Boys state basketball champions crowned
Boys basketball champions were crowned in five divisions in the finals at the WIAA state tournament at Madison on Saturday, March 9.
The results of the championship games were as follows:
Germantown 57, Mukwonago 28
Pulaski 48, Wisconsin Lutheran 40
La Crosse Aquinas 53, Lodi 48
Whitefish Bay Dominican 57, Auburndale 44
Randolph 48, Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran 42
Undefeated Georgetown blitzed Mukwonago 57-28 while claiming its second straight WIAA Division 1 state title.
Senior Luke Fischer hit 8 of 10 floor shots, scored 17 points and took down eight rebounds in the championship showdown. He was named the tournament most valuable player.
Mukwonago was held to 21 percent shooting by the Warhawks' defense. Dominic Cizauskas led Mukwonago with nine points.
Pulaski shoot well
Pulaski shot more than 61 percent from the floor while holding off Wisconsin Lutheran 48-40 to win the WIAA Division 2 state title.
Thirty of the Red Raiders' points were scored in the paint, including the first 11 buckets of the game. Senior Cody Wichmann led the way with 17 points for the winners.
Wisconsin Lutheran got a game-high 19 from Deiondre Cunningham. This is the first-ever state championship for Pulaski.
Free throws cement win
La Crosse Aquinas failed to hit a field goal for the last four minutes of the WIAA Division 3 title game, but it was a perfect 6 for 6 from the free throw line. That helped cement a 53-48 victory over Lodi.
Bronson Koenig scored 16 points to lead the Blugolds to their second state championship in three seasons. Lodi tried to rally by scoring a dozen straight points in the fourth quarter, but perfect results at the charity stripe kept Aquinas on top. Kris Seffrood led Lodi with 19 points.
Wilson leads Dominican
Senior Duane Wilson scored 26 points and handed out seven assists as Whitefish Bay Dominican took the WIAA Division 4 state title game 57-44 over Auburndale. Wilson scored all 14 of his team's points in the fourth quarter.
Sophomore Diamond Stone added 22 points and 16 rebounds as the Knights won a second straight state championship.
Auburndale senior Austin Hawkins scored 31 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the defeat.
10th title for Randolph
Randolph won its 10th state title in the last 18 seasons by using a stifling defense to shut down Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran 48-42. No other Wisconsin high school has won more championships.
Lutheran held a 42-41 lead with 3:44 to go, but Randolph scored the last seven points of the WIAA Division 5 state title game.
The Blazers had come in undefeated, but suffered their first loss despite 14 points by Travis Voigt.
Junior Kyle Roberts led the Rockets with 13 and scored the eventual winning points on a jumper with 2:48 left.