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Sports Shorts: Dec. 26

West Allis Hale's Sam Schuh tries to get around West Allis Central's Mary Martens during a game at Hale on Dec. 17. Schuh scored 12 points to help the Huskies win 71-45.

West Allis Hale's Sam Schuh tries to get around West Allis Central's Mary Martens during a game at Hale on Dec. 17. Schuh scored 12 points to help the Huskies win 71-45. Photo By Stephanie Jones

Dec. 23, 2013

WHITNALL GIRLS BASKETBALL

Ann Marie Bay and Candace Pollock each tallied 11 points as the Falcons notched their first victory of the season with a 42-41 triumph over South Milwaukee on Friday evening.

Kendall Stribling added seven points for Whitnall, which held a 24-19 halftime lead but fell behind at 31-30 heading into the fourth period.

The Falcons netted five 3-point goals, with three for Pollock.

Whitnall then made it two straight victories by downing West Allis Central 62-48 on Saturday afternoon. Bay scored 19 points, Sierra Grubor 11 points and Pollock 10 points.

The Falcons jumped on top 24-12 after one period, then held off the Bulldogs to improve to 2-6 overall.

Whitnall opened the week with a 63-29 loss to Pius XI on Dec. 17. Krista Stribling scored 10 points in that game.

The Falcons are now off until Jan. 4, when they travel to Waterford.

GREENFIELD BOYS BASKETBALL

Marcus Myers and Jeremy Swider each scored 14 points for the Hustlin' Hawks as they won their first Woodland Conference contest of the season with a 62-39 romp over Cudahy on Dec. 19.

Ben Fularczyk and Keagan Blanks both scored nine points for Greenfield, which used a 22-9 second period to take command at 37-22.

Cudahy came back within 11 after three periods but the Hawks wrapped up the game with an 18-6 fourth quarter.

Greenfield dropped a tough 46-41 decision to South Milwaukee on Dec. 17 despite 10 points from Blanks and nine by Ryan Hensiak.

The Hawks moved to 1-5 in the Woodland East Division and 2-6 overall. They visit Greendale at 3 p.m. Dec. 30 in a makeup game.

GREENFIELD GIRLS BASKETBALL

After outscoring South Milwaukee 23-8 in the first half, the Hustlin' Hawks went on to a 36-28 triumph on Dec. 17.

Dana Schwab tallied 10 points as the Hawks put nine players in the scorebook. Schwab also netted two of Greenfield's four 3-point goals in the game.

The Hawks came close to a sweep of the week but fell to Cudahy 35-31 on Dec. 19. Mallory Kleczka tallied 10 points and Lauren Bullock seven points.

Greenfield (2-4 in the Woodland Conference and 2-5 overall) plays in the West Allis Hale Tournament this weekend, taking on Catholic Memorial at 3 p.m. Dec. 27. The consolation game is at 3 p.m. Dec. 28 and the title contest at 5 p.m.

WHITNALL BOYS BASKETBALL

The Falcons downed South Milwaukee 48-41 on Friday night as Mitch Brault scored 16 points and Nate Schaefer 11 points.

Whitnall outscored the Rockets 21-10 in the second period to take a 28-21 lead, then matched points with its foe the rest of the way.

The Falcons fell to Pius XI 71-41 on Dec. 17, although they gave the Popes a battle in the first half. They trailed only 28-26 at halftime but were outscored 23-5 in the third quarter.

Schaefer scored 15 points and Brault 14, but no one else tallied more than five points.

Whitnall moved to 4-3 in the Woodland Conference East Division and 5-4 overall. The Falcons welcome Waukesha West in a non-conference game at 3 p.m. Dec. 28 .

HALE GIRLS BASKETBALL

Sam Schuh tallied 16 points and Sarah Mueller 13 points, but the Huskies lost a tough 54-51 game to Brookfield East on Friday night.

The game was close throughout, with the teams tied at 26-26 at halftime and East leading 41-39 going into the fourth period.

The Huskies slipped to 1-2 in the Greater Metro Conference and 2-4 overall.

They host a tournament this weekend, with Greenfield meeting Catholic Memorial at 3 p.m. Dec. 27 and Hale taking on Racine Horlick at 5 p.m.

The consolation contest is at 3 p.m. Dec. 28, with the title game at 5 p.m.

GREENFIELD/GREENDALE BOYS SWIMMING

The Hustlin' Hawks won six events, one more than champion Muskego, but still finished second in a triangular meet on Dec. 18.

Greenfield scored 107 points to Muskego's 139 points in the meet at Greenfield. Whitnall took third place with 76 points while winning the diving.

Ross Rybakowicz and Rick Perez each notched two victories, while Shawn Lucchesi posted a personal best of 55.32 seconds in winning the 100-yard butterfly and Rick Davis set personal bests in the 200 individual medley and 500 freestyle.

The 400 freestyle relay team of Rybakowicz, Perez, Lucchesi and Adam Fleischhacker missed the pool record by less than 0.8 seconds.

Greenfield/Greendale was hurt when its 200 medley relay was disqualified.

"Had our relay not been disqualified, we would have finished within 12 points of Muskego," head coach Dale Schrank said.

The Panther-Hawks compete in the Metro Officials Meet at Homestead High School at 10 a.m. Dec. 27.

CENTRAL GIRLS BASKETBALL

The Bulldogs fell 60-38 to Menomonee Falls on Friday night in a Greater Metro Conference contest.

Central lost to Whitnall 62-48 on Saturday afternoon despite 12 points from Nikita Conroy, 11 points from Bria Brown and nine apiece by Tyana Turkvan and Rachel Sura.

The Bulldogs were outscored 24-12 in the first quarter and could not battle back.

Central slipped to 0-3 in the GMC and 1-6 overall. The Bulldogs are now off until Jan. 3, when they visit Wisconsin Lutheran.

WEST ALLIS GYMNASTICS

The local team had its troubles in a dual against Grafton on Dec. 18.

Haley Gagliano continued to struggle with back pain and Sydnee Tomczak had a rare off meet, head coach Amanda Kohnke said.

"I know everyone has off days, but this meet was extremely off," Kohnke said. "Sydnee looked amazing in warmups, and I really thought this was going to be a great meet, but it did not pan out that way.

"Sydnee did not land either vault the way she did in practice and did not complete a full routine for bars."

West Allis did have a solid finish to the meet.

Tomczak did post a 9.05 in floor exercise and Maggie Pomerenke landed her highest score in floor with 8.1.

Gagliano, Mackenzie Scherer and Marlea Mastropolo all completed solid routines, Kohnke said.

"We ended on a positive note and agreed to never have this rough of a meet again," she said.

West Allis is off until Jan. 15, when it visits Menomonee Falls.

— Compiled by John Rech

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