Webster had a chance to tie the game with a heave as time expired, but the shot missed the mark, giving Colfax a thrilling 75-72 win in double overtime for a Division 4 regional title on Saturday.
The Vikings had their own chance to win it in regulation, but a couple of shots in the closing seconds of the second half wouldn’t fall.
The teams couldn’t be separated in the first overtime period, but a basket in the paint and late free throws gave Colfax the edge in the second extra period.
Stats from Saturday’s win in Webster were not reported by press time.
The third-seeded Vikings advance to take on top-seeded Clear Lake in the sectional semifinals on Thursday. Both teams enter the matchup with just one loss this season.
Elsewhere in the Division 4 playoffs:
Fall Creek 75, Whitehall 41: Joey Kinderman poured in a game-high 20 points and Brady Nicks added 11 as Fall Creek won a regional title for the first time since 2016.
A well-rounded effort got the job done for the Crickets, who were coming off an overtime victory over Durand in the regional semifinals. Five players scored eight or more points for Fall Creek.
Jacob Fremstad led Whitehall with 12 points.
Appleton West 76, Eau Claire Memorial 58: The Old Abes’ season came to an end on the road in the regional finals.
Stats were not reported by press time.
Onalaska 54, River Falls 46: The Big Rivers co-champions were knocked out in the regional finals despite 16 points from JT Dougherty.
Northwestern 61, Bloomer 55 (OT): Bradley Sarauer scored 23 points for the Blackhawks, but Bloomer couldn’t overcome 12 3-pointers made by the Tigers in an overtime loss.
Loren Stolt added 10 points for Bloomer, and Zach Ruf chipped in with nine.
Jake Brill scored 16 and knocked down five 3-pointers for Northwestern.