The Algoma girls' basketball team from 2013 were not about to be outdone by their neighbors to the south.
Led by all-conference performers in Taylor Schmidt (who was also the player of the year), Anna Dier, McKenzie Mueller, Meg Ryan, and Kennedy Blahnik, the Wolves won the third state championship in their program's history a year after coming up just short two years before. The Wolves lost only twice all season long: DePere and eventual state champion Kewaunee. Taylor Schmidt led the Wolves and the Packerland Conference in scoring while also among the team's leaders in rebounds and assists. Schmidt was able to let her teammates shine in the state tournament. In a 62-39 win over previously undefeated Cuba City, Anna Dier scored 18 points while Schmidt and Kennedy Blahnik each chipped in 13 points. In its state championship win, Schmidt was held to single digits but Blahnik scored 17 and Baleigh Delorit chipped in nine last the Wolves beat Colfax 46-30. The state championship was a highlight in a series of tournament runs between 2011 and 2014.
State Semifinal vs. Cuba City
State Final vs. Colfax
The team would return to the Resch Center the following season, but lose in the state championship game to Cuba City 49-28. We have found video shot by DoorCountyDailyNews.com from that season below.
Algoma vs. Amherst Girls Sectional Basketball Game Winner
Algoma Girls State Basketball Runner Up Trophy and Medal Ceremony