Prairie boys overcome Lodi

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The Blackhawks’ Mark Welter scores versus Lodi in the regional semifinal Friday. (Photos by Ted Pennekamp)

Josh Dyer of Prairie du Chien passes against defensive pressure Friday night.


Prairie du Chien came from behind to defeat visiting Lodi 53-43 in a WIAA Division 3 Regional semifinal boys basketball game Friday night. 

A big and physical Lodi team limited Prairie to just one shot on most trips down the floor in the first half to take a 22-15 halftime lead.

The top seeded Blackhawks took the lead with 7 minutes and 30 seconds remaining in the game and finished with a 20-9 run to overcome the eighth-seeded Blue Devils. Prairie du Chien outscored Lodi 38-21 in the second half.

Mason Kramer scored a game-high 21 points for the Blackhawks who improved to 20-3 on the season. Gavin Gillitzer added 13 and Hunter Davis had 10.

Lodi ended its season with an 11-13 record.

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