RANDOLPH USES BIG SECOND HALF TO SECURE STATE RECORD 11TH BOYS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
The Randolph Rockets capped off the 2022 boys basketball season with their state record 11th boys state basketball championship after they took down Bangor in the division 5 title game, 65-51.
The Bangor Cardinals jumped out to a quick 7-2 lead, but after that Randolph flexed their muscles and used a huge run in the first half to pull away. Cardinals’ Ashton Michek hit a three pointer at the buzzer to end the first half with the Rockets up 30-25 heading into the locker room.
The Rockets led by five heading to the second half, but they quickly turned that five-point lead into 20 with 10 minutes left in the game and they never looked back. Randolph outscored Bangor 35-26 in the second half.
Randolph was led by Wisconsin Badger football recruit Travis Alvin who finished with 21 points and seven rebounds. Sam Grieger, who scored 41 points in the state semi-final on Friday, finished with 21 points and six rebounds. Ben Nieman and Karter Meredith both finished in double figures as well going for 11 and 10 points respectively.
The Bangor Cardinals who finish runners-up were led by Gunner Ellenburg who finished with 14 points. Dustin McDonald poured in 13 points and grabbed four rebounds.
Randolph is the 14th school to win both a girls basketball state championship and boys state championship in the same year.