WIAA Division 2 girls' basketball state tournament team capsules

WIAA Division 2 girls' basketball state tournament team capsules

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WIAA Division 2 girls' basketball state tournament team capsules

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NEW LONDON

Nickname: Bulldogs.

Coach: Andrea Flease (26-0, first season).

Enrollment: 832.

Season record: 26-0 (16-0, Bay Conference, first place).

State appearances: Five.

Last time at state: 2012 (won state title over New Berlin Eisenhower 43-39).

Notes: The Bulldogs are making their fifth state appearance, with all five coming since 2006. First-year coach Flease was a starting guard on New London’s first state-qualifying team in 2006 and on the 2007 squad that finished as the D2 runner-up following a 41-35 overtime loss to Grafton. … New London carries a 68-game winning streak into the state tournament and hasn’t lost a game since a 41-26 loss to Luxemburg-Casco on Jan. 28, 2011. The Bulldogs fell twice to the Spartans during the 2010-11 regular season before beating them 53-45 in the D2 state championship game. … Senior Brenna Heise was the only returning starter for New London this season and leads the Bulldogs in most statistical categories, including points per game (16.2) and rebounds per game (7.5). … Junior twins Mickey and Lexi Roland have started almost every game this season, with Mickey being the team’s second-leading scorer behind Heise with 10 points per game. … Junior Gretl Steingraber came back last month from offseason anterior cruciate ligament surgery and has been seeing minutes off the bench since returning.

Coach’s take: “Honestly, I’m really impressed on how they handle it. They don’t go in with too big of heads. Obviously, going into games, we’re confident because you have to be, otherwise you’re not going to make it in the Bay Conference and once it becomes tournament time. I think it’s made us a stronger team having that target on our back.”

Season results

Appleton West… …39-22 W
Luxemburg-Casco… …68-29 W
Hortonville… …48-21 W
Fox Valley Lutheran… …41-29 W
Shawano… …59-32 W
Pulaski… …59-37 W
Freedom… …44-21 W
Seymour… …49-13 W
West De Pere… …61-32 W
Denmark… …49-30 W
Waupaca… …52-20 W
Oconto Falls… …41-39 W
Marinette… …52-20 W
Luxemburg-Casco… …56-24 W
Hortonville… …63-35 W
Seymour… …65-40 W
Denmark… …33-21 W
West De Pere… …43-26 W
Oconto Falls… …62-53 W
Shawano… …50-32 W
Little Chute… …56-40 W
Marinette… …54-34 W
Waupaca… …56-34 W
Mosinee… …57-23 W
Hortonville… …44-29 W
La Crosse Logan… …57-44 W

Roster

No. Name Pos. Yr. Ht.
3 Maddie Sanderfoot G 10 5-3
5 Cassidy Pethke G 9 5-7
10 Maddie Schroeder G 10 5-3
11 Cambria Fitzgerald F 11 5-10
12 Alycia Halvorson G 10 5-7
14 Andrea LeNoble G 10 5-5
20 Gretl Steingraber G 11 5-8
23 Amber Pethke G 11 5-5
24 Megan Schlieve G/F 12 5-7
30 Brenna Heise G/F 12 5-11
34 Caitlin Schmidt F 11 5-8
40 Mickey Roland G/F 11 5-7
42 Lexi Roland F 11 5-7

GREEN BAY
NOTRE DAME

Nickname: Tritons.

Head coach: Sara Rohde (41-12, second).

Enrollment: 734.

Season record: 20-6 (13-3, Fox River Classic Conference, second place).

State appearances: Five.

Last time at state: 2012 (semifinal loss to New London 52-34).

Notes: The Tritons are making their fifth appearance at the WIAA state tournament, but this year marks the first time Notre Dame has made back-to-back trips. … The Tritons beat Beaver Dam 71-50 in Saturday’s sectional final after losing to the Golden Beavers 39-36 in their second game of the season. … Notre Dame won the D2 state championship in 2001, but picked up its last state victory in a runner-up appearance in 2005. … Junior point guard Allie LeClaire, who scored a career-high 32 points in Saturday’s sectional final win over Beaver Dam, led the team in scoring (16 points per game), assists (3.8) and steals (3.2). The FRCC player of the year is committed to play at UW-Green Bay, whose coach, Kevin Borseth, has twin daughters on the Tritons, sophomores Kayla and Carli. … Rohde played for Borseth at UWGB for four years and was an assistant on his staff for two seasons. … Two other UWGB alumni, Matt Rohde and Erin Templin, serve as Rohde’s assistant coaches. … Two other pairs of siblings are on the roster, Eliza and Olivia Campbell, and Sabrina and Melaina Rapisarda. … Senior Brianna Byrne, a three-year starter, is second on the team in scoring (14 points per game) and led the team in three-point percentage (.396 percent) this season.

