It was midnight, and Indian Trail senior forward Evan Newman was thinking about the Hawks’ matchup with the St. Joseph boys basketball team the following night.
Specifically, he was awake because of St. Joseph star senior point guard DeAndre Johns, the school’s all-time leading scorer and a nightmare for opposing defenses.
All great players have the ability to carry their team on their back, to give it a spark when it desperately needs it.
Latrell Glass — with plenty of help from his teammates — certainly did that for the Wilmot boys Thursday night.
The Carthage women’s basketball team used a balanced attack and strong defensive play to shake off some early doldrums in a 71-59 non-conference victory over Stevenson (Md.) on Thursday in the Music City Classic at Dallas Floyd Gymnasium in Lebanon, Tenn.
The Reds (6-4) got a team-high 14 points from Bailey Gilbert, who went 4-of-7 from 3-point range. Morgan Harris, meanwhile, was 11-of-12 at the free-throw line in scoring 13 points and also tallied eight rebounds and eight assists, both team highs.
Alec Brown knows how to turn things around.
The UW-Parkside men’s basketball player finished with a career-high 27 points Thursday in a 117-83 victory over Indiana Northwest at DeSimone Gymnasium. He was 8-for-11 from the floor, including 5-of-6 from three-point range to give the 10-1 Rangers their 10th victory in a row.
Sidney Cooks is nothing if not extremely confident.
So when the St. Joseph girls basketball standout learned that she needed 63 points to break the school’s all-time girls scoring record going into this week’s three-day Christine Rathke Memorial Tournament at Franklin, she figured it was no sweat.
Beginning today, the UW-Parkside men’s basketball team has a weeklong holiday break that’s mandated by the NCAA for Division II programs.
So junior point guard Kendale McCullum apparently decided to pack about a week’s worth of stats into one game on Monday afternoon.
The UW-Parkside women’s basketball team dominated the opening quarter, and things only got better from there.
The Rangers defeated Indiana University Northwest, 74-33, Monday at the DeSimone Gymnasium to improve to 2-9 after starting 0-8.
Megan Maraccini hit three 3-pointers and scored 16 points, while Gwen Johnson scored 14, but the Indian Trail girls basketball team succumbed to Cedarburg, 80-62, in the Cedarburg Christmas Tournament on Monday night.
Bryanna Perez and Abby McGrain each added seven points for the Hawks (2-5).
The Carthage men’s basketball team made sure to keep Caltech winless, as the Red Men began their trip to California with an 81-58 victory in Pasadena on Monday night.
Wilmot graduate Mike Stevenson finished with 20 points and eight rebounds for Carthage (6-3), which hadn’t played since a 16-point loss to Augustana (Ill.) on Dec. 10.
It has been an up-and-down opening few weeks for Tremper’s girls basketball team and Friday’s 61-47 victory over host Indian Trail showcased some of the Trojans’ early-season troubles.
After scoring just 21 points in the first half, Tremper (4-2 overall, 2-0 in the Southeast Conference) erupted for 40 second-half points to put away the pesky Hawks (2-3, 0-2).
A near-capacity crowd at Indian Trail’s gymnasium got their money’s worth while witnessing the Hawks’ Southeast Conference clash with visiting Tremper on Friday.
The Hawks held on for a 79-78 victory despite the Trojans having a pair of opportunities to steal the win bounce off the rim in the closing seconds.
It’s still early, but Carthage men’s basketball coach Bosko Djurickovic already sees a troubling trend — but he knows it can be fixed.
Carthage stormed out to a 21-point halftime lead in its College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin opener against Millikin on Saturday, but cooled off considerably in the second half before it finally pulled away for a 70-59 win at Tarble Arena.
SOMERS — The UW-Parkside men’s basketball team didn’t do anything particularly awe-inspiring or spectacular on Saturday afternooon.
The Rangers were absolutely methodical, however.
You are what your record is.
That’s a common expression applied to sports teams, but in the case of the Indian Trail boys basketball team it’s also misleading.
OAK CREEK — Chalk this one up as a loss to learn from.
After opening the season with an 82-76 overtime victory against Waukesha North on Monday, the Bradford boys basketball team began Southeast Conference play with a 57-33 drubbing at Oak Creek on Friday.
SOMERS — Whether your shots are splashing the bottom of the net or threatening a serious rim realignment, you’ll lose more often than not in the Great Lakes Valley Conference if you don’t play defense.
The UW-Parkside men’s basketball team proved that axiom true — in a good way — on Thursday night, holding Indianapolis to 20 points in the second half, getting just enough out of a cold offense and surviving a few late scares for a 63-61 win at the DeSimone Gymnasium in a GLVC opener.
A 14-0 run to open the third quarter helped keep the UW-Parkside women’s basketball team winless on Thursday night.
Despite a season-high 17 points from senior Brittney Fair, the Rangers lost to Indianapolis, 70-57, in the Great Lakes Valley Conference opener for both schools at the DeSimone Gymnasium.
The drive for five officially begins Thursday night.
The UW-Parkside men’s basketball team will start its quest for at least a share of its fifth consecutive Great Lakes Valley Conference East Division title when it hosts fellow GLVC East stalwart Indianapolis in the conference opener at 7:30 at the DeSimone Gymnasium.
GREENFIELD — This was not the start James Hyllberg envisioned.
The Central boys basketball coach knows Whitnall, led by University of Wisconsin recruit Tyler Herro, is very good again after reaching the WIAA Division-2 state semifinals last season.
Rebounding has been a problem for the Carthage men’s basketball team for the past few seasons. After the first four games of this season, Red Men coach Bosko Djurickovic thought his team had solved its rebounding difficulties.
Those problems came back in a big way on Tuesday night in the Red Men’s 88-83 non-conference loss to Calvin College at Tarble Arena.