With contributions from several players, Milton High’s girls basketball team pulled away from visiting Wilmot in a WIAA Division 2 regional semifinal game Friday night.

Now, the top-seeded Jefferson Eagles await.

Senior Kailey Harbort scored 14 of her 24 points in the second half to lead the fourth-seeded Red Hawks to a 79-65 victory over the visiting Panthers. Milton overcame an early double-digit deficit to take a 35-34 lead at halftime.

Besides Harbort, Abbie Campion had eight of her 11 points in the second half, and Chloe Buescher had seven of her 10 points.

Carley Albrecht added four key free throws down the stretch, and Emma Martin poured in 19 points as the Red Hawks improved to 11-12.

Kenzi Ketterhagen had 15 points for Wilmot, which finished 13-10.

The Red Hawks play Jefferson, which squeaked by Waukesha West 37-35 in its regional semifinal, on the Eagles court at 7 p.m. tonight for a trip to the sectional.

MILTON 79, WILMOT 65

Wilmot (65)—Lamberson, 5-1-14; Alexander, 3-0-9; Lesko, 4-1-9; Leber, 1-0-2; Bell, 1-0-2; Klahs, 0-3-3; Ketterhagen, 6-0-15; Zenon, 2-3-7; Thompson, 1-2-4. Totals: 23-10-65.

Milton (79)—Martin, 5-7-19; Albrecht, 2-4-10; Buescher, 4-2-10; Harbort, 8-7-24; A. Campion, 3-3-11; Falk, 2-0-4; K. Campion, 0-1-1. Totals: 24-24-79.

Wilmot 34 31—65

Milton 35 44—79

Three-point goals—Milton 7 (Martin 2, Albrecht 2, Harbort, A. Campion 2), Wilmot 9 (Lamberson 3, Alexander 3, Ketterhagen 3). Free throws missed—Milton 12, Wilmot 7. Total fouls—Wilmot 27, Milton 18. Fouled out—Zenon.

Jefferson 37, Waukesha West 35—The top-ranked Eagles got an early tournament scare from Waukesha West, which missed a last-second 3-pointer.

The Eagles (22-1) host Milton at 7 p.m. today in a regional final.

Jefferson senior Parker Fetherston scored 10 points, including one of two free throws with 16 seconds left that gave the Eagles its two-point lead. Waukesha West (5-19) then ran the clock down to the buzzer and its game-winning attempt was off the mark.

Waukesha West (5-19) never led.

Callie Morrison led Jefferson with 13 points.

JEFFERSON 37, WAUKESHA WEST 35

Waukesha West (35)—Schultz, 5-6-17; Zanon, 1-0-3; Blaney, 0-2-2; Thierfelder, 1-0-2; Dixon, 1-3-5; Boling, 3-0-6. Totals: 11-11-35.

Jefferson (37)—Ganser, 1-3-5; Morrison, 4-5-13; Luengas, 1-0-2; Becker, 1-0-2; Fetherston, 3-3-10; Peterson, 0-1-1; Truman, 1-2-4. Totals: 11-14-37.

Waukesha West 15 20—35

Jefferson 16 21—37

Three-point goals—Waukesha West 2 (Schultz, Zanon), Jefferson 1 (Fethertson). Free throws missed—Waukesha West 5, Jefferson 9. Total fouls—Waukesha West 16, Jefferson 16.

Union Grove 66, Elkhorn 40—Union Grove’s balanced scoring was too much for the visiting Elks.

Haley Remington scored 11 points to lead the No. 7-seeded Elks, who finished 10-14.

UNION GROVE 66, ELKHORN 40

Elkhorn (40)—Rand, 1-0-2; Remington, 4-3-11; Christensen, 2-2-6; Ehrhardt, 1-0-2; Trmbley, 1-0-2; Ivey, 3-1-7; Hunter, 2-0-4; Koss, 2-0-6. Totals: 16-6-40.

Union Grove (66)—Bull, 1-3-6; Killberg, 5-0-14; Barber, 2-2-6; Clark, 2-1-5; Weis, 0-4-4; Slattery, 4-7-15; Kus, 5-0-12; Boyle, 1-2-4. Totals: 20-19-66.

Elkhorn 18 22—40

Union Grove 33 33—66

Three-point goals—Elkhorn 2 (Koss 2), Union Grove 6 (Killberg 4, Kus 2). Free throws missed—Elkhorn 4, Union Grove 3.

Division 3

Clinton 47, Martin Luther 45—A strong defensive effort sent No. 7-seeded Clinton past No. 2-seed Martin Luther 47-45 in a WIAA Division 3 regional semifinal game.

Liz Kalk and Molly Kemp each scored 13 points for the visiting Cougars (11-13) who will play at No. 3-seed Lakeside Lutheran tonight for a trip to the sectional.

“Our defense was outstanding,” said Clinton coach Kim Ciochon. “Our girls came ready to play, and we had a great following from our school. There was great energy in the gym.”

The Cougars had the lead most of the game against the Martin Luther, which finished 17-6.

“It was just a complete team effort,” Ciochon said.

CLINTON 47, MARTIN LUTHER 45

Clinton (47)—Kalk, 4-5-13; Welte, 1-5-8; Severson, 3-0-8; Roehl, 2-1-5; Kemp, 6-1-13. Totals: 16-12-47.

Martin Luther (45)—Kallas, 1-1-4; Jensen, 5-6-17; Briggs, 1-0-2; Brown, 5-0-11; Burris, 3-2-8; Osell, 0-3-3. Totals: 15-12-45.

