WEST BOYS BASKETBALL
The New Berlin West boys basketball team lost two games this week and saw their losing streak go to nine games, despite being competitive in both games.
The Vikings dropped an 83-71 nonconference game at Slinger on Jan. 12 to begin the week and then lost an 84-77 decision to Greendale in a Woodland Conference West game on Jan. 15 at home.
First, they hung in with the Owls for the entire game. They trailed, 33-23, at halftime but played better in the second half, as Slinger only had a 50-48 advantage.
Zach Whitehad a game-high 22 points, including four 3-pointers, and Fred Cottrellhad 15 points. Rounding out West's double-figured scoring was Joe Robeywith 10 points. Ryan Thompsonhad 8 points, while Hunter Pipikand Tyler Torosianadded 7 each.
The Vikings were only 9-for-22 (.409) from the free-throw line, which included Cottrell's 2-for-8 performance.
Second-place Greendale (9-3, 5-2) slipped by each half, leading, 41-38, in the first half and, 43-39, in the second half.
Pipik (17 points), Robey (16) and Cottrell (16) led five players who scored in double figures for the Vikings. White had 15 points, including three 3-pointers, and Thompson, who had two treys, finished with 10. West struggled again from the free-throw line, only managing to hit 10 of 21 (.476). Greendale wasn't much better (.593) but got to the charity stripe more (19-for-32).
EISENHOWER BOYS BASKETBALL
Undefeated New Berlin Eisenhower defeated Waukesha South (5-6), 75-49, in a nonconference game on Jan. 12 behind the shooting of Steve Kraningerand Jack Sirek.
The Lions played at Pewaukee on Jan. 15 and travel to South Milwaukee for a 7:30 p.m. game Friday, Jan. 22. They also host Wilmot in a nonconference game 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, in the Dells at Just A Game Field House. They travel to Whitnall for a 7:30 p.m. game Tuesday, Jan. 26.
Kraninger, who was 6-for-6 from the free-throw line, finished with 17 points, six rebounds and three assists. Sirek scored 15 points, which included three 3-pointers, and grabbed five rebounds. Bryce Milleradded 10, with two 3-pointers. Matt Rolefsonwas the top rebounder with seven boards, and Jordan Canadytied for the team assist lead with three.
The Lions shot well, going 11-for-14 from the free-throw line (.786) and 8-for-14 from the 3-point line (.571).
Parker Bevilacqua, Evan Sindaand Jorin McGuireall captured second places for the Warriors in the Lancer Invitational at Brookfield Central on Jan. 15.
Bevilacqua (20-7) competed at 106 pounds, Sinda (18-4) at 138 pounds and McGuire (24-5) at heavyweight. Bevilacqua went 4-1 and Sinda and McGuire each 3-1.
Taking third were Tom Wintheiser(120 pounds), Adam McNally(145) and Grant Balconi(195). Vinny Nazariowas fourth at 152 pounds. and fifth places went to Tyler Schanen(113) and Gavin McNally(170).
Placing sixth were Addison Price(182) and Brian Schroeder(220). Tyler Huckstorfwas seventh at 126, Caleb Laueighth at 160 and Alex Reddick10th at 132 for Muskego, which tallied 158 points for fourth place as a team.
'I didn't think we wrestled that well,' coach Sean Fortmann said. 'We were sluggish and tired; it's just that time of year.'
The Warriors tipped Waukesha South, 27-25, on Jan. 14 in Classic 8 Conference action. Winners were Sinda (6-3), Adam McNally (4-1), Gavin McNally (5-3), Price (9-8), Balconi (10-0), McGuire (pin in 42 seconds) and Bevilacqua (19-3).
The half-young, half-old lineup of the Franklin, Muskego, Oak Creek and Muskego gymnastics team was all good in their 147.8-133.025 Jan. 16 rout of the Burlington co-op on the team's senior night.
'I'm not overly surprised,' said coach Katie Moore, 'but that is still a big score for this early in the season. That's a score we usually get a month from now.'
She was very happy with the effort on senior night, which honored Erin Scholz, Sam Balcerak, Jessie Keiserand others.
FMOW turned in team scores of over 36 on every rotation, highlighted by a 37.5 on floor exercise. Every score they turned in was over nine.
Balcerak won the floor exercise (9.5), balance beam (9.325) and uneven bars (9.4), while Scholz claimed the vault (9.35). Krystal Nelsonwon the all-around (36.85).
Runner-up finishes went to Becca Koronkowskion vault (9.25), Scholz on beam (9.25) and Nelson on bars (9.375) and floor (9.45).
EISENHOWER GIRLS BASKETBALL
The New Berlin Eisenhower girls opened the week with a disappointing 68-53 decision at Milwaukee Riverside, a team much better than its 6-5 record would indicate, but then whipped Pewaukee, 61-44, on Jan. 15 at home in the most important game of the week.
The Lions are 8-4 overall and tied for second with a 6-2 record with Pewaukee and New Berlin West. Eisenhower hosts South Milwaukee at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, and Chippewa Falls at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at Just A Game Field House. The Lions are back at home at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, against Whitnall.
The 15-point deficit against Riverside was the Lions' worst loss of the season, surpassing a seven-point loss to Beaver Dam in the season opener.
Trailing only 27-24 at intermission, the Lions saw the Tigers go on a 41-29 tear in the second way to win going away.
