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The Falcons extended their winning streak to three games with a 87-67 triumph over Shorewood on Dec. 10.
Nate Schaefer collected a game-high 32 points to lead the way, while Tre Borland put in 24 points and Mitch Brault 18 points.
The Falcons rolled up 35 field goals for the contest, including six from 3-point range. Brault connected for four shots from distance and Borland two.
Whitnall led 44-40 at the half and 61-54 after three quarters, then put away the game with a 26-13 outburst in the fourth period.
The Falcons improved to 3-2 in the Woodland Conference East Division and 4-3 overall.
They met Pius XI on Dec. 17 and visit South Milwaukee in a division game at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20. They are then off until Dec. 28, when they welcome Waukesha West.
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Sam Schuh tallied 23 points, 10 steals, four rebounds and three assists to lead the Huskies to a 78-43 romp over Milwaukee Lutheran on Dec. 9.
Schuh connected on 8 of 14 from the floor and 6 of 9 from the free throw line.
"Sam really came to play but it was such a team effort," head coach George Sotiros said. "Several of the steals everyone had were set up by good traps in our press and great help defense throughout the game."
Caitlin Egan and Katie Swofford each totaled 10 points, while Adalia Sexton and Skylar Fox each added nine points.
Hale hit 44 percent from the field, forced 37 turnovers and committed a season-low 16 miscues on the night.
"Our fast tempo really wore Lutheran down as the game went on, allowing us to show our depth," Sotiros said. "One of the toughest things to learn when you want to go up-tempo is when to push and when to pull the ball out and set up the half-court offense. We are starting to show some of that patience."
The Huskies put 12 players in the game and all made contributions, Sotiros said.
Hale met a much stronger foe on Friday night in Divine Savior Holy Angels and fell 79-37 in the Greater Metro Conference opener.
Sarah Mueller led the Huskies with 11 points, while Schuh put in 10 points and Jaime Supple eight points.
The Dashers, who were paced by all-state player Arike Ogunbowale's 26 points, were up 47-25 at the half.
Hale came into this week at 1-3 overall and will welcome Brookfield East at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20.
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Nikita Conroy scored 22 points and Tyana Turkvan 14 points as the Bulldogs downed Milwaukee Pulaski 52-49 on Dec. 10.
That was the first victory for new head coach Charles Kazel.
Central then fell to Brookfield East 67-29 in the Greater Metro Conference opener on Friday night.
Bria Brown tallied 10 points, Ashley Alvarado seven points and Turkvan five points for the Bulldogs. East racked up 35 second-quarter points to take command.
Central (1-3 overall going into this week) visits Menomonee Falls at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 and travels to Whitnall at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 21.
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The Huskies fell to Grafton 59-49 in a non-conference contest on Dec. 10.
"We had a stretch in the third quarter where in eight possessions, we had two forced shots and six turnovers, which was the turning point in the game," head coach John Palesse said.
Joey Archer netted a half-court shot at the third-period buzzer to leave Hale down three points at 37-34.
The Huskies, though, fell further behind in the fourth and could not make up the ground.
Archer paced Hale with 21 points and nine rebounds, while Jason Palesse totaled nine points and three assists and Noel Crabtree pulled down six rebounds.
The Huskies then fell to Marquette 77-38 on Friday in the Greater Metro Conference opener. Archer scored 13 points, Nate Scherer put in nine points and Mat Wall collected seven rebounds.
"A bad stretch late in the first quarter turned a reasonable game into an early blowout," coach Palesse said. "We struggled with their length, we had trouble dealing with their pressure and we couldn't get anything going."
The Huskies (1-4 going into this week) visit Brookfield East at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20.
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The Hustlin' Hawks fell to two Woodland Conference West Division foes last week, losing to Wauwatosa West 73-52 on Friday night and to Pius XI 56-36 on Dec. 10.
Against Tosa West, Keagan Blanks scored nine points, Ryan Sobocinski seven points and Ben Fularczyk, Josh Czerwinski and Jhyaire Tatum each six points.
West jumped to a 26-6 lead after one quarter and maintained control from there.
Czerwinski scored 10 points and Blanks seven against Pius, which was up 34-19 at the half.
Greenfield (0-5 in the Woodland and 1-5 overall going into this week) welcomes Cudahy at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19 in the final contest of 2013.
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Mallory Kleczka tallied 15 points and Dana Schwab 13 as the Hustlin' Hawks lost to Wauwatosa West 54-41 on Friday evening.
Greenfield was outscored 18-3 in the second quarter to fall behind 32-15 at the half.
The Hawks fared even worse against Pius XI on Dec. 10 with a 61-16 defeat.
Schwab collected eight points for Greenfield, which was outscored 44-7 in the first half by the high-powered Lady Popes.
The Hawks slipped to 0-3 in the Woodland Conference East Division and 1-4 overall. They visit Cudahy at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19.
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Despite 14 points from Krista Stribling, the Falcons fell to Shorewood 52-33 on Dec. 10 in their only action of last week.
Ann Marie Bay tallied eight points and Candace Pollock five for Whitnall, which slipped to 0-3 in the Woodland Conference East Division and 0-5 overall.
The Falcons welcome South Milwaukee at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 and West Allis Central at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 21 to close out action for 2013.
— Compiled by John Rech
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