The Gazette's all-area girls basketball team features player of the year Paige Banks of Evansville, Janesville Craig's Emily Pierson and Claudia Fieiras, Walworth Big Foot's Reagan Courier, Milton's Chloe Buescher and Lake Geneva Badger's Jada Moss.
Evansville High junior Paige Banks is The Gazette's area player of the year in girls basketball. She averaged 17.5 points per game and was named the Rock Valley Conference's player of the year.
A look at the numbers, players and teams that stood out during the recently completed winter basketball season.
A recap of "Championship Saturday" at the 2019 WIAA state girls basketball tournament.
University of Wisconsin recruit Sydney Hilliard scored 31 points to lead Monroe over Milton, 62-51, in a WIAA Division 2 sectional final girls basketball game Saturday at Oregon.
A 10-0 spurt that began four minutes into the second half helped Milton's girls basketball team pave the way to a 62-54 victory over top-seeded Waterford in a Division 2 sectional semifinal.
The road to the Kohl Center heats up this weekend, as regional champions are crowned in boys basketball.
Janesville Craig sophomore Claudia Fieiras and senior Emily Pierson were named all-Big Eight second team in girls basketball.
No. 11-seeded Craig nearly rallied from a 10-point deficit in the final six and a half minutes, but a 3-pointer at the buzzer drew only the front of the rim, and third-seeded Memorial held on for a 54-51 victory.
The Red Hawks avenged last year's regional final loss by beating the Eagles 55-34 in a Division 2 final, while Brodhead could not pull the upset over Belleville in a Division 4 regional final
The season came to an end Friday night for Janesville Parker's girls basketball team. Middleton outscored the Vikings by 21 in the second half en route to a 63-35 win in a WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal win.
Milton High's girls basketball team opened up WIAA tournament play with a 58-47 win over Elkhorn in a Division 2 regional semifinal game Friday night.
Offense was hard to come by for stretches Friday night in Brodhead.
A glitch at the Racine Horlick seeding meeting in Division 1 boys basketball may have cost Janesville Parker a chance to stay closer to home to open WIAA tournament play.
A recap of regional playoff action for area girls basketball teams for Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019.
Brooke Graesslin scored 16 points to lead four players in double figures as Janesville Parker's girls basketball team rolled to a 73-59 win over Beloit Memorial on Tuesday in a Division 1 regional quarterfinal game.
A recap of high school boys basketball games for Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019.
Senior Emily Pierson scored 32 points, but the Cougars lost 58-56 at Madison Memorial on Saturday.
The Vikings topped host Beloit Memorial 59-48 in a Big Eight Conference game Saturday to secure their fourth win of the season.
A recap of high school girls basketball games for Friday, Feb. 15, 2019.
Senior Emily Pierson scored all 16 of her game-high 16 points in the first half, and the Cougars led 42-14 at halftime on the way to a 65-35 victory.
Lexy Olson and junior Taylor Burrell each scored 15 points, and the Vikings saved their best game of the year for the one with the most on the line. They beat visiting Palmyra-Eagle 43-33 to capture the Trailways South Conference title.
Madison Memorial closed the game on a 33-7 run in pulling away for a 68-38 Big Eight Conference win over Janesville Parker on Thursday night.
A roundup of area high school girls basketball games played Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019.
The road to the Resch Center begins Tuesday for a number of area girls basketball teams.
Paige Banks scored 19 points Wednesday night to lead Evansville past Brodhead 55-33 in Rock Valley Conference girls basketball.
Ashayla Moseberry scored 24 of her career-high 39 points in the first half to help the Purgolders down the visiting Vikings 62-42 in a Big Eight girls basketball game.
A recap of high school girls basketball games for Monday, Feb. 11, 2019.
A roundup of high school basketball games for Saturday, Feb. 9, 2018.
A recap of high school girls basketball games for Friday, Feb. 8, 2019.
Janesville Parker's girls basketball team won its third game of the season Friday night with a 46-21 Big Eight Conference win over Madison West.
Emily Pierson buried 9 of 12 3-point attempts on the way to a career-high 33 points, but Middleton senior Hannah Flottmeyer completed a three-point play with just over a second left to give Middleton a stunning 68-67 victory Friday..
Implementing the shot clock into Wisconsin high school boys and girls basketball games remains on the back burner.
Madison La Follette pulled away early in the second half Wednesday night en route to a 60-34 Big Eight Conference win over Janesville Craig in girls basketball.
A roundup of area girls high school basketball games played Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019.
Middleton beat visiting Parker 58-23 in a Big Eight Conference girls basketball game that kept the Cardinals within striking distance of first-place Sun Prairie.
A recap of high school basketball games for Monday, Feb. 4, 2019.
A recap of high school basketball games around the area for Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019.
Ashala Moseberry scored 18 points and Madison East nearly doubled up Craig in the second half of a 64-52 victory on Bob Suter Court.
A recap of high school girls basketball games for Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.
An 18-0 run to start the second half lifted Evansville's girls basketball team to a 59-35 Rock Valley Conference win over Whitewater on Friday night.
What a scheduling nightmare Mother Nature has created.
Cardinals' Purdue scores all 14 of her points in decisive second half
The Cardinals built a 10-point lead in the opening 11 minutes and beat the visiting Cougars 54-42 in a Big Eight Conference game.
A recap of high school girls basketball games for Friday, Jan. 25, 2019.
Another slow start led to another loss Friday night for Janesville Parker's girls basketball team. Madison La Follette opened up a 26-point halftime lead and coasted to a 76-35 Big Eight Conference win.
A roundup of area high school basketball games played Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019.
They built double-digit leads early in both halves, led by just three with less than eight minutes remaining and then held off Oconomowoc late for a 63-55 victory on Bob Suter Court.
The next two weeks will likely decide a champion in Rock Valley Conference girls basketball.
A roundup of area high school girls basketball games played Monday, Jan. 21, 2019.
A recap of high school boys basketball games for Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.