A strong second half lifted DeForest past Janesville Craig in a boys basketball nonconference game Thursday night.

The Norskies erupted for 50 second-half points in a 78-66 win.

Craig made 12 3-pointers, including six from Blake McCann, but were outscored 18-6 at the free-throw line.

McCann finished with a game-high 32 points, with 19 coming in the second half.

Cody Riggs led four Norskies in double figures with 18 points.

Craig (4-5) is off until January 5 when it hosts Madison West in a Big Eight Conference game.


DEFOREST 78, CRAIG 66

Craig (66)--McCann 11-4-32; Huml 2-0-5; Ngobi 3-0-7; Bertagnoli 3-1-9; Blomgren 1-0-2; Leverson 2-0-5; Lynch 1-1-3; Ronde 1-0-3. Totals: 24-6-66.

DeForest (78)--Riggs 6-5-18; Klein 2-3-7; Girten 3-4-12; Schroeder 4-2-12; Wester 7-1-15; Vonnhof 1-2-4; Magli 2-1-6; Began 2-0-4. Totals: 26-18-78.

Janesville Craig;26;40--66

DeForest;28;50--78

Three-point goals--Craig 12 (McCann 6, Bertagnoli 2, Ronde, Huml, Ngobi, Leverson), DeForest 6 (Girten 2, Wester 2, Magli, Riggs). Free throws missed--Craig 4, DeForest 13. Total fouls--Craig 27, DeForest 18. Fouled out--Glissendorf.

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