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Craig’s late charge falls short of Verona

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Gazette Staff
February 26, 2010

It would have been easy for the Janesville Craig High boys basketball team to hang its head after falling behind at Verona, 47-28, going into the fourth quarter of Thursday night’s Big Eight Conference game.


The Cougars, however, came out and scored 31 points and ended up putting a mild scare into the Wildcats before losing, 66-59.


“The kids played extremely hard,” Coach Mike Miller said. “They should be very proud of themselves.”


Brett Bates led the Cougar late charge with four three-pointers in the final quarter. The 6-foot senior finished with seven threes and 30 total points. Myles Johnson added 10 points, but the Cougars finished 0-18 in the conference and will take a 0-22 record into tournament play.


Kaden Naumen scored 16, and Bryan Dalton added 14 for the Wildcats (13-6, 16-7).


VERONA 66, CRAIG 59

Craig (59)—Bordwell, 1-0-3; Johnson, 3-3-10; Brault, 1-0-3; Bates, 10-3-30; Condon, 2-1-5; Sarow, 1-0-2; Holznecht, 0-2-2; Kyle, 1-2-4. Totals: 19-11-59.


Verona (66)—Nauman, 5-5-16; Vanzhat, 0-4-4; Brandt, 1-4-6; Burns, 1-1-3; Ray, 1-0-3; Henck, 3-2-8; Wadzinski, 3-0-7; Peterson, 2-1-5; Dalton, 4-6-14. Totals: 20-22-66.


Craig 7 9 12 31—59


Verona 18 14 15 19—66


Three-point goals—Craig 10 (Bates 7, Bordwell, Johnson, Brault), Verona 4 (Nauman 2, Ray, Wadzinski. Free throws missed—Craig 3, Verona 6. Total fouls—Craig 21, Verona 20. Fouled out—Kyle, Holznecht.


Sophomores—Craig 70, Verona 60. Craig scorers—Peter Cooney, 30 (8 three-pointers); Peter Carlson, 14; Cameron Wright 12.



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