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Elkhorn boys begin title defense with a win

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Gazette Staff
December 5, 2009

Friday night was special for coach John Handel and his Elkhorn High boys basketball team.


Skyler O’Laughlin scored 24 points, and Kyle Majewski added 15 as the Elks coasted past visiting Union Grove, 54-42, in a Southern Lakes Conference opener.


The victory was Handel’s 200th as head coach at Elkhorn.


Elkhorn (2-0), the defending Southern Lakes cahmpion, led 31-19 at halftime and was never threatened in the second half.


ELKHORN 54, UNION GROVE 42


Union Grove (42)—Bianchi, 3-1-8; Willkomm, 1-0-2; Radke, 7-1-18; Roettgen, 1-2-4; Johnson, 1-0-2; Harry, 2-0-4; Beachem, 2-0-4. Totals: 17-4-42.


Elkhorn (54)—Boos, 1-0-3; O’Laughlin, 11-2-24; Poggensee, 1-1-4; Majewski, 6-2-15; Cooper, 2-0-4; Suchy, 2-0-4. Totals: 23-5-54.


Union Grove 9 10 10 13—42


Elkhorn 14 17 11 12—54


Three-point goals—Union Grove 4 (Radke 3, Bianchi), Elkhorn 3 (Boos, Poggensee, Majewski). Free throws missed—Union Grove 7, Elkhorn 7. Total fouls—Union Grove 12, Elkhorn 16.


Rock Valley


n Parkview 71, Palmyra-Eagle 38—Orfordville Parkview breezed into the win column in a Rock Valley South opener Thursday night.


Cole Isenberger scored 16 points, while Nick Melton and Jay Naatz added 14 apiece as the visiting Vikings downed Palmyra-Eagle and improved to 3-2 for the season.


Melton, Isenberger and Mike Jess hit three-point goals in a 16-4 first quarter that put Parkview in control. Isenberger finished with four of the Vikings’ eight three-pointers in the game.


PARKVIEW 71, PALMYRA-EAGLE 38


Parkview (71)—Woodworth, 3-0-6; Zipse, 1-1-3; Melton, 6-1-14; Jess, 1-0-3; Scott, 1-0-2; Wichser, 2-0-4; Naatz, 4-5-14; Kayser, 2-2-7; Rinehart, 1-0-2; Isenberger, 5-2-16. Totals: 26-9-71.


Palmyra-Eagle (38)—McGivern, 2-0-4; Peardon, 2-0-5; Merriner, 1-0-2; Pruess, 1-6-8; Kelly, 2-0-4; Meyer, 4-1-9; Hawk, 1-1-4; Troiola, 0-2-2. Totals: 13-10-38.


Orfordville Parkview 16 16 20 19—71


Palmyra-Eagle 4 12 12 10—38


Three-point goals—Parkview 8 (Isenberger 4, Melton, Jess, Naatz, Kayser), Palmyra-Eagle 2 (Peardon, Hawk). Free throws missed—Parkview 3, Palmyra-Eagle 9. Total fouls—Parkview 17, Palmyra-Eagle 15.


Nonconference


n Port Washington 83, Badger 68—A slow start and the hot shooting of Josh Gasser were too much for Lake Geneva Badger to overcome.


Gasser, a University of Wisconsin recruit, scored 30 points to lead the Pirates past the Badgers in the Terry Porter Classic.


Port Washington, coached by Janesville Craig graduate John Bunyan, had a 25-14 lead after the first quarter and never was challenged.


Badger’s Preston Dailey led all scorers with 34 points, including six three-point baskets, but the Badgers fell to 0-3 under first-year coach Tom Dummer.


PORT WASHINGTON 83, BADGER 68


Port Washington (83)—Gasser, 12-4-30; Kennedy, 4-5-13; Schultz, 4-4-12; Sawyer, 2-4-8; Schuller, 2-4-8; Steinmetz, 3-0-6; McIlree, 2-0-4; Davel, 1-0-2. Totals: 30-21-83.


Badger (68)—Dailey, 12-4-34; Bowers, 4-4-12; York, 2-4-8; Greunwald-Schmitz, 2-0-6; Wileman, 1-2-4; Meinen, 1-0-3; Swanson, 0-1-1. Totals: 22-15-68.


Port Washington 25 22 17 19—83


Lake Geneva Badger 14 21 21 12—68


Three-point goals—Port Washington 2 (Gasser 2), Badger 9 (Dailey 6, Greunwald-Schmitz 2, Meinen). Free throws missed—Port Washington 5, Badger 1. Total fouls—Port Washington 15, Badger 19.


n Wisconsin Heights 71, Lakeside 68—The visiting Vanguards shocked Lakeside Lutheran in rallying from a 21-point halftime deficit to win a Capitol nonconference crossover game.


Dustin Helmenstine’s basket gave Wisconsin Heights its first lead at 69-68 with 19 seconds left. The Vanguards then added two free throws after a Lakeside turnover.


Lakeside led 23-10 after the first quarter and 44-23 at halftime, but the Warriors faded against Wisconsin Heights’ second-half press.


Sam Kuehl had a game-high 22 points for Lakeside, and teammate Jake Jarnigo had 15. Helmenstine and Bryce Barness led the Vanguards with 18 apiece.


WISCONSIN HEIGHTS 71, LAKESIDE 68


Wisconsin Heights (71)—Nelson, 1-2-4; Francsali, 4-1-9; Helmenstine, 7-4-18; Ballweg, 2-1-6; Barness, 6-6-18; Johnson, 1-2-4; Brunner, 5-2-12. Totals: 26-18-71.


Lakeside (68)—Jarnigo, 6-1-15; Gartner, 3-4-11; Kuehl, 8-2-22; Lauth, 3-0-7; Stelse, 1-0-2; Berg, 1-2-4; Ellwein, 3-1-7. Totals: 25-10-68.


Wisconsin Heights 10 13 19 29—71


Lakeside Lutheran 23 21 8 15—68


Three-point goals—Wisconsin Heights 1 (Ballweg), Lakeside 8 (Jarnigo 2, Kuehl 4, Gartner, Lauth). Free throws missed—Wisconsin Heights 11, Lakeside 15. Total fouls—Wisconsin Heights 22, Lakeside 25.


n Cedarburg 60, West 48—Chip Rank scored 32 points to lead the host Bulldogs to the nonconference win over visiting Madison West.


John Harth paced the Regents with 18 points.


CEDARBURG 60, WEST 48


West (48)—Pearson, 9; Irby, 7; Jones Jr., 4; Golten, 5; Bellmar, 3; Befter, 2; Harth, 18.


Cedarburg (60)—Poggenburg, 9; Borquadt, 5; Rank, 32; Lauterbach, 2; MacGregor, 2; Shepard, 2.


Madison West 11 9 12 16—48


Cedarburg 13 11 15 21—60


Three-point goals—West 4 (Irby, Golten, Bellmar, Harth), Cedarburg 5 (Pearson 3, Shepard 2). Free throws missed—West 6, Cedarburg 7. Total fouls—West 19, Cedarburg 13.



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