Basketball

Kimberly, Hilbert fall in sectional title games

SHEBOYGAN – The Kimberly boys’ basketball team saw its dream of a trip to the state tournament end a few points short Saturday.

Arrowhead, seeking to make its first trip to state since 2010, held off the Papermakers 61-58 in a WIAA Division 1 sectional championship game at Sheboygan North High School.

Arrowhead (21-5) will play Brookfield Central (24-2) in a state semifinal game Friday at the Kohl Center in Madison. Kimberly ends the season with a 21-5 record.

Will Chevalier and Danny Vanden Boom both scored 18 points for Kimberly, which was seeking its first trip to state since 2007.

The Papermakers led 40-32 with 14:26 remaining in the second half after a 3-pointer by Vanden Boom, but Arrowhead stormed back with multiple 3-pointers and the lead changed hands numerous times the rest of the game.

Arrowhead made nine 3-pointers in the game, including four by Ben Seefeld. The 6-foot-4 senior led the Warhawks with 20 points.

Arrowhead led 59-58 with 1:53 remaining and held Kimberly without a point the rest of the way.

Vanden Boom scored 14 of his points in the second half.

Arrowhead…

…27

34

— 61

Kimberly…

…28

30

— 58

Arrowhead: Cunningham 10, Matejic 9, Durand 7, Hamilton 13, Given 2, Seefeld 20. Totals 23 6-11 61. Three-pointers: Seefeld 4, Matejic 3, Durand 2. Fouls: 15.

Kimberly: Chevalier 18, Rosner 6, Vanden Boom 18, Johnson 1, DeValk 2, Thies 5, Nienhaus-Borchert 8. Totals 23 8-14 58. Three-pointers: Vanden Boom 2, Thies, Rosner. Fouls: 15.

DIVISION 5

Barneveld 62, Hilbert 42

At Watertown, Barneveld earned a second consecutive trip to the state tournament with the victory over the Wolves.

Hilbert, which was seeking its first trip to state since 2004, finished the season with a 25-2 record.

Barneveld led 29-25 at halftime and built its lead to 44-32 with 9:43 remaining in the second half, then coasted home with the victory.

Grant Propson led Hilbert with 11 points and Jack Halbach added 10.

Matthew Myers and Malcolm Reed each scored 13 points for Barneveld (24-3).

Barneveld…

…29

33

— 62

Hilbert…

…25

17

— 42

Barneveld: Myers 13, Fargo 8, Laube 3, Evans 10, Reed 13, Zouski 11, Ignatius 4. Totals 23 12-17 62. Three-pointers: Myers 3, Laube. Fouls: 12.

Hilbert: Kody Krueger 9, Konen 3, Kuhn 3, Propson 11, Kyle Krueger 6, Halbach 10. Totals 13 7-9 42. Three-pointers: Kody Krueger 3, Propson 3, Konen, Kuhn, Halbach. Fouls: 13.

WIAA State Tournament

At Kohl Center, Madison

Division 1

Friday’s semifinals

6:35 p.m. – Stevens Point (22-4) vs. Madison Memorial (23-3), followed by Arrowhead (21-5) vs. Brookfield Central (24-2)

Division 2

Friday’s semifinals

1:35 p.m. – La Crosse Central (24-2) vs. Waunakee (24-2), followed by Cedarburg (24-2) vs. Milwaukee Washington (22-4)

Division 3

Thursday’s semifinals

1:35 p.m. – Prescott (23-3) vs. Lake Mills (24-2), followed by Xavier (26-0) vs. Ripon (26-0)

Division 4

Thursday’s semifinals

6:45 p.m. – Cameron (23-3) vs. Darlington (26-0), followed by Roncalli (13-13) vs. Destiny (23-1)

Division 5

Friday’s semifinals

9:05 a.m. – McDonell Central (24-3) vs. Shullsburg (25-2), followed by Columbus Catholic (25-2) vs. Barneveld (24-3)

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