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Johnson qualifies for 3-point challenge

Wildcat freshman Zac Johnson (23) will compete in the WIAA Boys Basketball 3-Point Challenge on Championship Saturday at the WIAA Boys State Basketball Tournament this Saturday, March 17. File photo

River Falls High School's Zac Johnson has qualified for the WIAA Boys Basketball 3-Point Challenge.

Johnson, a freshman guard for Wildcat head coach Zac Campbell, qualified as one of the top three-point shooters among all WIAA Division 2 players in the state during the regular season. Johnson made 50-of-104 attempts (48.1 percent) during the Wildcats' 24-game regular season, tops in the Big Rivers Conference. He finished the season averaging 12.1 points per game for the Wildcats, who finished 15-9 overall, 8-4 and in second place in the BRC.

The 3-Point Challenge will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Kohl Center in Madison as part of the WIAA Boys State Tournament. The top two shooters who qualified in each of the WIAA's five divisions will compete. The 10 shooters will be narrowed to four for the semifinals, with the top two then emerging for the championship final.

The 3-Point Challenge will be followed by the five state championship games which begin with the Division 5 game at 11:05 a.m.

Bob Burrows

Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.

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