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Middleton girls advance with win

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March 18, 2011

Top-ranked and Big Eight Conference champion Middleton took advantage of 29 made free throws in winning the Division 1 Verona Sectional semifinal game, 75-66, over Madison East.


Middleton (24-1) will play Verona (18-6) in the sectional final game Saturday.


The Cardinals raced out to a 23-10 lead after the first quarter and were never threatened.


In a game that featured 81 free throws, Middleton made 29 of 48.


Kirsten Gunderson had 15 to lead Middleton, while University of Wisconsin recruit Mikailah Dyer had 20 points for East (14-9).


MIDDLETON 75, EAST 66


Middleton (75)—Eklund, 14; Gardner, 14; Gunderson, 15; McCauley, 4; Passini, 6; Williams, 8; Staples, 2; Rongstad, 9; Sullivan, 3. Totals: 20-29-75.


East (66)—Bading, 1; Deang, 6; Dyer, 20; Jackson, 10; Justice, 20; Hudkins, 4; Rozzell, 2. Totals: 18-26-66.


Middleton 23 17 17 18—75


Madison East 10 16 21 19—66


Three-point goals—Middleton 6 (Gardner 2, Passini 2, Sullivan, McCauley), East 4 (Daniels, Deang, Dyer, Hudkins). Free throws missed—Middleton 19, East 7. Total fouls—Middleton 23, East 29. Fouled out—Hudkins.


n Verona 60, Oconomowoc 53—The Wildcats used an 18-8 advantage in the third quarter in pulling away for the Division 1 sectional semifinal win.


Verona (18-6) will play Big Eight Conference champion Middleton (24-1) in the title game of the Verona Sectional on Saturday.


Ashley Bartow had 18 points to lead Verona, which lost both regular season games to top-ranked Middleton.


VERONA 60, OCONOMOWOC 53


Verona (60)—Fitch, 2; Tvedt, 14; Bartow, 18; Twing, 2; Kant, 9; Cropp, 10. Totals: 19-17-60.


Oconomowoc (53)—Prom, 8; Hall, 18; Klitzing, 2; Vande Zande, 2; Brooks, 3; Thelen 20. Totals: 19-4-53.


Verona 9 19 18 14—60


Oconomowoc 7 21 8 17—53


Three-point goals—Verona 5 (Bartow 2, Tvedt 2, Witte), Oconomowoc 11 (Thelen 6, Hall 4, Brooks). Free throws missed—Verona 6, Oconomowoc 5. Total fouls—Verona 12, Oconomowoc 14.



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