Thunder’s Second Half Storm Not Enough
Pulaski 52, Seymour 47
Top seeded Pulaski did just enough to hold off a young, determined Seymour team in 52-47 Division 2 Regional Semifinal win. The Red Raiders jumped out to an early lead, behind the scoring of Jacob DeStarkey. The Red Raiders led 32-16 at the half, with DeStarkey scoring 19 of the teams points. The lead did not last long as Seymour went on an 18-3 run to start the second half. Riley Murphy hit four 3’s in the second half, and ended the game with 21 points. Trent Blake scored 17 to lead Seymour. The Red Raiders were 7 of 8 from the free throw line in the second half to secure the victory. DeStarkey led the way with 26 points and Wade Geenen added 10. The Red Raiders will host West De Pere in a Regional Final Saturday Night.
Oshkosh North 86, Appleton North 46
Neenah 56, Appleton East 52 OT
Appleton West 49, Oshkosh West 45
Stevens Point 88, Superior 53
Kimberly 69, Green Bay Preble 29
Will Chevalier joined the 1,000 career point club with a 24 point night that led Kimberly past Green Bay Preble 69-29.
Fond Du Lac 81, Sheboygan South 38
De Pere 62, Hamilton 54
De Pere had to come from behind in the second half to secure a 62-54 win over Hamilton. Isaac Hoffman had 21 points to lead the Red Birds.
Kettle Moraine 73, Sheboygan North 69
Bay Port 93, Green Bay East 70
Green Bay East played toe to toe with Bay Port in the first half, but the Pirates went on a scoring run in the second half to put the game out of reach. Bay Port led 36-32 at the half, and won 93-70. Jordan Nolle led Bay Port with 24 points.
Saturday Division 1 Regional Final Schedule
#8 Wausau West at #1 Oshkosh North
#5 Marshfield at #4 Neenah
#6 Appleton West at #3 Eau Claire North
#7 Chippewa Falls at #2 Stevens Point
#9 Homestad at #1 Kimberly
#5 Fond Du Lac at #4 Menomonee Falls
#6 De Pere at #3 Arrowhead
#10 Kettle Moraine at #2 Bay Port
West De Pere 63, Notre Dame 55
West De Pere hit key free throws down the stretch to come away with a 63-55 win over Notre Dame. The Phantoms led 34-17 at the break, but Notre Dame got back in the game in the second half. Jake Karchinski scored 16 points in the second half, and led the way along with Taylor Rahn with 20.
Hortonville 49, Lakeland 42
Kaukauna 87, Ashwaubenon 53
Kaukauna’s big first half led them to an 87-53 win over Ashwaubenon. Eric Carl led the Ghosts with 22 points as he and Jordan McCabe each drained four 3’s.
Luxemburg-Casco 83, Green Bay Southwest 72
Bryce TeKulve was hot from long distance, hitting six 3’s on the night and helping Luxemburg-Casco to an 83-72 win over Green Bay Southwest. TeKulve scored 36 in the game.
Saturday Division 2 Regional Final Schedule
#6 Hortonville at #2 Medford
#4 Rhinelander at #1 Wausau East
#4 West De Pere at #1 Pulaski
#3 Kaukauna at #2 Luxemburg-Casco
Little Chute 64, Clintonville 42
A sluggish start proved to be too much to overcome for Clintonville, as they fell to Little Chute in the regional semi-final round. Little Chute jumped out to a 20-0 lead to open the game, and Clintonville wouldn’t record their first points until Tyler Petermann drained a 3-pointer with 8:28 to play in the first half. While Clintonville struggled shooting in the first half, the opposite could be said for the Mustangs, who converted 15-of-22 from the floor before halftime. Little Chute dominated Clintonville in most statistical categories, finishing the night shooting 59 percent, out-rebounding Clintonville by 17, all while limiting the Truckers to just 16-of-48 shooting. Devin Plate led all scorers with 20 points on 8-of-9 shooting and went a perfect 4-of-4 from downtown. Nathan Krueger had a team-high 17 points and 7 rebounds; Tyler Petermann hit for 16. Sean Finger, Trent Marheine, and Aiden Polzin had three points each, as the only other Truckers to find the scoring column.
