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Memorial rolls to win over Janesville Craig, other scores

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Gazette Staff
February 10, 2012

Madison Memorial took a while to get going, but the Spartans pulled away from visiting Janesville Craig in a Big Eight Conference boys basketball game Thursday night.


Seniors Jamar Morris had 18 points, and Junior Lomomba added 15 as the Big Eight-leading Spartans rolled to a 70-43 victory over the visiting Cougars.


Craig trailed, 12-8, after one quarter, but the Spartans then built the lead to 34-18 by halftime. Morris had eight points and Lomomba seven in the second quarter.


Brendan Ortiz added 10 points for the Spartans, who went to 14-0 in the Big Eight and 17-1 overall.


Junior center William Eden led the Cougars with 11 points, including all seven of Craig’s made free throws. Brett Pickarts added 10, but Craig fell to 3-11 in the Big Eight and 3-15 overall.


Craig hosts Middleton on Saturday night.


MEMORIAL 70, CRAIG 43

Craig (43)—Sarow, 3-0-6; Malmanger, 1-0-2; Cooney, 1-0-2; Pickarts, 4-0-10; Chang, 2-0-4; Wright, 1-0-2; Foster, 1-0-2; Roth, 1-0-2; Spoden, 1-0-2; Eden, 2-7-11. Totals: 17-7-43.


Memorial (70)—Frederick, 1-0-2; Ortiz, 3-3-10; Walters, 0-2-2; Wald, 3-0-7; Weah, 3-3-9; Songolo, 0-2-2; Sutherland, 1-0-3; Lomombo, 4-6-15; Morris, 8-2-18; Ferguson, 1-0-2. Totals: 24-18-70.


Craig 8 10 10 15—43


Memorial 12 22 25 11—70


Three-point goals—Craig 2 (Pickart 2), Memorial 4 (Ortiz, Walz, Sutherland, Lomombo). Free throws missed—Craig 4, Memorial 9. Total fouls—Craig 19, Memorial 13. Fouled out—Foster.


Sophomores—Memorial won.


-- La Follette 62, Beloit 47—The visiting Lancers took control in the second quarter en route to the Big Eight Conference win.


Josh Morgan had 17 points for La Follette, while Jalen Elliott led Beloit with 15.


LA FOLLETTE 62, BELOIT 47

La Follette (62)—Drury, 3-0-6; Morgan, 7-1-17; Hunter, 5-1-11; Thomas, 2-0-5; Ampy, 4-8-16; West, 2-0-4; Prather, 1-1-3. Totals: 24-11-62.


Beloit (47)—Elliott, 5-0-15; Davies, 2-0-5; Brandy, 0-3-3; Barry, 4-0-10; Cabrera, 3-0-6; Neal, 1-3-5; DeLeon, 1-1-3. Totals: 16-7-47.


Madison La Follette 17 15 14 16—62


Beloit Memorial 15 8 11 13—47


Three-point goals—La Follette 3 (Morgan 2, Thomas), Beloit 8 (Elliott 5, Barry 2, Davies). Total fouls—La Follette 16, Beloit 19.


-- Sun Prairie 48, Middleton 46 (OT)—Visiting Sun Prairie made six free throws in overtime in holding off Middleton in a Big Eight thriller Thursday night.


Junior Nick Fuller had 21 points to lead Sun Prairie, while Derek Rongstad paced Middleton with 12 points.


SUN PRAIRIE 48, MIDDLETON 46 (OT)

Sun Prairie (48)—Cromwell, 2-3-7; Fuller, 6-8-21; Noskowiak, 2-1-7; Gentz, 0-2-2; Strabl, 0-3-3; Wallace, 3-2-8. Totals: 13-19-48.


Middleton (46)—Raffel, 2-4-9; Buchanan, 1-2-4; Williams, 4-2-12; Everson, 0-2-2; Rongstad, 3-3-12; Schmidt, 1-1-3; Hagstrom, 1-3-5. Totals: 12-17-46.


Sun Prairie 8 4 10 20 6—48


Middleton 9 10 6 17 4—46


Three-point goals—Sun Prairie 3 (Noskowiak 2, Fuller), Middleton 6 (Rongstad 3, Williams 2, Raffel). Free throws missed—Sun Prairie 11, Middleton 5. Total fouls—Sun Prairie 21, Middleton 22.



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