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Elks drop fourth straight; Waunakee wins

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Gazette Staff
January 25, 2010

Elkhorn High’s boys basketball team couldn’t pull out of its midseason slump Saturday night at Waukesha North.


Nate Wood led the way with 29 points as the North Stars (9-5) controlled every quarter and handed the Elks (6-6) their fourth straight loss, 73-49, in a nonconference game.


Ryan Bowes had 13 points for Elkhorn, and teammate Skyler O’Laughlin added 12, but the Elks suffered their sixth loss in seven games.


WAUKESHA NORTH 73, ELKHORN 49

Elkhorn (49)—Bowes, 5-1-13; O’Laughlin, 6-0-12; Suchy, 2-3-7; Hassler, 2-2-6; Poggensee, 1-3-6; Cooper, 1-0-2; Dulaney, 1-0-2; Forrestal, 0-1-1. Totals: 18-10-49.


North (73)—Wood, 11-5-29; Kuhtz, 6-1-13; Petersen, 4-1-11; Leech, 2-0-4; Rake, 1-2-4; Wilch, 2-0-4; Brilowski, 1-1-3; Reinke, 1-1-3; Carr, 1-0-2. Totals: 29-4-73.


Elkhorn 13 7 17 12—49


Waukesha North 18 13 26 16—73


Three-point goals—Elkhorn 3 (Bowes 2, Poggensee), North 4 (Wood 2, Petersen 2). Free throws missed—Elkhorn 10, North 7. Total fouls—Elkhorn 18, North 20.


-- Waunakee 66, Monroe 53—Waunakee (11-1) won the battle of first-place teams by breaking Monroe’s seven-game win streak in the finale of the two-day Badger Conference Challenge at Waunakee.


The North won six of seven games, with Monona Grove’s 53-35 win over Reedsburg as the South’s only victory.


Waunakee, which has lost only to Baraboo, took control of Monroe (9-2) with a 35-24 advantage in the first 16 minutes of a game that was scored by halves. The Warriors, No. 10 in the AP Division 1 state ratings, made 23 of 29 free throws overall to stay on top.


It was only the third time this season the Cheesemakers gave as many as 50 points in a game.


Beau Murray and Jared Staege led Waunakee with 25 and 15 points, respectively. Bryan Tordoff had 20 to pace the Cheesemakers, whose only other loss was to 50-47 to Stoughton in overtime.


WAUNAKEE 66, MONROE 53

Monroe (53)—Turek, 6; Capesius, 3; Tordoff, 20; Penniston, 2; Barrett, 11; Frint, 11. Totals: 17-16-53.


Waunakee (66)—Prusha, 6; Newhouse, 5; N. Soper, 5; Cafalu, 4; A. Maly, 4; Murray, 25; Staege, 15; Braatz, 1; J. Soper, 1. Totals: 20-23-66.


Monroe 24 29—53


Waunakee 35 31—66


Three-point goals—Monroe 3 (Tordoff 2, Capesius) , Waunakee 3 (N. Soper, A. Maly, J. Soper). Free throws missed—Monroe 5, Waunakee 6. Total fouls—Monroe 21, Waunakee 21.


-- Lakeside 60, Belleville 56—Lakeside Lutheran held on in the second half to defeat Belleville in a Capitol crossover nonconference game.


The Warriors (10-3, 4-1) led 32-21 at the half. Belleville


(9-5, 4-1) cut the deficit to three in the fourth quarter but could not take the lead.


Jake Jarnigo scored 17 points to pace Lakeside. Craig Wilke scored 13 points and Zak Gartner chipped in 10 for Lakeside.


LAKESIDE 60, BELLEVILLE 56

Lakeside (60)—Jarnigo, 7-4-17; Gartner, 4-2-10; Kuehl 3-0-6; Lauth, 1-0-3; Wilke, 5-0-13; Peterson, 1-0-2; Ellwien, 3-0-6; Nehls, 1-0-2. Totals: 26-6-60.


Belleville (56)—Schultz, 6-4-17; Stuessy, 1-0-2; Kahl, 5-5-20; Davis, 1-2-4; Stadelmann, 1-0-2; Crye, 4-5-13. Totals: 18-16-56


Lakeside Lutheran 17 15 12 16—60


Belleville 13 8 15 20—56


Three-point goals—Lakeside 4 (Lauth, Wilke 3), Belleville 4 (Schultz, Kahl 3). Free throws missed—Lakeside 5, Belleville 7. Total fouls—Lakeside 19, Belleville 16.



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