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Five Boys Basketball Champions Crowned

DIVISION 1
Stevens Point 89, Muskego 64

DIVISION 2
Kaukauna 91, Waunakee 62


DIVISION 3
Waupun 59, Xavier 58

DIVISION 4
Dominican 62, Cameron 43


DIVISION 5
McDonell Central 63, Catholic Central 41

Waukesha South's Stremick Wins Boys 3-Point Challenge

Keaton Stremick, a junior from Waukesha South, won the second year of the boys’ 3-Point Challenge held Saturday at the Kohl Center in conjunction with the 2016 State Boys Basketball Tournament.

Stremick was one of 10 participants in the contest. He scored 19 points in the final round to win the contest. Adam Cherek of Iola-Scandinavia and Henry Noone of Lourdes Academy were tied for second with 18 points in the final round.

Stremick scored 17 points to advance to the semifinals from the opening round and scored 21 in the semifinals. Cherek opened with 19 points and followed with 24 in the semifinals. Noone advanced to the semifinals with 21 points in the opening round and tied Cherek in the semifinals to move onto the finals. Points do not carry over from the previous rounds. Jordan Johnson of Cedarburg also advanced to the semifinals with 16 points in the opening round.

Other participants were Terrence Lewis of Milwaukee Riverside, Cody Birr of Pulaski, Carter Voelker of Kiel, Ethan Anderson of Black River Falls, Quinn Cushman of Belmont and Luke Reader of Bangor. 

The top two players per division were selected for the contest based on the best 3-point field goal percentage with a minimum of 75 attempts during the regular season.

Teams Advance to Division 5, 2 & 1 Boys Basketball Finals

DIVISION 1

Stevens Point 75, Sheboygan North 48

Defending champion Stevens Point (27-0) will attempt to win its second consecutive Division 1 championship following a convincing 75-48 win over Sheboygan North in the semifinals Friday evening at the Kohl Center.


Muskego 62, Marquette 54

Muskego (23-4) will attempt to win its first State championship Saturday after defeating Marquette 62-54 in the Division 1 semifinals Friday night at the Kohl Center. 


DIVISION 2

Kaukauna 72, La Crosse Central 45

Kaukauna (25-2) advanced to the Division 2 finals with an impressive 72-45 downing of La Crosse Central in the semifinals at the Kohl Center on Friday afternoon.

Waunakee 62, Whitnall 59

Waunakee (25-2) gained a berth in the Division 2 final with a 62-59 over Whitnall in the semifinals Friday afternoon at the Kohl Center.


DIVISION 5

McDonell Central 70, Green Bay N.E.W,. Lutheran 51

McDonell Central (26-2) pulled away in the second half to post a 70-51 victory over Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran. in the Division 5 semifinals Friday morning at the Kohl Center.


Catholic Central 37, Barneveld 35

Catholic Central (19-9) advances to the Division 5 championship game Saturday following a 37-35 victory over Barneveld in the semifinals Friday morning at the Kohl Center.

Division 3 & 4 Teams Advance to Saturday's Boys Basketball Finals

DIVISION 3

Waupun 55, Prairie du Chen 43

Waupun (26-1) advanced to the Division 3 championship final with a 55-43 victory over Prairie du Chien in the semifinals Thursday afternoon at the Kohl Center in Madison.


Xavier 82, Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau 75

Xavier (24-3) returns to the Division 3 championship game for the second straight season following an 82-75 win over previously unbeaten Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau in the semifinals Thursday afternoon at the Kohl Center in Madison.

DIVISION 4

Cameron 44, Amherst 41

Cameron’s (26-0) quest for a perfect season continues following a 44-41 triumph over Amherst in the Division 4 semifinals Thursday evening at the Kohl Center in Madison.


Dominican 54, Aquinas 46

Dominican (26-1) is one step closer to becoming the first program to win five straight State championships after its 54-46 win over Aquinas in the Division 4 semifinals Thursday evening at the Kohl Center. 

State Boys Basketball Tournament Preview

The 101st Annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Boys Basketball State Tournament will take place Thursday-Saturday, March 17-19, at the Kohl Center on the campus of the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis.

Ticket prices for the tourney are $10 per session for all seating purchased at the Kohl Center. Ticket windows are available one hour prior to the start of any session. Online tickets are available online for $12. All online tickets are print at home or available at the Will-Call window.

NFHS Releases 2015-16 Basketball Rule Changes

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The rule prohibiting excessive contact in high school basketball has been expanded to include all ball-handlers on the court, include post players.

This revision in Rule 10-6-12 and a new signal for officials were recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Basketball Rules Committee at its April 20-22 meeting in Indianapolis. Both changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

Mount Horeb Captures Crown in Division 2

Mount Horeb (23-5) is the champion in Division 2 following a 58-46 victory over Rice Lake (22-6) in the title game.

The final score wasn’t indicative of competitive nature of the game. The Warriors were playing without the services of co-Mr. Basketball in Wisconsin Henry Ellenson, who suffered a hand injury in Friday night’s semifinal victory.

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