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Madison East senior Justice Filip has been selected for the 3-Point Challenge at the WIAA state girls basketball tournament at the Resch Center in Ashwaubenon.

The 3-Point Challenge is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Saturday, prior to the five championship games.

Filip also competed last year and advanced to the semifinals.

A ticket for the Division 3, 4 and 5 championship games session is required to attend the 3-Point Challenge.

According to the WIAA, the top two players per division were selected for the contest based on the best 3-point field goal percentage with a minimum of 75 attempts during the regular season.

The contestants representing Division 1 are Filip and sophomore Christine Fortune from Appleton West.

Representing Division 2 are juniors Laijanique Perry-Ellis of Milwaukee Washington and Hannah Belanger of Grafton.

The Division 3 participants are juniors Mackenzie Correll of Northwestern and Molly Schmitz of Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau.

Division 4 will be represented by seniors Carley Elmhorst of Colby and Lexi Schmidtknecht of Cochrane-Fountain City.

The Division 5 contestants are senior Brooke Hopkins of Tri-County and junior Cara Miller of Prairie Farm.

Pre-sale tickets: One school qualifying for the state girls basketball tournament in each of the five divisions will receive $2,000 from the Greater Green Bay Community by selling the most pre-sale tickets in their respective division.


Jon Masson covers high school sports for the Wisconsin State Journal. He has covered a variety of sports — including the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin men's and women's basketball and volleyball — since he first came to the State Journal in 1999.