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Another early outburst carries Beloit past Verona

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Gazette Staff
February 13, 2009

In an almost indentical repeat of Tuesday’s first-quarter outburst against Madison Memorial, Beloit Memorial High School’s boys basketball raced to a 26-9 lead in the first eight minutes Thursday night at Verona.


This time, the Purple Knights held on to win, 75-67, in a Big Eight battle for third-place. They also avenged last month’s 81-76, double-overtime loss to the Wildcats.


Beloit (13-5, 11-5) went to a four-corner offense much of a 17-14 fourth quarter to protect its lead after Verona (12-6, 11-5) battled back to within five points.


Jahlil Smith scored 13 of his 18 points for Beloit in the big first quarter. K.J. Evans also had 18-point game for the Knights, while conference scoring leader Jason Ziemer and Sam Karls paced Verona with 17 apiece.


BELOIT 75, VERONA 67


Beloit (75)—Stone, 4-1-9; Young, 4-1-9; Smith, 6-2-18; Douglas, 2-3-7; Evans, 7-4-18; Parks, 4-1-9; Davis, 2-1-5. Totals: 29-13-75.


Verona (67)—Platto, 1-0-3; Karls, 6-5-17; Ropel, 1-2-5; Schaff, 2-2-6; Nauman, 2-0-5; Christensen, 1-0-2; Ziemer, 8-1-17; Wadzinski, 4-0-8; Riebau, 1-1-4. Totals: 26-11-67.


Beloit Memorial 26 16 16 17—75


Verona 9 21 23 14—67


Three-point goals—Beloit 4 (Smith 4), Verona 4 (Platto, Nauman, Riebau, Ropel). Free throws missed—Beloit 8, Verona 6. Total fouls—Beloit 16, Verona 18. Fouled out—Wadzinski.


Sophomores—Beloit 97, Verona 89 (OT).


n Memorial 66, Middleton 48—Second-ranked Madison Memorial (17-1, 15-1) dominated visiting Middleton (7-11, 6-10) in the second half to protect its one-game Big Eight lead over Madison East.


The Spartans led only 26-23 at halftime. Jeronnne Maymon and Vander Blue scored all 20 of Memorial’s points a 20-9 third quarter that put five-time defending conference champions out of reach.


Maymon finished with 28 points, and Blue had 21. Brooks Braga led Middleton with 13.



MEMORIAL 66, MIDDLETON 48


Middleton (48)—Adler 2-0-4, Braga 4-5-13, Owen 3-2-8, Schultz 1-0-3, Katsuma 0-2-2, Everson 3-0-7, Joyce 1-0-2, Yakatus 2-0-4, Nunnery 2-0-5. Totals: 18-9-48.


Memorial (66)—Henderson 3-0-9, Cramer 1-2-4, Vanderblue 6-8-21, Lomamba 1-0-2, Laubmeier 1-0-2, Maymon 10-8-28. Totals: 22-18-66.


Middleton 9 14 9 16—48


Madison Memorial; 10 16 20 20—66


Three-point goals—Middleton 3 (Schultz, Everson, Nunnery), Memorial 4 (Henderson 3, Blue 1). Free throws missed—Middleton 4, Memorial 6. Total fouls—Middleton 18, Memorial 14.


Sophomores—Memorial 68, Middleton 55.


n West 53, Sun Prairie 48—Madison West (4-14, 3-13) came from behind to hand Sun Prairie its second Big Eight overtime loss in three days.


James Horton scored seven of his 13 points in the fouth quarter as the Regents rallied from a five-point deficit to force a 39-39 tie and the overtime.


Horton and John Reynolds started the overtime with three-point goals to pu West up by six in the first minute. The Regents then went 6-for-6 on free throws to hold off the Cardinals (6-11, 4-11).


Clifford Simon led West with 14 points while Reynold scored 13. Sun Prairie’s Michael Boos led all scorers with 22.



WEST 53, SUN PRAIRIE 48


Weest (53)—Horton 5-0-13, Golden 0-2-2, Reynolds 4-0-12, Harth 2-3-7, C. Bester 1-0-2, Jarvis 1-1-3, Simon 6-2-14. Totals: 19-8-53.


Sun Prairie (48)—Handel 2-3-8, Enstad 3-0-6, Boos 9-2-22, Davis 1-0-2, Marshall 4-1-9, Noskowiak 0-1-1. Totals: 19-7-48.


Madison West 11 9 5 14 14—53


Sun Prairie 4 14 12 9 9—48


Three-point goals—West 7 (Reynolds 4, Horton 3), Sun Prairie 3 (Boos 2, handel 1). Free t hrows missed—West 4, Sun Priaire 3. Total Fouls—West 14, Sun Priarie 14.



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