|LOCAL SPORTS March 18, 2013|
Girls Basketball: Wingers fall in State Championship to Islanders
De La Salle 65 Red Wing 50- The Wingers great run in the state tourney ended Saturday night with a loss to the two time defending champion Islanders in the Class AAA championship game at the Target Center.
Red Wing trailed 10-0 early and 23-13 with five minutes to go in the first half but rallied to within 30-28 at the half. The Wingers trailed 44-40 with 8:22 left but De La Salle went on a 15-4 run over the next 5 1/2 minutes to take a 59-44 lead and secure the win.
De La Salle was led by their two D1 recruits. Tyseanna Johnson (Iowa State) had 25 points and 12 rebounds while Allina Starr (Auburn) had 20 points including 10 free throws during the 15-4 run for the Islanders.
Macy Kelly (St. Ben's recruit) led Red Wing with 17 points. Tesha Buck (UWGB recruit) had 13 points and 16 rebounds and Mc Kenzie Muelken had 13 points and six rebounds.
Kelly, Buck and Mc Kenna Schaffer were named to the State Class AAA All-Tournament team for Red Wing.
The Wingers finished the season with a 23-8 record (a school record for wins) and advanced to the state championship game for the first time ever in the program's history.
Longtime Lake City basketball coaches Shawn Sweeney and Leo Fausch officially announced their retirement last night at the Lake City Boys Basketball Banquet.
Fauch has been with the Lake City boys program for 42 years, 41 as a JV coach. Fauch was an assistant under head coach Jerry "Duke" Snyder when the Tigers won state titles in 1978, 1979, and 1990.
Fauch picked up his 500th JV coaching win during the 2009-200 season.
Sweeney has coached in Lake City for 37 years with over 400 varsity wins. Sweeney was the girls head coach for 21 years and had 299 wins and had over 100 wins the past eight seasons with the boys program. He coached at other levels in his 37 years as well.
Four Tigers All-Conference
Four Lake City Tigers made the HVL All-Conference team in boys basketball this season: Coleman Sweeney, Ben Schramski, Reid Lundell and Jake Griebenow.
The Tigers were 21-5 this season.