Clinton 22 25—47

Martin Luther 24 21—45

Three-point goals—Clinton3 (Welte, Severson 2), Martin Luther 3 (Kallas, Jensen, Brown). Free throws missed—Clinton 12, Martin Luther 8. Total fouls—Clinton 16, Martin Luther 20. Fouled out—Brown.

Shoreland Lutheran 59, Whitewater 52—Shoreland Lutheran advanced to tonight’s regional semifinal against Big Foot by upsetting No. 4 seed Whitewater on the Whippets’ court Friday night.

Shoreland Lutheran was the No. 5 seed, and used 31 points by Chelby Koker to advance. Koker was 10-of-10 from the line. Lauren Heathcock added 22 points.

“We needed to do a better job at stopping their shots,” Whitewater coach Judy Harms said in an email.

“Tournament time, teams need to step it up, and tonight we just didn’t do that.”

Allison Heckert led the Whippets with 19 points. Miranda Reynolds added 14.

“We turned the ball over way to many times tonight, several during key moments, and had a very poor shooting night.”

SHORELAND LUTHERAN 59, WHITEWATER 52

Shoreland Lutheran (59)—Koker, 9-10-31; Koestler, 1-0-2; Pagel 1-0-2; Heathcock, 10-1-22; Brug, 1-0-2. Totals: 22-11-59.

Whitewater (52)—Heckert, 6-4-19; Grosinske, 1-2-4; Carollo, 2-2-6; Ketterhagen, 3-1-7; Skindingsrude, 1-0-2; Reynolds, 7-0-14. Totals: 20-9-52.

Shoreland 24 35—59

Whitewater 28 24—52

Three-point goals—Shoreland Lutheran 3 (Heckert 3), Whitewater 4 (Koker 3, Heathcock). Free throws missed—Shoreland Lutheran 2, Whitewater 6. Total fouls—Shoreland Lutheran 14, Whitewater 17.

Lakeside Lutheran 68, Turner 42—Senior guard Carson Nitz scored 19 points, but it was not enough for the visiting Trojans.

Turner, the No. 6 seed, finished the season 12-11. Olivia Tinder added 16 points in the loss.

Kalies Birkholtz and Ashley Fritz each had 14 points for the Warriors, who take a 17-6 record into their regional final game against visiting Clinton tonight.

LAKESIDE LUTHERAN 68, BELOIT TURNER 42

Lakeside Lutheran (68)—Birkholz 6-1-14; Birschbach, 2-1-5; Fritz, 6-2-14; Main, 2-1-5; Murray, 2-4-9; Shadoski, 4-4-12; Thiele, 1-0-2; Slonaker, 1-1-3; Willems, 1-0-2; Kuepers, 1-0-2. Totals: 26-14-68.

Turner (42)—Bosetti, 0-1-1; Wash, 1-0-2; Nitz, 7-4-19; Fobes, 1-0-2; Tinder, 3-9-16; Metzger, 1-0-2. Totals: 13-14-42.

Turner 26 16—42

Lakeside 33 35—68

Three-point goals—Turner 2 (Nitz, Tinder), Lakeside Lutheran 2 (Birkholz, Murray). Free throws missed—Turner 6, Lakeside 5. Total fouls—Turner 15, Lakeside Lutheran 19.

Big Foot 60, Lake Mills 48—Top-seeded Big Foot put away visiting Lake Mills to move into tonight’s regional final game against Shoreland Lutheran.

Courtney Schoenbeck scored 22 points, Reagan Courier added 16 and Payton Courier contributed 13 points in the victory. Schoenbeck had 15 of her points in the second half, when the Chiefs pulled away from a 26-19 halftime lead.

BIG FOOT 60, LAKE MILLS 51

Lake Mills (51)—Roughen, 3-2-7; Wagner, 6-3-17; Rockney, 2-0-4; Strauss, 1-0-2; Johnson, 4-0-11; Will, 1-0-2; Pitta, 2-1-5. Totals: 19-6-48.

Big Foot (60)—Schoenbeck, 8-3-22; R. Courier, 6-4-16; Gonzalez, 0-1-1; Demco, 2-0-4; Courier, 5-3-13; Foster, 2-0-4. Totals: 23-11-60.

Lake Mills 19 32—51

Big Foot 36 24—60

Three-point goals—Lake Mills 7 (Roughen 2, Wagner 2, Johnson 3), Big Foot 3 (Schoenbeck 3). Free throws missed—Lake Mills 1, Big Foot 7. Total fouls—Lake Mills 20, Big Foot 13.

Platteville 52, Edgerton 37—No. 11-seeded Edgerton saw its season close at No. 3-seeded Platteville.

Bethany Oren led the Crimson Tide (8-16) with 15 points. Morgan Demrow added 11.

PLATTEVILLE 52, EDGERTON 37

Edgerton (37)—B. Oren, 15, Demrow 11, J. Danks 7, Shaw 4.Totals: 15-5-37.

Platteville (52)—Digman 13, Nies 13, Carroll 6, Knockel 2, Hoyer 4, Budden 2, Martin 11, Cooley 1. Totals: 20-9-52.

Edgerton 17 20—37

Platteville 25 27—52

Three-point goals—Edgerton 3 (B. Oren, Damrow, J. Danks), Platteville 3 (Digman, Nies, Carroll). Free throws missed—Edgerton 7, Platteville 6. Total fouls—Edgerton 19, Platteville 19. Fouled out—Stamm (Ed).

Division 1

Oconomowoc 59, Badger 48—Oconomowoc ended the Badgers’ season. No boxscore was available.

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