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Brodhead stuns Edgerton

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Gazette staff
February 9, 2008

Jaimie Pierson was the hero of the night, if not the year, in Rock Valley Conference boys basketball.


Pierson, a 5-10 senior guard, hit a two-point shot from the “left elbow” as time expired Friday night to give host Brodhead the upset of the season in southern Wisconsin—a 40-38 victory over Edgerton, the state’s sixth-ranked Division 2 team.


While the Cardinals (7-11, 3-9) avenged last month’s 60-37 loss at Edgerton, the Crimson Tide fell to 16-2 and dropped into a tie with two-time defending champion Evansville for the Rock Valley lead at 10-2.


Jacob Cole, a 5-8 sophomore, hit a basket and free throw to give Brodhead a 37-32 lead with 2:48 remaining. Edgerton then battled back to tie it at 38-38 on Derek Carrier’s bank shot with 10 seconds left.


After getting the ball to midcourt, Brodhead called a timeout with 4.4 seconds left. The Cardinals then needed a second timeout after struggling to get the ball in bounds, but when Pierson finally got the last shot, the victory belonged to the Cardinals.


While the Cardinals held Rock Valley scoring leader Bryan Gregory to eight points, Derek Carrier led the Crimson Tide with 12. Meanwhile, Brodhead rode a balanced attack that was topped by eight points apiece for Cole and Ryan Miller.


Andy Swain, the Cardinals’ season scoring leader, was out with an injury.


BRODHEAD 40, EDGERTON 38


Edgerton (38)—Mitchell, 1-2-4; Laskowski, 2-1-6; Carrier, 6-0-12; Town, 1-6-8; Gregory, 4-0-8. Totals: 14-9-38.


Brodhead (40)—Cole, 3-1-7; Klein, 0-4-4; Miller, 1-5-7; Pierson, 2-2-6; Wallace, 2-0-6; Scheidegger, 1-0-2; Panoske, 3-0-6; Jacobson, 1-0-2. Totals: 13-12-40


Edgerton 11 5 10 12—38


Brodhead 8 6 13 13—40


Three-point goals—Edgerton 1 (Laskowski), Brodhead 2 (Wallace 2). Free throws missed—Edgerton 7, Brodhead 5. Total fouls—Edgerton 16, Brodhead 18.


Evansville 77, Turner 62—The two-time defending Rock champ Blue Devils (13-4, 10-2) gained a share of the Rock Valley Conference lead.


The Blue Devils’ Matt McElroy scored 20 of his game-high 21 through the first three quarters and Eric Nieman scored all of his 14 points in the first three quarters to give Evansville a 57-40 lead. Andrew Keister scored 15 points and Tommy Kremer chipped in 10 for Evansville.


Reggie Cassimer scored 19 points and Kyle Treptow added 10 points for Turner (7-9, 5-6).


EVANSVILLE 77, TURNER 62


Turner (62)—Porter, 1-2-5; Bertelsen, 2-2-9; Jacobs, 2-0-4; Treptow, 4-2-10; Conway, 2-3-7; Jones, 4-0-8; Cassimer, 7-2-19. Totals: 23-11-17-62.


Evansville (77)—Amato, 2-0-4; Kremer, 4-1-10; Keisete, 56-3-15; Gerofge, 0-11-; Nieman, 5-4-14; McElroy, 8-3-21; Sperry, 1-0-3; Johjnspon. 2-0-4; Diedrich, 2-0-5. Totals: 30-12-77.


Beloit Turner 13 12 15 22—62


Evansville 24 16 17 20—77


Three-point goals—Turner 5 (Cassimer 3, Bertelsen, Porter), Evansville 5 (McElroy, Kremer, Sperry, Diedrich). Free throws missed—Turner 6, Evansville 15. Total fouls—Turner 23, Evansville 19.


Parkview 58, Palmyra-Eagle 35—Orfordville Parkview (13-5, 9-3) outscored host Plamyra-Eagle (2-15, 0-12) every quarter en route to a Rock Valley win.


Alex Mumm scored 11 of his game-high 18 points in the first half to power the Vikings.


Wes Piper added 19 points for Parkview, and Kyle Beaumont matched that total for the Panthers.


PARKVIEW 58, PALMYRA-EAGLE 35


Parkview (58)—Wellnitz 4-1-9, Hanson 1-0-3, Melton 4-1-9, Johnson 2-0-5, Wichser 1-0-2, Piper 3-4-10, Woodworth 1-0-2, Mumm 7-4 18. Totals: 23-10-58.


Palmyra-Eagle (35)—Fritz 4-1-9, McMillen 2-0-5, Beaumont 3-4-10, Domres 3-0-7, Berglund 2-0-4. Totals: 14-5-35.


Orfordville Parkview 14 11 19 14—58


Palmyra-Eagle 9 6 10 10—35


Three-point goals—Parkview 2 (Hanson, Johnson), Palmyra-Eagle 2 (McMillan, Domres). Free throws missed—Parkview 11, Palmyra-Eagle 3. Total fouls—Parkview 15, Palmyra-Eagle 19. Fouled out—Fritz. Ejected—Wickser, Berglund.


n Big Foot 64, Clinton 45—The Chiefs (6-12, 5-7) hit the Cougars (6-11, 5-7) with a 19-6 advantage in the second quarter for a 33-22 lead at halftime.


Big Foot’s Nate Nagel scored 16 points, including three of the Chiefs’ eight three-point goals. T.J. Schaid added 15 points and Mike Spadoni chipped in 12 points.


Clinton’s Drew Elizewski scored nine points.


BIG FOOT 64, CLINTON 45


Big Foot (64)—Keeler 8, Oja 4, Dowden 4, West 2, Coats 2, Nate Nagel 16, Schaid 15, Spadoni 12,. McGreevy 1. Totals: 25-6-64.


Clinton (45)—Eliszewski 9, Krebs 6, Oldenburg 4, DeLong 3, Gunderson 5, Risseeuw 1, Morton 1, total: 15-12-45.


Walworth Big Foot 14 19 10 21—64


Clinton 16 6 11 12—45


Three-point goals—Big Foot 8 (Nagel 3, Schaid 2, Spadoni 2, Dowden), Clinton 2 (Eliszewski 2). Free throw missed—Big Foot 8, Clinton 9. totals fouls—Big Foot 20, Clinton 19.



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