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Notre Dame storms back in second half to win state championship

The Tritons are adding a fourth gold ball to their girls basketball trophy case.
Posted at 10:48 PM, Feb 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-27 23:48:32-05

LA CROSSE, Wis. (NBC 26) — It didn't come easy, but a 14-1 run in the second half helped the Notre Dame girls basketball team push forward for its 26th consecutive win.

It also happened to clinch the Tritons their fourth WIAA state championship.

Senior Georgia Gregoire led the way with 17 points as NDA beat Reedsburg 68-56 in Saturday's Division 2 state championship game. The game was tied at 50 in the second half before the Tritons opened it up to secure the win.

"We said at the beginning of the game, we're not losing this game," Gregoire said. "We're here, we're coming out to win. Nothing else.

"I think it was just our energy and our confidence and as a senior it's the best ending, there's no question about that," she added.

Tritons head coach Sara Rohde said she felt this state championship was "meant to be."

"I had the utmost confidence in them that we were the best team in the state," she said. "So I'm just really happy that we kept fighting tonight and we found a way."

The Tritons finished the season 28-1. Their lone loss came to Kimberly, one of the top Division 1 teams in the state.