Big second half lifts Holmen over Sparta in regional play

Holmen boys basketball erased a 12-point second half deficit to beat Sparta 60-50 in the first round of the WIAA Division 2 boys basketball tournament.

Cale Hemker led the comeback charge for the Vikings and finished with a team-high 25 points.

Holmen next faces top seed Onalaska on Friday night.

Meanwhile, seven seed Menomonie defeated 10 seed Logan 80-62, so Menomonie will face two seed Central on Friday.