CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. - The shooting wasn't there, so Brittany Baldwin did what any good player does when the jumper isn't falling.
The 5-foot-7 senior guard got to the free-throw line. Baldwin went 7-for-10 from the stripe, scored 15 points, dished out seven assists and had seven rebounds in leading the Central High School girls basketball team to a game from the state tournament.
By RICK SOLEM
MENOMONIE, Wis. – Central High School’s boys basketball team found its season on the line with 9.2 seconds left in the WIAA Division 2 section semifinal.
And, who else would the Red Raiders turn to with the game on the line but … a freshman?
When you go up against the Rushford-Peterson High School boys basketball team, the odds are, you’re going to be outcoached.
R-P coach Tom Vix is in the Minnesota High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He’s compiled a 596-226 record since 1984.
It hasn’t lost since late December, and that loss was to 23-1 Neenah. The other blemish on Rice Lake High School boys basketball team’s record came to 23-6 Tartan (Minn.), a team that’s a game from state in Minnesota’s highest division.
So, La Crosse Central will have its hands full at 7 p.m. tonight at UW-Stout, taking on Rice Lake (20-2) in the WIAA Division 2 section finals. You can listen to Mike Kearns and Scott Erickson call this one on AM 580 WKTY or watch here.