Algoma wins Division 4 girls basketball title

Published 03/16 2013 04:37PM

Updated 03/16 2013 04:47PM

GREEN BAY (WIAA) - Algoma (26-2) won its third State championship by defeating Colfax (26-2) 46-30 in the Division 4 title game Saturday at the Resch Center in Green Bay.

The first quarter was tightly contested throughout the period, with three ties and five lead changes. Colfax held a 13-11 advantage at the end of the quarter. The second quarter offered much of the same with Algoma owning the largest lead of the half at four points at the 5:40 mark. The Wolves took a 22-20 lead into the locker room at halftime.

Kennedy Blahnik scored on jumper and Baleigh Delorit nailed a three-pointer to start the second half to give Algoma a 27-20 lead. The Wolves began to distance themselves from the Vikings in the fourth period when Anna Dier hit a jumper from short range to give Algoma a double-digit advantage with 5:18 to play at 34-23. They increased their lead to 46-29, their largest of the game, later in the period.

Blahnik led the Wolves with 17 points and eight rebounds. Braana Steen led the Vikings with 12 points.

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