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Power set for third place showdown
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ATLANTA - The Wisconsin Power basketball team's whirlwind schedule which included their ninth game in six days caught up with them at the 16U Tournament of Champions in Atlanta.

The Wisconsin Power lost a final four game, 55-50 to the New Jersey Burro Blitz on Friday. The Power will play in a third place game today.

"We had the lead most of the game," Wisconsin Power coach Chuck Chandler said. "They really killed us on the boards. We had our chances. We just couldn't finish it.

"When you start getting tired legs, it affects your shot a little bit. It was certainly not a lack of effort."

The Power were led by Waunakee's Emily Decorah who scored a game-high 13 points. Pecatonica junior Kimee Chandler scored 11 points and Sauk Prairie junior Kelsey Budd had 10.

The Power earned the right to play in the final four with a thrilling and improbable comeback to defeat the All-Iowa National Attack team 34-32 in overtime on a game-winning 15-footer by Ashley Hermanson.

The Power came back from a five point deficit with a minute left. Kimee Chandler hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer of regulation to send the game to overtime.

In a sudden death overtime, the first team who scored a field goal, would win. All-Iowa National Attack won the tip and held the ball for two minutes before Brodhead's Kristen Ruchti blocked a shot.

That set the stage for Hermanson's game-winning shot.

"We are playing against some of the best teams in the country," Chandler said. "We are holding our own and representing Wisconsin."