Waupun Girls Basketball Plays At State Today

The defending Division Three State Champion Waupun girls basketball team faces Milwaukee Academy of Science this afternoon in a state semifinal.  The game tips at 1:35pm.   

Here’s the WIAA preview of the D3 field….

Defending champion and top-seeded Waupun makes its third appearance in the State Tournament. The Warriors only other experience in 1996 resulted in a loss in the Division 2 semifinals. Their  return to the semifinals comes by virtue of a 50-40 victory over Prairie du Chien in the Edgewood Sectional final. The Warriors were the co-champions of the East Central Conference with Kewaskum, which has also qualified in the division. Second-seeded West Salem returns to State for the first time since 1997 and for the fourth time overall. The Panthers’ first two appearances came consecutively in Class C in 1977 and 1978. Each of the previous three experiences resulted in a loss in semifinals. They are the champions of the Coulee Conference this season, and they are the representatives advancing out of the Altoona Sectional following a 55-50 win over Somerset in the final. Kewaskum was issued the third seed in the bracket. The Indians advance to State for the first time since 1982 and for the third time overall. Their experience in 1982 was the most notable of the two previous appearance with a runner-up finish in Class B. They advance out of the Denmark Sectional this season with a 48-46 victory over Freedom in the final after finishing in a two-way tie for first place in the East Central Conference standings with Waupun, the top seed in the bracket. Milwaukee Academy of Science is the fourth seed making its third appearance at State. The Lady Novas finished runner-up in their first-ever appearance in 2017 and lost in the semifinals in 2019. They rolled to a 74-33 victory over Racine Lutheran in the Racine St. Catherine’s Sectional final. The Lady Novas play an independent schedule without a conference affiliation.


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