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Anna Lutz scored 25 points Saturday afternoon to help the Marshall girls basketball team earn its first WIAA state tournament trip since 1977 with a 61-39 victory over Lakeside Lutheran in Sun Prairie.

The Cardinals (25-1), ranked fourth in Division 3 by The Associated Press, earned a trip to the Resch Center in Ashwaubenon with a second-half flurry.

Mia Morel and Samira Arvin each added 12 points for the Cardinals against Lakeside (19-7).

Wisconsin Dells 46, Hayward 29

Senior Jenna Mace scored 20 points, making 11 of 12 free throws in the second half, and Katelyn Meister added 17 as the host Chiefs (25-1) earned the first state trip in program history with a victory over the No. 7 Hurricanes (22-4) in Chippewa Falls.

The Dells, ranked 10th in Division 3, opened the game on an 11-2 run and built an 11-point halftime lead.

Katelyn Meister added 17 points for the Chiefs.

Hayward, the 2016 state champ, got 14 points from Madelyn Nett.

Division 2

Monroe 68, Jefferson 31

Sydney Hilliard scored 32 points and Emily Benzschawel added 12 to lead the Cheesemakers (24-2) past the 10th-ranked Eagles (24-2) in Sun Prairie to earn a return trip to the state semifinals.

Callie Morrison scored 12 points for Jefferson.

Beaver Dam 70, West De Pere 49

After taking a three-point halftime lead, the top-ranked, defending state champion Golden Beavers (23-2) opened the second half with a 12-4 run to defeat the Phantoms (20-6) in Neenah.

Defending state champion Beaver Dam advanced to the state tournament for the fourth time in program history.

Aly Van Loo scored 17 points, Afton Bartol 16 and Maty Wilke 13 for the Golden Beavers.

Division 4

La Crosse Aquinas 86, Cambridge 33

Sophomore Lexi Donarski, who committed to Iowa State in eighth grade, scored 16 of her 21 points in the first half as the top-ranked Blugolds (26-0) cruised past the Blue Jays (20-6) in Baraboo to advance to state for the second consecutive year.

Whittni Rezin added 15 points and Courtney Becker totaled 13 for Aquinas.

Cambridge’s Ashlynn Jarlsberg had eight points.


Wisconsin State Journal prep sports editor Art Kabelowsky has traversed the state to cover sports while working for daily papers in Fort Atkinson, Racine, La Crosse, Milwaukee and Baraboo.