SPASH, Amherst, Almond boys one win from state
The Stevens Point Area Senior High School (SPASH),
Amherst High School and Almond-Bancroft High School boys basketball teams each
won Thursday, March 10, to advance to the Sectional Finals Saturday, March 12.
Top-ranked and defending State Champion SPASH (25-0)
went into halftime with a 25-8 lead on Superior (21-4) and rolled to a 68-28
win in a WIAA Division 1 Sectional Semifinal at Wausau West Thursday night.
The top-seeded Panthers will take on second-seeded
Appleton West (19-6), which beat third-seeded Oshkosh North (19-6) 58-56
Thursday night, in the Sectional Final at Marshfield Saturday, in a game that
has been moved to 4 p.m., after it was originally scheduled for 1 p.m.
Sixth-ranked and top-seeded Amherst (24-1) won 42-27
over second-seeded Algoma (17-8) in a WIAA Division 4 Sectional Semifinal at
Green Bay Southwest Thursday night.
The Falcons will face 10th-ranked Marathon (22-3) Saturday
in a WIAA Sectional Final, which is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. at Appleton
Fourth-ranked and third-seeded Almond (24-2) was tied
31-31 with fourth-seeded Pittsville (19-8) with 3:01 left in a Sectional
Semifinal Thursday night at SPASH, when the Eagles went on a 7-0 run to go up
38-31, and won 38-34 to advance to the Sectional Finals for the first time in
Almond will play Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran (12-14),
which beat Suring (15-11) 67-44 in the Sectional Semifinals Thursday night and has
advanced to the Division 5 State Tournament three years in a row and in five of
the last six seasons, in a WIAA Division 5 Sectional Final at D.C. Everest at 2
The Sectional Final winners will advance to the WIAA
State Tournament at the Kohl Center in Madison Thursday through Saturday, March
Complete coverage will appear in the March 18 issue of The Gazette.