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Free throws help Delavan-Darien Comets

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Gazette Staff
December 2, 2009

Delavan-Darien High School’s boys basketball team used a big advantage at the free-throw line and a big game from Tyler Butke to build a winning streak Tuesday night.


Butke, a 6-5 senior, led the way with 27 points as the host Comets spoiled Whitewater’s nonconference opener, 62-52, giving them two straight wins since dropping their opener to Janesville Parker.


Delavan-Darien prevailed with a 19-3 advantage in free throws, but the Comets made only seven of 14 in a 21-11 fourth quarter that decided the game. Butke contributed nine points to that decisive surge.


Tony Bilderback led the Whippets with 23 points, including nine in a 14-12 third quarter that lifted the Whippets into a 51-51 tie.


Justin Fowlkes and Nick Griffin backed up Butke with 11 and 10 points, respectively, for Delavan-Darien.


DELAVAN-DARIEN 62, WHITEWATER 52

Whitewater (52)—Vohs, 2-0-5; Shears, 1-0-2; Price, 3-0-6; Bildeback, 9-3-23; Gabbey, 1-0-2; Owen, 1-0-3; Minett, 30-7; Miller, 2-0-4. Totals: 22-3-52.


Delavan-Darien (62)—Kieffer, 0-1-1; Scott, 2-1-5; Fowlkes, 3-4-11; Cesarz, 0-2-2; Brickner, 2-2-6; Griffin, 2-6-10; Butke, 11-3-27. Totals: 24-19-62.


Three-point goals—Whitewater 5 (Vohs, Bilderback 2, Owen, Minett), Delavan-Darien 3 (Butke 2, Fowlkes). Free throws missed—Whitewater 3, Delavan-Darien 12. Total fouls—Whitewater 24, Delavan-Darien 14. Fouled out—Minett.


Junior varsity—Whitewater 55, Delavan-Darien 50.


-- Jefferson 67, Fort Atkinson 49—Tyler Tomczak scored 23 of his 25 points in the second half to lead Jefferson past visiting Fort Atkinson in a nonconference opener.


Tomczak, a senior guard, drove inside for five layups and made 13 of 15 free throws in the second half. A.J. Neils added 12 points for the Eagles (1-0).


Michael Knudson had 14 points and Logan Schwandt and Brady Sexton each had 11 for Fort (0-1).


JEFFERSON 67, FORT ATKINSON 49

Fort Atkinson (49)—Schwandt, 3-2-11; Ward, 2-0-4; Kempema, 1-2-4; Knudson, 4-6-14; Sexton, 3-3-11; Stark, 1-1-3; Hanson, 1-0-2. Totals: 15-14-49.


Jefferson (67)—Beilke, 2-0-4; Nevins, 3-0-8; McGowan, 1-2-5; Linse, 1-0-2; Smillie, 3-1-7; Tomczak, 6-13-25; Torres, 2-0-4; Neils, 6-0-12. Totals: 24-16-67.


Fort Atkinson 8 12 10 19—49


Jefferson 12 14 16 25—67


Three-point goals—Fort Atkinson 5 (Schwandt 3, Sexton 2), Jefferson 3 (Nevins 2, McGowan). Free throws missed—Fort Atkinson 9, Jefferson 8. Total fouls—Fort Atkinson 21, Jefferson 20.


Junior varsity—Fort Atkinson won.


-- East Troy 59, Waukesha South 45—Brandon Schmidt scored 14 points in the second half to spark an East Troy rally against visiting Waukesha South in a nonconference game.


Schmidt, who finished with 16 points, helped the Trojans overcome a 23-18 halftime deficit. Nate Dodge added 13 points and Scot Beckwith added 11.


EAST TROY 59, WAUKESHA SOUTH 45

Waukesha South (45)—Hussinger, 0-2-2; Domachs, 1-4-6; Holzwart, 1-2-4; Folefree 0-1-1; Woodford, 8-3-19; Oster, 3-0-7, Cappozza, 1-0-2; Boehinke, 0-2-2; Johnson, 1-0-2. Totals: 15-14-45.


East Troy (59)—Olson, 0-2-2; Beckwith, 5-0-11; Bowman, 4-1-9; Schmidt, 8-0-16; Plomb, 3-0-6; Jacob, 1-0-2; Dodge, 3-5-13. Totals: 24-8-59.


Wauk. South 11 12 9 13—45


East Troy 10 8 19 22—59


Three-point goals—Waukesha South 1 (Oster), East Troy 3 (Dodge 2, Beckwith 1). Free throws missed—Waukesha South 7, East Troy 7. Total fouls—Waukesha South 20, East Troy 18.


-- Williams Bay 76, Palmyra-Eagle 70—Senior Jack Slovik exploded for 34 points, and the Bulldogs (1-0) made 13 free throws in the fourth quarter en route to a nonconference win over the visiting Panthers (0-2).


