By David Paulsen


December has not been kind to the Burlington High School girls’ basketball team. After entering the month with a 2-1 record, the Demons have lost six in a row, including four in the past week.

On Tuesday, the Demon girls were no match for the Wilmot Panthers in a 65-41 Southern Lakes Conference loss at home.

Over the weekend, Burlington lost two more in the Racine Lakeshore Officials Association Tournament. On Friday, Racine St. Catherine’s handed the girls a 71-34 defeat, and on Saturday, The Prairie School defeated Burlington 49-35.

On Thursday, Waterford dealt the Demon girls a 59-43 SLC defeat.

The losses dropped the Demons to 2-7 on the year, and 0-3 in the SLC.

Over the last three games, Burlington has struggled offensively, scoring in single digits in seven of the past 12 quarters.

Wilmot won every quarter in this SLC game, leading 17-7 after one, 34-22 at the half and 51-36 after three quarters.

Nearly half of Burlington’s offensive production came from Emily Golon, who tallied 18 points. Golon had four field goals (including one three-pointer) and was 9-for-10 from the foul line.

The Demons had only 13 field goals in the entire game (including three threes). The team was 12 of 17 from the free-throw line.

Wilmot was the picture of consistency in this game, scoring 17 points in each of the first three quarters and 14 in the final period.

Wilmot improved to 6-1 overall and 2-1 in the SLC.

Burlington had a good first half against The Prairie School, leading 21-17 at the half, but could not maintain the lead.

The Prairie School outscored the Demons 14-8 in the third quarter and 18-6 in the final eight minutes for a 32-14 bulge in the second half.

In this game between the Angels and Demons, the Angels were simply too strong.

St. Cat’s had a 16-12 lead after one quarter, but exploded with 24 second-quarter points, while holding Burlington to 10. That gave St. Cat’s a 40-22 lead at the half.

The lead ballooned to 57-30 after three quarters. The Demons had only 12 second-half points.

The only positive stat from this game came at the free-throw line where Burlington sank 15 of 22. Burlington had only eight goals from the floor (including three from beyond the arc) all night.

Once again, Golon was the only Demon in double figures with 14 points.

This SLC contest saw Waterford come out strong in the first half, outscoring Burlington 20-11 after one quarter and 39-22 at the half.

The Wolverines expanded their lead to 25 after three quarters – 53-28 – and coasted to the victory.

Golon had 12 points to lead Burlington, which had 11 players score.

Waterford had three players in double figures, led by Stephanie Rank with 22.

The Demons got to the line 31 times in this game, sinking 22, but made only nine field goals (just one from three-point range).

Waterford is 3-3 overall and 2-1 in the SLC.