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Junior Donneil Gray scored 18 points Saturday night to help the seventh-ranked Madison La Follette boys basketball team take a 76-64 victory over visiting Middleton in Big Eight Conference play.

Seniors Nate Seward and Anthony West each chipped in 15 points for the Lancers (17-3, 13-3 Big Eight).

Senior Brogan Brunker had 22 points and junior Sam Close 15 for the Cardinals (11-9, 9-7).

Middleton 27 37 — 64

Madison La Follette 30 46 — 76

MIDDLETON — Roden 1 3-4 5, Michaels 1 2-3 5, Ticknor 3 1-2 7, Vergenz 1 0-0 2, Brunker 8 4-5 22, Klubertanz 0 2-4 2, Boyle 2 0-0 6, Close 5 2-4 15. Totals 21 14-21 64.

MADISON LA FOLLETTE — Seward 5 5-8 15, West 6 2-5 15, Gray 6 3-5 18, Reeves Jr. 4 0-0 8, Stewart 2 0-0 5, Suggs 0 2-2 2, Washington 6 0-2 13, Seward 0. Totals 29 12-22 76.

3-point goals — MID 8 (Michaels 1, Brunker 2, Boyle 2, Close 3), ML 6 (West 1, Gray 3, Stewart 1, Washington 1). Total fouls — ML 20, MID 22. Fouled out — Ticknor.

Sun Prairie 82, Madison West 37

Senior Marlon Ruffin tallied 17 points and sophomore Jalen Johnson added 15 as the second-ranked Cardinals (18-1, 15-1) clinched at least a tie for the Big Eight title with a victory over the host Regents (2-18, 1-15).

Sun Prairie raced to a 43-26 halftime lead. No West players scored in double figures.

Sun Prairie 43 39 — 82

Madison West 26 11 — 37

SUN PRAIRIE — Ruffin 7 1-2 17, Strey 2 2-2 7, Jansen 3 1-1 7, Williams 1 0-0 3, White 0 2-2 2, Schaefer 5 0-0 11, Nelson 3 0-0 6, Johnson 7 1-2 15, Hale 2 0-0 4, Wherley 1 0-0 2, Hawk 1 0-0 2, Precia 1 1-1 3, Voight 1 0-0 2, Fenderson 0 1-2 1. Totals 34 9-12 82.

MADISON WEST — Shanklin 1 1-2 4, Armwald 4 1-2 9, Champion 2 0-0 4, Grosse 1 0-0 2, Reed 1 0-0 2, Thompson 4 0-0 8, McCray 3 0-2 6, Brooks 1 0-0 2. Totals 17 2-6 37.

3-point goals — SP 5 (Ruffin 2, Strey 1, Williams 1, Schaefer 1), MW 1 (Shanklin 1). Total fouls — SP 10, MW 16.

Madison Memorial 67, Janesville Craig 52

Junior Ian Brown scored 29 points as the host Spartans (16-5, 13-4) pulled away in the second half to top the Cougars (9-11, 7-9).

Jacob Ngobi had 16 points to lead Craig.

Janesville Craig 28 24 — 52

Madison Memorial 29 38 — 67

JANESVILLE CRAIG — Ngobi 5 6-6 16, Malmanger 1 0-0 3, McCann 3 2-2 9, Huml 2 0-0 5, Bertagnoli 3 1-1 8, Lynch 1 1-1 3, Rizzo 1 1-1 3, Blomgern 0, Stried 1 0-0 3, Blomgren 1 0-0 2. Totals 18 11-11 52.

MADISON MEMORIAL — Brown 12 2-3 29, Krumbach 1 0-0 2, Grays 2 0-0 6, Ellingson 3 0-0 6, Caropreso 3 2-2 10, Schaefer 1 3-4 5, Howard 2 0-2 4, Pollard 0 1-2 1, Kennedy 0 2-2 2, Yu 0 2-2 2. Totals 24 12-17 67.

3-point goals — JC 5 (Malmanger 1, McCann 1, Huml 1, Bertagnoli 1, Stried 1), MM 7 (Brown 3, Grays 2, Caropreso 2). Total fouls — MM 15, JC 17.

Madison East 81, Verona 58

Senior Keshawn Justice had 24 points and 10 rebounds and senior Earl Lewis added 21 points as the host Purgolders (13-6, 10-5) topped the Wildcats (9-11, 6-10) for their seventh consecutive victory. Senior Bui Clements scored 15 for Verona.

Madison East 44 37 — 81

Verona 27 31 — 58

MADISON EAST — Justice 10 0-1 24, Washington 5 0-0 12, Lewis 7 2-3 21, Mielke 1 0-0 2, Washington 4 1-2 10, Jones 2 0-0 5, Justice 0 2-2 2, Thompson 1 0-0 3, Washington 0, Boyton 1 0-2 2. Totals 31 5-10 81.

VERONA — Reilly 1 0-0 2, Kelliher 5 2-3 14, Clements 7 1-5 15, Kemper 6 1-3 13, Klawiter 2 0-0 6, Pederson 3 0-0 8. Totals 24 4-11 58.

3-point goals — ME 11 (Justice 4, Washington 2, Lewis 2, Washington 1, Jones 1, Thompson 1), V 6 (Kelliher 2, Klawiter 2, Pederson 2). Total fouls — ME 12, V 12.

Beloit Memorial 80, Janesville Parker 59

The host Purple Knights (5-13, 4-10) snapped a five-game losing streak and avenged an earlier loss to the Vikings (2-18, 1-15).

Senior John Rodriguez scored 25 points and senior Trayvon Fair had 13 for Beloit Memorial.

Cambridge 56, Belleville 48

Jacob Horton scored 19 points and Jacob Hommen had 15 points, 11 rebounds and seven blocks as the host Blue Jays (7-11, 4-4 Capitol South) beat the Wildcats (8-12, 2-6).

Jaydon Winkers and Austin Fahey scored 10 points apiece for Belleville. Ryan Jansen added 12 points for Cambridge.

McFarland 72, Walworth Big Foot 51

Brady Butler had 26 points as the Spartans (14-5, 13-2 Rock Valley) beat the visiting Chiefs (3-16, 1-14).

Brown Deer 70, Stoughton 65

Jay Gentry scored 32 points, including 27 in the second half, as the Falcons (17-2) beat the Vikings (12-7) in the Chekouras Tournament at Mequon Homestead.

Senior Tommy McClain scored 19 points for Stoughton.

Sauk Prairie 46, Lodi 43

Senior Carson Radl scored 12 points to help lift the host Eagles (11-7) to a non-conference win over the Blue Devils (10-8).

Senior Jackson Kolinski had 12 points for Lodi.

Lakeside Lutheran 57, DeForest 27

Will DeNoyer scored 14 points and Cameron Paske 12 as the visiting Warriors (15-4) took a 31-16 halftime lead and beat the Norskies (12-6).

Mineral Point 79, Pecatonica 46

Isaac Lindsey scored 22 points and Brayden Dailey notched 21 points as the visiting Pointers (15-4) defeated the Vikings (13-6).

Evan Prust scored 15 points and Jaden Hendrickson added 12 points for Pecatonica.

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Wisconsin State Journal prep sports editor Art Kabelowsky has traversed the state to cover sports while working for daily papers in Fort Atkinson, Racine, La Crosse, Milwaukee and Baraboo.