Schedule for WIAA State Girls Basketball Tournament
CHAMPIONSHIPS SCHEDULE AND PAIRINGS: The single elimination tournament features eight teams in Division 1 and four each in Divisions 2, 3 and 4. Rankings are based on the state coaches poll.
Thursday, March 25
Division 4 - Semifinals
9:05 a.m. - No. 2 Wausau Newman (24-2) vs. No. 13 Weston (24-3)
10:45 a.m. - No. 1 Minong Northwood (25-0) vs. No. 3 Black Hawk (26-1)
Division 1 Quarterfinals
1:35 p.m. - No. 2 Milwaukee Vincent (23-2) vs. Racine J.I. Case (19-5)
3:15 p.m. - No. 9 Verona (22-3) vs. No. 6 Milwaukee Pius XI (23-3)
6:35 p.m. - No. 3 De Pere (24-1) vs. No. 5 Beaver Dam (24-1)
8:15 p.m. - Wausau West (22-4) vs. No. 7 Middleton (22-3)
Friday, March 26
Division 3 Semifinals
9:05 a.m. - No. 2 Brillion (26-1) vs. No. 1 Cuba City (27-0)
10:45 a.m. - No. 4 Osseo-Fairchild (26-1) vs. No. 9 Oostburg (22-3)
Division 2 Semifinals
1:35 p.m. - No. 12 Winneconne (24-3) vs. No. 2 Monroe (25-1)
3:15 p.m. - Altoona (18-9) vs. No. 4 New Berlin Eisenhower (24-2)
Division 1 - Semifiinals
Quarterfinal winners at 6:35 and 8:15 p.m.
Saturday, March 27
12:05 p.m. - Division 4 Championship Game
1:45 p.m. - Division 3 Championship Game
6:35 p.m. - Division 2 Championship Game
8:15 p.m. - Division 1 Championship Game
Milwaukee Vincent will try to become the first girls' high school basketball team to win four straight titles, as the state tournament begins today in Madison. The Division-One quarter-finals get underway this afternoon, and Vincent will try to win its 10th straight game in the tournament when it takes on Racine J.I. Case. Vincent is 94-7 in its last four seasons, and they're the only returning champion from a year ago in the four divisions.
In today's other Division-One quarter-finals, Verona plays Milwaukee Pius XI. De Pere faces Beaver Dam. And Middleton takes on Wausau West. The Division-Four semi-finals are first up this morning. Wausau Newman plays Weston at 9:05 a.m., followed by Black Hawk of South Wayne against unbeaten and top-ranked Minong Northwood. Semi-finals in Divisions 2 and 3 will be played tomorrow. All four title games are set for Saturday at the Kohl Center.
Nicole Griffin of Milwaukee Vincent has been named to Parade Magazine's All-American girls' high school third team. Coaches, scouts, and recruiters made the selections. And they'll appear in Sunday's edition of the magazine. Griffin is a 6-6 senior center for Vincent. She has averaged 17 points, eight rebounds, and three-and-a-half blocked shots a game this season. Earlier this month, Griffin was named the Gatorade Wisconsin girls' player-of-the-year for the second straight time.