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Memorial rolls past Parker

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STANLEY B. MILAM
February 13, 2011
— Madison Memorial High School coach Steve Collins was grounded Saturday night, but his high-flying Spartans came on strong in the second half to cruise past Janesville Parker, 59-40, in Big Eight Conference boys basketball.

Collins was forced to sit in his chair, unable to stand for the entire game, after a bench technical was called on Memorial for dunking during the pregame warm-ups. A tenacious Parker effort in the first half did nothing to ease Collins’ frustration.


“It was like teaching without a piece of chalk,” Collins said. “That’s never happened before. I felt like I as an assistant sophomore coach back in Wausau.”


Parker trailed, 15-13, at the end of the first quarter after overcoming a 13-3 deficit. The Vikings led 1-0 before the game clock started when Creed Knutson made one of the two technical fouls awarded Parker.


The Vikings took the lead, 25-24, with 2:13 left in the first half, but that was the last time Parker would lead. The first half ended with Memorial clinging to a 28-27 lead.


“Obviously, I’m not pleased with our second half, but we did prove in the first half that we can play with them,” said Parker coach Ryan Masterson. “They pressured us hard in the second half, and they showed everyone why they are a consistently top team. I think they wore us down a little in the second half, and we failed to execute on offense.”


Parker could muster only 13 points in the second half.


Seniors who played their last home game started for Parker. Junior Andrew Somerville came off the bench to lead the Viking scorers with 12 points. Knutson added 11.


Tre’ Burnette, a 6-5 guard, led the Spartans with a game-high 17.


MEMORIAL 59, PARKER 40


Memorial—Weah, 3-2-8; Chamberlain, 5-1-11; Burnette, 7-3-17; Songolo, 1-2-5; Lomomba, 3-4-10; Morris, 1-0-2; Ortiz, 2-1-6. Totals: 22-13-59.


Parker (40)—Somerville, 4-2-12; Schroeder, 0-2-2; Knutson, 3-4-11; Hyde, 1-0-2; Albeck, 2-0-4; D. Thompson, 3-2-9. Totals: 13-10-40.


Memorial 15 13 13 18—59


Parker 13 14 5 8—40


Three-point goals—Memorial 2 (Songolo, Ortiz), Parker 4 (Somerville 2, Knutson, D. Thompson). Free throws missed—Memorial 4, Parker 2. Total fouls—Memorial 16, Parker 18.


Sophomores—Memorial 64, Parker 41. Parker high scorers—Mitch Treinen, 12; Jedidiah Perry and Charles Organ, 8 each.


-- Sun Prairie 71, Verona 64—Nick Fuller scored 21 points and Jordan Noskowiak added 17 to lead Sun Prairie to a Big Eight victory over Verona.


Danny Burns led Verona with 19 points, including two three-pointers.


Noskowiak sank all four of Sun Prairie’s three-point shots.


SUN PRAIRIE 71, VERONA 64


Sun Prairie (71)—Saffold 4, Ragland 4, Noskowiak 17, Fuller 21, Hawkins 13, Mifflin 4, Yentz 4, Wallace 2. Totals: 26-15-71.


Verona (64)—Banzhaf 9, Burns 19, Ray 7, Biddle 9, Dalton 18, Braxton 2. Totals: 23-12-64.


Sun Prairie 11 19 14 27—71


Verona 13 13 16 22—64


Three-point goals—Sun Prairie 4 (Noskowiak 4), Verona 6 (Burns 2, Banzhaf 2, Ray, Biddle). Free throws missed—Sun Prairie 5, Verona 6. Total fouls—Sun Prairie 17, Verona 18.


-- Beloit 77, Middleton 65—The Purple Knights shook off a slow first quarter to dominate the Cardinals in the middle quarters and remain in first place in the Big Eight Conference boys basketball race.


The victory gives Beloit, 14-2, a half-game lead over Madison Memorial, 13-2, in the Big Eight Conference boys basketball race.


Dennis Crosby scored 11 of his game-high 24 points in the third quarter.


BELOIT 77, MIDDLETON 65


Middleton (65)—Raffel, 1-0-3; Bavery, 4-1-13; Coyne, 5-2-13; Buchanan, 7-2-16; Machmeier, 1-0-2; Stubbe, 1-3-5; Joyce, 4-1-9; Hagstrom, 1-0-2; Schmidt, 1-0-2. Totals: 25-10-13 65.


Beloit (77)—Weston, 3-2-8; Winston, 5-1-13; Green, 2-0-4; Crosby, 9-0—24; Roegner, 3-0-6; Broomfield, 8-6-22. totals: 30-9-14 77.


Middleton 14 11 15 25—65


Beloit 11 22 24 20—77


Three-point goals—Middleton 5 (Raffel, Bavery 3, Coyne), Beloit 8 (Winston 2, Crosby 6). Free throws missed—Middleton 3, Beloit 5. Total fouls—Middleton 14, Beloit 12.


Sophomores—Beloit 48, Middleton 45


EAST 62, LA FOLLETTE 55


La Follette (55)—Collins 7. West 5, Hnter 11, Ampe 4, Drury 10, Chamberlain 8, Carlson 5, Banden-Wymelemenberg 5. Totals: 24-4-55.


East (62)—Bentley 11, Hilliard 15, Amara 4, Durly 12, McLin 5, Brathwaite 8, Bell 7. Totals: 18-22-62.


La Follette 18 11 14 12—55


Madison East 11 9 24 18—62


Three-point goals—La Follette 3 (West, Hunter, Banden-Wymelemenberg), East 4 (Bentley., Durly. McLin). Free throws missed—La Follette 8, East 7.


Badger South


Stoughton went on the road Saturday and upset third-place Madison Edgewood, 50-42.


STOUGHTON 50, EDGEWOOD 42


Stoughton (50)—Kowalkowski, 0-2-2; Cleveland, 8-2-21; Brussgan, 4-0-8; Nyhagen, 4-2-10; Fuller, 2-2-7; Giese, 1-0-2. Totals: 19-8-50.


Edgewood (42)—Meixelsberger, 2-0-5; Pavlik, 3-0-8; Armwald, 3-0-6; Wells, 1-0-2; Brink, 3-1-7; Ariens, 3-0-7; Zwettler, 3-1-7. Totals: 18-2-42.


Stoughton 10 12 12 16—50


Edgewood 12 6 10 14—42


Three-point goals—Stoughton 4 (Cleveland 3, Fuller), Edgewood 4 (Pavlik 2, Meixelsberger, Ariens). Free throws missed—Stoughton 7, Edgewood 7. Total fouls—Stoughton 11, Edgewood 18.


-- Monroe 64, Manitowoc 50—Monroe sank the Manitowoc Ships with a 22-12 second quarter for a nonconference victory.



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