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Cesarz scored 36 in Delavan-Darien's victory over Milton; Brodhead, Lakeside set up showdowns

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Gazette Staff
February 4, 2009

Delavan-Darien High sophomore Alana Cesarz almost knocked a long-standing school record out of the books Tuesday night as the Comets scored a 62-47 nonconference girls basketball victory over Milton.


Cesarz scored 12 points each in the third and fourth quarters en route to a 36-point outburst as Delavan-Darien (13-2) cruised past the visiting Red Hawks. Cesarz came within three points of the school’s scoring record set in the 1980s by Sally Jansen.


Cesarz, a 6-2 forward, entered the game with a 17-point scoring average.


Mallory Epping added 12 points for the Comets, and Ashley Roherty led Milton (4-11) with 14.


DELAVAN-DARIEN 62, MILTON 47


Milton (47)—Roach, 2-0-4; Roth, 4-0-8; Arnold, 1-0-2; Shadel, 3-0-6; Eide, 2-0-4; McNall, 3-1-9; Roherty, 5-2-14. Totals: 20-3-47.


Delavan-Darien (62)—Collins, 3-0-6; Flood, 1-0-3; Cesarz, 12-12-36; Epping, 4-4-12; Norris, 0-3-3; Brown, 1-0-2. Totals: 21-19-62.


Milton 9 16 13 9—47


Delavan-Darien 7 17 21 17—62


Three-point goals—Milton 4 (McNall 2, Roherty 2), Delavan-Darien 1 (Flood). Free throws missed—Milton 8, Delavan-Darien 7. Total fouls—Milton 20, Delavan-Darien 14.


Junior varsity—Milton 47, Delavan-Darien 39.


Southern Lakes


Union Grove jumped into a tie with Delavan-Darien for the Southern Lakes girls basketball lead by downing Lake Geneva Badger, 47-35, Tuesday night.


The Broncos (8-4, 6-2) held Badger (10-5, 4-4) to four fourth-quarter points. Elsye Reuss led Union Grove) with 10 points, and Bailey Schwartz led Badger with 11.



UNION GROVE 47, BADGER 35


Badger (35)—Stewart 3-0-8, Reuss 4-0-10, Ambrose 1-3-5, Rempert 2-4-8, Toledo 0-2-2, Ketchpaw 1-0-2. Totals: 11-9-35.


Union Grove (47)—Jasperson 2-1-6, Schwartz 5-0-11, Wilks 4-1-9, Fink 1-0-2, Thomas 3-2-9, Servi 3-1-8, Kujellis 1-0-2. Totals: 19-5-47.


Lake Geneva Badger 8 13 10 4—35


Union Grove 15 10 14 8—47


Three-point goals—Badger 4 (Stewart 2, Reuss 2), Union Grove 4 (Jasperson, Schwartz, Thomas, Servi). Free throws missed—Badger 4, Union Grove 9. Total fouls—Badger 14, Union Grove 13. Fouled out—Schwartz.


Rock Valley


Brodhead put the final piece in place for a major Rock Valley South girls basketball showdown with a 55-32 victory Tuesday night at Beloit Turner.


The Cardinals (12-2) pushed their conference record to 11-1 and tied for first place with idle Orfordville Parkview (14-2, 11-1), whom they play Thursday night at Brodhead.


Brodhead rolled up a 16-2 advantage in the first quarter en route to a 23-point victory over winless Turner (0-14, 0-12).


Dana Lewis scored six of her game-high 15 points in the opening period to lead the Cardinals.


BRODHEAD 55, TURNER 32


Brodhead (55)—Ruchti, 2-0-4; Heller, 3-0-7; Mielke, 2-0-5; Harding, 2-0-4; Hegi, 1-3-5; Johnson, 2-3-7; Squires, 1-0-3; Olson, 2-0-5, Lewis, 7-1-15. Totals: 22-7-55.


Turner (23)—Hale, 2-0-5; Grover, 2-4-8; Purdy, 5-0-10; Smith, 2-0-4; Snippen, 2-1-5. Totals: 13-5-32.


Brodhead 16 12 13 14—55


Beloit Turner 2 9 8 13—32


Three-point goals—Brodhead 4 (Heller, Mielke, Squires, Olson), Turner 1 (Hale). Free throws missed—Brodhead 5, Turner 2. Total fouls—Brodhead 12, Turner 14.


