atkinson’s fourth-quarter rally to post a 53-51 victory in a Southern Lakes Conference boys basketball opener Friday.


The Red Hawks took a 44-32 lead into the fourth quarter. Fort launched an 18-6 run and tied it 50-50 on Dan Malison’s free throw with 1 minute, 50 seconds remaining.


Milton (2-0, 1-0) made three out of six free throw down the stretch to preserve the victory. Mason Walters gave a Milton the winning margin with a free throw with .9 seconds remaining.


Walters scored 12 of his game and career-high 31 points in the first quarter. Milton led 30-18 at the half.


Jacob Enslin scored 14 points, while teammate John Kotz added 12 points for Fort (0-2, 0-1).


MILTON 53, FORT ATKINSON 51


Fort Atkinson (51)—Hitt, 4-0-8; Belz, 1-0-2; Enslin, 4-2-14; Malison, 2-4-9; Erickson, 1-0-2; Burow, 2-0-4; Kotz, 4-2-12. Totals: 18-8-51.


Milton (53)—Ledger, 0-1-1; Drew, 3-0-9; Nelson, 0-1-1; Brown, 2-0-4; Pollard,. 1-1-3; Walters, 13-3-31; Jansen, 2-0-4. Totals: 21-6-53.


Fort Atkinson 8 10 14 19—51


Milton 18 12 14 9—53


Three-point goals—Fort Atkinson 7 (Enslin 4, Kotz 2, Malison). Milton 5 (Drew 3, Walters 2). Free throws missed—Fort Atkinson 6, Milton 7. Total fouls—Fort Atkinson 19, Milton 19. Fouled out—Belz, Ledger.


Junior varsity—Milton 58, Fort Atkinson 37


n Delavan-Darien 48, Jefferson 43—The Comets (3-1, 1-0) built a 13-point halftime lead and never let the Eagles (0-3, 0-1) get closer than four points the rest of the way.


Tyler Butke was the only player in double figures for the Comets. He scored a game-high 19 points. Dante Vogel paced Jefferson with 13 points. Mike Splittgerber added 10.


DELAVAN-DARIEN 48, JEFFERSON 43


Jefferson (43)—Probst, 4-0-8; Alvarado, 1-1-3; Mike Splittgerber, 3-2-10; Barbano, 1-0-3; Baumgard, 0-1-1; Dante Vogel, 6-0-13; Tabor, 1-0-2; Poredos, 1-1-3. Totals: 17-5-43.


Delavan-Darien (48)—Kiemen, 2-1-6; Osswald, 4-1-9; Fowlkes, 1-5-7; Brickner, 0-1-1; Tyler Butke, 8-3-19; Logterman, 2-2-6. Totals: 17-13-48.


Jefferson 2 10 15 16—43


DDHS 9 16 12 11—48


Three-point goals—Jefferson 4 (Splittgerber 2, Barbano, Vogel), DDHS 1 (Kiemen). Free throws missed—Jefferson 3, DDHS 12. Total fouls—Jefferson 22, DDHS 8.


Junior varsity—Jefferson 49, DDHS 42.


n Elkhorn 52, Whitewater 41—Elkhorn’s Eric Bryson scored a game-high 22 points and Max Findreng added 14 points as the Elks (2-1) used a 26-12 burst in the second half to pull away from the Whippets (0-1)


Miles Hookstead scored 17 points for Whitewater.


ELKHORN 52, WHITEWATER 41


Whitewater (41)—Shears, 0-2-2; Zweifel, 1-0-2; Lencho, 2-2-6; Hookstead, 6-4-17; Bilderback. 1-4-6; Kolo, 2-2-8. Totals: 11-14-41.


Elkhorn (52)—Gahart, 0-2-2; Findreng, 5-2-14; Wagner, 1-2-4; Bryson, 6-9-22; Blackbourn, 2-0-4; Schmidt, 3-0-6. Totals: 17-15-52.


Whitewater 9 12 8 12—41


Elkhorn 15 9 10 18—52


Three-point goals—Whitewater 3 (Kolo 2, Hookstead). Elkhorn 3 (Findreng 2, Bryson). Free throws missed—Whitewater 12, Elkhorn 8. Total fouls—Whitewater 21, Elkhorn 18. Fouled out—Blackbourn.


n East Troy 72, Wilmot 41—East Troy, the defending Southern Lakes champion and preseason favorite, improved to 2-1 with a nonconference victory over the visiting Panthers.


Alex Bondar, a 6-foot-8 senior, scored 15 points to pace the balanced Trojans. Tom Manschot and Cody Condon added 13 and 12 points, respectively.


EAST TROY 72, WILMOT 41


Wilmot (41)—Jaeger, 4-1-10; Murison, 2-2-7; Dewing, 2-0-4; Schilz, 1-0-3; Wellbank, 1-0-2; Marks, 2-1-5; Geilfuss, 5-0-10. Totals: 17-4-41.


East Troy (72)—Douglas, 2-0-5; Tess, 2-0-5; Jones, 2-0-5; Manschot, 4-3-12; Delap, 0-1-1; Condon, 5-2-13; Windle, 2-0-4; Loth, 2-1-5; Davis, 1-3-5; Kiesow, 1-0-2; Bondar, 7-1-15. Totals: 28 11-18 72.


Wilmot 3 6 17 15—41


East Troy 13 18 22 19—72


Three-point goals—East Troy 5 (Douglas, Tess, Jones, Manschot, Condon), Wilmot 3 (Jaeger, Murison, Schilz). Free throws missed—Wilmot 9, East Troy 7. Total fouls—East Troy 18, Wilmot 16. Fouled out—Marks.



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