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Milton boys hold on to edge MG

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Gazette staff
December 23, 2011

Milton High School's boys basketball team held off a fourth-quarter comeback by host Monona Grove on Thursday night and earned a 58-55 Badger South Conference victory.


The Red Hawks (3-6) built a 13-point lead in the final period before the Silver Eagles (2-6) rallied to within one.


Luke Ganz completed a key three-point play with about a minute left to help Milton hold on. Ganz made a layup and was fouled, then converted the free throw. He finished with a game-high 16 points.


Brandon Ross added nine points for Milton.


Brett Percy scored 15 points to lead MG, while Thomas Parkman added 14 points and Clayton Alexander had 11.


MILTON 58, MONONA GROVE 55


Milton (58)—Westrick, 1-3-6; Ledger, 1-0-3; Ross, 3-2-9; Kovars, 2-1-5; McCann, 3-0-6; Johnson, 1-2-5; Ganz, 6-4-16; Bolden, 4-0-8. Totals: 20-12-58.


Monona Grove (55)—Percy, 6-0-15; Goff, 4-1-9; Robinson, 2-2-6; Alexander, 4-3-11; Parkman, 6-0-14. Totals: 22-6-55.


Milton 14 10 18 16—58


Monona Grove 7 8 14 26—55


Three-point goals—Milton 4 (Westrick, Ledger, Ross, Johnson), Monona Grove 5 (Percy 3, Parkman 2). Free throws missed—Milton 11, Monona Grove 4. Total fouls—Milton 15, Monona Grove 21. Fouled out—McCann, Bolden, Alexander, Parkman.


Junior varsity—Milton won.


Nonconference

Senior Caleb Gartner scored 19 points, and Lakeside Lutheran pulled away from host Evansville, 69-37, in nonconference boys basketball action Thursday night.


Jason Eternick added 12 points as the Warriors improved to 4-2.


Lakeside scored 27 points in the first quarter and led 40-25 at halftime.


Senior guard Danny Walczak led the Blue Devils (0-8) with 15 points.


LAKESIDE 69, EVANSVILLE 37


Lakeside (69)—Doyle, 1-0-2; Gronholz, 4-0-8; Vredeveld, 2-2-7; Klug, 3-2-9; Gartner, 9-1-19; Eternick, 5-0-12; Schneider, 2-0-4; Birkholz, 1-0-2; Schultz, 2-2-6. Totals: 30-7-69.


Evansville (37)—Rutkowski, 0-4-4; Jenkins, 0-1-1; Chenowith, 2-0-4; Walczak, 5-4-15; Schoenenberger, 2-1-5; George, 2-2-6; Hill, 0-2-2. Totals: 11-14-37.


Lakeside 27 13 14 15—69


Evansville 15 10 7 5—37


Three-point goals—Lakeside 2 (Vredeveld, Klug), Evansville 1 (Walczak). Free throws missed—Lakeside 3, Evansville 15. Total fouls—Lakeside Lutheran 24, Evansville 13.


Junior varsity—Evansville won.


-- Stoughton 48, McFarland 43—Stoughton improved to 7-1 and warmed up for a Tuesday game against Janesville Craig by beating visiting McFarland.


Senior forward Cole Brusegar scored 15 points, making seven of nine free throws, including all six he attempted in the second half to lead the Vikings. Connor Kowalkowski added 12 points and Max Fuller 11.


Brandon Doll led McFarland (6-3) with 10 points. The Spartans took a brief one-point lead in the third quarter before falling back.


STOUGHTON 48, MCFARLAND 43


McFarland (43)—Johnson, 1-0-2; Doll, 5-0-10; Schluter, 4-1-9; Washington, 2-1-6; Ewalt, 4-0-9; Frank, 3-0-7. Totals: 19-2-43.


Stoughton (48)—Rowley, 1-0-2; Liggett, 1-0-2; Kowalkowski, 4-3-12; Brusegar, 4-7-15; Schultz, 1-0-3; Fuller, 5-1-11; Giese, 1-1-3. Totals: 17-12-48.


