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Milton crushes Waterford in opener

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Gazette staff
November 28, 2007

Milton High’s boys basketball team was in command of an season-opening road show Tuesday night.


The Red Hawks roared to 14-3 first-quarter lead at Waterford and went on to a decisive 53-34 nonconference victory over the Wolverines.


Milton extended its lead to a 26-7 by halftime.


Chris Nelson scored nine of his 13 points in the first half, including 6-for-6 effort from the free-throw line in the second quarter.


Milton’s Mason Walters led all scorers with 14 points. Brent Kuschewski led Waterford with 10.


MILTON 53, WATERFORD 34


Milton (53)—Knudtson 1-4-6, Ledger 1-0-2, Drew 1-0-3, Nelson 2-8-13, Brown 0-1-1, Polland 1-0-2, Walters 5-4-14, Ziegler 2-0-4, Jansen 3-0-6, Ganz 1-0-2. Totals: 17-17-53.


Waterford (34)—Hegemann 4-0-9, Kuschewski 4-0-10, Santaga 2-4-9, Plantz 3-0-6. Totals: 13-4-34.


Milton 14 12 13 14—53


Waterford 3 4 16 11—34


Three-point goals—Milton 2 (Drew, nelson), Waterford 4 (Hegemann 1, Kuschewski 2, Santaga 1). Free throws missed—Milton 10, Waterford 2. Total fouls—Milton 12, Waterford 24. Fouled out—Kemprew, Vaccaro.


n Delavan-Darien 53, Clinton 19—Delavan-Darien picked up where Janesville Parker left off in putting the defensive clamps on Clinton.


After the Vikings topped the Cougars, 52-30, in a nonconference game last Saturday, Delavan-Darien never let Clinton (0-2) score more than six points in a quarter as the Comets improved their non-league record to 2-1.


Jarret Fowlkes led Delavan-Darien’s balanced attack with 11 points. He scored 10 in the second half, including a three-point goal after the Cougars briefly cut the Comets’ 23-12 halftime lead to eight points.


DELAVAN-DARIEN 53, CLINTON 19


Clinton (19)—Oldenburg, 4-0-9; DeLong, 0-1-1; Gunderson, 0-2-2; Cary, 2-1-5; Nickel, 1-0-2. Totals: 7-4-19.


Delavan-Darien (53)—Kieman, 1-0-3; Nieuwenhuis, 3-0-8; Osswald, 3-1-7; Fowlkes, 4-1-11; Brickner, 4-0-8; Butke, 3-1-7; Logterman, 4-1-9. Totals: 22-4-53.


Clinton 6 6 6 1—29


Delavan-Darien 13 10 15 15—53


Three-points goals—Clinton 1 (Oldenburg), Delavan-Darien 3 (Kieman, Fowlkes, 2). Free throws missed—Clinton 6, Delavan-Darien 5. Total fouls—Clinton 12, Delavan-Darien 14.


Junior varsity—Delavan-Darien 46, Clinton 43 (OT).


n Evansville 66, Albany 34—Evansville’s two-time defending Rock Valley champions improved to 2-0 in nonconference action by overpowering the visiting Comets (0-2).


The Blue Devils’ Matt McElroy scored a game-high 17 points, and teammate Tommy Kremer got all 13 of his points in the first half.


Evansville led 34-16 at halftime.


EVANSVILLE 66, ALBANY 34


Albany (34)—Blumer, 1-0-2; Zweifel, 1-0-3; Elmer, 3-2-9; Hulbert, 1-1-3; zurfluh, 1-0-2; Peters, 2-2-7; Bauman, 1-0-2; Johnson,. 3-0-6. Totals: 13-5-34.


Evansville (66)—Deininger, 2-1-5; Amato, 0-1-1; Kremer, 5-0-13; Keister, 3-0-7; Koch, 1-0-2; George, 2-0-4; Nieman, 4-0-8; McElroy, 8-0-17; Sperry, 0-2-2; May, 2-0-4; Johnson, 1-1-3; Totals: 28-5-66.


Albany 10 6 5 13—34


Evansville 17 17 19 13—66


Three-point goals—Albany 3 (Zweifel, Elmer, Peters), Evansville 5 (Kremer 3, Keister, McElroy). Free throws missed—Albany 7, Evansville 8. Total fouls—Albany 17, Evansville 18.


n Brodhead 70, Monticello 66—Jaimie Pierson hit nine of 10 free throws in the fourth quarter to close out Brodhead’s nonconference victory over visiting Monticello.


Pierson finished with 22 points, while Andy Swain added 16 for the Cardinals (2-0).


Ryan Fink had 18 points, Brandon Holz 16 and Dusty Ritschard 10 for the Ponies (0-1).


Monticello trailed 66-65 with 35 seconds left, but Brodhead hit four of six free throws to hold off the Ponies.


BRODHEAD 70, MONTICELLO 66


Monticello (66)—McGowan, 3-2-9; Edge, 2-1-5; Holz, 7-2-16; Ritschard, 4-0-10; Fink, 8-1-18; Meier, 4-0-8. Totals: 28-6-66.


Brodhead (70)—Miller, 3-1-7; Swain, 6-2-16; Covert, 1-1-4; Pierson, 6-9-22; Frost, 3-2-8; Wallace, 2-3-8; Panoske, 2-1-5. totals: 23-17-70.


Monticello 15 20 17 14—66


Brodhead 20 15 14 21—70


Three-point goals—Monticello 4 (McGowan, Ritschard 2, Fink), Brodhead 5 (Swain 2, Covert, Pierson, Wallace). Free throws missed—Monticello 9, Brodhead 9. Total fouls—Monticello 21, Brodhead 14.


