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Janesville Parker handles Lake Geneva Badger

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KENNETH M. VELOSKEY
January 4, 2012
— One good thing has led to another for Janesville Parker High School’s boys basketball team.

The Vikings handed the visiting Lake Geneva Badger Badgers a 67-42 nonconference defeat Tuesday to open 2012 after posting a 69-57 Big Eight victory over Verona on Dec. 17 to close 2011.


Parker coach Ryan Masterson was happy with the win-win situation.


“We played real well after a 17-day layoff,” Masterson said. “We worked in practice and came out here and ran our stuff the way we like to do.’’


The Vikings are 3-6 overall. Badger is 3-8.


Andrew Somerville scored 17 points to lead the way. Decker Thompson, Erik Albeck and Charlie Grafft scored 12 points apiece as the Vikings’ offense distributed the ball well.


Sophomore Jacob Kozlowski scored 14 points, and junior Ian Weber added 10 points for Badger, which does not have a senior in uniform.


Albeck’s layin tied it 12-12 with five minutes to play in the first quarter and began an 11-0 run that gave Parker a 21-12 lead. Somerville scored seven points, and Albeck added six to pace the Vikings in the quarter.


Decker Thompson scored seven points in the second quarter to help lift Parker to an 18-5 advantage and a commanding 39-18 lead at halftime.


“We played hard, and we worked hard in practice,” Thompson said. “We got our offense going and played the way we are capable.’’


From his view, Masterson saw consistency the Vikings lacked on offense and defense.


“We had a flow to our offense,” Masterson said. “We played with consistency that we have lacked at times. We played solid defense, and we made only six turnovers.’’


Masterson is hoping with two nice victories in a row, the Vikings can show even more improvement.


“Hopefully, this will propel us into the second half of the Big Eight season,” said Masterson, whose Vikings host Sun Prairie (5-4, 3-3) and its Division I prospect Nick Fuller on Friday.


PARKER 67, BADGER 42

Badger (42)—Growell, 2-0-6; Andresen, 1-0-2; Kozlowski, 4-4-14; Golitz, 1-2-4; Weber, 4-0-10; Ashley, 1-0-2; Slagle, 1-0-3. Totals: 14-6-42.


Parker (67)—Somerville, 5-4-17; Smith, 1-1-3; Albeck, 6-0-12; A. Thompson, 1-0-2; D. Thompson, 5-2-12; Grafft, 5-2-12; Treinen, 2-1-5; Hauger, 1-0-3. Totals: 25-10-67.


Lake Geneva Badger 12 5 8 16—42


Janesville Parker 21 18 17 13—67


Three-point goals—Badger 7 (Growell 2, Kozlowski 2, Weber 2, Slagle). Parker 5 (Somerville 3, D. Thompson, Hauger). Free throws missed—Badger 4, Parker 5. Total fouls—Badger 15, Parker 16.


Sophomores—Parker 43, Badger 41



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