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East, Verona, Memorial boys get Big Eight wins

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Gazette Staff
January 24, 2010

Top-ranked Madison East (13-0, 10-0) remained unbeaten with a 58-42 Big Eight Conference win over Middleton (9-5, 6-4) on Saturday afternoon.


Nimrod Hilliard IV scored 19 points to lead East High, including 12 in the second half. University of Wisconsin football recruit Marquis Mason added 16 for the Purgolders.


Ian Joyce led the host Cardinals with 11 points.


EAST 58, MIDDLETON 42


East (58)—Bentley, 0-1-1; Hilliard IV, 5-6-19; Bell, 1-0-2; McAdams, 1-6-8; Mason, 7-2-16; Edsel, 2-0-4; Terry, 2-2-8. Totals:


Middleton (42)—Coyne, 0-2-2; Adler, 3-2-9; Bowen, 2-0-4; Everson, 4-0-8; Nelson, 0-2-2; Joyce, 5-1-11; Skylar, 2-0-6.


Madison East 13 13 17 15—58


Middleton 13 4 16 9—42


Three-point goals—East 5 (Hilliard IV 3, Terry 2), Middleton 3 (Skylar 2, Adler). Free throws missed—East 7, Middleton 5. Total fouls—East 14, Middleton.


n Verona 43, La Follette 32—Sam Karls scored 10 points to lead Verona (10-4, 7-3). Marcus Henley scored 10 points for La Follette (5-7, 3-7).


VERONA 43, LA FOLLETTE 32


Verona (43)—Nauman, 1-4-7; Karls, 4-2-10; Ropel, 3-3-9; Burns, 0-4-4; Ray, 1-0-3; Wadzinski, 1-0-2; Peterson, 4-0-8. Totals: 14-13-43.


La Follette (32)—Smith, 1-0-2; Dybevik, 2-0-5; Hakim, 1-0-2; Hunter, 2-0-6; Henley, 3-1-10; Flood, 0-1-1; Singh, 3-0-6. Totals: 12-2-32.


Verona 13 10 12 8—43


La Follette 5 11 13 3—32


Three-point goals—Verona 2 (Nauman, Ray), La Follette 6 (Dybevik, Hunter 2, Henley 3). Free throws missed—Verona 0, La Follette 3. Total fouls—Verona 11, La Follette 13. Fouled out—Henley.


n Memorial 58, West 50—Madison Memorial (11-3, 8-2) overcame a 21-14 deficit with a 19-8 surge in the second quarter against Madison West (2-10, 2-8) to remain two games behind Madison East in the Big Eight.


Vander Blue led Memorial’s six-time defending champions with 26.


MEMORIAL 58, WEST 50


West (50)—Armstrong 4-3-15, Golden 4-0-8, Harth 2-3-8, Carey 6-1-13, Bestor 3-0-6. Totals 19-7-50.


Memorial (58)—Burnette 1-0-2, Creamer 1-3-5, Blue 10-4-26, Lomomba 3-0-6, Morris 5-7-17, Klunder 1-0-2. Totals 21-14-58.


Madison West 21 8 7 14—50


Madison Memorial 14 19 11 14—58


Three-point goals—West 5 (Armstrong 4, Harth), Memorial 2 (Blue 2). Free throws missed—West 2, Memorial 10. Total fouls—West 21, Memorial 9. Fouled out—none.


Sophomores—Memorial 61, West 52.



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