Beaver Dam, Edgewood win WIAA girls basketball titles

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Five teams were crowned WIAA girls basketball champions at the Resch Center on Saturday, including Madison-area teams Beaver Dam and Madison Edgewood.

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The Golden Beavers capped an unbeaten season (28-0) with a 52-33 win over the Packers, despite facing an early 10-0 deficit. Beaver Dam forced 16 turnovers in the first half and turned it into a 30-10 run and a 30-20 halftime lead. The Golden Beavers would then go on a 12-3 run in the second half to lock up their first State championship in school history. Tara Stauffacher and Aly Van Loo led the Golden Beavers with 12 points each.

The Crusaders (25-3) took home their first State title by downing the Spartans 51-30, following an inability from both teams to convert on field goal attempts. Madison Edgewood shot 26 percent in the first half, while Martin Luther was 22 percent. The Crusaders came out firing in the second half, hitting 50 percent of their shots, while the Spartans’ struggles continued. Edgewood was led by a game-high 20 points from Estella Moschkau.

Div I | Appleton North 49, De Pere 34
Div II | Beaver Dam 52, Cudahy 33
Div III | Edgewood 51, Martin Luther 30
Div IV | Howards Grove 44, Aquinas 43
Div V | Loyal 74, Milwaukee Academy of Science 61


WIAA State girls basketball preview

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Five teams will be crowned Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association girls basketball State champions this weekend at the Resch Center in Green Bay.

Four Madison-area teams will fight for hardware, beginning with the Division III semifinals on Thursday afternoon where Madison Edgewood will be taking on Wrightstown.  Beaver Dam and Monroe square off in the Division II semifinal Friday afternoon, followed by the Division I semifinal matchup between Middleton and De Pere. All championship games will take place from the Resch Center on Saturday.

DI: Middleton comes into the Division I semifinals making its 10th appearance at the State championship level, including its second appearance in the last three years. The Cardinals shared the Big Eight Conference crown with Sun Prairie this season.

DII: Monroe makes its ninth State appearance and its first since 2010, coming off a season where it shared the Badger South Conference title with Stoughton and Madison Edgewood. It’s just the third State appearance for Beaver Dam and the first since the 2010 season. The Golden Beavers went 26-0 in the regular season to win the Wisconsin Little Ten Conference.

DIII: For the second year in a row and the second year overall, Madison Edgewood makes a WIAA State tournament appearance. Their only Class A title came in 1979 as a member of the WISAA. The Crusaders finished in a three-way tie for the Badger South Conference crown with Monroe and Stoughton.

Thursday, March 9
Division 3
Bloomer (22-4) vs. Martin Luther (25-1) | 1:35 p.m.
Wrightstown (23-3) vs. Edgewood (23-3)*
Division 4
Durand (23-3) vs. Howards Grove (25-1) | 6:35 p.m.
Shiocton (18-8) vs. Aquinas (26-0)*

Friday, March 10
Division 5
Clayton (27-0) vs. Milwaukee Academy of Science (22-4) | 9:05 a.m.
Loyal (23-4) vs. Bangor (24-3)*
Division 2
Hortonville (20-5) vs. Cudahy (19-7) | 1:35 p.m.
Beaver Dam (26-0) vs. Monroe (21-3)*
Division 1
Appleton North (26-0) vs. Milwaukee King (25-0) | 6:35 p.m.
De Pere (24-2) vs. Middleton (23-3)*

Saturday, March 11
3-Point Challenge | 9:30 a.m.
Division 5 Championship Game | 11:05 a.m.
Division 4 Championship Game*
Division 3 Championship Game*
Division 2 Championship Game | 6:35 p.m.
Division 1 Championship Game*

*Note: Subsequent games of each session will begin approximately 15 minutes following the previous game.