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Milton's Blumer scores 44

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Gazette Staff
March 10, 2012
— Morgan Blumer is all you need to know about the Milton High’s girls basketball fortunes Friday night.

Blumer scored 44 points, including an amazing 25 in the second quarter, to lead the Red Hawks to a 68-55 victory over visiting Stoughton in a WIAA Division 2 regional semifinal.


“She’s special,” Milton coach Scott Randall said.


The Red Hawks (17-6) have won 12 of their last 13 games, and will host Fort Atkinson (14-9) in a regional final at 7 p.m. tonight.


The teams split their Badger South Conference games during the regular season.


Blumer, a 5-foot-10 junior center, was unstoppable Friday night. After scoring four points in the first quarter, she scored all 25 of the Red Hawks’ points in the second quarter.


Randall said he was unaware Blumer had anywhere near 44 points. She entered the game needing 21 points to break the 1,000-point career mark.


“It was a close game,” Randall said. “I took an assistant coach to confirm that she had 21 so we could announce it to the crowd after that game. He came back and said, ‘44.’ I said, ‘44 what?’”


Blumer had a pair of three-pointers, seven two-pointers and made all five of her free throws to outscore Stoughton, 25-20, in the eight-minute span.


The 25-point quarter broke the Milton single-quarter record of 18 by Kristy Roherty, and the 29 in a half broke the record of 24 set by Kathie Kruizenga.


The 44 points were three short of the school record held by Roherty. Blumer finished with 12 field goals, four three-pointers and 8 of 9 free throws.


Tessa Mersberger led the Vikings (7-17) with 15 points.


MILTON 68, STOUGHTON 55


Stoughton (55)—Dumas, 2-0-4; Schultz, 4-3-11; Mersberger, 5-3-15; Gross, 3-0-8; Christoffersen, 2-3-7; Robson, 2-6-10. Totals: 18-15-55.


Milton (68)—Blumer, 16-8-44; S. Stair, 4-0-9; Grishow, 0-2-2; Westrick, 1-1-3; Davis, 1-0-3; Harms, 3-0-7. Totals: 25-11-68.


Stoughton 15 20 5 15—55


Milton 18 25 13 12—68


Three-point goals—Stoughton 4 (Mersberger 2, Gross 2), Milton 7 (Blumer 4, S. Stair, Davis, Harms). Free throws missed—Stoughton 4, Milton 2. Total fouls—Stoughton 16, Milton 17. Fouled out—Robson, Harms.


n Fort Atkinson 60, Delavan-Darien 33—Fort Atkinson used a 17-1 run in the middle of the game to take control over visiting Delavan-Darien and advance to tonight regional final game at Milton.


The Blackhawks led, 27-17, with about 1˝ minutes left in the half and outscored the visitors, 6-1 to close out the half. Fort Atkinson then scored the first 11 points of the second half to go up, 44-18.


Ten Fort Atkinson players scored, led by Lexie Wiegand’s 13 points with eight of those coming in the second quarter. Lauren Pfeifer added 10 points.


Fort Atkinson is 14-9.


Sophomore guard Kylie Collins led the Comets (6-17) with 13 points.


FORT ATKINSON 60, DELAVAN-DARIEN 33


Delavan-Darien (33)—Collins, 5-0-13; Gaspar, 1-0-2; Paul, 0-2-2; Rendon, 1-3-5; Buhler, 0-5-5; Peyer, 0-1-1; McLernon, 0-2-2; Polster, 1-0-3. Totals: 8-13-33.


Fort Atkinson (60)—Reed, 0-2-2; E. Bare, 3-2-8; Wiegand, 5-2-13; M. Bare, 1-2-5; Foerster, 1-4-6; Biefang, 1-1-4; Fitzgerald, 1-0-2; Holman, 1-5-7; Pfeifer, 5-0-10; Gartland, 1-1-3. Totals: 19-19-60.


Delavan-Darien 9 9 4 11—33


Fort Atkinson 15 18 16 11—60


Three-point goals—Delavan-Darien 4 (Collins 3, Polster), Fort Atkinson 3 (Wiegand, M. Bare, Biefang). Free throws missed—Delavan-Darien 14, Fort Atkinson 10. Total fouls—Delavan-Darien 21, Fort Atkinson 23.


Wilmot 55, Elkhorn 44—The visiting Panthers were dialed in from long distance in upsetting the Elks in the Division 2 regional semifinal game.


Kaytlyn Eidson made six of Wilmot’s 10 three-point baskets and finished with 23 points.


Wilmot plays at Whitewater (21-2) in a regional final game tonight.


Grace Ames led Elkhorn with 11 points.


WILMOT 55, ELKHORN 44


Wilmot (55)—Clements, 2-3-9; Hutchinson, 2-2-7; Vozel, 2-3-7; Tenhagen, 2-2-6; Eidson, 7-3-23; Damon, 1-0-3. Totals: 16-13-55.


Elkhorn (44)—Johnson, 1-2-4; Hauser, 3-1-8; Reeves, 2-0-4; Er. Schahczinski, 2-0-6; Kolacke, 1-0-2; E, Schahczinski, 4-1-9; Ames, 4-3-11. Totals: 17-7-44.


Wilmot 12 13 16 14—55


Elkhorn 7 13 9 15—44


Three-point goals—Wilmot 10 (Eidson 6, Clements 2, Damon, Hutchinson), Elkhorn 3 (Er. Schahczinski 2, Hauser). Free throws missed—Wilmot 9, Elkhorn 2. Total fouls—12, Elkhorn 19.


? n Whitewater 62, Oregon 51—The fifth-ranked Whippets, behind 26 points from sophomore Brooke Trewyn, coasted to the Division 2 regional semifinal win.


Whitewater (21-2) host Wilmot tonight in a regional title game.


The Whippets pulled away with 19-10 advantage in the fourth quarter.


Courtney Samuels added 14 for Whitewater, while Maranda Ricker had 18 to lead Oregon (6-18).


WHITEWATER 62, OREGON 51


Oregon (51)—Peach, 2-4-9; Ricker, 6-3-18; Rosemeyer, 1-0-2; Nelson, 1-3-5; Gits, 5-1-13; Bing, 1-2-4. Totals: 16-13-51.


Whitewater (62)—Masterson, 1-4-6; Trewyn, 7-10-26; Gabbey, 1-0-2; Griep, 3-4-10; Harty, 2-0-4; Samuels, 5-4-14. Totals: 19-22-62.


Oregon 15 13 13 10—51


Whitewater 11 20 12 19—62


Three-point goals—Oregon 6 (Ricker 3, Gits 2, Peach), Whitewater 2 (Trewyn 2). Free throws missed—Oregon 4, Whitewater 11. Total fouls—Oregon 22, Whitewater 16. Fouled out—Gits.



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