Subscribe for 17¢ / day

The Union Grove High School girls basketball team clinched it fourth straight Southern Lakes Conference championship Tuesday night, with a little help from Westosha Central.

The Broncos beat Delavan-Darien 64-35 at Delavan to improve to 12-1 in the SLC, and claimed another conference title when the Falcons pulled off a 41-40 upset of Burlington, which dropped to 10-3 in the SLC and two games behind Union Grove with one SLC game left.

It was the second straight year the Broncos (18-3 overall) won the title outright after sharing it the previous two years. It was their seventh SLC title in the last 12 years

“What an amazing feat — especially four years in a row,” Union Grove coach Rob Domagalski said. “What a run we’re on right now.

“To win a conference championship is special because it represents what you’ve done all year.”

There wasn’t much drama in the game as Union Grove, ranked ninth in Division 2 in the Associated Press state poll, took a 25-15 halftime lead behind eight points by Brooklyn Bull and six from Alyssa Kus.

In a bit of a departure from their norm, the Broncos got hot in the second half, especially from 3-point range, where they went nine for 12. Bull, who Monday became Union Grove’s all-time leading girls scorer, and Peyton Killberg each had three 3s in the second half.

“The last few games we’ve started slow in the second half,” Domagalski said.

Bull finished with 17 points and Killberg had 14 (4 for 6 from 3-point range).

Domagalski found out on Twitter after the game Burlington lost, prompting a celebration on the bus.

“This takes the pressure off our game against Badger on Friday,” he said.

Jaida Speth led the Comets (2-16, 0-12) with 14 points.

Union Grove 64, Delavan-Darien 35

UNION GROVE (18-3)

Bull 6 2-2 17, Killberg 5 0-0 14, Barber 3 0-0 7, Calouette 0 0-0 0, Clark 1 0-0 2, Weis 3 0-2 6, Slattery 3 0-0 7, Kus 3 0-0 6, Fortner 1 0-0 3, Boyle 1 0-0 2. Totals 26 2-4 64.

DELAVAN-DARIEN (2-16)

Jas. Speth 1 0-0 3, Timmermann 3 4-5 10, Jai. Speith 3 6-6 14, Peralta 2 0-0 6, Anderson 0 2-2 2, Ruby 0 0-0 0, Kalega 0 0-0 0. Totals 9 12-13 35.

Halftime—Union Grove 25, Delavan-Darien 15. 3-point goals—Bull 3, Killberg 4, Barber, Slattery, Fortner, Jas. Speth, Jai. Speth 2, Peralta 2. Total fouls—Union Grove 10, Delavan-Darien 6. Rebounds—Union Grove 37 (Weis 7).

*****

WESTOSHA CENTRAL 41, BURLINGTON 40: The Demons went 0 for 6 from the free-throw line in the second half, most in the latter stages of the game, and the Falcons pulled off a Southern Lakes Conference upset at Paddock Lake.

The loss prevented Burlington (14-7, 10-3 SLC) from a chance for at least a tie in the SLC and ended a seven-game conference winning streak.

The Demons trailed 19-18 at halftime and kept it close in the second half, but coach Mary Parker said her team couldn’t match Westosha’s (4-17, 4-9) intensity.

“We had chances to take control of the game and we could not get stops on defense when we needed to,” Parker said. “Westosha played with a lot of energy tonight, and we just did not match it on defense.

“We missed too many free throws down the stretch.”

Holly Johnson led Burlington with 15 points — 11 in the second half — and nine rebounds. Caitlyn Matson had nine points (three 3-pointers) and Jessa Burling was held in check with five points, although she contributed seven rebounds, five assists and four steals.

Ellie Witt (12) and Stephanie Dopuch (11) combined for 23 points for the Falcons.

Westosha Central 41, Burlington 40

BURLINGTON (14-7)

Ketterhagen 1 0-0 2, Garwood 3 1-2 7, Askin 1 0-0 2, Matson 3 0-0 9, Burling 2 1-6 5, Johnson 7 1-4 15. Totals 17 3-12 40.

WESTOSHA CENTRAL (4-17)

Witt 5 0-0 12, Malby 2 0-0 5, Anderson 1 0-0 2, Reid 1 0-0 3, Dopuch 4 2-2 11, Backus 1 0-0 3, Sieberth 2 0-0 4, Griffiths 0 1-2 1. Totals 16 3-4 41.

Halftime—Westosha 19, Burlington 18. 3-point goals—Matson 3, Witt 2, Malby, Reid, Dopuch, Backus. Total fouls—Burlington 10, Westosha 12. Rebounds—Burlington 30 (Johnson 9).

*****

TREMPER 55, HORLICK 51: The Rebels battled all night, but fell just short in a Southeast Conference game at Horlick.

Horlick (8-12, 6-7 SEC) trailed early and had to claw its way back into the game.

“We were playing from behind most of the game, and made a late run to tie the game in the final two minutes,” Horlick coach Ambrial Sanders said.

But the comeback was not to be as the Trojans pushed their lead to 53-51 and a turnover on an inbounds play by the Rebels all but ended their chances. Tremper made two late free throws to seal the game.

Olivia Pitrof led the Horlick with 20 points and Jordann Ellison added 18.

Tremper 55, Horlick 51

TREMPER (9-10)

Clements 1 0-0 2, Ester 3 2-2 10, Coker 3 4-4 10, Wendorf 1 0-0 2, Verheyen 4 0-0 9, Lynn 1 0-0 2, Coshun 8 4-4 20, 21 10-16 55.

