Prep roundup: Second-half burst carries Middleton girls past Sun Prairie
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Prep roundup: Second-half burst carries Middleton girls past Sun Prairie

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Its lead was only four points at halftime, but the Middleton girls basketball team caught fire in the second half Thursday night.

The Cardinals went on a 29-13 run en route to a 48-28 victory over host Sun Prairie in a battle for second place in the Big Eight Conference.

Middleton (11-1, 7-1 Big Eight), ranked fifth in Division 1, got 17 points from Sitori Tanin and 10 from Kendall Roquet. Antionique Auston scored 12 points for Sun Prairie (7-4, 6-2).

Verona 54, Beloit Memorial 25

The Wildcats (5-7, 4-9 Big Eight) held the Purple Knights (2-10, 1-7) to 10 first-half points toward the victory. Freshmen Abbi Rupnow and Megan Murphy led Verona with 12 points each.

Madison Memorial 77,

Janesville Parker 33

Leilani Kapinus scored all 21 of her points in the first half, making 10 field goals, as the state second-ranked Spartans (11-0, 8-0) opened a 45-16 halftime lead and rolled past the Vikings (5-7, 2-7). Mia Morel led Memorial with 26 points. No Parker player scored more than seven points.

Madison East 60,

Madison La Follette 47

The Purgolders (5-7, 4-5 Big Eight) went on an 18-6 run in the second half to turn a 42-41 lead into a victory over the host Lancers (3-7, 3-5). East shot 43 free throws, making 24. Mary Fadele scored 14 points for East and Alonna Harvey-Willams added 14 for the winners. La Follette got 14 points from Megan Lowrey and Malia Green added 11 points.

Marshall 86, Belleville 57

The host Cardinals (7-4, 1-0 Capitol South) rolled to a 46-28 halftime lead and got 28 points and eight assists from Anna Lutz in a victory over the Wildcats (8-4, 0-1). Marshall also got 17 points and nine rebounds from Laura Nickel. Belleville’s Jenna Shrader scored 18 points.

McFarland 49,

Brodhead 48 (OT)

Katie Hildebrandt was fouled while making a tying basket and made the free throw with 2.1 seconds in overtime as the host Spartans (5-6, 5-3 Rock Valley Conference) made 15 of 17 free throws and pulled out a victory over the Cardinals (8-3, 5-3). McFarland made 15 of 17 free throws and used a 27-22 run in the second half to force overtime. Hildebrandt finished with 13 points, Adrienne Kirch had 15 and Lindsey Lonigro 13. Abbie Dix scored 21 for Brodhead.

Boys basketball

Mount Horeb 66, Waunakee 52

The host Vikings (7-5, 4-2 Badger North) used a 32-16 run in the first half to hand the visiting Warriors (9-2, 5-1) their first league loss. Carter Gilkes sank seven 3-pointers among his 23 points for Mount Horeb, and Torrin Hannah added 18 points. Waunakee got 12 points from Andrew Keller.

Milton 63,

Madison Edgewood 62

Jack Campion scored the winning bucket and the Red Hawks (5-5, 3-3 Badger South) made 10 3-pointers to edge the host Crusaders (3-7, 2-4). Campion finished with 14 points. Sam Burdette and Tommy Widner had 15 and 14 points, respectively. Isandro Jimenez scored 19 points to lead Edgewood.

Stoughton 48,

Fort Atkinson 37

The host Vikings (9-2, 5-1 Badger South), ranked seventh in Division 2, beat the Blackhawks (1-8, 0-6). Stoughton got 17 points from Reece Sproul. Caleb Haffelder scored 12 for Fort Atkinson.

Lake Mills 71, Deerfield 52

Drew Stoddard scored a career-high 29 points, going 11-for-14 from the line, as the host L-Cats (10-1), ranked ninth in Division 3, downed the Demons (4-6). Tyler Haak scored 15 for Deerfield.

Boys hockey

McFarland 4,

Monroe co-op 3

The host Spartans (10-2-0, 5-1-0) handed the Cheesemakers (12-2-0, 4-1-0) their first Badger South loss, with Jack McGinn scoring the game-winning goal. All seven goals came in the second period.

Madison Edgewood 2,

Oregon 1 (OT)

Drew Lenz scored the game-winning goal on an assist from Nathan Walker with 1 minute, 45 seconds left in overtime to lead the Crusaders (10-4-0, 5-0-0 Badger South) past the Panthers (4-7-1, 2-3-0).

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