The Algoma and Kewaunee girls basketball teams won WIAA Sectional Semi-final games on Thursday Night and both are just one win away from a State Tournament berth.
The Wolves beat Lourdes Academy 58-35 at Seymour. Trailing by four points in the first quarter, Algoma held the Lady Knights without a field goal in the second quarter and went on a 12-0 run to open a 17-9 lead. But it was the final 8.5 seconds of the first half that did in Lourdes. Taylor Schmidt found Kennedy Blahnik for a 3 point play and then a steal by Baleigh Delorit and a banked in 25-footer by Anna Dier at the first half buzzer propelled the Wolves to a 29-14 halftime lead. Blahnik lead Algoma (23-2) with 16 points while Dier added 14 and Schmidt 11. The Wolves will play Oconto at Waupaca at 7:00 on Saturday on WDOR.
Kewaunee was down 12-1 to start the game and 24-14 at the half before rallying past Wrightstown 39-36 in overtime at West De Pere. The Storm (24-1) will have a Sectional Final rematch with Xavier (24-1) as the Hawks beat Fox Valley Lutheran 29-28. Tipoff is set for 7:00 at Ashwaubenon.