Jenna Moehn
Jenna Moehn
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Like the weather of last week, the Chilton offense went from hot to icy in a matter of a few days.
After netting 64 points in their regular season finale against Sheboygan Falls, the Tigers never got untracked and played catch up all night as they suffered a 55-33 loss to Denmark in a WIAA Division 3 girls basketball first round regional contest last week Tuesday at Denmark High School.
The host Vikings gradually pulled away as Chilton would shoot just 17.8 percent from the floor making eight of 45 shots.

First bucket
Chilton led once, at 2-0 after Jenna Moehn scored inside off of a pass from Michaela Prust. Denmark scored the next eight points and would not trail again. The Tigers kept it close. An Amy Schmitz hoop with 7:40 left in half number one had Chilton within four at 16-12, but Denmark upped that lead to eight at halftime, 24-16.
“I thought we had a real good practice on Monday, but you never know who you will come out the next day,” said a surprised CHS coach Tom Molitor.
“If you can’t put the ball in the hole, you’re going to be in trouble. I thought we had very good looks at the bucket. We didn’t finish.”
Lauren Mortimer opened the second half with a hoop to cut Chilton’s deficit to just six at 24-18, then another Viking surge put the game away. A 15-4 run extended the Viking advantage to 39-22 and the hosts coasted the final ten minutes. Mortimer led the Tigers with 12 points in her final high school basketball contest.

The future
All five Chilton starters, Mortimer, Schmitz, Moehn, Prust and Morgan Schmitz are seniors leaving Molitor with a big rebuilding job for the 2017-18 campaign.
“Kayla Reseburg is in that group too and these six seniors have been the foundation of my three years in this program,” added Molitor.
“They’ve done a great job understanding what we were trying to do and learning the new terminology. Everybody goes through rebuilding and now it’s our turn.”
Chilton finished the 2016-17 season with a 10-13 record. Denmark lost in a regional semifinal Friday evening at top seeded Wrightstown.