The Bradford boys basketball team will have some confidence heading into the playoffs.
The Red Devils scored 22 of the first 27 points Monday night to cruise to a 73-42 non-conference victory over visiting Lake Geneva Badger to wrap up the regular season with a 9-13 record.
The pairings are set for the WIAA boys basketball postseason, as matchups in all five divisions were announced Sunday.
In Division-1, 16th-seeded Tremper begins playoff action Tuesday, Feb. 28, when it hosts 17th-seeded Lake Geneva Badger in a first-round game 7 p.m. at Indian Trail. That will be a rematch from Feb. 13 when the Trojans (4-18) beat the Badgers (4-17) 88-83.
A huge first half proved to be more than enough for the St. Joseph boys basketball team on Tuesday.
The Lancers raced out to a 29-12 lead over visiting Burlington Catholic Central on Tuesday night and never looked back in a 54-40 Metro Classic Conference victory.
Indian Trail boys basketball coach Al Anderson’s pillow apparently received a break from some serious tossing and turning on Tuesday night.
Chelby Koker matched her season high with 38 points and nearly had a triple-double in leading the Shoreland girls basketball team to a 67-57 victory over visiting Wilmot on Tuesday.
Koker, who also had 38 points in a season-opening victory over Racine Case, added 10 assists and eight rebounds for the Pacers (8-8).
Add another item to Sidney Cooks’ resume: a 40-point game.
The St. Joseph girls basketball player scored a career-high 40 points Tuesday to lead the Lancers to a 67-50 win at Burlington Catholic Central.
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.