Patten leads Whitefish Bay to comeback win

Published on: 3/10/2011

Whitefish Bay senior Ron Patten scored 12 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, including a thunderous two-handed slam to cap the scoring as Whitefish Bay defeated Wauwatosa West in the WIAA Division 2 sectional semifinal Thursday night, 41-30.

The Trojans (15-11) scored the first 10 points of the third quarter to take a 26-19 lead midway through, but Tosa West was held without a field goal the rest of the way and just four fourth-quarter free throws. Bay responded with an 8-0 run and scored the final 11 points of the game -- including 8 from Patten.

Bay (17-8) will return to the Al McGuire Center in Milwaukee to face either Whitnall or Wisconsin Lutheran in Saturday's sectional championship game, with a berth in the state tournament on the line. Tyler Krause led Tosa West with 14 points, including seven in the 10-0 run to start the second half.