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SportShorts: Jan. 31

Jan. 28, 2013

MUSKEGO BOYS SWIMMING

Muskego pool records fell on both sides as the Warriors downed Waukesha South/Catholic Memorial, 113-67, in a Classic 8 Conference dual meet on Jan. 24.

Winning and setting records for the Warriors were Joe Szczupakiewicz in the 500 freestyle with 4 minutes, 43.55 seconds and the 200 medley relay team of Szczupakiewicz, Thomas Stigler, Patrick Walsh and Jon Roberts at 1:40.96.

South/Memorial set pool records in the 500 freestyle, 100 backstroke and 400 freestyle relay as well.

Other winners for the Warriors were Szczupakiewicz in the 200 freestyle at 1:48.05, Roberts in the 50 freestyle with 22.07 seconds and the 100 freestyle in 48.89, Liam Klotzbach in diving with 191.05 points and Stigler in the 100 breast stroke at 1:03.03.

"Roberts, Szczupakiewicz and Walsh led the way, but Joe Paquette, Stigler and Matt Gilson contributed," head coach Larry Milton said. "Liam keeps improving with diving every meet, and Frank Schoyer and Tyler Schrank have done a great job keeping us on a winning track."

Muskego next competes in the Classic 8 Conference Meet at 10 a.m. Feb. 2 at Waukesha South.

EISENHOWER BOYS BASKETBALL

The Lions crushed St. Francis, 88-43, on Friday on the road in their only action last week, their seventh straight victory.

The Lions improved to 14-3 overall and remained tied for first with Pewaukee, each with 10-2 records. Eisenhower hosts Greendale (7-10, 6-7) on Feb. 1.

The Lions put together their biggest winning margin of the year (45 points) against the Mariners (0-14, 3-14), surpassing the 36 point-margin in a 92-56 win over Muskego on Dec. 11.

Reed Timmer (7-for-7 from the free throw line) and Sandro Pesqueira (three 3-pointers) each finished with 21 points and Charlie Sirek had an impressive 16.

EISENHOWER GIRLS BASKETBALL

Eisenhower won its 12th game in a row on Friday to improve to 14-1 overall and stay in second place (10-1) behind first-place Pius XI (15-2, 12-0) and just ahead of Pewaukee (14-2, 10-2).

The Lions crushed St. Francis, 88-26, Friday at home. The Lions defense held the Mariners under eight points each quarter.

Coach Gary Schmidt's gang put four players in double figures, led by Jenny Weiland with 19. Chelsea Brachman, a 6-foot-2 inch freshman, continues to impress with 16 points, followed by Sammy Kozlowski and Katie Lang with 13 points and 10 points, respectively.

Eisenhower hits the road for a Woodland-West Division game at Greendale on Feb. 1 and then they face Pewaukee on Feb. 5 in a huge game.

WEST GIRLS BASKETBALL

New Berlin West bounced back with two victories last week, following a two-game losing streak.

The Vikings opened the week with an impressive 62-29 non-conference victory at West Allis Hale (3-11) of the Greater Metro Conference on Jan. 22 and then beat Shorewood, 46-39, on Friday night at home.

West is now 9-3 in the top-heavy Woodland-West Division and 11-5 overall. They host Pewaukee (14-2, 10-2) on Feb. 1 and then travel to Wauwatosa West (7-8, 7-6) on Feb. 5.

The Vikings pretty much held off the Greyhounds (9-8, 5-8) jumping off to a 29-18 halftime lead. Shorewood cut the lead to 37-29 after three, but West held on to win.

Shorewood's Robbie Holland led all scorers with 18 points, while Beth Ver Haagh had 14 points, including 8-for-10 from the charity stripe. Ali Boldt had 12 points and Lizzie Kuhl finished with 10, including 6-for-8 from the free throw line.

The Vikings hit 19-of-25 free throws and Ver Haagh led the way with 21 points, as she converted 10-of-12 free throws. Kuhl added 11 and Claire Radtke eight.

MUSKEGO BOYS BASKETBALL

The Warriors were within striking distance of Classic 8 conference co-leader Mukwonago at the half on Friday night, trailing only 29-25, but were outscored 34-20 after that in a 63-45 defeat.

Turner Kehoe tallied 13 points, while Josh Breider and Steve Cotton each had eight for the Warriors, who fell to 3-6 in the conference and 6-11 overall.

They welcome Waukesha West at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 and Catholic Memorial at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5. In both cases, they will be looking to avenge defeats from earlier this season.

WEST BOYS BASKETBALL

The Vikings continue to struggle, dropping their seventh-straight loss, 60-45, at Shorewood on Friday, seeing their record fall to 3-14.

West is buried in last place in the Woodland-West Division with a 3-10 record and the Vikings travel to Pewaukee (13-4, 10-2) on Feb. 1 and then host Wauwatosa West (5-12, 5-8) on Feb. 5.

Coach Jeff Lewiston's team continues to run into a familiar problem - one terrible quarter.

Trailing 27-25 at intermission and 39-35 after three, the Vikings were buried 21-10 in the fourth period.

The Vikings shot an impressive .545 percentage (18-for-33) from the field, but the game was won from the free throw line. The Greyhounds (10-6, 8-5) were 13-for-19 while West managed only 3-for-10.

Scott Reichel hit 7-for-11 from the field and led the way with 15 points while grabbing eight rebounds. Tyler Thompson had 10 points and Chamika Wijenayake finished with seven. Kevin Marx and Andrew Knoll had four and three assists, respectively.

NEW BERLIN WRESTLING

The New Berlin West/Eisenhower wrestling team dropped a 48-18 decision to Whitnall on Jan. 23 at West in last week's only action.

New Berlin's only pin came at heavyweight from Ben Clark.

The locals other points came with a forfeit at 170 for Kevin Thiessenhussen and wins at 132 from Zach Nordstrom (6-2) and at 220 from Emilio Gutierrez (6-4).

"We did not wrestle with a lot of intensity," New Berlin coach Nick Patenaude said, "so hopefully we can have a good week of practice and wrestle better."

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