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Spartans earn 8th straight trip to state tournament

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Gazette Staff
March 16, 2011

Madison Memorial High School is headed back to familiar territory.


The Spartans, who were state runners-up last year, earned their eighth straight appearance in the boys WIAA Division 1 state basketball tournament by downing third-ranked Milwaukee City Conference champion Riverside,


60-48, in a super sectional Tuesday night at UW-Whitewater.


Memorial, the Big Eight Conference co-champion, pulled away from a 22-20 halftime edge to dominate Riverside (22-3). That set up the Spartans (20-6) for a state semifinal game against Milwaukee Hamilton (20-6) at 6:35 p.m. Friday at the Kohl Center in Madison.


Miles Chamberlain led Memorial’s second-half surge with 11 points to finish with 19. Tre Burnette added 16 points, while Junior Lomomba had 11.


Two baskets in the first two minutes of the fourth quarter by Jamar Morris put the Spartans on top 43-36. A three-point play by Hamilton’s Shmari Triggs cut the Spartans’ lead to 50-44 with 3:45 left, but Riverside never got any closer.


MEMORIAL 60, RIVERSIDE 48

Memorial (60)—Ortiz, 0-3-3; Chamberlain, 6-7-19; Burnette, 6-2-16; Lomomba, 4-3-11; Morris, 4-1-9; Weah, 1-0-2. Totals: 21-16-60


Riverside (48)—White, 3-0-6; S. Triggs, 5-0-3; Currie, 2-1-6; B. Triggs, 7-5-19; Downey, 2-0-4; Myles, 1-0-2. Totals: 20-6-48.


Madison Memorial 13 9 17 21—60


Milwaukee Riverside 13 7 14 14—48


Three-point goals—Memorial 2 (Burnette 2), Riverside 2 (B. Triggs, Currie). Free throws missed—Memorial 6, Riverside 5. Total fouls—Memorial 14, Riverside 20.


-- Appleton East 54, Germantown 52 (OT)—Caleb Zeegers’ rebound and layup as time expired in overtime gave top-ranked Appleton East a narrow super sectional victory over second-rated Germantown (24-2) at UW-Oshkosh.


The Patriots (26-0) play De Pere (24-2) in a Division 1 state semifinal at 8:15 p.m. Friday at Kohl Center in Madison.


In a controversial ending, the Patriots received possession of the ball with 3.8 seconds left after referees overturned a call awarding a Germantown timeout as players battled for a rebound on their way out of bounds.


The officials eventually ruled that Germantown didn’t have possession. They awarded East the ball, based on the possession arrow, which was in the Patriots’ favor.


East’s Johnny Coenen missed a jumper, but Zeegers grabbed the rebound and threw it up off the glass for the win.


Sam Mader had 23 points to lead the Patriots, with Zeegers adding 17.


EAST 54, GERMANTOWN 52 (OT)

Germantown (52)—Showalter, 4-0-10; Mongan, 6-1-15; Bowers, 1-2-4; Kumbier, 2-0-4; Studer, 3-3-9; Fischer, 4-1-10. Totals: 20-7-52.


Appleton East (54)—Coenen, 1-0-2; Mader, 8-2-23; Schultz, 4-1-11; Schmidt, 0-1-1; Zeegers, 6-0-17. Totals: 19-4-54.


Germantown 11 9 16 12 4—52


Appleton East 16 16 10 6 6—54


Three-point goals—Germantown 5 (Showalter 2, Mongan 2, Fischer), Appleton East 12 (Mader 5, Schultz 2, Zeegers 5). Free throws missed—Germantown 4, Appleton East 5.


-- De Pere 63, Superior 39—Reece Zoelle scored 23 points, including three three-pointers, to lead De Pere past Superior in a super sectional at UW-Stevens Point and into the Division 1 state tournament.


De Pere (24-2) plays top-ranked Appleton East (26-0) in a state semifinal game at 8:15 p.m. Friday at the Kohl Center in Madison.


Chris Kading added 13 points, and Mason Mocarski added 10 for the Redbirds


(24-2), who went on a 30-6 run spanning the first and second quarters en route to a 35-19 halftime lead.


Joel Lindberg led Superior with 12 points.


DE PERE 63, SUPERIOR 39

De Pere (63)—Zoelle, 7-0-23; Poydras, 0-1-1; Coleman, 1-0-2; Beyer, 3-2-9; Vanden Bergh, 2-0-5; Mocarski, 2-5-10; Kadling, 5-3-13. Totals: 23-11-63.


Superior (39)—Kraft, 4-0-9; Williams, 1-0-3; Hobson, 2-0-4; Lindberg, 6-0-12; Urban, 1-0-2; Kimmes, 2-1-5; Hunt, 2-0-4. Totals: 18-1-39.


De Pere 11 24 12 16—63


Superior 10 9 10 10—39


Three-point goals—De Pere 6 (Zoelle 3, Beyer, Vanden Bergh, Mocarski), Superior 2 (Kraft, Williams). Free throws missed—De Pere 4, Superior 3.



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