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Evansville, Clinton advance, other scores

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Gazette staff
March 7, 2012

A stellar team performance from the free-throw line Tuesday led Evansville to a 63-58 victory over Walworth Big Foot in a WIAA Division 3 regional girls basketball opener at Evansville.


The Blue Devils made 27 of 36 free throws, including 15 of 20 in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.


Evansville (7-16) plays at East Troy (20-2) at 7 p.m. Friday.


Evansville led 28-22 at the half and 44-36 after three quarters. The Chiefs gained a 22-19 advantage in the fourth quarter, but came within only four points of the lead.


Evansville’s Kayla Klitzman scored 10 of her 20 points in the third quarter and made 5 of 8 free throws in the fourth quarter. Britanti Isham scored 22 points for Big Foot.


EVANSVILLE 63, BIG FOOT 58

Big Foot (58)—Petkoff, 5-2-13; Young 2-0-4; Isham, 7-4-22; Kovrack, 1-1-3; Ke.Wedig, 1-0-2; Pierce, 1-1-3; Ka. Wedig, 2-1-5; Lueck, 3-0-6. Totals: 22-9-58.


Evansville (63)—Kinney, 2-5-11; Eager, 1-7-10; Klitzman, 7-6-20; Greenleaf, 1-2-5; Sperry, 1-0-2; Phalin, 1-2-4; Abey 2-3-7; Reynolds, 1-2-4. Tot als: 16-27-63.


Big Foot 8 14 14 22—58


Evansville 17 11 16 19—63


Three-point goals—Big Foot 5 (Petkoff, Isham 4), Evansville 4 (Kinney 2, Eager, Greenleaf) Free throws missed—Big Foot 3, Evansville 9. Total fouls—Big Foot 21, Evansville 14


-- Clinton 67, Turner 41—Megan Lantz had a perfect game to lead the Cougars over the Trojans in a WIAA Division 3 girls basketball regional opener.


Clinton (17-7) plays at Edgerton (15-7) at 7 p.m. Friday in a regional semifinal.


Lantz made three straight three-point baskets, two straight two-pointers and six straight free throws for a game-high 19 points. Teammates Mallory Niemann and Heather Buckler scored 14 and 12 points, respectively.


CLINTON 67, TURNER 41

Beloit Turner (41)—Washburn, 4-2-10; Williams, 2-0-4; Lautesbach, 1-1-3; Bordon, 1-0-3; Smith, 2-1-5; Kirzmacher, 5-0-10; Burns, 1-2-4; Oskam, 0-2-2. Totals: 16-8-41


Clinton (67)—Jacobson, 2-0-5; Ehle, 1-0-2; Lantz, 5-6-19; Ciochon, 1-0-3; Buckler, 5-2-12; Nickel, 2-2-6; Vance, 2-0-4; Kemp, 1-0-2; Niemann, 5-4-14. Totals: 24-14-67.


Beloit Turner 4 5 17 15—41


Clinton 17 21 17 12—67


Three-point goals—Turner 1 (Bordon), Clinton 5 (Jacobson, Lantz, Ciochon). Free throws missed—Turner 5, Clinton 9. Total fouls—Turner 14, Clinton 11.


-- Oregon 49, McFarland 42—Maddy Gits scored all 13 of her points in the second half to spark the Panthers’ come-from-behind victory.


Oregon (5-17) plays at top-seed Whitewater (20-2) at 7 p.m. Friday.


The Panthers trailed 21-17 at the half and 33-32 after three quarters. Oregon gained a 17-9 advantage in the fourth quarter for the victory.


Sidney Peach sank six straight free throws in the fourth quarter to lead Oregon. Christine Hettinger scored 12 points for McFarland and Riley Rosemeyer added 12 points for Oregon.


OREGON 49, MCFARLAND 42

McFarland (42)—Gilbertson, 2-3-7; Hettinger, 6-0-12; Winer, 2-4-8; Ewelt, 2-2-6; Runde, 3-0-9. Totals: 15-9-42


Oregon (49)—Urban, 3-0-6; Peach, 0-6-6; Ricker, 1-3-6; Rosemeyer, 4-4-12; Gits, 5-3-13; Bing, 3-0-6. Totals: 16-16-49


McFarland 9 12 12 9—42


Oregon 10 7 15 17—49


Three-point gioals—McFarland 3 (Runde), Oregon 1 (Ricker). Free throws missed—McFarland 6, Oregon 11. Total fouls—McFarland 15, Oregon 16. Fouled out—Ricker.


Division 2

Stoughton High advanced for its third game against Milton this season by defeated visiting Westosha Central, 64-37, in a Division 2 regional opener Tuesday night.


The Vikings (7-16) play at Milton in a 7 p.m. regional semifinal Friday.


Junior guard Tessa Mersberger scored 20 points, including six three-pointers, to lead the Vikings past Westosha.


Two Vikings recorded double-doubles. Maren Schultz, a 5-foot-11 sophomore, had 13 points and 16 rebounds, while junior forward Megan Robson had 11 points and 10 rebounds.


Senior guard Abbie Reeves scored 29 points for the Falcons (6-17).


The Red Hawks (16-6) defeated Stoughton twice during the Badger South Conference regular season.


The Red Hawks won, 60-55 at Stoughton on Jan. 5, and outscored the Vikings, 21-6 in the fourth quarter, to pull away for a 66-50 victory at Milton on Feb. 10.


STOUGHTON 64, WESTOSHA 37

Westosha (37)—Reeves, 6-14-29; Krueger, 1-0-3; Zietsma, 1-3-5. Totals: 8-17-37.


Stoughton (64)—Dumas, 0-3-3; Schultz, 4-5-13; Mersberger, 10-0-26; Gross, 3-1-9; Christofferson, 1-0-2; Robson, 2-7-11. Totals: 20-16-64.


Westosha 7 10 7 13—37


Stoughton 16 11 19 18—64


Three-point goals—Westosha 4 (Reeves 3, Krueger), Stoughton 8 (Mersberger 6, Gross 2). Free throws missed—Westosha 3, Stoughton 7. Total fouls—Westsoha 18, Stoughton 19.


Division 1

-- Beloit 68, Burlington 40—Courtney Draeving sank five three-point baskets and scored 22 points to lead the Purple Knights to victory in a WIAA Division 1 regional opener at Burlingtion.


The Knights (3-20) play at Franklin (14-8) at 7 p.m. Friday.


BELOIT 68, BURLINGTON 40

Beloit (68)—Johnson, 3-5-11; Whittington, 4-4-12; Anderson, 0-1-1; Griffin, 1-0-2; Draeving, 8-1-22; Hamus, 0-1-1; Kiger, 2-2-6; Larson-Osborne, 3-0-7; White, 2-0-6. Totals: 23-14-68


Burlington (40)—Aldrich, 2-4-9; Richter, 1-0-2; Gordon, 1-1-3; Schmalfeldt, 1-0-3; Dirks, 10-1-3; Cesarz, 3-0-6; Rock, 2-1-5; Taylor, 2-0-4; Robers, 2-1-5; Totals: 15-8-40


Beloit Memorial 13 18 16 21—68


Burlington 13 11 3 13—40


Three-point goals—Beloit 8 (Draving 5, Larson-Osborne, White 2). Burlington 2 (Aldrich, Schmalfeldt), Free throws missed—Beloit 16, Burlington 11. Total fouls—Beloit 16, Beloit 22.



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