GREEN BAY, Wis. — They’ve been Nos. 1 and 2 pretty much all season and now two area undefeated high school girls basketball teams will meet Saturday for a WIAA state championship.
Top-ranked Aquinas and No. 2 Melrose-Mindoro picked up easy semifinal victories Thursday in the Division 4 to push their records to 27-0. At 12:45 p.m. Saturday, the two face off at the Resch Center.
The Blugolds, state runners-up last season, spread the scoring in blowing out Crandon 75-38 on Thursday at the Resch.
Lexi Donarski and Taylor Theusch both scored 13, while teammates Madessa Collins and Kyah Steiner each had 12 for Aquinas, which was up 43-19 at halftime on Crandon (22-3).
M-M got 20 points from Emily Herzberg and 11 points, 12 rebounds from Mesa Byom in a 64-30 win over Manitowoc Lutheran, which came into the playoffs ranked just outside the Top 10.
Mel-Min. was up a ridiculous 41-11 at halftime and held Lutheran (21-5) to 26.1 percent shooting for the game.
At 10:45 a.m. today, fourth-ranked Bangor (24-3) will play sixth-ranked Clayton (24-3) in the Division 5 semifinals.