After a really poor first half last week, the Greenfield boys basketball team came back with three strong halves after that and went on to post a big victory over Cudahy.
The Hustlin' Hawks started the week with a stunning 3-point half against Oak Creek on Feb. 14 and then bounced back with 32 second-half points and made the final score a bit more respectable at 52-35.
They built on that momentum in their next contest on Feb. 17, coming up with halves of 42 and 33 points in dispatching Cudahy, 75-42, in Woodland Conference action.
Greenfield improved to 13-8 overall, notching its most victories since 2004, and moved to 10-5 in the conference, good for a strong third place in the East Division behind Brown Deer (12-3) and Whitnall (11-3).
"That is a credit to the kids," coach Kyle Johnsen said.
The Hawks closed out Woodland competition against Wauwatosa West on Feb. 22 and will begin WIAA Division 1 regional action as the 10th seed in their sectional. They will play at 7 p.m. Friday, March 3, at Milwaukee Hamilton.
In the victory over Cudahy last week, Donnie Reasby put together an outstanding all-around game, scoring 20 points on six 3-point field goals to go with five steals and six rebounds.
Rayvon Bartlett Jr. tallied 16 points and seven rebounds; Eric Malone 11 points, four steals and six rebounds; and Jared Davis 7 points.
Greenfield rolled to a 42-19 halftime lead behind five 3-pointers by Reasby and then coasted the rest of the way.
The Hawks welcomed back Malone and Manny McDonald, who had been out the previous games, and had the services of Elijah Rosario for the first time this season.
"He (Rosario) brought some energy and is a talented player," Johnsen said.
The Hawks struggled mightily in the first half against Oak Creek on Feb. 14, hitting 1 of 23 from the floor en route to just 3 points.
"You're not going to win games with shooting like that," Johnsen said. "Give credit to Oak Creek, though; that team is very good."
The Hawks came back in the second half, tallying 32 points but falling well short. Bartlett led the way with 18 points, but no one else had more than 4 points.