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Cuba City outlasts Turner; Faith Christian tops Williams Bay

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March 6, 2009

Cuba City High School’s boys basketball team had just enough Thursday night to get past determined Beloit Turner.


Evan Richard scored 26 points as the Cubans advanced to the WIAA Division 3 regional finals with a 61-56 victory over the visiting Trojans.


The Cubans (21-1) play New Glarus at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Evansville, and the winner advances to the Baraboo Sectional.


Cuba City led by 15 early in the third quarter, but Turner (11-11) cut the deficit to four points in the final quarter. The Cubans hit seven of eight fourth-quarter free throws to clinch the victory.


Joe Schweigert backed up Richard with 17 points. Jordan Conway led Turner with 13 points. Mike Jacobs added 12.


CUBA CITY 61, TURNER 56


Turner (56)—Hill, 2-0-6; Bernstein, 3-4-10; Schliesman, 1-2-5; Jacobs, 6-0-12; Pinkney, 4-0-8; Conway, 6-1-13; Jones, 1-0-2. Totals: 23-7-56.


Cuba City (61)—Tranel, 0-5-5; Richard, 9-7-26; Vaassen, 2-0-5; Stecklein, 4-0-8; Schweigert, 7-4-17. Totals: 22-16-61.


Beloit Turner 9 10 19 18—56


Cuba City 13 19 13 16—61


Three-point goals—Turner 3 (Hill 2, Schliesman), Cuba City 3 (Richard, Vaassen, Schweigert). Free throws missed—Turner 3, Cuba City 1. Total fouls—Turner 20, Cuba City 15. Fouled out—Jones, Conway.


Division 4


n Faith Christian 51, Williams Bay 42—The Eagles made seven of 11 free throws in the fourth quarter en route to a Division 4 regional semifinal victory over the Bulldogs.


Faith Christian (17-5) plays top-seeded Burlington Catholic Central (14-8) in a regional final at 1 p.m. Saturday at Edgerton. The winner advances to the Fort Atkinson Sectional.


Josh Sass of Faith Christian led all scorers with 20 points, while teammate Preston Gardner added 12. Jack Slovick had 18 points to lead Williams Bay (11-11), which lost 61-59 to the Eagles in overtime during the regular season.


FAITH CHRISTIAN 51, WILLIAMS BAY 42


Williams Bay (42)—O’Connor, 2-0-4; Rogers, 1-1-4; Slovick, 7-2-18; Miller, 5-2-14; Klementz, 1-0-2. Totals: 16-5-42.


Faith Christian (51)—Melder, 1-0-3; Gardner, 6-0-12; Sass, 7-6-20; Herte, 1-1-3; Valadez, 1-0-3; Arnold, 2-0-5; Smith, 1-3-5. Totals: 19-10-51.


Williams Bay 9 16 10 7—42


Faith Christian 11 14 10 16—51


Three-point goals—Williams Bay 5 (Slovick 2, Miller 2, Rogers), Faith Christian 3 (Mulder, Valadez, Arnold). Free throws missed— 5 5. Williams Bay 15, Faith Christian 12.


n Catholic Central 58, Albany 35—The teop-seeded Hilltoppers overpowered the Comets in a Division 4 regional semifinal game at Burlington.


Tyler Bauman led Albany (11-11), which trailed 39-9 at halftime, with 13 points.


Central plays Williams Bay Faith Christian (17-5) in a regional final game at 1 p.m. Saturday at Edgerton.


CENTRAL 58, ALBANY 35


Albany (35)—Zweifel, 4; Conley, 3; Zurfluh, 2; Lincicum, 2; Bauman, 13; Hulbert, 11. Totals: 13-6-35.


Central (58)—Wagner, 9; Novasic, 7; Krause, 4; Hocking, 2; Williamson, 2; Hartloage, 18; Fleiss, 16. Totals: 24-2-58.


Albany 6 3 10 16—35


Burlington Central 21 18 11 8—58


Three-point goals—Albany 3 (Bauman 2, Conley), Central 8 (Hartloage 4, Fleiss 2, Novasic, Wagner). Free throws missed—Albany 2, Central 2. Total fouls—Albany 2, Central 2. Total fouls—Albany 4, Central 11.



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