State Champions: Marathon defeats Grantsburg - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

State Champions: Marathon defeats Grantsburg

Posted:

 

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Cody Hanke had 24 points and nine rebounds and keyed a late 11-0 run as Marathon defeated Grantsburg 52-43 to win the Division 4 title Saturday at the WIAA state boys' basketball tournament.

The senior center passed out of a double-team to Cedric Lechleitner, who scored in the lane to give the Red Raiders a 43-41 lead with 3:39 left. The basket was the first of five straight shots made by Marathon (27-1), which was 6-of-7 from the field in the fourth quarter.

Brody Hurtis hit a 3-pointer to tie the game at 41 for the Red Raiders, and then Hanke took over. After the assist to Lechleitner, Hanke scored in the paint and had a breakaway dunk in front of the Marathon student section, prompting a roar from the crowd.

Lechleitner and Koleman Schilling each added buckets as the Red Raiders took a 49-41 lead with 1:47 left.

Brent Myers scored 19 points and Trevor Thompson had 18 for Grantsburg (22-6), which was just 3-of-19 from the field in the second half, and missed its last eight shots of the game.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Sports

Sports

The leading sports coverage in central Wisconsin! From high school sports, to the Badgers and the Packers and everything in between, we have you covered. We are also your official Packers station.

More>>

Powered by Frankly