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Wildcats DaMarcus Zeroth, Eric Wunrow (32) and Brad Freeborn (20) gang up on Eau Claire Memorial's Alex Grant (14) on Grant's shot attempt near the end of the first half in the Cats' 61-47 victory over the Old Abes in the regular season finale last Tuesday at the high school. Bob Burrows photo

Defending champs end Wildcats' season

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After avenging a four-point regular season loss to Holmen with a 59-38 victory in last Friday's WIAA regional semifinal in Holmen, the Wildcat boys' basketball team couldn't pull off a repeat performance against defending state champion and No. 1 ranked Onalaska Saturday.


Iowa State-bound Matt Thomas went off for 31 points for the Hilltoppers while no Wildcat scored in double figures and Onalaska ended the Cats' season with a 66-39 win.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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