McFarland 7 11 13 12—43


Stoughton 16 8 13 11—48


Three-point goals—McFarland 3 (Frank, Ewalt, Washington), Stoughton 2 (Schultz, Kowalkowski). Free throws missed—McFarland 2, Stoughton 11. Total fouls—McFarland 16, Stoughton 10. Fouled out—Frank, Schluter.


Junior varsity—Stoughton 48, McFarland 21.


-- Marshall 67, Jefferson 51—Cam Ward proved to be as good as advertised Thursday night.


The Marshall sophomore scored 23 points, including seven in the third quarter, to lead the Cardinals to the nonconference win. Ward came into the game averaging better than 24 points per game and had the eighth-highest scoring average in the state.


The Eagles (6-3) trailed by one at half but were outscored 38-23 in the second half.


Max McGowan had 14 points to lead Jefferson, and Clayton Morrison added 11.


MARSHALL 67, JEFFERSON 51


Marshall (67)—Leistikow, 4-2-10; Usselman, 5-0-10; Stensaas, 5-3-13; Ward, 7-6-23; Janke, 5-0-11. Totals: 26-11-67.


Jefferson (51)—McGowan, 6-0-14; Morrison, 4-3-11; Peachey, 2-0-5; Tabor, 2-0-5; Renz, 3-0-7; Moehling, 2-0-5; Ashburn, 1-0-2; Wenzel, 1-0-2. Totals: 21-3-51.


Marshall 10 19 19 19—67


Jefferson 10 18 12 11—51


Three-point goals—Marshall 4 (Ward 3, Janke), Jefferson 6 (McGowan 2, Peachey, Tabor, Renz, Moehling). Free throws missed—Marshall 5, Jefferson 2. Total fouls—Marshall 7, Jefferson 20.


-- East Troy 66, Pewaukee 60—The Trojans, ranked third in the state in Division 3, pulled away in the fourth quarter for the nonconference win.


Nate Dodge had 25 points to lead East Troy (6-1), including six three-point baskets. Alex Prahl added 15 points for the Trojans, and Tanner Plomb chipped in 14.


EAST TROY 66, PEWAUKEE 60


East Troy (66)—Olsen, 3-0-8; Dodge, 8-3-25; Plomb, 5-3-14; B. Prahl, 1-0-2; A. Prahl, 4-7-15; Sweet, 1-0-2. Totals: 22-13-66.


Pewaukee (60)—Bradley, 9-5-23; Stecker, 6-3-15; Dahl, 3-0-8; Hansen, 2-2-6; Edgerson, 2-0-4; Lutzer, 2-0-4. Totals: 24-10-60.


East Troy 20 18 16 12—66


Pewaukee 17 21 17 5—60


Three-point goals—East Troy 9 (Dodge 6, Olsen 2, Plomb), Pewaukee 2 (Dahl 2). Free throws missed—East Troy 5, Pewaukee 2. Total fouls—East Troy 14, Pewaukee 16.


-- Turner 61, Williams Bay 59 (OT)—Jeffrey Bass scored 13 points and Sam Burns added 10 as Turner edged visiting Williams Bay in overtime.


Bass made six of eight free throws as the Trojans improved to 4-4.


Williams Bay's Lawrence Crement led all scorers with 26 points. Adam Lechelt added 11 for the Bulldogs (1-6).


TURNER 61, WILLIAMS BAY 59 (OT)


Williams Bay (59)—Klyuvin, 1-2-4; Huera, 0-1-1; Roth, 4-1-9; Lechelt, 3-5-11; Crement, 8-10-26; VanVleet, 1-1-3; Higgins, 1-0-2; Wilson, 1-1-3. Totals: 19-21-59.


Turner (61)—Caples, 2-3-8; Payton, 2-0-4; Pickett, 1-3-5; Noack, 0-5-5; Burns, 4-2-10; Bass, 3-6-13; Metzger, 3-2-8; Bartz, 1-2-4; Hudson, 2-0-4. Totals: 18-23-61.


Williams Bay 7 17 13 15 7—59


Turner 8 14 16 14 9—61


Three-point goals—Turner 2 (Caples, Bass). Free throws missed—Williams Bay 18, Turner 16. Total fouls—Williams Bay 30, Turner 29. Fouled out—Lechelt, Crement, Pickett.



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