Editor's note: Dennis Semrau covers prep sports for ESPN Madison 100.5 FM.
Stoughton’s Troy Slaby scored a team-high 21 points to lead eight players in double figures as the Badger South held on for a thrilling 116-113 victory over the Badger North in the Badger Conference Senior Boys’ All-Star basketball game at Madison Edgewood High School on Sunday.
Slaby was named the Outstanding Player of the boys’ game, sinking three of the South’s 22 3-pointers.
Madison Edgewood’s Peyton Bondoc scored 14 points for the South, while Monroe’s Alex Tordoff added 13 points.
Also scoring in double figures for the South were Milton’s Ethan Hansing and Monona Grove’s Dan Smith and Mitch Kelsey with 12 points apiece; and Monroe’s Carter Sawdey and Oregon’s Matt Pearson with 11 points each.
Waunakee’s Tyler Ronk finished with a game-high 24 points for the North, which trailed 75-42 at halftime before mounting a monster second-half comeback, sinking 11 3-pointers.
Baraboo’s Paddy O’Rourke and Mount Horeb’s Mike Holum each sank 3s in the final 2 minutes to pull the North within 116-113. But the North missed potential game-tying 3s on its final two possessions to fall short.
DeForest’s Brodie Runez scored 16 points for the North. Reedsburg’s Ian Rodgers chipped in with 15 points, O’Rourke had 14 points, and Portage’s Thomas Yelk finished with 13 points.
Stoughton’s Marissa Robson scored a game-high 18 points to earn Outstanding Player of the Game honors to rally the Badger South Senior Girls’ all-star team to an 84-80 victory over the North.
The North held a 36-34 halftime lead.
Madison Edgewood’s Estella Moschkau added 17 points for the South, while Milton’s Bailee Collins scored 15 points, and Stoughton’s Kendra Halverson added 14 points.
Mount Horeb’s Nikki Arneson led the North with 17 points. Baraboo’s Emily Kieck scored 15 points, and DeForest’s Ariel Spillner scored 12 points.
All money generated above the event’s costs is scheduled to be donated to the American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison.