Prep roundup: Beaver Dam fends off upset bid with huge second-half rally

Prep roundup: Beaver Dam fends off upset bid with huge second-half rally


In the first half Friday night, the Reedsburg girls basketball team put itself in a position to do what no other Badger North Conference team has done: earn a league victory over Beaver Dam.

But Beaver Dam wiped out a seven-point halftime deficit with a 31-6 run and made eight of its 11 total 3-pointers from the start of the second half and held on to beat host Reedsburg 64-56.

Beaver Dam (11-2 overall, 7-0 Badger North) joined the conference in 2017 and has gone 35-0 in the league since then, also earning its second and third consecutive WIAA Division 2 state championships.

Maty Wilke scored 16 points, Carley Burchardt 15 and Jada Donaldson 11 to spark the comeback for Beaver Dam, which trailed 23-12 midway through the first half. Mahra Wieman scored 16 of her 20 points in the first half to lead Reedsburg.

Waunakee 68, Baraboo 30

The Warriors (9-3, 5-2 Badger North) used 14 3-pointers to stop the Thunderbirds (0-11, 0-7). Elena Maier led Waunakee with 14 points.

DeForest 78,

Sauk Prairie 57

Maggie Trautsch went 14-for-15 from the free throw line and totaled 18 points to lead the Norskies (10-2, 6-1 Badger North) past the Eagles (5-6, 2-5). Grace Roth added 15 points. For Sauk, Olivia Paukner tallied 15 points and Olivia Breunig 14.

Mount Horeb 62,

Portage 39

The visiting Vikings (8-4, 3-4 Badger North) took a 32-17 halftime lead and got 16 points rom Grace Vesperman in a victory over the Warriors (2-12, 1-6). Portage got 11 points from Brianna Brandner.

Watertown 46, Milton 31

The Goslings (7-4, 5-3 Badger South Conference) went on a 31-13 run to wipe out a three-point halftime deficit against the Red Hawks (3-9, 2-5). Teya Maas led the winners with 22 points.

La Crosse Aquinas 99, Madison Edgewood 38

Lexi Donarski scored 21 of her 28 points in the first half and Taylor Theusch reached 1,000 career points as the host Blugolds (11-1), top-ranked in Division 4, beat the Crusaders (7-5), 10th-ranked in Division 3.

Green Lake/Princeton 38, Poynette 32 (OT)

The Tigersharks (9-3) held the Pumas (4-7) scoreless in overtime to pull out a non-conference victory. Grace Berner led Poynette with 12 points.

Boys basketball

Madison West 65, Janesville Parker 49

The Regents (4-6, 2-4 Big Eight) earned their fourth consecutive victory by toppling the visiting Vikings (2-8, 1-6). Dayne Armwald tallied 20 points and Jerome Jacobs 19 for West. Brenden Weis had 15 for Parker.

Janesville Craig 70, Middleton 61

The host Cougars (6-4, 4-3 Big Eight) outscored the Cardinals by 16 points in the second half to pull away. Caleb Scoville led Craig with 24 points. Cole Deptula had 18 for Middleton.

Madison La Follette 90, Verona 34

The second-ranked Lancers (9-0, 7-0 Big Eight) opened a 50-13 halftime lead and stopped the host Wildcats (2-8, 2-5). Ben Probst led La Follette with 19 points and Derek Gray added 18.

River Valley 52,

Platteville 40

The Blackhawks (4-3, 3-0 Southwest Wisconsin Conference) beat the host Hillmen (1-9, 0-3) to remain undefeated in the league. Tyler Nachreiner had 12 points to lead the River Valley.

Deerfield 79,

Johnson Creek 40

The host Demons (5-6, 3-1 Trailways South Conference) used a 41-16 run in the second half to beat the Bluejays (2-7, 1-3). Cal Fisher led Deerfield with 20 points.

Belleville 45, Watertown Luther Prep 30

The host Wildcats (6-2) turned up the defensive intensity in the second half and used a 29-11 run to beat the Phoenix (1-4). Trevor Syse scored 11 points for the winners.

Boys hockey

Waunakee 3,

Reedsburg co-op 2

The Warriors (10-3-0, 6-0-0 Badger North) held off a late scoring effort from the Cheavers (5-8-1, 2-3-0) to remain undefeated in the league. Waunakee got goals from Isaac Nett, Danny Reis and Magnus Sheridan. Clayton Pfaff had a goal and an assist for Reedsburg.

Sauk Prairie 5, DeForest co-op 0

Riley Jelinek and Nick Mast scored two goals apiece to lead the Eagles (8-2-0, 3-2-0 Badger North) past the Norskies (4-11-0, 0-5-0).

University School of Milwaukee 9, Sun Prairie 8

Kaden Brunson scored two game-tying goals in the third period, but Noah Eghbali scored with 5½ minutes remaining to give the host Wildcats (9-2-1) a non-conference victory over the Cardinals (10-4-0). Carter Watters scored three goals for Sun Prairie.


Reedsburg 53, Beaver Dam 18

The Beavers (3-1) earned points on six of the first seven events and rode that lead to the end over the Golden Beavers (2-3). Caden and Ryan Schneider, Caden Fry, Nick Coplien, Garrett Schinker, Nathan Schreiner and David Finkel had pins for Reedsburg. Andrew Roado and Hayden DeZarn had the lone pins for Beaver Dam.

Baraboo 42, Sauk Prairie 36

The visiting Thunderbirds (4-0 Badger North) beat the Eagles (0-3) in a conference dual for the first time in more than a decade, winning two matches by pin and receiving four forfeit victories.

Stoughton 59, Watertown 18

The Goslings (0-4 Badger Conference) held a 12-6 lead after four events, but the Vikings (4-0) ripped off five consecutive pins to take a commanding lead.

Madison Memorial 37, Madison La Follette 35

The Spartans (2-1) pulled out a Big Eight Conference dual-meet victory over the Lancers (0-4) when Pierce Kaufman scored a pin at 152 pounds and Memorial earned a forfeit victory at 160 to close the match. Memorial also got pins from Kaden Reetz at 170 and Guyerme Dakpa at 285. La Follette got pins from Adam Northington at 195, Irie Jackson at 106, Judah Sparkman at 138 and James Lacey at 145.

Sun Prairie 57, Madison East 24

The Cardinals (2-1) handled the Lancers (1-2) in a Big Eight Conference dual, earning six pins to East’s three. Sun Prairie got pins from Richard Quintana at 138, Alex Yelk at 113, Quinn Hess at 145, Jack Desens at 152, Max Breunig at 170 and Blaine Moore at 220. Angel Tejeda, Josh Porter and Manuel Gonzalez Jimenez had pins for Madison East.


Mount Horeb 142.1, Monona Grove 116.7

The Vikings’ Drea O’Donnell won all four events and totaled 36.45 points in the all-around to beat the Silver Eagles in a Badger Conference dual at Madison Turners.

Boys swimming

Middleton Triple Dual

Middleton beat Sun Prairie, 94.5 to 75.5, and Janesville Parker, 139-31, in a Big Eight triple dual. Sun Prairie beat Parker, 137-33. For the Cardinals, Nick Chirafisi won the 200-yard freestyle (1:47.79) and the 500 free (4:54.57), and Forrest Peterson won the 100 backstroke (:54.33) and 100 freestyle (:47.87).



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