The Central boys basketball team’s defense was downright stingy in the first half of a 71-47 Southern Lakes Conference road victory over Lake Geneva Badger on Thursday night.
Central outscored Badger 42-11 in the first 18 minutes and coasted to its eighth straight victory.
The first-place Falcons improved to 14-1 overall and 9-0 in conference with the win, while the Badgers fell to 4-13 and 3-7.
Senior forward Dylan Anderson scored 11 of his 17 game-high points in the first half to lead Central. He did most of his damage from the outside, knocking down four 3-pointers.
Jaeden Zackery added 15 points and Joey Michelau finished with 14 for the Falcons.
Grant DuMez paced the Badgers with 15 points, including 10 in the second half.
Wilmot 75, Burlington 54
The Panthers tightened their grip on third place in the Southern Lakes Conference with a road victory over the Demons.
It marked the sixth win in the last seven games for Wilmot, which improved to 14-4 overall and 8-3 in conference. Burlington missed an opportunity to tie the Panthers in the SLC standings, dropping to 10-9 and 6-5.
Wilmot entered intermission with a 14-point lead and outscored Burlington 37-30 in the second half.
Zack Watson sparked the Panthers’ balanced scoring attack with 16 points, followed by Kevin Brenner and London Glass with 14 apiece, and Kevin Sandman with 11.
Joey Berezowitz hit 9-of-11 free throws and led the Demons with a game-high 19 points.
Whitefish Bay Dominican 64, Shoreland Lutheran 42
Alex Antetokounmpo scored a game-high 29 points to lead the host Knights over the Pacers in a Metro Classic Conference game.
The brother of Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo knocked down 13 shots from the field for Dominican, which improved to 13-5 overall and 10-2 in conference with the win. Shoreland lost its fifth straight game and fell to 4-12 and 1-12.
Sawyer Smith scored 11 points and Brandon Freitag added 10 for the Pacers, who trailed 39-15 at halftime.
Racine Lutheran 75, St. Joseph 46
The visiting Lancers trailed by just seven at halftime but were outscored 44-22 in the second half in the Metro Classic defeat.
No Lancers scored in double figures, as Caiden Lecce and Tim Berry had seven apiece for St. Joseph (4-13 overall, 2-10 Metro Classic), while Andrew Alia, Caden Tolefree and Bryan Leconte scored six each.
Nate Zawicki scored a game-high 16 points for the Crusaders (7-9, 4-7).
Reuther 48, Christian Life 46
The Bulldogs improved to 8-9 with a non-conference home victory over the Eagles.
Austin Eifert led Christian Life with 17 points, while Travis Lucas added 10.
Reuther didn’t provide statistics to the Kenosha News by press time.
Scott Koker and Mike Johnson