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Sports Shorts: Feb. 13

West Allis’ Bella Salva competes in the varsity vault of her team’s gymnastics meet against Brookfield on Feb. 6.

West Allis’ Bella Salva competes in the varsity vault of her team’s gymnastics meet against Brookfield on Feb. 6. Photo By Peter Zuzga

Feb. 11, 2014

CENTRAL, HALE BOYS BASKETBALL

Brandon Key tallied 26 points and Jerome Cummings 24 points as the Bulldogs downed the Huskies 82-59 in an intra-city showdown on Feb. 4.

The score is somewhat misleading, as the game was tied at 31-31 at the half and Central was up by just 10 points at 56-46 after three quarters.

"They absolutely killed us on the boards again, and Cummings and Key were outstanding for them," Hale head coach John Palesse said. "In the end, Central was just better than us."

Noel Crabtree kept Hale in the game with 26 points, including eight 3-point goals.

The Bulldogs then avenged their only Greater Metro Conference defeat this season when they downed Menomonee Falls 55-47 on Saturday night.

Key collected 20 points, Ron Turkvan 13 points and Cummings 11 points for Central, which outscored Falls 20-7 in the fourth period to rally from a five-point deficit.

Central improved to 8-1 in the GMC and 14-2 with its eighth straight victory. The Bulldogs visit Wauwatosa East at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, then welcome unbeaten Brookfield Central in a first-place showdown at 6 p.m. Feb. 15.

Hale moved to 3-7 in the GMC and 7-11 overall. The Huskies visit Menomonee Falls at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 and welcome Sussex Hamilton at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18.

WHITNALL BOYS BASKETBALL

The Falcons put together strong fourth quarters in three games last week, earning two victories and falling just short in another contest.

They dropped St. Francis 50-45 on Saturday, avenging an earlier loss to the Mariners, and they topped South Milwaukee 57-52 on Friday night. They lost a 58-56 decision to Brown Deer, however, on Feb. 4.

The two triumphs boosted them to 7-7 in the Woodland Conference East Division, good for third place, and 8-10 overall.

Kevion Taylor led the way against St. Francis with 17 points, while Nate Schaefer tallied 14 points and Mitch Brault nine points.

The Falcons outscored the Mariners 13-7 in the fourth to pull out the game.

Schaefer scored 20 points and Brault 17 to spark the Falcons over South Milwaukee. Once again, Whitnall used a big fourth period to win, outscoring the Rockets 15-8 to rally from a two-point deficit.

Whitnall also had a strong fourth quarter of 21-11 against Brown Deer but still fell short. Schaefer scored 22 points, Brault 17 and Taylor 11.

WHITNALL GIRLS BASKETBALL

Candace Pollock tallied 11 points and Ann Marie Bay 10 points as the Falcons downed South Milwaukee 49-44 in a Woodland Conference game on Friday.

The Falcons dropped their other game last week, a disappointing 48-43 loss to Brown Deer on Feb. 4.

Bay scored a team-high 20 points and Kendall Stribling 10 points for the Falcons, who were outscored at the free throw line 17-4.

Whitnall moved to 4-8 in the Woodland and 5-11 overall.

GREENFIELD GIRLS BASKETBALL

The Hustlin' Hawks won two of three Woodland Conference games last week.

They tipped Cudahy 51-49 on Friday night as Tuyet Nguyen scored 13 points and Dana Schwab 12 points.

Greenfield also downed South Milwaukee 40-24 on Feb. 4 behind 11 points by Jassmine Roche and nine points by Lauren Bullock.

The Hawks fell to Woodland Conference East Division leader Shorewood 49-41 in overtime on Feb. 6 as Nguyen collected 10 points and Schwab and Mallory Kleczka eight apiece.

Greenfield came into this week at 6-7 in the conference, in second place behind the Greyhounds, and 8-10 overall.

GREENFIELD BOYS BASKETBALL

Josh Czerwinski scored 13 points and Marcus Myers 12 as the Hustlin' Hawks dropped Cudahy 48-44 on Friday night.

The Hawks salvaged one game from a set of three Woodland Conference contests last week.

They fell to Shorewood 70-55 on Feb. 6 as they were outscored 40-23 in the second half, and they lost to South Milwaukee 59-54 on Feb. 4.

Ben Fularczyk tallied 14 points, Myers 11 and Czerwinski 10 against the Rockets.

Greenfield moved to 3-13 in the Woodland and 6-13 overall.

HALE, CENTRAL GIRLS BASKETBALL

The Huskies placed three players in double figures in a 72-38 victory over the Bulldogs on Feb. 4.

Sam Schuh tallied 19 points, Sarah Mueller 12 and Katie Swofford 11 for Hale, which was up 34-21 at the half. Schuh added five steals, Mueller seven steals and Swofford six assists and six steals for the Huskies, who shot 41 percent from the floor and 83 percent at the free-throw line.

Tyana Turkvan put in 17 points for the Bulldogs.

"We played a good first half," Central head coach Charles Kazel said. "In the second half, Hale made some adjustments and went to a zone defense. We struggled with that and turned the ball over way too much."

Hale head coach George Sotiros appreciated the opportunity to honor his five seniors.

"It was special that we were able in the fourth quarter to get our seniors out on the floor together and pull them one by one in a nice recognition," Sotiros said. "They have meant so much to me personally and to our program over the last two years."

The Huskies fell to Brookfield East 55-41 on Friday night despite 14 points from Schuh, 12 by Skylar Fox and 10 from Mueller.

Central lost 55-38 to Menomonee Falls that night as Turkvan tallied 12 points.

WEST ALLIS GYMNASTICS

The seniors owned the spotlight for West Allis in a dual loss to Brookfield on Feb. 5.

The team celebrated Senior Night and all seniors competed on varsity, so Bella Salva, Savannah Shaw and Erica Floryance all moved up from junior varsity to varsity.

The seniors filled out a short-handed team, as Haley Gagliano and Gabby Raab are still out with injuries, another gymnast missed the meet with a viral infection and top performer Sydnee Tomczak hit an ankle on a bar during warmups and missed the meet.

Head coach Amanda Kohnke hopes to have Gagliano, Raab and Tomczak back for the conference and WIAA sectional meets.

"I would say the highlight for this meet was honoring our seniors and having them compete together on varsity," Kohnke said. "They are a great group of girls who we will miss a lot."

WEST ALLIS BOYS SWIMMING

The 200-yard freestyle team of Abdul Cartagena, Dale Medved, Austin Muffler and Dylan Wojtkowski placed 12th with 1 minute, 43.72 seconds in the Greater Metro/Classic 8 Conference Meet on Saturday.

The 200 medley group of Cartagena, Mike Manlick, Medved and Wojtkowski came in 13th (1:56.39) and the 400 freestyle unit of Muffler, Wojtkowski, Attila Veyssal and Manlick took 14th (3:57.59).

The Wave scored 27 points for ninth place.

— Compiled by John Rech

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