WEST GIRLS BASKETBALL
The Vikings traveled to Whitnall to play a Woodland Conference East opponent on Jan. 21 and came away with a 65-38 win to improve to 11-4 and 7-2 in the Woodland West.
New Berlin West, which has won six of seven games, took a 20-point lead in the first half and coasted to the win, outscoring the Falcons, 27-20, in the second half.
Claire Radtkehad 17 points, Alyssa (Chubby) Nelsonadded 14 and Liz Liskaadded 12 to lead the offense. Radtke and Nelson each had two 3-pointers, as West finished with five.
Sarah Meleskihad 9 points, Morgan Henrichsscored 5 and Ewelina Schlomannand Skylar Beransboth had 3 points each, and Maddie Fritzadded 2.
WEST BOYS BASKETBALL
The New Berlin West boys basketball team defeated Green Bay East, 75-67, on Jan. 19 in a nonconference game at home and then played well in a 71-61 loss to Whitnall on Jan. 22 at home.
The win against Green Bay East snapped a nine-game losing streak for the Vikings (2-11, 1-7), whose other win came on Dec. 8 over Shorewood, 84-74. Leading 36-33 at intermission, West continued to put on the pressure with a 39-34 second-half performance.
Zach Whitethrew in six 3-pointers on his way to a 24-point night, while Fred Cottrellscored 15 points to lead the Vikings. Everett Laye (15 points), Deonte Carlton (12) and Effriam Bowers (11) led the Red Devils.
Backing up the West attack was Joe Robeyand Ryan Thompsonwith 8 points each. Tyler Torosian(6), Matt Obradovich(6), Hunter Pipik(5) and Mason Church(3) rounded out the scoring.
In the loss to Whitnall on Friday, West fell behind, 40-27, at intermission and then outscored the Falcons, 34-31, in the second half, but it was too little, too late.
Church scored 12 points, including three 3-pointers, and both Pipik and White (two 3-pointers) added 11 points each, giving West three people in double figures. Sami Alfaheladded 8 points, followed by Robey (5), Obradovich (4), Thompson (3), Torosian (3) and Tyler Klusman(2).
EISENHOWER GIRLS BASKETBALL
The Lions are tied for second with New Berlin West, each 7-2. They are 10-4 overall. They have won four of their last five games, including two last week.
In their only Woodland game last week, they defeated South Milwaukee (3-11) of the Woodland East (2-7) as Chelsea Brackmannled the 72-18 win over the Rockets on Jan. 22 at home.
As impressive as the offense was, the Lions defense held South Milwaukee to single digits each half. They led 35-9 at intermission and outscored them, 37-9, in the second half.
Eisenhower was only 6-for-6 from the free-throw line, spending time around the 3-point line and draining 10 3-pointers. Abby Thyne, Kate LudwigandEmalie Hahnhad two each, and Alicia Putney, Rachel Beilfuss, Jenna Loewus and Abby Szukalski one each.
Brackmann had 16 points, Ludwig had 12 points and Jasmyn Somarsinghfinished with 10, giving the Lions three players in double figures. Seven players scored between 2 and 6 points.
They beat Chippewa Falls, 57-50, in a nonconference game on Jan. 23 at Just A Game Field House in Wisconsin Dells.
They led by 10 at halftime (28-18) and held off the Cardinals in the second half, as they had a 32-29 advantage of the Lions.
Brackmann had 17 points, Ludwig had 10 and Julia Hintzadded 9 to lead the attack. The Lions were 19 of 32 (.594) from the free throw line and had four 3-pointers, two each from Ludwig and Hintz.
EISENHOWER BOYS BASKETBALL
The New Berlin Eisenhower boys won two more games and upped their record to 14-0 last week. They are 8-0 in Woodland West, a two-game lead over Pewaukee and Greendale.
They handily defeated South Milwaukee, 68-38, on Jan. 22 on the road in their only conference game. Eisenhower held the Rockets (4-9, 2-6) to under 20 points each half, leading 32-19 at halftime and then outscoring them, 36-19, in the second half.
Four Lions scored in double figures. Stephen Kraningerled the way with 14 points; Jordan Canadyand Sullivan Kulju;had 13 points each and Jack Sirekadded 10.
They were only 13-for-23 (.565) from the free-throw line, but they scored nine 3-pointers. Kraninger led with three 3-pointers; Sirek and Canady had two each; and Bryce Millerand Kulju had one each.
Miller, who scored 8 points, had a team-leading seven rebounds. Kulju, Canady and Sirek each grabbed four rebounds.
They traveled to Wisconsin Dells to play Wilmot (5-9) at the Just A Game Field House on Jan. 22 and came away with another easy win, 85-48.
They dominated the first half (50-18) and cleared the bench and still won the second half (35-30).
Kraninger scored 18 points and tossed in three 3-pointers, while Kulju and Will Polczynskieach scored 12 points and Sirek had 9. Eight other players scored between and 6 points. The Panthers' Bobby Brenner led all scorers with 23 points.
Getting some fresh air and fresh competition, the Franklin, Muskego, Oak Creek and Whitnall team took second in the 17-team Niles West (Illinois) Big Invitational on Jan. 23.
'We always like this trip; it's a lot of fun,' said coach Katie Moore. 'We're at a good point in the season; we're looking at improving some things. We have a couple of two-meet weeks coming back to back, and we're really looking forward to a few of them.'
Moore said the team is really aiming at the Feb. 6 Kenosha Invitational.
The Niles West Meet featured a modified scoring format where only three performers per event counted as opposed to the normal four. FMOW scored 105.325 points for its spot as Prairie Ridge (Illinois) won with 105.95. Moore said they didn't realize the score was that close until they received the final results.
