The Stoughton High School boys basketball team didn’t get off to its best start Saturday against third-ranked Waunakee.
The host Vikings fell behind by 13 points at halftime before shoring up the defense in the second half. However, the deficit was too much to overcome in a 71-54 loss.
Junior Troy Slaby led Stoughton (9-7 overall, 6-2 Badger South) with 15 points, while senior Tommy McGlynn and sophomore Brady Schipper added 14 and 13 points, respectively.
Senior Riley Freeman led Waunakee with 24 points, 20 of which came in the first half.
The Vikings host Monona Grove at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and travel to non-conference Seymour at 6 p.m. Saturday. They finish the week at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Monroe.