The Janesville Parker boys basketball team capped a perfect week by rallying for a nonconference victory Saturday afternoon.
Jake Naber had 28 points and 18 rebounds to lead the Vikings to a 62-50 win over Kenosha Bradford.
Parker (5-3) won its third consecutive game and third of the week after beating Janesville Craig and Sun Prairie in Big Eight Conference games.
After falling behind 31-26 after a sluggish first half, the Vikings outscored the Red Devils 36-19 the second half.
“Our energy level was not very good the first half,” Parker coach Matt Bredesen said. “Games have a different feel on the weekend, and this was an early afternoon game where we didn’t bring a lot of energy or intensity the first half. We forced some things the first half and didn’t get after it like we needed to.
“But I thought our kids responded well the second half.”
Naber was a monster on both ends of the floor. The 6-foot-8 senior delivered season highs in both points and rebounds.
“I challenged Jake during a timeout that we needed him to pick up his intensity and he responded big time,” Bredesen said. “He did what a senior is supposed to do, and that’s to provide leadership and bring the energy.”
Parker will play host to Milwaukee South in a nonconference game Tuesday night.
“The week went as well as I wanted it to,” Bredesen said of the three wins. “We’ve still got a lot of things to work on, but we’re headed in the right direction.”
PARKER 62, BRADFORD 50Bradford (50)—Rudden 2-0-4; Lakes 3-3-9; Deluca 1-0-2; Price 7-4-18; Carlino 4-1-11; Heyden 2-0-6. Totals: 19-8-50
Parker (62)—Ceesay 1-0-3; Miller 3-1-9; Bess 5-1-13; Skrzypchak 1-0-2; Douglas 4-0-8; Naber 10-8-28. Totals: 24-10-62
Halftime—Bradford 31, Parker 26. 3=point goals—Bradford 4 (Carlino 2, Heyden 2), Parker 4 (Bess 2, Miller 2). Free throws missed—Bradford 5, Parker 6. Total fouls—Bradford 17, Parker 12. Fouled out—Harvey.