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WEST ALLIS GYMNASTICS

Sydnee Tomczakplaced seventh in the balance beam with 8.9 points at a WIAA Division 1 sectional meet on Feb. 25 at Waukesha West.

That was not enough to qualify her for this week's state meet at Wisconsin Rapids because only the top five in each event advanced.

Tomczak was also ninth on the uneven parallel bars with 8.650 points, 19th in the vaulting with 8.625 points and 22nd in the floor exercise with 8.475 points. She finished ninth in all-around with 34.65 points.

Kate Schumachercame in 20th on the bars (7.875) and 23rd in vaulting (8.45) en route to taking 17th in all-around (31.3).

Marlea Mastropolowas 18th in the all-around (30.425) and Andie Zela-Coort19th (29.875).

The team, which co-ops with Divine Savior Holy Angels, tallied 127.2 points for seventh place in the sectional.

The squad put together a solid season, winning several dual meets and finishing first in invitationals at Jefferson and Menomonee Falls.

HALE GIRLS BASKETBALL

On the road against a battle-tested foe, the Huskies hung tough all the way before falling to Milwaukee Riverside, 68-66, in overtime in a WIAA Division 1 regional game on Feb. 26.

'I felt we really outplayed Riverside and were the more aggressive team,' coach George Sotiros said. 'I was very proud of how the team handled going into a tough environment to play and really battled every minute of the game.'

Hale trailed by 2 points with 20 seconds remaining in regulation when Riverside missed the front end of a one-and-one free-throw situation. Sam Schuhwas long on a 3-point field goal attempt, and Ashley Levackrebounded the ball in a crowd, turned and put in a short hook shot at the buzzer to force overtime.

'I was so proud of the girls never giving up,' Sotiros said. 'These are tough situations for a program that hasn't been in many of these tight battles, and for young players to seize that moment is a fantastic experience.'

In overtime, Hale took a 2-point lead on free throws by Alyssa Cruzbut University of Wisconsin recruit Alona Johnson netted a big 3-point field goal to put Riverside up by 1 point with 18.2 seconds left. The Tigers then put away the game with free throws.

Schuh tallied 14 points, six rebounds, five assists and two steals and Abby Arena14 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and two steals. Zoe Burczykcollected 13 points, four rebounds and one assist; Levack 12 points and 13 rebounds; and Cruz 9 points, four assists, four steals and three rebounds.

The Huskies held a 9-point lead late in the first half and a 7-point advantage early in the second half but missed free throws, and shots cost them.

Hale ends the season at 10-13 overall.

WHITNALL GIRLS BASKETBALL

The Falcons played in two lopsided games last week in WIAA Division 2 playoff action, winning one and losing one.

They downed Bay View, 59-27, on Feb. 23 behind 23 points from Sierra Grubor, 15 points from Kendall Striblingand 6 points each by Jaden Kelleyand Lexi Navarette. Kaitlyn Burakowskiadded five rebounds and four assists;Jessie Knackert two assists and three steals; and Madeline Pelkoferfour rebounds.

Bay View actually came in with a 20-1 record, but the Falcons took control early and kept building their lead.

Whitnall then lost, 59-24, to Waukesha West on Feb. 26 after being outscored, 33-5, in the first half.

'They (the Wolverines) lived up to their rankings in all facets of the game,' coach Keith Larson said.

Whitnall shot 24 percent (6 of 25) for the game, including 1-of-9 from 3-point range, and hit just 36 percent at the free-throw line (9 of 25).

Kelley collected 13 points, Grubor six rebounds, Stribling five rebounds and Knackert five rebounds and two steals for the Falcons, who finished 13-11.

GREENFIELD GIRLS BASKETBALL

The season came to an abrupt end for the Hustlin' Hawks with an 84-47 loss to Franklin in WIAA Division 1 regional action on Feb. 26.

Emma Graetzscored 14 points for Greenfield but was the only player in double digits. Maggie Tooleyand Haley Bartoshevich added 6 points each and Josie Koutnikand Meghan Fularczyk5 points apiece.

Greenfield finishes the season at 8-15.

CENTRAL GIRLS BASKETBALL

Nikita Conroyscored a game-high 36 points to lift the Bulldogs past Milwaukee Ronald Reagan, 60-48, in a WIAA Division 1 regional game on Feb. 23.

Antoinette Powelladded 15 points for Central, which snapped a 19-game losing streak and posted its first victory since early December.

The Bulldogs then lost to Greater Metro Conference rival Brookfield Central, 52-34, on Feb. 26 to see their season close at 4-20. Conroy collected 22 points, but it was not enough against the Lancers, who jumped ahead 27-12 at the half.

GREENFIELD BOYS BASKETBALL

Unbelievably, the Hustlin' Hawks fielded a complete team for just the first time this season in a 57-52 overtime victory over Milwaukee School of Languages on Feb. 23.

Greenfield has been hurt by injuries and academic problems but finally put together a complete roster last week.

Emmanuel McDonaldled the way with 16 points; Jared Davisand Jon Kaifesheach added 12 points; and Eric Malone8 as the Hawks won their third game in five tries.

'This is the first week we've had a total team,' coach Jack Miller said. 'It certainly gives us more firepower.'

Greenfield, though, was no match for Woodland Conference East Division champion Brown Deer in an 88-48 loss on Feb. 24.

Austin Hennen-Petricektallied 12 points, McDonald 11 points and Davis 8 points for the Hawks, who were down 59-22 at the half.

Greenfield began WIAA Division 1 regional play on March 1 against Bradley Tech. If the Hawks won, they would go to top seed Milwaukee Riverside (19-3 overall, 12-0 in the Milwaukee City Conference) at 7 p.m. Friday, March 4.

— Compiled by John Rech