Madison Memorial’s patience and persistence on the offensive glass was too much for Janesville Parker on Friday night.
The Spartans held the Vikings to a season low in scoring and ran away with a 63-27 Big Eight Conference home victory.
“Just a tough game in general. They really run their stuff to a T, and we did not,” Parker coach Keith Miller said. “They played more physical than us. They scored 32 of their 63 points off of offensive rebounds.”
Parker had scored at least 40 points in every game this season but had just 13 in the first half and 14 in the second against the eighth-ranked team in the state.
Ian Brown had 14 points to lead three Spartans in double figures.
Tremar Curry led Parker with seven points.
“It’s disappointing to see us take a little step in the wrong direction,” Miller said. “We had been playing some pretty good basketball. But Madison Memorial makes it really hard for you to execute your stuff.”
Parker hosts winless Madison West on Thursday night.
MADISON MEMORIAL 63, JANESVILLE PARKER 27
Parker (27)—Galvan 2-0-5, Dahlke 2-0-5, Ellison 1-0-2, Thompson 2-0-6, Curry 2-3-7, Bowers 0-2-2. Totals 9-5-27.
Memorial (63)—Brown 6-2-14, Krumbach 0-1-1, Grays 2-0-5, Ellingson 1-0-2, Bergman 0-1-1, Schaefer 2-3-7, Traore 6-1-13, Caldwell 5-1-11, Cerniglia 1-0-2, Howard 3-0-6, Pollard 0-1-1. Totals 26-10-63.
Janesville Parker 13 14—27
Madison Memorial 36 27—63
3-point goals—JP 4 (Galvan, Dahlke, Thompson 2), MM 1 (Grays). Free throws missed—JP 1, MM 9. Total fouls—MM 10, JP 12.