Green Bay Lutheran boys basketball team delivers at end
MADISON Nathan Toenjes came through with an old-fashioned three-point play with just three seconds remaining to lift Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran to the Division 5 state championship game with a 62-59 victory over Drummond on Thursday at the Kohl Center.
The Lumberjacks tied the game with 29 seconds left before the Blazers ran the play through Travis Voight and on to Toenjes.
Voight finished with 12 points and eight assists while Nathan Clafin led five Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran (28-0) players in double figures. Ben Best scored 19 points for Drummond (24-3).
The Blazers will face Randolph for the Division 5 state title on Saturday.
The Raiders, already with a record nine state titles, jumped out to a 10-point lead in the second quarter and used a 10-0 run in the third to put away Elmwood (23-5), 46-37.
Aaron Retzlaff led Randolph (26-2) with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Kyle Webb and Logan Wolf had eight points apiece for Elmwood.
Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran and Randolph will play the first of five state title games on Saturday, tipping off at 11:05 a.m.
Dominican will play for a fourth state championship since 2004 on Saturday.
In a rematch of last year’s Division 4 title game, the Knights again came away victorious over Cuba City (26-1), 55-47, on Thursday night.
The Cubans led 20-17 at halftime, but Dominican (23-4) made 72 percent of its field goal attempts in the second half and used a 10-0 run to jump out in front. Cuba City fought back within three but the Knights iced the game with another 8-0 spurt.
Duane Wilson led the Knights with 19 points. Jason Derby and Einar Frimodt led the Cubans with 12 points apiece.
Dominican will face Auburndale on Saturday with the gold ball on the line.
The Apaches (26-1) never trailed Thursday, jumping out to a 14-4 lead over the first eight minutes and cruising to a 49-29 victory over Amherst (22-4).
Austin Hawkins scored 14 of his game-high 20 points in the first half, setting a Division 4 record for shooting percentage in a game by connecting on 10 of his 11 field goal attempts.