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Sports Shorts: Feb. 4

Feb. 3, 2013

MARLINS SWIMMING

The New Berlin Marlins finish third at the Woodland Conference at Greenfield/Greendale on Saturday as Zach Solie had two first-place finishes for the Marlins.

Solie won the 50-yard freestyle (22.08 seconds) and the 100 free (48.41). He was also part of the two second-place relay teams - the 200 medley relay (1 minute, 42.37 seconds) with Taylor Petrauski, Matthew Olenchek and Sam Nigbur and the 400 free relay (3:22.96) with Petrauski, Jackson Wannamaker and Olenchek.

Olenchek took second in both his events, the 200 free (1:47.45) and the 100 backstroke (54.99).

Shorewood took first with 440 points, followed by Greenfield/Greendale (407) and New Berlin (346).

"Our boys had a great meet today," coach Jeremy Walden said. "Almost everyone of them set new personal-best times in their event. They have are working real hard and are ready to have a great showing at sectionals next weekend.

"It is a pleasure to work with a group of guys who works so hard, are fun, energetic and are genuinely a great group to work with. These young men are truly committed to excellence in the pool and out every day and represent New Berlin proudly."

The Marlins next meet is Saturday at Waukesha South for the WIAA Division 1 Sectionals meet.

WEST BOYS BASKETBALL

New Berlin West snapped a seven-game losing streak last week by beating Waukesha North, 55-49, on Jan. 29 at North to begin the week.

Then in a huge upset, the Vikings went to Pewaukee (11-3) and knocked the Pirates out of first place, 53-49, behind crosstown rival New Berlin Eisenhower (11-2).

The beginning of the game gave no indication of what was going to happen as the Pirates coasted to a nine-point first quarter lead.

But a big second quarter pulled West within two (28-26) at halftime.

Pewaukee extended the lead a little (40-36) going into the final period. But West went on a 17-9 run to pull off the upset.

"We wanted to control the tempo," Lewiston said. "We didn't want to race up and down the court with them. We switched from a man to a zone after the first quarter and that worked better for us. We didn't expect to stop them, just slow them down a bit."

Scott Reichel scored 20 points, hitting on 10-of-15 field goal attempts, grabbed a team-leading 11 rebounds and handed out three assists.

Darin Sowinski added 18 points and seven boards and Kevin Marx scored 11 on three 3s and had five assists. Tyler Thompson continues to do the little things, with four assists, three rebounds and two steals.

Lewiston had praise for all four of those players.

"Reichel has really come on for us, scoring and on the boards. Sowinski has been doing a great job off the bench the last three games after returning from his concussion," he said. "Marx has also stepped up and Thompson does a lot that doesn't show up in the box score."

The Vikings led each quarter against the Northstars, leading 12-11 after one period and 24-19 at intermission. North barely won the third quarter (19-17), but West still led 41-38 going into the final period and won the final quarter (14-11) for the six-point win.

The Vikings had a big game from the free throw line, hitting 13 for 16.

Austin Fritz had 13 points and Reichel had 11 with each grabbing six rebounds. Marx scored 10 points, five assists, three rebounds and two steals.

Thompson scored nine points, hitting 5 for 6 from the free throw line, and Sowinski added nine points.

They travel to Pius XI on Friday and close out the regular season on Tuesday against Greendale at home.

EISENHOWER BOYS BASKETBALL

Ike Coach Dave Scheidegger should call New Berlin West coach Jeff Lewiston and thank him for beating Pewaukee on Friday. The Vikings win over the Pirates (11-3) put the Lions into first place (11-2) all by their lonesome.

But first it took an Eisenhower 54-42 win over Greendale (6-8) on Friday at home to assure the Lions of being in first place. And it took them until the fourth quarter to do that.

In fact, the Panthers jumped out to a seven-point lead in the first quarter, before the Lions rallied to take a 28-26 lead at intermission. Even then Eisenhower couldn't pull away, only expanding the lead by one point, 39-36, going into the final quarter.

But then Ike took control with a 15-6 run and coasted to the win.

"They are a good team," Scheidegger said. "Coach (Ryan) Johnsen does good work with them running a team offense. In the fourth quarter we put the onus on them, made them come out of their zone and then they fouled us and we got to the line. It was our best game of the year for our time management at the end."

Reed Timmer led the way with 19 points, hitting 7 for 10 from the free throw line, as the Lions were 16 for 22 compared to Greendale's 9 for 13 from the charity stripe. Mitch Arman scored 10 points, hitting 6 for 8 from the free throw line. Jordan Perez led the Panthers with 18, which included two 3-pointers.

