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.

Div II
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.

Div III
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.

Winners
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

 

Mary Hardin-Baylor beats UW Oshkosh in DIII Championship

SALEM, Va. — The 44th Division III football championship, also known as the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl, saw Mary Hardin-Baylor’s rushing attack lead the Crusaders past UW Oshkosh 10-7 Friday night.

The Titans set the tone early, going 64 yards in nine plays for the game’s first touchdown. But that was the only lead of the night for UW Oshkosh as Mary Hardin-Baylor collected 161 rushing yards on their way to victory.

Both teams were looking for their first ever DIII Championship, and senior quarterback Blake Jackson delivered for the Cru, doing most of his damage on the ground with 28 carries for 119 yards and a touchdown. The Cru defense held the Titans to just 30 total rushing yards, paced by Dylan Hecker’s 29. Jackson would complete 16 of his 27 passes for 171 yards plus an interception.

Turnovers were detrimental for UWO, with quarterback Brett Kasper throwing a pair of interceptions to  go along with his 185 passing yards. The Titans also fumbled the football once but were able to recover the loose ball.

The fourth-seeded Titans end the season with a 13-2 record, with their only other loss coming Oct. 8 at UW Whitewater.