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La Follette routs Parker boys

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Tim Wester/Special to The Gazette
January 19, 2008

With his team winning two straight conference games, Janesville Parker boys basketball coach Jim LeMire was certain his Vikings were through being bullied by the rest of the Big Eight.


Madison LaFollette, however, still found plenty of enjoyment picking on the little guy.


The Lancers erupted with a 26-9 third-quarter run and never let up in pounding the Vikings, 78-37, here Saturday afternoon.


Parker’s depressing loss not only shattered its momentum, but it kept the Vikings (4-9) in a last-place tie with Beloit Memorial at 2-7 in the Big Eight.


“We got ourselves in a hole right now that we need to get ourselves out of because we are capable of playing so much better and executing better,” LeMire said. “It’s frustrating to see us come and not execute.’’


Meanwhile, second-place La Follette (10-3, 7-2) stayed in Big Eight title contention, still just a game behind front-running Madison Memorial.


“We talked about at halftime that Madison Memorial is our next game in 10 days, and we’ve got to start firing on all cylinders, and we have 16 more minutes to tune up,” LaFollette coach Reggie Williams said. “We came out the second half and definitely responded well.”


Cashton Craig and Darnell Small led the Lancers’ response in scoring 13 of their team’s 26 third-quarter points en route to a 52-27 lead.


Craig finished with a game-high 22 points, while teammates Javonte Walters and D.J. Fuller added 16 and 10, respectively.


“You give them an inch and they’ll knock the shot down,” LeMire said of the Lancers. “We got behind and struggled to keep up, which puts pressure on the kids.’’


The Lancers put even more pressure on Riley Grafft, who finished with a team-high 11 points for the Vikings.


LaFollette took advantage of Grafft’s struggles, jumping out to an early 9-2 lead in the first quarter.


Parker got within to 16-11 early in the second period, before Craig drained a couple of long three-pointers to rebuild the advantage to 29-18 at halftime.


“The first half, we didn’t come out ready to go,” Williams said. “It’s always a struggle to play on Saturday afternoon and execute.”


The Lancers eventually found a routine with a 49-19 second-half explosion.


LAFOLLETTE 78, PARKER 37


LaFollette (78)—Craig, 8-1-22; Fuller, 5-0-10; Krueger, 0-1-1; Walters, 6-2-16; Small, 2-0-6; Dybevik, 1-0-3; Redman, 2-0-4; Chapiewesky, 1-0-3; Hallmon, 1-0-2; Klinkner, 1-2-5; Waeffler, 0-1-1; Singh, 1-3-5. Totals: 27-10-78.


Parker (37)—Grafft, 5-1-11; Logue, 3-0-6; Fox, 1-1-3; Sam, 2-0-4; Scharenbroch, 3-1-7; Thompson, 0-2-2; Hilt, 1-0-2; Jones, 1-0-2. Totals: 16-5-37.


Madison LaFollette 13 16 23 26—78


Janesville Parker 6 12 9 10—37


Three point goals—LaFollette 10 (Craig 5, Walters 2, Dybevik, Chapiewesky, Klinkner), Parker. Free throws missed—LaFollette 4, Parker 9. Total fouls—LaFollette 19, Parker 15.


n West 71, Beloit 69—Two crucial turnovers in the final 20 seconds cost Beloit Memorial (3-10, 2-7) a shot at a Big Eight Conference victory.


Michael Horton scored 25 points, and Corvonn Gaines added 19, as Madison West (6-6, 5-4) hung on to nip the Purple Knights at Barkin Arena.


Trailing by two with less than 20 seconds to play, Beloit had a chance to tie or take the lead on two straight possessions but turned the ball over both times. West eventually took a five-point lead.


West misfired on 15 of 25 free throws, enabling Beloit to remain in contention.


K.J. Evans paced Beloit with 16 points, and Dakota Lindsey added 14.


WEST 71, BELOIT 69


West (71)—Johnson, 7-3-17; Carter, 1-0-2; Gaines, 8-2-19; Horton, 8-4-25; Harth, 3-1-8. Totals: 27-10-71.


Beloit (69)—Sims, 1-0-3; Lindsey, 5-1-14; Young, 2-2-6; Smith, 2-8-12; Evans, 6-4-16; Mauel, 4-0-9; Davis, 3-3-9. Totals: 23-18-69.


Madison West 22 17 19 13—71


Beloit Memorial 23 11 18 17—69


Three-point goals—West 7 (Horton 5, Gaines, Harth), Beloit 5 (Lindsey 3, Sims, Mauel). Free throws missed—West 15, Beloit 7. Total fouls—West 22, Beloit 23. Fouled out—Bester, Lindsey.


n Memorial 50, East 40—Devonte Maymon sank all three of his three-point goals in the first quarter as the Spartans rolled to a 17-5 lead.


Memorial, ranked No. 4 in Division 1, improved its Big Eight-leading record to 7-1 and 10-2 overall. East falls to 3-6 and 5-8.


Devonte Maymon finished with 17 points, while brother Jeronne Maymon scored 16 points. East sophomore Marquis Mason scored 10 points.


MEMORIAL 50, EAST 40


Madison East (40)—Schuler, 2-1-5; Johnson, 1-0-2; Bartelt, 4-0-8; Averlleyra, 3-0-8; Mason, 4-2-10; Bacalbo, 2-1-7. Totals: 16-4-7-40.


Memorial (50)—Henderson, 1-0-2; Ringhand, 1-0-2; Nkemnji, 0-1-1; Jones, 1-2-4; D. Maymon, 7-0-17; Creamer, 1-0-2; Blue, 2-0-4; Davis, 1-0-2; J. Maymon, 5-6-16. Totals: 19-9-11-50.


Madison East 5 6 12 17—40


Madison Memorial 17 8 10 15—50


Three-point goals—East 4 (Averlleyra, Bacalbo), Memorial 3 (D. Maymon). Free throws missed—East 3, Memorial 2. Total fouls—East 12 Memorial 15.


Sophomores—East 58, Memorial 52.



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