Posted On: 02/18/20 11:00 PM

After getting beat by a slim margin in the first matchup against Onalaska, La Crosse Central looked like it wasn't messing around in round two. The Red Raiders jumped out to an 11-0 lead and controlled the first couple minutes of the game. But, it didn't take long for the Hilltoppers to wake up from their slumber. Onalaska slowly crept back into the competition. 

With four minutes left to play, Victor Desmond stepped to the free-throw line after being fouled. Desmond converted on both FT's to give Onalaska a lead that it would never forfeit. The Hilltoppers outplayed Central down the stretch to earn the 60-54 win. 

Here five takeaways from Onalaska's win over La Crosse Central:  

Onalaska has the blueprint to beat La Crosse Central

The Hilltoppers have figured something out. After losing to La Crosse Central three times last year, it looks like Onalaska has turned a corner. For most of the game, Central looked uncomfortable and not in control. The Craig Kowal coached Hilltoppers mixed up defensive looks and held the Red Raiders to just 54 points. Clearly, Onalaska devised an elaborate game plan that was flawlessly executed. 

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