Balanced attack propels Marathon to WIAA win over Clear Lake

MADISON (WKOW) — Marathon leaned on a balanced scoring attack to lead the Red Raiders to a 61-38 win over Clear Lake
in a WIAA Division 4 boys state semifinal.

Marathon will face Roncalli for the Division 4 title after Roncalli blew out Pardeeville 82-48 in the other semifinal.

The Red Raiders’ attack led to a 28-22 halftime lead with scoring spread among six players. Nathan Stoffel had 7 in the first half, but
Carter Hanke and Cameron Schilling each added six.

The trend continued in the second half as Marathon slowly grew its lead on 18 total points by Stoffel, who consistently got to
the rim. Hanke also had 18 and Donavan Free added 8.
 

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MADISON (WAOW) — The 103rd annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Boys Basketball State Tournament will take place Thursday-Saturday, March 15-17, 2018 at the Kohl Center on the campus of the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin. Watch all the games live on WKOW TV, online at WKOW.com and on the Magic of March app.

Third-seeded Marathon returns to the state tournament for the first time since 2011 and for the eighth time overall. The Red Raiders won the championship in that most recent appearance, and they had three straight Class C championships from 1975-77 to give them four State crowns overall.

They defeated Shiocton 60-48 in the Wausau East Sectional final to advance to State this season. They finished runner-up to Auburndale in the South Division of the Marawood Conference this year.

The only other experience at State for second-seeded Clear Lake came in Class C back in 1972 when the Warriors fell in the semifinals. They won the Central Division of the Lakeland Conference this season, and they are the champions of the New Richmond Sectional after downing Durand 51-44 in the final.

Thursday, March 15

Division 3

#1 Valders (23-3) vs. #4 Kettle Moraine Lutheran (22-5) – 1:35 p.m.

#2 East Troy (21-5) vs. #3 Prescott (24-2) 

Division 4

#1 Roncalli (21-5) vs. #4 Pardeeville (23-3) – 6:35 p.m.

#2 Clear Lake (25-0) vs. #3 Marathon (22-4)
 

Friday, March 16, 2018

Division 5

#1 Bangor (25-1) vs. #4 Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran (15-12) – 9:05 a.m.

#2 Deerfield (23-4) vs. #3 McDonell Central Catholic (17-10) 

Division 2

#1 Kaukauna (23-3) vs. #4 Westosha Central (20-4) – 1:35 p.m.

#2 La Crosse Central (24-2) vs. #3 Milwaukee Washington (23-3)

Division 1

#1 Oshkosh North (25-1) vs. #4 Hamilton (17-9) – 6:35 p.m.

#2 Sun Prairie (25-1) vs. #3 Brookfield East (24-2) 
 

Saturday, March 17

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.

HOW TO GET TICKETS: Ticket prices for the tourney are $10 per session (two games in a session) for all seating purchased at the Kohl Center. Ticket windows are available one hour prior to the start of any session. Tickets are available online for $12. All online tickets are print at home or available at the Will-Call window.

STATE TOURNAMENT ON THE AIR:  The State Tournament will be televised live on WKOW-TV in Madison, WAOW-TV in Wausau, WXOW-TV in La Crosse, WQOW-TV in Eau Claire, WYOW-TV in Eagle River, WMOW-TV in Crandon, WMLW-TV in Milwaukee, KBJR-MY9 in Duluth/Superior and WCWF W-14 in Green Bay and the Fox Valley. The Wisconsin Division of Quincy Media, Inc., will produce the coverage. Also, download the Magic of March app for your source for live streaming video, scores, highlights and more about the WIAA State Boys Basketball Tournament on iOS or Android phones and tablets.
 

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