Over recent seasons, the Cedarburg girls basketball team has been a model of consistency.

The Bulldogs always seem to be in contention for the North Shore Conference championship, and they always seem to win a WIAA regional crown.

Both traditions continued this season, with the Bulldogs taking a share of second place with Homestead at 11-3, trailing unbeaten Germantown (14-0), and claiming another regional championship.

Cedarburg has finished either first or second in the NSC for five straight seasons, including a championship in 2012-13. The Bulldogs have also secured regional titles for five straight seasons.

This year's team, which finished 18-7 overall, was led by senior guard Kalli Murphy at 15.5 points per game. She also averaged 6.2 rebounds and 2.3 steals in being named to the all-conference first team.

Next in scoring was senior guard Kennedy Ross at 9.4 points per outing. Ross, who connected on 33 3-point field goals, was on the all-conference second team.

She has played in more games (103) and more victories (81) than anyone in Cedarburg girls history.

Senior guard Morgan Wallace averaged 8.3 points and led the Bulldogs in 3-pointers with 36 to earn honorable-mention all-conference.

Senior forward Shannyn Block averaged 6.5 points before being injured late in the season. Sophomore guard Quinn Prom and sophomore forward Abby Belschner both averaged about 5 points and gave Cedarburg strong hope that the winning will continue in future seasons.

The Bulldogs will lose seniors Block, Wallace, Ross, Allison Jessup and Lauren Driscoll.


The Black Hawks had somewhat of an inconsistent season, as shown by their records of 12-11 overall and 6-8 in the North Shore.

Their leader was sophomore guard Hannah Belanger, who averaged 18.4 points and 4.6 rebounds, plus figuring in 116 defensive deflections (5.0). She made first-team all-North Shore and figures to continue to improve in her final two high school seasons.

Senior forward Chloe Doring averaged 10.8 points and 3.3 rebounds in earning a spot on the all-North Shore second team. She was especially strong on defense, always drawing the opposition's top player.

Freshman forward Lexi Hilgart was third in scoring with 5.6 points per contest and was part of a strong first-year trio with guard Mya Masse and forward Julia Place.

The Hawks lose three seniors in Doring, Lizzy Huettner and Madison Tomashek.

Port Washington

Like Cedarburg and Grafton, the Pirates had a first-team all-North Shore choice in senior forward Amanda Baierl, who averaged 16.7 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.0 blocked shots and hit 61 percent from the floor.

Senior guard Karley Lehtikangas was at 8.2 points per game and junior guard Kate Lemkuil at 7.7 per outing, and both made honorable-mention all-conference.

The Pirates, who finished 4-10 in the North Shore and 7-17 overall, lose seniors Baierl, Lehtikangas, Kendra Strohm, Grace Weiland, Haley Erlandson, Sarah Volesky, Lillie Cook and Ann Nuedling.