Racine Horlick wins semifinal at WIAA

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Antwon Oliver scored 15 points to lead Racine Horlick to a 46-39 victory over Oshkosh North in a Division 1 semifinal of the WIAA boys state basketball tournament Friday night.

University of Oregon recruit Jamil Wilson added 13 points for the Rebels (24-1), who advance to the championship game Saturday night for the first time since 1985.

Horlick won despite posting a season-low point total. The Rebels' previous low was 52 points in their only loss of the season, a 55-52 loss to Brooks (Ill.) College Prep. Academy.

Wilson fed Oliver for a slam dunk with 2:05 left to cap a six-point spurt that gave Horlick a 39-33 lead. The Rebels were 7-of-8 from the free-throw line down the stretch to keep the Spartans at bay.

Wilson and Oliver combined for eight of Horlick's 10 blocked shots, as the Rebels' defense held North to just 25.5 percent shooting (12-of-47) from the floor.

Tank Johnson, North's burly 6-foot-5 center, had 11 points and nine rebounds to lead the Spartans (21-4). But he was only able to play 18 minutes due to foul trouble.

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