Madison Memorial beats Middleton in first Game of the Week

Both teams ranked in the top 5 statewide
Madison Memorial beats Middleton in first Game of the Week

WISC-TV’s first Game of the Week didn’t disappoint Thursday.

No. 5 Madison Memorial held off a late charge to beat no. 4 Middleton in the first big 8 conference game of the year for both boys basketball teams.

Memorial guard Billy Wilson made two free throws with 7 seconds left to put the Spartans up 3. Middleton tried to tie the game at the buzzer, but Storm Murphy’s three-pointer just missed.

Memorial coach Steve Collins said the game was a heck of a way to start off the season.

“That’s a great first effort,” said Collins. “When you have a score that’s 56-53, both teams like that, in a first game of the season kind of performance, it’s unbelievable. That’s like a March- that’s like a tournament game. It felt like a tournament game.”

Chris Knight led the Spartans with 16 points, and Jake Ferguson scored 11. Murphy led the way with 15 points for Middleton.

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