Craig shot just 23 percent in the first 23 minutes and could not recover in a 72-64 loss to visiting Sun Prairie in a Big Eight Conference boys basketball game.
A recap of high school boys basketball games around the area for Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.
Madison La Follette High’s boys basketball team built an 11-point lead in the first half Friday evening against Janesville Parker en route to a 74-62 Big Eight Conference win in Madison.
Jaeden Zackery scored 18 points Friday night to lead Westosha Central's boys basketball team to a 54-44 Southern Lakes Conference win over Elkhorn.
The 3-point shot is here to stay--like or not. Area coaches weigh in on how it has impacted the game.
A recap of high school boys basketball games around the area for Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018.
Jake Fieiras scored 17 points and sank a towering 3-pointer to give the Cougars their first lead in a Big Eight Conference game they eventually won 63-53 on Tuesday at Bob Suter Court.
The Vikings were within five points in the heart of the second half at Sun Prairie on Tuesday night, but the Cardinals pulled away late for a 72-60 Big Eight Conference victory.
Janesville Craig got 27 points from Aaron Leverson and used a 10-0 run to start the second half en route to a 68-56 win over Janesville Parker in Big Eight Conference boys basketball Saturday night.
Megan Reddeman drove to the basket and split two defenders before hitting a game-winning shot as time expired to give the Poynette Pumas a 54-52 nonconference girls basketball win over the Beloit Turner Trojans on Saturday.
A recap of high school boys basketball games for Friday, Nov. 30, 2018.
A roundup of high school boys basketball games in the Rock Valley Conference for Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018.
A recap of area high school basketball games around the area for Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018.
Verona stuck to its game plan--spreading the floor to free up 3-point shooters--and defeated Janesville Parker 71-48 on Thursday to open the Big Eight Conference season.
Janesville Craig scored 16 straight points in a six-minute span in the first half, got 15 points from senior Aaron Leverson and cruised to a 65-42 road victory at Barkin Arena to open up Big Eight Conference play in boys basketball.
Edgerton High's boys basketball team pulled away late Thursday night for a 66-53 Rock Valley Conference win over Beloit Turner.
A roundup of area high school boys basketball games played Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018.
Janesville Parker senior Julia Hartwig tore the labrum in her left shoulder and will have surgery Dec. 7. The Green Bay recruit will miss the rest of the season but has hopes of recovering in time to compete late in the track and field season.
A roundup of area high school basketball played Monday, Nov. 26, 2018.
McGee poured in 31 points, including 22 in the first half, to lead Stoughton to a 74-46 win in the nonconference season-opener for both teams.
Turner finished fourth in the merged Rock Valley last season after winning the final three titles in the Rock Valley South Division. The Trojans went 13-5 in league play last season to finish fourth behind East Troy, McFarland and Edgerton.
Janesville Craig's boys basketball team averaged nearly 21 3-point attempts per game a season ago. Despite losing four starters, including their top three scorers, the Cougars might hoist even more 3s during a 2018-19 season in which they hope to be competitive in the Big Eight Conference.
Janesville Parker, coming off a 2-21 season, opens its first season under new head coach Matt Bredesen on Tuesday at Stoughton.
Milton High's boys basketball team will tip off the 2018-19 season at the brand new Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee. The Red Hawks will play Burlington in a nonconference game at 2:30 p.m. on November 23.
The 2018 Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association and Wisconsin Football Coaches Association all-star games will feature plenty of area talent.
The Parker administration announced Monday it has hired Matt Bredesen as a special education teacher and boys basketball coach at Parker.
Janesville Craig senior Blake McCann transformed from a 3-point specialist coming off the bench to become one of the Big Eight's most dynamic offensive threats this season, and he has been named The Gazette's area player of the year.
Three of the five members of The Gazette's all-area boys basketball team are from the Rock Valley.
A roundup of WIAA state boys basketball championship games for Saturday, March 17, 2018.
Gazette sports writer John Barry wraps up the winter sports season with a couple of individual and team awards, along with a look at his crystal ball predictions for the state basketball tournaments.
Vukovich torched the Tide for 34 points to lead the Trojans to a 66-53 win in a WIAA Division 3 sectional final game.
Westosha Central outscored Elkhorn 18-3 down the stretch to win 46-41 in a WIAA Division 2 sectional semifinal boys basketball game at Burlington on Thursday.
Another blistering second half has the Edgerton boys basketball team one win away from state. The Crimson Tide scored 45 points in the second half Thursday night to beat Platteville 65-56 in a WIAA Division 3 sectional semifinal game.
Edgerton and Elkhorn are two wins away from advancing to the WIAA boys basketball state tournament. Edgerton plays Platteville and Elkhorn faces Westosha in sectional semifinal games Thursday.
Fox scores 21 points to spark victory; top-seeded Platteville next in sectional semifinal
The Elks held Union Grove to 13 points in the first half and toppled the top-seeded Broncos, 47-35, on Saturday
Upsets have been rare during first weeks of WIAA boys and girls tournaments.
A roundup of area high school boys basketball regional semifinal games for Friday, March 2, 2018.
Max Glass made a pair of 3-pointers in the final two minutes of regulation to help force overtime, where he made another one in the eighth-seeded Red Devils' 85-82 victory over the ninth-seeded Cougars
Jacob Fox had 25 points Friday night, including six 3-pointers, to lead Edgerton to a 72-60 win over Dodgeville in a WIAA Division 3 regional semifinal game.
The Big Eight Conference announced its postseason boys basketball awards Tuesday.
Strong scored 25 points and Sereno Ferone led a second-half surge as the Trojans pulled away for a 57-40 win in a WIAA Division 3 regional quarterfinal Tuesday
Four Parkview players scored in double figures, and the Vikings used an energetic defensive effort early in the second half to beat visiting Johnson Creek in a WIAA Division 4 regional quarterfinal game. It was Parkview's first boys basketball postseason victory since 2007.
Kenosha Indian Trail used a 12-1 run that began with less than 13 minutes remaining and then held off Parker to win 66-58 in a WIAA Division 1 regional quarterfinal boys basketball game.
A roundup of area boys basketball regional playoff game for Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018.
Milwaukee Academy of Science heads into the postseason with momentum after beating reigning Division 4 champion Destiny on Wednesday and Edgerton on Friday.
Madison West outscored Janesville Parker 55-28 after halftime of a Big Eight Conference boys basketball game Thursday night on the way to a 90-76 win.
A roundup of area boys basketball games played Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
The boys basketball postseason begins next week. John Barry gazes into his crystal ball and predicts which five teams he expects to bring home a gold ball.