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Sports Shorts: Jan. 23

Christopher Kelnhofer of Whitnall tries to knock the ball out of the grasp of New Berlin West’s Scott Reichel in the third quarter of the Falcons’ 63-60 road victory Friday, Jan. 17.

Christopher Kelnhofer of Whitnall tries to knock the ball out of the grasp of New Berlin West’s Scott Reichel in the third quarter of the Falcons’ 63-60 road victory Friday, Jan. 17. Photo By Dave Haberkorn

Jan. 20, 2014

WEST ALLIS GYMNASTICS

Injuries continue to take a toll on the local squad, which lost a dual to Menomonee Falls/Germantown on Jan. 15.

Haley Gagliano is still out with a stress fracture in her back and Gabby Raab was sidelined with a severe concussion.

That left West Allis with only four girls per event compared to Falls' five.

"If we had all five, we would have won by a decent amount," head coach Amanda Kohnke said. "That is hard to deal with. We are hoping to have the two girls back in a week or two."

Kohnke said Sydnee Tomczak is still doing well and freshmen Marlea Mastopolo and Mackenzie Scherer are developing new skills and raising their scores.

GREENFIELD WRESTLING

Behind nine victories, the Hustlin' Hawks downed New Berlin Combined 42-20 in a Woodland Conference dual meet on Jan. 15.

Winners were Jason Schilling at 106 pounds (forfeit), Cory Walloch at 113 (13-10 decision), Dylan Kumbera at 132 (8-5 in overtime), Kyle Christensen at 145 (9-5), Turner Panich at 152 (pin in 5 minutes, 48 seconds), Thomas Friedbacher at 160 (pin), Tyler Dorfner at 170 (9-3), Nathaniel Grund at 182 (pin) and Anthony Rychlowski at heavyweight (forfeit).

"We were able to wrestle our match and pull out the close matches that we lost earlier in the year," Greenfield coach Chris Otto said. "It was a satisfying win for us."

The team went 1-4 at the South Milwaukee Duals on Saturday.

"We wrestled competitively and won some tough matches but not enough to win a couple of duals," Otto said. "The teams that wrestled there are tough and many have multiple kids who are ranked in the state. We competed but the teams we lost to proved to be too deep. We need to keep moving forward and getting better before the tournament series."

GREENFIELD GIRLS BASKETBALL

The Hustlin' Hawks routed St. Francis 65-11 in a Woodland Conference game on Jan. 14 behind 14 points each from Dana Schwab and Mallory Kleczka.

Lauren Bullock added nine points as a total of 11 girls scored for the Hawks, who were up 37-7 at the half and 57-11 after three periods.

Greenfield lost a 52-36 non-conference outing to Homestead on Jan. 13 despite 12 points from Sara Kassel, eight points by Schwab and seven points from Kleczka. The Highlanders gradually pulled away during the contest.

New Berlin Eisenhower crushed Greenfield, 65-20, on Friday to close out the week. The game was over in the first quarter, as the Lions blew out the Hustlin' Hawks, 24-2.

The Lions defense was outstanding, as they allowed seven, eight and three points in each of the final three periods and outscored Greenfield, 41-18, in that span. Kleczka led the scoring with nine points.

Greenfield visits St. Francis at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28.

HALE GIRLS BASKETBALL

After losing a 10-point lead in the fourth period, the Huskies fell to Greendale 61-57 in overtime on Jan. 13.

Hale trailed 18-7 after one quarter but outscored the Panthers 39-18 in the next two periods to take a 46-36 advantage into the final quarter.

Greendale rallied, though, to force overtime, then won the extra session 11-7.

Sarah Mueller tallied 18 points and Sam Schuh 14 for Hale, which hit just 16 of 35 from the free throw line.

The Huskies dropped a 53-42 decision at Menomonee Falls on Friday, as one bad quarter hurt Hale.

Trailing only 26-22 at halftime, Hale struggled with a 12-4 third period, giving the Indians a 38-26 lead going into the fourth period. The Huskies outscored Falls, 16-15, but they couldn't make up the deficit.

