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Bangor takes down top-ranked and unbeaten Black Hawk for state title

Bangor takes down top-ranked and unbeaten Black Hawk for state title

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — It wasn’t pretty but the Bangor High School girls basketball team will take it.

Up against top-ranked, undefeated Black Hawk, the Cardinals overcame 28 turnovers and 37-percent shooting — including a 3-for-13 effort in the second half — in winning 39-29 in the WIAA Division 5 state championship at the Resch Center.

Emma Wittmershaus led Bangor (26-3) with nine points, going 1-for-7 from the field, but managed 6-of-7 shooting from the free-throw line, while teammate Jaclynn Freit had 15 rebounds, seven turnovers.

Bangor, which lost in the state semifinals last year, had a 20-11 lead at halftime, as it forced Black Hawk (28-1) into a 4-of-26 effort from the field and eight of its 16 turnovers in the first half.

Black Hawk tied the game 27-27 with 5:36 remaining in the second. But Wittmershaus hit a pair of free throws followed by a Elizabeth Nicolai 3-pointer. Alea Fortier followed that, pushing the run to 6-0, hitting 1 of 4 free throws and Black Hawk never recovered.

Black Hawk finished 12-for-62 from the field and literally half those shots were from beyond the arc (3-for-31). Bangor won the rebounding battle 42-35.

 

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