EISENHOWER BOYS BASKETBALL
It was a big week for the New Berlin Eisenhower boys team, beating New Berlin West on Jan. 5 and seeing coach Dave Scheidegger get his 400th win on Jan. 8 (see separate story). Lost in the shuffle was an impressive 70-67 overtime win over West Allis Hale of the Greater Metro Conference on Jan. 4 at the Bradley Center.
Hale led, 32-30, at halftime, only to see the Lions tie the game in regulation with a 30-28 second half. The Lions used a 10-7 overtime to win.
Huskies star Devonte Patterson led all scorers with 21 points, including four 3-pointers.
But JackSirekhad 20 points with two of the team's three 3-pointers, Jordan Canadyadded 17 points, including 5-for-6 from the free-throw line, and Sullivan Kuljufinished with 11.
The Lions were 11-for-17 (.647) and Hale 7-for-13 (.539) from the free-throw line.
Eisenhower hosted Waukesha South on Jan. 12 and met Pewaukee at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15.
EISENHOWER GIRLS BASKETBALL
After losing to crosstown rival New Berlin West on Jan. 5 to open the week (see separate story), Esienhower came back and took out their frustrations at Wauwatosa West.
They jumped off to a 34-14 first-half lead and added to it with a 27-10 second half for the easy 61-24 win.
Eisenhower had 11 players score, led by freshman Julia Hintzwith 13 points as she had three of the Lions' eight 3-pointers. Star forward Chelsea Brackmannmanaged 12 points. Sophomore Katie Ludwigand senior Kasie Erenyieach had 8 points.
West barely got to the free throw line, sinking one of two, while Eisenhower was 17-for-27 (.630 percentage).
'We had a good week of practice,' coach Gary Schmidt said following the loss to New Berlin West. 'We have to take them one day at a time. I'm optimistic. I predicted bumps in in the road early. We have to learn how to seal the deal.'
The Lions played at Milwaukee Riverside on Jan. 12 and host Pewaukee at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15.
MUSKEGO GIRLS BASKETBALL
The Warriors dropped a tough 45-42 game to Kettle Moraine in Classic 8 Conference action on Jan. 8.
Neither team held more than a 5-point lead throughout, and Maddy Harrisonhad a game-tying 3-point field goal attempt rim out at the buzzer.
Emily Schultecollected 11 points, 12 rebounds and six steals, and Hannah Kathtotaled 15 points with a trio of 3-point shots.
'Her effort has been phenomenal all season long,' coach Brian Hirtz said of Schulte.
Muskego routed Kenosha Indian Trail, 52-16, in a nonconference game Jan. 5 behind 20 points from Kath, 12 points from Sarah Andersonand 11 points by Harrison.
Andrea Mlachnikand Erin Bolskarheld Indian Trail's top scorer, Madie Kaelber, to 10 points, well below her average of 25 points.
Muskego slipped to 0-5 in the Classic 8 but went to 7-5 overall.
'We are competing in Classic 8 games,' Hirtz said, 'and look forward to getting better and notching some wins in the second half of the season.'
The Franklin, Muskego, Oak Creek and Whitnall co-op came out of the holiday break with a sound second-place finish in the seven-team Emerald Invite at Waterford on Jan. 9.
The locals turned in a score of 140.025 as as the Kenosha co-op won with a 142.725 score.
Sam Balcerakwon the uneven bars with a 9.4 mark.
The New Berlin boys swimming team dropped a 95-75 decision to Greenfield/Greendale/Pius on Jan. 6 at New Berlin West to start the week.
The Marlins had two individual firsts and a relay win.
Ian Gatzkewon the 100 backstroke (1 minute, 3.52 seconds), and Matt Thomastook first in the 100 freestyle (53.98 seconds).
The 200 free relay took first (1:39.50) behind Dane Detert, Alex Borchardt, Alex Weiss and Thomas.
New Berlin had six second-place finishes.
Auggie Brenzelfinished second in two events: the 500 free (5:40.93) and the 100 back (1:06.09).
Also taking second were Gatzke in the 200 free (2:02.81), Thomas in the 50 free (24.47) and Weiss in the 100 butterfly (59.21).
The 200 medley relay (1:54.19 4) behind Brenzel, Mike Klein, Borchardt and Gatzke rounded out the runner-up finishes.
The Marlins then finished fourth out 14 teams at the South Milwaukee Invitational on Jan. 8 and 9.
Franklin took first (402 points), followed by Muskego (327), Wauwatosa East/ West (238) and New Berlin (206).
The 200 free relay (1:37.92) with Detert, Weiss, Borchardt, and Thomas and the 400 free relay (3:42.27) behind Weiss, Gatzke, Detert and Thomas were both fifth.
The 200 medley relay finished sixth (1:54.73) with Brenzel, Klein, Borchardt, and Gatzke.
Detert was sixth in the 100 free (53.87) and seventh in the 50 free (24.18). Weiss was seventh in 100 butterfly (58.05) and eighth in 200 IM (2:24.48).
Gatzke was eighth in the 500 free (5:29.92) and 11th in the 500 free (2:00.72), and Thomas took seventh in the 100 free (54.29) and 11th in the 50 free (24.77).
Brenzel was sixth in the 100 backstroke (1:03.59) and 13th in the 500 free (2:04.34)
Borchardt was 10th in the 100 back (1:06.97), and Klein was 11th in the 100 breaststroke (1:11.69).
Nick Landstromwas 12th in 100 breast (1:11.71) and 15th in 500 free (6:04.34) and Sebastian Swiderski finished 13th in the 200 IM (2:33.73).
WEST BOYS BASKETBALL
After losing to New Berlin Eisenhower to begin the week Jan. 5 (see separate story), New Berlin West dropped a 64-48 decision at Pius XI on Jan. 8.
The Vikings played well in the first half, leading, 25-24, at halftime. The Popes rallied in the second half, though, outscoring West, 40-23, to win going away.
A better free-throw effort (14 for 28) might have helped the Vikings as Pius struggled from the charity stripe (23-for-37).
Junior Hunter Pipikcontinues to spark West as he led the way with 17 points, getting two of his team's four 3-pointers. Junior Fred Cottrell added 10, and sophomores Tyler Torosian(9) and Joe Robey(7) were next in line.
West played at Slinger on Jan. 12 and hosts Greendale at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, and Green Bay East at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19.
— Compiled by Tom 'Sky' Skibosh, Steven L. Tietz and John Rech