After suffering a heartbreaking 66-65 loss at the buzzer to Kettle Moraine on Dec. 20, Muskego's girls basketball team bounced back with a 50-47 victory over Burlington in a nonconference game on Dec. 22.
The Warriors (6-5 overall) built a commanding 28-12 halftime lead against the Demons only to watch Burlington score 35 points in the second half to make it a game.
Hannah Kath led Muskego with 14 points. Maddy Harrison and Kenni Czarnecki each added 8 points, Kenzie Balcerak scored 7 points and Sarah Anderson chipped in with 6 points.
Lasers prevail at the buzzer
A 3-pointer at the buzzer sunk Muskego in a Classic 8 Conference game against Kettle Moraine on Dec. 20.
Muskego led, 65-63, with Kettle Moraine inbounding the ball with 7 seconds remaining. The Lasers had designs of getting the ball to leading scorer Abby Guidinger, but the Warriors took her out of the play. Grace Weber instead found Alyssa Pausha, who buried a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Kettle Moraine a 66-65 victory. .
The loss dropped the Warriors to 1-4 in conference play.
Harrison led Muskego with 29 points, connecting on three 3-pointers and hitting six of her seven free-throw attempts. Leah Bolskar finished with 11 points, and Kath added 9 points.
Muskego will be off from game action until traveling to face Waukesha South for a 7 p.m. game Friday, Jan. 6. The Blackshirts fell, 82-50, to Kettle Moraine on Dec. 21 to fall to 2-3 in the Classic 8.