Tommy Anderson simply did not miss many shots Jan. 8, and his sharpshooting helped the Muskego boys basketball team down Kettle Moraine, 67-56, in a Classic 8 Conference game.
Anderson connected on nine of 11 shots from the floor, including six of seven from 3-point range, and netted eight of nine free throws as well in scoring a career-high 32 points. He also pulled down three rebounds.
'He played one of the best high school games I have seen,' coach Andy Capes said. 'Every time we needed a big shot, he made it.'
Anderson is playing a much bigger role for the Warriors this season than he did last year, and Capes knew that would happen.
'I thought he would be a big part of the team,' the coach continued. 'He is one of the better players in the conference. I am proud of him; he is a great kid, as well.'
Matt Farner added 11 points and 13 rebounds as he maintained his solid inside play.
'We missed a lot of shots,' Capes said, 'and he was there to clean up the boards for us.'
Caleb Wagner tallied 10 points and six assists, and sophomore Rob Zolecki chipped in with 7 points, including a big 3-point field goal late in the game, and four of four at the free-throw line.
'He was a big factor in helping us open up the game,' Capes said of Zolecki.
Muskego trailed 27-24 at the half but outscored the Lasers 43-29 after that to improve to 4-0 in the Classic 8 and 7-3 overall.
The Warriors hold a one-game lead over Arrowhead and Waukesha North, both 3-1 in the conference.
They bounced back after a tough 66-63 overtime loss to Oconomowoc on Jan. 5 in a nonconference game.
Oconomowoc tied the game on a 3-point shot with two seconds remaining in regulation, then outscored Muskego 11-8 in the extra session.
'We did not play well at the end of the game,' Capes said, 'and earlier, we had some chances to open up the lead but couldn't.'
Wagner tallied 25 points, hitting 11 of 13 free throws, and Farner racked up 16 points and 11 boards.
'He has been a dominant inside presence for us,' Capes said of Farner.
The Warriors faced a strong nonconference foe in Whitnall on Jan. 12 and will take on Waukesha South (2-2 in the Classic 8) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at South.