WIAA individual state wrestling tournament crowned its champions yesterday in Madison and MyCommunityNOW has updated photojournalist Peter Zuzga's state wrestling tournament photo gallery with images from the championship rounds.The
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Brookfield Central couldn't stop King senior guard Austin Malone Mitchell and as a result the Lancers dropped a 60-54 decision on Saturday afternoon at King.
Malone Mitchell scored 28 points, which included 12 in the first period and eight in the third quarter, and six 3-pointers as he scored time and again against the Lancers 1-3-1 zone.
Brad Newman hit the Lancers only 3-pointer with 2 minutes, 5 seconds left to cut the Generals lead to 56-53. Montrell Hobbs hit 1-of-2 free throws for a 57-53 lead and then came the turning point of the game.
Central turned the ball over at halfcourt and Jemell Posey raced down and scored a layup for a 59-53 lead with 1:16 left to play and then both teams spent the rest of the game on the free throw lines attempting to score. The Generals were 1-for-5 and Central was 0-for-3.
King led since 5:31 of the first quarter, leading 17-13 after one and 34-30 at half. Two 3-pointers, one by Malone Mitchell and one by Corey Bias have King a 47-40 lead after three.» Read Full Article
Most players take a few minutes and maybe a few shots before finding their rhythm.
Riley LaChance is not most players.
Brookfield Central's star junior drilled his first 3-point attempt in the opening minute and didn't cool off until head coach Mark Adams pulled him in the final seconds with a 73-54 regional semifinal victory over visiting Milwaukee Riverside well in hand.
In all, LaChance burned the Tigers for 29 points, including a perfect 10 for 10 from the line that stymied any chance of a Riverside rally.
"I was in a good flow tonight," LaChance said. "I was aggressive from the start, so that got me going and kept me going throughout the whole game. Once (Riverside defenders knew they) had to play me, I was able to dump off to other guys and get them easy looks."» Read Full Article