From the WIAA:
The 42nd Annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Girls Basketball State Tournament will take place Thursday-Saturday, March 9-11, at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wis.
Thursday, March 9
Bloomer (22-4) vs. Martin Luther (25-1) - 1:35 p.m.
Wrightstown (23-3) vs. Edgewood (23-3)*
Durand (23-3) vs. Howards Grove (25-1) - 6:35 p.m.
Shiocton (18-8) vs. Aquinas (26-0)*
Friday, March 10
Clayton (27-0) vs. Milwaukee Academy of Science (22-4) - 9:05 a.m.
Loyal (23-4) vs. Bangor (24-3)*
Hortonville (20-5) vs. Cudahy (19-7) - 1:35 p.m.
Beaver Dam (26-0) vs. Monroe (21-3)*
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.
Local Team Notes
Middleton has qualified for the State Tournament for the 10th time. It is the Cardinals’ second appearance in the past three seasons. They made an impressive run of five State Tournaments from 2008-12. The Cardinals have finished as State runner-up twice, once in 1993 and again in 2003. They advance to the State semifinals after rolling past Madison East 65-38 in the Janesville Craig Sectional final. The Cardinals finished in a first-place tie with Sun Prairie for the Big Eight Conference championship this season.
Monroe is making its ninth appearance at State and its first since 2010. The Cheesemakers have won the State championship three times, capturing the title in 1989, 2006 and 2008. In addition, they placed runner-up in 1988 and 2000. Monroe was the tri-champion in the South Division of the Badger Conference this season with Stoughton and Division 3 qualifier Edgewood. The Cheesemakers breezed past Milton 72-49 in the final of the Middleton Sectional to continue their quest for a State title.
Beaver Dam joins the State Tournament field for the first time since 2010 and for the third time overall. The Golden Beavers’ initial State appearance came back in 1991 when they finished runner-up in Division 1. The return to the State Tournament comes by virtue of a 66-49 victory over Seymour in the Neenah Sectional final. The Golden Beavers enter the semifinals this week undefeated and are the champions of the Wisconsin Little Ten Conference this season.
Edgewood is making its second appearance in the State Tournament after experiencing it for the first time last season. The Crusaders were eliminated from title contention in the semifinals with a one-point loss to the eventual champion. Their return to the State semifinals comes following a convincing 57-31 victory over Platteville in the Sun Prairie Sectional final. They finished in a three-way tie for first in the South Division of the Badger Conference this year with Stoughton and Division 2 qualifier Monroe. The Crusaders won a Class A title in 1979 as a former member of WISAA.