Author: Charlie Clifford

News 8 Highlight Zone - January 20, 2017

Westby, Seneca and Central boys basketball remain on top of the local conference standings with convincing wins Friday night. PLUS: West Salem outlasts La Crescent and Holmen wrestling holds off Caledonia.

Happ, No. 17 Wisconsin edge Minnesota in overtime, 78-76

Ethan Happ scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead No. 17 Wisconsin to a 78-76 overtime victory over Minnesota on Saturday.Nigel Hayes added 21 points for the Badgers (16-3, 5-1 Big Ten) and Bronson Koenig hit two huge 3-pointers in overtime to help beat the Golden Gophers for the sixth straight time. The bigger, stronger Badgers outscored Minnesota 44-24 in the paint to win for the 12th time in their last 13 games.

Magic pull away for convincing win over Milwaukee

Elfrid Payton scored 20 points, Jeff Green added 18 points and seven rebounds off the bench, and the Orlando Magic snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Milwaukee Bucks 112-96 on Friday night.