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Girls basketball roundup: Koker moves closer to 2,000

Girls basketball roundup: Koker moves closer to 2,000

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Chelby Koker and the Shoreland Lutheran girls basketball team kept on rolling after a 17-day break.

The Pacers last played on Dec. 17 against Racine Park but returned to action Friday night with a 78-67 Metro Classic Conference win over Racine St. Catherine’s in Somers.

Shoreland improved to 9-1 overall and 5-1 in the conference, while Koker moved closer to reaching the 2,000-point scoring mark for her career.

The senior guard poured in 38 points against the Angels, making three 3-pointers and going 17-of-20 from the free-throw line. She set the all-time Kenosha County girls scoring mark in the 69-60 victory over Case, and with her total Friday is now at 1,979 career points, 21 away from 2,000.

Shoreland next plays 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at home against St. Joseph. According to a database on WisSports.net, just 22 girls in Wisconsin high school basketball history have reached the 2,000-point mark entering this season.

Meanwhile, Lauren Heathcock complemented Koker on Friday with 15 points, while Natalie Brug added 10.

Sadie Gilbert scored 24 points for the Angels (2-10, 0-6), who played the second half even at 30-30.

Central 54, Burlington 44

A big second half lifted the Falcons to their first victory of the season Friday.

Central broke a halftime tie by outscoring the Demons 31-21 in the final 20 minutes. The Falcons improved to 1-11 overall and 1-5 in the Southern Lakes Conference, while Burlington dropped to 0-13 and 0-6.

“It was a hard-fought game on both sides,” Central coach Mindy Stewart said. “Both programs needed this win, and we were able to play disciplined enough to get the W.”

Michelle Frahm hit six shots from the field and 8-of-12 free throws to lead the Falcons with a game-high 20 points, including 16 in the second half. Ellie Witt added 18 points, followed by Sara Backus with eight.

Cora Anderson paced the Demons with 15 points.

Racine Case 64, Tremper 46

The Trojans were unable to recover from a 13-point halftime deficit in a Southeast Conference road loss to the Eagles.

Senior guard Ayanna Ester hit three 3-pointers and scored all but four of her 18 points in the second half to lead Tremper. Junior guard Brianna Pacetti added eight points.

The Trojans fell to 7-5 overall and 3-2 in the SEC with the loss.

Franklin 71, Indian Trail 41

Kalina Winslow scored 10 points for the Hawks in a Southeast Conference road loss to Franklin.

Briana May and Jasani Williams each scored eight points for Indian Trail, which fell to 3-10 overall and 0-5 in conference with the loss.

Maranatha Baptist 46, Reuther 31

The Bulldogs entered halftime tied at 16-16, but were outscored 30-15 in the second half of a road loss to Maranatha Baptist.

Kelandra Walton scored a game-high 18 points for Reuther (0-3 overall, 0-2 Indian Trails Conference).

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