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Wilmot wins going away



WILMOT — A WIAA Division-2 regional semifinal that was competitive for a half turned into a runaway 68-40 victory for the top-seeded Wilmot boys basketball team over ninth-seeded Central on Friday night.

After Central pulled within 30-27 on Luke Millhouse’s driving layup with 1 minute, 7 seconds left in the second quarter, the Falcons missed their next 18 shots, two free throws and committed three turnovers over the next 12:30.

Central tops Reuther


Central built a 10-point halftime lead and held off Reuther for a 51-43 non-conference victory in Paddock Lake on Tuesday night. ... Glenn Karsten scored 12 points and grabbed 15 rebounds and Tyler Stoxen and Luke Millhouse added 11 points apiece to lead the balanced Falcons (7-14). ... “We played like a tired team tonight,” said Central coach Dave Sjong, 24 hours after a tough loss to Wilmot. “We used our size, but missed a bunch of easy baskets inside. Reuther plays much bigger than their size. They are a well-coached team who plays hard.” ... Central shot 15-of-20 from the free-throw line compared to just 4-of-11 for Reuther. ... Aavery Brice scored a game-high 18 points and Javion Johnson chipped in 12 for the Bulldogs (8-9). ... Reuther cut it a 30-20 halftime deficit to 38-31 after three quarters, but Joey Beach scored five of his season-high eight points in the final eight minute for the victorious Falcons.

Wilmot battles by Central


WILMOT — The calendar says February, but anyone leaving Wilmot Monday night contracted at least a mild case of March Madness.

In an atmosphere befitting a late-round postseason battle, not to mention a county rivalry, Andrew Lartey scored four points in the final 20 seconds to lead the Wilmot boys basketball team to a 59-56 come-from-behind win over Central in an exhilarating Southern Lakes Conference game.

Central suffers loss at Waterford

Ben Graveley and Glen Karsten each scored 10 points, but that wasn’t enough to prevent the Central boys basketball team from suffering a 48-39 loss at Waterford in a Southern Lakes Conference game Thursday night.

“We played a good Waterford team tonight in a tough environment,” Central coach Dave Sjong said. “It was a game of runs all night.”

Finnemore lifts Falcons past Comets

David Finnemore had 23 points as Central drove past Delavan-Darien 58-46 in a Southern Lakes Conference tilt. ... The Falcons (4-8, 2-4 SLC) outscored the Comets 30-18 in the second half. ... Ben Gravely had eight of his 10 points, while Tyler Stoxen (6 points) and Glenn Karsten (6 points) scored all of their points after halftime. ... Isaac Ramos had a team-high 14 points for Delavan-Darien (2-8, 0-5 SLC).

23 is Lancers’ magic number

The St. Joseph boys basketball team used a pair of 23-point quarters and some precise free throw shooting to win the Lake Country Lutheran Invitational on Friday.

The Lancers did most of their scoring in the first and fourth quarters in downing Sheboygan Lutheran 68-61 to improve to 8-2 and win the title for the second consecutive year.

Lancers blast winless Luther

Pete Del Fava and Alex Foster each scored 13 points as the St. Joseph boys basketball team blasted winless Greendale Martin Luther 56-23 in the in the opening round of the Lake Country Lutheran Tournament in Hartland. on Thursday night.

The Lancers play in the championship game 8 tonight against Sheboygan Lutheran, which defeated the host school 76-63 on Thursday night to advance.

Wilmot’s strong defense stifles Central


PADDOCK LAKE — If you’ve watched enough basketball, it seems like most nights offense is as unpredictable as gambling.

Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.

BCC overtakes Central


Burlington Catholic Central outscored Central 14-11 in the fourth quarter en route to a 40-38 non-conference win on Monday night in Burlington.

Central had 6-foot-6 sophomore center Ben Graveley (12) and 6-8 junior center Glenn Karsten (10) combine for 22 points. The duo shot a combined 10-of-14 from the field. The rest of the team was 6-of-24.

Racine Prairie 39, Central 36

Central scored more than half its points — 19 — in the fourth quarter of its non-conference loss to the unbeaten Hawks (4-0). ... The Falcons had a wide-open 3-pointer to tie in the final seconds but missed. ... Central struggled from the field all game. “It is not often you lose a varsity game after allowing less than 40 points but when you shoot 12-of-49 from the field and 0-of-15 from the 3-point line, it can happen,” Central coach Dave Sjong said. ... Tyler Stoxen led Central (2-1) with 15 points, including seven in the fourth quarter. ... David Finnemore added nine points. Prairie led 13-2 after the first quarter, 20-13 at halftime and 29-17 after three.

Falcons dialed in from distance


PADDOCK LAKE — Limited to five games because of injury, Central senior guard David Finnemore had a front-row seat from the bench last season when Shoreland Lutheran drained 10 3-pointers in a two-point victory over the Falcons.

Central tops Christian Life in opener

The Central boys basketball team was solid in the second and third quarters in a season-opening 58-41 non-conference victory over Christian Life on Tuesday night in Paddock Lake.

“Tonight was a good start for us,” Central coach Dave Sjong said. “I thought the kids that don’t have a lot of experience really stepped up tonight and contributed along with our seniors. It was nice for us to get on the floor against a team that is off to a good start and see us do things well. It’s an encourgaging start for us and something we can build on going into next week.”

Falcons short on experience

The Central boys basketball team can certainly relate to its opponent in its opening game tonight.

Much like Christian Life, the Falcons will take the court minus almost all of its scoring and rebounding from a year ago.

Central Boys Basketball schedule and results


    Nov. 20—Christian Life, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 27—Shoreland., 7:30 p.m.; Nov 29—at Prairie, 2:45 p.m.

    Dec.—4—Burlington, 7:30 p.m; 7—at Union Grove, 7 p.m.; 11—at Burlington Catholic Central, 7:15 p.m.; 13—Elkhorn, 7:30 p.m.; 18—at Badger, 7 p.m.; 21—Wilmot, 8 p.m.; 27—Monona Grove at Elkhorn Tournament, 5:45 p.m.; 28—Monroe at Elkhorn Tournament, 2:45 p.m.

    Jan.—4—at Delavan-Darien, 7 p.m.; 10—at Waterford, 7 p.m.; 17—Waterford, 7 p.m.; 22—at Burlington, 7 p.m.; 25—Union Grove, 7:30 p.m.; 31—at Elkhorn, 7 p.m.

    Feb.—2—at Watertown, 7:30 p.m.; 5—Badger, 7:30 p.m.; 8—at Wilmot, 8 p.m.; 12—Reuther, 7:30 p.m.; 15—Delavan-Darien, 7:30 p.m.

Weekly Box Scores

Central Boys Basketball Roster


    No. Player Pos Ht Yr

    3 Mike Hall G 5-11 Sr.

    5 Mike Werth F 6-4 Jr.

    10 Aaron Clifton G 5-11 Jr.

    12 Austin Feeney F 6-1 Jr.

    13 Steve Bailitz G 6-0 Sr.

    21 David Finnemore G 6-0 Sr.

    22 Tyler Stoxen G 6-1 Sr.

    23 Luke Millhouse G 6-0 Sr.

    24 Joseph Beach G 5-4 Sr.

    33 Chris McCray F 6-2 Sr.

    34 Tyler Hughes G 5-9 Jr.

    40 Frank Cushman F 6-0 Jr.

    42 Ben Graveley C 6-6 So.

    44 Glenn Karsten C 6-8 Jr.

    50 Lucas Werth F 6-5 Jr.

    Coach—Dave Sjong, second season; Assistants—Dan Derler, Rich Edwards

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