Thunder out in semifinal

Emily Doxtator puts up a shot against Denmark as Jessica Maroszek looks on during the regional. - Photo by Rick Cohler

Despite taking a 12-2 first quarter lead, Seymour couldn’t hold on down the stretch and fell to Denmark 43-42 in a WIAA Division 2 girls basketball regional semifinal March 11 at Denmark.
The Thunder (19-5 on the season) led 26-11 at halftime, but Denmark scored 32 second half points to take the win.
Stephanie Weigman’s 3-pointer with 17 seconds left gave Denmark the victory. Seymour got to the free throw line in the final seconds but was unable to convert.
“We probably should have beat Denmark – it would have been fun to play Luxemburg-Casco which was the other school to beat us twice,” said coach Casey Zakowski.
Denmark, which swept the Thunder this season, finished a game behind Seymour in the Bay Conference standings. The sweep, however, gave the Vikings a higher seed and the home court.
“We needed to split with Denmark even though we had a better record, but it is what it is,” Zakowski said.
Jessica Maroszek had 17 points and Emily Doxtator 16 to lead the Thunder, but no other Seymour player had more than three points. Denmark’s balanced scoring was paced by Weigman and Kendall Truttman with nine each.
Seymour  12 14   9   7 — 42
Denmark  2   9 18 14 — 43
Maroszek 17, Doxtator 16, Rettler 3, Leisgang 2, Murphy 2, Trautmann 2. 3 pt: Doxtator 1, Maroszek 1, Rettler 1. FTs: 7-13. Fouls: 14.
Denmark: Truttman 9, Weigman 9, Kozlovsky 8, Ullmer 7, Loritz 6, Nemetz 4. 3 pt: Truttman 3, Kozlovsky 2, Loritz 1, Weigman 1. FTs: 4-8. Fouls: 14.