Central, Luther, West Salem all go for the gold at State in boys’ basketball
There are three chances for basketball teams from La Crosse County to bring home gold trophies from the boys’ state tourney this week. Teams from La Crosse Central (23-5), West Salem (27-1), and Onalaska Luther (26-2) have all qualified for state in different divisions.
Luther’s Thursday opponent in Division 4 will be Whitehall (22-6), while Central faces Whitnall (24-3) in Division 2 on Friday. To tell those opposing teams apart, Whitehall is in Trempealeau County, and Whitnall is from Milwaukee County. In Division 3, West Salem will also play a Southeast Wisconsin team, in their Thursday game against the Milwaukee Academy of Science.
Central’s last state title in boys basketball came in 2017. Neither Luther nor West Salem has a WIAA state championship for boys basketball.