In a game that featured five lead changes in the final 3:12, Clinton had the lead when it counted most.

The Cougars pulled out a 71-70 Rock Valley Conference boys basketball victory at Big Foot on Friday.

Zach Krause scored 26 points, including 18 in the second half to give Clinton the win.

Tyler Stauss added eight second-half points to finish with 12. Caleb Gracyalny added 10 points.

Big Foot, which led 37-34 at halftime, had the game’s top scorer in Luke Eischeid with 28 points. Heath Dillenbeck had 14 points and A.J. Courier added 10 but the Chiefs remained winless in the RVC with a 0-11 record. They are 2-13 overall.

Clinton is 4-9 in the conference.

CLINTON 71, BIG FOOT 70

Clinton (71)—Halsted, 2-1-5; Weisensel, 2-0-4; Gracyalny, 3-2-10; Krause, 12-1-26; Paschke, 1-2-4; Mullooly, 4-0-8; Stauss, 4-4-12; Ballmer, 1-0-2. Totals: 29-10-71.

Big Foot (70)—Hildebrandt, 2-0-5; Karabas, 1-0-3; Greco, 2-1-5; Eischeid, 7-10-28; Dillenbeck, 4-5-14; Courier, 5-0-10; Nielsen, 2-1-5. Totals: 23-17-70.

Clinton 34 37—71

Big Foot 37 33—70

Three-point goals—Clinton 3 (Gracyalny 2, Krause), Big Foot 7 (Hildebrandt, Karabas, Eischeid 4, Dillenbeck). Free throws missed—Clinton 16, Big Foot 10. Total fouls—Clinton 17, Big Foot 22.

Brodhead 74, Jefferson 58—Dawson VanWhye and Brekan Day each scored 19 points as the host Cardinals won their third straight conference game Friday.

Brodhead (7-9, 5-7 RVC) led 31-20 at halftime. VanWhye and Day combined for 26 points in the second half as the Cardinals pulled away.

Zack Peterson led Jefferson (6-9, 4-8 RVC) with 15 points.

BRODHEAD 74, JEFFERSON 58

Jefferson (58)—Sukow 2-1-5, McGowan 1-0-3, Nordentoft 1-0-2, Kaiser 4-2-13, Peterson 5-2-15, Stelse 1-1-3, Brost 3-1-7, Monogue 3-3-10. Totals: 20-10-58.

Brodhead (74)—Tway 4-4-13, Johnson 3-3-11, Allen 0-1-1, VanWhye 7-5-19, Reed 1-0-2, McGinty 3-0-7, Day 7-5-19, Green 1-0-2. Totals: 26-18-74.

Jefferson 20 38—58

Brodhead 31 43—74

3-point goals—Jefferson 8 (Peterson 3, Kaiser 3, McGowan 1, Monogue 1), Brodhead 4 (Johnson 2, Tway 1, McGinty 1). Free throws missed—Brodhead 9, Jefferson 5. Total fouls—Jefferson 21, Brodhead 14.

Evansville 57, Turner 48—Zach Mielke led a second-half charge as the Blue Devils upset the visiting Trojans to avenge a two-point loss when the teams met Dec. 8.

Mielke tied his season high with 31 points, including 18 in the second half, as Evansville (7-8, 6-6 RVC) rallied from a six-point deficit. Turner (10-6, 8-4 RVC) remains tied with Edgerton for third in the conference.

Sereno Ferone led the Trojans with 13 points.

EVANSVILLE 57, TURNER 48

Turner (48)—Majeed 3-5-11, Wash 2-2-6, Strong 2-2-6, Ferone 4-3-13, Draeving 1-0-2, Dillard 3-1-9, Malkow 0-1-1. Totals: 15-14-48.

Evansville (57)—Maag 3-2-8, Geske 5-0-12, Mielke 12-7-31, Wardwell 2-0-4, Stencel 0-2-2. Totals: 22-11-57.

Turner 26 22—48

Evansville 22 35—57

3-point goals—Turner 4 (Ferone 2, Dillard 2), Evansville 2 (Geske 2). Free throws missed—Evansville 6, Turner 4. Total fouls—Turner 20, Evansville 14.

McFarland 58, Whitewater 53—The Whippets couldn’t finish off an upset of the Rock Valley’s second-place team Friday.

