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Sports Wrapups: Feb. 8

Feb. 8, 2010

Greenfield/Greendale swimming

Jack Lennertz won both the 50-yard freestyle in 22.58 seconds and the 100 butterfly in 52.40 to highlight the PantherHawks' four-win day that resulted in third place at the Woodland Conference Meet at Greenfield on Saturday.

Also victorious for the co-op were Matt Jungers in the 200 individual medley (1:59.11) and Mike Lucchessi in the 100 free (48.27).

Greenfield/Greendale tallied 378 points, third to Shorewood's 474 and New Berlin's 451 at the eight-team meet.

Tom Miller, Zach Hogan, Shaun Fleischhacker and Jeff Jacobs turned in lifetime bests for the co-op at the meet.

Coach Dale Schrank said his team has been distracted with the opening of its new pool and hopes to put that behind them with the WIAA sectional at Greenfield on Saturday on the horizon.

"I hope that as we approach the final two weeks of the season that we can keep our minds on what we really need to be focused on," he said.

West Allis Central girls basketball

The Bulldogs remained in the Greater Metro Conference hunt with a pair of recent victories that bumped them to 12-4 overall, 9-2 conference, a half game behind both two-time defending champion Brookfield Central and Divine Savior Holy Angels.

A strong second half, during which Central held host Wauwatosa East to just eight points, paved the way to the Bulldogs' 47-26 win Friday.

Lauren Hibbard, who is closing in on her 900th career point, scored a game-high 18 against the Red Raiders. As of Monday, Hibbard had 857 points.

Three nights earlier, it was a fast start that carried visiting Central past Brookfield East.

The Bulldogs led, 37-10, at halftime and held the Spartans to single digits in each of the first three quarters en route to a 52-27 victory.

Janie Myles had 12 points followed by Mehryn Kraker's 11 and Hibbard's 10 in a balanced attack.

Greenfield boys basketball

The Hustlin' Hawks won consecutive games for the first time by beating visiting Greendale, 59-30, Friday.

Greenfield's Alec Molter led all players with 15 points followed by Ricky Santiago's 14 and Jason Mermolia's 10.

The 30 points allowed were a season-low for the Hawks (6-11, 5-8).

West Allis gymnastics

West Allis swept all four events en route to a 134.875-114.325 win at Grafton/Cedarburg on Feb. 3, West Allis' third straight dual win.

Emily Fuchs won the all-around with a score of 35.475 points, which included wins on the beam (9.225), floor (8.45) and vault (9.05). Brenna Tomczak won the bars with a 9.375.

Whitnall swimming

Sophomore Nick Ratkowski's strong efforts in the 50 and 100 frees highlighted the Falcons' day at the Woodland Conference Meet at Greenfield on Saturday.

Ratkowski swam fifth in the 50 free in 23.85 and sixth in the 100 free in 52.73, the only top-six swims for Whitnall, which was sixth of eight teams.

Whitnall girls basketball

Wauwatosa West's stifling defense limited Whitnall to just three first-half points as the host Trojans cruised to a 37-20 victory Friday, avenging a 35-33 loss to the Falcons on Jan. 21.

West's Jackie Glaser led all players with nine points in the low-scoring affair that included just 20 made baskets and combined 5-for-18 free-throw shooting.

The loss was the sixth in seven games for the Falcons (5-10, 5-8).

Hale boys basketball

The Huskies' losing streak reached 40 games with a 95-42 loss to visiting Marquette on Friday.

Four Hilltoppers scored in double digits, led by Quienten Calloway's game-high 16. Ben Rachow had 11 to lead Hale.

The Huskies hung with host Brookfield Central for most of the game before falling short, 71-62, Feb. 2.

Taylor Chladek and Steven Kopet made three 3-pointers each en route to 20 and 13 points, respectively, but it was not enough for Hale, which was outscored by eight points in the second half.

Hale girls basketball

The Huskies were overwhelmed by the Greater Metro Conference frontrunners, 65-28, at Divine Savior Holy Angels on Friday and, 55-23, to visiting Brookfield Central on Feb. 2.

Jennifer Wellnitz led Hale with eight points Friday as the Huskies fell to 1-15, 1-10 conference.

Greenfield girls basketball

Katie Narloch and Kristina Vidakovich scored eight points each but it was not enough to stop the streaking Greendale Panthers from winning their ninth straight game Friday.

Mary Merg scored 19 points to lead the Panthers to a 52-28 victory over the Hawks (1-15, 1-12), who lost their 13th straight game.

Wild hockey

The Wild co-op came close to ending its season-long losing streak but lost, 4-3, to the Whitefish Bay co-op at the Pettit Ice Center on Feb. 3.

It was the Wild's second one-goal loss this season.

Alex Sommerfeld scored twice and Ryan Regeth once for the Wild (0-18), who did all their scoring in the third period.

The Wild also lost, 5-1, at Waunakee on Friday.

West Allis swimming

Chris Malnory's 10th-place swim in the 100 backstroke in 1:00.90 was West Allis' best effort at the Classic 8/Greater Metro Meet at Waukesha South on Saturday.

West Allis was eighth of nine teams.

- David Cotey

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