The Kewaunee girls basketball team is heading to the WIAA division 3 state title game Saturday, after a dominating win over Barron Friday morning 38 – 18. The Storm shut down Barron (21-6) defensively, holding the Golden Bears to only four field goals, one in each quarter. Kewaunee head coach Lynn Geier on her team’s defensive effort…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/GEIER1.mp3|titles=GEIER1]
Barron’s 18 points were one more than the previous low of 17 scored by a team in a division 3 state game. Barron head coach James Bartlett was impressed by Kewaunee…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/BARTLETT1.mp3|titles=BARTLETT1]
Kewaunee was led by Jill Kleiman with 11 points, all of them in the first half. Kewaunee (23-4) will play Oostburg (23-4) who beat East Troy 54-38, in the state championship to be played Saturday at 2:45PM. You can listen along on 93.9FM & online at http://wdor.com.
Friday’s game took an emotional turn late in the fourth quarter. Kewaunee senior Alex Kohnle, who has missed parts of the last three seasons with knee injuries, entered the game and threw an inbounds pass. In the postgame press conference, seniors Nicole Geier and Marissa Selner and junior Jill Kleiman all talked about Kohnle’s appearance at state…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/REACTION.mp3|titles=REACTION]
Kohnle, who did not play in Kewaunee’s 2011 appearance at the Kohl Center, was not allowed to play at either end of the floor.