Brady Butler set a career high with 26 points as McFarland High’s boys basketball team cruised past Big Foot 72-51 on Saturday to stay within striking distance of first place in the Rock Valley Conference.

The Spartans (14-5, 13-2 RVC) are a half-game back of leader East Troy with three conference games remaining. Logan Eischeid scored 17 points to lead the Chiefs, who fell to 3-16 overall and 1-14 in league play.

McFarland led 35-28 at halftime and added to its lead after the break. Trevon Chislom had 14 points and Phillip Robinson and Daniel Toennies each added 10 apiece in the win.

MCFARLAND 72, BIG FOOT 51

Big Foot (51)—Hildebrandt 2-1-6, A. Greco 4-0-9, Eischeid 6-3-17, Dillenbeck 2-3-7, Courier 5-0-10, Gillingham 1-0-2. Totals: 20-7-51.

McFarland (72)—Butler 10-4-26, Robinson 4-0-10, Wanta 1-2-4, Toennies 4-2-10, Schwarting 1-0-2, Patchin 3-0-6, Chislom 7-0-14. Totals: 30-8-72.

Big Foot 28 23—51

McFarland 35 37—72

3-point goals—Big Foot 4 (Eischeid 2, Hildebrandt 1, A. Greco 1), McFarland 4 (Butler 2, Robinson 2). Free throws missed—Big Foot 7, McFarland 2. Total fouls—Big Foot 13, McFarland 14.

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