Girls Basketball - Richard's buzzer-beater lifts Kewaunee to repeat D-3 state title

Published 03/16 2013 05:58PM

Updated 03/16 2013 06:02PM

GREEN BAY (WIAA) - Defending champion Kewaunee (27-1) captured its second straight Division 3 crown with a dramatic 60-58 win over East Troy (26-2) Saturday afternoon at the Resch Center in Green Bay.

Alex Richard sunk a lay-up off a brilliant pass from Jill Kleiman with one second remaining to win the game.

The Trojans owned the first quarter to open a 17-4 lead with 1:02 remaining in the first period. The Storm began to blow in at the end of the period and into the second quarter with an 11-4 run to get back to within six points with 4:26 left in the half. East Troy held off the initial Storm surge, and led 32-23 at the half.

Kewaunee went on a 10-0 midway through the third quarter to draw within a point of tying the game at 1:10 remaining in the game, but the Trojans scored on a lay-up at the third quarter horn to take a 44-40 lead into the fourth period.

Kewaunee's Kelsey Stangel drained a three-pointer early in the fourth quarter to tie the game for the first time since early in the first quarter at 46-46. She then gave the Storm a 48-47 lead with a lay-up at 5:27. Trailing by three with 39 seconds remaining, Rachel Atchison hit a 3-pointer for East Troy to tie the score at 58 and set up Richard's heroics.

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