Dukes boys claim top regional seed; Nicolet, BD, SH, HHS also placed

Feb. 22, 2009

The Whitefish Bay boys basketball team, which just clinched a share of the North Shore Conference title Friday night, will be the top seed in its WIAA Division 2 regional bracket.

The Blue Dukes (17-1) earned a first-round bye and now will host the winner of fourth-seeded Shorewood and fifth-seeded Messmer in a regional semifinal Thursday, March 5. The winner will advance to a regional final at Marquette High School at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 7.

Brown Deer is the three seed in that same bracket and will host sixth-seeded Grafton in a 7 p.m. March 7 regional quarterfinal. The winner will challenge the victor of second seed Milwaukee Marshall and seventh seed Milwaukee Lifelong Learning in a March 5 regional semifinal.

The regional champion will advance to sectional play at the Al McGuire Center on the Marquette University campus March 12 and 14.

In the Division I Germantown/Arrowhead bracket, Homestead claimed the 14th seed and will visit three-seed Waukesha North in a 7 p.m. March 3 regional semifinal. The winner will challenge the victor of sixth-seeded Milwaukee Vincent and 11th seeded Cedarburg in a March 7 regional final with the regional champion advancing to sectional play also at the McGuire Center March 13 and 14.

In the Division I Milwaukee Washington/Marquette sectional, Nicolet claimed the eighth seed and will host ninth-seeded Milwaukee Riverside in a 7 p.m. March 3 regional semifinal. The winner will visit top-seeded and top-ranked in state Milwaukee Washington in a March 7 regional final.

Sectional play for this bracket will also be at the McGuire Center on March 13 and 14.



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