Congrats to the whole La Crosse Central Boy’s Basketball Team, Coach Fergot, and all the family, friends, and fans who supported their favorite team! The La Crosse Central Boy’s Basketball Team had an exciting season, making their way to the State Championship in Madison on Saturday, March 18, 2017 and conquering the Cedarburg Bulldogs for the final win of the season.
IN THE NEWS…
WXOW 19 New – March 18, 2017
Bailey Kale made the game-winning layup with 35 seconds remaining and Kobe King had a big second half as the La Crosse Central boys basketball team won its first state title since 1925 on Saturday with a 55-53 win over Cedarburg.
Central (26-2) used its physicality to get key rebounds late and hold off a resilient Bulldogs team to earn the WIAA State Boys Basketball Division 2 championship.
King scored 21 of his 28 points in the second half, closing out his high school career at the Kohl Center, the venue he will begin his college career next season with the Wisconsin Badgers.
Kale scored 15 points, while freshmen brothers Johnny and Jordan Davis each scored 6.
Cedarburg led 6-1 early, but a pair of 3-pointers from Kale helped Central take a 9-8 lead just over five minutes into the game.
The teams traded the lead back and forth for much of the first half before Central used a 6-0 run to lead 21-18 at halftime.
In the second half, King began to heat up, making his first seven shots as Central led 38-31.