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Delavan-Darien wins title showdown

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Tim Wester/Special to the Gazette
February 23, 2008
— Judy Harms, Whitewater High School’s girls basketball coach, walked off her home court in disbelief Friday night.

Harms simply couldn’t believe her team was capable of losing its composure with the Southern Lakes Conference championship on the line.


But that’s exactly what happened to the Whippets.


After trailing 34-27 at the end of the third, Delavan-Darien outscored Whitewater 21-10 in the final period and seized the undisputed championship with a 48-44 win.


It’s the Comets’ first title since 1985, and their victory in the regular-season finale kept Whitewater from sharing its first championship since 1984.


Courtney Flood scored 10 of her team-high 13 points in the fourth quarter, while Kelly Supernaw finished with 12 to help Delavan-Darien (18-1, 10-1) avenge a 51-50 home loss to Whitewater two weeks ago.


“We told our girls that even if we lose, we share the conference title with them, but we didn’t want to give them any bragging rights in winning twice against us,” Delavan-Darien coach Keiya Square said. “They came to our house and gave us our only loss, so it was nice to come over here and win the conference title outright.”


The Comets’ revenge certainly left a mark on second-place Whitewater (16-3, 9-3).


“It’s so difficult to come this close to a conference championship and just watch us fall apart,” Harms said. “The turnovers in the fourth quarter were us losing our heads, and I never in my wildest dreams would have expected that from this team.”


The Whippets committed seven fourth-quarter turnovers, including an errant cross-court pass that was nabbed by Supernaw and converted into a layup to put Delavan-Darien up 42-38 lead with a minute left.


Courtney Trewyn quickly answered with a layup to pull Whitewater within 42-40 with 50 remaining.


But Flood wouldn’t let the Whippets get any closer. She hit five of six free throws in the next 30 seconds to keep Delavan-Darien on top, 47-44, with 20 seconds to play.


On the ensuing Whippet possession, Megan Theune missed a three-pointer, giving the Comets the ball with three seconds left.


Whitewater immediately fouled Supernaw, who sank one of two free throws to put the game out of reach at 48-44.


“I really wanted to get revenge for last time,” Flood said. “As a team, we really didn’t finish against Whitewater in the first game.”


Trewyn paced Whitewater with 19 points, while Theune added 10.


DELAVAN-DARIEN 48, WHITEWATER 44


Delavan-Darien (48)—Flood, 3-5-13; Nieuwenhuis, 1-0-2; Supernaw, 5-2-12; Cesarz, 4-0-8; Epping, 2-3-5; Collins, 3-0-6; Zugay, 1-0-2. Totals: 19-10-48.


Whitewater (44)—Theune, 4-1-10; Heil, 2-0-5; K. Harms, 2-0-4; L. Harms, 2-0-4; Trewin, 9-1-19; Shelbourn, 1-0-2. Totals: 20-2-44.


Delavan-Darien 9 7 11 21—48


Whitewater 10 8 16 10— 44


Three point goals—Delavan-Darien 2 (Flood ), Whitewater 2 (Heil, Theune). Free throws missed—Delavan-Darien 10, Whitewater 6. Total fouls—Delavan-Darien 14, Whitewater 19.


n Milton 62, Fort Atkinson 51—Tasha Randall scored 15 of her 18 points in the second half to ensure Milton’s victory. April Mielke and Nicole Negus scored 11 points apiece while Katie Groeschl added 10 for Milton (12-6, 8-4).


Morgan Wendtlandt scored 15 points for Fort (6-14, 3-9).


MILTON 62, FORT ATKINSON 51


Fort Atkinson (51)—Kelleher, 3-0-8; Wendlandt, 6-2-15; Brus, 1-0-3; Bare, 1-0-2; A. Boos, 2-1-5; N. Boos, 1-2-4; Lenz, 2-0-5; Nelson, 4-1-9. Totals: 20-6-51.


Milton (62)—Mielke, 4-2-11; Arnold, 0-2-2; Groeschl, 3-4-10; Shadel, 0-2-2; Ide, 3-0-6; Negus, 2-7-11; Randall, 4-10-18; Davis, 1-0-2. toatls: 17-27-62.


Fort Atkinson 8 14 9 20—51


Milton 19 10 13 20—62


Three-point goals—Fort Atkinson 5 (Kellher 2, Wendlandt, Brus, Lenz). Milton 1 (Mielke). Free throws missed—Fort Atkinson 2, Milton 10. Total fouls—Fort Atkinson 18, Milton 17. Fouled out—Kelleher.


n Elkhorn 53, Waterford 38—The Elks (11-9, 6-6) took control with a 19-5 second-quarter advantage for a 30-14 halftime lead en route to a nonconference girls basketball victory.


Elkhorn’s Ashlyn Anderson took scoring honors with 20 points. Casey Reeves added 11 points. Waterford (9-11, 8-4) did not have a player score in double figures.


ELKHORN 53, WATERFORD 38


Waterford (38)—Wade, 2-1-5; Brannen, 1-0-2; Bohlman, 4-1-10; Hribar, 3-0-7; Jones, 1-0-3; Santaga 1-1-3; Schuttenhelm, 4-0-8. Totals: 16-3-38.


Elkhorn (53)—Entwistle, 3-2-8; Plucinski, 1-0-2; Bagnall, 0-1-1; Reeves, 5-1-11; Anderson, 8-4-20; Zwibel, 1-0-2; McDonald, 3-0-7; May, 0-2-2. Totals: 21-10-53.


Waterford 9 5 11 13—38


Elkhorn 11 19 10 13—53


Three-point goals—Waterford 3 (Bohlman, Hribar, Jones), Elkhorn 1 (McDonald). Free throws missed—Waterford 6, Elkhorn 11. Total fouls—Waterford 17, Elkhorn 12.


Southern Lakes


girls basketball



(Regular-Season Final)


League Season


W L W L


Delavan-Darien 11 1 19 1


Whitewater 9 3 16 4


Milton 8 4 13 6


Elkhorn 6 6 11 9


Jefferson 5 7 10 10


Fort Atkinson 3 4 6 14


East Troy 0 12 1 19


RESULTS FRIDAY


Delavan-Darien 48, Whitewater 44


Milton 62, Fort Atkinson 51


Elkhorn 53, Waterford 38



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