Coach’s take: “We talked about it. It was a goal of ours. I think since we got there and we had lost in the first round, all summer, a lot of them told me we were going to state this year. It was something that was talked about. I said, ‘I want to go to state, but it’s not something that’s going to happen overnight. You’re going to need to work hard for everything you get.’ “

Season results

Denmark… …61-30 W
Beaver Dam… …39-36 L
Bay Port… …56-43 L
Green Bay Southwest… …63-34 W
Green Bay West… …89-33 W
Pulaski… …45-28 W
Oconto Falls… …45-38 L
Green Bay East… …91-25 W
De Pere… …60-57 L
Green Bay Preble… …64-41 W
Menominee, Mich…. …71-31 W
Sheboygan South… …63-50 W
Manitowoc… …68-59 W
Pulaski… …47-38 W
Ashwaubenon… …41-25 W
Green Bay Southwest… …53-36 W
Bay Port… …43-35 L
Green Bay West… …77-21 W
Fox Valley Lutheran… …61-44 W
Kewaunee… …51-47 L
Sheboygan North… …47-41 W
Ashwaubenon… …71-43 W
Menasha… …77-49 W
Seymour… …70-43 W
Pulaski… …48-36 W (OT)
Beaver Dam… …71-50 W

Roster

No. Name Pos. Yr. Ht.
1 Olivia Campbell G 9 5-8
2 Hannah Giovanetti F 11 5-8
3 Katherine Nixon G 11 5-4
4 Melaina Rapisarda G 10 5-3
10 Caroline Pettijean F 11 5-9
11 Brianna Byrne G 12 5-10
13 Alix Everson F 12 5-11
15 Sabrina Rapisarda G 12 5-4
20 Eliza Campbell G 11 5-10
21 Kayla Borseth G 10 5-7
22 Hannah Hogan G 11 5-5
23 Allie LeClaire G 11 5-8
24 Blaine Schmid G 11 5-6
25 Anika Johnson F 12 5-11
30 Carli Borseth G 10 5-7
33 Tess Gapinski F 10 5-11

MILTON

Nickname: Red Hawks.

Coach: Scott Randall (116-47, seventh).

Enrollment: 992.

Season Record: 19-7 (7-5, Badger South Conference, third place).

State appearances: Four.

Last time at state: 2011 (semifinal loss to New London 59-49).

Notes: The Red Hawks returned everyone from last year’s team that went 17-7 before losing in regional finals to Fort Atkinson. … Milton lost both of its regular-season games to Badger-South champion Monona Grove during the conference season, but rolled 62-51 in the sectional championship between the two teams last Saturday. The Red Hawks played Monona Grove in back-to-back games as part of a snow makeup. … Forward Morgan Blumer was banged up coming into the season, but still led the team in all prominent statistical categories, including points (18.5 per game), rebounds (6.5), assists (two), steals (2.6) and blocks (2.4). The 5-foot-11 senior led the Badger-South in scoring and is committed to play next season at Florida Gulf Coast. … Senior Elizabeth Westrick is the heart and soul of the team, according to Randall. The 5-7 forward averaged 11 points per game this season and led the team in three-point percentage on 28-of-75 shooting (37.3 percent). … Under Randall, Milton has made state appearances in 2007 and 2011, but picked up its only victory in a runner-up finish in 1992. … Along with Blumer and Westrick, junior Sydney Harms and senior Stephanie Stair have started all 26 games this season.

Coach’s take: “It’s been a struggle. You want that chemistry thing to be there. You want to pick up where you left off last year. We basically returned the same team we had last year. Everybody keys off of Morgan. Both the other team keys on her and we key off her, so how she plays and her coming into the season not being 100 percent really hurt the chemistry part of our team to start with. I don’t know if I was as patient as I could have been, but it worked out eventually. “

