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Sports Shorts: Feb. 27

West Allis Central's Mary Martens rebounds against West Allis Hale's Jaime Supple at Central earlier this season. The Bulldogs lost two Greater Metro Conference games last week.

West Allis Central's Mary Martens rebounds against West Allis Hale's Jaime Supple at Central earlier this season. The Bulldogs lost two Greater Metro Conference games last week. Photo By C.T. Kruger

Feb. 25, 2014

WEST ALLIS GYMNASTICS

The team finished seventh with 125.275 points in the Greater Metro/North Shore Conference Meet on Friday night in Menomonee Falls.

Freshman Marlea Mastropolo posted personal-best scores on all her events, including 8.525 points on the balance beam.

West Allis also welcomed back Haley Gagliano and Sydnee Tomczak from injuries, but they could not compete in all the events and only worked on partial routines.

"We are hoping to have them competing strong routines for the sectional," head coach Amanda Kohnke said.

The conference team score was West Allis' highest of the season, and the team is hoping to increase it again in a WIAA sectional meet at Watertown at 11 a.m. March 1.

CENTRAL BOYS BASKETBALL

Jaquan Martin continued his strong finish to the season by scoring a game-high 26 points in a 74-64 victory over Marquette on Feb. 18.

Ron Turkvan tallied 20 points and Brandon Key and Keith Leavy 10 points apiece for the Bulldogs, who outscored the Hilltoppers 25-13 in the fourth period to rally from a 51-49 deficit after three quarters.

Central then ran into unbeaten Brookfield Central again on Feb. 20 and lost 81-53 as Riley LaChance racked up 44 points for the Lancers.

Martin and Turkvan each put in 16 points and Jerome Cummings and Key each eight points.

The Bulldogs finished 11-3 in the Greater Metro Conference, second behind Brookfield (14-0), and 18-4 overall.

They meet rival West Allis Hale for the third time this season at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in a WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal game.

GREENFIELD BOYS BASKETBALL

The Hustlin' Hawks completed their regular-season non-conference schedule at 4-0 by topping Oak Creek 62-56 on Feb. 18.

Keagan Blanks scored 12 points, Ben Fularczyk and Marcus Myers nine points apiece and Jhyaire Tatum eight points for Greenfield, which defeated West Bend East, Waterford, Cedarburg and Oak Creek during the season.

The Hawks completed the regular season at 8-14 overall. They met Oak Creek again on Tuesday in a WIAA Division 1 regional contest, and if they won, they would play at top seed Racine Case at 7 p.m. Feb. 28.

WHITNALL BOYS BASKETBALL

Nate Schaefer poured in 37 points and Mitch Brault 31 points as the Falcons downed Wauwatosa West in a wild 94-86 contest on Feb. 19.

Schaefer finished the regular season averaging 21.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists, while Brault, who connected on four 3-point field goals against Tosa West, averaged 15.5 points.

Jon Drew added nine points for the Falcons, who jumped to a 53-38 halftime advantage.

One night earlier, Whitnall dropped a frustrating 56-53 game to Cudahy. Brault scored 16 points, Schaefer 15 and Kevion Taylor nine for the Falcons, who led 20-9 after one quarter but fell behind 24-23 at the half.

Whitnall completed the regular season at 9-9 in the Woodland Conference and 10-12 overall.

The Falcons welcome either South Milwaukee or Cudahy at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in a WIAA Division 2 regional semifinal contest.

WHITNALL GIRLS BASKETBALL

Ann Marie Bay scored 20 points, Candace Pollock 12 points and Krista Stribling eight for the Falcons in a 46-45 victory over Wauwatosa West on Feb. 20.

Whitnall had lost 41-39 to Cudahy on Feb. 18 as Bay tallied 13 points and Mary Gaggioli and Pollock seven points each. The Falcons fell behind 21-10 after one period and spent the rest of the game trying to catch up to the Packers.

Whitnall came into this week at 6-10 in the Woodland Conference and 7-13 overall.

The Falcons visit St. Francis at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in a makeup game, then open WIAA Division 2 regional action at 7 p.m. March 7 at home against South Milwaukee.

Whitnall swept both Woodland games with the Rockets, 42-41 and 49-44.

HALE GIRLS BASKETBALL

Skylar Fox scored 16 points, hitting 10 of 12 free throws, and added six rebounds as the Huskies routed Nicolet 76-44 on Feb. 19.

Kara Placzek totaled 16 points and four boards, while Sarah Mueller tallied 11 points and Adalia Sexton 10 points. Katie Swofford added five assists, Delaney Mielke four assists and Sam Schuh five of Hale's 19 steals on the night.

The Huskies fell to Sussex Hamilton 64-32 on Friday despite eight points each from Sexton and Placzek.

Hale went to 2-11 in the Greater Metro Conference and 6-15 overall. The Huskies begin WIAA Division 1 regional action at Racine Park at 7 p.m. March 7.

HALE BOYS BASKETBALL

The Huskies lost to Wauwatosa East 49-46 on Feb. 20 and to Sussex Hamilton 65-56 on Feb. 18.

Jason Palesse led Hale against Tosa East with 14 points and seven rebounds, while Noel Crabtree totaled 12 points and four boards and Nate Walker five assists and five rebounds.

Head coach John Palesse said his team was hurt by turnovers and offensive rebounds from East in the final minutes.

Against Hamilton, Joey Archer scored 17 points and collected six rebounds, while Palesse totaled 15 points and Crabtree 13 points and four assists.

Hamilton star Brady Ellingson scored 31 points despite what coach Palesse felt was solid defense by Mat Wall.

Hale went 3-11 in the Greater Metro Conference and 7-15 overall. The Huskies visit West Allis Central in WIAA Division 1 regional play at 7 p.m. Feb. 28.

GREENFIELD GIRLS BASKETBALL

The Hustlin' Hawks lost to Shorewood 57-43 on Friday in their only action last week.

Greenfield went to 7-10 in the Woodland Conference and 8-13 overall. The Hawks met Greendale on Feb. 26 in the regular-season finale.

They visit Racine Case at 7 p.m. March 7 in a WIAA Division 1 regional contest.

CENTRAL GIRLS BASKETBALL

The Bulldogs fell to two of the powers in the Greater Metro Conference, losing 60-18 to Divine Savior Holy Angels on Friday and to Brookfield Central 66-21 on Feb. 18.

Bria Brown scored eight points against DSHA and Nikita Conroy eight points against Brookfield.

The Bulldogs begin WIAA Division 1 regional play at home at 7 p.m. March 4 against Milwaukee Hamilton. If they win, they would visit top seed Oak Creek at 7 p.m. March 7.

— Compiled by John Rech

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