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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Jeronne Maymon did all he could, but his 33 points weren't quite enough for Madison Memorial.
Wauwatosa East withstood Maymon's brilliance and relied on late heroics to beat the Spartans 58-56 in overtime Saturday night in the Division 1 championship game of the Wisconsin State Boys Basketball Tournament.
Jake Barnett scored 15 points, Eric Williams 14, Brice Powell 12 and DJ Cupertino 10 for the balanced Red Raiders (26-1).
None of Maymon's teammates reached double figures.
The Red Raiders shot an amazing 81 percent (13-of-16) from the field in the first half, yet managed only a 34-31 halftime lead. That's because Maymon had 21 points on 10-for-13 shooting.
"It seemed like everything we threw up went in," Wauwatosa East coach Tim Arndorfer said.
The Red Raiders finished at a respectable 56 percent (20-of-36), but they still needed a 3-pointer by Williams with 27 seconds left to force overtime.
"I'll remember that shot for the rest of my life," Arndorfer said.
Memorial (23-3) led 52-49 and had two chances to grab a defensive rebound late in the game. Instead Wauwatosa East scrambled for a third chance that ended with Williams' key 3-pointer.
The Red Raiders then had to watch Maymon's last-second shot, a 15-footer from the right side, go long at the buzzer.
"I knew I put too much on it," said Maymon, who was later named the tournament's Most Valuable Player.
Memorial coach Steve Collins had no regrets about that shot.
"With him shooting, I'd take that shot again," he said.
In the 4-minute overtime, Williams made a free throw, Powell scored inside and Cupertino added two free throws to make it 57-52. Meanwhile, Memorial didn't score until Maymon made a free throw with 8.9 seconds left.
Another free throw by Powell made it a five-point lead and Maymon sank a 3-pointer at the buzzer to end it.
"I don't know if you could ask for a more classy basketball game to decide the state championship," Arndorfer said. "I'm kind of at a loss for words."
He added: "This a dream come true for the kids and they certainly deserved it."
Collins said his team needed some luck in the final minute of regulation.
"Sometimes the ball doesn't bounce the way you need it to bounce," Collins said, then praised Maymon's effort.
"He single-handedly kept us in the game," Collins said.