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Middleton, Sauk Prairie girls to play for state berth

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Gazette Staff
March 7, 2009

Middleton High’s girls basketball team wasted no time Friday night in moving within one step of a second straight trip to the WIAA Division 1 state tournament.


The Big Eight co-champion Cardinals (20-3) hammered Madison Memorial, 50-28, in the first game of the Middleton Sectional to set a championship matchup with Badger North co-champion Sauk Prairie (19-4) at 7 tonight at Middleton.


Sauk Prairie advanced to the sectional final with a 51-50 win over La Crosse Logan (19-4).


The Middleton sectional champion plays Janesville Parker or Verona at 6:35 p.m. Thursday in the state quarterfinals at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.


Emily Newman had four of Middleton’s seven three-point goals and 16 points to lead the sectional semifinal blitz of Memorial (9-14). The Cardinals rode a 17-3 second quarter to a 29-10 halftime lead.


Alicia Evans had 14 points for Memorial.


MIDDLETON 50, MEMORIAL 28


Memorial (28)—Wiedholz, 3; Patterson, 3; Woods, 2; Graf, 2; Koykkar, 2; Olson, 2; Evans, 14; Golz, 0. Totals: 10-7-28.


Middleton (50)—Gardner, 9; Acker, 8; Flynn, 4; Beckwith, 4; Eklund, 3; Larson, 2; Newman, 16; Williams, 1; Andrew, 1; Rongstad, 1. Totals: 17-19-50.


Memorial 7 3 7 11—28


Middleton 12 17 11 10—50


Three-point goals—Memorial 1 (Wiedholz), Middleton 7 (Newman 4, Acker 2, Gardner). Free throws missed—Memorial 0, Middleton 16. Total fouls—Memorial 20, Middleton 13. Fouled out—Golz.


SAUK PRAIRIE 51, LOGAN 50


Logan (50)—Wiedman, 9; Blackwell, 2; Labb, 14; Johnson, 13; Mueller, 12. Totals: 20-7-50.


Sauk Prairie (51)—Puls, 6; Meyer, 5; Hahn, 2; Budd, 18; Thrune, 10; Wipperfurth, 10. Totals: 21-7-51.


Logan 11 9 23 7—50


Sauk Prairie 18 6 17 10—51


Three-point goals—Logan 3 (Labb 2, Mueller), Sauk Prairie 2 (Budd, Thrune). Free throws missed—Logan 6, Sauk Prairie 6. Total fouls—Logan 17, Sauk Prairie 12.



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