Nate Banasik scored 21 points and Prairie du Chien used a strong second half to beat East Troy 59-49 Saturday for its first sectional title in 30 years.
The Blackhawks (24-2) will face Waupun (25-1) at 1:35 p.m. Thursday in the state semifinals at the Kohl Center. Prairie du Chien's last state appearance was in 1986.
Banasik scored 19 of his 21 points in the second half. Jack Sagedahl scored 13 points, and Casey Hogenson added 11 for the Blackhawks.
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