Clinton’s boys basketball team clamped down on defense on the road Thursday night.

The Cougars held Evansville to just 22 second-half points, coming from behind to win 68-62 in a Rock Valley Conference game.

Clinton is 4-10 overall and 2-8 in league play. Evansville fell to 6-7 and 5-5.

Zach Krause had 12 of his 18 points in the second half to help lead the Cougars’ charge. Caleb Gracyalny had 13 of his game-high 20 in the first half to help keep them within striking range.

Clinton lost the first matchup between the two teams, 80-52.

Sulley Geske had a team-high 19 points for Evansville, which got 15 from senior Zach Mielke.

CLINTON 68, EVANSVILLE 62

Clinton (68)—Anastasi 5-0-11, Weisensel 1-1-4, Gracyalny 6-5-20, Krause 7-4-18, Paschke 4-0-9, Stauss 2-0-4, Ballmer 1-0-2. Totals: 26-10-68.

Evansville (62)—Maag 2-0-4, Updike 1-0-3, Townsend 4-0-9, Geske 7-2-19, Mielke 7-0-15, Wardwell 3-2-8, Bergum 2-0-4. Totals: 26-4-62.

Clinton 32 36—68

Evansville 40 22—62

3-point goals—C 6 (Gracyalny 3, Anastasi, Weisensel, Paschke), E 6 (Geske 3, Updike, Townsend, Mielke). Free throws missed—C 7, E 4. Total fouls—C 10, E 11.

Brodhead 72, Big Foot 60—Brekan Day scored 15 of his 22 points in the first half to lead the Cardinals to their win over the visiting Chiefs.

Day’s first-half production helped the Cardinals build a 37-26 halftime lead.

Parker Johnson added 19 points—13 in the second half—and Justice Tway had 15 in the victory, which puts Brodhead at 3-7 in the league. Dawson Van Whye contributed 10 points in the win.

Logan Eischeid led the visiting Cardinals with 19 points. A.J. Courier added 14 and Max Hildebrand had 13 for Big Foot, which fell to 0-10 in the Rock Valley and 2-12 overall.

BRODHEAD 72, BIG FOOT 60

Big Foot (60)—Hildebrand 5-0-13; Karabas 1-0-3; Eischeid 6-3-19; Trosclair 10-3; Dillenbeck 0-4-4; Courier 7-0-14; Gillingham 1-0-2; Nielsen 1-0-2. Totals: 23-7-60.

Brodhead (72)—Tway 5-4-15; Johnson 7-1-19; VanWhye 5-0-10; McGinty 2-0-6; Day 8-5-22. Totals: 27-10-72

Big Foot 26 34—60

Brodhead 37 35—72

3-point goals—Big Foot 7 (Hildebrand 3, Karabas, Eischeid 2, Trosclair), Brodhead 8 (Tway, Johnson 4, McGinty 2, Day). Free throws missed—Big Foot 4, Brodhead 4. Total fouls—Big Foot 13, Brodhead 10.

Whitewater 57, Jefferson 45—The host Whippets outscored the Eagles 38-21 in the second half to come from behind and win.

Whitewater has won five straight games to get to 7-6 overall and 5-5 in league play. Jefferson is 4-8 and 3-7.

Daniel Fuller scored 11 of his team-high 17 points in the decisive second half for the Whippets. Roberto Navejas added 13, and Bryce Parrish had a dozen.

WHITEWATER 57, JEFFERSON 45

Jefferson (45)—Sukow 2-0-4, Anfang 1-0-2, Peterson 4-1-13, Stelse 1-0-2, Brost 2-0-4, Monogue 7-2-20. Totals: 17-3-45.

Whitewater (57)—Parrish 6-0-12, Kloskey 2-2-6, Navejas 4-3-13, Fuller 5-6-17, D. Pease 2-3-7, Dedrick 1-0-2. Totals: 20-14-57

Jefferson 24 21—45

Whitewater 19 38—57

3-point goals—J 8 (Peterson 4, Monogue 4), W 3 (Navejas 2, Fuller). Free throws missed—J 1, W 5. Total fouls—J 17, W 6. Fouled out—Anfang.

East Troy 61, McFarland 44—The Trojans are back in sole possession of first place in the RVC.

Michael Polakoski hit six 3-pointers on his way to 24 points, and East Troy pulled away from a two-point halftime lead.

East Troy is now 9-4 overall and 9-1 in league play, while McFarland fell into a tie for second with Edgerton at 8-2 in the RVC.

EAST TROY 61, McFARLAND 44

East Troy (61)—Brehm 2-1-5, Rosin 2-0-4, Polakoski 8-2-24, Vukovich 6-0-12, Mitchell 3-0-6, Bourdo 3-2-10. Totals: 24-5-61.

McFarland (44)—Wanta 2-3-7, Toennies 3-1-7, Witter 0-2-2, Schwarting 1-0-2, Patchin 4-1-11, Chislom 7-1-15. Totals: 17-8-44.

East Troy 24 37—61

McFarland 22 22—44

3-point goals—ET 8 (Polakoski 6, Bourdo 2), M 2 (Patchin 2). Free throws missed—ET 12, M 5. Total fouls—ET 15, M 15.

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