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Jefferson stays close to leaders

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Gazette Staff
February 17, 2010

Caylee Cottrell hit a shot heard ’round the Rock Valley North the last two days.


The 5-7 senior scored with two seconds left Monday night to give Jefferson High’s girls basketball team a 53-51 win over East Troy, keeping the defending champion Eagles in hot pursuit of the division co-leaders.


Jefferson (11-6, 9-4) pulled within a half-game of first place, while McFarland (12-5, 9-3) tied Edgerton (10-7, 9-3) for the lead. That set up a key matchup that sends Jefferson to McFarland on Thursday night.


The North race then will go down to the wire with Edgerton playing McFarland and Jefferson in the final two weeks.


Jefferson built a 10-point lead over East Troy but could not finish off the Trojans (7-10, 6-7) until the last shot. After the Trojans tied it at 51-51, Jessica Splittgerber missed a possible winning shot for the Eagles, but teammate Maggie Hutchison got the rebound.


Hutchison passed to Cottrell inside the free-throw line to set up the winning basket, giving the Eagles their second straight victory after breaking a four-game losing streak.


Cottrell and Kristin Wagner each had 14 points to pace Jefferson, and teammate Joanne Ruehl added 13.


JEFFERSON 53, EAST TROY 51

Jefferson (53)—Cottrell, 5-4-14; Wagner, 5-2-14; Splittgerber, 1-6-8; Ruehl, 5-3-13; Gnabasik, 1-0-2; Hutchison, 1-0-2; Janny, 0-0-0. Totals: 18-12-53.


East Troy (51)—Verick, 6-0-12; Leising, 1-0-2; Atchison, 4-3-11; Lambrechts, 4-0-10; Dolan, 2-2-7; Bakko, 1-1-3; Schahczinski, 1-3-5; Reimer, 0-1-1. Totals: 19-10-51.


Jefferson 14 13 16 10—53


East Troy 11 6 19 15—51


Three-point goals—Jefferson 5 (Cottrell 3, Wagner 2), East Troy 3 (Lambrechts 2, Dolan). Free throws missed—Jefferson 13, East Troy 8. Total fouls—Jefferson 18, East Troy 19. Fouled out—Janny.


-- Evansville 61, Palmyra-Eagle 34—The Blue Devils (2-14, 2-10) romped to a 36-11 first-half lead en route to a Rock Valley crossover victory.


Sydney Westrick led Evansville with 14 points, while Kim Beggs had 12 and Kiersten Gragg with 11.


Dana Devine and Kelsey Harbeck each had 11 points for Palmyra-Eagle (0-18, 0-12), which didn’t get its first field goal until the second quarter.


EVANSVILLE 61, PALMYRA-EAGLE 34

Palmyra-Eagle (34)—Laine, 1-0-2; Watts, 1-3-5; Harbeck, 3-4-11; Roscizewski, 1-0-2; Devine, 4-1-11; Loduha, 1-0-3. Totals: 11-8-34.


Evansville (61)—O’Leary, 1-0-2; Gragg, 4-3-11; Eager, 2-0-4; Marx, 0-2-2; Westrick, 4-5-15; Klitzman, 2-4-8; Beggs, 6-0-12; Phalin, 0-3-3; Meredith, 0-2-2; Wendt, 1-0-2. Totals; 20-19-61.


Palmyra-Eagle 1 10 9 14—34


Evansville 14 22 17 8—61


Three-point goals—Palmyra-Eagle 4 (Harbeck, Devine, Loduah). Evansville 2 (Westrick). Free throws missed—Palmyra-Eagle 16, Evansville 8. Total fouls—Palmyra-Eagle 21. Evansville 22.


Nonconference

-- Milton 67, Wilmot 38—Morgan Blumer scored 14 points to lead Milton past visiting Wilmot in nonconference girls basketball.


Liz Eide added 10 points for the Red Hawks (15-2).


The Panthers fell to 5-12.


Morgan Blumer scored 14 points and Liz Eide added 10 points for Milton (15-2).


MILTON 67, WILMOT 38

Wilmot (38)—Ka. Galek, 1-3-5; Kr. Galek, 1-0-2; Steadman, 1-0-2; Hutchinson, 1-4-6; Vozel, 1-1-3; Abell, 0-1-1; O’Neill, 1-0-2; Dorn, 0-4-4; Herman, 3-4-11; Murdock, 0-2-2. totals: 9-19-38.


Milton (67)—Blumer, 6-2-14; Davis, 3-0-6; Negus, 3-2-9; Arnold, 1-0-2; Stair, 1-3-6; Eide, 4-2-10; Holapa, 2-2-6; McNall, 4-1-9; O’Leary, 2-2-6. Totals: 25-14-67.


Wilmot 7 10 8 13—38


Milton 18 12 18 19—67


Three-point goals—Wilmot 1 (Herman), Milton 1 (Negus). Free throws missed—Wilmot 6, Milton 9. Total fouls—Wilmot 14, Milton 18.


-- Delavan-Darien 56, Whitewater 39—Alana Cesarz scored 29 points to lead the Comets over the Whippets.


Delavan-Darien (13-4) led 35-16 at the half en route to the nonconference victory.


Courtney Flood added 12 points for the Comets. Kelsey Harms scored 14 points for Whitewater (6-12).


DELAVAN-DARIEN 56, WHITEWATER 39

Whitewater (39)—Masterson, 2-0-5; Jess. Shelbourn, 1-0-2; Harty, 0-1-1; Bowey, 2-0-4; Harms, 4-5-14; Runez, 0-1-1; Jul. Shelbourn, 1-1-4. Griep, 2-0-4; Samuels, 2-0-4. Totals: 14-8-56.


Delavan-Darien (56)—Miller, 3-0-7; Rendon, 1-0-2; O’Neil, 1-2-4; Flood, 5-1-12; Cesarz, 12-4-29; Hudson, 0-2-2. Totals: 22-10-56.


Whitewater 4 12 10 13—39


Delavan-Darien 10 25 9 12—56


Three-point goals—Whitewater 3 (Masterson, Harms, Jul. Shelbourn), Delavan-Darien 2 (Miller, Cesarz). Free throws missed—Whitewater 5, Delavan-Darien 0. Total fouls—Whitewater 14, Delavan-Darien 17.


-- East Troy 43, Burlington 40 (OT)—Brooke Lambrecht’s second three-point goal was the difference in overtime as the Trojans held off visiting Burlington.


Eight East Troy players scored in the game.


Lindsey Dickmann led Burlington with 13 points and Dani Evert scored 11 points in the loss.


EAST TROY 43, BURLINGTON 40 (OT)

Burlington (40)—Evert, 5-1-11; Webber, 2-0-4; McCarthy, 3-0-6; Tuinstra, 2-2-6; Dickmann, 5-0-13. Totals: 17-3-40.


East Troy (43)—Verick, 2-0-4; Leising, 1-0-2; Atchison, 3-2-9; Lambrechts, 2-0-6; Dolan, 3-1-8; Bakko, 1-0-2; Schamzinski, 2-2-6; Riemer, 2-2-6. Totals: 16-7-43.


Burlington 9 9 6 14 2—40


East Troy 13 8 8 9 5—43


Three-point goals—Burlington 3 (Dickman 3), East Troy 4 (Lambrechts 2, Atchison, Dolan). Free throws missed—Burlington 7, East Troy 6. Total fouls—Burlington 15, East Troy 14.



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