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Jack Henderson

Sauk Prairie's Jack Henderson makes a move during a 53-43 home Badger North Conference loss to DeForest on Nov. 30.

A slow start cost the Sauk Prairie High School boys basketball team in Mount Horeb on Friday.

The Eagles trailed 36-15 at halftime on the way to suffering a 67-40 Badger North Conference loss at Mount Horeb.

The Eagles gave up their second-most points of the season, trailing only a 69-36 loss at Waunakee on Dec. 7.

Jack Henderson led Sauk Prairie with 15 points, as Brandt Wilson added 12 points and Trevor Spray finished with nine points. Mount Horeb's Jason Larson scored a game-high 19 points.

Mount Horeb swept the season series, also recording a 60-44 win at Sauk Prairie on Dec. 11.

Milton 54, Sauk Prairie 53

Sauk Prairie gave up a halftime lead in Tuesday's 54-53 overtime loss to Milton in a Badger Conference Challenge game at Sauk Prairie High School. 

The Eagles led 24-17 at halftime before giving up 32 second-half points as Milton (3-13) came back to force overtime in a game that was originally scheduled to be played Jan. 18.

Henderson and Spray carried the Sauk Prairie offense, as just five Eagles scored on the night. Henderson scored a game-high 20 points, while Spray added 19 points.

Jared Brown and Cade Austin led Milton by scoring 14 and 11 points, respectively.

The Badger North finished with a 6-2 record in the Badger Challenge, which pits Badger North teams against their corresponding Badger South foes in the respective conference standings. Sauk Prairie and Milton entered the event in seventh place in the Badger North and Badger South, respectively. The other win for the Badger South came with Madison Edgewood's 75-51 victory over Portage on Jan. 19.

Sauk Prairie has had an up-and-down season, starting the year with eight straight losses before winning four consecutive. Now the Eagles have dropped five straight heading into the final two weeks of the regular season.

Sauk Prairie (4-13, 2-7 Badger North) will return to Badger North play by hosting Portage (4-12, 2-7) on Friday. The teams are currently tied for sixth place out of eight teams in the conference standings. The Eagles dropped a 44-43 game in Portage on Dec. 15.