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North holds off South in Division 2 girls basketball

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Craig Henquinet/Special to the Gazette
June 20, 2010
— Once the North got the lead in the first half, it refused to give it back.

With seven of its 10 players scoring in the fourth quarter, the North held off the South to capture a 78-72 victory in the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association all-star game for Division 2 girls Saturday morning.


Despite a rugged first quarter on the Madison Area Technical College floor, the South overcame nine turnovers to take a short-lived 13-8 lead. But Hayward’s Morgan Lee made a leaner in the lane to give the North a 17-15 lead 34 seconds into the second quarter that it would not relinquish.


“They were hitting their shots,” said graduated Brodhead center Dana Lewis, who came off the bench for the South and contributed eight points and six rebounds.


“They shot really well, and we missed a couple key shots. The momentum went their way.


“It took awhile to play together, since we hadn’t played with each other before. But once we got those early turnovers out of the way, it got a little better.”


Megan Tkachuk of New Berlin Eisenhower led the South with 18 points. Monroe’s Ashley Hermanson and Pewaukee’s Shannon Kalamarz each added 11.


Ashland’s Catie Zepczyk led the North with 19 points, including 14 in the second half.


The South never allowed the North to pull away and cut the deficit to 64-61 with 5:13 remaining after two free throws from Bradley University recruit Kelsey Budd of Sauk Prairie.


But the South could not claw all the way back. Hermanson’s basket underneath cut the deficit to 69-65 with 3:45 left. That was close as the it got, however, as the South pulled within four points on three different occasions in the final three minutes, but the North responded each time.


“They stepped up their pressure and were hitting their shots,” Hermanson said. “We couldn’t hit our shots, and they were hitting everything. It just wasn’t our day to shoot.”


The clincher came with 30 seconds left, as Zepczyk made her final basket underneath to hand the North the 78-72 advantage.


“That North squad has a ton of talent,” South coach Todd Hansen of Pewaukee said. “They had five first-team all-state kids on that team, and we had two.


“They were also bigger than us, and they took advantage of some things inside. But, I was proud of my kids.


“We just never got over the hump.”


But even in defeat, it was a successful week for the South.


“It was a great week,” Lewis added. “We spent all of our time together. It was a lot of fun.”


NORTH 78, SOUTH 72


North (78)—Hover 2-9 1-5 0-0 5, Backes 2-6, 2-3 0-0 6, Lee 3-9 0-3 6, Holbach 4-6 0-0 0-0 8, VandenBerg 2-4 0-0 0-0 4, Rosenow 1-6 0-2 2-2 4, Raymond 5-12 2-3 1-2 13, Koeck 2-5 1-2 5-7 10, Schroeder 1-7 1-4 0-0 3, Zepczyk 8-13 0-0 3-5 19. Totals: 30-77 7-22 11-17 78.


South (72)—Sutter, 0-4 0-3 2-4 2, Hering 2-4 1-2 0-2 5, Budd 2-10 0-1 5-6 9, Flood 0-4 0-4 0-0 0, Hermanson 4-9 0-1 3-5 11, Tkachuk 6-9 3-5 3-4 18, Kalamarz 2-3 1-2 6-6 11, Guhl 3-6 0-1 2-4 8, Lewis 3-7 0-1 2-3 8. Totals: 22-56- 5-10 23-34 72.


North 10 20 25 23—76


South 13 13 21 25—72


Three-point goals—North 7-22 (Hover 1-5, Backes 2-3, Lee 0-3, Rosenow 0-2, Raymond 2-3, Koeck 1-2, Schroeder 1-4), South 5-20 (Sutter 0-3, Hering 1-2, Budd 0-1, Flood 0-4, Hemanson 0-1, Tkachuk 3-5, Kalamarz 1-2, Guhl 0-1, Lewis 0-1). Rebounds—North 49 (Zepczyk 11), South 42 (Flood 7). Assists—North 13 (Schroeder 4), South 13 (Budd 4). Total fouls—North 25, South 22.


Division 1


n South 73, North 69—Kelly Frings of WIAA state champion Milwaukee Pius hit a lay-up with five seconds left to seal South’s narrow victory over the North.


Frings also made a lay-up to put the South ahead for good at 66-65 with 4:56. remaining.


Milwaukee King’s Jasmine Reynolds was the game leader with 19 points for the South. Oak Creek’s Angela Rodriguez had 14 for the South, and Frings scored 11.


Sun Prairie’s Paige Alibi had 12 points for the North.


SOUTH 73, NORTH 69


North (69)—Alibi 4-7 2-8 2-2 12, Varsho 3-6 0-0 1-2 7, Waldvogel 6-15 2-7 0-2 14, Andrist 3-2 1-4 0-0 7, Olson 3-8 0-0 2-2 8, Krueger 4-10 3-7 0-0 11, Masiak 2-7 0-0 0-0 4, VanRooy 1-2 1-2 1-2 4, Stanley 1-4 0-2 0-0 2. Totals: 27-81 9-30 6-10 69.


