ASHWAUBENON – Appleton North put on a second-half show to defeat Milwaukee King 75-52 in a WIAA Division 1 state girls basketball semifinal Friday at the Resch Center.
The matchup of undefeated teams lived up to its billing for the first half, with the Lightning leading 32-31 at the break.
But then North (27-0) opened its largest lead of the game at 42-35 early in the second half, frustrating King with an uptempo offense and furious ball movement. The Generals (25-1) managed only 7 points in the final 10:45 while the Lightning rolled to a double digit lead.
Sydney Levy scored 19 points to lead a balanced North offense, which featured five players in double figures.
King’s 6-4 center Sydnee Roby scored 17 points and pulled down 12 rebounds.