Season results

Monroe… …51-39 W
Delavan-Darien… …52-27 W
Elkhorn Area… …57-52 W
Madison Edgewood… …64-43 L
Waunakee… …67-52 L
Kettle Moraine… …51-42 W (OT)
Stoughton… …49-41 L
Badger… …48-38 W
Muskego… …72-64 W
Beloit Memorial… …69-61 W
Fort Atkinson… …42-29 W
Hamilton… …47-38 L
Oregon… …53-49 W
Mequon Homestead… …60-46 W
Madison Edgewood… …50-36 L
DeForest… …65-58 W
Stoughton… …57-51 W
Fort Atkinson… …44-28 W
Oregon… …66-41 W
Monona Grove… …57-44 L
Monona Grove… …55-54 L
Monroe… …59-52 W (OT)
Waterford… …51-40 W
Whitewater… …55-48 W
Wilmot Union… …53-49 W
Monona Grove… …62-51 W

Roster

No. Name Pos. Yr. Ht.
4 Jenna Mylin G 11 5-6
5 Morgan Blumer G/F 12 5-11
10 Stephanie Stair G 12 5-5
12 Ali Grischow G 11 5-8
13 Taylor Zamzow G 12 5-7
14 Kaylee Gransee G 12 5-6
20 Elizabeth Westrick F 12 5-7
22 Bryanna Buchholtz F 12 6-1
23 Allison Schullo F 12 5-11
24 Britany Stuckey F 10 5-8
32 Emily Ezdon F 12 5-10
33 Brelynn Davis G 12 5-5
40 Sydney Harms F 11 6-0
42 Saraina Adam F 11 6-2
43 Laura Stair G 12 5-6

NEW BERLIN EISENHOWER

Nickname: Lions.

Head coach: Gary Schmidt (220-48).

Enrollment: 832.

Season record: 24-2 (16-1, Woodland West Conference).

State appearances: Four.

Last time at state: 2012 (championship loss to New London 43-39).

Notes: After winning the 2010 D2 state championship with a 59-50 win over Winneconne, the Lions suffered one of their two losses last season to New London in the state final. … New Berlin Eisenhower, whose only other state appearance came in 1988, graduated Wisconsin’s Miss Basketball Nicole Bauman from last year’s team, but returned seniors Jenny Weiland, Katie Lang and Erin Ganzke, who comprise the nucleus of the team. … Bauman led the team with 14 points against the Bulldogs last season and is a freshman at Wisconsin. … Weiland, who’s committed to play at Division II Winona State, leads the Lions in scoring (14.8 points per game) and rebounds (4.3). … Lang, who’ll play softball at South Dakota State, is second in scoring with 11.5 points per game and leads the team in steals (51). … Weiland, Lang and Ganzke all started last season. This past week, Ganzke committed to play basketball at Carthage. … Sophomore Sammy Koz­lowski has started every game this season and leads the Lions in assists (2.8 per game) while shooting 60 percent from the field.

Coach’s take: “We were looking forward to this season. We didn’t know what pieces to the puzzle we needed to fill, but we felt we filled a lot of the gaps that we needed to with the loss of Bauman. When you lose the state player of the year, it’s never easy to do that, but I feel we filled some of the gaps and I feel very confident. “

Season results

Green Bay Preble… …42-39 W
Wauwatosa West… …62-30 W
Milwaukee Pius… …39-34 L
Pewaukee… …59-32 W
Beaver Dam… …82-55 W
South Milwaukee… …55-39 W
New Berlin West… …55-39 W
Greenfield… …61-28 W
Brown Deer… …67-14 W
Greendale… …57-36 W
Brookfield Central… …50-28 W
Whitnall… …70-28 W
Franklin… …57-41 W
Shorewood… …68-34 W
St. Francis… …88-26 W
Arrowhead… …50-48 L
Greendale… …59-33 W
Pewaukee… …59-35 W
Wauwatosa West… …68-15 W
Milwaukee Pius… …43-41 W
Cudahy… …67-23 W
New Berlin West… …52-42 W
Waukesha Catholic Memorial… …63-36 W
South Milwaukee… …63-59 W
Pewaukee… …47-34 W
Milwaukee Pius… …51-44 W

Roster

No. Name Pos. Yr. Ht.
3 Katie Schlegel G 10 5-8
5 Anthie Katris G 11 5-5
10 Erin Ganzke G 12 5-5
12 Rachel Rush G 12 5-8
14 Kristin Hesselbach G 11 5-5
15 Elani Geinopolos G 12 5-7
20 Chelsea Brackmann F 9 6-2
22 Emalie Hahn G/F 9 6-0
23 Sammy Kozlowski G 10 5-8
24 Jenny Weiland G/F 12 5-10
32 Katie Lang F 12 5-11
34 Karlee Gates F 11 5-9
42 Jessa Hahn F 11 6-0

— Compiled by Gannett Wisconsin Media.

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