Fans descend on Resch for girls state basketball

ASHWAUBENON (WLUK) -- It's March Madness, and the Resch Center is rocking.

The WIAA girls state high school basketball tournament is returning for its fifth year in Ashwaubenon. Games started Thursday afternoon.

From applause to the pep band, fans made it clear they were at the Resch to cheer for their favorite girls' basketball team.

"We're very supportive of the Spartans and we want to keep that tradition going," said Franky Rocha of Milwaukee.

Rocha was all decked out in green and gold for Martin Luther High School from Milwaukee County.

"This is custom, you know, I brought it from home. The glasses too. I took out the frames because I couldn't see very well," he said.

Rocha wasn't alone in his school spirit attire, Ernie Zazueta's showed off his Spartans pride. His outfit had a bit of a cheesy twist.

"Hey, we're going to be here at Lambeau. It kind of went together, got the lady Spartan hat," he said.

The Bloomer Blackhawks from Chippewa County had fans deviating from their black and orange school colors.

"We just usually have a theme for every game and we chose whiteout," said Shantelle Ruf.

Wrightstown Tigers fans weren't shy about their team.

"I always wear Alisha's jersey. I've been wearing it since freshman year. I even got her head right here, so it's a pretty awesome feeling. I'm pretty excited. It's my senior year," said Rachel Micke of Wrightstown.

Micke held a cutout of a Tigers player in her hand.

"They're all our senior heads. Some of the players were talking about it, thought it would be a good idea. We started it in class and printed them off," she said.

Mini megaphones, t-shirts and towels also accompanied Wrightstown fans.

"This is our student section get em' going early, get some energy going... be loud," said Jacob Peters of Wrightstown.

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