Six Rivers East


n Albany 60, Juda 50—Senior guard Nicolette Blumer started senior night at Albany with a three-point basket and kept on scoring en route to a game-high 27 points as the Comets (10-7, 6-3) knocked off Juda (9-6, 3-5).


Sydney Bump added 14 points for the Comets, who kept a firm hold on third place in the Six Rivers East.


Larissa Klem led with 17 points, Rachel Bartels added 15 for the Panthers.


ALBANY 60, JUDA 50


Juda (50)—Dunwiddie, 0-1-1; Riese, 2-0-5; Klem, 5-4-17; Bartels, 6-2-15; Kiser, 2-0-4; Boeke, 3-2-8. Totals: 18-9-50.


Albany (60)—Bump, 7-0-14; Blumer, 9-7-27; Best, 1-0-2; Peach, 1-6-8; Schulz, 3-1-7; Pfeuti, 0-2-2. Totals: 21-16-60.


Juda 14 7 11 18—50


Albany 16 11 11 22—60


Three-point goals—Juda 5 (Riese, Klem 3, Bartels), Albany 2 (Blumer). Free throws missed—Juda 9, Albany 9. Total fouls—Juda 19, Albany 16.


Junior varsity—Jud won.


Capitol


n Lakeside 67, Wisconsin Heights 45—All 11 Lakeside Lutheran players scored as the Warriors tuned up for a major Capitol North showdown by winning a nonconference crossover game from the South’s second-place team.


The Warriors (13-3, 6-1), who have won 11 straight, play at top-ranked Columbus (16-0, 7-0) in a Friday night battle for the North Division lead. Lakeside hasn’t loss since a narrow 48-43 setback against the Cardinals in December.


Kayla Ridgeman led Lakeside’s balanced against Wisconsin Heights (12-3, 5-1) with 13 points. Hannah Hackbarth had 11 points, while Alyssa Allister and Jenna Luisier each had 10 for Lakeside.


Ali Wilkinson had 23 points and Kaia Friske 17 for Wisconsin Heights.


LAKESIDE 67, WIS. HEIGHTS 45


Wisconsin Heights (45)—Friske, 7-3-17; Booth, 1-0-2; Wilkinson, 9-5-23; Brunner, 1-1-3. Totals: 18-9-45.


Lakeside Lutheran (67)—Allister, 4-0-10; Carlson, 3-2-8; Anthon, 1-0-2; Ridgeman, 6-1-13; Denzer, 1-0-2; Draeger, 1-0-2; Luisier, 3-2-10; Henning, 0-1-1; Hackbarth, 4-2-11; Bruni, 2-0-4; Finger, 2-0-4. Totals: 27-8-67.


Wis. Heights 15 9 10 11—45


Lakeside 20 18 13 16—67


Three-point goals—Lakeside 5 (Allister 2, Luisier 2, Hackbarth). Free throws missed—Wisconsin Heights 5, Lakeside Lutheran 2. Total fouls—Wisconsin Heights 13, Lakeside Lutheran 18.


Junior varsity—Lakeside 64, Wisconsin Heights 21.


Trailways South


Williams Bay pitched a second-quarter shutout en route to a 48-22 victory Madison Abundant Life in Trailways South girls basketball Tuesday night.


The Bulldogs (7-7, 4-5) were in control after an 18-7 first quarter, but added to their advantage in a 4-0 second quarter and put the game out of reach in 16-3 third quarter.’


Hannah Szalewski led Williams Bay with 15 points, all on five three-point goals. Becca Hobbs added 10 points as the Bulldogs dropped Abundant Life to 0-10 in the conference and 0-15 overall.


WILLIAMS BAY 48, ABUNDANT LIFE 22


Abundant Life (22)—Burnard, 2-0-5; Zernov, 2-0-5; Tews, 2-1-5; Lamb, 2-0-4; Castleberg, 1-0-3. Totals: 9-1-22.


Williams Bay (48)—Sandberg, 3-1-7; Tadje, 3-2-8; H. Grosso, 2-0-4; Hobbs, 5-2-12; Szalewski, 5-0-15; Forester, 1-0-2. Totals: 19-5-48.


Abundant Life 8 0 3 11—22


Williams Bay 17 4 16 11—48


Three-point goals—Abundant Life 3 (Burnard, Zernov, Castleberg), Williams Bay 5 (Szalewski 5). Free throws missed—Abundant Life 2, Williams Bay 3. Total fouls—Abundant Life 12, Williams Bay 10.



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