Eau Claire (WQOW) -- Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran has advanced to the WIAA girls basketball sectionals for the first time in school history.
The Lancers defeated Clayton, 41-35, Saturday night to take home the
Immanuel's first-ever regional championship. The Lancers are also
riding an eighteen game win streak, and while they are enjoying the
moment, they're also hungry for more.
Immanuel Lutheran head coach Jim Sydow says, "The regional
championship was a special moment for these girls as well as the
Immanuel fans that have gone through many years of watching losses in
"I was so happy when we won the regional," says Lancers senior guard
Abbie Hein, "that was the most unbelievable feeling, but lately it's
just like it's not good enough. I still have this pit in my stomach, you
know we just want more."
Immanuel Lutheran will face defending Division 5 state runner-up
Owen-Withee, in a 7:00 P.M. game Friday in Rice Lake. The winner gets
either Northwood or South Shore in the Sectional Final at Spooner,
Saturday, at 7:00 P.M.