Alec Johnson put his free-throw woes in the back of his mind late Tuesday night.

The Edgerton High senior had missed five of his first eight freebies against visiting Clinton when he was fouled with one second left.

Johnson made his final two attempts, which helped the Crimson Tide to another close victory, beating Clinton 72-68 in a Rock Valley Conference game.

Edgerton is now 12-4 in the Rock Valley Conference and sits third in conference standings. The Tide have won five straight games, four of them by five points or less.

Donovan Cone and Clayton Jenny each had 17 points for the Crimson Tide.

Caleb Gracyalny led the Cougars (3-13 in the RVC) with 16 points and four 3-pointers.

EDGERTON 72, CLINTON 68

Clinton (68)—Halsted 3-1-7; Weisensel 2-0-5; Mueller 1-3-5; Gracyalny 5-2-16; Krause 3-3-9; Paschke 5-3-13; Mullooly 4-1-9; Carter 1-0-2; Ballmer 1-0-2. Totals: 25-11-68.

Edgerton (72)—Cone 6-5-17; Jenny 6-5-17 Fox 5-0-13; Zeimet 2-1-6; A. Johnson 2-5-9; Wille 3-1-8; Long 1-0-2. Totals: 25-17-72.

Clinton 34 34—68

Edgerton 39 33—72

3-point goals—Clinton 5 (Gracyalny 4, Weisensel 1), Edgerton 5 (Fox 3, Zeimet 1, Wille 1). Free throws missed—Clinton 10, Edgerton 12. Fouls—Clinton 22, Edgerton 21.

Evansville 76, Whitewater 61—The one-two scoring punch of Evansville’s Zach Mielke and Seth Maag was too much for the host Whippets.

Mielke scored 32 points and Maag added 17 as the Blue Devils improved to 7-8 in the Rock Valley and 8-11 overall.

Dan Fuller led the Whippets with 19 points. Roberto Navejas added 16 for Whitewater (5-10 in the RVC, 7-12 overall).

EVANSVILLE 76, WHITEWATER 61

Evansville (76)—Maag, 5-5-17; Deming, 2-1-5; Updike, 0-3-3; France, 1-0-3; Mielke, 11-10-32; Wardwell, 2-1-5; Stencel, 2-0-4; McAlister, 2-0-5; Bergum, 1-0-2. Totals: 26-20-76.

Whitewater (61)—Parrish, 4-0-8; Kloskey, 4-1-9; Navejas, 7-1-16; Fuller, 5-8-19; D. Pease, 1-0-3; Dedrick, 1-0-2; Stoll, 0-1-1; Lucht, 0-1-1; martin, 1-0-2. Totals: 23-12-61.

Evansville 39 37—76

Whitewater 22 39—61

3-point goals—Evansville 4 (Maag 2, France, McAlister), Whitewater 3 (Navejas, Fuller, D. Pease). Free throws missed—Evansville 8, Whitewater 7. Total fouls—Evansville 13, Whitewater 20. Fouled out—Kloskey.

Southern Lakes

  • Union Grove 59, Elkhorn 43—Riley Hale led all scorers with 15 points, as the Broncos downed the visiting Elks to stay atop the Southern Lakes Conference standings.

Union Grove improved to 11-1 in the conference and 15-4 on the season. The Broncos are fighting off second-place Westosha Central, which is 10-2 in the SLC.

Vince Umnus led the Elks with 13 points.

UNION GROVE 59, ELKHORN 43

Elkhorn (43)—Graham Garcia 1-0-3; Chance Larson 4-0-8; Luke Umnus 2-2-8; Devon Davey 1-0-2; Quinn McDonald 2-0-4; Vince Umnus 4-3-13; Alex Hergott 1-1-3; Nick Brown 1-0-2. Totals: 16-6-43.

Union Grove (59)—Jack Pettit 4-4-12; Riley Hale 4-4-15; Jacob Ross 3-0-6; Luke Nelson 3-4-10; Luke Hansel 3-1-7; Daxton Cramer 1-0-2; Sam Rampulla 2-3-7. Totals: 20-15-59.

