Union Grove High School

Portrait of consistency

Union Grove’s Payton Calouette puts up a shot in the lane during the second half in a game against Wilmot on Feb. 11. The Broncos dominated on their way to an 89-60 win. (Photo by Michael Stefanich Jr.)

Union Grove girls team wins third straight league title

By Tim Wester


By winning its third straight conference championship and tenth in the last 14 seasons, Union Grove coach Rob Domagalski has established one of the top programs in Southeastern Wisconsin.

But none of Domagalski’s previous championship teams has dominated the Lakes quite like this year’s Broncos’ team.

Union Grove, ranked sixth in the Division 2 WisSports.net Coaches Poll, clinched an outright Southern Lakes Conference championship and undefeated conference record after thumping Wilmot 89-60 Friday, Feb 11 and Burlington 78-30 Monday, Feb. 14

Union Grove concluded regular season play with a 22-2 overall record and 14-0 in conference play.

Union Grove’s average margin of victory against conference opponents was 40 points with its smallest margin of victory being 20 points in a 58-38 triumph at Waterford Feb. 1.

The non-conference schedule also included wins over eventual WIAA playoff second seeds Greendale Martin Luther, Waukesha West, Racine Prairie, and South Milwaukee and another victory over third-seeded Franklin.

“We proved that we could consistently beat teams in and out of conference,” Domagalski said.

“We’ve had some very good conference championship teams, but we’ve never gone undefeated with every victory by at least 20 points.”

A key component to the Broncos’ domination is its deep and balanced roster that was on full display against the Panthers.

Sydney Ludvigsen had a team-high 27 points, while Payton Calouette added 18, and Sophia Rampulla and Elizabeth Spang chipped in 17 and 10 points respectively.

“There isn’t much of a drop off between our starters and bench players,” Domagalski said.

“Everyone on our team shoots well and can score. A lot of these games that turn out to be victories by a large margin wins because everyone on our team can shoot and score.”

To read the entire story see the Feb. 18 edition of the Westine Report.

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