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johnwall1
I haven't seen any of the D3 schools from the east part of the state except Ripon, who is very good but not quite ready. GET beat Ripon, which tells me that a team like Prescott, who handled GET on the road, is likely going to be tough for anyone to beat. And now that Arcadia has also beaten GET in their gym, that seems to indicate a couple of very strong teams from the west side of Wis. A sectional with GET, Prescott and Arcadia together will produce a very quality team at state. Sounds like KML is the team to beat over East and maybe Prescott in the west. Some good hoops coming!
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formerwiacbaseballer
safetysqueezepleezzee11 wrote:
You are talking to the choir. I just made a comment on 'what difference' 70 kids means' to schools.
If you have followed Laconia over the past 5 years or more, you would be aware they are
ALWAYS right there, usually at sectional final. I can recall them losing a sectional final 4
times to a private school over the years. They don't complain - they just keep coming back.
Many times that loss was to the team that won the state tourney in their division.

2014-Ripon-Public- (Ripon didn't make State)
2013-Dominican-Private- (Dominican State Champs) (Sectional Final)
2012-Reedsville-Public- (Reedsville didn't make Sectionals, much less State)
2011-Oostburg-Public-(Oostburg State Quarterfinalist)
2010-Weyauwega Fremont-Public-(Weyauwega Fremont didn't make State)
2009-Roncalli-Private-(Roncalli State Quarterfinalist) (Sectional Semifinals)
2008-Roncalli-Private-(Roncalli didn't make State) (Sectional Semifinals)
2007-Dominican-Private-(Dominican didn't make State) (Sectional Semifinals)
2006-Oostburg-Public-(Oostburg didn't make State)
2005-Shiocton-Public-(Shiocton didn't make Sectionals much less State)
2004-North Fond du Lac-Public-(North Fond du Lac didn't make Sectionals, much less State)
2003-Markesan-Public-(Markesan didn't make Sectionals, much less State)

By my count Laconia was knocked out by a private four times (just like you said) but of the four instances, only ONE was in a Sectional Final, back in 2013 against Dominican. The other three instances Laconia was knocked out in the Sectional Semifinals.

Just wanted to clarify!!![]
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2miler
thecrackerjack wrote:
If anything, the loss to Prescott shows they can be had. Just from looking at the teams in their sectional, I would guess that you could see GET vs. Prescott in the sectional final, but Mauston or even West Salem may have something to say about that.

If GET does advance to state, there will be plenty of teams that can challenge them, including defending champ Brown Deer - that is, if Brown Deer even makes it back to state.

D3 does looks wide open this year.


Good call....CJ
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nyybball
Watched the entire game tonight.....West Salem played much better team ball. Nick Wagner put on one heck of a performance tonight...He literally tired to will G-E-T to the win on his own. The rest of the G-E-T team was not involved at all in the 4th quarter.
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blade12
Chalk up another thread title casualty
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hometownhusker
nyybball wrote:
Watched the entire game tonight.....West Salem played much better team ball. Nick Wagner put on one heck of a performance tonight...He literally tired to will G-E-T to the win on his own. The rest of the G-E-T team was not involved at all in the 4th quarter.



You are correct.... I believe they shouldn't have even got by Black River Falls on Friday night .... they have not played as a "team" for many weeks now and that was their down fall...
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johnwall1
hometownhusker wrote:
nyybball wrote:
Watched the entire game tonight.....West Salem played much better team ball. Nick Wagner put on one heck of a performance tonight...He literally tired to will G-E-T to the win on his own. The rest of the G-E-T team was not involved at all in the 4th quarter.



You are correct.... I believe they shouldn't have even got by Black River Falls on Friday night .... they have not played as a "team" for many weeks now and that was their down fall...


That has been the case for a while now. When 1 player has a green light from anywhere on the court, and does at the expense of finding the open man/better shot, it generally doesn't end well for that "team", when you play against quality opponents. TBH, as my posts on this thread supports, GET never played any defense at a level close to be a state title contender....but I did not expect West Salem to be the team to take them out. Was guessing it would have been Arcadia.

GET next year has most of the kids are coming back....but I wouldn't expect any changes to the way they play next year, if anything the green light will be greener and this team has never had much D in their DNA. However, WS graduates everyone, and Arcadia loses a bunch of talent. Prescott will still be good. Should be open for GET to advance further in the brackets.
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thecrackerjack
2miler wrote:
thecrackerjack wrote:
If anything, the loss to Prescott shows they can be had. Just from looking at the teams in their sectional, I would guess that you could see GET vs. Prescott in the sectional final, but Mauston or even West Salem may have something to say about that.

If GET does advance to state, there will be plenty of teams that can challenge them, including defending champ Brown Deer - that is, if Brown Deer even makes it back to state.

D3 does looks wide open this year.


Good call....CJ


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banks93
I would say you found a whole tree full of acorns.

You got the team and the upset. Great call.
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pdog3381
luvgirlsbb wrote:
Coach Wagners behavior after the game with the West Salem coach was embarressing and uncalled for.... if he wasnt the AD he would be suspended (would hope) If anybody there cares they should look into it...........


Officials cringe when they see GET on their schedule.
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blade12
pdog3381 wrote:
luvgirlsbb wrote:
Coach Wagners behavior after the game with the West Salem coach was embarressing and uncalled for.... if he wasnt the AD he would be suspended (would hope) If anybody there cares they should look into it...........


Officials cringe when they see GET on their schedule.


I am not overly familiar with what transpires from this coach but can't officials control that in some way or do they fear not getting scheduled for games if they cross him?
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nyybball
pdog3381 wrote:
luvgirlsbb wrote:
Coach Wagners behavior after the game with the West Salem coach was embarressing and uncalled for.... if he wasnt the AD he would be suspended (would hope) If anybody there cares they should look into it...........


Officials cringe when they see GET on their schedule.

G-E-T is one team that people from the La Crosse area rarely ever pull for. It isn't the kids fault either..
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luvgirlsbb
Coach Wagners behavior after the game with the West Salem coach was embarressing and uncalled for.... if he wasnt the AD he would be suspended (would hope) If anybody there cares they should look into it...........
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thecrackerjack
banks93 wrote:
GET was a good team and so was Arcadia and West Salem has a good run going.

Did West Salem have some injuries earlier in the year, are they young team or just playing good basketball at the end of the season?

They are on a roll. Keep it going.


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Fear of the unknown is the greatest fear of all.
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johnwall1
thecrackerjack wrote:
banks93 wrote:
GET was a good team and so was Arcadia and West Salem has a good run going.

Did West Salem have some injuries earlier in the year, are they young team or just playing good basketball at the end of the season?

They are on a roll. Keep it going.


Two words... Baily Williams


And Billy Tremaine. Billy didn't play the last time GET played WS....and last night against Arcadia, Tremaine had 21 points and Williams had a great line of something like 22/9/7. WS is on a roll....but Prescott looms tomorrow.
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