Elkhorn 20 23—43

Union Grove 27 32—59

Three point goals—Elkhorn 5 (L. Umnus 2, V. Umnus 2, Garcia 1), Union Grove 4 (Hale 3, Hansel 1). Free throws missed—Elkhorn 3, Union Grove 11. Fouls—Elkhorn 18, Union Grove 14.

  • Waterford 78, Delavan-Darien 56—

  • The Wolverines built a 15-point lead by halftime and didn’t look back.

Will Busch led three players in double figures for Waterford with 17 points.

  • The Comets’ Reese Crull led all scorers with 23, while Dakota Williams added 13.

WATERFORD 78, DELAVAN-DARIEN 56

Delavan-Darien (56)—Rios 4-1-9, Greenwald 2-0-4, Ruesch 1-0-3, Grabow 1-0-2, Wichman 1-0-2, Williams 6-1-13, Crull 9-5-23. Totals: 24-7-56.

Waterford (78)—Schmidt 12, Schimelfenyg 5, LePine 9, Szeklinski 3, Ketterhagen 8, Karpinski 3, Borchardt 11, Busch 17, Kaldor 6, Stiewe 4.

Delavan-Darien 23 33—56

Waterford 38 40—78

Wilmot 76, Badger 56—The Badgers fell to 3-17 overall and 3-9 in the SLC.

No box score was provided.

Badger South

Watertown 43, Milton 37—The Goslings held the visiting Red Hawks to just eight second-half points to keep Milton from registering its first victory of the season.

Jared Brown made five first-half 3-pointers, scoring 20 of his game-high 22 points in the first half for Milton, which was up 29-18 at the break. But the Goslings’ defense clamped down from there.

Kory Stas had 12 points for Watertown, while Ben Smith added 10.

Kyle Wecker added nine points for Milton.

WATERTOWN 43, MILTON 37

Milton (37)—Rowley 1-0-2, Bowditch 1-0-2, Brown 7-2-22, Wecker 3-2-9, Hammer 1-0-2. Ttoals: 13-4-37.

Watertown (43)—Stas 4-3-12, Oiler 2-4-8, Haase 1-0-2, Foltz 1-1-3, Tietz 2-2-6, Smith 3-3-10, Fagerland 1-0-2. Totals: 14-13-43.

Milton 29 8—37

Watertown 18 25—46

3-point goals—M 7 (Brown 6, Wecker), W 2 (Stas, Smith). Free throws missed—M 6, W 7. Total fouls—M 19, W 9.

Trailways

Parkview 74, Johnson Creek 73 (OT)—The road rims treated the Vikings just fine, as they hit 13 3-pointers and held on for a narrow Trailways South Conference victory.

Four players scored in double figures for Parkview, which trailed by two points at halftime.

Justin Balch (17 points) and Eli Hoscheit (13) each made three 3-pointers, while Aydon Campbell and Adrian Meza added 14 and 10 points, respectively, to lead Parkview past host Johnson Creek.

PARKVIEW 74, JOHNSON CREEK 73

Parkview (74)—Meza 2-4-10, Brown 1-0-3, Mohr 1-0-3, Campbell 5-3-14, Carroll 3-1-9, Hoscheit 4-2-13, Balch 5-4-17, Tracey 2-1-5. Totals: 23-15-74.

Johnson Creek (73)—Ducklow 9-4-25, Henningson 7-1-16, Swanson 3-0-7, Richardt 3-0-7, Johnson 7-2-16, Garza 1-0-2. Totals: 30-7-73.

Orfordville Parkview 32 42—74

Johnson Creek 34 39—74

3-point goals—P 13 (Hoscheit 3, Balch 3, Carroll 2, Meza 2, Brown, Mohr, Carroll), JC 6 (Ducklow 3, Henningson, Swanson, Richardt). Free throws missed—P 4, JC 5. Total fouls—P 18, JC 16. Fouled out—Carroll, Swanson.

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