PADDOCK LAKE — So far, the Central boys basketball team has faced familiar foes in the WIAA Division-2 state playoffs.
After struggling with Southern Lakes Conference rival Waterford Friday night, the two-time SLC champions overwhelmed visiting Union Grove 73-39 Saturday night to win their first regional championship in over 20 years.
The Wilmot boys basketball team’s improbable postseason continued Saturday night.
After going 5-16 in the regular season, the 10th-seeded Panthers won their third consecutive postseason game in five days, this time edging third-seeded Burlington, 70-69, in a WIAA Division-2 regional final on the Demons’ home court.
The Bellarmine men’s basketball team has been a major thorn in the side of UW-Parkside, as it has been for many other teams.
But just moments after his Knights dispatched the Rangers in a hard-fought Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament semifinal on Saturday afternoon, Bellarmine coach Scott Davenport emphatically made the case for the Rangers being in the NCAA Division II Tournament field.
DeAndre Johns has found himself in just about every type of situation in his four years of varsity basketball at St. Joseph.
So, the senior guard was not about to panic when his team found itself trailing by five point at halftime to visiting Hope Christian in the regional semifinals of the WIAA Division-4 playoffs on Friday.
UW-Parkside senior guard Alec Brown and junior point guard Kendale McCullum have ranked among the Great Lakes Valley Conference leaders in most statistical categories all season, and they were rewarded by being named first-team All-GLVC in voting by the league coaches that was released Wednesday.