East beats Middleton in WIAA boys basketball
The Madison East Purgolders won a regional championship in a 56-53 win over the Middleton Cardinals at the East gym Tuesday night.
The game was postponed Saturday and played Tuesday.
East built a 14-point lead in the second half before Middleton rallied.
The Cardinals outscored East 26-17 in the fourth quarter and pulled to within a point but the Purgolders hit a number of key free throws to secure the win.
Middleton ends its season with a 17-6 overall record.
East moves to 17-6 and will play Verona at Sun Prairie Thursday night at 7 in the sectional semifinals.