Edgerton High’s boys basketball team will take a four-game winning streak into the new year.
Thanks to a 16-2 run in the first half and five players scoring in double figures, the Crimson Tide coasted to a 77-46 nonconference win over Delavan-Darien on Thursday.
Donovan Cone scored 14 points and Jacob Fox added 10 to lead a balanced attack as Edgerton improved to 6-2 on the season.
Delavan-Darien (1-8) trailed by 14 at half and got no closer in the second half.
Edgerton coach Daryl Fox was worried about a letdown from his team with a nonconference game on the road against a struggling team over Christmas break, but he was pleased afterward with the effort.
“We talked all week about just coming in here and taking care of business, and that’s what we did,” Fox said. “It was a very physical game and that interrupted the flow of things, at times, but I thought we handled it pretty well.
“It’s nice to get good production from the bench. Those guys work hard every night in practice and deserve to be rewarded.”
Delavan-Darien kept it close for the first seven minutes and took its last lead at 13-12 on Logan Rios’ steal and layup with 11:01 left in the half.
Edgerton responded with its 16-2 run, which included seven points from Jacob Fox. The senior’s steal and basket with 4:04 left pushed the lead to 28-15.
The Crimson Tide used a 17-7 run to start the second half to put the game out of reach. Alec Johnson sparked that spurt with six points, and he pushed the lead to 45-24 with 14:02 to play on a perfect no-look pass from Fox.
Kyle Wille, Clayton Jenny and Johnson all finished with 10 points for the Tide.
Seth Grabow and Christian Wichman each had 15 points to lead the Comets.
“We got taken out of our game, and our two big guys got in foul trouble right away,” Delavan-Darien coach Chris Hembrook said. “And the second half, we just didn’t play basketball. We just wanted to do the one-on-one stuff and found out that’s not the answer.
“It’s frustrating, but we’ll work on some things and try to get better. That’s all we can do.”
EDGERTON 77, DELAVAN-DARIEN 46
Edgerton (77)—Jenny 3-3-10; Zeimet 3-2-9; A. Johnson 5-0-10; Cone 7-0-14; Fox 4-2-12; Spang 2-1-5; J. Johnson 0-2-2; Norland 0-1-1; Wille 2-4-10; Deegan 2-0-4. Totals: 28-15-77.
Delavan-Darien (46)—Grabow 6-2-15; Wichman 5-3-15; Crull 1-0-2; Morales 0-1-1; Rios 4-0-11; Russch 1-0-2. Totals: 17-6-46.
Edgerton 34 43—77
Delavan-Darien 20 26—46
Three-point goals—Edgerton 6 (Fox 2, Wille 2, Zeimet, Jenny), Delavan-Darien 6 (Rios 3, Wichman 2, Grabow). Free throws missed—Edgerton 6, Delavan-Darien 7. Total fouls—Edgerton 18, Delavan-Darien 23.