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Boys basketball roundup: Central wins fifth straight

Boys basketball roundup: Central wins fifth straight

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The Central boys basketball team captured its fifth straight win and remained undefeated in the Southern Lakes Conference with a 64-46 win at Union Grove on Friday night.

The Falcons, who improved to 11-1 overall and 6-0 in the SLC, were tied for fourth (Associated Press) and ranked fifth (WisSports.net state coaches) in the latest Division-2 polls.

Jaeden Zackery scored 13 of his game-high 21 points in the second half Friday, Dylan Anderson hit two of the Falcons’ three 3-pointers en route to 13 points and Adam Simmons added 10 points.

Central led 31-19 and halftime and shot 15-of-18 from the free-throw line in closing out Union Grove (4-9 overall, 3-4 SLC).

Collin Long led the Broncos with 14 points.

Racine Horlick 55, Bradford 54

Max Glass and Da’Quante Sawyer each scored 18 points to lead the Red Devils, but the Rebels emerged victorious in a Southeast Conference thriller at Bradford Fieldhouse.

Tanner Hurley added seven points for Bradford (4-10 overall), which has lost four straight SEC games to fall to 2-4 in the conference.

Marquise Milton poured in a game-high 22 points for Horlick (5-9 overall, 4-3 SEC).

Catholic Central 43, Shoreland Lutheran 37

Shooting woes plagued the host Pacers, who fell to 4-8 overall and 1-8 in the Metro Classic Conference.

Shoreland trailed, 21-18, at halftime and took a four-point lead in the second half, but the Hilltoppers pulled ahead.

Brandon Freitag had 10 points and four rebounds to lead the Pacers, followed by Sawyer Smith with eight points and Joshua Edmundson with seven. Quentin Bolton grabbed a team-high nine rebounds.

“We shot 30 percent (12-of-43) from two-point land and 26 percent from the 3-point line (6-of-20),” Shoreland coach Paul Strutz said. “That’s not going to win many ballgames.”

Brandon Pum led Catholic Central (7-7, 5-4) with 17 points.

Thomas More 53, St. Joseph 50

The host Lancers and the Cavaliers battled nearly toe-to-toe throughout the MCC contest, but in the end, it was Thomas More than had just a little bit more.

Thomas More outscored St. Joseph, 35-31, in the second half to break an 18-18 tie.

Despite the loss, first-year St. Joseph coach Brandon Morris was pleased with the effort.

“Our players really got better tonight,” he said. “We still have things we need to work on and get better down the stretch, but we are proud of our guys because we took a step forward.

“Playing in one of the tougher conferences in the state, there are no possessions that we can take off, which means there are no games that we can afford to not execute. Our coaching staff feels good that we keep getting better every day.”

Tim Berry led St. Joseph (3-10, 1-7) with 22 points, including a 14-for-14 effort from the free-throw line, followed by Andrew Alia with 10 points and Ray Knight with eight.

Micah Causey led Thomas More (6-7, 2-6) with 24 points.

Reuther 65, Saint Anthony 64

The visiting Bulldogs emerged with a one-point Indian Trails Conference Blue Division victory.

Reuther improved to 6-7 overall and 5-3 in the conference.

No other details were available to the News by press time.

Wilmot 83, Delavan-Darien 52

The visiting Panthers won their third straight and sixth of their last seven to improve to 11-3 overall and 5-2 in the SLC.

Wilmot remains a half-game behind Elkhorn for second place in the conference.

No other details were available to the News by press time.

St. John’s Military 83, Christian Life 21

Austin Eifert scored nine points and Micah Cosmos added eight for the host Eagles in the Midwest Classic Conference defeat.

CLS dropped to 0-13 overall and 0-8 in the conference.

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