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For the second straight season the Lake Country Lutheran Lightning are heading to the state championship game after their dominate win over the Saint Thomas More Cavaliers, 70-43.

The game was a close contest through the first four and a half minutes as the Cavaliers got their deficit to as little as two points. Once the score was down to 11-9 LCL took over the remainder of the first half finishing the first 18-minutes on a 23-10 run to take a 34-19 halftime lead.

The Lightning were led by outstanding season Luke Haertle who finished with 35 points and 11 rebounds. Haertle shot 12-21 from the field and 9-10 from the free throw line. Second leading scorer on the afternoon for LCL was Noah Howard who finished with 17 points, which included him scoring his 1,000th career point.

The Saint Thomas More Cavaliers Sekou Konneh who finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Amari McCottry finished with 11 points for the Cavs as they see their season come to an end with a 25-4 record.

The Lake Country Lutheran Lightning shot 26-56 from the field including 7-19 from 3-point land and 11-14 from the free throw line.

The Lightning will be looking for the first state championship in boys basketball in school history when they take on West Salem on Saturday in the division 3 state championship game.

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