Junior varsity—Monticello 63, Brodhead 52.


n Big Foot 69, Harvard, Ill. 66—Nathan Nagel made five straight free throws in the overtime to help the visiting Chiefs win their nonconference opener.


Big Foot led 45-37 lead after three quarters, but Harvard rallied behind seven free throws and a shot at the final buzzer to put the game into overtime. The Chiefs gained a 12-9 edge in the extra period.


Nagel scored 20 points, John Keeler added 15 points, and T.J. Schaid got 10 for Big Foot.


BIG FOOT 69, HARVARD 66 (OT)


Big Foot (69)—Schaid, 4-4-12; Walker, 1-0-3; Quist, 1-0-2; Dowden, 3-1-8; Oja, 3-0-6; Haeberlin, 1-1-3; Nagel, 7-5-20; Keeler, 7-1-15. Totals: 27-12-69.


Harvard (66)—Frost, 1-3-5; Lunar, 1-0-3; Thompson, 1-0-3; Thomas, 8-3-22; Johnson, 6-3-17; Guitierrez, 5-0-10; Blazier, 2-2-6. Totals: 24-11-66.


Walworth Big Foot 13 20 12 12 12—69


Harvard, Ill. 14 13 10 20 9—66


Three-point goals—Big Foot (Waker, Dowden, Nagel), Harvard (Lunar, Thompson, Thomas 3, Johnson 2). Free throws missed—Big Foot 18, Harvard 10. Total fouls—Big Foot 20, Harvard 23. Fouled out—Frost, Blaizer.


n Memorial 61, East Troy 50—The Trojans’ hopes for a perfect season will have to be limited to the Southern Lakes. Waukesha Memorial saw to that with a 43-25 romp through the second half of a nonconference game at East Troy.


East Troy (1-1), the defending Southern Lakes champion, led 25-18 at halftime. The Crusaders turned it around for good with a 20-11 advantage in the third quarter.


Alex Bondar led East Troy with 20 points. Alan Loth had 14 for the Trojans, who were limited to four three-point goals.


Memorial’s Dayton Young took game honors with 23 points, and teammate T.J. Bray added 18.


MEMORIAL 61, EAST TROY 50


Memorial (61)—Young, 10-3-23; Bray, 6-3-18; Schell, 3-0-7; Fleming, 1-4-6; Reynolds, 3-0-6; Berger, 0-1-1. Totals: 23-11-61.


East Troy (50)—Bondar, 8-4-20; Loth, 5-2-14; Douglas, 2-0-5; Tess, 2-0-4; Manschot, 1-0-3; Condon, 1-0-2; Jones, 1-0-2. Totals: 20-6-50.


Waukesha Memorial 12 6 20 23—61


East Troy 10 15 11 14—50


Three-point goals—Memorial 4 (Bray 3, Schell), East Troy 4 (Loth 2, Douglas, Maschot). Free throws missed—Memorial 6, East Troy 4. Total fouls—Memorial 15, East Troy 20.


n Lakeside 61, Wisconsin Heights 57—Justin Eternick scored 22 points and Jared Matthies added 17 to lead the Warriors (1-0) to a nonconference victory at Wisconsin Heights (0-1).


LAKESIDE 61, WISCONSIN HEIGHTS 57


Lakeside Lutheran (61)—Krause, 1-0-2; Bauer, 2-3-7; Wilke, 1-0-2; Eternick, 7-6-22; Zastrow, 1-1-3; Matthies, 6-2-17; Strohbusch, 3-2-8. Totals: 21-14-61.


Wisconsin Heights (57)—Cotter, 8-3-20; Fosshage, 1-0-2; Hegestine, 1-0-2; Balweg, 3-0-6; Combs, 2-0-4; Maier, 5-2-12; Gantag, 1-1-3; Barsness, 1-0-2; Yaskik, 2-0-4. Totals: 25-6-57.


Lakeside Lutheran 14 15 16 17—61


Wisconsin Heights 9 17 16 12—57


Three-point goals—Lakeside Lutehran 5 (Eternick 2, Matthies 3), Wisconsin Heights 1 (Cotter). Free throws missed—Lakeside Lutheran 4, Wisconsin Heights 6. Total fouls—Lakeside Lutheran 13, Wisconsin Heights 21.


Junior varsity—Lakeside Lutheran 49, Wisconsin Heights 45.


n McFarland 65, Jefferson 32—Jerek Jermier had seven of his 11 points for the Spartans in a 21-5 second quarter that buried Jefferson (0-2) in a nonconference at McFarland.


Zach Buechel was the game lead with 12 points for McFarland. Dante Vogel led Jefferson with 11.


McFARLAND 65, JEFFERSON 32


Jefferson (32)—Vogel, 11; Fosberg, 6; Probst, 4; Haberman, 3; McDermott, 2; Barbano, 2; Baumgard, 2; Poredos, 2. Totals: 13-3-32.


McFarland (65)—Eversoll, 11; Jermier, 11; Brown, 2; Buechel, 12; Swank, 6; Dixon, 7; Deer, 2; Walker, 6; Heller, 2; Schmitz, 6. Totals: 28-8-65.


Jefferson 8 5 5 14—32


McFarland 8 21 19 17—65


Three-point goals—Jefferson 3 (Haberman, Vogel 20, McFarland 1 (Eversoll). Free throws missed—Jefferson 5, McFarland 5. Total fouls—Jefferson 17, McFarland 14.



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