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Evansville’s boys basketball team survived a scare at home Tuesday night.

The Blue Devils trailed at halftime but turned things on in the second half to beat Jefferson 58-52 in a Rock Valley Conference game.

Evansville improved to 6-4 overall and 4-3 in the RVC. Jefferson fell to 3-7 and 3-4.

Sulley Geske scored 11 of his team-high 17 points in the second half to help the Blue Devils rally from a 23-21 halftime deficit.

Aaron Anderson had three second-half 3-pointers on his way to 13 points.

James Monogue scored a game-high 26 points for the Eagles.

Evansville plays at winless Clinton on Thursday.

EVANSVILLE 58, JEFFERSON 52Jefferson (52)—McGraw 2-0-6, Fetherston 0-1-1, Stelse 3-6-12, Monogue 8-7-26, Vogel 3-1-7. Totals: 16-15-52.

Evansville (58)—Borchardt 2-0-4, Louis 2-0-4, Miller 1-0-2, Maag 3-0-6, Geske 6-5-17, Mielke 1-2-5, Anderson 4-2-13, Kopecky 2-1-5, Thompson 1-0-2. Totals: 22-10-58.

Jefferson 23 29—52

Evansville 21 37—58

3-point goals—J 5 (Monogue 3, McGraw 2), E 4 (Anderson 3, Mielke). Free throws missed—J 5, E 4. Total fouls—J 11, E 13.

Nonconference

Monroe 66, Elkhorn 50—The host Cheesemakers improved to 9-1 with a nonconference home win over the Elks, who fell to 7-3.

Monroe had an eight-point halftime lead and extended it from there. It was 22 of 32 from the free-throw line, while Elkhorn was 4 of 5.

Carson Leuzinger scored a game-high 23 points for Monroe, while Jordan Johnson had 17 and Nick Brown and Devon Davey 10 each for the Elks.

MONROE 66, ELKHORN 50Elkhorn (50)—Johnson 7-3-17, Franz 1-0-2, VanDyke 1-0-2, Davey 4-0-10, Stebnitz 4-0-8, Brown 4-1-10. Totals: 21-4-50.

Monroe (66)—C. Leuzinger 6-10-23, Golembiewski 0-3-3, Ziolkowski 2-3-7, Meyer 3-3-9, Matiu 2-3-7, Seagreaves 4-0-17.

Elkhorn 28 22—50

Monroe 36 30—66

3-point goals—E 4 (Davey 2, Franz, Brown), M 4 (Seagreaves 3, Leuzinger). Free throws missed—E 1, M 10. Total fouls—E 26, M 9.

Union Grove 58, Whitewater 48—The Broncos led by five at halftime and extended it to 14 less than six minutes into the second half.

Junior Jake Martin scored 16 points for the Whippets.

UNION GROVE 58, WHITEWATER 48Union Grove (58)—Rampulla 7-2-18, Hilardes 2-7-11, Hempel 1-0-2, Domagalski 3-0-9, Long 2-1-5, Pfeffer 3-2-11, Skalecki 1-0-2. Totals: 19-12-58.

Whitewater (48)—Frye 1-0-3, Grosinske 2-1-5, Pease 3-0-6, Zimdars 2-1-5, Brown 3-1-8, Nickels 2-0-5, Martin 7-2-16. Totals: 20-5-48.

Union Grove 23 25—58

Whitewater 18 30—48

3-point goals—UG 6 (Domagalski 3, Pfeiffer 3), W 3 (Frye, Brown, Nickels). Free throws missed—UG 5, W 9. Total fouls—UG 14, W 15.

Antioch 42, Badger 37—Gavin Eldridge scored 25 points to lead Antioch (Illinois) to a nonconference road win.

Ty McGreevy led the Badgers with 12 points.

ANTIOCH (ILL.) 42, BADGER 37Antioch (42)—Eldridge 9-3-25, Zamudio 2-0-6, Kriese 1-0-2, Wolf 1-0-2, Kutcher 1-1-4, DeVaughn 1-1-3. Totals: 15-5-42.

Badger (37)—McGreevy 4-1-12, Giovingo 2-0-6, DuMez 5-0-11, Bishop 1-0-2, Slayton 1-0-3, Faul 1-1-3. Totals: 14-2-37.

Antioch 22 20—42

Lake Geneva Badger 19 18—37

3-point goals—A 7 (Eldridge 4, Zamudio 2, Kutcher), B 7 (McGreevy 3, Giovingo 2, DuMez, Slayton). Free throws missed—A 5, B 3. Total fouls—A 13, B 12.

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