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Black Hawk returns to state basketball tournament at top seed in Division 5

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With a perfect (27-0) overall record, the Warriors from Black Hawk High School are the top seeded team in the Division 5 bracket for the WIAA Girls State Basketball Tournament, and they have the numbers, and the talent to prove it.

The Warriors have been red hot in the post season, beating their opponents by an average of 40 points per game, and that's nothing new to this team. The closest game during their regular season was by 18 points.

"At the beginning of the season we knew that we were going to be good," said the Warriors' team leading scorer sophomore guard Natalie Leuzinger. "We are so passionate about this sport, we are ready to work hard in practice. This was one of our goals. Our first goal was to be conference champs, then regional champs and now we are sectional champs." 

As the one seed, Black Hawk will play the four seed Newman Catholic at 9:05am at the Resch Center in Green bay on Friday.

"Yeah, if pressure was going to get to us, it would've done so by now," Said  Warriors head coach Michael Flanagan. "We believe if you can get a collective group of individuals to buy into a system that a lot of things can happen that maybe you never envisioned could happen."

Black Hawk is making it's fourth appearance overall in the state tournament and their first since a three straight stretch from 2009-11.

You can watch the WIAA Girls State Basketball Tournament on WKOW.
 

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