Our 7 & 8th grade girls' basketball team finished their season strong!
The weekend of March 6-8, they participated in the Lutheran Sports Association of Wisconsin state basketball tournament, which pits the best 16 Lutheran grade school teams in the state against each other. They won their first two games over Mt. Calvary Waukesha 35-25 and St. Paul's West Allis 37-32. In the semifinals, they lost to Wisconsin Lutheran-Racine 46-47 in an incredibly exciting game. They rebounded from that loss with a 27-21 win over St. Paul Grafton to earn 3rd place honors at the state tournament.
On the strength of that 3rd place finish, they were chosen as one of 32 Lutheran grade school teams to participate in the Lutheran Basketball Association of America National Tournament. Their first three games at the National Tournament - held March 20-22 at Valparaiso University in Indiana - were victories over St. John's Lutheran from Seymour, Indiana 28-22, Trinity Lutheran from Waconia, Minnesota 31-24, and Immanuel Lutheran from St. Charles, Missouri 39-16. In the national semifinals, they lost 17-27 to the eventual national champions - Emanuel Lutheran from Hamburg, Minnesota. They bounced back to defeat Holy Cross Lutheran from Fort Wayne, Indiana 48-44 and bring home 3rd place honors. For her efforts throughout the weekend, 8th grader Keri Walker was chosen to the all-tournament team.
The team is coached by Rory Kadubeck and Shauna Binsfeld. Team members are Taylor Mesenbrink, Abby Twietmeyer, Lily Kadubeck, Keri Walker, Tori Lepold, Ellery Grover, Elsa Copes, Erin Plopper, Carolyn Broehm, Kiara Reinhardt, Sadie Leonhardt, and Megan Gerner.