N.B. WEST, MUSKEGO GIRLS BASKETBALL
A fast start propelled the Vikings to a 50-41 triumph over area rival Muskego in a non-conference contest on Friday night.
West was up 10-5 after one quarter and 25-17 at the half. That lead went to 12 at 37-25 after three periods and the Vikings held on to win.
"We were able to get out to a fast start, and we maintained that," head coach Jef Radtke said.
West improved to 8-1 for the season, while the Warriors slipped to 0-8.
"Muskego's record is deceiving," Radtke said. "They (the Warriors) played hard and played well. We were up by eight to 10 points but could never really separate."
Rachel Novotny paced West with 14 points and Ali Boldt added 12 points. Lizzie Liska and Sarah Meleski each tallied seven points.
Emily Schulte put in 15 points and Dani Abella 10 for Muskego.
The Vikings welcome Wauwatosa West at 7:30 p.m. Friday, then visit Waukesha West for a non-conference game at 7:30 Tuesday.
Muskego visits Mukwonago at 7:30 p.m. Friday in a Classic 8 Conference matchup.
NEW BERLIN WRESTLING
The combined squad went 3-1 in the Westfield Duals last weekend.
New Berlin downed Spencer 54-12, Princeton 54-16 and Poynette 51-15 while falling to tournament champion Westfield 49-24. Westfield went 4-0 for the day.
Finishing unbeaten for New Berlin were Bradley Fromm at 120 pounds, Anthony Mayer at 145, Kevin Thiessenhusen at 170, Alex Rodriguez at 195 and Emilio Gutierrez at 220 pounds.
"This was a good opportunity for our athletes to hone their techniques and develop their skills," head coach Patrick Detmer said. "Westfield was a very physical team which continued to push the pace, and I would have liked our athletes to respond better than they did.
"We made some mistakes which the coaching staff will need to address this week."
Detmer praised Mayer for winning four close matches by moving and remaining in good position.
For the second straight invitational, Austin Quartullo posted a high finish in his weight class.
Quartullo, competing at 126 pounds, came in second in the Bi-State Classic at Holmen on Dec. 27-28. He dropped an 11-2 major decision to unbeaten Jens Lantz of Ellsworth in the title match to slip to 16-2 on the season.
He won five other matches, including three pins and a 12-0 major decision.
Quartullo won at 132 pounds at the E.H. Stech Invitational one week earlier, so he is enjoying a fine early season.
Connor Price claimed third at 182 pounds, going 6-1 for the tournament and improving to 17-2 overall. Brady McFarland captured seventh at 160 pounds with a 7-2 tournament record.
Muskego tallied 126 points for 13th place in Division 1 of the tournament, which attracted top teams from across Wisconsin and other states.
EISENHOWER GIRLS BASKETBALL
The Lions continued their recent surge with a 44-33 triumph over Beaver Dam on Friday night.
Eisenhower posted its fifth straight victory after an 0-3 start and beat a team which was rated in the top 10 of Division 2 this season.
"We knew this team was young and had some new kids, and we knew we started with a tough stretch," head coach Gary Schmidt said. "We thought if we could weather the storm, we would be all right, and we have done that."
Chelsea Brackmann put together another solid game with 18 points to lead all scorers.
"Her play is no surprise," Schmidt said. "As a freshman last year, she provided us with defensive prowess and offensive punch. This year, she has taken ownership of the team, which is nice to see from a sophomore."
Sammy Kozlowski added eight points and Jessa Hahn and Sydney Cheung six points apiece for the Lions, who jumped to an 18-8 advantage after one period.
The Lions withstood six 3-point goals from the Golden Beavers, who were led by Kiley Riteris with nine points.
Eisenhower met rival New Berlin West earlier this week and will welcome Whitnall at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Lions then host Arrowhead at 7:30 Saturday.
"If you're going to get better, you've got to play the big teams," Schmidt said of this week's rugged schedule.
MUSKEGO BOYS BASKETBALL
Turner Kehoe tallied 16 points, Brandon Glandt 13 points and Cal Schultz nine points, but the Warriors dropped a 64-59 decision to West Allis Hale in the second game of the New Berlin Classic on Dec. 28.
The Huskies built a 43-29 lead after three quarters before Muskego rallied with a 30-point fourth period. The Warriors fell just short, however, to slip to 3-7 on the season.
They visited Arrowhead on Tuesday and will welcome Mukwonago at 7:30 p.m. Friday in a Classic 8 Conference contest. Mukwonago was the WIAA Division 1 runnerup to Germantown a year ago.
Muskego then hosts New Berlin Eisenhower in a non-conference game at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
— Compiled by John Rech
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