Craig boys fall at La Follette

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Gazette Staff
January 30, 2010
— A promising start could not keep Janesville Craig from setting a boys basketball record it did not want to have.

Craig High jumped out to a 7-2 lead at Madison La Follette on Friday night. The lead did not last for long, and the Lancers eventually pulled away to a 68-45 Big Eight Conference victory.

The loss put the Cougars at 0-12 in the Big Eight and 0-15 for the season. The 15 losses are the most any Craig team has ever suffered in a season.

La Follette improved to 5-7 and 7-7.

The Lancers erased the early five-point deficit by switching from a zone to a man-to-man defense.

Senior guard Bret Bates led the Cougars with 11 points, including one of two Craig three-pointers.

The Lancers countered with eight three-pointers, including seven in the first half, which ended with La Follette up, 36-21.

Jon Dybevik led the Lancers with 18 points, including four three-pointers. Maher Hakim added 15 points for the winners.


Craig (45)—Johnson, 1-2-4; Kitching, 0-2-2; Brault, 3-1-7; Bates, 5-0-11; Condon, 1-3-5; Dare, 4-0-8; Kyle, 0-0-0; Holznecht, 3-1-8. Totals: 17-9-45.

La Follette (68)—Smith, 1-2-4; Dybevik, 5-4-18; Hester, 0-7-7; Hakim, 5-3-15; Hunter, 1-0-2; Henley, 4-0-8; Carlson, 2-0-6; Singh, 3-2-8. Totals: 21-18-68

Janesville Craig 9 12 10 14—45

Madison La Follette 15 21 16 16—68

Three-point goals—Craig 2 (Bates, Holznecht), La Follette 8 (Dybevik 4, Hakim 2, Carlson 2). Free throws missed—Craig 6, La Follette 11. Total fouls—Craig 19, La Follette 18. Fouled out—Kyle.

Sophomores—Craig won.

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