Seneca beats Wauzeka-Steuben

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Seneca’s Terrance Clark (13) battles for a rebound against Wauzeka-Steuben’s Gavin Ralph. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Seneca’s Cody Ostrander fights for a loose ball against Wauzeka-Steuben’s Nick Benish.

 

Seneca defeats 

Wauzeka-Steuben for regional title

Seneca defeated visiting Wauzeka-Steuben 61-51 in a WIAA Division 5 Regional final Saturday night in boys basketball action.

Top seeded Seneca held a 23-21 lead at the half over fourth seeded Wauzeka-Steuben. The Indians came out hot at the start of the second half and increased the margin to 10 points early in the half.

Seneca improved its record to 22-2 on the season and advanced to play seventh seeded Southwestern at Mineral Point in the sectional semifinal on March 8. Seneca is the Ridge and Valley Conference champion with a 13-1 record, its only conference loss coming at the hands of the Hornets.

Wauzeka-Steuben finished a good season with a 20-5 overall record. The Hornets were 11-3 in the Ridge and Valley, where they finished third behind Seneca and De Soto (11-2).

Seneca’s opponent in the sectional semifinal, Southwestern, is 13-12 on the season. En route to sectionals, Southwestern defeated 10th seeded Cassville 48-36, second seeded Potosi 60-59 and third seeded De Soto 47-44.

Tip-off for the sectional semifinal in Mineral Point is scheduled for 7 p.m. The winner will advance to the sectional final at La Crosse Logan on Saturday, March 10.

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