Adam Hobson

Junior guard Adam Hobson scored a game-high 25 points and drilled six 3-pointers Friday to lead the Stoughton boys basketball team to a 74-44 Badger South thrashing of Madison Edgewood.

“Adam struggled shooting the ball early, but never lost his confidence,” coach Nolan Weber said. “His performance was huge for us as a team, and for him to see some perimeter shots fall.

“He is a really special basketball player that can do a little bit of everything on the offensive end.”

Stoughton (3-1 overall, 1-0 conference) jumped out to a 34-17 lead in the first half.

“It all starts on the defensive end for us,” Hobson said. “When we are forcing the shots we want teams taking, we can be pretty good.”

Senior guard Drew Anderson added 12 points and junior Jack Nelson had 11 points.

Weber said getting the 6 foot, 7 inch Nelson going was a huge factor.

“He can really give us a different dimension when he stays out of foul trouble,” Weber said. “Jack is finding his way at this level of competition. We are doing a better job of getting him the ball.”

Edgewood’s Isrando Jimenez scored a team-high 17 points. The Vikings limited Edgewood’s Michael Meriggioli to seven points. Meriggioli entered the game averaging 19 points per game.

Weber said Anderson’s defense on Meriggioli was big for the team.

“He has really stepped up as a defensive stopper,” Weber said.