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January 23, 2008

Lake Geneva Badger took another step toward a Lakeshore Conference boys basketball title Tuesday night.


Badger High downed visiting Kenosha St. Joesph, 57-41, and maintained a one-game lead over Racine St. Catherine’s (7-1) with an 8-0 conference record.


The Badgers (11-2) led 29-19 at halftime and extended it to 46-29 in the third quarter.


Jimmy Merrit led Badger with 22 points. Joe Pignotti scored 11 points for St. Joseph (3-13, 1-7).


BADGER 57, ST. JOSEPH 41


St. Joseph (41)—Trotter, 2-1-6; Tirabassi, 2-0-6; Olson, 1-1-3; Peaslee, 1-0-3; Pignotti, 4-3-11; Burke, 4-2-10; VanAarsdale, 1-0-2. Totals: 15-7-41.


Badger (57)—Chironis, 2-0-5; Tice, 5-1-12; Merrit, 8-5-22; Adams, 2-0-5; Wieters, 3-1-7; Lorenzi, 3-0-6. Totals: 23-7-57.


Kenosha St. Joseph 11 8 10 12—41


Lake Geneva Badger 15 14 17 11—57


Three-point goals—St. Joseph 4 (Tirabassi 2, Trotter, Peaslee), Badger 4 (Chironis, Tice, Merrit, Adams). Free throws missed—St. Joseph 4, Badger 3. Total fouls—St. Joseph 12, Badger 12.


Trailways South


Williams Bay 64, Abundant Life—Defending champion Williams Bay shook loose from visiting Madison Abundant Life to go 10-0 as the Trailways South leader.


The Bulldogs (12-1), No. 8 in the Division 4 state ratings, led 8-7 after the first quarter, but they gained a 26-18 advantage in the second period for a 34-25 halftime lead.


Andrew Martin scored nine of his 16 points in the second quarter to put Williams Bay in charge.


Tony Lopez added 10 points for the Bulldogs. Kyle Harrison led last-place Abundant Life (2-10, 1-10) with 12, and Rocky Schultz had 10.


WILLIAMS BAY 64, ABUNDANT LIFE 45


Abundant Life (44)—Nelson, 1-0-2; Tesmer, 4-1-9; Schultz, 5-0-10; Harrison, 3-6-12; Busch, 1-0-2; Greene, 1-0-2; Roberts, 1-0-2; Rockwell, 3-0-6; 19-7-64.


Willams Bay (64)—Hanley, 2-0-7; O’Connor, 0-5-5; Slovick, 2-0-5; Brellenthin, 2-3-8; Miller, 2-1-5; Gregornik, 2-1-5; Mielczarek, 1-1-3; Lopez, 3-4-10; Martin, 7-2-16. Totals: 21-19-64.


Madison Abundant Life 7 18 6 14—45


Williams Bay 8 26 18 12—64


Three-point goals—Williams Bay 3 (Hanley, Slovick, Brellenthin). Free throws missed—Abundant Life 5, Williams Bay 12. Total fouls—Abundant Life 18, Williams Bay 12.


Badger South


Monroe 60, Oregon 34—Monroe’s top-ranked defending WIAA Division 2 state champions hammered visiting Oregon to stay atop the Badger South.


The Cheesemakers rolled to a 13-2 first-quarter lead as they improved to 14-0 overall and 9-0 in the conference.


Monroe’s Brett Stangel scored 15 of his 22 points in the first half. Tony Cates added eight of his 11. Mitch Tordoff finished with 13 points for the Cheesemakers,


Jason Hinz had 14 points for Oregon, which fell to 1-7 in the Badger South.


MONROE 60, OREGON 34


Oregon (34)—Hinz, 5-3-14; Sachs, 1-0-2; DeBano, 3-0-7; Ironmonger, 1-2-4; Fritz, 3-1-7. totals: 13-6-34.


