The Oregon High School boys basketball team held a lead in the second half Saturday in the annual Badger Challenge, but the Panthers had a chance to tie DeForest at Stoughton High School.
Senior Ben Weiland had a chance for a game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer, but the shot hit the rim and just wouldn’t fall in a 64-61 loss.
Oregon (8-6 overall, 3-3 Badger South) led 37-28 at halftime, and it kept the lead for half of the second half until DeForest (5-9, 3-3) stormed back.
Senior Charlie Soule scored 22 points to lead both teams, while senior Alex Duff added 17. Junior Christian Bultman and Weiland each finished with eight points.
Seniors Corian Davis (17), Jake Capstran (16), Jadon Sackman (12) and Andrew Stauffer-Lerch all had double digits for the Norskies.