MADISON (WKOW) -- In the end, Pardeeville didn't have an answer for Roncalli's barrage of three-point shots.
Roncalli raced out to a 40-24 halftime lead and never looked back in a 82-48 win in the WIAA Division 4 boys state semifinal game Thursday at the Kohl Center in Madison.
Pardeeville's 44 percent shooting percentage in the first half should have been enough to keep them in the game, but Roncalli's
7 for 12 three-point shooting proved difficult to overcome.
Roncalli finished with 13 for 22 three pointers.
Jonathan Kamrath lead Pardeeville in scoring with 13, Logan Zuhlke had 10.
Roncalli advances to the Saturday, March 17, 2018 Division 4 state title game.
MADISON -- The 103rd annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Boys Basketball State Tournament will take place Thursday-Saturday, March 15-17, 2018 at the Kohl Center on the campus of the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin. Watch all the games live on WKOW TV, online at WKOW.com and on the Magic of March app.
Fourth-seeded Pardeeville returns to the tournament for the first time since 1978 and for the sixth time overall.
The Bulldogs claimed the State Class C championship in its first-ever experience at State in 1936.
In addition, they finished runners-up in 1975 and 1978. This season, they edged Mineral Point 62-61 in the final of the Baraboo Sectional to advance to the State semifinals. They are the champions of the West Division of the Trailways Conference this year.
Pardeeville faces top-seeded Roncalli, which is making its second straight appearance and its seventh overall. In each of the Jets’ previous six experiences, they have fallen out of title contention in the semifinals.
They return to the tournament field following a 60-50 win over The Prairie School in the Waukesha South Sectional final. The Jets placed runner-up in the Eastern Wisconsin Conference standings this season behind co-champions New Holstein and Division 3 qualifier Valders.
#1 Valders (23-3) vs. #4 Kettle Moraine Lutheran (22-5) - 1:35 p.m.
#2 East Troy (21-5) vs. #3 Prescott (24-2)
#1 Roncalli (21-5) vs. #4 Pardeeville (23-3) - 6:35 p.m.
#2 Clear Lake (25-0) vs. #3 Marathon (22-4)
#1 Bangor (25-1) vs. #4 Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran (15-12) - 9:05 a.m.
#2 Deerfield (23-4) vs. #3 McDonell Central Catholic (17-10)
#1 Kaukauna (23-3) vs. #4 Westosha Central (20-4) - 1:35 p.m.
#2 La Crosse Central (24-2) vs. #3 Milwaukee Washington (23-3)
#1 Oshkosh North (25-1) vs. #4 Hamilton (17-9) - 6:35 p.m.
#2 Sun Prairie (25-1) vs. #3 Brookfield East (24-2)
3-Point Challenge - 9:30 a.m.
Division 5 Championship Game - 11:05 a.m.
Division 4 Championship Game*
Division 3 Championship Game*
Division 2 Championship Game - 6:35 p.m.
Division 1 Championship Game*
*Note: Subsequent games of each session will begin approximately 15 minutes following the previous game.
HOW TO GET TICKETS: Ticket prices for the tourney are $10 per session (two games in a session) for all seating purchased at the Kohl Center. Ticket windows are available one hour prior to the start of any session. Tickets are available online for $12. All online tickets are print at home or available at the Will-Call window.
STATE TOURNAMENT ON THE AIR: The State Tournament will be televised live on WKOW-TV in Madison, WAOW-TV in Wausau, WXOW-TV in La Crosse, WQOW-TV in Eau Claire, WYOW-TV in Eagle River, WMOW-TV in Crandon, WMLW-TV in Milwaukee, KBJR-MY9 in Duluth/Superior and WCWF W-14 in Green Bay and the Fox Valley. The Wisconsin Division of Quincy Media, Inc., will produce the coverage. Also, download the Magic of March app for your source for live streaming video, scores, highlights and more about the WIAA State Boys Basketball Tournament on iOS or Android phones and tablets.