Muskego boys basketball
A fourth-quarter rally gave the Warriors their first Southeast Conference victory of the season with a 55-53 triumph on Friday against Racine Case.
Muskego trailed 40-34 after three periods but outscored the Eagles 21-13 in the fourth. Jeff Glisch netted a free throw to give the Warriors a two-point lead with 1 minute, 30 seconds left. After Muskego ran down the clock, Case missed a 3-point field goal attempt with four seconds remaining.
"The kids are learning how to not make mistakes," coach Andy Capes said. "We are playing more confidently and played hard on defense."
David Mlachnik totaled 14 points and eight assists, while Glisch had 11 points and 10 rebounds and David Kucharski 11 points. Alex Tesch scored all of his 10 points in the second half as Muskego handed Case its first SEC loss.
Muskego lost to Franklin, 69-57, on Jan. 3 despite 16 points from Jim Mock and 14 by Mlachnik.
The Warriors improved to 1-4 in the SEC and 2-9 overall. They visit Oak Creek (1-4, 4-6) at 7:15 p.m. Friday and welcome New Berlin Eisenhower (7-1 in the Woodland, 9-2 overall) at 7:15 on Tuesday, Jan. 17.
Eisenhower girls basketball
The New Berlin Eisenhower girls basketball team continued to roll over opponents last week, outscoring Greenfield (0-7, 2-8) and St. Thomas More (70-18) by a combined 143-36 score.
The Lions (8-0, 10-0) got off to a fast start in both wins, outscoring their opponents 52-5 in the first quarter.
Usually a 24-1 first quarter sets the tone for the rest of the game and that's what happened as Ike crushed Greenfield, 73-18, on Jan. 3 at home.
Nicole Bauman (16 points), Jenny Weiland (15), Erin Ganzke (12) and Katie Lang (12) each almost outscored the Hustlin' Hawks by themselves.
An 8-4 second quarter gave Ike a 32-5 lead at halftime, and a 22-7 third period made the score 54-12 after three quarters.
Three days later, the Lions outscored the Cavaliers, 28-4, in the first quarter and rolled to a 70-18 win at home. As impressive as the offense was, the defense held St. Thomas More to four, five, five and four points in each period.
Once again nine Eisenhower players scored, led by Bauman (19) and Lang (12). Rachel Rush, Ganzke and Weiland also chipped in with eight points each.
The Lions travel to Greendale (3-4, 3-7) on Tuesday and then host co-leader South Milwaukee (7-0) on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
New Berlin boys swim/diving
The New Berlin Marlins beat Whitnall, 106-79, on Jan. 4 at home, winning their final home meet of the season.
Senior Jasen Johnson set a pool record by 0.09 seconds in the 100-yard butterfly, winning the event in 51.54 seconds. He also placed first in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.75).
Two other swimmers also placed double firsts in their individual events.
Taylor Petrauski in the 200 individual medley (2:18.70) and 100 backstroke (58.78) and Zach Solie in the 200 freestyle (1:59.39) and 50 free (24.34). Casey Vanselow also took first in the 500 free (5:49.43).
The 200 free relay of Solie, Jackson Wannamaker, Matthew Olenchek and Johnson fell short of a record by 0.56 seconds while still placing first (1:32.19). They also won the 400 free relay (3:33.57).
The Marlins also were second (319) in the 11-team Rocket Invite at South Milwaukee on Saturday to complete a good week. Muskego won the event with 442 points.
Johnson and Olenchek led the team with first-place finishes in both their individual events - Johnson in the 100 fly (52.06) and 100 breast (59.81) and Olenchek in the 100 free (50.57) and 100 back (56.98).
They teamed up with Petrauski and Solie in the 200 medley relay (1:43.14) and Solie and Wannamaker in the 400 free relay (3:26.44), taking second in both.
Other top finishes included Petrauski second in the 100 back (57.76) and third in the 200 IM (2:14.63).
After falling behind 16-0, the Warriors rallied for a 52-27 dual triumph over Franklin on alumni night, Jan. 5.
Roland Dunlap put Muskego on the board with a pin in 1 minute, 25 seconds at 195 pounds, then Jordan Gruettner pinned his opponent in 58 seconds at 220 and heavyweight Jamie Edelbeck dropped his foe in 3:35.
At 113, Austin Quartullo posted a pin in 49 seconds, and that was followed by a pin by freshman Cameron Rygiewicz in 1:10 at 120, a forfeit to Justin Scherkenbach at 126 and a pin by Connor Price in 1:13 at 132.
Jacob Medved (145) won a 13-5 decision and freshman Ryan Borton (152), wrestling his first varsity match, earned a pin in 3:42.
"I thought it was the best we have wrestled as a team this year," coach Sean Fortmann said. "I felt like we were going to need some contributions from our younger wrestlers to win and that was exactly what we got."
New Berlin wrestling
The New Berlin Eisenhower/West co-op team dropped a Woodland Conference dual meet, 49-24, Jan. 4 to Wauwatosa East/West at New Berlin West to open the week.
The locals scored 18 points via the pin - Ross Riopelle at 132 pounds (1 minute, 34 seconds), Anthony Stewart at 220 (1:25) and Isaac Surpernant at 285 (1:07). The other six points came from decisions by DJ Heinrich at 113 (8-1) and Alex Rodriguez at 195 (7-2).
West girls basketball
New Berlin West crushed last-place Greenfield (0-7 in Black Division, 2-8 overall) on Friday, 52-21, after losing a tough game at Pewaukee on Jan. 3 to open the week.
The Vikings shut down the Hustlin' Hawks, holding them to seven, three, eight and three points per quarter.
Stephanie Turner, starting to come around after missing most of last year with knee surgery, led the way with 18 points, including six of nine from the free-throw line. Beth Ver Haagh, a 5-11 junior forward, tossed in 12 points, to give the Vikings a good inside combination. Kenna Brzeski added nine, as she and Ver Haagh each had two 3-pointers.
The Vikings shot 11 of 14 from the free-throw line.
West tried to spoil the opening of the new Pewaukee gymnasium three days before to open the week, but the Pirates (6-1, 7-2) pulled away in the second half for a 49-43 victory in a Woodland Conference game.
The game was tied at 20-20 at halftime, as each team won a quarter (Pewaukee, 13-8, and West, 12-7). West then took a 26-24 lead in the third period before the Pirates went on an 8-0 run late in the third quarter and into the final period to take the lead for good. Five points by Pewaukee's Emily Wirth and three more by Natalie Wood triggered that surge.
The Vikings' Lizzie Kuhl had her best game with a game-high 16 points, while Anne Kaczynski added 11. No one else had more than four points. Wirth finished with 15 points for Pewaukee and Jordyn Swan and Brittany Groer had 12 each.
The Vikings (6-4 overall) are in third place (5-3) behind co-leaders Cudahy (6-1) and Pewaukee.
They hosted Shorewood (2-5, 2-7) on Tuesday and now travel to face the Packers on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
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