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Colfax 6th grade girls basketball team participates in Wisconsin state invitational championship

The Colfax 6th grade girls basketball team participated in the Wisconsin State Invitational Championship Tournament in Manitowoc and Merrill on March 28 and 29, 2015.  This tournament, which was organized by The Great Northwest Basketball League, brought together 86 of the top community-based 6th grade girls basketball teams from all across the State of Wisconsin.  State champions were crowned in four divisions: Division 1, Division 2, Division 3 and Division 4/5, based on the enrollment of the high school into which each team feeds.

The Colfax 6th grade girls team played in Division 4/5, finishing in 6th place.  The results of Colfax’s six games were as follows:

• Pool Play: Colfax 32, Gibraltar 27; Colfax 30, Benton-Shullsburg 21; Colfax 32, Ladysmith 24

• 1st – 8th Place Quarterfinals: Wisconsin Heights 29, Colfax 27 (2OT)

• 5th – 8th Place Semi-Finals: Colfax 26, Fall Creek 20

• 5th Place Game: Ladysmith 31, Colfax 19

Mishicot defeated Random Lake to win the Division 4/5 Championship.

The Colfax team is coached by Craig Johnson.  Marissa Harmon was named to the All-Tournament Team for Division 4/5, along with:  McKenna Armstrong (Random Lake), Megan Blohowiak (Shiocton), Teagan Frey (Melrose-Mindoro), Hana King (Wisconsin Heights), Desiree Kleiman (Mishicot), Emily Korth (Shiocton), Allison Murty (Cochrane-Fountain City), Kylie Schmidt (Mishicot) and Britteny Wiles (Ladysmith).

In the other three divisions, Sun Prairie defeated Sheboygan North to win the Division 1 Championship, Beaver Dam defeated New Berlin Eisenhower to win the Division 2 Championship and Marshall defeated Prairie du Chien to win the Division 3 Championship.

The Wisconsin State Invitational Championship Tournament is an annual event, held in February, March or April of each year, pitting the top community-based teams in the State of Wisconsin against each other.  The tournament is organized by size of communities, much like the WIAA state high school tournaments, so that top teams can compete on a level playing field with other programs their size.