MADISON (WKOW) — Randolph claimed the 2022 WIAA Boys Division 5 State Basketball title with a win over Bangor Saturday on the Kohl Center.
The group took the gold ball this yr by a closing rating of 65-51.
It’s the eleventh gold ball in class historical past.
Bangor took the preliminary lead, however a bucket from Travis Alvin tied the sport with 12:46 to go within the half. Although there have been two situations of a tied recreation within the first half, Randolph ultimately took the lead and held onto it. Randolph went into halftime up 5 with a rating of 30-25.
In the primary half, Randolph didn’t rating a single three level shot and Bangor had two from Gunnar Ellenburg. But within the second half, Karter Meredith sank two, serving to Randolph proceed to develop their lead over Bangor to 48-30 with 10:40 left.
Bangor tried to restrict the possibilities for Sam Grieger, who set a Division 5 document by scoring 41 factors in Randolph’s semi closing recreation towards Gibraltar, to make a shot on the web. Still, he was one of many prime scorers for Randolph, amassing 21 in whole. Notably, Grieger fared effectively on the free throw line, making 11 of 12 photographs.
Grieger might not have been in a position to get to the online as usually, however different Randolph gamers might: Alvin scored 21, Ben Nieman had 11 and Meredith 10.
Randolph maintained round a 20-point lead for a lot of the half. A rating from Chase Horstman knocked it to 14 with 17 seconds left, however Bangor wouldn’t have the ability to get any nearer to taking the title.
Ellenburg scored 14, Dustin McDonald had 13 and Will Reader 10 for Bangor.