John Rodriguez scored 25 points to lead Beloit Memorial past visiting Janesville Parker 80-59 in a Big Eight Conference boys basketball game Saturday night.

The victory avenged the 58-55 loss that Parker inflicted on the visiting Purple Knights on Dec. 19.

Beloit opened up the lead in the second half. Parker trailed 33-28 at halftime.

Junior Tremar Curry led Parker with 20 points. Brody Dahlke added 14 and Kavion Ellison had 11.

The win improved the Purple Knights’ record to 4-10 in the Big Eight and 5-13 overall.

The Vikings dropped to 1-15 and 2-18.

BELOIT 80, PARKER 59

Parker (59)—Thompson, 1-0-2; Curry, 8-2-20; Dahlke, 5-2-14; Ellison, 4-0-11; Biba, 1-3-5; DeLong, 2-0-5; Strickland, 1-0-2. Totals: 22-7-59.

Beloit (80)—Rodriguez, 12-1-25; Fair, 6-3-18; Floyd, 2-0-4; Bach, 2-0-4; Hereford, 1-3-5; Cook, 1-1-3; Ringer, 6-1-13; Bell, 3-0-6; Ganiyu, 1-0-2. Totals: 34-9-80.

Parker 28 31—59

Beloit 33 47—80

Three-point goals—Parker 8 (Curry 2, Dahlke 2, Ellison 3, DeLong), Beloit 3 (Fair 3). Free throws missed—Parker 7, Beloit 5. Total fouls—Parker 16, Beloit 14.

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