Five Boy's Basketball Teams Crowned State Champions in Madison

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Top-seeded Oshkosh North (27-1) won the Division 1 championship with a 61-44 victory over Brookfield East Saturday night at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis. The game was closely contested throughout the first half with the largest lead held by either team was six points on two occasions by Oshkosh North, including the halftime score of 26-20. In the second half, Tyrese Haliburton scored 13 straight points for North to expand their lead to 14 with 6:57 remaining in the game. Their largest lead of the game was the 17-point spread representing the final score.

Haliburton tied a State tournament record by converting on all 18 of his free throw attempts in the game, including 16 in the second half. He led all scorers with 30 points to go with four assists, three blocks and five rebounds. Quincy Anderson also scored in double figures with 15 points to go with five boards.  Patrick Cartier led Brookfield East with 15 points, and Peyton Simon added 10 points and a game-high seven rebounds. Oshkosh North wins its first championship in its seventh State appearance, and Brookfield East (25-3) finishes runner-up in its fourth State tournament experience.


Top-seeded Kaukauna (25-3) won its second championship in the past three years with a 76-74 triumph over Milwaukee Washington in the Division 2 title game at the State Boys Basketball Tournament Saturday evening at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis. Jordan McCabe provided the late-game heroics by hitting a running one-hander with four seconds remaining to provide the margin of victory for the Galloping Ghosts. The Purgolders had a chance to tie with a final shot, but the jumper from the three-point arc failed to draw iron.

The Purgolders led for most of the first period and built their largest lead of the half at 35-24 following a 14-2 run. Kaukauna narrowed the margin to six at the half at 35-29. The second half featured six ties. McCabe scored the Galloping Ghosts’ last eight points of the game to finish with 32 points. He also distributed a game-high 10 assists. McCabe set the Division 1 State tournament record for assists in the semifinals with 11, giving him a State record 21 for the two-game tournament. His 33 total field goal attempts and 21 three-point attempts also shattered the State Tournament record for a single game. Eric Carl and Keaton Ferris also scored in double figures for the Galloping Ghosts with 16 and 14 points, respectively. As a team, Kaukauna converted 16-of-36 three-point shots, which sets the division record for three-pointers both made and attempted.

The Purgolders were led by the duo of Deontay Long and Michael Foster Jr. with 24 and 23 points, respectively. Foster also snared a game-high 12 rebounds and rejected four shots. Johntae Martin contributed a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Kaukauna won its second championship in their fourth appearance in the State tournament. Milwaukee Washington (24-4) finishes runner-up in its 13 tournament experience.


Third-seeded Prescott (26-2) scored a thrilling 63-62 last-second victory over Valders to win the Division 3 championship at the State Boys Basketball Tournament Friday afternoon at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis. Peter Brookshaw hit a 25-foot jumper with less than one second on the clock to give the Cardinals the win. His heroics came moments after Kyle Tuma hit a three-pointer to give Valders a 62-60 lead with 13 seconds remaining. The Cardinals led the entire first half and held a 25-17 halftime advantage. They led 36-27 before Tuma began his scoring assault for the Vikings. He scored 31 of his game-high 35 points–one short of a Division 3 record–in the second half. Fourteen of those were during a four-minute stretch that erased a nine-point deficit and gave the Vikings a five-point lead.

Brookshaw led the Cardinals with 28 points, which places him in the Division 3 record books for the most points scored in the State tournament with 59, eclipsing the record set by Joe Wolf in the 1982 tournament. Parker Nielsen and Brian Tayson also scored in double figures with 13 and 11, respectively. Nielsen led the Cardinals in rebounds with seven, and Brookshaw distributed a team-high five assists. In addition to his contributions in the scoring column, Tuma tied for the Vikings’ lead in rebounds with six. Treyner Sundsmo was the only other player to score in double figures for the Vikings with 11 points.

Prescott wins its first State title after placing runner-up last season, and Valders (24-4) finishes runner-up for the fourth time in four trips to the State tournament.


Top-seeded Roncalli (23-5) won the Division 4 championship with a 53-37 win over Marathon in the title game of the State Boys Basketball Tournament Saturday afternoon at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis. Points were hard to come by in the first half as both teams struggled to find the range with a combined shooting percentage of the two teams hovering at 29 percent. The Red Raiders led 17-14 at the half. The turning point of the game was an eight-minute stretch in the second half. Roncalli erased a 27-23 deficit and took control of the game with a 24-3 run that concluded with 4:48 to go in the second half. 

Chombi Lambert was the game’s leading scorer with 21 points. Mitchel Schneider shot 0-for-9 in the first half only to catch fire in the second half, making 7-of-9 shots and scoring 18 points to go with a team-high eight rebounds. Ian Behringer contributed in the scoring column with 11 points. Nathan Stoffel led the Red Raiders with 14 points and a game-high nine rebounds and five blocked shots. 

Roncalli wins its first State championship in the seventh appearance in the tournament, and Marathon finishes runner-up in its eighth experience at the State tournament


Bangor (27-1) won the Division 5 title in record fashion with a 91-67 win over McDonell Central Catholic in the Division 5 championship game of the State Boy Basketball Tournament Saturday at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis. The 91 points set a Division 5 State tournament scoring record for a game, and the 164 points in the two games set a Division 5 scoring mark for the tournament. The Macks’ 67 points also broke the division record for the most points scored by a losing team in a tournament game. The two teams combined to the light up the scoreboard for 158 points, which is also a tournament Division 5 record.

The Cardinals scored the first seven points and led the entire game. They led by as many as 13 points in the first half and 44-31 at halftime. The 44 points set a Division 5 record for points in a half. The Macks scored to open the second half, but they could not cut their deficit to single digits the remainder of the game. Bangor was dominant inside, outscoring the Macks 52-22 in the paint with a 47-27 rebounding advantage. The 47 rebounds establishes a Division 5 record, and their 93 boards in the tournament also sets a new standard. The Cardinals shot 52 percent from the floor in the game, aided by a Division 5 record 11 assists by Luke Reader to go with four steals. Reader also set the tournament record with 16 assists in the two games. As a team, Bangor dished out a record 22 assists in the game. Caleb Miedema scored a game-high 25 points for the Cardinals, and Grant Manke recorded his second double-double of the tournament with 19 points and 13 rebounds. Drew Johnson added 12 points. 

The Macks were led by Hayden Baughman with 24 points. Charlie Bleskachek contributed with 16 points, and Cory Hoglund chipped in with 10.

The Cardinals win their first State title in their second appearance in the tournament, and McDonell Central Catholic (18-11) finishes runner-up in its fourth State experience.

via press release - see the full article here from the WIAA

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