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Mukwonago, Germantown to play for D-1 boys state title

MADISON - The field for Championship Saturday was set in the 98th WIAA State Boys Basketball Tournament.

Both top-ranked and defending state champion Germantown and Mukwonago will play in the Division 1 state finals this evening after last night's semifinal games played in front of over 16,000 at the Kohl Center.

Unbeaten Germantown outscored Oshkosh North 30-12 in the second quarter thanks in part to six three-pointers to lead 52-32 at halftime. Indiana -bound Luke Fischer imposed his will with 32 points, 16 rebounds and six blocked shots to lead Germantown. Teammate Jake Showalter, brother of Wisconsin's Zak Showalter, tied a Division 1 State Tournament record by hitting seven three-pointers to account for his 21 points. The Spartans were led by Blake Marquardt with 17 points, and Nathan Neveau added 15.

After being close for much of the ballgame, Mukwonago finally pulled away from Milwaukee Rufus King in the fourth quarter to win 64-47. Mukwonago was led in scoring by Nate Tanguay with 16 points. Dominic Cizauskas added 14 points and a game-high 12 rebounds with Nick Blohm chipping in with 13 points. Rufus King was paced by Austin Malone-Mitchell with 18 points and Jamell Posey tossed in 12.

Germantown will face Mukwonago in pursuit of its second consecutive championship Saturday at 8:15 p.m. The other championship games have Randolph vs. Green Bay NEW Lutheran in Division 5; Whitefish Bay Dominican vs. Auburndale in Division 4; La Crosse Aquinas vs. Lodi in Division 3 and Pulaski vs. Wisconsin Lutheran in Division 2.