Xavier 102, Fox Valley Lutheran 75
Fox Valley Lutheran gave second ranked Xavier all they could handle for the first half. The Hawks then took over and put up a strong offensive performance with a 102-75 win. Hunter Plamann led all-scorers with 31 points. Sam Ferris added 24 in the game.
Freedom 66, Amherst 59
The Irish trailed Amherst by four at halftime, but Freedom outscored their opponant 45-24 to move into the regional final. Charlie Jadin paced Freedom, finishing with 27 points; he scored 23 in the second half. The Irish will face a stiff test in facing Xavier on Saturday, a team ranked No. 2 in the state, according to the coache’s poll.
Peshtigo 57, Oconto 52
Ryan Demmith’s 19 points helped Peshtigo return to the Regional finals with a 57-52 win over Oconto.
Wrightstown 63, Sturgeon Bay 50
Sturgeon Bay went on a scoring drought in the first half, only scoring 12 points, allowing Wrightstown to take an early lead. The Tigers got 22 points from Luke Haese, and topped the Clippers 63-50.
Southern Door 83, Denmark 70
A trio led Southern Door to an 83-70 win over Denmark. Kyle Daoust with 26, Derik LeCaptain with 22 and Nick LeCaptain with 20, combined for 68 of the teams points.
Saturday Division 3 Regional Final Schedule
#4 Freedom at #1 Xavier
#3 Peshtigo at #2 Little Chute
#5 Wrightstown at #1 New Holstein
#3 Southern Door at #2 Valders
Marathon 70, Wittenberg-Birnamwood 52
Neilsville 77, Wabeno/Laona 63
Auburndale 66, Crivitz 63 OT
Shiocton 82, Manitowoc Lutheran 75
Nate Schmidt poured in 29 points to power Shiocton into the regional final match. The Chiefs took a 55-33 lead into halftime, which proved to be enough coushin to pull out the 7-point victory. Ty Bedor added 16 points and Wesley Brouillard hit for 14. Shiocton faces St. Mary Catholic for the regional crown.
St. Mary Catholic 60, Iola-Scandinavia 30
Roncalli 64, Pacelli 43
Saturday Division 4 Regional Final Schedule
#5 St. Mary Catholic at #1 Shiocton
#3 Roncalli at #2 Algoma
Gresham 79, Niagara 64
Four Gresham players were in double figures to lead the Wildcats into the Division 5 regional final Saturday. Neal Cerveny led the way with 23 points, while converting 6-of-6 from the free throw line. As a team, Gresham hit 11-of-13 from the line. Ray Creapeau added 17 points, Drew Haffner hit for 16, and Todd Otradevic chipped in 11. Ethan Blagec of Niagara scored a game-high 24 points for the Badgers. Gresham has a quick turnaround and will host Phelps for the regional title at 7:00 on Saturday.
Columbus Catholic 75, Rosholt 45
Loyal 55, Wild Rose 36
Almont Bancroft 69, Port Edwards 59
Phelps 66, Oneida Nation 54
Oneida Nation struggled in the first half and could not get back in the game, falling to Phelps 66-54. Phelps was able to draw 26 fouls and hit 25 free throws in the win. Sawyer Rosner scored 22 points to lead the way.
Lena 73, Green Bay N.E.W Lutheran 58
Lena upset Green Bay N.E.W Lutheran with a 73-58 win, ending a four year State Tournament streak for the Blazers.
Suring 63, St. Thomas Aquinas 51
Suring had three players reach double digit scoring in a 63-51 win over St. Thomas Aquinas. Ryan Mahoney led the way with 21 points.
Saturday Division 5 Regional Final Schedule
#5 Phelps at #1 Gresham
#3 Lena at #2 Suring
#4 Loyal at #1 Columbus Catholic
#3 Assumption at #2 Almond-Bancroft