GREENFIELD BOYS BASKETBALL
The points continued to come in bunches for the Hustlin' Hawks last week in a pair of victories, including a wild 105-102 victory in overtime over Bay View.
In that game on Dec. 22, the Hawks held a 42-40 advantage at the half and then were outscored 52-50 in the second half. The scoring pace kept up in the extra session, with Greenfield winning, 13-10.
Donnie Reasby and Rayvon Bartlett Jr. each totaled 23 points to lead the typically balanced attack. Ezekiel Banks came in with 19 points, Jared Davis 18 points and Manny McDonald 16 points. That was in line with Greenfield's season scoring, which has five players averaging double digits.
The Hawks actually could have won more easily, with only 35-of-60 at the free-throw line on the night.
Greenfield also downed Shorewood, 73-61, on Dec. 20 behind 22 points from McDonald with four 3-point field goals; 16 by Bartlett and Davis; and 10 points from Eric Malone.
That victory boosted the Hawks to 3-1 in the Woodland Conference East Division, one game behind Whitnall (4-0). Those two teams will meet at 5:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at Whitnall.
Before that, Greenfield (5-1 overall) will take on Waukesha South at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, for a nonconference contest.
HALE BOYS BASKETBALL
The Huskies put up some points as well in a 101-87 triumph over Waterford on Dec. 19.
Ryan Haertel collected 27 points with six 3-point field goals to lead the way. Through that game, Haertel was averaging 28.2 points and shooting 60 percent from 3-point range (22 of 37).
Brandon Barr added 20 points and was shooting 87 percent (20 of 23) from two-point range. Collin Basgall added 13 points, Michael Johnson 9 points and Jordan Breznik 8 points for Hale, which connected on 11 3-pointers and put 12 players in the scorebook.
The Huskies were shut down, though, in a 56-47 loss to Slinger on Dec. 23. Haertel had 11 points and Barr and Breznik 7 apiece for the Huskies, who slipped to 2-3 on the season.
Hale next plays at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, against New Berlin Eisenhower at Bradley Center and then takes on Brookfield Central at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, on the road.
The Huskies posted a 9-1 mark in dual meets at the Milwaukee Hamilton Invitational on Dec. 21-22.
They dropped Milwaukee Bradley Tech, 78-6; Milwaukee Madison, 78-6; Milwaukee King, 72-12; Milwaukee Hamilton, 74-6; and Milwaukee Riverside, 76-6, on the second day of competition.
Hale beat Wauwatosa, 40-27; Racine Horlick, 47-27; Marshall, 62-12; and Madison East, 72-9, and lost to Kenosha Tremper, 37-32, on the first day.
The Hustlin' Hawks tipped Middleton, 34-33, in their final dual meet of 2016 on Dec. 21.
Winners were Jacob Christensen at 106 pounds (pin in 1 minute, 20 seconds), Michael Reyes at 113 (forfeit), Alex Schroeter at 120 (16-2 major decision), Max Andrade at 126 (pin in 1:54), Nat Schroeter at 132 (6-3), Kevin Pollack at 152 (11-4), Jason Schilling at 160 (6-4 with a rally in the final seconds) and Jayce Craig at 195 (4-3).
The Hawks will resume competition at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, against Wauwatosa at Tosa West.
HALE GIRLS BASKETBALL
Zoe Burczyk tallied 22 points, including four 3-point field goals, and eight rebounds to pace the Huskies to a 78-58 triumph over Oconomowoc on Dec. 20.
Catherine Gerschwiler collected 9 points; Julie Palesse 8 points and nine assists; Abby Arena 8 points; Alyssa Cruz 7 points with seven assists and five steals; and Lexi Sevedge 7 points for Hale, which improved to 5-3 on the season.
The Huskies return to action at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at home against Brookfield Central.
The local co-op team downed South Milwaukee, 40-21, in a Woodland Conference dual meet on Dec. 21.
Winners were Chip Hansen at 120 pounds (pin in 5 minutes, 14 seconds), Sebastian Iverson at 126 (6-4), Gabe Lewis at 138 (7-0), Nathan Hensley at 145 (12-4), Riley Nugent at 152 (8-6), Dom Trimboli at 170 (7-2), Colton Strupp at 220 (pin in 2:29), Dom Wichgers at 106 (forfeit) and Matt Roate at 113 (forfeit).
The squad is off until 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, when it meets West Allis Hale at Greendale High School.
CENTRAL BOYS BASKETBALL
Despite a solid offensive performance, the Bulldogs lost to Brookfield Central, 74-62, in a Greater Metro Conference game on Dec. 20.
Jared Welsch scored 16 points, Jose Cruz 12 points and Glenn Martin and Noah Semb-Lovejoy 8 points each for Central, which slipped to 0-3 in the GMC and 2-4 overall.
"We got into a nice rhythm on offense," coach Dave Mlachnik said. "We hit some shots, and the players are getting more comfortable with their roles. Central is a very good team, executes well and plays the game the right way."
The Bulldogs next meet Marquette at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at the Central field house.
CENTRAL GIRLS BASKETBALL
Antoinette Powell had a big game with 27 points, but the Bulldogs fell to St. Thomas More, 53-49, on Dec. 20.
Nikita Conroy scored 19 points for Central, which will return to Greater Metro Conference action at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at Divine Savior Holy Angels.