MADISON, Wisconsin (WXOW)—Friday morning, Aquinas Blugolds took on top-ranked Little Chute at the Kohl Center during the Boy's Basketball WIAA Division III state tournament.
Aquinas beat Little Chute 61 to 51 and will advance to the championship game.
It's not just the basketball players excited about Friday's win. One look around the Kohl Center and its hard to miss the Aquinas fans chanting in their bright gold t-shirts.
About two thirds of the student body got up early to hop on the bus in La Crosse and head to Madison.
"I just really enjoy being able to get a long as a group that way we can cheer on our whole team,"
Paul Jacobs, Aquinas Senior said.
Decked out in tutu's, costumes, even spirited haircuts, but one voice stood out from the crowd of students, Pep Band Keytar Player Greg Lamb.
"I wear the sunglasses for the cool factor. They're green, and blue and gold make green," Lamb said.
But those sunglasses aren't even the best part about going to state.
"My favorite part is not only that I get to perform in front of many thousands of people I also get to do it in front of my school and I know it gives our players an extra bolt of energy," Lamb said.
The crowd favorite? By far he says its Taylor Swift.
"So I've got a guitar down here and a girl voice up here so I'm probably getting ready to do ‘We Are Never Getting Back Together," Lamb said.
A girl voice? Yes. While the players are busy mastering the game, he's busy mastering a voice changer.
"Some people call that cheating but it does take some talent to use this you do have to sing the correct pitches," Lamb said.
The basketball team works on scoring, Lamb is making a score of his own.
"The music that I'm playing, there isn't any sheet music for it so a lot of time is spent first learning the notes then the correct sound then the words," he said.
All that takes him four hours per song.
"I'm kind of at the point where I don't get any injuries playing piano it's a pretty low impact sport I guess I would call it," Lamb said.
Aquinas will play Lodi for the Division III Championship on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
"I think its great that we won I can't wait to come back here and play again tomorrow," Lamb said.
Hundreds of students will be back again too.
"It's great we're really excited to be back at state it is a great way to finish senior year," Katherine Gibson, Aquinas Senior said.
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