EISENHOWER GIRLS BASKETBALL

Arrowhead of the Classic 8 (10-7) nipped the Lions, 50-48, in overtime on Jan. 29 at Arrowhead in an exciting nonconference game. The loss snapped a 12-game winning streak.

But then Ike (15-2, 11-1) bounced back with a 59-35 win Friday at Greendale, keeping the Lions 1 1/2 games behind first-place Pius XI (13-0).

In the loss to Arrowhead, after a 23-23 first half, the Lions won the first quarter (11-8) and the Warhawks the second (15-12), the teams dominated each of the next two quarters. Arrowhead came out after half and went on a 10-2 run to take a 33-25 lead into the fourth period, but the Lions tied the game with a 20-12 final quarter sending the game into overtime. The Warhawks won the overtime, 5-3.

Both teams went to the free throw line a total 46 times - Eisenhower was 16 for 25 and Arrowhead was 17 for 21.

The Warhawks were led by Kelly Smith, who poured in 24 points, which included 12 for 13 from the free throw line. Jenny Weiland led the way with 15 points, going 7 for 10 from the free throw line, followed by Sammy Kozlowski with 12 and Katie Lang with 10.

On Friday at Greendale, the Lions didn't fool around, jumping off to a 38-18 first half advantage and then roared out of the intermission with a 19-8 third quarter and coasted into the final period with a 57-27 lead.

Weiland had 20 points, hitting 6-for-8 free throws, while both Erin Ganzke and Lang had 13 apiece.

NEW BERLIN WRESTLING

New Berlin lost a squeaker at Greenfield, 33-32, on Jan. 29 in the final Woodland dual meet of the season.

"We had a couple of opportunities to put the dual away, but were never able to get the big pin we needed or stay off our back and not get pinned," coach Nick Patenaude said. "A couple matches ended with our wrestlers in position to pin but just ran out of time to secure the pin."

The locals received pins from Bailey Roundtree at 182, Alex Rodriguez at 195 and Emilio Guiterrez at 220.

"We needed to pin at the final three weight classes (170, 182, 195) and we only got two pins. Kevin Theissenhussen got a tech fall which we than ended up one point short."

Receiving decisions were Jared Clark in overtime (113), Zac Nordstrom (132) and Ben Clark (heavyweight).

The locals finished fifth (111 points) out of ninth at the Woodland Conference Tournament on Saturday at Pewaukee.

Rodriguez won the 195 championship and scored 20 team points. He won 5-1 over Greenfield's Matt Braatz in the quarterfinal, won 5-1 over Whitnall's Mike Langenohl in the semifinal and 8-4 over South Milwaukee's Brian Chapman in the finals.

Gutierrez at 220 (18 team points), Tony Talatzko at 182 (17), Clark at 285 (14) and Thiessenhusen at 170 (10) all finished third.

Other locals who placed were Nordstrom at 132, who placed fourth (10) and Jarod Clark at 113 (10) and DJ Heinrich at 120 (10), who each took fifth.

MUSKEGO BOYS BASKETBALL

The Warriors battled but dropped a 54-48 Classic 8 Conference contest to Waukesha West on Friday night.

They were within three at the half (23-20) and six after three quarters (39-33) but could not pull out the game and fell to 3-7 in the conference and 6-12 overall.

Turner Kehoe tallied 14 points, while Steve Cotton put in 12 points, but the next scorer was Josh Breider at five points.

Muskego visits Waukesha North at 7:30 p.m. Friday, hoping to repeat a 54-51 victory from earlier this season. The Warriors then travel to Waukesha South on Tuesday, again looking for a sweep, as they downed the Blackshirts, 65-57, in the first meeting.

MUSKEGO GIRLS BASKETBALL

First-place Waukesha West was too much for the Warriors on Friday night in a 56-40 game.

The Wolverines jumped out 16-5 after one quarter and 30-18 at the half, then controlled things from there.

Ashley Colla scored 13 points, Jessica Cattani 12 and Renee Bennett 11, but the Warriors fell to 4-7 in the Classic 8 Conference and 7-10 overall.

They welcome Waukesha North at 7:30 p.m. Friday, looking for a sweep, as they beat North the first time, 45-41. They then visit former Southeast Conference rival Franklin at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Compiled by John Rech and Tom "Sky" Skibosh

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