Boys Hoops: Madison East, Middleton hold on for Friday night wins

Middleton took sole possession of fourth place in the Big 8 by holding off Sun Prairie 62-60 on the home floor on Friday night. Across town, Madison East outlasted Madison La Follette 66-64 to remain undefeated. In both games, the losing team missed a potential game-winning three at the buzzer.

In Madison East's case, the Purgolders were able to win a back-and-forth game against their rivals, Madison La Follette, winning after Ben Probst's potential game-winning three drew front iron.

For Middleton, it was a matter of making plays when they needed, taking advantage of Sun Prairie turnovers and missed free throws to hold on in their victory. Rajai Williams had a potential game-winner hit the front of the rim as well for Sun Prairie as Middleton picked up a big win.

Middleton and Sun Prairie had it out in a physical, slow-paced game at Middleton High School on Friday night. The teams combined for nearly 60 fouls and traded leads for the entire game.

Sun Prairie's Dawson Hughes had a season-high 27 in the loss. Middleton's defense limited leading scorers Brock Voigt and Delaware Hale to a combined seven points, while also sparking big second-half plays by Sam Close and Jake Klubertanz as Middleton was able to hold on for a big win to take over fourth place in the Big 8.

Hear from Middleton coach Kevin Bavery below, as well as the entire game broadcast of Middleton-Sun Prairie on The Big 1070.

MIDDLETON: 25|37=62

SUN PRAIRIE: 29|31=60

Middleton Scoring: Jake Klubertanz 19, Sam Close 14, Chandon Thomas 10, Jack Boyle 8, Ben Scher 5, Henry Patterson 3, Cole Deptula 2.

Sun Prairie Scoring: Dawson Hughes 27, RAjai Williams 11, Anfernee Auston 8, Brock Voigt 5, Cooper Nelson 2, Brendan Wherley 2, Alex Voigt 2, Delaware Hale 2, Caden Fritz 1.

 
 
Jimmie Kaska

Jimmie Kaska

Jimmie Kaska covers high school and college sports for iHeartMedia in Wisconsin and the Midwest. His work is featured on The Big 1070-Madison, The Big 920-Milwaukee, and News/Talk WMEQ-Eau Claire. Read more

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