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Milton boys fall in double overtime

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Gazette Staff
December 6, 2009

Milton High’s boys basketball team suffered another late heartbreak Saturday night.


Madison Edgewood overcame a two-point deficit with less than one second remaining in regulation time and went on to edge the Red Hawks, 65-62, in a double-overtime Badger South thriller.


It was Milton’s third three-point loss in eight days that went down to the wire, leaving the Red Hawks at 0-2 in the confefrence and 0-3 overall under first-year coach Zach Groelle.


Sam McCann’s basket gave Milton a 52-50 lead with 0.8 seconds left in regulation. Edgewood (2-2, 1-0) drew a foul on the ensuing inbounds pass, and Scott Hird made two free throws to force the first overtime.


Spencer Brink’s free throw with less than 10 seconds left lifted the Crusaders into a 58-58 tie and forced the second overtime.


Milton got the ball with 30 seconds left and Edgewood up 63-62 in the second overtime, but a turnover and foul sent Austin Arians of the Crusaders to the free-throw line with six seconds remaining. He made both, and the Red Hawks couldn’t connect on a final three-point shot to force a third overtime.


McCann, a 6-4 sophomore forward, took scoring honors with 20 points. The Red Hawks also had Brandon Knudtson with 13 and Brandon Farnsworth with 11, while Christiaan Wabers led Edgewood with 17.


EDGEWOOD 65, MILTON 62


Edgewood (65)—Balczewski, 4-1-9; Brink, 3-3-9; Hird, 2-4-8; Eshun, 1-5-8; Meixelsperger, 1-0-3; Wabers, 6-4-17; Arians, 3-5-11. Totals: 20-22-65.


Milton (62)—Trewyn, 3-3-9; Hammon, 3-0-6; McCarthy, 0-3-3; McCann, 9-2-20; Knudtson, 2-9-13; Farnsworth, 4-2-11. Totals: 21-19-62.


Edgewood 10 9 18 15 6 7—65


Milton 12 11 11 18 6 4—62


Three-point goals—Edgewood 3 (Eshun, Meixelsperger, Wabers), Milton 1 (Farnsworth). Free throws missed—Edgewood 17, Milton 16. Total fouls—Edgewood 25, Milton 30. Fouled out—Hammon, Knudtson.


n Stoughton 50, Monroe 47 (OT)—Tom Speth’s three-point play with with three seconds left lifted host Stoughton to an overtime win over Monroe’s three-time defending Badger South champions.


STOUGHTON 50, MONROE 47 (OT)


Monroe (47)—Klinzing 9, Barrett 6, Frint 3, Tordoff 26, Capesius 2, Barenklau 1. Totals: 18-8-47.


Stoughton (50)—Gerber 9, Palmer 7, Brooks 3, Slaby 3, Cleveland 2, Kowalkowski 15, Speth 11. Totals: 17-11-50.


Monroe 10 13 10 10 4—47


Stoughton 11 15 15 2 7—50


Three-point goals—Monroe 3 (Tordoff 3), Stoughton 5 (Kowalkowski 4, Palmer 1). Free throws missed—Monroe 5, Stoughton 7. Total fouls—Monroe 19, Stoughton 13. Fouled out—Frint.


Junior varsity—Stoughton 50, Monroe 37.


n Monona Grove 64, Fort Atkinson 36—The host Silver Eagles jumped out to a 42-20 halftime lead en route to the Badger South win.


MONONA GROVE 64, FORT ATKINSON 36


Fort Atkinson (36)—Sexton, 7; Stark, 5; Ward, 5; Koch, 4; Fitzgerald, 2; Beaubo, 2; Knudson, 10; Rampema, 1. Totals: 9-16-36.


Monona Grove (64)—Bauer, 9; Roach, 6; Gehrmann, 6; Klute, 6; Welsch, 5; Gasser, 4; Korntbed, 3; Payne, 2; Retzlaff, 11; Zweifel, 11; Stearns, 1. Totals: 23-13-64.


Fort Atkinson 7 13 2 14—36


Monona Grove 19 23 9 13—64


Three-point goals—Fort Atkinson 2 (Sexton 2), Monona Grove 5 (Retzlaff 2, Gehrmann 2, Zweifel 1). Free throws missed—Fort Atkinson 9, Monona Grove 11. Total fouls—Fort Atkinson 18, Monona Grove 15.


Nonconference


n Racine Lutheran 68, Williams Bay 31—Dylan Graf scored 26 points, and visiting Racine Lutheran rolled to a 31-2 advantage in the third quarter for a decisive nonconference win over Williams Bay.


Lawrence Crement scored nine points for Williams Bay (1-1).


LUTHERAN 68, WILLIAMS BAY 31


Lutheran (68)—N. Graf, 1-0-2; Ganther, 0-3-3; Drummond, 2-0-4; D. Graf, 13-0-26; Jalama, 1-0-2; DeMuth, 2-1-5; Lambert, 7-1-15; Howell, 2-0-4; Kosmala, 3-1-7. Totals: 30-8-68.


Williams Bay (31)—Crement, 3-3-9; Dreger, 2-3-7; Slovick, 2-4-8; Lemke, 0-1-1; Gerson, 0-2-2; Olberg, 1-1-4. Totals: 8-14-31.


Racine Lutheran 19 7 31 11—68


Williams Bay 7 11 2 11—31


Three-point goals—Williams Bay 1 (Olberg). Free throws missed—Racine Lutheran 11, Williams Bay 7. Total fouls—Racine Lutheran 19, Williams Bay 7.


Junior varsity—Racine Lutheran won.



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