Chelsea Brackmannled the Lions with 17 points, and Julia Hintzhad 11.
Alona Johnson, a University of Wisconsin recruit, had 17 points, nine assists and four steals to lead Riverside. She had support from Myaiza Allen (12 points), and Jazmine Glenn, Tianna Fudge and Jazlyn Drake all added 10 points. Drake had eight rebounds, and Fudge and Baryah Johnson each had seven boards.
Brackmann led the way in the 17-point win over Pewaukee on Friday, one of three Lions in double figures. Hannah Plockelmanadded 13 points and Emalie Hahn10. Kate Ludwigadded 7 points, and Hintz tossed in 5.
Pewaukee's Abby Gerrits poured in 22 points, including four 3-pointers, and MacKenzie Schill had 11.
Both teams were impressive from the free-throw line, the Pirates hitting .786 (11 of 14) and the Lions .765 (13 of 17).
MUSKEGO BOYS SWIMMING
The Warriors split two dual meets last week, beating Menomonee Falls, 108-77, on Jan. 14 and falling to Brookfield, 114-71, on Jan. 12.
Winners against Falls were Jack Rohlingerin the 200-yard freestyle with 1 minute, 55.36 seconds; Ivan Couchin the 200 individual medley at 2:09.58 and 100 breaststroke with 1:04.53; Caiden Rygin the 100 freestyle with 54.64 seconds; Drew Borlandin the 500 freestyle at 5:02.56; the 200 medley team of Rohlinger, Couch, Borland and Ryg with 1:45.53; and the 400 freestyle group of Borland, Rohlinger, Ben Gabbeyand Ryg in 3:29.76.
Taking second were Evan Slonacin the 200 freestyle (2:02.82); Gabbey in the 200 IM (2:12.64) and 100 breaststroke (1:06.74); Ryg in the 50 freestyle (23.56); Borland in the 100 butterfly (54.79); Jonah Gibsonin the 100 freestyle (54.87); Rohlinger in the 500 freestyle (5:12.34); and the 200 freestyle unit of Couch, Josh Paquette, Ryan Fischer and Jack Sterner(1:39.6).
'Evan showed that he will be a swimmer to be aware of in the next three years,' coach Larry Milton said. 'Ben (Gabbey) also is showing signs of his ability, and Caiden is coming into form.'
Winners against Brookfield were Borland in the 500 freestyle (5:01.44), Gibson in the 100 backstroke (1:03.06) and Couch in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.17).
WEST GIRLS BASKETBALL
The New Berlin West girls clobbered Greendale, 54-18, on Jan. 15 on the road, the Vikings' fifth win in six games.
West is tied for second with New Berlin Eisenhower and Pewaukee with a 6-2 record and is 10-4 overall. The Vikings play two Woodland East teams next. They host Whitnall (8-6, 2-6) on Friday, Jan. 22, and then travel to Brown Deer (1-10, 0-8) on Tuedsay, Jan. 26, with both games at 7:30 p.m.
The Vikings blew out the Panthers quickly, leading, 31-6, at half and then outscored them, 23-12, in the second half.
Ewelina Scholmannand Aylssa (Chubby) Nelsoneach had 11 points to lead the Vikings, while Morgan Henrichsadded 9 points. Other top scorers were Sara Meleskiwith 7 points andLiz Liskawith 6.
The New Berlin Marlins dropped a 101-79 decision to the Wauwatosa Hurricanes at Wauwatosa West, 101-79, on Jan. 13.
The 200 medley took first (1:54.91) behind Auggie Brenzel, Mike Klein, Alex Borchardt and Ian Gatzke.
Gatzke took first in the 400 freestyle (5:21.68), and Brenzel won the 100 backstroke (1:03.04) as the Marlins won three events.
The Marlins finished 10th of 11 teams at the Shorewood Invitational on Jan. 16, scoring 57 points. The Brookfield Barracudas scored 410 points to run away with the title, beating out Monona Grove (385).
The 200 free relay had the top finish, taking ninth (1:37.21) behind Alex Weiss, Borchardt, Matt Thomasand Dane Detert.
Detert was 11th in the 50 free (23.90), and Gatzke was 12th in 500 free (5:24.29). The 400 free relay was 12th (3:42.69) behind Thomas, Gatzke, Weiss and Detert, and both Weiss in 100 butterfly (58.60) and Brunzel in 100 backstroke (1:04.60) finished 13th.
The 200 medley relay was 14th (1:57.22) behind Brenzel, Klein, Borchardt and Gatzke; Gatzke was 15th in the 100 back (1:04.69); and the 200 free relay finished 16th (1:45.09) behind Victor Wang, Brenzel, Nick Landstromand Sebastian Swiderski.
NEW BERLIN WRESTLING
Senior Night was a success for the Eisenhower/West co-op wrestling team as they trounced Pius XI, 48-30, on Jan. 13 at home.
Mike Baumannat 138 won by a pin (1:56), and Jake Belongiaat 170,Jaron Radishat 182, Rob Snyderat 106, Jacob Reyesat 113, Tony Scaffidiat 120, Mike Whiteat 145 and Cameron Jakubawskiat 152 all won on forfeits.
— Compiled by Tom 'Sky' Skibosh, Steven L. Tietz and John Rech