CHIPPEWA FALLS – Colby used a third-quarter run to make things close, but Colfax pulled away to win 42-34 in a WIAA Division 4 final that kept Colby one game shy of reaching the state tournament.
“Colby was a very good team,” Colfax coach Joe Doucette said. “They were one of the most physical teams and one of the strongest, biggest teams we’ve played. They exposed some things and had some success inside, but I was proud of the way we hung in there.”
Sarah Gamillo led Colby with 11 points, but scored nine of them in the first half before a reenergized Colfax defense took the floor in the second half.
The height of Gamillo, Lisa Horacek and Micaela Haas gave the Vikings trouble in the paint, but the speed and efficient passing of Colfax eventually made the difference.
Colby — Taylor Lynn 2, Sarah Gamillo 11, Nikki Reis 2, Micaela Haas 9, Lisa Horacek 10. Totals (FGM FT-FTA TP): 15 3-11 34.
Colfax — Mallie Doucette 13, Alexis Rudi 5, Hannah Hover 15, Dannielle Dachel 3, Braanna Steen 6. Totals: 10 17-22 42.
3-point goals: Colby 1 (Gamillo), Colfax 5 (Doucette, Rudi, Hover 2, Dachel).
Records: Colby 19-7; Colfax 25-1.
South Shore 61, Owen-Withee 53
SPOONER – South Shore opened to an early lead and used a 36-point performance from sophomore Megan Gustafson to win a WIAA Division 5 sectional final game.
Owen-Withee trailed at halftime 27-25 and kept the margin close through much of the second half.