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Dogs may not have lead Kewaskum in scoring in either of the two state games this past week, but she proved to be a menace defensively while being a threat on offense. First in the 46-34 semifinal win over West Salem, the NJIT commit had 14 points, 11 rebounds, four blocks, three assists and three steals. Kewaskum met Milwaukee Academy of Science in the Division 3 state championship and eked out a 55-51 victory. Dogs came up one rebound short of a double-double, finishing with 13 points, nine rebounds, four blocks and four assists. Her eight blocks over the two games tied the Division 3 state tournament record. Kewaskum took home its first state title in girls basketball in school history.
Dorn was one rebound shy of recording a pair of double-doubles in her two state tournament games this past week. The Macks began the state tournament with a 59-20 win over previously undefeated Albany. Dorn had 16 points, nine rebounds, four steals and three assists while shooting seven of eleven from the field. McDonell then squared off with one loss Blair-Taylor in the WIAA Division 5 State Championship game. The 6-0 junior had 16 points on six of six shooting while adding ten rebounds. Dorn's efficiency was a big reason why McDonell won its first gold ball in program history.
Fayta was exceptional from her point guard position, leading Notre Dame to its third straight state championship. In the semifinals, the Tritons were in a dog fight all game with McFarland, prevailing with a 76-70 victory. The Illinois State commit had 18 points, eight assists and six rebounds in the win. Pewaukee awaited Notre Dame in the Division 2 title game, setting up a rematch of last year's championship. Notre Dame came out on top once again with a 64-49 win. Fayta once again ran the show with 13 points, six assists and four rebounds. Her 14 assists over the two games is second in Division 2 state tournament history.
Kettle Moraine had one mission coming into the state tournament; repeat as champion. Grocholski made sure that mission was accomplished. First in the 77-67 semifinal win over Hortonville, the West Virginia commit had 21 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assists and two steals. The Lasers then met Brookfield East in the last game of the tournament in the Division 1 state title game. Grocholski had 24 points, five rebounds and two steals as Kettle Moraine pulled away for a 47-40 win. Her 45 points were one point shy of her total from last year, but resulted in the same outcome, a second consecutive state championship for Kettle Moraine.
Laconia is one of the most balanced teams in the entire state, and any number of them could be nominated here. Madigan gets the nod with her ability to effect the game in many different aspects, which was apparent at the state tournament. The Spartans defeated Colfax 58-35 in the semifinals behind a game high 19 points; adding three rebounds, two assists and a steal. Laconia then squared off Aquinas in the Division 4 State title game where they won 64-51. Despite just five points on offense, Madigan recorded eleven rebounds, four assists and three steals to help Laconia capture gold. It was the first gold ball in program history for the Spartan girls basketball team.
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