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Verona nets Big Eight win; Bay falls at Waterloo

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Gazette Staff
February 4, 2009

Verona High climbed over Sun Prairie’s early lead to register a 64-47 victory in Big Eight Conference boys basketball Tuesday night.


The Cardinals took a 20-15 first-quarter lead, but it was all Wildcats the rest of the way. Verona led 31-29 at the half.


Sun Prairie (5-9, 3-9) was held to nine points in each of the last three quarters.


Jason Ziemer scored a game-high 33 points, including a 14-for-18 performance from the free-throw line, for third-place Verona (11-4, 10-3). Kevin Noskowiak scored 16 points, and Michael Boos added 14 points for Sun Prairie.


VERONA 64, SUN PRAIRIE 47


Verona (64)—Platto, 2-0-5; Karls, 1-2-4; Ropel, 3-0-8; Schaaf, 0-2-2; Bonzhaf, 0-1-1; Ziemer, 9-14-33; Wadzanski, 4-1-9; Riebau, 1-0-2. Totals: 20-20-64.


Sun Prairie (47)—Theil, 0-1-1; Cobb, 1-0-2; Handel, 2-2-6; Enstad, 2-0-4; Boos, 5-0-14; Marshall, 2-0-4; Noskowiak, 5-5-16. Totals: 17-8-47.


Verona 15 16 14 19—64


Sun Prairie 20 9 9 9—47


Three-point goals—Verona 4 (Robel 2, Platto, Ziemer), Sun Prairie 5 (Boos 4, Noskowiak). Free throws missed—Verona 12, Sun Prairie 8. Total fouls—Verona 15, Sun Prairie 21.


Nonconference


n Waterloo 53, Williams Bay 46—Waterloo used a 18-12 advantage in the fourth quarter to hold off the visiting Bulldogs (6-9) in a nonconference game.


Williams Bay made six three-point goals and led 26-21 at halftime, but it couldn’t keep the Bulldogs from their fourth straight loss.


Jack Slavick and Ben Miller each scored 14 points for Williams Bay while Sam Gage took game honors with 17 points for the Pirates (5-8).


WATERLOO 53, WILLIAMS BAY 46


Williams Bay (46)—Dreger, 7; O’Connor, 5; Rogers, 5; Slavick, 14; Miller, 14; Mielczarek, 1. Totals: 14-12-46.


Waterloo (53)—Toben, 8; Holzhueter, 8; Depp, 5; Radloff, 12; Corcoran 2; Gage, 17; Ellis, 11. Totals: 21-10-53.


Williams Bay 14 12 8 12—46


Waterloo 12 9 14 18—53


Three-point goals—Williams Bay 6 (Slavick 2, Dreger, O’Connor, Rogers, Miller), Waterloo 1 (Toben). Free throws missed—Williams Bay 5, Waterloo 10. Total fouls—Williams Bay 23, Waterloo 18.




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