Janesville Craig senior Blake McCann transformed from a 3-point specialist coming off the bench to become one of the Big Eight's most dynamic offensive threats this season, and he has been named The Gazette's area player of the year.
Gazette sports writer John Barry wraps up the winter sports season with a couple of individual and team awards, along with a look at his crystal ball predictions for the state basketball tournaments.
Westosha Central outscored Elkhorn 18-3 down the stretch to win 46-41 in a WIAA Division 2 sectional semifinal boys basketball game at Burlington on Thursday.
Another blistering second half has the Edgerton boys basketball team one win away from state. The Crimson Tide scored 45 points in the second half Thursday night to beat Platteville 65-56 in a WIAA Division 3 sectional semifinal game.
Edgerton and Elkhorn are two wins away from advancing to the WIAA boys basketball state tournament. Edgerton plays Platteville and Elkhorn faces Westosha in sectional semifinal games Thursday.
Max Glass made a pair of 3-pointers in the final two minutes of regulation to help force overtime, where he made another one in the eighth-seeded Red Devils' 85-82 victory over the ninth-seeded Cougars
Jacob Fox had 25 points Friday night, including six 3-pointers, to lead Edgerton to a 72-60 win over Dodgeville in a WIAA Division 3 regional semifinal game.
Strong scored 25 points and Sereno Ferone led a second-half surge as the Trojans pulled away for a 57-40 win in a WIAA Division 3 regional quarterfinal Tuesday
Four Parkview players scored in double figures, and the Vikings used an energetic defensive effort early in the second half to beat visiting Johnson Creek in a WIAA Division 4 regional quarterfinal game. It was Parkview's first boys basketball postseason victory since 2007.
Kenosha Indian Trail used a 12-1 run that began with less than 13 minutes remaining and then held off Parker to win 66-58 in a WIAA Division 1 regional quarterfinal boys basketball game.
Milwaukee Academy of Science heads into the postseason with momentum after beating reigning Division 4 champion Destiny on Wednesday and Edgerton on Friday.
Madison West outscored Janesville Parker 55-28 after halftime of a Big Eight Conference boys basketball game Thursday night on the way to a 90-76 win.
The boys basketball postseason begins next week. John Barry gazes into his crystal ball and predicts which five teams he expects to bring home a gold ball.
Beloit Turner's boys basketball team is 14-6 and beat 15-5 East Troy in their only regular-season meeting up to this point. But East Troy is a No. 3 seed in their Division 3 tournament bracket, and Turner is a No. 6. Gazette sports editor Eric Schmoldt breaks down why that is and surveys the newly released brackets.
The Crimson Tide started the second half on a 10-0 run to overturn their halftime deficit and pull away from the Cardinals on Saturday
Only five teams will end their season with a win. Gazette sports writer John Barry takes a look at which five teams those might hoist gold balls in his girls basketball postseason preview.
Trayvon Fair scored 16 of his team-high 18 points in a sizzling second half to help Beloit Memorial beat Janesville Craig 80-70 in a Big Eight boys basketball game.
Janesville Craig trailed by six points with 2:30 remaining but rallied for a nonconference win over visiting Burlington on Tuesday.
Craig senior Blake McCann scored 26 points and the Cougars played one of their best overall games Friday night in an 80-53 Big Eight Conference boys basketball victory over Parker.
Sun Prairie and Mukwonago are a cut above the rest of the teams in the Janesville Craig girls basketball sectional, but nine or 10 other teams are capable of making a run at state.
Senior forward Marlon Ruffin scored 31 points and Colin Schaeffer added 21 as host Sun Prairie beat Janesville Parker 111-65 in Big Eight boys basketball Tuesday.