WBY Shootout: West De Pere 65, Milwaukee Washington 49
For the second straight day, West De Pere was able to take care of business and prove themselves worthy of their high ranking at Division II level as they took care of business against MIlwaukee Washington and came away with a 65-49 victory.
West De Pere was able to handle Milwaukee Washington's pressure in the first half and ran out to a 25-11 lead at halftime.
The second half looked very similar to the first as West De Pere was able to push their lead out to more than 20 points in the third quarter. Though they could have just folded up and stopped playing hard, they kept working and were able to cut the deficit to just 11 with five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, but Cody Schwartz quickly answered with a deep three from the right wing and West De Pere didn't look back from there, ultimately defeating Milwaukee Washington 65-49.
Up Next: Milwaukee Marquette vs. Neenah
- Cody Schwartz (6'8") and Chandler Diekvoss (6'6") were just as impressive on day two. Both of them did a great job handling pressure and show an above average ability to handle the ball and make plays for their size. Both of them are also great shooters with range.
- Marquette coach Buzz Williams, UW-Green Bay coach Brian Wardle, and Wisconsin assistant Greg Gard were among those in attendance to see Schwartz.
- Three seconds into the second half, MIlwaukee Washington coach Freddie Riley received a technical as he complained to the officials. Riley was insistent that the officials were calling the game too tight and not allowing his players to play defense.
- With Milwaukee Washington now at the Division II level, Division II is absolutely stacked. West De Pere has proven to be more than worthy of their Top 3 ranking. Washington didn't look great today against West De Pere, but they're a very good team. Wisconsin Lutheran was impressive last night against Milwaukee Marquette and will be tested later today against Oshkosh North. And we haven't even seen Henry Ellenson and Rice Lake yet. Needless to say, the Division II Tournament is going to be FUN this year.