3 Cloverbelt Teams In Boys State Basketball Tournament
Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 -- 10:06 am
Posted by Larry Hoeser, Sports Director
The 104th Annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Boys Basketball State Tournament will take place this Thursday-Saturday at the Kohl Center in Madison...
3 teams from the Cloverbelt Conference are among the teams in the Division 4 and 5 fields this week.
Thursday, March 14
#1 Roncalli (26-0) vs. #4 New Glarus (24-2) - 6:35 p.m.
#2 Lourdes Academy (25-1) vs. #3 Osseo-Fairchild (24-2)
Third-seeded Osseo-Fairchild is back at State for the fifth time and for the first time since 1992. The Thunder is still seeking its first win at the State Tournament, falling in the first round in each of their previous appearances. The Thunder’s return to the final field of four teams comes virtue of its 80-73 victory over Clear Lake in the Hudson Sectional final. Osseo-Fairchild is the champion in the West Division of the Cloverbelt Conference this season.
Friday, March 15
#1 Sheboygan Lutheran (25-2) vs. #4 McDonell Catholic (18-9) - 9:05 a.m.
#2 Columbus Catholic (25-2) vs. #3 Bangor (25-1)
Second-seeded Columbus Catholic will be making its third State appearance and its second in the past three seasons. The Dons have lost in the semifinals in each of their two previous experiences. They are the champions of the East Division of the Cloverbelt Conference this year. They notched a 79-69 victory over Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran to earn their return to Madison.
Last year’s runner-up McDonell Central Catholic is the fourth seed. The Macks will appear at State for the fourth straight season and for the fifth time overall. They won the State championship in 2016 in their first appearance in the title game. They earned their fourth consecutive tourney berth with a 65-56 win over Luck in the Chippewa Falls Sectional final. The Macks finished runner-up to Division 4 qualifier Osseo-Fairchild in the West Division of the Cloverbelt Conference this season.