WEST GIRLS BASKETBALL
The Vikings bounced back from a heartbreaking 41-36 loss to New Berlin Eisenhower on Jan. 9 to roll over Wauwatosa West, 58-31, on Friday at home.
The Vikings, who played a non-conference game at Waukesha West on Jan. 14, travel to Whitnall (3-8, 2-5) at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 for a Woodland Conference game.
West is 9-2 overall, 6-2 in the West Division, behind Pewaukee (7-0) and Pius XI (6-0). After beginning the year 7-0, the Vikings have split their last four games (2-2).
The Vikings jumped out to a 14-4 first quarter lead against Tosa West (5-5, 3-4) before outscoring the Trojans in a high-scoring second quarter (16-14) to lead 30-18 at intermission.
But then New Berlin outscored the Trojans, 28-13, in the second half to coast to the 27-point win.
Nine players got on the board for coach Jef Radtke's Vikings, topped off by sophomore guards Claire Radtke (14 points) and Sarah Meleski (11).
The rest of the scoring came from junior Rachel Novotny (eight), sophomore Lizzie Liska (seven), junior Jenna Nelson (six), junior Ali Boldt (four), senior Anne Radtke (three), senior Cheyenne Pasdera (two) and junior Alex Weis (two).
NEW BERLIN WRESTLING
New Berlin combined dropped a 47-27 decision to Wauwatosa combined on Jan. 8 at home.
The locals won five events, which included four pins.
Bradley Fromm at 120 won by pin in 4:40, while Kevin Thiessenhusen at 170 pinned his opponent in 5:04.
The other two pins came from Alex Rodriguez at 195 (5:29) and Emilio Gutierrez at 220 (1:34).
Joe Scaffidi at 152 won by a decision for the other team points.
"Joe Scaffidi won a close match tonight (3-2) that went right down to the wire," coach Pat Detmer said. "He has begun to apply some of the technique we have been working on in practice and it paid off for him tonight. As a coach, it's really exciting to see the work in practice carry over to the mat."
The same can be said for senior Kevin Thiessenhussen, who scored a third period fall at 170 pounds.
They are at the Michicot Invite on Jan. 18 and host Greendale at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 .
One of the top teams in the Woodland Conference, Shorewood, handed the New Berlin Marlins a 104-76 loss on Jan. 8 at Shorewood.
"They are a very deep team and they are who I expect to be battling at conference," coach Jeremy Walden said. "We continue to have some great races and performances; to beat Shorewood we will have to have a perfect meet and we had a few stumbles."
The Marlins had seven first-place performances, which included the 200-yard medley relay (1 minute, 46.54 seconds) behind TaylorPetrauski, Jackson Wannamaker, Sam Nigbur and Zach Solie and Zach Stoltenburg in 1-meter diving (177.40).
Wannamaker won the 200 freestyle (1:54.71) and 500 free (5:12.11) and Solie won the 50 free (22.35) and 100 free (48.87). Petrauski won the 100 backstroke (56.79).
The Marlins tied Wauwatosa for third (248.5 points) at South Milwaukee on Friday and Saturday, finishing behind Muskego (427) and Franklin (276).
Sole was second (22.61) in the 50 free and third in 100 free (49.55), Petrauski was second (56.36) in the 100 backstroke.
The 200 free relay was second (1:34.65) behind Wannamaker, Nigbur, Petrauski and Solie and the 400 free relay (3:31.83) was second behind Solie, Stoltenberg, Petrauski and Wannamaker.
Wannamaker was third (1:53.96) in the 200 free and the 500 free (5:12.26) and Petrauski was third (2:10.87) in the 200 IM.
The Marlins host Franklin on Jan. 16 and take part in the Shorewood Invite on Jan. 18.
MUSKEGO BOYS BASKETBALL
The Warriors fell to Mukwonago 78-60 in a Classic 8 Conference game on Friday night.
Brandon Glandt scored 16 points, Mike Vidmar 14 points and Cal Schultz 13 points for the Warriors, who fell to 1-5 in the conference and 3-8 overall.
Mukwonago outscored Muskego 22-11 in the second period to go up 40-28 and maintained that lead throughout the second half.
Muskego met New Berlin Eisenhower on Tuesday and Arrowhead on Wednesday in a makeup game from last week.
The Warriors welcome Waukesha South at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17, hoping to avenge a 54-50 loss earlier this season.
WEST BOYS BASKETBALL
New Berlin's boys dropped two games last week by a combined 151-94 score and saw their losing streak extend to eight games.
The Vikings are now 2-11 overall and in last place in the Woodland Conference West with a 2-8 record.
The Vikings dropped a 75-39 decision at Eisenhower on Jan. 9 to begin the week, in a game that was moved back one day because school was canceled because of the frigid temperatures.
The game started poorly for West and got worst, as the Vikings trailed 17-6 after one quarter and 39-9 at halftime, as Eisenhower crushed them with a 22-3 second period.
The Vikings outscored Ike, 23-20, in a high-scoring third period, but were still hopelessly behind 59-32 going into the final period. The Lions then topped off their win with a 16-7 run in the final quarter.
Junior forward Collin Horning led West with eight points, as eight out of 14 players scored. Junior Brennan Grossman and senior Chamika Wijenyake each had six points and junior Zachary Laurent and senior Scott Reichel managed five points each. Reed Timmer led Ike with 34 points.
On Friday night the game was closer, but the result was the same, as the Vikings dropped a 76-55 decision at Wauwatosa West.
After a competitive first quarter which saw New Berlin trail only by 21-18, the Vikings were outscored 40-21 in the second and third periods. They trailed 41-29 at intermission and 61-39 after three quarters. The Vikings had a slim 16-15 edge in the fourth quarter.
Horning had 15 points and Reichel added 14 to lead New Berlin West, while Steffan Brown (17 points), Reggie Cason (14) and Andre Carroll (12) led the Trojans.
Having played at Slinger on Jan. 14, the Vikings now host Whitnall (4-3, 5-6) at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 as they get back into conference action.
— Compiled by Tom "Sky" Skibosh
and John Rech
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