Whitewater (7-8 overall) fell to 5-7 in conference play. McFarland improved to 11-5 and 10-2.

No box score was reported.

Southern Lakes

Elkhorn 52, Waterford 38—Chance Larson led nine Elkhorn scorers with 12 points to help the Elks defeat host Waterford in a Southern Lakes Conference boys basketball game Friday night.

Elkhorn (8-6 overall) improved to 5-3 in Lakes games. Waterford fell to 2-6 in the league.

Billy Lauderdale had eight points and four other Elks had six each. Elkhorn built a 28-13 lead going into intermission and cruised home.

ELKHORN 52, WATERFORD 38

Elkhorn (52)—Lauderdale, 3-0-8; Larson, 6-0-12; L. Umnus, 3-0-6; Davey, 3-0-6; McDonald, 3-0-6; V. Umnus, 2-0-4; LeBlanc, 1-0-2; Hargott, 3-0-6; Brown, 1-0-2. Totals: 25-0-52.

Waterford (38)—Schmelfenyg, 3-0-8; LePine, 1-3-5; Ketterhagen, 1-0-3; Hancok, 1-0-2; Borchardt, 1-4-7; Busch, 5-0-10. Totals: 12-7-38.

Elkhorn 28 34—52

Waterford 13 22—35

Three-point goals—Elkhorn 2 (Lauderdale 2), Waterford 4 (Schimelfenyg 2, Ketterhagen, Borchardt). Free throws missed—Elkhorn 1, Waterford 5. Total fouls—Elkhorn 12, Waterford 8.

Union Grove 66, Delavan-Darien 47—Delavan-Darien’s Logan Rios was not enough to keep Southern Lakes Conference-leading Union Grove from winning again.

Rios scored 19 points, including four 3-pointers, but the Comets lost at Union Grove. Seth Grabow added 10 points for the Comets, who fell to 0-8 in the conference and 2-12 overall.

Union Grove’s Sam Rampulla scored 18 points as the Broncos improved to 7-1 in the SLC.

UNION GROVE 66, DELAVAN-DARIEN 47

Delavan-Darien (47)—Rios, 7-1-19; Grover, 1-0-2; Grabow, 4-5-10; Wichman, 2-0-4; Hembrook, 0-2-2; Williams, 0-1-1; Crull, 3-3-9. Totals: 17-9-47.

Union Grove (66)—Pettit, 3-5-11; Hale, 5-4-14; Ross, 1-0-2; Long, 1-0-2; Nelson, 2-2-6; Hansel, 6-0-12; Cramer, 0-1-1; Rampulla, 7-3-18. Totals: 25-15-66.

Delavan-Darien 23 24—47

Union Grove 22 44—66

Three-point goals—Delavan-Darien 4 (Rios 4), Union Grove 1 (Rampulla). Free throws missed—Delavan-Darien 5, Union Grove 6. Total fouls—Delavan-Darien 14, Union Grove 16.

Trailways South

Parkview 87, Abundant Life/St. Ambrose 39—The Vikings snapped a four-game losing streak with a convincing Trailways South win over the Challengers at Parkview High.

Four Parkview players finished in double figures, led by Nathan Mohr’s 15-point night. The Vikings (8-6, 8-1 South) built a 48-17 lead by halftime.

Riley Carroll had 14 points, Justin Balch had 12 and Eli Hoscheith added 10 points in the win.

Parkview broke the 80-point mark for the fifth time this season.

PARKVIEW 87, ABUNDANT LIFE/ST. AMBROSE 39

ALSA (39)—Rockwell 1-0-2, Byington 5-2-13, Davis 6-0-15, Emmel 3-0-6, Gerry 1-1-3. Totals: 16-3-39.

Parkview (87)—Meza 4-0-8, Brown 3-0-6, Mohr 6-0-15, Campbell 4-0-8, Carroll 6-1-14, Hoscheit 5-1-10, Balch 4-0-12, Tracey 2-2-6, Burns 3-0-6, Nelson 0-2-2. Totals: 37-6-87.

ALSA 17 22—39

Parkview 48 39—87

3-point goals—Parkview 7 (Mohr 3, Balch 2, Hoscheit 1, Carroll 1), ALSA 4 (Davis 3, Byington 1). Free throws missed—Parkview 2, ALSA 1. Total fouls—Parkview 13, ALSA 11.

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