The Racine Case Eagles boys basketball team was sent to the state capitol in style on Thursday afternoon. The school gave their well-wishes as the team paraded around the school before getting on the buses as they head to Madison for the State tournament this week.
The march started at around 1:45 p.m. in the library as the team was led out by the cheerleaders as well as the dance team around the school. Students and teachers stood outside the classrooms and cheered as they wished the team luck before the team headed to their coach bus.
The march around the school ended outside the school with a cheer from the cheerleaders before the team walked across the red carpet leading to their coach bus. The team received royal treatment as they were escorted by three Mount Pleasant Police vehicles on the way out of the school’s parking lot.
Racine Case’s first step towards a potential state championship starts against Neenah on Friday. The game tips off at around 6:35 p.m. at the Kohl Center in Madison.
Neenah comes into the game with a 27-1 record on the season and finished 17-1 in the Fox Valley Association this season. The team averages around 72 points per game and they have four players that average around double figures led by Merrimack commit Chevalier Emery Jr., who averages around 18 points per game and has 497 points on the season.
Neenah advanced to the state tournament with a 66-64 sectional semifinal win over Kimberly before beating Eau Claire Memorial 62-47 in their sectional final game. In their sectional final game, Emery Jr. scored 19 points, while senior J.J. Paider had a double-double of 10 points, 15 rebounds and six assists.
Racine Case is currently 22-6 on the season and shared the Southeast Conference title with Franklin with a 12-2 conference record. Going into the state tournament, Terryon Brumby leads the team in scoring averaging around 19 points per game, while Amari Jedkins averages 17 points and around 10 rebounds per contest for the Eagles.
The winner advances to the state championship game on Saturday against either Brookfield Central or Menomonee Falls. Brookfield Central currently sits at 23-5, while Menomonee Falls sits at 25-3 on the season.
Racine Case High School
J. I. Case High School is located at 7345 Washington Ave. in Racine. The school serves approximately 2,100 students in grades 9-12. The school’s mission, from their website, is “to provide a positive environment and instruction of the highest quality to ensure that all students have the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attributes they will need to become productive citizens of the world.”