STEVENS POINT, Wis. – The 2021 State Girls Basketball Tournament crowned five divisions of champions Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 25-27 with Divisions 2, 4 and 5 played at the La Crosse Center in La Crosse, Wis. and Divisions 1 and 3 at the Menominee Nation Arena in Oshkosh, Wis.
Top-seeded Germantown (29-1) won the Division 1 title with a 63-48 victory over Hudson (23-1). The Warhawks led 32-28 halftime and built their lead to 63-43 with a 23-3 run that began midway through the second half. Hudson led 15-3 to start the game, but KK Arnold and Jaelyn Acker led the first-half comeback by fueling an 18-6 run to tie the game at 21-21 at the 6:19 mark in the first half.
Arnold finished with a game-high 31 points and a game-high seven assists, and Acker contributed 19 points and a game-high 13 rebounds for the Warhawks. Acker converted on 12 three-point attempts in two games to set the State tournament record after setting the single-game mark for three-pointers with seven in the semifinal.
Hudson was led by Audrey Hatfield with 14 points, and Livi Boily recorded 13 points and a team-high nine rebounds for the Raiders.
Germantown rolled past Verona 76-57 in its semifinal, and Hudson reached the final by downing Franklin 61-46. It’s the first State championship for Germantown, which qualified for State for the first time. The Raiders finish runner-up in their eighth State appearance.
Notre Dame (27-1), the top seed, defeated Reedsburg (20-2) 68-56 to win the Division 2 championship. With the game tied at 50-50 with 11:37 to go in the second half, the Tritons outscored the Beavers 18-6 down the stretch to post the victory.
Both teams shot well in a high-scoring first half with the Tritons holding a 42-35 lead at the break on 52 percent shooting from the floor. The Beavers shot 58 percent in the half.
Georgia Gregoire led the Titans in double-figures scoring with 17. Sydney Whitehouse and Sammy Opichka chipped in with 11 and 10 points apiece. Reedsburg had four players in double figures led by Mahra Wieman with 17 points. Sydney Cherney netted 14 points, and Trenna Cherney and Macie Wieman each had 11.
Notre Dame wins its fourth State championship in its eighth tournament appearance, and the Beavers finish runner-up in the program’s second State experience.
Lake Mills (25-2) upset top-seeded Aquinas (22-1) 78-67 to win the Division 3 championship. The L-Cats’ torrid shooting throughout the game was the catalyst in the win. They shot 62 percent from the field, including 7-of-16 from the three-point arc.
Five L-Cats scored in double figures to ignite the offense. Vivian Guerrero was stellar, scoring a team-high 21 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the floor, 9-of-10 from the free throw line and grabbing a game-high 13 rebounds. Hannah Lamke scored 14 points, and Kayla Will added 13 points with 11 rebounds. Julianna Wagner and Taylor Roughen chipped in with 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Macy Donarski led all scorers with 24 points for the Blugolds, and Jacy Weisbrod, who set a Division 3 State Tournament game record with seven three-pointers made in the semifinals, tossed in 22 points. She set the State Division 3 tournament record with 10 three-pointers made in the two games.
The L-Cats advanced to the championship game following a 70-60 win over Howards Grove in the semifinals. Aquinas earned its berth with a 69-45 triumph over Westfield in its semifinal match-up. The Blugolds tied a Division 3 State Tournament team record with 11 three-pointers in the game. They also set the Division 3 tournament record with 18 three-pointers in the two games.
Lake Mills wins its first title after qualifying last year for the first time and losing in the semifinals. Aquinas finishes runner-up in its fifth State appearance after winning the Division 4 championships in 2018 and 2019 and advancing to the final last year when the tournament was canceled.
Top-seeded Mishicot (20-2) defeated Mineral Point (17-6) 70-66 to gain possession of the Division 4 gold trophy. The Indians never trailed in the game, holding a moderate lead throughout most of the contest.
They built their biggest lead of the game at 49-36 with over 13 minutes to play in the game, but the Pointers battled back to tie the game at 55-55 with eight minutes to play. With the game knotted at 66-66 with 1:42 in the game, the Indians held the Pointers scoreless the rest of the way.
Kylie Schmidt led all scorers with 27 points for the Indians, including 13-of-18 from the charity stripe. She also pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds. Desiree Kleiman also scored in double figures for Mishicot with 16 points to go with nine boards.
Ella Chambers led three players in double figures scoring for the Pointers with 20 points. Kennedy Wenger tossed in 15 points, and Mallory Lindsey added 11 to contribute to the Mineral Point scoring attack.
Mishicot advanced to the championship final with a 55-30 win over Fall Creek in the semifinals, and Mineral Point claimed their berth in the championship game with a convincing 66-30 win over Bangor in its semifinal. The Pointers set a Division 4 team record for three-pointers in a game, converting 13-of-28 shots from beyond the arc.
The Indians win their first State title after qualifying for the first time last season, which resulted in a loss in the semifinals prior to the cancellation of the tournament. The Pointers finish runner-up in their second experience at State.
Third-seeded Assumption (16-8) downed Three Lakes (20-6) 55-48 to gain ownership of the Division 5 championship. With the scored tied at 46-46 with five minutes remaining in the game, the Royals went on the decisive 9-2 run the rest of the way to secure the title.
Emily Bohn led the Royals with team high in points and rebounds with 16 and eight, respectively. Jessie Grundhoffer added 15 points, and Ainara Sainz de Rozas chipped in with 13.
Kara Sowinski had a team-high 14 points for the Bluejays, including seven points during a 10-point run that erased a double-digit deficit to tie the game at 46-46 in the second half. Taylor Kolling contributed nine points for Three Lakes.
Assumption defeated McDonell Catholic 46-42 in its semifinal match-up to gain access to the title game, and Three Lakes upset top-seeded Black Hawk 51-48 in the semifinals as Sydney Lurvey led the way, breaking the Division 5 State Tournament record for three-pointers in a game with six for the Bluejays.
Assumption wins its third championship in its sixth State appearance, and Three Lakes finishes runner-up in its second State experience.
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