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Behind a balanced attack, the West Allis Hale girls basketball team routed Nicolet, 54-32, in its season opener on Nov. 17.

Abby Arena led the Huskies with 13 points, shooting 6-of-11 from the field, and added seven rebounds, five steals and three blocked shots.

Zoe Burczyk tallied 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the floor with eight rebounds and three assists.

"Both players did an outstanding job of letting the game come to them," coach George Sotiros said. "Zoe and Abby played outstanding overall games."

KellyAnn Sotiros totaled seven rebounds to go with five points; point guard Alyssa Cruz five steals and four assists; Lexi Sevedge six points; and Abi Stevens three assists.

The Huskies collected 21 steals and 19 assists and put 10 of their 12 players in the scorebook.

"I was pleased with our patience on offense, and our ball movement was much improved over past years," coach Sotiros said. "We have worked hard with patience, and now we do not have to settle for the first open look, as a better opportunity may exist.

"Our defense was excellent most of the game. We hit gaps and passing lanes properly and timed them well, leading to a lot of steals."

Hale jumped to leads of 22-2 and 28-4 before taking a 28-10 halftime advantage and then coasting home.

Sotiros said his team missed some fast-break chances and became sloppy on defense late in the game, but overall, he was pleased with the effort.

Hale met St. Thomas More on Nov. 22 and will take on Whitnall at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at home.

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