Chloe Buescher helped the South All-Stars defeat the North All-Stars in the Girls Division 2 All Star Game on Friday, June 14, at JustAgame Field House in the Wisconsin Dells.
“It was an awesome experience,” Milton girls head basketball coach Stacy Skemp said. “There was good representation from our conference, which was awesome to see. I think Chloe really enjoyed it and probably made some life-long friends.”
“It was an exciting event to end her basketball career,” Skemp added.
Buescher, a graduated senior, scored three points in the South’s 88-69 win over the North. Buescher grabbed a game-high eight rebounds, four of which were offensive. She also collected three steals to go along with a blocked shot.
“We had her [Buescher] at the top of our press and the top of our zone and in the middle of our zone for that reason [her defensive prowess],” Skemp said. “Just her length and her athleticism. Every person she was defending on the North side had some challenges.
“She deflected a lot of things and made people make decisions I don’t think they were used to from the North team just because of her defensive ability,”
Ellie Clements, who led Whitefish Bay to a state tournament appearance this season, finished with a game-high 21 points for the South All-Stars.
Fellow former Badger South member and University of Wisconsin basketball commit Syndey Hillard netted 17 points.
Buescher also was selected as an Academic-All State member by the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association last week, which is based on specific academic standards as well as playing ability.
“Chloe has the same work ethic in all three sports she has been involved in,” Skemp said. “During those seasons she’s committed and during the offseason she’s juggling all three of them. You see the same thing in the classroom.
“She challenged herself and took quite a few AP (advanced placement) classes and was still able to excel in those, which is phenomenal. She’s going to be very successful in her future.”
Buescher will continue her academic and athletic career playing volleyball at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.