After winning their first ever game at the WIAA State Tournament, the Lady Macks (26-5, 14-0 Western Cloverbelt Conference) looked strong at the start against the Lady Wildcats (28-2,13-1 Large Dairyland Conference), only to see their lead dissipate to a two-possession advantage at halftime.
Blair-Taylor continued to surge in the second half, tying the game with an early flurry, before the Lady Macks tightened the screws defensively and slowly but surely pulled away in front of a huge crowd at the Resch Center. For the second straight day, McDonell girls basketball forged new ground, as they sealed a WIAA state championship for the first time in program history!
WOGO "RadioActive" Award Watch:
Junior center Aubrey Dorn capped off her dominant tournament run with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while senior guard Marley Hughes was nearly perfect from the free throw line, hitting 9 of 10 and adding 14 points and 6 assists in her final game in a McDonell uniform. Junior guard Emily Cooper tallied 14 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists, while junior guard Isabel Hartman matched her season-high with 10 points, scoring them all in a phenomenal second half effort.
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Czech Law Office!
Fries Financial Group!
Grace Home Respiratory!
McDonell Area Catholic Schools!
Nicolet National Bank!
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River Country Co-op!
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