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Two familiar boys basketball foes to play for title tonight

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Gazette Staff
December 28, 2007

Two familiar foes will square off in tonight’s championship game of the boys holiday basketball tournament at Whitewater High.


Edgerton, behind 38 points from Bryan Gregory, routed Milwaukee School of Languages, 78-43, in the first semifinal game Thursday night. Whitewater used a 6-0 spurt to end to knock off Monticello, 50-44.


Edgerton had won five straight tournament titles before Whitewater, behind Michael Zweifel, won last year’s championship in a 55-53 thriller over the Crimson Tide at Edgerton.


The host Whippets had to battle from behind to beat Monticello (4-3). Whitewater (3-4) trailed by nine at halftime but outscored the Ponies 30-15 in the second half.


With the game tied at 44-44 with 1:03 to play, Whitewater’s Axel Vohs stole a pass and drove the length of the court for the go-ahead basket. Tony Bilderback concluded the scoring with a basket and two free throws.


Miles Hookstead paced the Whippets with 21 points, and Bilderback added 10. D.J. McGowan pace Monticello with 11.


WHITEWATER 50, MONTICELLO 44


Monticello (44)—McGowan, 2-5-11; Adt, 3-2-9; Holz, 2-0-4; Ritschard, 3-0-8; Fink, 2-2-6; Meier, 3-0-6. Totals: 15-9-44.


Whitewater (50)—Vohs, 2-0-4; Zweifel, 3-0-7; Lencho, 2-0-4; Hookstead, 10-1-21; Bilderback, 3-4-10; Gabbey, 2-0-4. Totals: 22-5-50.


Monticello 12 17 6 9—44


Whtiewater 6 14 11 19—50


Three-point goals—Monticello 5 (McGowan 2, Ritschard 2, Adt), Whitewater 1 (Zweifel). Free throws missed—Monticello 5, Whitewater 10. Total fouls—Monticello 18, Whitewater 17.


? Edgerton 78, MSOL 43—Bryan Gregory finished with 38 points to lead the Crimson Tide past Milwaukee School of Languages (4-3) in the first game of the Whitewater tournament.


Edgerton, 7-0 and tied for fifth in the AP Division 2 state ratings, plays host Whitewater (3-4) in tonight’s title game.


The Crimson Tide led by 14 at half and outscored MSOL 49-28 in the second half.


Derek Carrier added 18 points for Edgerton, while Kelton Bufford paced MSOL with 11.


MSOL committed 23 fouls and had three players foul out.


EDGERTON 78, MSOL 43


MSOL (43)—Spears, 1-2-5; Eubanks, 1-0-2; White, 3-2-10; McNeal, 2-0-4; Jemison, 2-1-5; Love, 3-0-6; Bufford, 3-2-11. Totals: 15-7-43.


Edgerton (78)—Mitchell, 0-1-1; Laskowski, 2-0-5; Carrier, 8-2-18; Perry, 0-1-1; Towns, 2-0-4; Dobratz, 1-1-3; Pallet, 0-3-3; Ludwig, 2-1-5; Gregory, 15-8-38. Totals: 30-17-78.


Milwaukee Languages 3 12 15 13—43


Edgerton 13 16 27 22—78


Three-point goals—MSOL 6 (Bufford 3, White 2, Spears), Edgerton 1 (Laskowski). Free throws missed—MSOL 5, Edgerton 12. Total fouls—MSOL 23, Edgerton 15. Fouled out—Spears, McNeal, Bufford.


WBCA Classic


? Elkhorn 47, Mineral Point 44—Elkhorn (5-2) rallied from a 10-point, third-quarter deficit to overtake the Pointers (2-4) in a WBCA Classic game that featured an experimental 35-second shot clock at the UW Field House.


After trailing 36-26 with 2:20 left in the third period, Elks pulled within 38-36 by the end of the quarter. They grabbed the lead for good at 42-41 on Eric Bryson’s two free throws with 2:20 lerft in the game.


Jake Gahart led Elkhorn with 13 points, including six at the 10-2 run to end the third quarter. Mineral Point’s Blake Burning was the game leader with 17 points.


Elkhorn plays Wautoma at 6 p.m. today in the semifinals of the Northland Pines tournament at Eagle River.


ELKHORN 47, MINERAL POINT 44


Elkhorn (47)—Findreng, 4-0-8; Bryson, 1-4-6; O’Laughlin, 2-0-4; R. Olson, 1-2-4; White, 2-0-4; Schmidt, 1-0-2; Gahart, 5-1-13; Lockwood, 0-1-1. Totals: 18-8-47.


Mineral Point (44)—Steffes, 2-0-6; Heuer, 2-1-6; M. Mitchell, 2-0-4; Berning, 5-6-17; Engelke, 4-2-11. Totals: 15-9-44.


