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The St. Catherine’s High School boys basketball team stumbled on the road Saturday.

The Angels finished with four players in double-digits, but couldn’t pull ahead late in the 78-75 Metro Classic Conference loss to undefeated Martin Luther at Greendale.

The Spartans (4-0, 2-0 MCC) led the Angels 40-33 at halftime and fought off a late St. Catherine’s rally. Martin Luther was led by Xzavier Jones and Ace Evans, who scored 28 and 21, respectively.

St. Catherine’s (1-1, 0-1 MCC) managed six steals, three blocks and made eight 3-pointers. They also grabbed 29 rebounds, nine of those coming on the offensive glass.

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Jermaine Tomlin

Tomlin

Jermaine Tomlin had 18 points and six rebounds for the Angels, while Quinn Cafferty added 14 points, nine rebounds and a block.

Azarien Stephens and Tyrese Hunter were the other two St. Catherine’s players in double figures. Stephens had 13 points, four assists, two rebounds and a steal. Hunter had 13 points, four assists, three rebounds, three steals and two blocks.

RACINE LUTHERAN 63, SHORELAND LUTHERAN 60: The Crusaders escaped with a Metro Classic Conference win at home, making just 14 of 31 free throws.

Shoreland (1-3, 0-3 MCC) had a 29-27 halftime lead, and had a chance to tie the game at the end of regulation, but missed a last-second shot. The Pacers made 11 of 12 free-throws.

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Elijah Solis

Solis

Elijah Solis scored 11 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and had two steals for the Crusaders (2-1, 1-1 MCC). Jackson Woodward led the Crusaders with 19 points.

“Neither team could maintain a lead,” Racine Lutheran coach Jeff Christensen said. “It was a great basketball game that went back-and-forth all night. They had a chance to tie the game at the buzzer, so it really could have went either way tonight.”

HORLICK 78, TREMPER 68: Marquise Milton scored a game-high 24 points as the Rebels rallied in the second half to win a Southeast Conference game at Kenosha.

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Marquise Milton

Milton

“(Milton) is in a class of his own,” Horlick coach Jason Treutelaar said. “Once he gets going he is difficult to stop.”

Horlick trailed Tremper 35-28 after the first half. Milton, who had only four points in the opening half for the Rebels (2-2, 1-0 SEC), closed out with 20 points in the second half.

Also for Horlick, Jaydin McNeal scored 19 points, 10 in the second half. Jyon Young had a team-best 14 points for Tremper (1-3, 0-2).

HOPE CHRISTIAN 70, WATERFORD 56: The Wolverines trailed 33-31 at halftime, but couldn’t keep up in a nonconference loss at Milwaukee.

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Hunter Karpinski

Karpinski

Waterford (1-4) was led by Hunter Karpinski, who scored 22 points. Trevor Hancock added 12 points, while Cameron Glemblin and Willie Ketterhagen each scored six.

Swimming

CASE: The Eagles’ 500-yard freestyle crescendo relay of Joe Skantz, Jacob Stape, Tim Riegelman and Drew Esson placed seventh, the highest finish for the team at the Janesville Parker Relays in Janesville.

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Esson

The relay finished in 5:03.36 as the Eagles placed ninth out of nine teams with 28 points.

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