Mutch, a 5-foot-8 guard, had 11 points, 9 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocked shots. Giesen, a 5-11 forward, had 6 points, 5 rebounds and a steal. The Blue Devils were led by 5-7 sophomore guard Reagan Sorensen, of Centuria, with 20 points.
“The feeling Wednesday night was nothing short of amazing, and the joy that was felt was enough to last a lifetime. We have worked so hard all year, and to see it pay off is extremely rewarding,” Mutch said.
“The best part about this team is the love we all share for the game and, most importantly, each other,” she added.
The joy of winning the title was shared by Blue Devil fans. The game drew more than 1,300 people.
“Being able to play in front of a packed Johnson Fieldhouse was special and something that we will never forget. We are truly blessed to have such a great community that comes out and supports us,” Mutch said.
Iverson called the atmosphere at Johnson Fieldhouse “electric” and is hoping for more of the same in the WIAC tournament game Thursday, Feb. 23.
Although one title is in hand, the season isn’t over.
“This group of girls has no quit. I am so proud of them and so excited to see what more they can do,” Iverson said. “Competing at the level we compete at takes everything. It’s hard. But that’s why this is so special. The sense of accomplishment and pride you feel keeps you hungry for more.”