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State's all-time longest winning streaks in girls basketball

04/29/2020, 2:45pm CDT
By Norbert Durst

Joel Claassen guided Pius XI Catholic to a state-record 92 consecutive wins

There is a rich history of girls basketball in the state of Wisconsin.

WisSports.net is attempting to put together some interesting historical data regarding high school basketball statistics in this state.

We start with a listing of programs that have won at least 38 consecutive games in the table at the end of the article. 

Pius XI Catholic tops the list at 92 games; the Lady Popes started that streak in February of 1988 and it ended in December of 1991.

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Pius XI Catholic (92 in a row from 1988-91) 
Coach Joel Claassen guided the Lady Popes to two of the longest winning streaks in state history. The 92 consecutive wins by Pius XI Catholic from February of 1988 until December of 1991 is 16 more than any other team in state history. The Lady Popes were members of the WISAA in those days and captured four WISAA titles during the streak, while also playing the top public schools and nationally ranked teams. Pius XI Catholic's streak was snapped on December 28, 1991 against a highly ranked team out of Ohio. 

Cuba City (76 in a row from 2005-08) 
Coach Jeff Pustina guided the Cubans to the second-longest winning streak in girls' basketball history. Their 76-game winning streak started on December 2, 2005 and ended on March 8, 2008 when they lost to Markesan, 44-37, in a Division 3 sectional final. Cuba City captured a pair of WIAA Division 3 state titles during its winning streak. 

Longest Winning Streaks in Girls' Basketball History

SCHOOL YEARS COACH NUMBER
Pius XI Catholic 1988-91 Joel Claassen 92
Cuba City 2005-08 Jeff Pustina 76
Pius XI Catholic 1984-87 Joel Claassen 70
New London 2011-13 Troy Krause / Andrea Flease 68
Barneveld 1998-00 Jim Myers 67
Durand 1985-87 John Pollock 62
Cuba City 2014-16 Jeff Pustina 61
Neillsville 2011-13 John Gaier 54
Black Hawk 2018-active Mike Flanagan 54
Luxemburg-Casco 1993-95 Mike Schanhofer 53
Lakeland 1991-93 Brian Maki 52
Flambeau 1999-01 Ted Alberson 52
Aquinas 2017-19 Dave Donarski 47
Barneveld 2013-15 Jim Myers 45
Pius XI Catholic 2014-16 Scott Herrick 45
De Pere 2011-13 Kelly McNiff 44
Fall Creek 1984-86 Arnie Skrukrud 43
Barneveld 2015-16 Jim Myers / Doug Pickarts 38

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