Craig boys beat Verona

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Gazette staff
Saturday, January 25, 2014

The wins continue to pile up for Janesville Craig’s boys basketball team.

The Cougars won their fourth straight game Saturday night with a 75-67 over Verona in a Big Eight Conference tilt.

Craig improved to 7-6 in the conference and pushed its season mark to 9-7.

James Morgan had a season-high 15 points to lead Craig, including four crucial free throws in the last two minutes to help seal the win. Jerry Ngobi added 14 points for Craig, which led 55-50 after three quarters, and Mike Murphy finished with 13.

Freshman SanTrell Payton had nine points for Craig, including six in the fourth quarter.

John Tackett had a game-high 22 points for Verona, which made 10 3-point baskets in the game.

Craig plays at Sun Prairie on Friday night.

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