SPARTA — Host Sparta shot the lights out on Tuesday night and gunned down Whitehall 81-68 in boys basketball action.

Sparta’s Jax Wilson lit it up for 44 points for the Spartans, which shot 57 percent from the floor, 50 percent from behind the 3-point line and 90 percent from the free-throw line.

Sparta led 23-14 after one quarter, but Whitehall cut the deficit to 41-35 at the half.

The Vikings had another strong third quarter and trailed just 59-55 after three quarters. Sparta had a 22-13 advantage in the final quarter.

Camden Thompson led Whitehall with 19 points, 12 rebounds, five steals and two blocks. Kai Koehler added 13 points and six rebounds. Jack Houtterman had 10 points.