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Recipe for success: Making the big plays at crunch time
Monroe sophomore Michael Barrett drives to the basket in the Cheesemakers' 53-39 win over Appleton Xavier in a WIAA Division 2 state semifinal Friday at the Kohl Center.
MADISON - "Just win, baby" could become Monroe boys' basketball coach Pat Murphy's slogan. Murphy isn't scorned in coaching circles like the saying's creator, Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis. But the Cheesemakers have embraced the fiery phrase and are on the verge of winning their second state championship in three years.  There were several clutch plays in Monroe's 53-39 WIAA Division 2 state semifinal win over Appleton Xavier Friday at the Kohl Center.