Williams Bay trailed by eight after three quarters but outscored Palmyra-Eagle 25-11 in the final period.


Kevin McGivern paced the Panthers with 17 points, while Lawrence Crement finished with 12 for the Bulldogs.


WILLIAMS BAY 76, PALMYRA-EAGLE 70

Palmyra-Eagle (70)—McGivern, 4-6-17; Pierdon, 1-0-2; Pruss, 4-2-13; A. Kelly, 5-3-15; Seil, 1-1-3; Migner, 2-2-6; Hauk, 2-1-7; Troiloa, 2-1-5; B. Kelly, 1-0-2. Totals: 22-16-70.


Williams Bay (76)—Crement, 4-4-12; Draeger, 3-0-7; Slovik, 9-12-34; Lemke, 1-4-6; Gerson, 3-2-9; Roth, 0-2-2; Baumbath, 1-4-6. Totals: 22-26-76.


Palmyra-Eagle 16 22 21 11—70


Williams Bay 16 15 20 25—76


Three-point goals—Palmyra-Eagle 10 (McGivern 3, Pruss 3, A. Kelly 2, Hauk 2), Williams Bay 6 (Slovik 4, Draeger, Gerson). Free throws missed—Palmyra-Eagle 7, Williams Bay 15. Total fouls—Palmyra-Eagle 32, Williams Bay 20. Fouled out—A. Kelly, B. Kelly, Troiloa, Hauk.


Junior varsity—Palmyra-Eagle won.


-- Lakeside 58, Marshall 48—Jake Jarnigo scored seven of his game-high 23 points in the fourth quarter, and the Warriors made 8 of 11 free throws down the stretch to hand the Cardinals their third straight loss.


Paul Berg added 16 points for Lakeside (1-0) in the Capitol crossover nonconference game.


LAKESIDE 58, MARSHALL 48

Lakeside (58)—Jarnigo, 6-7-23; Garntner, 0-1-1; Demcak, 3-0-7; Kuehl, 1-0-2; Lauth, 1-2-4; Berg, 8-0-16; Koester, 1-0-2; Ellwein, 1-1-3. Totals: 21-11-58.


Marshall (48)—Myers, 2-0-4; Leistikow, 2-0-4; Ilkwarz, 6-2-14; Janke, 3-2-8; Acosta, 2-0-4; Ackley, 0-2-2; Unruh, 4-0-8. Totals: 19-10-48


Lakeside Luth. 14 9 14 21—58


Marshall 14 14 11 9—48


Three-point goals—Lakeside 5 (Jarnigo 4, Demcak), Free throws missed—Lakeside 8, Marshall 5. Totals fouls—Lakeside 16, Marshall 18.


-- Harvard, Ill. 70, Big Foot 53—The Chiefs suffered their third straight loss in a nonconference game at Harvard, Ill.


Alec McGreevy scored 15 points and Nathan Nagel added 13 for Big Foot.


-- East 56, D.C. Everest 46—Marques Mason scored 23 points to lead the host Purgolders to the nonconference win.


East (1-0) led by nine at half and stretched the advantage to 13 after three quarters.


EAST 56, D. C. EVEREST 46

D.C. Everest (46)—Esser, 3; Heller, 20, Hruska, 2; Mathson, 11; Hoekstra, 10. Totals: 19-6-46.


East (56)—Adams, 8; McAdams, 7; Hull, 6; Mason, 23; Hetzel, 2; Bentley Jr., 10. Totals: 21-13-56.


D.C. Everest 7 13 4 22—46


Madison East 17 12 9 18—56


Three-point goals—D.C. Everest 2 (Esser, Mathson), East 1 (Adams). Free throws missed— D.C. Everest 1, East 9. Total fouls—D.C. Everest 15, East 15. Fouled out—Adams.


-- Stoughton 45, Verona 40—A 32-18 advantage in the second half carried the host Vikings to the nonconference win.


STOUGHTON 45, VERONA 40

Verona (40)—Karls, 9; Brandt, 7; Ropel, 5; Peterson, 3; Christensen, 2; Wadzinski, 2; Ray, 12. Totals: 15-7-40.


Stoughton (45)—Gerber, 7; Slaby, 6; Kowalkowski, 4; Sharp, 3; Speth, 13; Cleveland, 10; Brooks, 1; Palmer, 1. Totals: 12-18-45.


Verona 11 11 5 13—40


Stoughton 4 9 17 15—45


Three-point goals—Verona 3 (Ray 2, Ropel 1), Stoughton 3 (Clevelaqnd 2, Sharp 1). Free throws missed—Verona 7, Stoughton 15. Total fouls—Verona 23, Stoughton 16. Fouled out—Peterson, Gerber.



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