GREENFIELD GIRLS BASKETBALL
Emma Graetz scored 19 points to help the Hustlin' Hawks down South Milwaukee, 57-50, in a Woodland Conference contest on Dec. 13.
Sophia Valero added 15 points, Ratka Karac 8 points and Morgan Lesieur 7 points for Greenfield, which improved to 1-3 in the Woodland and 2-4 overall. The Hawks also snapped a four-game losing string.
Greenfield's game against Brown Deer on Dec. 16 was postponed by the snowstorm. The Hawks met Shorewood on Dec. 20 and will compete in a tournament on Wednesday, Dec. 28, and Thursday, Dec. 29, at West Allis Hale. The tourney is slated to start at 5 p.m. each day.
CENTRAL BOYS BASKETBALL
A balanced attack lifted the Bulldogs to an 82-43 romp over Milwaukee School of Languages on Dec. 15 in a nonconference game.
Montae Blakely led the way with 13 points, Jared Welsch added 12 points, Noah Semb-Lovejoy 10 points and Kurt Mlachnik, Travon Davis and Jose Cruz each 8 points for Central, which put 11 players into the scorebook and connected on nine shots from 3-point range.
"We shortened our rotation a bit for that game, trying to get some guys more in rhythm," coach Dave Mlachnik said. "Everything starts with our defense, though."
Central held Languages to 18 first-half points in taking control at 45-18.
The Bulldogs lost a 59-52 game to Brookfield East in Greater Metro Conference play on Dec. 13. Blakely tallied 11 points, Semb-Lovejoy 9 and Mlachnik and Welsch each 7 points.
Central (2-3 entering this week) plays host to a tournament on Tuesday, Dec. 27, and Wednesday, Dec. 28. The Bulldogs take on Franklin at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 27, with Hartford and Waunakee meeting at 6:45 p.m.
On Dec. 28, the third-place game is at 3:15 p.m. and the championship at 5 p.m.
GREENFIELD/GREENDALE/PIUS XI SWIMMING
The local squad routed Shorewood, 122-45, in a Woodland Conference dual meet on Dec. 14.
Ben Davis captured the 200- and 500-yard freestyle, and Harrison Stasik took the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke. Jackson Zgola won the 200 individual medley, Isaac Jiardini the 100 breaststroke, Carmelo Patti the 50 freestyle and Steve Novinska the 100 butterfly.
The team also won all three relays to complete a sweep of the meet.
For the second time this season, Whitnall/Greendale was involved in a Woodland Conference dual meet that was decided by a tiebreaker, but this time, the local squad came out on the short end.
Whitnall/Greendale tied New Berlin at 32-32, and the dual meet was decided by the eighth tiebreaker — first points scored in each match.
In an earlier meet, Whitnall/Greendale had beaten Wauwatosa, 37-36, on the ninth tiebreaker.
Winners for the locals were Sebastian Iverson at 126 pounds (11-1), Nathan Hensley at 132 (forfeit), Gabe Lewis at 138 (5-2), Dom Trimboli at 170 (16-5), Angelo Arnold at 220 (6-5), Dom Wichgers at 106 (pin in 52 seconds) and Chip Hansen at 113 (pin in 1 minute, 54 seconds).
Whitnall/Greendale went 4-1 at the Wisconsin Dells Duals on Dec. 10, with Lewis, Hensley and Trimboli going unbeaten and Reid Miller winning four matches.
Hensley notched his 100th high school victory during the meet with a pin in 2:31 against Wisconsin Dells.
The Hustlin' Hawks fell to one of the better teams in the state with a 50-21 loss to Kenosha Christian Life on Dec. 14.
Winners were Michael Reyes at 113 pounds (forfeit), Kevin Pollack at 152 (9-6), Deven Guibord at 220 (injury default) and Jacob Christensen at 106 (pin in 1 minute, 5 seconds).
"Christian Life is a very good program," coach Mike Weller said. "We were not up for the challenge, but we will learn from it and be a better team for it. Kevin really got after his leg attacks and outhustled his opponent for points."
Weller also praised Max Andrade and Grant Stanioch for strong efforts in one-point losses to state-ranked foes.
Despite a pin at 152 pounds by Peyton Mocco, the Huskies dropped a 48-25 Greater Metro Conference meet to powerful Menomonee Falls on Dec. 14.
Hale, which had earlier beaten Brookfield East and Brookfield Central in GMC dual meets, fell to 1-2 in the league, and Falls remained unbeaten atop the conference.
The Huskies competed at Milwaukee Hamilton on Dec. 21 and will take part in a tournament at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, at Oshkosh Lourdes.
HALE GIRLS BASKETBALL
Missed shots in crucial situations continued to hurt the Huskies in a 53-40 loss to Menomonee Falls on Dec. 13.
"We simply cannot miss so many shots and win," coach George Sotiros said. "We had a great defensive effort and got the ball into fantastic scoring positions but did not take advantage."
Hale was ahead 25-22 at the half and then went back and forth with Falls the rest of the game. The Huskies trailed, 41-39, with 2 minutes, 35 seconds left but had to foul down the stretch.
Linda Hensel led with 8 points; Abby Arena had 7 points and seven rebounds; Alyssa Cruz 7 points, two assists and three steals; and KellyAnn Sotiros 4 points, eight rebounds and three assists.
The Huskies (4-3 going into this week) will play host to a tournament on Wednesday, Dec. 28, and Thursday, Dec. 29, with games beginning at 5 p.m. The field also has Greenfield, Westosha Central and Whitefish Bay.
CENTRAL GIRLS BASKETBALL
The Bulldogs fell to Brookfield East, 59-38, on Dec. 13 in a Greater Metro Conference game.
Daisia Whigum-Rogers led the way with 11 points, Antoinette Powell tallied 10 and Nikita Conroy 8 for the Bulldogs, who were close at 25-17 at the half.
Central plays host to a tournament on Tuesday, Dec. 27, and Wednesday, Dec. 28. The Bulldogs take on Wauwatosa West at 5 p.m. Dec. 27, and Delavan-Darien challenges Hartford at 3:15 p.m.
The third-place game is 6:45 p.m. Dec. 28 and the title contest at 8:30 p.m.