Top finishes for the locals included seconds from Jessie Keiseron floor exercise (9.275) and Holli Andersonon balance beam (8.95). Erin Scholzwas third on beam with an 8.875, while Anderson was third on floor with a 9.25. Other efforts of note included Becca Koronkowski in fourth on uneven bars (8.9) and a sixth by Scholz (9.2) and an eighth by Koronkowski (9.075) on vault.
Moore was pleased with the efforts all-around, especially on vault as the team has started to increase its degree of difficulty on the event.
MUSKEGO GIRLS BASKETBALL
The Warriors reached double digits in victories after a 68-18 romp over Waukesha North on Jan. 22.
Muskego improved to 10-5 overall and 2-5 in the Classic 8 Conference with the victory, its third straight and sixth in seven games.
'It's nice to get back to double-digit wins,' coach Brian Hirtz said. 'It's been a few years since we've done that. We're excited for the second half of the conference season. We've got some big games coming, and we're looking forward to them. We can see how much we've improved.'
A total of 12 players scored against North, led by Sarah Andersonwith 14 points, Emily Schulte8 points, Kenzi Balcerak7 points and Maddy Harrison, Hannah Kathand Isabel Meier, each with 6 points.
Balcerak and Kenni Czarneckiare freshmen who were called up from the junior varsity team for the game.
MUSKEGO BOYS SWIMMING
Drew Borland, Ivan Couchand Jack Sternerall won events as the Warriors fell to Waukesha South, 110-71, on Jan. 21.
Borland claimed the 500-yard freestyle in 4 minutes, 54.2 seconds; Couch the 100 breaststroke at 1:04.91 and Sterner the diving.
Coach Larry Milton said other good swims were turned in by Couch in the 200 individual medley (2:08.55), Caiden Rygin the 50 freestyle (23.0 seconds), Jack Rohlingerin the 100 freestyle (51.86), Jonah Gibson in the 100 backstroke (1:02.54), Andrew Connersin the 100 backstroke (1:04.31) and Ryan Fisherin the individual medley (2:15.19).
Milton also praised Ben Gabbey, Evan Slonacand Andrew Buelowfor their efforts.
'South is a fine team and will be fighting for the conference championship,' Milton said. 'Our boys showed some good times for the week of practice we had, with exams.'
NEW BERLIN WRESTLING
The New Berlin Eisenhower/West co-op wrestling team drubbed St. Francis/Cudahy, 48-15, on Jan. 21 at Cudahy and then finished 10th of 19th teams at the Homestead Highlander Invitational on Jan. 22.
In the win over the Mariners/Packers, New Berlin had six pins in Austin Engelhardtat 160 (3:47), Jaron Radishat 182 (4:43), Zach Leverenzat 195 (4:42), Tony Scaffidiat 126 (1:45), Mike Baumannat 138 (1:40) and Mike Whiteat 145 (3:51).
Zack Hansenat 220 and Brandon Athasat 285 each won by forfeit.
Here are the results for the Highlander Invite at Homestead to close out the week.
Joe Scaffidi(30-7) won at 160 pounds and scored 46 team points.
Scaffidi (30-7) won by fall (0:23) over Simon Calderon of Milwaukee Bay View/Lifelong Learning/South (3-10), but then Nick Rapp of Grafton (8-7) won by fall (5:02) to make the road to the title a little rocky.
Scaffidi then pinned (1:34) Lance Otter of Burlington (20-12) and went back to the championship bracket and edged Tyler Denmark of Homestead (20-9) in a 5-4 decision.
Finally, in the title match, he won a 10-3 decision over Nolan Paar of Oak Creek (22-10).
'I couldn't be prouder of Joe Scaffidi and how he responded to adversity tonight,' coach Patrick Detmer said. 'For him to come back after losing his second match and win the tournament showed some true grit. That's how you want to see someone respond to tough times. He scored 4 points in the closing 20 seconds of the semifinal match against Denmark to get the win. We saw him wrestle with a renewed level of intensity in his last three matches.'
Other wrestlers who placed and scored team points were Baumann (25-9), third at 138 (35); White (23-8), fourth at 145 (33); Tony Scaffidi (25-10), sixth at 120 (26.50); Rob Snyder(8-21), sixth at 106 (24); Radish (29-7), placed eighth at 182 (22); and Jacob Reyes(10-17), 11th at 113 (12).
MARLINS SWIM AND DIVING
New Berlin finished seventh (306 points) of 15 teams at the Bradford Red Devil Invite on Jan. 22-23. The Greenfield/ Greendale/Pius co-op won with 433 points, beating out J.I. Case (424).
The 200 freestyle finished third (1:36.97) behind Alex Weiss, Sebastian Swiderski, Matt Thomasand Dane Detret.
Detret finished fourth in the 50 free (23.68) and sixth in the 100 free (53.54), and Thomas was seventh in the 50 free (24.51).
Auggie Brenzelwas fifth in the 100 backstroke (1:02.90) and 11th in the 200 free (2:05.85), and Ian Gatzketook fifth in the 500 free (5:22.74) and eighth in the 200 IM (2:19.87).
Weiss was eighth in the 100 butterfly (58.75) and ninth in the 50 free (24.68), and Michael Klein took eighth in the 100 breaststroke (1:10.22).
The 200 medley relay was ninth (1:55.12) behind Brenzel, Klein, Alex Borchardtand Swiderski rounding out the top nine.
— Compiled by Tom 'Sky' Skibosh, Steven Tietz and John Rech