Madison - A second-half surge by Milwaukee Vincent led to an overtime victory over Madison Memorial in the Division 1 quarterfinals of the WIAA boys state basketball tournament at the Kohl Center.
Vincent outscored Memorial 24-18 in the final two quarters and tied the game at 40-40 when junior Marvin Fitzgerald hit a jumper at the buzzer to send the game into overtime.
Bryquis Perine then hit 5 of 6 free throws in the extra period to help Vincent advance to the semifinals.
Memorial's Jeronne Maymon led all players with 18 points. The Vikings got 13 points from senior guard Diante Garrett and 12 points from senior forward Dominique Sharp.
The Vikings move on to face the winner of tonight's game between Verona (18-5) and Kimberly (11-12).
Top-ranked Vincent (22-2) won state titles in 1996, '97, '98, 2000 and '01.
Utah Utes, Illinois Illini. The University of Pennsylvania thought about following this pattern by calling themselves the Pennsylvania Pencils. However, they were afraid their students would start chanting "We're No. 2"
This game was on Ch. 19 out of La Crosse, so I was able to watch the whole game. It should have been the championship game, neither team had lost to a in state opponent. Maymon and Nankivil were 3-5" taller than anyone from Vincent, and dominated the paint. Nankivil had a double double along with 5-6 blocks, very impressive. Garrett at 6' 5" was the tallest player on the floor for Vincent, on defense he played in the center of the lane. He is really smooth, long, and quick. His shots were not falling, partially because of Nankivil's intimidating presence in the lane. He scored 12 of his 13 points in the 3rd qtr. The ex- Iowa State player he most reminded me of was Ron Virgil, and if you are under 30, you probably don't remember Virgil. Garrett is rather small boned, and will probably never get to 200#, he is NOT your prototypical PG, but he looks like a great addition to the Cyclone squad.
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