Elkhorn 11 8 17 11—47


Mineral Point 11 14 13 6—44


Threep-point goals—Elkhorn 2 (Gahart 2), Mineral Point 5 (Steffes 2, Heuer, Berning, Engelke). Free throws missed—Elkhorn 4, Mineral Point 2. Total fouls—Elkhorn 12, Mineral Point 10.


Waterford Tournament


? East Troy 58, Beloit 31—A 29-0 run by East Troy in the third and fourth quarters buried Beloit Memorial in the first game of the Waterford tournament.


The Trojans (8-1), No. 8 in the AP Division 2 state ratings, play Waterford in tonight’s title game. The host Wolverines advanced with 70-59 win over Grafton.


Eric Simms hit a three-pointer early in the third quarter to bring Beloit (2-6) within 26-25. The Trojans then went on their devasting run, fueled by four three-pointers by Allen Loth.


The Purple Knights did not score again until 2:54 was left in the game.


Loth finished with 18 points. Simms had seven to lead Beloit, which knocked off previously unbeaten then-top-ranked Madison Memorial, 57-55, last week.


EAST TROY 58, BELOIT 31


Beloit (31)—Simms, 3-0-7; Young, 2-1-5; Anderson-Callin, 1-0-3; Lowery, 2-1-6; Smith, 1-0-3; Evans, 2-0-4; Manuel, 1-0-2; Davis, 0-1-1. Totals: 12-3-31.


East Troy (58)—Douglas, 1-0-2; Tess, 1-1-4; Jones, 2-2-6; Manschot, 2-0-5; Condon, 3-0-6; Loth, 7-0-18; Bondar, 6-4-16; Rodefer, 0-1-1. Totals: 22-8-58.


Beloit Memorial 15 7 3 6—31


East Troy 17 9 23 9—58


Three-point goals—Beloit (Simms, Anderson-Callin, Lowrey, Smith), East Troy 6 (Tess, Manschut, Loth 4). Free throws missed—Beloit 8, East Troy 3. Total fouls—Beloit 12, East Troy 15.


Sun Prairie


Tournament


? Pulaski 73, Sun Prairie 68—Aaron Norman scored 26 points to lead Milwaukee Pulaski past host Sun Prairie in the first round of the Cardinals’ holiday tournament.


Verona defeated Franklin, 59-50, in the other semifinal game and plays Pulaski for championship.


Michael Munz had 21 points and Michael Handel 13 to lead Sun Prairie.


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PULASKI 73, SUN PRAIRIE 68


Pulaski (73)—Norman, 12-2-26; White, 3-2-8; Thurman, 4-0-10; Ferra, 2-0-4; Hampton, 8-0-16; Lewis, 2-0-4; Bauer, 1-0-2; Jackson, 1-0-3; Belk, 0-0-0. Totals: 33-4-73.


Sun Prairie (68)—Handel, 4-4-13; Porter, 1-0-2; Cobb, 4-0-9; boos, 4-2-11; Munz, 8-0-21; Marshall, 1-0-2; Waldon, 3-2-8; Enstad, 1-0-2. Totals: 26-8-68.


Milwaukee Pulaski 20 10 26 17—73


Sun Prairie 12 18 16 21—68


Three-point goals—Pulaski 3 (Thurman 2, Jackson), Sun Prairie 8 (Munz 5, Boos, Cobb, Handel). Free throws missed—Pulaski 7, Sun Prairie 2. Total fouls—Pulaski 19, Sun Prairie 15. Fouled out—White, Belk.


Nonconference


? Brodhead 52, Albany 36—Brodhead (4-4) built a 35-23 lead in the first quarters, then turned back Albany’s late threat to gain a nonconference win on the Comets’ court.


Ryan Miller scored seven of his 13 points in the fourth quarter to help keep the Cardinals stay on top after Albany had pulled within 35-30 with four minutes left. Trenton Klein had seven of his 13 points for Brodhead in a 16-8 second quarter that gave the Cardinals a 24-14 halftime lead.


Lance Hulbert scored 13 points to pace Albany.


BRODHEAD 52, ALBANY 36


Brodhead (52)—Klein, 6-1-13; Miller, 6-1-13; Swain, 4-0-9; Pierson, 1-1-3; Frost, 2-0-4; Panoske, 3-2-8; Bettenhausen, 1-0-2. Totals: 23-5-052.


Albany (36)—Blumer, 1-0-2; Zweifel, 2-0-4; Pfeunti, 1-1-3; Elmer, 3-0-7; Hulbert, 4-3-13; Zurfluh, 1-0-2; Bauman, 2-1-5. Totals: 14-5-36.


Brodhead 8 16 11 17—52


Albany 6 8 9 13—36


Three-point goals—Brodhead 1 (Swain), Albany 3 (Elmer, Hulbert 2). Free throws missed—Brodhead 3, Albany 5. Total fouls—Brodhead 12, Albany 15.



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