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Beaver Dam, Cudahy Advance to Div. 2 Championship

Beaver Dam (27-0) remained undefeated by notching a 62-47 win over Monroe in the Division 2 semifinals Friday at the Resch Center in Green Bay.

The Golden Beavers scored the final seven points of first period to open a 34-24 halftime advantage. The Cheesemakers pulled within single digits at 39-32 with 15:13 showing on the clock, but Beaver Dam extended its advantage to 15 at 54-39 with just over five minutes remaining in the game.

The Golden Beavers took advantage of 12 Monroe turnovers, outscoring the Cheesemakers 15-0 on points following a turnover. Defensively, they shut down the Monroe perimeter attack, allowing the Cheesemakers to convert on just 1-of-13 tries from beyond the arc.

Cassidy Trotter led all scorers with 23 points for Beaver Dam. She also led the Golden Beavers with seven rebounds and four steals. Sydney Hilliard led three Cheesemakers scoring in double figures with 16 points. Jordan Hirsbrunner and Sydney Mathiason each chipped in with 10 points apiece.

Beaver Dam returns to the championship game for the first time since finishing runner-up in 1991. Monroe (21-4) ends its season with its ninth State appearance.

Cudahy (20-7) held off Hortonville to advance to the State final in Division 2 with a 46-36 triumph in the semifinals Friday afternoon.

The Packers took advantage of a 9-1 run in the final 6:46 of the first half to take a 24-18 lead into halftime. Cudahy maintained the lead throughout the entire second half. The Polar Bears cut the deficit to 28-26 at the 11-minute mark, but they could get no closer. The Packers built their biggest lead of the game at 46-34 with two minutes remaining in the game.

Cudahy shot 45 percent from the floor in the game while holding the Polar Bears to 26 percent. The possibility of a Hortonville comeback in the second half was derailed by a 0-of-8 shooting effort from three-point range and a series of missed opportunities from close range.

Bailey Eichner led all scorers with 13 points for the Packers. She also handed out a game-high six assists. Hannah Kulas added 12 points and grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds and three blocked shots. Shay Frederick scored 12 points and dished out four assists to lead Hortonville, and Morgan Allen contributed 10 points before fouling out.

Cudahy advances to the title game in its first State Tournament appearance, and Hortonville (20-6)

Edgewood, Martin Luther to Play in Div. 3 Title Game

Edgewood (24-3) will play in the championship game in Division 3 following a 60-38 victory over Wrightstown in the semifinals Thursday afternoon at the Resch Center.

Brita Hovde provided the first-half spark after the Crusaders fell behind 7-0 to start the game. She converted all five of her field goal attempts and scored 12 of her game-high 14 points in the first half.

The Tigers struggled finding the range, hitting on 23 percent of their shots in the first half to fall behind 27-16 at the break. Edgewood built its largest lead of the game at 60-36 with 2:47 to play in the game. The Crusaders took advantage of strong inside play, outscoring the Tigers 32-16 in the paint and possessing a 40-30 rebound advantage.

Hovde led four Crusaders in double figures. Estella Moschkau added 13 points, and Bri Foti and Katie Meriggioli chipped in with 12 and 10 points, respectively. Wrightstown’s balanced scoring attack was led by Kailee Van Zeeland with 12 points. Danielle Nennig added 11 points, and Alisha Murphy tossed in 10.

Edgewood plays for the Division 3 title after making its first tournament appearance last season, and Wrightstown (23-4) ends the season in the semifinals in its third State appearance.

Martin Luther (26-1) advances to the Division 3 final after downing Bloomer (22-5) 56-38 in the semifinals of the State Girls Basketball Tournament Thursday at the Resch Center.

Leading 28-21 at the half, the Spartans began a 9-1 scoring run early in the second half to build a 15-point advantage at the 10-minute mark. Martin Luther extended its lead to as many as 18 points late in the game to clinch the victory. 

Both teams shot 50 percent from the field in the first half. The Spartans continued their shooting efficiency in the second half, but the Blackhawks fell off the pace,  converting on just 32 percent of their shots.

Emma Kallas led three Spartans in double figures with 21 points. Emily Hafemann and Grace Amling each chipped in 10 points apiece. Chandler Zwiefelhofer led Bloomer with 15 points.

The Spartans advance to the Division 3 championship game in their first State Tournament appearance, and Bloomer is eliminated from title contention in its fourth appearance.

State Girls Basketball Tournament Preview

The 42nd Annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Girls Basketball State Tournament will take place Thursday-Saturday, March 9-11, at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wis. 

Ticket price for the tourney is $10 per session when purchased at the Resch Center. Tickets for the tournament will also be available for purchase online at the Ticket Star website:  All-session, as well as individual session tickets are available for purchase online for $12 per session.