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Division 5 Girls Basketball Semi-Final Notes: Milwaukee Academy of Science and Loyal advance to title game

03/10/2017, 3:30pm CST
By Norbert Durst

Loyal dominates Bangor in second half to advance to title game

Loyal outscored Bangor 28-6 in the second half to overcome a two-point halftime deficit to defeat Bangor, 44-24, and advance to the Division 5 title game to play Milwaukee Academy of Science. 

Loyal held Bangor scoreless from 3:56 in the first half to 4:22 of the second half, which was a 24-point run for the Greyhounds. 

Seniors Karsyn Rueth and Morgan Reinwand each finished with 11 points to lead Loyal. 

Rueth, a UW-Oshkosh recruit, added 9 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals, while Reinwand also tallied 8 rebounds and 5 assists. 

Junior Hailey Rueth and freshman Remi Geiger each contributed 8 points for the Greyhounds. 

Junior Emma Wittmershaus, a UW-Milwaukee recruit, finished with a game-high 8 points and aded 8 rebounds and 2 blocks for Bangor. 

Bangor shot just 17 percent for the game, including going 2-for-30 in the second half. 

Williams leads Novas past Clayton

Sophomore Shemera Williams' 33 points led Milwaukee Academy of Science past previously unbeaten Clayton, 51-47, in a Division 5 state semi-final. 

Williams shot 10-for-26 from the field and added 8 rebounds and 5 blocks in the win. 

She currently holds offers from Wisconsin, Marquette, Kansas State, and Valparaisio. 

No other Novas reached double-figures, but junior Tamara PughTorres contributed 9 points and 2 steals. 

Neither team shot the ball very well. Milwaukee Academy of Science shot 38 percent from the floor, while Clayton shot 32 percent for the game. The Bears went just 3-for-20 from behind the arc after shooting over 43 percent on the season. 

Sophomore Alison Leslie finished with a team-high 20 points and 12 rebounds for Clayton. Fellow sophomore Kailey Ketz added 14 points in the loss. 

This is the second consecutive year that Clayton lost in a Division 5 state semi-final. 

Milwaukee Academy of Science will play Loyal in the Division 5 state championship game on Saturday. 

Attendance for the Friday morning Division 5 session was 3,848.

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