Thorp 49, Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran 42
By JIM HOEHN
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Isaac LaGasse scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half Saturday to help unranked Thorp rally for a 49-42 victory over No. 1 Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran in the Division 5 championship game of the WIAA boys' state basketball tournament.
Thorp (19-9) trailed 20-13 after a dismal first half but outscored the Blazers 16-7 in the third quarter, closing the period with a 10-1 run for a 29-27 lead.
N.E.W. Lutheran (27-2), which also lost in the title game last season, pulled within 43-40 on a layin by Noah Gosse with 45 seconds left, but Matt McCarter answered with a pair of layups to push the lead to 47-40.
Dakota Zinser had 14 points and Nathan Toenjes 13 for the Blazers. Albi Maksuti added 10 points for Thorp.Associated Press