Jessa Burling’s 26 points were enough to send the Demons past Elkhorn in a Southern Lakes Conference girls basketball game Friday night.

Burlington overcame a three-point halftime deficit and Burling recorded 16 of her points in the second half. The Demons (9-6, 6-2 SLC) are two games back of league-leading Union Grove.

Morgan Hunter and Payton Christensen led the Elks (6-7, 2-6 SLC) with 11 points each.

BURLINGTON 53, ELKHORN 45

Burlington (53)—Garwood 1-0-2; Crabtree 2-1-5; Askin 1-0-2; Anderson 3-0-6; Matson 2-4-9; Burling 7-12-26; Johnson 1-1-3. Totals: 15-17-53.

Elkhorn (45)—Rand 2-4-8; Remington 3-0-6; Christensen 4-2-11; Trombley 0-1-1; Ivey 3-2-8; Hunter 5-1-11. Totals: 17-10-45.

Burlington 20 33—53

Elkhorn 23 22—45

Three-point goals—Burlington 1 (Matson), Elkhorn 1 (Christensen). Free throws missed—Burlington 10, Elkhorn 9.

Badger 51, Waterford 45—Fourteen points from Courtney Oomens led the Badgers over Waterford Friday night.

Waterford took a 25-24 lead into halftime before the Badgers closed out their ninth win of the season. Katie Rohner led the Wolverines with 14 points.

BADGER 51, WATERFORD 45

Waterford (45)—Karpinski 2-0-4; Anderson 2-0-6; Rohner 6-0-14; Obluck 2-0-4; Loppnow 1-2-4; Werner 1-0-2; Benavides 0-1-1; Fitzgerald 2-0-4; Reynolds 3-0-6. Totals: 19-3-45.

Badger (51)—Deering 2-0-5; Kleeman 0-4-4; Nurnberg 1-0-3; Amann 2-0-5; Wieseman 0-2-2; A. Todd 2-2-6; Oomens 4-6-14; Moss 5-2-12. Totals: 16-16-51.

Waterford 25 20—45

Badger 24 27—51

Three-point goals—Waterford 4 (Anderson 2, Rohner 2), Badger 3 (Deering, Nurnberg, Amann). Free throws missed—Waterford 12, Badger 16. Fouls—Waterford 22, Badger 13.

Wilmot 57, Delavan-Darien 43—After snapping a 10-game losing streak Tuesday, the Comets couldn’t keep their momentum going Friday against the Panthers.

Wilmot (10-5, 7-1 SLC) is in second place behind Union Grove in the Southern Lakes Conference standings. Delavan-Darien (2-11, 0-8 SLC) will face the league leaders Tuesday.

Jaida Speth scored 21 points, including 10 from the free-throw line, in the loss. The Comets tied their season high with 27 free-throw attempts.

“I thought we did a nice job getting to the line,” Delavan-Darien coach Marty Speth said. “We just did not capitalize on some inside shots that we needed to compete better.”

WILMOT 57, DELAVAN-DARIEN 43

Wilmot (57)—Lamberson 2-0-6, Alexander 3-2-9, Lesko 4-1-9, Bell 3-2-8, Klahs 1-0-3, Ketterhagen 3-0-6, Jenkins 1-0-2. Totals: 23-7-57.

Delavan-Darien (43)—Jas. Speth 1-0-2, Timmerman 2-4-8, Jaida Speth 5-10-21, Ream 1-0-2, Anderson 2-3-8, Torres Raby 1-0-2. Totals: 12-17-43.

Wilmot 31 26—57

Delavan-Darien 15 28—43

3-point goals—Wilmot 4 (Lamberson 2, Alexander 1, Klahs 1), D-D 2 (J. Speth, Anderson). Free throws missed—Wilmot 12, D-D 10. Total fouls—Wilmot 21, D-D 15.

Boys

Burlington 51, Elkhorn 26—The second half was an uphill climb for the Elks, who found themselves down just a single point at halftime.

From that point on the Elks wouldn’t get a sniff of the lead, being outscored 25-11 in the second half and finishing with just eight made baskets and no three-pointers.

Burlington senior Grant Tully led all scorers with 11 points and Vince Umnus led the Elks with five points. The loss is Elkhorn’s third in a row and drops the Elks to 7-6 on the season. Burlington improves to 8-4 with the win.

BURLINGTON 51, ELKHORN 26

Elkhorn (26)—Lauderdale 1-2-4; Larson 0-3-3; L. Umnus 2-0-4; Davey 1-2-4; McDonald 1-0-2; V. Umnus 1-3-5; LaBlanc 1-0-2; Brown 1-0-2. Totals: 8-10-26.

Burlington (51)—Tully 3-4-11; Safar 2-4-9; Ohm 1-1-3; Krause 2-0-6; Strommen 0-1-1; Pesick 3-0-6; Webley 4-0-8; Turzenski 1-4-5. Totals: 17-13-51.

Elkhorn 15 11—26

Burlington 16 25—51

Three point goals—Elkhorn 0, Burlington 4 (Krause 2, Tully 1, Safar 1). Free throws missed—Elkhorn 3, Burlington 11.

Waterford 73, Badger 60—The Badgers suffered their eighth straight loss Friday. A box score was not reported.

Wilmot 79, Delavan Darien 47—The Comets fell to 2-11 following a 32-point loss to the Panthers. A box score was not reported.

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