Mount Horeb’s boys basketball team proved worthy of its new ranking Tuesday night.

The Vikings, ranked No. 10 in the state in Division 2 in the newest coaches poll, built an eight-point lead by halftime against visiting Janesville Craig and went on to win 70-54 in a nonconference game.

The Cougars fell to 7-9 overall. Mount Horeb is 11-3.

Jason Larson scored nine of his game-high 16 points in the first half to give Mount Horeb a 32-24 lead. Gunnar Nortman had nine of his 13 in the second to help the team hold on.

Three Craig players finished in double figures, led by senior Jacob Ngobi with 14. Aaron Leverson had 13, and Blake McCann added a dozen.

Craig plays at crosstown rival Janesville Parker on Friday night.

MOUNT HOREB 70, CRAIG 54

Craig (54)—McCann 4-1-12, Huml 1-0-2, Ngobi 6-0-14, Malmanger 3-0-6, Leverson 5-2-13, Lynch 2-0-4, Rizzo 1-0-3. Totals: 22-3-54.

Mount Horeb (70)—Zenz 1-6-8, Klasgy 3-0-6, Winston 0-2-2, Nortman 6-1-13, Larson 5-5-16, Zieger 4-0-12, Fish 0-1-1, Crubaugh 5-0-10, Woller 1-0-2. Totals: 25-15-70.

Janesville Craig 24 30—54

Mount Horeb 32 38—70

3-point goals—JC 7 (McCann 3, Ngobi 2, Leverson, Rizzo), MH 5 (Zieger 4, Larson). Free throws missed—JC 1, MH 5. Total fouls—JC 18, MH 11.

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