Junior guard Deven Magli scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half Friday night to lead the DeForest boys basketball team to a 66-51 victory over Sun Prairie in a WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal in Baraboo.
Junior guard Max Weisbrod had 16 points for the second-seeded Norskies (13-5), who will meet Verona in a regional final on Saturday.
DeForest took a 31-26 halftime lead and used an 8-0 run to take a 47-34 lead in the second half.
Senior forward Drew Houttaker led Sun Prairie (5-6) with 17 points and junior Ben Olson added 13.
Monona Grove 75, Milton 70
At Fort Atkinson, Jordan Hibner scored 31 points, making 12 of 14 free throws in the second half and 14 of 16 in the game, to lead the Silver Eagles (5-7) past the Red Hawks (13-5).
Connor Bracken added 13 points and Lance Nelson 11 for the Silver Eagles, who took a 39-35 halftime lead. Milton’s Jack Campion scored 20 of his 31 points in the first half and Tommy Widner added 16.
Janesville Parker 73, Fort Atkinson 70 (OT)
Brenden Weis scored 20 points during regulation and added four in overtime as the Vikings (17-8) secured a regional semifinal victory over the Blackhawks (9-6).
Fort Atkinson’s Logan Kees sank a 3-pointer at the end of regulation to tie the score at 59. Ethan Thompson added two 3-pointers and a free throw in the extra period to finish with 12 points for Parker.
Beaver Dam 53, Slinger 38
the Golden Beavers (17-7) opened a 26-21 halftime lead and held the Owls (7-17) to 17 second-half points to advance. Nate Abel scored 21 points to lead Beaver Dam. Derek Erdmann scored 16 for Slinger.
Edgewood 52, Sauk Prairie 49
In a Division 2 regional semifinal, the visiting Crusaders (11-12) outscored the Eagles (10-7) in the second half 28-25 to break away from a halftime tie. Isandro Jimenez led the way for Edgewood, scoring 13 of his 18 points in the second half. Brandt Wilson put up 15 for Sauk Prairie.
McFarland 66, Lodi 57
The Spartans (8-4) shot 13 more free throws than the Blue Devils (9-9), and made 12 more in total. Pete Pavelec led McFarland with 22 points. Lodi’s Trey Traeder scored 20 of his game-high 26 points in the second half.
Wisconsin Dells 62, Portage 47
The host Chiefs (14-1) took a 40-21 halftime lead on their way past the Warriors (7-17). Jacob Rockwell led seventh-ranked Wisconsin Dells, scoring 12 of his 17 points in the first half. Cooper Roberts scored 18 for Portage.
Lake Mills 55, Whitewater 36
Charlie Bender scored 18 of his 21 points in the first half to give the eighth-ranked L-Cats (20-5) a 34-20 lead over the visiting Whippets (8-12). Adam Moen totaled 12 points for Lake Mills.
Stoughton 68, Waupun 42
Ty Fernholz scored 11 of his 20 points in the second half to give the visiting Vikings (4-5) a victory over the Warriors (7-13). Luke Fernholz had 17 points for Stoughton. Rhyer Smit led Waupun with 14.
Beloit Turner 61, Edgerton 56
The visiting Trojans (9-14) upset the Crimson Tide (20-5), the 10th-ranked team in Division 2. Konner Gidley and David Helt each made four 3-point baskets, and Daniel Burrows and Donovhan Cain each made three. Heldt led the way for Turner, scoring 12 of his 18 points in the second half. Clayton Jenny had 18 for Edgerton.
Richland Center 62, River Valley 54
In a Division 3 regional semifinal, the 10th-ranked Hornets (14-5) built a seven-point halftime lead to get past the visiting Blackhawks (5-13). Wes Keller led a trio of double-figure scorers for Richland Center with 15 points. River Valley got 17 from Tyler Nachreiner, 15 from Ayden Horton and 14 from Preston Hying.
Poynette 55, Viroqua 52
Nik Feller scored 13 of his 21 points in the first half for the Pumas (11-8), and Kelby Petersen added eight in the second for Poynette. Jacob Lotz tallied nine in the first half and 10 in the second for the visiting Blackhawks (7-9). Kamden Oliver added 10 of his 12 points in the second for Viroqua.
Columbus 60, Luther Prep 59 (OT)
Will Cotter scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half for the host Cardinals (9-12), and added two in overtime to help secure a victory over the Phoenix (6-14). Tom Balge and Thomas Koelpin scored 15 and 14 points, respectively, in Luther Prep’s 32-point second half.
Darlington 75, Belleville 61
The host Redbirds (19-4), ranked eighth in Division 3, coasted past the visiting Wildcats (9-12).
New Glarus 54, Prairie du Chien 38
Senior Mason Martinson of the host Glarner Knights (16-8) became the fourth player in school history to reach 1,000 career points, leading a win over the Blackhawks (7-10). Over the final nine minutes of the first half and the first nine minutes of the second half, New Glarus outscored Prairie du Chien 29-13. Martinson finished with 12 points.
Lakeside Lutheran 58, Marshall 54
The host Warriors (19-4), ranked ninth in WIAA Division 3, avoided the upset against the Cardinals (16-8). After scoring just 14 points in the first half, Marshall outscored Lakeside 40-36 in the second. Levi Birkholz finished with 23 points to lead the Warriors. Craig Ward had 19 for the Cardinals.
Randolph 90, Waterloo 51
In a Division 4 regional semifinal, the host Rockets (21-3), ranked ninth in WIAA Division 4, went on a 50-21 scoring run in the second half against the Pirates (4-20). Eugene Wolff led Waterloo with 12 points.
Fennimore 67, Wisconsin Heights 43
The Golden Eagles (15-5), tied for 11th in the latest Division 4 state rankings, defeated the visiting Vanguards (6-10).
Deerfield 57, Dodgeland 36
Cal Fisher scored 11 of his 19 points in the first half to give the Demons (5-5) a 30-17 lead over the Trojans (7-14). Dayton Lasack added 13 for Deerfield. Dilan Fenner led Dodgeland with 10 points.