North set to make run at first state title
OSHKOSH (WLUK) -- The WIAA boys state basketball tournament gets underway this Thursday in Madison. Northeast Wisconsin is sending five teams to the Kohl Center including Oshkosh North.
The Spartans earned a No. 1 seed in Division 1 and will meet Sussex-Hamilton Friday at 6:35 p.m. for the right to play either Brookfield East or Sun Prairie in the state title game.
"Just getting ready one game at a time, have to take care of Sussex before we look forward to the championship," senior guard Tyrese Haliburton said. "Just working hard in practice and getting ready. I love big crowds. I think basketball is entertainment and I love to entertain so I'm looking forward to it."
For new coach Brad Weber and this group of Spartans, it's their first trip to Madison but they're going in confidently after knocking off three-time defending champion Steven's Point in the sectional final.
"We know what we need to do, the past is the past," senior guard Quincy Anderson said. "We made it to state, now we got to focus on winning it. I think that's the big key for us, make sure our mind is right, because we know it's not going to be easy. We need to make sure we're re-focused and I think we're doing a really good job of that."
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