Posted On: 03/3/21 4:57 PM

Breaking down the WIAA Division 1 state tournament, which will be played Saturday at Menomonie Nation Arena in Oshkosh...


(1) Kimberly (24-2)

Road to State:

Defeated West De Pere 82-61

Defeated Neenah 73-65

Defeated  Oshkosh North 94-63

Defeated Menomonee Falls 78-46

The Papermakers are making their 14th appearance in the state tournament and first since 2007. Since a Dec. 29 loss to Menomonee Falls, Kimberly has ripped off 18-straight wins. Putting together a dominant season, the Papermakers had collected 18 wins by 20 points or more. Kimberly has a roster loaded with college talent, including Jackson Paveletzke Jackson Paveletzke 6'0" | CG Kimberly | 2022 State WI , Grant Asman Grant Asman 6'11" | PF Kimberly | 2021 State WI (Lipscomb), Jackson Dudek Jackson Dudek 6'7" | PF Kimberly | 2021 State WI (Northern Michigan), and Owen Pawlikowski Owen Pawlikowski 6'3" | SF Kimberly | 2022 State WI .

(4) DeForest (16-5)

Road to State:

Defeated Sun Prairie 66-51

Defeated Verona 70-54

Defeated Janesville Parker 69-67

Defeated Arrowhead 77-69

Max Weisbrod Max Weisbrod 6'3" | CG DeForest | 2022 State WI

A gritty group that arrived a year earlier than expected, DeForest has opened a lot of eyes during their playoff run. Despite having just one senior among their regular rotation, the Norskies have played beyond their age as of late, coming from behind to knock off Arrowhead in

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