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The stage is set for a Badger South Conference showdown on Thursday night.

With victories on Friday night, the Monona Grove and Stoughton boys basketball teams remain tied for the league lead with one game left on the regular-season schedule: Thursday’s game at Stoughton.

On Friday, Monona Grove senior Jake Schroeckenthaler surpassed the 1,000-point mark, and junior Caden Nelson scored 15 of his 23 points in the first half to lead the Silver Eagles to a 70-54 victory over visiting Fort Atkinson.

The Silver Eagles (20-1 overall, 12-1 Badger South) took a 14-point halftime lead against the Blackhawks (3-17, 2-10).

Fort Atkinson’s Jesse Kutz scored 22 points.

Fort Atkinson 23 31 — 54

Monona Grove 37 33 — 70

FORT ATKINSON — Kutz 9 4-7 22, Bilau 3 2-4 8, Striech 2 0-0 6, Hall 2 0-0 6, O’Brien 3 2-4 8, Zahn 1 0-0 2, Dresdow 0 2-2 2. Totals 20 10-17 54.

MONONA GROVE — Ogden 2 0-0 4, Nelson 0, Nelson 8 2-2 23, Hepp 6 0-0 14, Robinson 0 4-4 4, Thome 3 1-2 7, Ellis 0 1-2 1, Schroeckenthaler 5 2-4 12, Huston 1 0-0 3, Antonson 1 0-0 2. Totals 26 10-14 70.

3-point goals — FA 4 (Striech 2, Hall 2), MG 8 (Nelson 5, Hepp 2, Huston 1). Total fouls — MG 17, FA 13.

Stoughton 56, Oregon 39

Senior Brady Schipper scored 16 points and senior Tommy McClain had 14 points as the host Vikings (14-7, 12-1 South) held the Panthers (8-12, 5-7) to 11 second-half points to break open a one-point game.

Senior Aidan McGee scored 12 points for Stoughton.

Junior Ethan Victorson scored 17 points and senior De’Andre Burrell had 10 points for Oregon.

Oregon 28 11 — 39

Stoughton 29 27 — 56

OREGON — Weiland 1 2-2 5, Burrell 5 0-0 10, Erickson 1 0-2 2, Look 1 0-0 2, Victorson 6 2-2 17, Victorson 1 0-0 3. Totals 15 4-6 39.

STOUGHTON — Anderson 0 2-2 2, Schipper 5 3-4 16, Fernholz 3 0-0 9, McClain 6 1-2 14, Hobson 0 1-2 1, McGee 5 0-2 12, McLaury 1 0-0 2. Totals 20 7-12 56.

3-point goals — Or 5 (Weiland 1, Victorson 3, Victorson 1), S 9 (Schipper 3, Fernholz 3, McClain 1, McGee 2). Total fouls — S 6, Or 13.

Watertown 57, Monroe 45

Junior Alec Lauersdorf scored 18 points — all on 3-pointers — to help the visiting Goslings (9-11, 7-5 South) beat the Cheesemakers (12-9, 7-6).

Watertown held a 33-16 lead at the end of the first half. Sophomore Cade Oiler scored 12 points for the Goslings.

Brayden Zettle scored 17 points and Kade King 16 for Monroe.

Watertown 33 24 — 57

Monroe 16 29 — 45

WATERTOWN — Fagerland 0, Smith 2 4-4 9, Tietz 4 0-0 8, Stas 1 2-2 5, Oiler 3 5-8 12, Haase 1 0-0 2, Lauersdorf 6 0-0 18, Jeseritz 1 0-0 3. Totals 18 11-16 57.

MONROE — Keegan 2 0-0 4, Ward 1 0-0 2, Zettle 6 3-5 17, King 4 8-11 16, Tostrud 0 1-4 1, Rach 2 0-1 5. Totals 15 12-23 45.

3-point goals — W 10 (Smith 1, Stas 1, Oiler 1, Lauersdorf 6, Jeseritz 1), M 3 (Zettle 2, Rach 1). Total fouls — W 20, M 19.

Madison Edgewood 67, Milton 37

Michael Meriggioli scored 16 points to help lift the visiting Crusaders (8-13, 5-8) past the Red Hawks (0-20, 0-12).

Connor Cruz had 13 points and Mandela Deang 12 for Edgewood.

Badger North

DeForest 55, Mount Horeb 54

Sophomore Trey Schroeder scored 16 points and senior Jarrett Klein had 15 points to help the visiting Norskies (14-7, 8-5 Badger North) defeat the Vikings (15-5, 8-4).

