Friday, March 16, 2012
With a win over Colfax Thursday night, the Knights now face off against an undefeated Cuba City team for the D4 state title.
Fifteen points, fifteen rebounds and 14 blocks is a pretty good game for a freshman basketball player, but for 6-foot-9 forward Diamond Stone it was just another day at the office. Stone led the Knights to a state semi-finals victory over Colfax at the Kohl Center Thursday night, launching the Division 4 team to the state finals, according to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article. With a final score of 67-44, Dominican's other top scorers were junior guard Duane Wilson, with 22 points and six assists, and senior guard Jamall Taylor, with 15 points and seven rebounds, according to the Journal Sentinel. Both Wilson and Taylor were named to the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association's Division 4 All-State squad. Dominican, with a record of …
Sunday, March 11, 2012
The Knights (25-1) meet Colfax (24-2) in Thursday semifinals approximately 8:30 p.m. The girls team will not return to Madison this year after a loss to Racine's St. Catherine's Saturday.
After a 25-1 season and an easy win over Howards Grove Saturday, Dominican High School's boys basketball team is headed to state. The Knights beat Howards Grove 78-47 Saturday afternoon to win the WIAA Division 4 sectional final, earning the school's first trip to the state tournament since 2008, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Top scorers included junior Duane Wilson, with 30 points, senior Breon Jordan with 16 points and freshman Diamond Stone with 16 points, according to the paper. The Knights will face off against Colfax (24-2) in the state semifinals Thursday night at the Kohl Center in Madison. The boys trip to state this year comes after the Dominican girls team's state showing last year. The Lady Knights will not be …
Saturday, March 19, 2011
After two bad late-season losses, Whitefish Bay rights the ship in the tournament and wraps up by beating Merrill 65-49 for the WIAA Division 2 boys basketball title.
Kevin Lazovik had a little case of déjà vu Saturday evening. Lazovik helped bring Whitefish Bay its first WIAA boys basketball title in 1996 as a player. Now, 15 years later, he helped the Dukes to their third state title, this time as a head coach, as Bay knocked off Merrill in the Division 2 state title game, 65-49 (boxscore). “It’s just as sweet now as it was then,” Lazovik said. “There’s not often that you can call yourselves state champions and we can do that. I couldn’t be prouder of these guys or this coaching staff. I can’t say enough. “It’s great to have coach (Jim) Smallins on the bench. He coached some great Lincoln teams and for him to be a big part of another state championship was just a phenomenal thing and it was just a …
Friday, March 18, 2011
Jamie Schneck's tip-in was the game winner in the final seconds as Whitefish Bay beat Seymour 54-52 in the WIAA Division 2 state semifinals.
Sometimes when things don’t go according to plan, it’s not the worst thing. Whitefish Bay found that out firsthand Friday afternoon. Tied at 52 with 9.5 seconds remaining in their WIAA Division 2 state tournament semifinal against Seymour, the Blue Dukes drew up a play during a timeout that saw Kelin Johnson’s shot rim out, but senior Jamie Schneck was right there and tipped the ball back in as time expired to give the Dukes a dramatic 54-52 win. The Dukes advance to take on Merrill (16-11) Saturday evening at 6:35 p.m. The Bluejays knocked off top-seeded Waunakee (25-2), 55-52, earlier in the day. “We were trying to run a double-high ball screen for our guard in which we roll off of it,” Whitefish Bay coach Kevin Lazovik said. “We didn’t …
Thursday, March 17, 2011
A rough start was followed by a 10-game winning streak, and eventually a trip to the state finals.
Here's a video recap of the Whitefish Bay boys' basketball season. Special thanks to Coach Kevin Lazovik for allowing Patch to use his footage.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Players, student savor thrilling victory over Wisconsin Lutheran in sectional finals
For basketball fans who weren’t at the Whitefish Bay-Wisconsin Lutheran game Saturday afternoon, it would be a good idea to catch the replay on local cable television. See the game at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday on Time Warner Sports 32. The Blue Dukes' 51-50 victory over the Vikings is an instant classic. The victory vaulted the Blue Dukes (18-8) into the state tournament for the first time since 1998. They will face Seymour (23-3) in the semifinals at approximately 3:15 p.m. Friday. Seymour advanced to the state tournament with a 60-42 victory over Port Washington. The dramatic finish ended what was indeed a roller-coaster ride for Whitefish Bay. There was the high of holding a 29-13 halftime lead. Then there was the extreme low of seeing all …
Monday, February 21, 2011
Takes on winner of Shorewood-Messmer game on March 4 at home.
Despite some stumbles in the latter part of the season, Whitefish Bay drew a No. 1 seed in the regional round of the WIAA Division 2 boys basketball tournament. The Blue Dukes lost to Grafton and followed up with a home defeat to Homestead, committing more than 20 turnovers in each game. Still, at 13-8 they are good enough to top the regional. They'll host the winner of the first-round game between Shorewood and Milwaukee Messmer. The Blue Dukes are led by the duo of Ron Patten and Jamie Schneck, both averaging about 15 points per game. They beat Shorewood 67-44 on Feb. 12. They Greyhounds (5-15) have dropped eight of their last nine games. Point guard Deion Jackson-Body leads the team with a 17.2 scoring average, according to WisSports.…