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A second-half surge led by Brogan Brunker and Joel Ticknor carried the Middleton boys basketball team to a 70-52 victory over host Madison East on Thursday night.

The Cardinals (7-5 overall, 6-3 Big Eight Conference) held a four-point halftime lead, but outscored the Purgolders (6-5, 4-4) 39-25 in the second half to pull away. Brunker and Ticknor combined for 21 second-half points.

Brunker finished with 24 points and Ticknor had 15, making three 3-pointers.

For East, Anthony Washington scored 14 points and De’Montae Thompson 13.

Middleton 31 39 — 70

Madison East 27 25 — 52

MIDDLETON — Roden 3 0-0 6, Roquet 1 3-4 6, Ticknor 3 6-8 15, Bowman 1 0-0 2, Vergenz 3 0-0 6, Brunker 5 4-6 24, Boyle 3, Close 2 0-0 4, Severn 1 0-0 2. Totals 19 13-18 70.

MADISON EAST — Justice 2 0-0 8, Washington 2 0-0 4, Lewis 1 0-2 8, Washington 3 2-2 14, Jones 1 1-6 3, Justice 1 0-0 2, Thompson 1 2-2 13. Totals 11 5-12 52.

3-point goals — MID 7 (Roquet 1, Ticknor 3, Brunker 2, Boyle 1), ME 9 (Justice 2, Lewis 2, Washington 2, Thompson 3). Total fouls — MID 11, ME 17.

Gymnastics

Middleton 129.425, Madison Memorial 128.025

The visiting Cardinals won only one event, but still managed to edge the Spartans in a Big Eight dual.

Middleton’s Jordan Baggot won vaulting (8.775 points). Memorial’s Natalie Donkle won the other three events and all-around (33.925). Her other scores were 8.575 on balance beam, 8.65 in floor exercise and 8.2 on uneven bars.

Boys hockey

Madison Memorial 10, Madison La Follette/East 0

The visiting Spartans scored six times in the first period against the Lakers (0-14-1, 0-10-0). Anthony Monetti scored twice for Memorial (8-6-2, 5-5-0), and the Spartans’ other eight goals came from eight different players. Wes Turner and Cam Broderick teamed up to make 12 saves in a shutout performance.

Madison Edgewood 8, Monona Grove 0

Jake Schmaltz, Carter Hottmann and Jack Royer each scored two goals as the host Crusaders (12-3-2, 7-0-0) rolled past the Silver Eagles (3-9-1, 2-5-1).

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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.