Hale had 12 players get in the game, with Skylar Fox leading the way with 15 points.

The Huskies welcome Sussex Hamilton at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24, then visit Wauwatosa East at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 to close out first-round Greater Metro Conference action.

GREENFIELD BOYS BASKETBALL

A much-improved St. Francis team downed the Hustlin' Hawks 54-37 on Jan. 14.

Marcus Myers scored 13 points and Ben Fularczyk 11 for Greenfield, which trailed 25-15 at the half.

Greenfield dropped a 75-62 decision to first-place New Berlin Eisenhower on Friday, but the Hustlin' Hawks actually led 49-48 after three quarters.

But the Lions exploded for 27 points in the final quarter while holding the Hustlin' Hawks to 13 points to come out with their fifth straight victory.

Myers had 16 points, Fularczyk and Ryan Hensiak added 12 points each. Reed Timmer led Ike with 36 points.

The Hawks visit Cedarburg, coached by Tom Diener, at 7 p.m. Jan. 25, then welcome St. Francis for a rematch at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28.

CENTRAL GIRLS BASKETBALL

Nikita Conroy scored 15 points and Tyana Turkvan 10 points, but the Bulldogs still lost to Waukesha South 54-40 on Jan. 14.

South built a 38-20 halftime advantage, then maintained that the rest of the way.

The Bulldogs then dropped a 60-24 decision at Wauwatosa East on Friday, as a 17-2 second quarter gave the Red Raiders a 35-9 lead at halftime and put Central away.

Katie Salmon at 19 points and Bailey Berlin added 16 to lead Tosa East. Conroy led Central with eight points and Bria Brown had seven.

The Bulldogs (1-10, 0-5) welcome highly-rated Divine Savior Holy Angels at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24, then visit Brookfield Central at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 as first-round Greater Metro Conference play concludes.

CENTRAL WRESTLING

The Bulldogs took second place in South Milwaukee at the Dave Van Duser Duals on Saturday. In a close dual with state-ranked Luxemburg-Casco for the title, Central fell by a 44-30 count, with wins in four other matches.

Mark Choinski (145 pounds), Tere White (120) and Tyus White (106) all went undefeated at 5-0 for the day.

HALE BOYS BASKETBALL

A nine-point halftime lead wasn't enough for the Huskies, who fell to Menomonee Falls in hard-fought Greater Metro battle Friday, 48-45.

"We had a good first half offensively and defensively and did a good job on the boards," coach John Palesse said. "The second half, we had some untimely turnovers that lead to some layups for them. Overall, I was pleased with our performance; we will keep battling and competing and we will win these games in the second half of the season."

Joey Archer (13 points, four rebounds) and Noel Crabtree (12 points) led the way for the Huskies. Mat Wall got the first start of his career and finished with four rebounds and two steals.

WHITNALL BOYS BASKETBALL

The Falcons faced an eight-point deficit at halftime and trailed by as many as 15 points but fought back to fend off an upset by New Berlin West on Friday in a 63-60 Woodland victory that moved the Falcons' record to 6-6 on the year and 5-3 in the Woodland East standings.

Mitch Brault hit six 3-pointers and finished with 24 points, and Nate Schaefer added 18 to hold off 2-13 West, which has now lost 10 consecutive games.

WHITNALL GIRLS BASKETBALL

New Berlin West handled Whitnall in a Woodland game Friday, 65-24, dropping the Falcons to 3-8 on the season. Krista Stribling scored nine points in defeat.

WHITNALL SWIMMING

Whitnall placed ninth among 11 teams at the Shorewood Invite on Saturday, notching 121 points in a meet won by the host school (393 points).

Nick Bell dominated the diving competition with his score of 387.10, nearly 40 points better than second place. Jake Hodel took second in the 100-yard breaststroke, swimming 1:03.61 and finishing just 0.6 of a second behind Mike Smale of West Bend East for first place.

— Compiled by Tom "Sky" Skibosh and John Rech

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