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Sixth-ranked Crimson Tide trips ninth-rated Dells

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January 29, 2008

Edgerton High won a battle of state-rated boys basketball teams Monday night.


The host Crimson Tide, No. 6 in this week’s AP Division 2 poll, trailed only once as it rolled to a 63-53 nonconference victory over ninth-ranked Wisconsin Dells.


In avenging last season’s 55-43 loss to the Chiefs, Edgerton pushed its record 14-1. The Dells, which reached the WIAA Division 2 state semifinals last season, had a five-game winning streak snapped in falling to 13-3.


Derek Carrier and Travis Towns led Edgerton with 17 points apiece. Bryan Gregory, the Rock Valley Conference scoring leader with a 21.1 average, added 14.


Towns hit a pair of three-point goals in sparking Edgerton to an early lead. The Crimson Tide was up 13-9 after the first quarter and trailed for the only time at 23-22 with 1:04 left in the second quarter.


Edgerton ended the first half with a 5-0 run to a 27-22 lead and pulled away in the second half with balanced scoring.


Junior guard Jay Royston had a game-high 18 points for the Dells.


EDGERTON 63, WISCONSIN DELLS 53


Wisconsin Dells (53)—Royston, 4-7-18; Loofboro, 3-0-8; Wenkman, 3-3-9; Buesing, 4-1-9; Gibson, 4-1-9. Totals: 18-12-53.


Edgerton (63)—Mitchell, 3-3-9; Laskowski, 2-2-6; Carrier, 6-5-17; Towns, 6-2-17; Gregory, 5-4-14. Totals: 22-16-63.


Wisconsin Dells 9 14 10 20—53


Edgerton 13 14 11 25—63


Three-point goals—Wisconsin Dells 5 (Royston 3, Loofboro 2), Edgerton 3 (Towns 3). Free throws missed— Wisconsin Dells 10, Edgerton 9. Total fouls— Wisconsin Dells 19, Edgerton 18.


Junior varsity—Edgerton 59, Wisconsin Dells 51.


Whitewater 58, Parkview 51—Kyle Lencho scored all eight of his points in the fourth quarter to help Whitewater break up a tie game and get a nonconference win at Orfordville.


The Whippets (9-6) also made seven of eight free throws in the 19-12 final period to pull away from a 39-39 tie.


Mark Zweifel and Miles Hookstead led Whitewater with 17 points apiece, and teammate Tony Bilderback added 13. Nick Melton and Seth Hanson paced Parkview (10-5) with 17 and 12, respectively.


WHITEWATER 58, PARKVIEW 51


Whitewater (58)—Shears, 0-1-1; Zweifel, 7-0-17; Lencho, 2-4-8; Hookstead, 6-5-17; Bilderback, 4-5-13; Gabbey, 1-0-2. Totals: 20-15-58.


Parkview (51)—Wellnitz, 2-0-4; Hanson, 4-1-12; Melton, 6-4-17; Wichser, 1-0-2; Piper, 1-0-2; Woodworth, 3-0-6; Mumm, 4-0-8. Totals: 21-5-51.


Whitewater 13 19 7 19—58


Orfordville Parkview 14 15 10 12—51


Three-point goals—Whitewater 3 (Zweifel 3), Parkview 4 (Hanson 3, Melton). Free throws missed—Whitewater 5, Parkview 4. Total fouls—Whitewater 11, Parkview 17.


Watertown 67, Badger 61—Watertown (11-4) went 6-for-6 on free throws in an overtime for a nonconference victory that snapped Lakeshore leader Lake Geneva Badger’s seven-game winning streak.


The Goslings pulled away from a 59-59 tie with an 8-2 advantage in the extra period, dropping Badger to 12-3 for the season. Kevin Weiter’s field goal accounted for the Badgers’ only overtime points.


Zach Lauersdorf had five of the Goslings’ seven three-point goals and led Watertown with 25 points.


After making 16 three-point goals in its last game, Badger connected 11 times from behind the ace against the Goslings. Braden Tice had four of those three-pointers and scored 18 points, while teammates Zach Adams and Jimmy Merrit scored 11 and 10, repectively.


WATERTOWN 67, BADGER 61 (OT)


Watertown (67)—D. Mitchell, 2-2-6; E. Mitchell, 1-0-3; Lauersdorf, 8-4-25; Roche, 1-6-8; Cory-Yaeggi, 3-2-8; Archambeau, 1-0-2; Smith, 4-2-10; Ruddell, 2-0-5. Totals: 22-16-67.


Lake Geneva Badger (61)—Chironis, 3-0-9; Tice, 6-2-18; Merrit, 4-1-10; Lois, 1-1-3; Adams, 4-0-11; Wieters, 2-1-5; Lorenzi, 2-1-5. Totals: 22-6-61.


Watertown 19 16 10 14 8—67


Lake Geneva Badger 23 11 17 8 2--61


Three-point goals—Watertown 7 (E. Mitchell, Lauersdorf 5, Ruddell), Badger 11 (Chironis 3, Tice 4, Merrit, Adams 3), Free throws missed—Watertown 1, Badger 1. Total fouls—Watertown 15, Badger 14. Fouled out—Tice.




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