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Fast pace in Division 5 kicks off WIAA basketball tournaments

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Tiwon Jones of Young Coggs goes in for two of his 29 points against Washburn Thursday  at the Kohl Center Tiwon Jones of Young Coggs goes in for two of his 29 points against Washburn Thursday at the Kohl Center
Avery Rueckheim of Hillsboro  blocks Green Bay's Gabe Lloyd during the D5 Semi-final Thursday afternoon Avery Rueckheim of Hillsboro blocks Green Bay's Gabe Lloyd during the D5 Semi-final Thursday afternoon

Two fast paced games were featured during the Division 5 Semi-finals Thursday afternoon at the Kohl Center.

In the first game, Young Coggs Prep eventually wore down Washburn to move to Championship Saturday with a 59-48 win.

Tiwon Jones led all scorers in the game with 29 points. Cody Tomlinson had 16 for Washburn.

The game was tied at 35 at halftime, but as the third quarter unfolded, Young Coggs began to pull away from the Castle Guards. In the fourth quarter, Washburn only managed five points.

The Eagles will face the Hillsboro Tigers, who won their semi-final game by holding off Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran 59-57.

Led by four players in double figures, Hillsboro had a 6-0 run midway through the fourth quarter to take a 58-52 lead. The Blazers managed to battle back to 58-57 with 23 seconds remaining partly through the efforts on both ends of the court by Green Bay's Noah Gosse. Hillsboro's Tommy Crandall went 1-2 on the free throw line for a 59-57 lead. The Blazers had the chance to either tie or win the game, but despite a couple of shots, couldn't get the score.

Hillsboro's top scorers were Max Stockwell with 17, Hunter Stanek with 12, Avery Rueckheim had 11, and Joey Helgerson 10.

Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran was led by Nathaniel Schaefer with 14 and Gabe Lloyd with 12.

The Division 5 Championship is set for 11:05 a.m. Saturday morning.

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