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EM 6th grade boys basketball team participates in Wisconsin state invitational championship

The Elk Mound 6th grade boys basketball team participated in the Wisconsin State Invitational Championship Tournament in De Pere, West De Pere, Ashwaubenon and Wrightstown on April 11 and 12, 2015.  This tournament, which was organized by The Great Northwest Basketball League, brought together 91 of the top community-based 6th grade boys 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 Elk Mound 6th grade boys team played in Division 4/5, finishing in 13th place.  The results of Elk Mound’s six games were as follows:

• Pool Play: Darlington 33, Elk Mound 24; New Glarus 52, Elk Mound 36; Cambridge 45, Elk Mound 29

• 13th – 18th Place Bracket: Elk Mound 45, St. Mary Central 34; Elk Mound 35, Howards Grove 34

• 13th Place Game: Elk Mound 45, Crivitz 38

Mineral Point defeated Edgar to win the Division 4/5 Championship.

The Elk Mound team is coached by Dave Lew; Assistant Coaches:  Jerry Heath and Tony Roder.  Nate Lew was named to the All-Tournament Team for Division 4/5, along with:  Kyle Brewster (Edgar), Brayden Dailey (Mineral Point), Brandon Hoppman (Shullsburg), Alex Laughlin (Gibraltar), Mason Martinson (New Glarus), Jack Misky (Cuba City), Richie Murphy (Cameron), Curtis Stone (Darlington), Max Vanderhoof (Stratford), and Cameron Wiegman (Mineral Point).

In the other three divisions, Kimberly defeated Stevens Point to win the Division 1 Championship, Seymour defeated Waunakee to win the Division 2 Championship and Freedom defeated Edgerton 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.