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Tough night for county girls teams in regional

Tough night for county girls teams in regional

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The Wilmot girls basketball team carried an 11-game winning streak into the postseason.

Unfortunately for the Panthers, it didn’t get to 12.

In an upset, visiting Jefferson, the No. 7 seed, notched a 56-52 win over No. 2 seed Wilmot in a WIAA Division-2 regional semifinal Friday night.

Jefferson (12-11) advances to play at third-seeded Milton in a regional final tonight. Wilmot finished its season at 15-7.

No other details were available to the News by press time.

Division-1

Madison East 81, Tremper 38

The 12th-seeded Trojans trailed 41-15 at halftime in their regional semifinal loss at fifth-seeded Madison East.

Tremper, which finished its season 11-12, was led by Haylei Coker’s 10 points. Ayanna Ester scored nine, Arianna Jenkins had seven and Maeve Wisniewski chipped in six.

Madison East, which improved to 14-9 and will play at fourth-seeded Madison La Follette in a regional final tonight, got a game-high 21 points from Ashayla Moseberry and went 16-of-23 from the free-throw line to Tremper’s 1-of-6.

Madison Memorial 83, Bradford 29

The 14th-seeded Red Devils wrapped up their season with a 5-18 record following a regional semifinal loss at third-seeded Madison Memorial.

Memorial (18-5) hosts 11th-seeded Janesville Craig in a regional final tonight.

No other details were available to the News by press time.

Sun Prairie 58, Indian Trail 21

The 16th-seeded Hawks dropped a regional semifinal at top-seeded Sun Prairie.

The Cardinals (18-5) will host ninth-seeded Racine Horlick in a regional final tonight, while Indian Trail finished with a 4-20 mark.

No other details were available to the News by press time.

Division-4

Racine Prairie 60, St. Joseph 50

The Prairie Hawks’ Brooke Foster and the Lancers’ Katie Matrise waged quite a scoring battle in host and second-seeded Prairie’s hardfought regional semifinal victory over 10th-seeded St. Joseph.

Foster poured in a game-high 30 points, going 13-of-14 from the free-throw line, while Matrise went 8-of-11 from the charity stripe in scoring 25. Each player made three 3-pointers, as well.

The Lancers trailed just 25-19 at halftime to a team that swept them during the Metro Classic Conference season — including a 25-point decision on Feb. 14 — and hung tough in the second half but ultimately finished with a 6-17 record.

“Our ladies fought hard the whole night, from start to finish,” St. Joseph coach Jason Coker said.

“... This was my first season as the varsity coach, and I love the improvement our ladies have shown, but the friendships are even more valuable. We are building something special at St Joe’s, and very soon others will notice and circle that date on the schedule when they play us.”

Elizabeth Alia added nine points for the Lancers, while Mary Furreness scored seven.

Prairie (17-6) hosts third-seeded Ozaukee in a regional final tonight.

Boys basketball

Central 68, Tremper 55

The state’s fifth-ranked Division-2 squad according to WisSports.net jumped out to a 15-point halftime lead and cruised past the visiting Trojans in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Central (21-1) won for the 15th straight time, while Tremper fell to 7-15.

Jaeden Zackery poured in a game-high 28 points to lead the Falcons, followed by Joey Michelau with 14 and Adam Simmons with 13.

Tremper was led by Zach Johnson’s 18 points, followed by Jyon Young with 11, Jake Gross with nine and Zayshan Coleman with eight.

St. Joseph 58, St. Thomas More 49

The visiting Lancers closed their regular season with a Metro Classic Conference win Thursday night.

St. Joseph (7-15 overall) and Thomas More (9-13) finished tied for seventh place in the conference at 4-12.

Andrew Alia led the Lancers’ attack with 20 points, while Caiden Lecce and Tim Berry each scored 14. St. Joseph went 26-of-34 from the free-throw line.

Noah Glembin made five 3-pointers to lead Thomas More with 17 points.

St. Joseph received a No. 7 seed in the WIAA Division-4 postseason draw and will host No. 10 seed Milwaukee Destiny in a regional quarterfinal at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

“Now that the regular season is over, the playoffs begin,” St. Joseph coach Brandon Morris said. “Hopefully we can make this one of the most memorable seasons our seniors ever had. Their commitment to hard work and dedication will leave an everlasting legacy.”

Mike Johnson and Dan Truttschel

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