South (73)—Brandenberg 1-8 0-0 5-8 7, Tackey 1-5 1-1 1-2 4, Lamberg 2-5 0-0 2-2 6, Rodriguez 5-13 0-4 4-6 14, Frings 5-12 1-4 0-2 11, Reynolds 4-7 3-4 8-13 19, Wortman 2-10 0-1 0-0 4, Thomas 0-2 0-0 0-0 0, Herman 4-10 0-2 0-2 8. Totals: 24-72 5-16 20-35 73.


North 20 14 19 16—69


South 20 22 12 19—73


Three-point goals—North 9-30 (Albi 2-8, Waldvogel 2-7, Andrist 1-4, Krueger 3-7, Van Rooy 1-2, Stanley 0-2), South 5-16 (Tackey 1-1, Rodriguez 0-4, Frings 1-4, Reynolds 3-4, Wortman 0-1, Herman 0-2). Rebounds—North 51 (Waldvogel 10, Albi 9), South 60 (Brandenberg 13, Frings 10). Assists—North 11 (Waldvogel 2, Andrist 2, Van Rooy 2), South 14 (Rodriguez 7). Total fouls—North 19, South 13.


Division 3


n North 53, South 49—Orfordville Parkview’s Jenna Larsen contributed nine rebounds, but her South team came up short after rallying from a 48-34 deficit in the fourth quarter.


Manitowoc Roncalli’s Moriah Mitchell led the North with 13 points. Ozaukee’s Kaitlyn Thill had 10 for the South.


NORTH 53, SOUTH 49


North (53)—Olp 2-6 0-1 0-0 4, Pitt 2-5 1-2 0-0 5, Mitchell 5-15 2-6 1-2 13, Campeau 2-2 0-0 2-4 6, Courtney 2-5 0-0 1-2 5, Doucette 2-8 2-6 0-0 6, C. Wanish 0-3 0-2 0-0 0, L. Wanish 3-8 1-4 0-0 7, Anderson 0-1 0-0 1-2 1, Harrison 3-10 0-0 0-0 6. Totals: 21-63 6-21 5-10 53.


South (49)—Telschow 3-8 0-1 0-0 6, Thill 1-9 0-4 8-9 10, Langmeier 3-7 0-0 2-2 10, Kaiser 3-7 0-0 0-0 6, Larsen 0-3 0-0 2-2 2, Grashen 0-4 0-3 0-0 0, Schmitz 1-11 0-5 5-6 7, Rothe 3-5 0-0 0-0 6, Dahl 1-1 0-0 0-0 1, Hubbard 1-3 0-0 0-0 2. Totals: 16-58 0-13 17-19 49.


North 18 15 15 5—53


South 12 10 12 15—49


Three-point goals—North 6-21 (Olp 0-1, Pitt 1-2, Mitchell 2-6, Doucette 2-6, C. Wanish 0-2, L. Wanish 1-4), South 0-13 (Telschow 0-1, Thill 0-4, Grashen 0-3, Schmitz 0-5). Rebouands—North 41 (Courtney 9), South 48 (Langmeier 10, Larsen 9). Assists—North 8 (Doucette 2), South 3 (Thill 2). Totl fouls—North 20, South 15.


Division 4


n South 60, North 58—Lake Country Lutheran’s Emily Dufek hit a free throw with 1:34 remaining and Central Wisconsin Christian’s Jaimie Kok added another with 12 seconds left as the South broke a 58-58 tie to defeat the North.


Kok also was the leading scorer with 16 points. Hannah Osowski of Wisconsin Rapids Assumption led the North with 15.


SOUTH 60, NORTH 58


North (58)—Thorson 1-4 1-4 0-0 3, Siewert 2-8 0-0 0-0 4, Osowski8 4-9 2-2 5-6 15, Heeg 3-7 0-0 0-0 6, Junk 0-3 0-0 1-2 1, Lehman 3-9 0-1 0-0 6, Hanley 3-7 2-5 0-0 8, Pilz 2-3 0-0 3-4 7, Anderholdt 2-4 1-2 1-2 6, Schude 1-8 0-0 0-0 2. Totals: 21-62, 6-14 10-14 58.


South (60)—Sullivan 2-6 1-5 0-0 5, Graham 2-6 0-1 0-0 4, Walek 1-6 0-1 0-1 2, Dufek 5-15, 0-0 3-4 13, Kok 5-8 0-0 6-7 16, Knapp 1-5 1-3 0-0 3, Place 2-2 0-0 0-0 4, Schobert 0-4 0-3 0-0 0, Reising 0-7 0-1 0-0 0, Wellnitz 5-13 0-4 3-6 13. Totals: 23-72 2-18 12-18 49.


North 11 19 16 12—58


South 14 17 14 15—60


Three-point goals—North 6-14 (Thorson 1-4, Osowski 2-2, Lehman 0-1, Hanley 2-5, Anderholdt 1-2), South 2-18 (Sullivan 1-5, Graham 0-1, Walek 0-1, Knapp 1-3, Schobert 0-3, Reising 0-1, Wellnitz 0-4). Rebounds—Norrh 45 (Heeg 7, Pilz 7, Schude 7), South 49 (Reising 10, Kok 9). Assists—North 12 (Hanley 4), South 9 (Sullivan 3). Total fouls—North 23, South 11.



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