Basketball

WIAA state girls: Appleton North routs King

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.

Appleton North High School's Sydney Levy battles for a rebound against Milwaukee King's Annaly Garcia in the WIAA Girls State Basketball semifinals at the Resch Center in Ashwaubenon Friday, March 10, 2017.

Appleton North High School’s Sydney Levy battles for a rebound against Milwaukee King’s Annaly Garcia in the WIAA Girls State Basketball semifinals at the Resch Center in Ashwaubenon Friday, March 10, 2017.