The Warriors were once again unable to close out a game in a 60-59 loss at Burlington on Feb. 6.
Muskego held a 10-point lead in the second half and was still up by five late in the game, but missed a couple of free throws and allowed a pair of 3-point goals in the final minutes.
"You play on the road, the crowd is against you, you maybe don't get a call," coach Duane Mlachnik said. "We were playing to hang onto the lead instead of playing to win."
Nick Brzozowski tallied 18 points, D.J. Mlachnik put in 13 and Jake Pope 12 for the Warriors, who slipped to 2-10 in the Southeast Conference and 2-14 overall.
"The kids played a really good basketball game," coach Mlachnik said. "This stung them hard. They played their hearts out."
The Warriors also lost to Racine Park, 68-51, Feb. 3 after falling behind, 21-5, in the first quarter.
Mlachnik tallied 13 points and Pope 11 for Muskego, which will host Kenosha Tremper (7-4, 10-5) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13.
-John Rech, Staff Writer
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