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Girls basketball roundup: Wilmot girls notch key SLC win

Girls basketball roundup: Wilmot girls notch key SLC win

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The Wilmot girls basketball team remained in the thick of the Southern Lakes Conference title race with a 59-36 victory over Lake Geneva Badger on Friday night in Wilmot.

It marked the 10th straight win for Wilmot (14-6 overall, 11-2 SLC), which moved a game ahead of the Badgers (14-6, 10-3) in the conference standings. With a game to play, the Panthers trail only first-place Waterford (12-1 SLC).

The Wolverines defeated Delavan-Darien on Friday night.

Wilmot concludes conference play Thursday at Elkhorn.

The Panthers took an eight-point lead into halftime Friday and outscored Badger 32-17 in the second half to pull away for the win.

Haley Lamberson and Riley Alexander led Wilmot’s balanced scoring attack with 12 points apiece. The duo combined for 19 points in the second half. Delaney Brown added 10 points, including eight in the first half.

Jada Moss paced the Badgers with 11 points.

Central 57,

Burlington 49

The Falcons snapped a four-game losing streak with an SLC win over the host Demons.

Central (3-17 overall, 2-10 SLC) has defeated Burlington twice this season for its only two SLC wins. The Demons (0-21, 0-13) remained winless with the setback.

The Falcons limited Burlington to 18 points in the first half and entered intermission with a 10-point advantage.

Michelle Frahm scored 12 of her team-high 17 points in the second half to help Central secure the win. Ellie Witt added 15.

Caitlyn Matson scored 20 points for Burlington, including 15 in the second half.

Oak Creek 53,

Tremper 21

The Trojans were unable to overcome a 26-7 halftime deficit in a Southeast Conference road loss to the first-place Knights.

Oak Creek, which was ranked fourth in Division-1 in the latest WisSports.net state coaches poll, improved to 18-2 overall and 11-0 in conference with the victory.

Ayanna Ester scored a team-high 10 points for the Trojans, who fell to 10-9 and 6-5.

Jamie Finn led the Knights with 15 points.

Racine Lutheran 84,

St. Joseph 50

The Crusaders turned a close game into a 15-point lead at halftime with a big run late in the first half and cruised from there in a Metro Classic Conference matchup against the host Lancers on Senior Night.

Racine Lutheran, ranked No. 6 in Division-4 in the latest WisSports.net state coaches poll, improved to 16-2 overall and 10-2 in the conference. St. Joseph dropped to 5-13 and 4-9.

Katie Matrise led St. Joseph with 14 points, Coreyonna Watts scored 10 and Elizabeth Alia added eight.

“In the second half, Racine Lutheran continued to play solid basketball on both ends and continued to put the game out of reach for the rest of the game,” St. Joseph coach Jason Coker said. “I was proud of our seniors. Alexis Mattox, Watts and Mary Furreness all contributed for us to keep us in the game.”

No individual statistics were available for Racine Lutheran, which went 29-of-38 from the free-throw line.

Saint Francis 74,

Christian Life 41

The host Eagles trailed 48-18 in the Midwest Classic Conference defeat.

Vivian Onedo scored 19 points to lead CLS (7-11, 1-8 MCC), while Alayna Smith scored nine points and Kaila Woods added eight.

Kiara Redman-Trotter poured in a game-high 27 points to lead Saint Francis (5-14, 1-11).

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