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Wilmot girls lose tussle with Milton


BURLINGTON — As players on the Wilmot girls basketball team slowly emerged from the locker room, they received plenty of consoling hugs from well-wishers.

It wasn’t long before the tears turned into proud smiles.

Appearing in its first sectional since 2006, second-seeded Wilmot was upended by fourth-seeded Milton, 53-49, in a tightly contested WIAA Division-2 sectional semifinal on Thursday night at Burlington.

Wilmot girls ready for sectional struggle


Just because the Wilmot girls basketball program hasn’t played in a WIAA sectional since 2006, don’t think that the Panthers will be completely inexperienced when they meet Milton in a Division-2 semifinal at 7 p.m. Thursday at Burlington.

Luckily for the Panthers, third-year coach Keiya Square has been in this position before.

Wilmot bests Stoughton to advance to sectional


Things got brighter in more ways than one for the Wilmot girls basketball team on Saturday night.

In addition to winning its WIAA Division-2 regional final, top-seeded Whitewater was upset by Milton in its regional final.

Wilmot will take on Stoughton for regional championship

Sarah Vozel and Kari Clements each scored 14 points as the host Wilmot girls basketball team defeated Fort Atkinson, 46-32, in a Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division-2 regional semifinal Friday night.

The second-seeded Panthers (21-2) will host third-seeded Stoughton (14-9) in a regional final 7 p.m. Saturday. The Vikings (14-9) defeated sixth-seeded Oregon, 54-38, in a regional semifinal.

Wilmot girls end regular season with a rout

The Wilmot girls basketball team is ready for the postseason.

The Southern Lakes Conference champion Panthers connected on 10 3-pointers and poured it on in the second half for their 20th victory — a 77-45 triumph over host Elkhorn — in the regular-season finale on Thursday night.

Wilmot wears league crown

The Wilmot girls basketball team clinched its first conference title since the 1994 season with a 62-42 Southern Lakes Conference victory over host Delavan-Darien on Thursday.

Ranked No. 9 in Division-2 in both the Associated Press and WisSports.net state polls, the Panthers improved to 12-1 in the SLC (18-2 overall).

Rout pushes Wilmot closer to league title

WILMOT — Wilmot girls basketball coach Keiya Square wants his Panthers to keep their eye on the prize.

That prize being Wilmot’s first Southern Lakes Conference championship in 19 years.

Three-sport stalwart: Vozel leading Wilmot to new heights



It takes a special kind of athlete to excel in multiple sports and in the classroom.

Wilmot dismantles Burlington, 71-43

The first-place Wilmot girls basketball team cruised to a 71-43 home victory over Burlington in a Southern Lakes Conference matchup Friday night.

Taylor Tenhagen led the Panthers (16-2, 10-1) with 15 points, Kaytlyn Eidson scored 14 and Sarah Vozel and Kari Clements each contributed nine points.

Wilmot bounces back by blasting Badger

The Wilmot girls basketball team rebounded from its first Southern Lakes Conference loss of the season by running past Lake Geneva Badger 58-44 at Wilmot.

The Panthers (15-2, 9-1 SLC) were coming off a 41-37 loss to Waterford last Thursday. With the victory, Wilmot maintained its one-game conference lead on the Wolverines.

Wilmot perfect no more



WILMOT — Two of the state’s top-ranked Division-2 girls basketball teams (according to the WisSports.net state coaches poll) met for the third time in less than a year on Monday night.

Wilmot girls rout Elks to stay unbeaten

After holding only a six-point lead through three quarters, the host Wilmot girls basketball team pulled away in the final eight minutes for a 55-33 Southern Lakes Conference victory over Elkhorn on Tuesday night to remain undefeated.

The Panthers (12-0, 7-0 SLC), ranked No. 5 in Division-2 in the latest WisSports.net state coaches poll, led 31-25 before outscoring the Elks (5-6, 2-3) 24-8 in the fourth quarter.

Surprise party



WILMOT — A quick search through this newspaper in recent days reveals that the Wilmot girls basketball team is 11-0 overall, 6-0 and in first place in the eight-team Southern Lakes Conference and ranked No. 5 in Division-2 in the latest WisSports.net state coaches poll heading into its SLC home game at 7 tonight against Elkhorn.

Wilmot girls cruise to 68-23 victory

The undefeated Wilmot girls basketball team took a 15-point lead after one quarter and never looked back in a 68-23 Southern Lakes Conference victory over visiting Delavan-Darien on Thursday night.

Ranked No. 5 in Division-2 in the latest WisSports.net state coaches poll, the Panthers improved to 6-0 in the SLC and 11-0 overall.

Wilmot girls use defensive pressure to pound Central


PADDOCK LAKE — Wilmot’s girls basketball team knows being strong defensively is going to be key to a big season.

The Panthers could not have played much better defensively in a 67-22 thumping of host Central on Friday in front of a big crowd as the first part of a girls/boys doubleheader.

Panthers put away Pacers



SOMERS — Opposing ball handlers are in for an uncomfortable 32 minutes when they face the Wilmot girls basketball team.

Shoreland, Wilmot in ranked county clash


Two state-ranked foes will square off in a non-conference girls basketball matchup when Shoreland Lutheran hosts Wilmot at 7:30 tonight in Somers.

In the first WisSports.net/WBCA state poll released last week, Wilmot (6-0) was ranked No. 6 in Division-2, while Shoreland (4-2) was ranked No. 7 in Division-4.

Vozel, Panthers blast Broncos

Sarah Vozel had 13 points and nine rebounds as the Wilmot girls basketball team beat Union Grove 55-31 in its Southern Lakes Conference opener at Wilmot.

Vozel also had a team-high nine rebounds in the victory. Kari Clements added 11 points, four rebounds, five assists and three steal. Taylor Tenhagen had eight points as eight players scored for Wilmot (3-0, 1-0 SLC).

Big things on the horizon?


The Wilmot girls basketball team won’t be short on respect this season.

On the heels of a 17-7 finish a year ago and with four starters returning, the Panthers were picked as the favorite in the Southern Lakes Conference by WisSports.net.

Girls basketball roundup: Clements lifts Wilmot

Kari Clements scored 20 points as the Wilmot girls basketball team rolled to a 60-24 non-conference victory over Burlington Catholic Central in its season opener on Tuesday in Burlington.

Sarah Vozel and added 12 points and a game-high seven rebounds for the Panthers.

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