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This game was anybody’s down the stretch.

Tied 57-57 with just under three minutes to play, host Fort Atkinson scored 10 of the final 12 points to earn a 67-59 win over Badger South rival Milton in a boys basketball game Tuesday night.

“We were resilient again,” Fort Atkinson head coach Mike Hintz said. “At the end we just buckled down and found a way to challenge them and make them shoot over us. We secured rebounds and hit free throws, which is a sign of a growing team.”

Milton trailed by as much as 11 in the second half but tied the game with 2:51 to play. The Red Hawks were held without a field goal in the final 2:50.

“We definitely battled back, but they executed late game, we did not. Kudos to them,” Milton coach Alex Olson said.

Fort Atkinson took a 26-20 lead into the break.

The Blackhawks got their first double-digit lead of the game after a 3-pointer from Carson Baker made it 45-34 with 11 minutes to play.

Milton cut the deficit to one point at 49-48 with a 14-4 run over the next four minutes of play.Fort Atkinson kept its lead intact until Milton tied at 57-57 with a Jack Campion bucket with 2:51 remaining.

With the game tied, the Blackhawks went down low to sophomore Drew Evans, who finished with a layup off the glass to give Fort Atkinson a 61-59 advantage with 2:31 left.

After a stop on defense, Evans hit a pair of free throws with 1:39 left to expand the lead to 63-59.

Milton junior Sam Burdette cut the deficit to 61-59 with a pair of free throws 18 seconds later. They were the Red Hawks’ final points of the night.

The Blackhawks closed out the game 6 of 6 from the free-throw line. Baker finished with a team-high 15 points.

Campion finished with a game-high 24 points for Milton.

Milton will host Monona Grove in a conference game Friday at 7:15 p.m.

FORT ATKINSON 67, MILTON 59Milton (59)—Campion 6-11-24, Jordahl 1-0-2, Hughes 1-0-3, Burrows 3-2-9, Weberpal 1-3-5, Widner 1-0-2, Burdette 1-2-5, Haefner 2-0-4, Bothun 0-3-3, Kudrna 1-0-2. Totals: 17-21-59.

Fort (67)—Fenner 2-4-9, Baker 5-2-15, Cosson 1-3-5, Haffelder 3-1-9, Wixom 1-3-6, Kees 5-0-10, Evansv 5-3-13. Totals: 22-16-67.

Milton 20 39—57

Fort Atkinson 26 41—67

3-point goals—M 4 (Campion, Hughes, Burrows, Burdette), FA 7 (Baker 3, Haffelder 2, Wixom, Fenner). Free throws missed—M 3, FA 12. Total fouls—M 26, FA 17. Fouled out—Burrows, Stienke (FA).

Nonconference

Elkhorn 78, Racine Park 60—Jordan Johnson poured in a career-high 44 points to lead the visiting Elks (15-3) to their eight consecutive victory.

Johnson, who has scored 33, 35, 28, 18 and 44 points in his past five games, respectively, made 6 3-pointers and increased his scoring average to 23.9 points per game.

Nick Brown added 21 points for Elkhorn, which built a 40-28 lead by half.

ELKHORN 78, RACINE PARK 60Elkhorn (78)—Johnson 15-8-44, Townsend 1-0-3, Van Dyke 1-0-2, Davey 1-0-2, Stebnitz 3-0-6, Brown 9-3-21. Totals: 30-11-78.

Racine Park (60)—Cade 2-3-7, Henderson 4-1-10, Gamble 4-01-1, Franklin 1-1-3, Carothers 2-0-4, Cornelius 1-0-2, Sherrod 3-0-8, Reynolds 2-0-5, Herrington 3-1-9, Weber 0-1-1. Totals: 22-7-60.

Elkhorn 40 38—78

Racine Park 28 32—60

3-point goals—E 7 (Johnson 6, Townsend), RP 9 (Gamble 3, Sherrod 2, Herrington 2, Henderson, Reynolds). Free throws missed—E 4, RP 5. total fouls—E 11, RP 18.

Turner 81, Lakeside 49—The host Trojans dominated the first half, outscoring the Warriors 58-24 on the way to a nonconference victory.

Jordan Majeed and Dai’Vontrelle Strong each scored 18 points for Turner, which improved to 14-3 overall. Danny Burrows made five first-half 3-pointers on the way to 17 points.

Turner, which is 12-1 in the Rock Valley Conference, travels to take on 13-0 East Troy on Thursday night.

TURNER 81, LAKESIDE LUTHERAN 49Lakeside Lutheran (49)—Uttech 1-0-2, Guzman 0-4-4, McKenna 1-0-2, Olszewski 1-3-6, Schneider 6-1-15, O’Donnell 0-1-1, Birkholz 5-4-15, Missall 1-0-2, Madrid 1-0-2. Totals: 16-13-49.

Turner (81)—Wash 2-0-4, Strong 8-2-18, majeed 6-3-18, Draeving 2-1-5, D. Burrows 6-0-17, Marquardt 2-0-5, Heldt 0-1-1, Carter 2-0-5, Hanson 2-0-4, Hoppe 2-0-4. Totals: 31-7-81.

Lakeside Lutheran 24 25—49

Beloit Turner 58 23—81

3-point goals— L 4 (Schneider 2, Olszewski, Birkholz), T 10 (Burrows 5, Majeed 3, Marquardt, Carter). Free throws missed—L 6, T 3. Total fouls—L 12, T 17.

Delavan-Darien 65, Williams Bay 57—The host Comets rallied from a 36-30 halftime deficit to pick up their third victory of the season.

A full box score was not reported.

Rock Valley

Jefferson 75, Whitewater 44—The visiting Eagles outscored the Whippets 47-21 after halftime to run away with an RVC victory.

Caleb Stelse and Jared Vogel each had 18 points for Jefferson (7-11, 6-8).

Jake Martin scored a game-high 22 for Whitewater (7-11, 5-9).

JEFFERSON 75, WHITEWATER 44

Jefferson (75)—Miller 2-0-5, McGraw 2-0-5, Rechlin 1-0-2, Gehl 1-0-2, E. Stelse 1-2-4, Fetherston 3-3-11, C. Stelse 8-2-18, Monogue 4-1-10, Vogel 5-8-18. Totals: 27-16-75.

Whitewater (44)—Martin 11-0-22, Grosinske 1-0-2, Pease 1-1-3, Marinano 1-0-2, Zimdars 1-0-2, Aron 2-0-5, Brown 1-2-5, Nickels 1-1-3. Totals: 19-4-44.

Jefferson 28 47—75

Whitewater 23 21—44

3-point goals—J 5 (Fetherston 2, Miller, McGraw, Monogue), W 2 (Aron, Brown). Free throws missed—J 7, W 2. Total fouls—J 8, W 18.

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