Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Immanuel as a Potential State Tournament Pick

Eau Claire Immanuel is picked by a couple of different journalists as making the run to the WIAA State Tournament at Kohl Center in Madison ...

WisSports.net Staff and Media Partner Girls Basketball State Tournament Picks

As we did with boys basketballl, we have expanded our traditional girls hoops staff state tournament picks to include some of our great media partners from around the state. To check out last year's picks please click here. Below are our predictions for the state tournament field and state champion in each division.

The Prediction Panel:
Nicholas Kartos, WSN President & Founder
Travis Wilson, WSN Content Manager
Martenzie Johnson, WSN Content Producer
Dennis Semrau, Wisconsin State Journal & Madison.com
John Casper, Eau Claire Leader-Telegram
JR Radcliffe, Sports Director - Lake Country Publications, NOW Newspapers
Dick Knapinski, WSN Contributor

Division 5:
Kartos:  Newman Catholic over Heritage Christian; Owen-Withee, Seneca
Wilson:  Newman Catholic over Heritage Christian; Owen-Withee, McDonell Central
Johnson:  Newman Catholic over Heritage Christian; Seneca, Owen Withee
Semrau:  Newman Catholic over Heritage Christian; Owen-Withee, Seneca
Casper:  Newman Catholic over Black Hawk; Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran, Owen-Withee
Radcliffe:  Newman Catholic over Seneca ; Owen Withee, Heritage Christian
Knapinski:  Black Hawk over Assumption; Owen-Withee, McDonell Central

Rob Hernandez of the Wisconsin State Journal based in Madison also picks Immanuel:

WIAA girls basketball: Hernandez and Semrau forecast the tournament

Division 5

Hernandez's take

What to watch: Eastern Six Rivers Conference rivals Black Hawk and Barneveld split their regular-season meetings and will probably meet again in a sectional semifinal. But Milwaukee Heritage Christian (18-4), which played a rugged regular-season schedule, stands in their way of a trip to the Kohl Center. Seneca (22-0) is unbeaten, but its weak non-conference schedule won’t help the Indians handle the heavyweight that comes flying at them from the upper half of the La Crosse Central sectional.
See you at the Kohl Center: Owen-Withee, Wausau Newman, Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran, Milwaukee Heritage Christian.