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Delavan-Darien notches first SLC girls title since 1985

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Gazette staff
February 15, 2008
— Delavan-Darien High School has a share of its first Southern Lakes girls basketball championship since 1985, but coach Keiya Square was keeping Friday’s title-clinching victory in perspective.

After the Comets (18-1, 10-1) nailed down no less than a title tie with an impressive 70-54 triumph over Elkhorn, Square noted that his team still has some unfinished business—notably a rematch with Whitewater next Friday on the Whippets’ court.


“Whitewater is the only team that beat us,” Squire said of the second-place Whippets. “We want to take care of that.’’


Whitewater (15-3, 8-2) has a makeup game at home Monday against Elkhorn (10-7, 6-4). If the Whippets should lose, Delavan-Darien would clinch the undisputed championship. Otherwise, it will be a title showdown in Friday’s regular-season finale at Whitewater.


The Comets, No. 8 in the AP Division 2 state ratings, opened against Elkhorn like they were headed for more sorrow than joy, falling behind 9-0.


Alana Cesarz hit a free throw for Delavan-Darien’s first point with 4:30 left in the first quarter. Kelly Supernaw then took over for the Comets, scoring the next eight straight points to force a 9-9 tie.


The teams traded baskets down the stretch and went into the second quarter tied at 11-11.


“Once we got that first quarter out of our system, we got the lead up to 19,” Square said.


Delavan-Darien had a 19-12 advantage in the second quarter for a 30-23 halftime lead.


Mallory Epping kept the Comets in gear in the second half, scoring eight of her 16 points in the third quarter. Supernaw added two of her five three-point goals and a two-pointer.


Meanwhile, the Comets built a 21-13 advantage in the quarter for a commanding 51-36 lead.


Delavan-Darien maintained the lead despite 6-foot junior Ashlyn Anderson scoring nine of her game-high 24 points for Elkhorn in the fourth quarter.


Supernaw, who did not score in the fourth quarter, finished with 19 points, while teammate Courtney Flood added 14.


Micaela McDonald and Brianna Enwistle scored 10 points apiece for Elkhorn.


DELAVAN-DARIEN 70, ELKHORN 54


Elkhorn (54)—Entwistle, 3-1-10; Reeves, 2-4-8; Anderson, 9-6-24; Weiler, 1-0-2; McDonald, 5-0-10. Totals: 21-11-14-54.


Delavan-Darien (70)—Supernaw, 7-0-19; Zugay, 1-0-3; Nieuwenhuis, 3-0-6; Collins, 1-0-2; Bauer, 0-2-2; Flood, 5-2-14; Cesarz, 3-2-8; Epping, 5-6-16. Totals: 25-12-15-70.


Elkhorn 11 12 13 18—54


Delavan-Darien 11 19 21 19—70


Three-point goals—Elkhorn 1 (Entwistle). Delavan-Darien 8 (Supernaw 5, Zugay, Flood 2). Free throws missed—Elkhorn 3, Delavan-Darien 3. Total fouls—Elkhorn 13, Delavan-Darien 16.


n Milton 56, Jefferson 39—April Mielke scored 10 of her 16 points in a 15-6 first quarter as Milton (9-6, 5-4) left Jefferson (10-9, 5-7) behind for good.


Tasha Randall and Amber Davis backed up Mielke with 12 and 10 points, respectively, for Milton. Jessica Splittgerber had a game-high 17 for Jefferson.


MILTON 56, JEFFERSON 39


Jefferson (39)—Kinsman, 3-0-6; Hutchinson, 1-0-2; Frank, 2-5-9; Splittgerber, 5-7-17; Chmielewski, 2-0-4; Ganser, 0-1-1. Totals: 13-15-39.


Milton (56)—Mielke, 6-3-16; Groeschl, 1-2-4; Roherty, 2-0-4; Eide, 4-0-8; Negus, 0-2-2; Randall, 5-2-12; Davis, 5-0-10. Totals: 23-9-56.


Jefferson 5 12 5 17—39


Milton 16 10 8 22—56


Three-point goals—Milton 1 (Mielke). Free throws missed—Jefferson 9, Milton 4. Total fouls—Jefferson 13, Milton 22.


Junior varsity—Milton 31, Jefferson 25.


n Whitewater 44, East Troy 34—Leah Hams scored 15 points and Megan Theune added 11 as the Whippets won at East Troy.


Gina Peter and Lindsay Fluery each had 11 for the Trojans.


WHITEWATER 44, EAST TROY 34


Whitewater (44)—Trewyn, 3-0-6; Peterson, 0-1-1; Theune, 3-5-11; Heil, 3-0-6; K. Harms 1-0-3; L. Harms, 6-3-15. Totals: 17-9-44.


East Troy (34)—Fluery, 5-0-11; O’Connell, 3-1-7; Duncan, 1-0-2; Peter, 4-2-11; Haines, 1-1-3. Totals: 14-4-34.


Whitewater 12 6 13 13—44


East Troy 17 8 1 8—34


Three-point goals—Whitewater 1 (K. Harms), East Troy 2 (Fluery, Peter). Free throws missed—Whitewater 4, East Troy 6. Total fouls—Whitewater 13, East Troy 16. Fouled out—Haines.



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