Mount Horeb fell behind 30-20 at halftime but battled back to make it a one-point game. A late 3-point shot by Jason Larson missed, and Travis Klassy couldn’t get off a clean follow-up shot.

Klassy and juniors Bryce Farnsworth and Gunnar Nortman all reached double figures for Mount Horeb.

DeForest 30 25 — 55

Mount Horeb 20 34 — 54

DEFOREST — Riggs 2 0-0 5, Girten 1 2-2 5, Westra 3 3-4 9, Vomhoff 1 0-0 3, Schroeder 3 8-9 16, Duffy 0 2-2 2, Klein 6 3-5 15. Totals 16 18-22 55.

MOUNT HOREB — Nortman 5 3-4 13, Klassy 4 5-8 13, Farnsworth 5 0-0 14, Zenz 2 1-2 5, Crubaugh 3 0-1 6, Larson 1 1-1 3. Totals 20 10-16 54.

3-point goals — D 5 (Riggs 1, Girten 1, Vomhoff 1, Schroeder 2), MH 4 (Farnsworth 4). Total fouls — D 17, MH 16.

Waunakee 65, Portage 30

Senior Mitch Listau scored a game-high 17 points, including 15 in the first half, as visiting Waunakee (18-2, 11-1 North) rolled past Portage to clinch its third consecutive Badger North title.

Waunakee closed the first half on a 31-3 run to take 42-11 lead.

Senior Erik Isakson scored a team-high 10 points to lead Portage.

Waunakee 42 23 — 65

Portage 11 19 — 30

WAUNAKEE — Carter 3 0-2 6, Steffen 3 3-4 9, Cash 2 2-2 7, Fischer 1 1-2 3, Kruschek 1 0-0 2, Knatz 2 2-2 7, Listau 5 6-6 17, Deering 2 0-2 5, Fancher 1 0-0 3, Haack 3 0-0 6. Totals 23 13-20 65.

PORTAGE — Paul 1 1-2 3, Considine 4 0-0 9, Steele 2 0-0 5, Isakson 4 1-2 10, Walker 1 0-0 3, Miller 0. Totals 12 2-5 30.

3-point goals — W 5 (Cash 1, Knatz 1, Listau 1, Deering 1, Fancher 1), P 4 (Considine 1, Steele 1, Isakson 1, Walker 1). Total fouls — W 13, P 19.

Beaver Dam 57, Reedsburg 49

Senior Dillon Livingston had 17 points and senior Justin Douma had 16 points as visiting Beaver Dam (14-6, 7-5 North) topped Reedsburg (10-11, 4-9) for its seventh win in the past eight games.

Reedsburg’s Tyson Tully had 18 of his 26 points in the second half.

Beaver Dam 30 27 — 57

Reedsburg 21 28 — 49

BEAVER DAM — Livingston 7 2-5 17, Gabel 1 2-2 4, Cullen 3 1-2 10, Douma 8 0-0 16, Ferron 2 2-2 6, Bird 0, McGauley 0 2-2 2, Abel 1 0-0 2. Totals 22 9-13 57.

REEDSBURG — Tully 10 5-8 26, Fuhrmann 1 0-0 3, Fuhrmann 3 2-3 8, Belk 1 0-0 2, Molitor 3 0-0 6, Tully 2 0-2 4. Totals 20 7-13 49.

3-point goals — BD 4 (Livingston 1, Cullen 3), R 2 (Tully 1, Fuhrmann 1). Total fouls — BD 13, R 15.

Sauk Prairie 63, Baraboo 39

Carson Radl scored 15 points and Elijah Jorgenson had 14 points to lead the host Eagles (12-9, 6-7) past the Thunderbirds (4-16, 0-12). Justus Neuman scored 18 points for Baraboo.

Baraboo 20 19 — 39

Sauk Prairie 40 23 — 63

BARABOO — Peterson 4 0-0 8, Grogan 2 0-0 5, Neuman 6 4-5 18, Blum 2 0-0 4, Carpenter 1 1-2 4. Totals 15 5-7 39.

SAUK PRAIRIE — Evert 2 0-0 5, Radl 5 2-2 15, Jorgenson 4 3-4 14, Breunig 2 1-4 5, Kostroski 1 5-6 7, Spray 2 0-0 4, Henderson 6 1-1 13. Totals 22 12-17 63.

3-point goals — B 4 (Grogan 1, Neuman 2, Carpenter 1), SP 7 (Evert 1, Radl 3, Jorgenson 3). Total fouls — SP 13, B 19.

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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.