Pulaski wins WIAA Division 2 boys' basketball state title

Pulaski wins WIAA Division 2 boys' basketball state title

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Pulaski wins WIAA Division 2 boys' basketball state title

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DIVISION 1

Germantown 57, Mukwonago 28

At Madison, senior forward Luke Fischer scored 17 points as top-ranked Germantown beat Mukwonago on Saturday to win its second straight state championship.

After the Indians scored the game’s first points, Germantown (28-0) went on a 15-2 run to take a lead it would never relinquish. The Warhawks punctuated the victory with a 20-6 edge in the fourth quarter.

Fischer was named the tournament’s MVP. He scored 11 of his points in the first half, hit eight of 10 shots for the game and added seven rebounds.

Mukwonago (23-4) was making its third state appearance and first since 1996. The Indians got nine points from Dominic Cizauskas but managed only four points in the third quarter and shot only 21 percent overall.

DIVISION 2

Pulaski 48, Wisconsin Lutheran 40

Senior forward Cody Wichmann scored 17 points to lead Pulaski to a victory over Wisconsin Lutheran.

A day after beating defending champion Onalaska, the Red Raiders (24-4) shot 61.5 percent (16-for-26) and controlled the paint in dominant fashion. Their first 11 baskets were scored under the rim, and they finished with 30 points in the paint.

Senior Deiondre Cunningham scored a game-high 19 points for Wisconsin Lutheran (22-6), which won the 2009 state championship in its only other state appearance. No other Vikings player scored more than eight points.

DIVISION 3

La Crosse Aquinas 53, Lodi, 48

Senior guard Bronson Koenig scored 16 points as La Crosse Aquinas beat Lodi.

Koenig, who has committed to Wisconsin, was one of three players in double figures for the Blugolds (24-4), who won their second state title in three seasons.

Despite trailing by as many as 19 points, Lodi (24-4) cut its deficit to 47-44 off a 12-0 run in the fourth quarter following a three-pointer from Kris Seffrood. Although failing to make a field goal over the final 3:54, Aquinas went six-for-six from the free throw line in the final 1:17.

DIVISION 4

Dominican 57, Auburndale 44

Senior Duane Wilson scored 26 points to lead Whitefish Bay Dominican over Auburndale.

Dominican (24-4) won its second straight state championship after shooting 49 percent (24-for-49) from the floor. Sophomore Diamond Stone, regarded as one of the top national prospects for his class, added 22 points and a game-high 16 rebounds.

The Knights never trailed. They took control with a 12-0 run in the second quarter. Stone and Wilson, who will play at Marquette next season, scored 10 points during the run, highlighted by Wilson’s between-the-legs pass that Stone slammed in.

Senior Austin Hawkins scored a game-high 31 points for Auburndale (26-2), which fell to 2-3 in state championship games.

DIVISION 5

Randolph 48, Green Bay NEW Lutheran 42

Junior Kyle Roberts scored 13 points and hit the go-ahead jumper with 2:48 remaining as Randolph beat Green Bay NEW Lutheran.

Playing at state for the ninth time in the last 12 years, the Rockets (27-2) added to their state record with their 10th title. Three players scored in double figures.

After falling behind 42-41, Randolph closed the game on a 7-0 run by attacking the rim. In two state tournament games, Randolph outscored its competitors 64-26 in the paint.

Senior Travis Voigt scored a game-high 14 points for Green Bay NEW Lutheran (28-1). The Blazers were making their third state appearance in four seasons, but are still searching for their first state title.

–Associated Press

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