University of Georgia recruit Joseph Toppin made life difficult for the Madison Memorial boys basketball team on Thursday.
Toppin scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead his Norcross (Ga.) Blue Devils to a 48-33 victory over the Spartans in the first round of the eight-team Farm Bureau Insurance Classic in Roebuck, South Carolina.
Norcross (10-2), ranked No. 7 in Georgia by MaxPreps.com, outscored Memorial (7-2) over the final eight minutes 17-9 to break open a seven-point game.
Memorial, ranked third in Division 1 by WisSports.net, shot only 12-for-44 from the field and 4-for-25 from 3-point range. Cade Ellingson led the Spartans with 13 points and seven reboundsand Nick Caropreso added 11 points.
Madison Edgewood 65, Oconomowoc 47
Coach Chris Zwettler picked up his 500th career victory as the Crusaders (4-5) got 18 points from senior Wesley Browne to beat the Raccoons (4-5) for third place in the West Allis Central Tournament.
Mandela Deang added 15 points for Edgewood and Braydon Murphy chipped in 12, including three 3-pointers, for Edgewood.
Kaukauna 101, Waunakee 66
The Ghosts (7-2) broke the game open with 60 points in the second half to hand the Warriors (8-1) their first loss of the season in the Rick Majerus Wisconsin Basketball Yearbook Shootout at Concordia University in Mequon.
Mitch Listau scored 21 points and Will Knatz added 16 for Waunakee.
West Virginia commit Jordan McCabe scored nine points for Kaukauna and delivered a tournament-record 15 assists. Eric Carl scored 22 points to lead the Ghosts.
Manitowoc Roncalli 70, Mineral Point 65
The Jets (6-2) finished strong and made 11 3-pointers to wipe out a two-point halftime deficit and beat the Pointers (5-3) in the Majerus Invitational.
Josh Koss and Mitchel Schneider each scored 21 points for Roncalli, making six and five 3-point baskets, respectively.
Isaac Lindsey led Mineral Point with 18 points, Chance Wendhausen added 14 and Brayden Dailey had 12.
Sun Prairie 89, Appleton West 62
Sophomore Jalen Johnson scored 30 points, including 19 in the first half, to lead the host Cardinals (8-1) over the Terrors (5-4) in the Sun Prairie Tournament.
Marlon Ruffin added 12 points for the Cardinals, who took a 43-26 advantage into the break.
Will Mahoney tallied 19 points for West.
DeForest 73, Fort Atkinson 57
Junior Austin Westra scored 34 points as the Norskies (6-3) took down the Blackhawks (2-8) in the Sun Prairie Tournament.
Senior Jesse Kutz scored 21 points and senior Connor O’Brien added 18 for Fort Atkinson.
Senior Jarrett Klein notched 13 points and Junior Cody Riggs 10 for DeForest.
Cambridge 71, Monticello 31
Jacob Horton scored 21 of his 30 points in the first half as the Blue Jays (2-6) built a 15-point lead and rolled past the Ponies (4-6) in the Cambridge Hall of Honor Tournament.
Reece Rufer had 10 points for Monticello.
Cambridge later beat Bonduel 77-71 to win the title. Horton was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Monticello beat Milwaukee Salam 53-43 in the third-place game.
Watertown 51, Cudahy 43
The visiting Goslings got 18 points from Trevor Tietz and went on a 25-17 scoring run in the second half to win the final of the Cudahy Southside Shootout.
Janesville Parker 73, Milwaukee Carmen NW 40
Chris Galvan had 19 points and Kavion Ellison added 14 points as the host Vikings (2-8) beat the Eagles in the Cudahy Shootout.
Adam Gibbs scored 13 points and Amonie Williams 10 points for Carmen.
Beaver Dam 56, Merrill 53
Senior Sam Wilke scored 23 points as the Golden Beavers (4-3) defeated the Bluejays (4-5) in the Shawano Sun Drop Shootout at UW-Green Bay.
Connor Cullen and Dillon Livingston also scored in double figures for Beaver Dam.
Zach Mootz had 25 points, making four 3-pointers, for Merrill.
Mount Horeb 79, Marinette 44
Gunnar Nortman scored 18 points and Bryce Farnsworth added 11 as the Vikings (6-1) defeated the Marines (6-2) in the Sun Drop Shootout.
Mount Horeb outscored Marinette, 36-13, in the second half. Jake Poetzl had 14 points for the Marines.
Lake Mills 76, Milwaukee Bay View 65
The L-Cats opened a 42-22 halftime lead and held off a late charge by the Redcats to go 2-0 in the Lake Mills Classic. Matt Johnson scored 19 points and J.T. Toepfer had 15 for Lake Mills.
Lakeside Lutheran 64, Beloit Turner 58
Will DeNoyer scored 22 points and went 10-for-10 from the free throw line as the host Warriors (8-1) defeated the Trojans (7-3) to go 2-0 in the Lake Mills Classic.
Dai’ Vontrelle Strong scored 16 points for Turner.
Beloit Memorial 52, Milwaukee South 43
Senior Trayvon Fair scored 18 points, including five 3-pointers, as the Purple Knights (3-6) defeated the Cardinals (1-5) in the Beloit Memorial Tournament.
Senior Fonte Wilson scored 13 points and Senior Jo Jo Keith added 10 points for South. Junior Terell Ringer had 10 points for Beloit.
Pardeeville 59, Westfield 52
Nicholas Henke scored 16 points and Duncan Fleiner and Logan Zuhlke each added 14 points as the visiting Bulldogs (8-0) rallied past the Pioneers (5-5).
Stoughton 60, Middleton 57
Tommy McClain scored 16 points and Max Fernholz made four 3-pointers in the first half as the Vikings (6-2) held on to defeat the Cardinals (4-5) in the consolation final of the Middleton Tournament.
After trailing by two points at half, the Vikings outscored the Cardinals 30-25 the rest of the way. Alan Roden and Davis Roquet led Middleton with 11 points apiece.
Reedsburg 59, West Salem 45
Tyson Tully scored 18 points and Ben Fuhrmann added 16 points, making four 3-pointers, as the Beavers (6-3) beat the Panthers (3-6) to win the West Salem Holiday Tournament.
Malachi Athnos had 18 points, making four 3-pointers, for West Salem.
Wisconsin Dells 60, Portage 57
Seniors Tanner Brandt and Jackson Sveum each scored 14 points to help lift the host Chiefs (8-0) past the Warriors (4-5) to remain undefeated.
Eli Considine led Portage with 19 points and Craig Steele chipped in with 17.
Wisconsin Heights 80, River Valley 53
Senior D.J. Geishirt poured in 22 points and junior Shravan Parman added 17 as the visiting Vanguards (7-1) toppled the Blackhawks (5-3).
Wisconsin Heights made 14 3-pointers, including five from Parman. Junior Connor Mickelson scored 25 points to lead River Valley.
Dodgeville 61, Lodi 55
Peyton Tranel had 18 points to lead the visiting Dodgers (4-5) over the Blue Devils (4-2).
Bryce Prochaska added 14 points and Riley Glonek scored 10 for Dodgeville.
Jackson Kolinski tallied 22 points and Jack Persike had 19, making five 3-pointers, for Lodi.
New Glarus 84, Barneveld 79
Jaden Kreklow scored 18 points, making four 3-pointers and Cullen Brooks added 17 points as the host Glarner Knights (7-0) rallied from a 13-point first-half deficit to defeat the Eagles (4-5).
Kauy Fargo scored 24 points and Malcolm Reed had 18 for Barneveld.
Belleville 82, Albany 77
The Wildcats held off the Comets in non-conference play.