MADISON (WKOW) — The Prescott Cardinals built a comfortable 33-27 lead at the half, then cruised to a 65-53 WIAA Division 3 boys
state semifinal win at the Kohl Center in Madison.
Last year’s runner-up Prescott, the third seed, returns to the championship game Saturday, March 17, 2018 and will face Valders,
who advanced to the championship game on a buzzer-beater in overtime.
Peter Brookshaw of Prescott led all scorers with 34. Parker Nielsen chipped in
MADISON (WQOW) — 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 WQOW TV, online at WQOW.com and on the Magic of March app.
Last year’s runner-up Prescott, the third seed, is back in the tournament field for the second year in a row and for the third time in the last four years after qualifying for the first time in 2015. The Cardinals remain in contention for their first State title following their 86-76 win over Wisconsin Dells in the Menomonie Sectional final. They are the champions of the Middle Border Conference this season.
Second-seeded East Troy is making its first appearance since 2015 and its fourth overall. The Trojans’ are attempting to move past the semifinals for the first time. They claimed the title in the Rock Valley Conference this year, and they beat Edgerton 66-53 in the Middleton Sectional final to advance to the State semifinals.
Thursday, March 15
#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)
#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
#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)
#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)
#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.