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Kowalke leads Baraboo past East; McFarland wins

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Gazette staff
January 19, 2011

Mark Kowalke scored 22 points, including four-of-four from three-point range, to lead Baraboo High past visiting Madison East, 67-60, in nonconference boys basketball Tuesday night.


Kowalke, a 6-foot-8 senior center, also had six rebounds as Baraboo improved to 8-6. Sean McGann added 18 points and seven rebounds.


Stephen Williams Jr. led the Purgolders with 16 points. Rudy Bentley and Nimrod Hilliard each added 12 as East fell to 7-5.


BARABOO 67, EAST 60

East (60)—Bentley, 6-0-12; Hilliard, 4-3-12; Amara, 1-0-3; McLin, 4-0-10; Kelly, 1-0-2; Bell, 1-0-2; Brathwaite, 1-1-3; Williams Jr., 6-4-16. Totals: 24-8-60.


Baraboo (67)—Klink, 1-2-4; McGann, 6-6-18; Leonhardt, 1-1-3; Anderson, 1-0-2; Statz, 3-2-8; Fish, 2-1-6; Traxler, 2-0-4; Kowalke, 8-2-22. Totals: 24-13-67.


Madison East 14 13 16 17—60


Baraboo 19 16 18 14—67


Three-point goals—East 4 (Hilliard, Amara, McLin 2), Baraboo 6 (Leonhardt, Fish, Kowalke 4). Free throws missed—East 9, Baraboo 2. Total fouls—East 14, Baraboo 13.


Sophomores—East 65, Baraboo 48.


-- McFarland 63, Portage 44—The Spartans (9-4) hit host Portage (2-11) with a 26-8 blitz in the fourth quarter to run away with a nonconference win.


Tyler Wedel scored nine of his 11 points for McFarland in the fourth quarter, when Brett Kaether had all seven of his points.


Adam Schulter and Nik Ewelt were the Spartans’ game leaders with 16 points apiece. Adam Considine had 12 points for Portage.


McFARLAND 63, PORTAGE 44

McFarland (63)—Wedel, 11; Kaether, 7; Runde, 5; Schulter, 16; Peterson, 6; Ewelt, 16; Patten, 2. Totals: 23-14-63.


Portage (44)—Taylor, 9; Bear, 2; Considine, 12; Olson, 8; Beck, 7; Paul, 6. Totals: 17-4-44.


McFarland 17 11 9 26—63


Portage 14 9 13 8—44


Three-point goals—McFarland 3 (Ewelt 2, Kaether), Portage 6 (Taylor, Considine 3, Olson 2). Free throws missed—McFarland 10, Portage 1. Total fouls—McFarland 13, Portage 17.


Junior varsity—Portage 53, McFarland 51.



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