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BREAKING: Badger boys sweep Broncos, other area scores



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February 19, 2011 | 11:07 AM
The Badger boys basketball squad probably wouldn't mind playing Union Grove more than twice a year.

The Badgers swept the season series with the Broncos Friday night at home with a 56-52 victory.

The local boys improved to 3-9 in the Southern Lakes Conference and 3-17 overall. Badger previously beat Union Grove back on Jan. 21 in a 68-55 overtime thriller. The Broncos dropped to 6-6 in the SLC and 11-9 overall.

While freshman Jacob Growel lifted Badger to a win in the first meeting, another underclassman, sophomore Colton Andresen, sparked the team this time. Andresen came up big with 16 points including two triples against Union Grove Friday.

Badger was firing on all cylinders from long range with nine three-pointers. Along with Andresen, Will Swanson, Growel and Mike McBride each knocked down two bombs from beyond the arc. Brendan Gruenwald-Schmitz added the other three-pointer.

Swanson added 12 points, and McBride tallied 10.

Union Grove had a 30-25 advantage at halftime, but Badger busted out in the second half with a 19-11 third quarter and held on for the victory.

Badger will play its final home game Thursday against Elkhorn (10-11, 7-6).

Check Wednesday's Regional News for more from Badger basketball.

Other area scores

Boys basketball

Waterford 57, Elkhorn 49

Burlington 70, Wilmot 58

Whitewater 62, Parkview 50

Thursday

Clinton 77, Big Foot 46

Rio 56, Williams Bay 40

East Troy 65, McFarland 54

Girls basketball

Clinton 60, Big Foot 50

Hustisford 50, Williams Bay 28

McFarland 63, East Troy 60

Edgerton 57, Whitewater 55

Thursday

Badger 52, Westosha Central 41

Union Grove 67, Elkhorn 38

Delavan-Darien 43, Waterford 39

Burlington 53, Wilmot 50

Wednesday

Faith Christian 40, Wisconsin School for the Deaf 13

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