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Wolverines turn back Comets, other scores

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Gazette Staff
February 11, 2012

The deficit wasn’t as large as the first time Delavan-Darien lost to Waterford this season, but the Wolverines were able to pull away for another Southern Lakes Conference boys basketball victory Friday night.


Waterford outscored the host Comets, 11-3, in the third quarter en route to a 55-36 victory.


The Wolverines (9-3 in the SLC, 12-6 overall) defeated Delavan-Darien, 73-37, at Waterford in December. The Comets trailed by 10 at halftime, 29-19, Friday but the Wolverines used the third quarter to take command.


Chris Benavides scored 16 points to lead Waterford.


Justin Held led the Comets (1-11, 2-17) with 16 points.


WATERFORD 55, DELAVAN-DARIEN 36

Waterford (55)—J. Steffens, 1-0-2; Hanson, 2-0-4; Bagley, 1-0-3; Benavides, 5-6-16; Fisher, 3-0-7; Rowder, 1-0-2; Hunsucker, 2-2-6; Schindler, 5-0-10; Peterson, 1-0-2. Totals: 21-8-55.


Delavan-Darien (36)—Heller, 2-2-7; S. Rodriguez, 2-1-6; Held, 6-2-16; Hembrook, 1-0-2; Supernaw, 1-0-2; Van Dyken, 1-1-3. Totals: 13-6-36.


Waterford 17 12 11 15—55


Delavan-Darien 10 9 3 14—36


Three-point goals—waterford 2 (Fisher, Bagley), Delavan-Darien 4 (Held 2, Rodriguez, Heller. Free throws missed—Waterford 0, Delavan-Darien 4. Total fouls—Waterford 14, Delavan-Darien 10.


-- Burlington 64, Badger 24—The Demons remained in first place in the Southern Lakes with the easy victory Friday night.


Badger failed to reach double figures in all four quarters.


BURLINGTON 64, BADGER 24

Badger (24)—Ashley, 0-2-2; Andressen, 1-1-3; Kozlowski, 1-0-3; Bahula, 2-0-4; Growel, 1-4-6; Weber, 1-3-6. Totals: 6-10-24.


Burlington (64)—Taylor, 2-0-5; Reda, 4-0-10; Biedrzycki, 4-0-10; Penzel, 3-2-8; Oldenburg, 0-1-1; Spleker, 0-2-2; Essman, 1-3-6; Peterson, 3-0-6; Conales, 1-0-2; Dennis, 2-4-8; Gerber, 3-0-6. Totals: 23-12-64.


Lake Geneva Badger 6 4 8 6—24


Burlington 19 7 20 18—64


Three-point goals—Badger 2 (Kozlowski, Weber), Burlington 6 (Reda 2, Biedrczyki, 2, Taylor, Essman). Free throws missed—Badger 3, Burlington 8.


-- Elkhorn 43, Union Grove 38—The Elks used a balanced scoring attack in posting the Southern Lakes upset.


Elkhorn led by one after three quarters and outscored Union Grove 16-12 in the fourth.


Matt Wolff scored 14 points, while teammate Andrew Kazikowski added 10 points in the loss for Union Grove.


ELKHORN 43, UNION GROVE 38

Elkhorn (43)—Dessent, 3-0-9; Malewski, 1-0-2; Newman, 3-2-8; J. Rios, 1-0-2; Anderson, 4-0-8; Smith, 2-0-4; Bryson, 4-0-9; A. Rios, 0-1-1. Totals: 18-3-43.


Union Grove (38)—Hugasian, 1-0-2; Wolff, 6-2-14; Hendon, 2-0-5; Catania, 2-0-5; Kazikowski, 3-4-10; Ostrowski, 1-0-2. Totals: 15-6-35.


Elkhorn 8 9 10 16—43


Union Grove 6 10 10 12—38


Three-point goals—Elkhorn 4 (Dessent 3, Bryson), Union Grove 2 (Herndon, Calansa). Free throws missed—Elkhorn 3, Union Grove 4. Total fouls—Elkhorn 13, Union Grove 14.



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