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2019 State Girls Basketball Tournament Series Brackets Posted

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – The brackets for the 2019 State Girls Basketball Tournament Series have been posted on the WIAA website.

NFHS Approves Exception to Backcourt Violation in Basketball

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.  — An exception to the backcourt violation and a clarification regarding specifications of the ball comprise the changes approved for the 2018-19 high school basketball season.

Rule 9-9-1 states that “a player shall not be the first to touch the ball after it has been in team control in the frontcourt, if he/she or a teammate last touched or was touched by the ball in the frontcourt before it went to the backcourt.”

An exception was approved to note that any player who was located in the backcourt may recover a ball that is deflected from the frontcourt by the defense. Theresia Wynns, NFHS director of sports and officials, said the committee approved the exception to ensure that a team is not unfairly disadvantaged on a deflected pass. 

Winter Team Tournament Sportsmanship Award Winners Named

The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association, in cooperation with Rural Mutual Insurance, has chosen the recipients of the team Sportsmanship Awards for the 2018 winter State Tournaments. The winners of the prestigious sportsmanship recognition are Valders in boys basketball, Marshall in girls basketball, D.C. Everest Co-op in girls hockey, Hudson in gymnastics and Ellsworth in team wrestling.

Appleton North, Beaver Dam, Marshall, Aquinas & Bangor Win Girls Basketball Titles


Defending champion and top-seeded Beaver Dam (25-2) won its second straight Division 2 title with a 51-41 win over New Berlin Eisenhower in the championship final Saturday evening in Green Bay, Wis.


Top-seeded Marshall (27-1) won the Division 3 championship with a 63-55 win over Amherst in final at the State Girls Basketball Tournament Saturday afternoon.


Top seeded Aquinas (28-0) won the battle of undefeated teams by downing second-seeded Melrose-Mindoro 68-52 in the title game to win the Division 4 championship at the State Girls Basketball Tournament in GreenBay, Wis., Saturday.


Bangor (26-3) won its second State championship with a 39-29 win over Black Hawk in the Division 5 title game at the State Girls Basketball Tournament at the Resch Center Saturday.


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