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WIAA basketball state championships recap

Onalaska High School’s boys basketball team got a taste of one of the best players in the country in the Division 2 section semifinals.

Henry Ellenson had 31 points, 19 rebounds in leading Rice Lake to a 62-48 victory. The 6-foot-10 senior led his team to the state championship Saturday, but he didn’t play.

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Koenig leads the comeback, UW on to championship

Wisconsin guard Bronson Koenig (24) controls the ball against Purdue forward Vince Edwards (12) and guard Jon Octeus (0) during the second half in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament at United Center. PHOTO: David Banks, USA TODAY

La Crosse native scores career high 19,
14 of those in second half

It was a game for a half, then Bronson Koenig and the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team said enough is enough.

The Badgers blew out Purdue in the Big Ten tournament semifinal Saturday at the United Center, 71-51.

Purdue led 35-30 at halftime.

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Caledonia can't beat fate in championship

March 14, 2015: Colton Lampert drives between two Melrose defenders in the state title game at the Target Center. PHOTO: Andrew Link / ALinkPhoto on Twitter

 Warriors' 18 year title drought
paled in comparison to Melrose's 41 years

It’s hard to fight the team seemingly of fate.

That about sums up what Caledonia High School's boys basketball team was up against Saturday in the Minnesota Class 2A state championship at the Target Center.

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