Since New Berlin Eisenhower has defeated Greendale by 43 and 22 points this season, there was really no reason to think things would be different the third time around.

They weren't.

Coach Gary Schmidt's Lions came out and won, 59-28, on Feb. 26 at home in the WIAA regional semifinal game. Eisenhower previously had defeated Greendale, 61-18, on Dec. 18 and, 58-36, at home on Feb. 5. The Panthers finished the year with a 5-19 record.

Eisenhower took a 21-point lead at halftime, 32-11, and then senior Kasie Erenyi scored the first 7 points of the second half. Then it was all over but the shouting.

Schmidt had 11 players score, topped off by senior forward Chelsea Brackmann, who had 14 points, which was twice as many as any player on either team. Annie Pulizos had 7 to lead Greendale.

The rest of the Lions' scorers follow — Erenyi (7 points), junior Jasmyn Somarsingh (7), freshman Julia Hintz (5), sophomore Olivia Canady (5), sophomore Katie Ludwig (4), sophomore Alicia Putney (4), sophomore Hannah Plockelman (4), senior Emalie Hahn (3), senior Rachel Beilfuss (3) and senior Abby Thyne (3).

The Lions were 9-of-13 from the free-throw line with four 3s (Hahn, Hintz, Canady, Beilfuss). The Panthers were 8-of-12 with two 3s (Sara Redlin).

The win was the Lions' (18-5) third in a row and 11th in 12 outings.