Parker throws scare into Sun Prairie

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Gazette staff
Saturday, January 29, 2011
— Janesville Parker’s boys basketball team was up to the challenge Saturday night against state-ranked Sun Prairie.

Unfortunately for the Vikings, Nick Fuller spoiled their fun.

Fuller’s basket with two seconds left lifted Sun Prairie to a 60-58 Big Eight Conference win.

Parker (7-9, 5-8) led most of the game, including a 50-48 lead after three quarters, but managed only eight points in the decisive fourth quarter.

“I couldn’t be more proud of our guys and the effort they gave tonight,” Parker coach Ryan Masterson said. “They (Sun Prairie) just made a big shot at the end, and we couldn’t get a shot off in time to force overtime.

“Hopefully, with the way we played tonight, the guys understand that if we’re working together and getting after it, we can play with anybody.”

After Fuller’s basket put the Cardinals ahead 60-58, Parker’s Andrew Somerville was fouled on the inbounds pass but did not draw a call, according to Masterson.

“We should’ve been at the line with a chance to get it to overtime, but that’s the way it goes sometime,” Masterson said. “We ran the inbounds play perfectly, and Andrew was run over. They just either didn’t see it or didn’t call it.”

Senior forward Creed Knutson led the Vikings with 20 points, while junior Erik Albeck added 17.

Fuller paced Sun Prairie (13-4, 10-3) with 20 points, whith Chris Hawkins adding 14.


Parker (58)—Somerville, 2-4-8; Graff, 1-0-2; Long, 1-1-3; Schroeder, 2-2-6; Albeck, 8-1-17; Knutson, 7-4-20; Lloyd, 1-0-2. Totals: 22-12-58.

Sun Prairie (60)—Schaffner, 5-0-12; Noskowiak, 3-0-7; Fuller, 7-2-20; Hawkins, 6-1-14; Yentz, 1-0-2; Miflin, 1-1-3; Wallace, 1-0-2. Totals: 24-4-60.

Janesville Parker 17 11 22 8—58

Sun Prairie 16 19 13 12—60

Three-point goals—Parker 2 (Knutson 2), Sun Prairie 8 (Fuller 4, Schaffner 2, Noskowiak, Hawkins). Free throws missed—Parker 9, Sun Prairie 9. Total fouls—Parker 15, Sun Prairie 19.

Sophomores—Sun Prairie 64, Parker 56.

Last updated: 3:57 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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