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Ryan Thompson and the Evansville boys basketball team will ride a five-game winning streak into the new year.

Thompson scored 24 points Wednesday to lead the Blue Devils over visiting Edgewood 44-30 in a nonconference game.

Since losing their season opener to Belleville, the Blue Devils have won five in a row. Thompson, a senior forward, is averaging nearly 18 points per game during that stretch.

Against the Crusaders, Evansville led just 21-16 at the break but pulled away down the stretch. Anderson scored 13 points in the first half and went 5 of 5 from the free-throw line in the second. Charlie Bisch added eight points.

EVANSVILLE 44, EDGEWOOD 30Edgewood (30)—Trudgkon 1-0-2, Hackworthy 1-0-3, Jamonez 1-0-3, Reguer 1-0-3, Clepstone 1-0-2, Tomenez 1-2-5, Nwankwo 4-3-11, Schenk 0-1-1. Totals: 10-6-30.

Evansville (44)—Bahrs 1-0-2, Miller 1-1-3, Bisch 2-4-8, Stencel 1-0-2, Severson 2-1-5, Thompson 9-5-24. Totals: 16-11-44.

Madison Edgewood 16 14—30

Evansville 21 23—44

3-point goals—ME 4 (Hackworthy, Jamonez, Reguer, Tomenez), Eva 1 (Thompson). Free throws missed—ME 5, Eva 8. Total fouls—ME 23, Eva 12. Fouled out—Reguer.

Fort Atkinson 54, Elkhorn 45—The visiting Blackhawks outscored the Elks 32-23 in the first half and held on from there.

Drew Davey scored 17 points to lead Elkhorn.

FORT ATKINSON 54, ELKHORN 45Fort Atkinson (54)—Glisch 1-0-2, Baker 4-3-13, Cosson 7-0-14, Buchta 1-0-2, Wixom 2-0-4, Kees 3-0-6, Opperman 2-0-4, Evans 4-1-9. Totals: 24-4-54.

Elkhorn (45)—Johnson 1-3-6, Davey 6-2-17, Bestul 3-0-9, Hall 1-0-2, Christiansen 0-2-2, Franz 1-0-2, Nickelson 3-0-7. Totals: 15-7-45.

Fort Atkinson 32 22—54

Elkhorn 23 22—45

3-point goals—FA 2 (Baker 2), E 8 (Davey 3, Bestul 3, Johnson, Nickelson). Free throws missed—FA 8, E 2. Total fouls—FA 14, E 15.

Waterford 62, Big Foot 54—The visiting Wolverines made 12 3-pointers.

Gus Foster led the Chiefs with 21 points, while Tyler Wilson had 16.

WATERFORD 62, BIG FOOT 54Waterford (62)—Riska 3-4-12, Martinson 1-0-3, Johnson 4-5-15, Hancock 1-1-3, Brekke 5-2-16, Esch 3-0-9, Kunze 2-0-4. Totals: 19-12-62.

Big Foot (54)—Greco 2-0-6, Torrez 1-0-2, Gerdes 3-0-7, Hertel 1-0-2, Foster 7-7-21, Wilson 5-6-16. Totals: 19-13-54.

Waterford 28 34—62

Walworth Big Foot 25 29—54

3-point goals—W 12 (Brekke 4, Esch 3, Riska 2, Johnson 2, Martinson), BF 3 (Greco 2, Gerdes). Free throws missed—W 10, BF 7. Total fouls—W 17, BF 18.

Girls

Columbus 41, Edgerton 36—The host Crimson Tide saw their six-game winning streak come to an end despite being up one, 20-19, at halftime.

Sylvia Fox scored 12 points to lead Edgerton, while Kate Gunderson had 10.

The Tide are now 8-2.

COLUMBUS 41, EDGERTON 36Columbus (41)—Link 4-2-11, Olson 1-0-3, Treilen 5-0-11, Hayes 3-0-6, Boettcher 0-2-2, Paulson 1-0-2, Dornaus 3-0-6. Totals: 17-4-41.

Edgerton (36)—Rebman 2-0-4, Blum 1-1-4, Gunderson 4-2-10, Fox 5-1-12, Rusch 3-0-6. Totals: 15-4-36.

Columbus 19 22—41

Edgerton 20 16—36

3-point goals—C 3 (Link, Olson, Treilen), E 2 (Blum, Fox). Free throws missed—C 5, E 4. Total fouls—C 13, E 17.

Badger 59, Elkhorn 38—The Badgers returned from a layoff due to COVID-19 issues and won behind 20 points from Chloe Wright.

A full box score was not made available.

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