Sean Safar, Burlington

It was quite a debut as a starter for Burlington High School senior Sean Safar Friday.

The guard started for the first time and all he did was score 26 points to help the Demons beat Case 70-68 in a nonconference game at Burlington.

Safar, who averaged just 2.8 points per game last year, made a pair of 3-pointers and another basket in the second half to keep the Demons close, then, with the game tied at 68-68, he was fouled and made the game-winning free throws with 21.7 seconds left.

Jessa Burling, Burlington

Jessa Burling made Burlington High School history in a spectacular way last Tuesday.

The Demons’ senior had a triple-double with 21 points, 12 rebounds and 10 steals while becoming the leading scorer in program history. Behind her efforts, Burlington beat Horlick 48-29 in a nonconference game at Burlington to even the Demons’ record at 1-1.

Burling passed Catie Grandi as the school’s all-time leading girls’ scorer with 926 points.

In the Demons’ season opener Nov. 17, Burling had 14 points, seven rebounds and five steals in a 61-29 nonconference loss to Muskego.

Lutheran girls basketball

The Crusaders got out of the blocks quickly this season, winning their first two nonconference games, both at home.

Last Tuesday, Lutheran played great defense and also had a strong offensive effort in beating Lake Country Lutheran 67-45. Sophomore guard Caroline Strande was one rebound away from a triple-double with 25 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds and freshman Morgann Gardner had 16 points.

In their season opener Nov. 18, the Crusaders routed Milwaukee Golda Meir 93-29 behind 30 points from Strande, 22 points and 10 rebounds from Gardner and 17 points from freshman Alexis Peterson.

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