State Championship Fever for the Black River League.
What a weekend for Big 3 Nation and the Black River League. The BRL sent 3 teams to state last weekend with 2 State Champions Crowned and a 4th place finish.
The Ellington Lady Whippets Road to the crown looks like this. Sectional win over Holcomb 58-49, Quarterfinal win over Oran 59-51, Final Four Semi-Final game win over Blue Eye 68-58 and a State Championship win over Wellington-Napoleon 63-56 For the Lady Whippets 1st State Championship in school History.
The South Iron Lady Panthers Road to state. Sectional Win over Chadwick 54-46, Quarterfinal win over Delta 65-63, Final Four Semi-Final game loss vs Leeton 47-43 and then a 3rd place loss vs Walnut Grove 52-44. The Lady Panthers Finish 4th place in Class 1.
The Lady Panthers have reached the Final Four 3 out of the last 5 years.
The South Iron Panthers Road to the Championship, Sectional Win over Chadwick 74-42 , Quarterfinal Win over Delta 105-67 Final Four Semi-Final Win over Higbee 75-40 and a State Championship Win Over Mound City 69-50. This is the 2nd State Championship for the Panthers, the other coming on 1964. The last time the Panthers where at the Final Four 2008 when they finished 2nd to Harrisburg 44-51.