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Milton boys take care of Evansville

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Gazette Staff
December 18, 2007

Mason Walters and Matt Drew delivered the knockout punches en route to Milton High School’s 56-31 victory over visiting Evansville (3-3) in nonconference boys basketball here Monday.


Walters and Drew each sank three three-point goals. Walters scored 17 of his game-high 26 points in the first half, while Drew finished with 13.


Milton (4-2) trailed 11-10 after the first quarter, but Walters scored nine points in the second period. His team rolled to 20-9 advantage and a 30-20 halftime lead.


The Red Hawks sealed the victory with an 18-4 fourth-quarter advantage, making eight of nine free throws down the stretch.


Andrew Keister was the lone Blue Devil in double figures, scoring 15 points.


MILTON 56, EVANSVILLE 31


Evansville (31)—Deininger, 2-1-5; Kremer, 1-0-2; Keister, 6-2-15; Nieman, 1-0-2; Johnson, 1-1-3; Diedrich, 2-0-4. Totals: 13-4-31.


Milton (56)—Ledger, 1-2-4; Drew, 4-2-13; Nelson, 1-0-2; Richards, 0-1-1; Pollard, 2-2-6; Walters, 9-5-26; Ziegler, 1-0-2; Jansen, 1-0-2. Totals: 19-12-56.


Evansville 11 9 7 4—31


Milton 10 20 8 18—56


Three-point goals—Evansville 1 (Keister), Milton 6 (Drew 3, Walters 3). Free throws missed—Evansville 4, Milton 3. Total fouils—Evansville 17, Milton 16.


Junior varsity—Milton 58, Evansville 49.


Palmyra-Eagle 50, Belleville 41—The Panthers fought back from a 21-12 first-half deficit to post a nonconference victory at Belleville.

Palmyra-Eagle bounced back with a 22-9 advantage in the third quarter to take 34-30 lead. Chris McMillian scored eight of his 13 points and Jared Domres added six of his 13 points to lead the Panthers’ comeback.


The Panthers made nine of 23 free throws in the fourth quarter, and McMillian sank his third three-point goal to ensure the victory.


Belleville’s Billy Stuessy scored 19 points for game honors.


PALMYRA-EAGLE 50, BELLEVILLE 41


Palmyra-Eagle (50)—Laufer, 0-1-1; Watts, 0-1-1; McMillian, 5-0-13; Fritz, 3-3-10; Beamont, 3-3-9; Domres, 6-0-13; Berglund, 1-1-3. Totals: 18-9-50.


Belleville (41)—Hendrickson, 2-0-4; Malois, 1-0-2; McDermott, 1-1-3; Davis, 1-2-4; Stuessy, 7-2-19; Schultz, 2-1-5; Crye, 1-2-4. Totals: 15-8-41.


Palmyra-Eagle 4 8 22 16—50


Belleville 13 8 9 11—41


Three-point goals—Palmrya-Eagle 5 (McMillian 3, Fritz 1, Domres 1), Belleville 3 (Stuessy 3). Free throws missed—Palmyra-Eagle 18, Belleville 9. Total fouls—Palmyra-Eagle 18, Belleville 23. Fouled out—Davis.


Juda 60, Clinton 49—The Panthers finished off the Cougars with a 27-20 fourth-quarter for a nonconference win at Clinton.

Clinton trailed 22-16 at the half and was within 33-29 after three quarters, but the Cougars couldn’t maintain the momentum.


Juda’s Kurtis Mansfield scored 19 of his 25 points in the second half. Mansfield scored nine points in the third quarter and added 10 points in the fourth quarter, including a 6-for-12 effort from the foul line.


Keifer Cary was the lone Cougar in double figures, scoring 16 points.


JUDA 60, CLINTON 49


Juda (60)—Benner, 7-2-16, Ku. Mansfield, 7-10-25; Klar, 2-1-5; Pierce, 2-0-5; Lynch, 1-1-3; Rackow, 3-0-6. Totals: 22-14-60.


Clinton (41)—Oldenburg, 3-1-7; DeLong, 1-2-4; Gunderson, 1-0-2; Eliszweski, 4-1-9; Krebs, 0-3-3; Risseeuw, 3-0-8; Cary, 5-6-16. Totals: 17-13-49.


Juda 11 11 11 27—60


Clinton 8 8 13 20—49


Three-point goals—Juda 2 (Ku. Mansfield, Pierce), Clinton 2 (Risseeuw 2). Free throws missed—Juda 15, Clinton 8. Total fouls—Juda 19, Clinton 21. Fouled out—Krebs.


Junior Varsity—Clinton 55, Juda 46.


Southern Lakes


East Troy 66, Jefferson 55—The ninth-ranked Trojans (6-1, 3-0) rallied in the fourth quarter to top the pesky Eagles in a Southern Lakes Conference makeup game from last Tuesday.

Jefferson led 16-12 lead after the first quarter, but trailed 28-25 at the half.


The host Eagles took advantage of Alex Bondar’s foul trouble in the third quarter to gain an 18-16 advantage. Dan Douglas’ three-point basket at the buzzer gave East Troy a 48-44 lead.


Jefferson stayed within three points until East Troy’s Kyle Jones sank a three-point basket and Tom Manschot followed with two-pointer to put the Trojans ahead 63-55. The Trojans sank three of four free throws down the stretch to seal the victory and protected their undisputed league lead.


Bondar finished with 20 points, including eight in the fourth quarter. Douglas added 11 points, and Manschot had 10. Jefferson (2-5, 0-3) sank 10 three-point baskets but did not have a scorer score in double figures.


EAST TROY 66, JEFFERSON 55


East Troy (66)—Douglas, 3-2-11; Tess, 1-1-3; Jones, 2-4-9; Manschot, 3-3-10; Condon, 2-3-9; Loth, 1-2-4; Bondar, 7-6-20. Totals: 19-21-66.


Jefferson (55)—McDermott, 2-0-5; Probst, 2-5-9; Alvarado, 3-0-8; Splittgerber, 2-0-6; Barbano, 2-0-4; Baumgard, 1-0-2; Vogel, 2-0-6; Fosberg, 2-0-5; Tabor, 1-0-2; Poredos, 3-0-8. Totals: 20-5-55.


East Troy 12 16 16 22—66


Jefferson 16 9 18 12—55


Three-point goals—East Troy 7 (Douglas 3, Condon 2, Jones, Manschot), Jefferson 10 (Alvarado 2, Splitgerber 2, Vogel 2, Perados 2. McDermott, Fosberg). Free throws missed—East Troy 4, Jefferson 4. Total fouls—East Troy 15, Jefferson 23.



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