Sports Notes: Jan. 28

Jan. 28, 2013

Wisniewski accepts position with Saigon Heat

Former Edgewood College men's basketball and New Berlin West athlete Ben Wisniewski is getting his feet wet in the world of professional basketball half a world away from home.

Wisniewski recently accepted an offer from the Saigon Heat (Vietnam) of the ASEAN Basketball League to work in the front office and participate as a practice player.

While Wisniewski will get to lace up the shoes in practice, he likely won't get many chances to dress for games. ABL teams are allowed three foreign players on their roster, and given the lack of height in many Asian countries, those spots are usually held for bigger, post players.

However, should one of the American players on the Saigon Heat need to miss a game, it's possible Wisniewski could pull on a uniform once again. In the meantime, he will participate in practice and develop his administration skills in the team's front office.

Wisniewski was a third team All-Midwest Region selection by as a senior, and was named first or second team All-Northern Athletics Conference every year of his career.

The native of New Berlin graduated from Edgewood College in 2012 as the program's second all-time leading scorer with 1,719 career points.

Ike girls 400 free relay earns all-state honors

Lions coach Jenny Moeller reports the All-State recognitions from the girls swim season and the New Berlin Eisenhower 400-yard free relay has received All-State recognition for their third-place finish at state, which was a school record.

Nicole Bellford, Shayna Puttney, Sam Rottel and Paige Carter made up the team, which swam in 3 minutes, 36.60 seconds.

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