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Evansville boys remain tied for first

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Gazette staff
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Brennen Banks led a trio of double-figure scorers to help Evansville stay in a first-place tie with McFarland in the Rock Valley North Conference boys basketball race.

Banks scored 15 points, including three 3-pointers, as the Blue Devils defeated host Whitewater 55-41 on Tuesday night. The Blue Devils remained tied with McFarland with a 12-2 record for the RVC North lead. Evansville is 16-4 overall.

Zach Mielke and Hayden Reese contributed 13 and 12 points, respectively in the win.

Whitewater scored only 12 first-half points and trailed by 10 at halftime.

Logan Rasmussen led the Whippets with 17 points.

EVANSVILLE 55, WHITEWATER 41

Evansville (55)—Banks, 6-0-15; Reese, 4-2-12; Geske, 3-0-7; B. Maag, 1-0-2; Mielke, 6-1-13; S. Maag, 3-0-6. Totals: 23-3-55.

Whitewater (41)—Parrish, 4-0-8; Nevejas, 2-0-6; Fuller, 2-2-8; Dedrick, 0-2-2; Rasmussen, 8-1-17. Totals: 16-5-41.

Evansville 22 33—55

Whitewater 12 29—41

Three-point goals—Evansville 6 (Banks 3, Reese 2, Geske), Whitewater 4 (Nevejas 2, Fuller 2). Freee throws missed—Evansville 3, Whitewater 8. Total fouls—Evansville 13, Whitewater 12.

n McFarland 53, Jefferson 47—Host Jefferson made a run at McFarland in the second half, but the rally fell short as the Spartans maintained their first-place tie with Evansville in the Rock Valley North.

Jefferson fell behind by as many as 23 points in the second half, but the Eagles got to within eight. Seth Howery and Brandon Acker then each hit two free throws to increase the lead back to 12, and the Spartans were safe.

Brady Butler led McFarland (12-2 in the RVC North, 14-5 overall) with 14 points.

Zack Peterson led Jefferson with 14 points, and Rylee Miller scored all 12 of his points in the second half to play a big part in the rally. Jefferson fell to 7-13 overall.

MCFARLAND 59, JEFFERSON 47

McFarland (59)—Howery, 2-2-8; Butler, 5-4-14; Hanson, 4-0-10; Hildebrandt, 4-1-9; Robinson, 1-0-3; Wanta, 3-0-6; Acker, 1-2-4; Patscin, 2-1-5. Totals: 22-10-59.

Jefferson (47)—Miller, 5-0-12; Anfang, 4-1-11; Kaiser, 1-0-2; Peterson, 5-0-14; Stelse, 1-0-2; Brost, 1-0-2; Monogue, 1-1-4. Totals: 18-2-47.

McFarland 33 26—59

Jefferson 15 32—47

Three-point goals—McFarland 5 (Howery 2, Hanson 2, Robinson), Jefferson 9 (Peterson 4, Miller 2, Anfang 2, Monogue). Free throws missed—McFarland 4, Milton 2. Total fouls—McFarland 12, Jefferson 15.

n Big Foot 75, Clinton 68—Beau Cary scored 24 points, and Logan Eischeid added 19 as Big Foot held off visiting Clinton.

Max Hildebrandt added 10 points as the Chiefs improved to 4-10 in the Rock Valley South and 5-15 overall.

Cole Ciochon led the Cougars with 22 points. Zach Krause had 16, and Eric Paschke scored 12, but Clinton fell to 5-9 and 7-11.

BIG FOOT 75, CLINTON 68

Clinton (68)—Halsted 1-0-2, Gracyalny 2-1-6, Krause 8-0-16, Paschke 5-1-12, Mullooly 2-1-5, Walker 1-2-5, Ciochan 8-6-22. Totals: 27-11-68.

Big Foot (75)—Hildebrandt 4-0-10, Eischeid 8-1-19, Enz 3-2-8, Tovar 2-0-6, Dillenbeck 3-2-8, Cary 7-7-24. Totals: 27-12-75.

Clinton 26 42—68

Big Foot 34 41—75

Three point goals—Clinton 3 (Gracyalny, Paschke, Walker), Big Foot 9 (Cary 3, Dillenbeck 2, Heidenreich 2, Hildebrandt 2). Free throws missed—Clinton 8, Big Foot 8. Total fouls—Clinton 15, Big Foot 16.

Southern Lakes

n Delavan-Darien 63, Badger 52—Bradon Edmonds scored 22 points to spark Delavan-Darien past visiting Badger in Southern Lakes boys basketball action.

Edmonds had 16 of his points in the second half, when the Comets expanded on their 29-24 hafltime lead.

Ethan Cesarz added 10 points in the win, which put the Comets at 6-6 in the Southern Lakes and 12-8 overall.

Ian Schirtzinger led Badger with 18 points.

DELAVAN-DARIEN 63, BADGER 52

Badger (52)—Lottig 1-2-5, Schirtzinger 6-3-18, Flower 0-1-1, Dumpz 3-0-7, Sproul 2-1-5, Rogers 2-2-7, McGreevy 4-1-9. Totals: 18-10-52.

Delavan-Darien (62)—Hummel 1-2-4, Grabow 1-0-3, Rios 3-0-7, Edmonds 8-6-22, Kirsch 2-1-5, Wichman 2-1-5, J.Crull 2-3-7, Cesarz 4-1-10. Totals: 23-14-63.

Badger 24 28—52

Delavan-Darien 29 34—63

Three point goals—Badger 6 (Schirtzinger 3, Lottig, Dumpz, Rogers), Delavan-Darien 3 (Grabow, Edmonds, J.Crull). Free throws missed—Badger 10, Delavan-Darien 13. Total fouls—Badger 20, Delavan-Darien 17.


Last updated: 11:02 pm Tuesday, February 14, 2017


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