HORLICK (8-12)

Ellison 7 3-5 18, Cannon 1 0-0 2, Pitrof 8 4-4 20, Cartagena 0 0-0 0, Schmidt 1 2-2 5, Corona 1 0-0 2, Singer 0 0-0 0, Sollman 1 0-0 2, Zimmerman 1 0-0 2. Totals 20 9-11 51.

Halftime—Tremper 31, Horlick 22. 3-point goals—Ester 2, Verheyen, Schmidt, Ellison. Total fouls—Tremper 16, Horlick 13. Rebounds—Horlick 21 (Pitrof 7).

*****

RACINE LUTHERAN 50, CATHOLIC CENTRAL 29: The Crusaders played great team defense as they defeated the Lady Toppers in this Metro Classic Conference game at Burlington.

Lutheran (15-6, 9-6 MCC) shot very well and played great team defense en route to the victory.

“We shot really well from distance and played great all-around defense which was the highlight of the game,” Lutheran coach Steve Shaffer said.

Caroline Strande led the way with 20 points and 14 rebounds, while Morgann Gardner chipped in 13 points.

The Lady Toppers (6-16, 2-14 MCC) may have concluded their regular season with a loss, but coach Joe Spierenburg is proud of his team and is looking toward the playoffs.

“Tonight was a tough game for us, but the girls hung tough and did some nice things that we will carry into next week,” Spierenburg said.

Erin Schwenn led Catholic Central with 12 points.

Racine Lutheran 50, Catholic Central 29

Rosborough 2 0-0 4, Peterson 2 0-0 4, Davis 3 0-0 8, Seitz 0 0-0 0, Strande 7 5-7 20, Kellner 0 1-2 1, Gardner 5 2-2 13. Totals 19 8-11 50.

CATHOLIC CENTRAL (6-16)

El. Klein 2 0-0 4, Sassano 1 0-0 2, Swanson 0 1-2 1, Em. Klein 4 0-0 8, Goethal 0 0-0 0, Miles 1 0-0 2, Schwenn 4 2-4 12, Rebollar 0 0-0 0. Totals 12 3-7 29.

Halftime—Lutheran 29, Catholic Central 14. 3-point goals—Davis 2, Strande, Gardner, Schwenn 2. Total fouls—Lutheran 9, Catholic Central 11. Rebounds—Lutheran 34 (Strande 14), Catholic Central 21 (Miles 5).

*****

ST. JOSEPH 61, ST. CATHERINE’S 53: The Angels fell behind early and couldn’t overcome an eight-point halftime deficit in losing a Metro Classic Conference game at St. Catherine’s.

The Lancers (9-12, 7-8 MCC) took a 30-22 lead at halftime.

The Angels (3-18, 2-13) had three players score in double figures. Analysa Ortiz topped Angels’ scorers with 16 points, nine in the second half. Emily Wentorf added 13 points and Molly O’Brien had 12.

St. Joseph 61, St. Catherine’s 53

ST. JOSEPH (9-12)

Alia 5 1-3 11, Cairo 1 0-0 2, Callahan 8 2-5 18, Matrise 4 5-6 15, Shermen 1 0-0 2, Watts 1 2-2 5, Mattox 1 0-0 2, Johnson 2 0-0 4, Roffers 1 0-0 2. Totals 24 10-15 61.

ST. CATHERINE’S (3-18)

Gilbert 0 2-2 2, S. Wentorf 1 1-1 3, O’Regan 2 1-2 5, E. Wentorf 5 3-7 13, Stulo 1 0-0 2, O’Brien 4 2-3 12, Ortiz 5 2-5 16, Cafferty 0 0-0 0, Letsch 0 0-0 0. Totals 19 11-20 53.

Halftime—St. Joseph 30, St. Catherine’s 22. 3-point goals—Matrise 2, Watts, O’Brien 2, Ortiz 2. Total fouls—St. Joseph 16, St. Catherine’s 15. Rebounds—St. Joseph 26, St. Catherine’s 25 (E. Wentorf 8).

*****

CALVARY BAPTIST 46, UNION GROVE CHRISTIAN 29: After taking a 16-14 halftime lead, the Lady Cougars couldn’t find their shooting touch in the second half and lost a nonconference game at Union Grove.

Union Grove Christian (10-10), which has struggled without injured forward Angela Steele, was outscored 32-13 in the second half.

Katie Emond led the Lady Cougars with 17 points and 19 rebounds. Aaliyah Cochran added eight points and 13 rebounds.

Calvary Baptist 46, Union Grove Christian 29

CALVARY BAPTIST

M. Bagin 1 1-3 3, Brooks 3 0-2 6, Pass 4 1-4 9, Wenzell 3 2-10 8, Summers 0 0 1-2 1, E. Bagin 7 3-5 17, Luby 1 1-2 2, Williams 0 0-2 0. Totals 19 8-29 46.

U.G. CHRISTIAN (10-10)

E. Bechman 1 0-0 2, Cochran 2 4-10 8. Brown 1 0-0 2, Emond 6 3-10 17, Riley 0 0-0 0, K. Bechman 0 0-0 0. Totals 10 7-20 29.

Halftime—U.G. Christian 16, Calvary Baptist 14. 3-point goals—Emond 2. Total fouls—Calvary Baptist 17, U.G. Christian 23. Fouled out—Emond. Rebounds—U.G. Christian 48 (Emond 19).

1
0
0
0
0

Sports Reporter

Load comments