Monroe (60)—Rast, 1-1-3; Sampson,0-2-2; M. Tordoff, 5-0-13; Barta, 1-0-2; Hart, 1-0-2; Stangel, 8-2-22; Turek, 0-1-1; Cates, 4-3-11; Sellnow, 1-2-4. Totals: 21-11-60.


Oregon 2 9 8 15—34


Monroe 13 17 17 13—60


Three-point goals—Oregon 2 (Hinz, DeBano), Monroe 7 (Tordoff 3, Stangel 4). Free throws missed—Oregon 2, Monroe 7. Total fouls—Oregon 15, Monroe 12.


Junior varsity—Monroe 42, Oregon 26


Big Eight


Beloit 60, East 58—Beloit Memorial (4-10, 3-7) bounced back from a 10-point deficit in the third quarter to top visiting Madison East (5-9, 3-7) in Big Eight thriller.


Dakota Lindsey banked in a driving pull-up jumper with seven seconds remaining for the winning basket.


Beloit trailed 32-27 at halftime, but gained an 18-12 third-quarter advantage for 45-44 lead. The game was tied twice in the fourth quarter, and Beloit led by as many as five before the final outcome.


Beloit’s Eric Sims scored 13 points, while teammates Deon Lowery and Max Mauel added 11 apiece. East’s Marquis Mason had a game-high 28.


BELOIT 60, EAST 58


East (58)—Johnson, 2-1-5; Bartlett, 2-0-4; Mayne, 3-0-6; Avelleyra, 4-0-8; Mason, 9-10-28; Hull, 0-1-1; Bacallo, 2-2-6. Totals: 22-14-58.


Beloit (60)—Sims, 4-2-13; Lindsey, 3-1-7; Young, 1-1-3; Lowery, 3-2-11; Fields, 1-0-2; Evans, 4-0-8; Mauel, 5-1-11; Davis, 2-1-5. Totals: 23-8-60.


Madison East 17 15 12 14—58


Beloit Memorial 15 12 18 15—60


Three-point goals—Beloit 6 (Sims 3, Lowrey 3). Free throws missed—East 7, Beloit 3. Total fouls—East 14, Beloit 18. Fouled out—Davis.


Nonconference


Lakeside 77, Milton 67—The Warriors (11-2) shot 65 percent, making 28 of 43 attempts overall and 20 of 25 two-point attempts, en route to a nonconference victory at Milton.


Lakeside led 40-32 at halftime after posting a 24-16 second-quarter advantage. The Warriors took a 62-51 lead into the final period.


Lakeside’s Nate Bauer scored eight of his 15 points in the third quarter, and Jared Matthies added seven of his 22.


Justin Eternick scored 15 points and Sam Snyder chipped in 13 points for Lakeside. Mason Walters led Milton (7-7) with 17 points, and John Ziegler added 14.


LAKESIDE 77, MILTON 67


Lakeside (77)—Schwartz, 1-0-3; Snyder, 3-7-13; Meise, 2-0-4; Bauer, 5-3-15; Gartner, 0-1-1; Wilke, 1-0-2; Eternick, 7-0-15; Matthies, 8-2-22; Strohbusch, 1-0-2. Totals: 28-13-77.


Milton (67)—Ledger, 2-2-8; Drew, 3-2-9; Nelson, 1-0-3; Pollard, 4-1-9; Walters, 7-1-17; Ziegler, 5-3-14; Jansen, 2-0-4; Ganz, 0-1-1; Trewyn, 1-0-2. Totals: 25-10-67.


Lakeside Lutheran 16 24 22 15—77


Milton 16 16 19 16—67


Three-point goals—Lakeside 8 (Matthies 4, Bauer 2, Schwartz, Eternick), Milton 7 (Ledger 2, Walters 2, Drew, Nelson, Ziegler). Free throws missed—Lakeside 6, Milton 5. Total fouls—Lakeside 18, Milton 22. Fouled out—Bauer, Pollard.


Junior varsity—Milton 48, Lakeside 45.



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