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East's Hilliard too much for Craig; Beloit, Madison Memorial, Sun Prairie win

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Gazette Staff
December 19, 2010

Nimrod Hilliard was too much for Janesville Craig’s boys basketball team Saturday night.


The Madison East senior point guard scored 33 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter, to lead the Purgolders to an 84-78 Big Eight Conference victory.


Craig High (2-6, 0-6), despite a career-high 32 points from Brett Pickarts, had no answer for the playmaking ability of Hilliard III.


The Cougars trailed by 10 after three quarters but cut the deficit to four midway through the fourth. East (6-2, 4-2) held off the Cougars by making 15 of 19 free throws in the fourth quarter, including nine by Hilliard.


Pickarts erupted for 21 points in the fourth quarter, including three of his four three-point baskets.


Craig senior Cody Dare finished with 21 points, while Rudy Bentley Jr. finished with 23 points for East.


EAST 84, CRAIG 78


Craig (78)—Saraow, 2-0-4; Johnson, 2-0-4; Dare, 10-1-21; Cooney, 2-2-8; Pickarts, 13-2-32; Wright, 3-1-7; Eden, 1-0-2. Totals: 33-5-78.


East (84)—Bentley Jr., 6-7-23; Hilliard, 11-11-33; Amara, 3-0-8; McLin, 2-1-7; Durly, 0-1-1; Garthwaite, 3-1-7; McGee, 2-1-5. Totals: 27-22-84.


Janesville Craig 17 18 10 33—78


Madison East 14 24 15 32—84


Three-point goals—Craig 7 (Pickarts 4, Cooney 2, Dare), East 8 (Bentley 4, Amara 2, McLin 2). Free throws missed—Craig 4, East 10. Total fouls—Craig 19, East 14. Fouled out—Johnson.


n Beloit 77, Verona 68—John Winston led four players in double figures with 20 points as the host Purple Knights cruised to a Big Eight win.


Mike Weston added 14 for Beloit (6-1, 5-1), which suffered its first loss of the season at Madison Memorial on Thursday night.


Danny Burns paced the Wildcats (2-5, 2-3) with 19 points.


BELOIT 77, VERONA 68


Verona (68)—Yapp, 1-0-2; Bonsoff, 1-0-3; Hank, 4-2-10; Burns, 6-7-19; Ray, 5-2-15; Dalton, 3-7-13; Braxton, 3-0-6. Totals: 23-18-68.


Beloit (77)—Weston, 6-2-14; Winston, 6-2-20; Green, 1-0-3; Crosby, 5-0-13; Roegner, 2-0-4; Broomfield, 2-8-14; Shamsid-Dean, 2-1-5; Ross, 2-0-4. Totals: 26-13-77.


Verona 14 14 8 32—68


Beloit Memorial 16 17 16 28—77


Three-point goals—Verona 4 (Ray 3, Bonsoff), Beloit 12 (Winston 6, Crosby 3, Broomfield 2, Green). Free throws missed—Verona 5, Beloit 7. Total fouls—Verona 15, Beloit 20.


Sophomores—Beloit 61, Verona 54.


n Memorial 67, Middleton 50—Memorial raced to a 22-6 lead in the first quarter at Middleton as the seven-time defending champion Spargtans (6-1, 5-0) protected their Big Eight lead.


Trey Burnett and Junior Lomomba each scored 16 points for the Spartans.


Middleton (4-2, 4-2) was led by Seth Coyne’s 15 points.


MEMORIAL 67, MIDDLETON 50


Memorial (67)—Parkman, 1-0-2; Ortiz, 2-4-8; Weah, 4-6-14; Burnett, 6-3-16; Songolo, 3-3-9; Ferguson, 1-0-2; Lomomba, 7-2-16. Totals: 23-18-67.


Middleton (50)—Bavery, 3-0-9; Coyne, 4-7-15; Wipfli, 0-2-2; Buchanan, 2-1-5; Mochmeier, 0-1-1; Joyce, 5-0-10; Hagstrom, 1-1-3; Schmidt, 1-0-2; O’Brien, 1-0-3. Totals: 17-12-50.


Madison Memorial 22 14 12 19—67


Middleton 6 13 13 18—50


Three-point goals—Memorial 1 (Burnett), Middleton 4 (Bavery 3, O’Brien). Free throws missed—Memorial 8, Middleton 5. Total fouls—Memorial 18, Middleton 19.


n Sun Prairie 65, West 57—Sun Prairie (5-2, 3-2) used a 10-2 advantage in overtime to get a Big Eight win over Madison West (0-8. 0-6).


Nick Fuller led the Cardinals with 23 points.


SUN PRAIRIE 65, WEST 57


Sun Prairie 15 18 9 15 10—65


Madison West 13 18 9 15 2—57


Sun Prairie (65)—Schaffner, 17; Ragland, 3; Noskowiak, 7; Fuller, 23; Cromwell, 2, Mifflin, 6, Opps, 7. Totals: 19 24-34 65.


West (57)—Crayton, 1; C. Wilson, 1; Pearson, 8; Clements, 11; K. Brown, 14; A. Brown, 3; Kell, 8; M. Wilson, 7; Cuevas, 2; Bester, 2. Totals: 24 2-9 57.


Three-point goals—Sun Prairie 3 (Schaffner 2, Fuller 1), West7 (Pearson 2, Clements 1, K. Brown 2, A. Brown 1, M. WIlson 1). Free throws missed—Sun Prairie 10, West 7. Total fouls—Sun Prairie 12, West 26.




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