Craig shocks Memorial, West beats East

Big Eight boys basketball race tightens

Published On: Feb 07 2013 09:51:01 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 08 2013 08:11:24 AM CST
MADISON -

Despite the snow, three Big Eight Conference boys basketball games were played Thursday night.

In Janesville, the Craig Cougars defeated Madison Memorial 63-56. It was the third straight loss for the Spartans.

Sun Prairie now moves a half-game ahead of Memorial in the Big Eight Standings. Sun Prairie is 13-2, Madison Memorial is 12-2.  The Cardinals' game at Middleton Thursday night was postponed by snow.

At Madison LaFollette, the Lancers held off Beloit Memorial, 58-56.

At Madison West, the Regents built a big halftime lead then withstood a Madison East rally to beat the Purgolders 59-51.

Malik Clements led all scorers with 26 points.

East is now 7-7 in the Big Eight, West is 6-8.