By Brandon Kinnard, Sports Multimedia Journalist - email
MADISON (WAOW) -
After another dramatic Championship Saturday at the Kohl Center in Madison, the WIAA boys basketball state champions have now been crowned in each division.
In Division 5, Thorp completed an unlikely run to capture its first state championship in school history. The Cardinals trailed by as many as seven points in the second half, and went on a stunning fourth quarter run to eventually earn a seven point victory. Forward Isaac LaGasse led the team with 20 points in the win.
Dominican dominated the Division 4 championship game, routing Blair-Taylor 74-50 to capture its third consecutive state championship. Diamond Stone led the way for Dominican, scoring a game high 28 points. Stone had a total of 58 points in the two games at state.
The Division 3 championship game featured another blowout win. This time it was Brown Deer running past Lodi by a final of 59-37. The Falcons' Lewrenzo Byers led all scorers with 18 points in Brown Deer's championship victory.
6'10” junior Henry Ellenson and Rice Lake appeared to be on a crash course toward the Division 2 state championship game. But on Saturday, Rice Lake ran into Wisconsin Lutheran, which controlled the game the whole way through. Wisconsin Lutheran came out with a 61-46 win. Ellenson tallied 21 points to lead all scorers. Wisconsin Lutheran featured a balanced scoring attack, and was led by Anthony Carver with 18 points.
In Division 1 Germantown joined Dominican as the seventh team in WIAA history to win three straight state titles, defeating Neenah 48-42. Germantown was led by Brian Bearden and Lamonte' Bearden, who each had 13 points to lead all scorers.
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