CENTRAL BOYS BASKETBALL
The Bulldogs started 2014 in a big way with a 61-55 triumph over Milwaukee Washington on Friday night.
"That was a nice win to start the new year," head coach David Mlachnik said, "especially to go out on the road and beat a good team."
Central held a 29-23 halftime advantage and extended that to 15 points in the third quarter. The Purgolders came back with a big fourth period but the Bulldogs held on to win.
Ron Turkvan led the way with 21 points, while Brandon Key added 18 points and Jerome Cummings nine points.
Central improved to 7-2 on the season and will visit Sussex Hamilton at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10 as Greater Metro Conference play resumes.
GREENFIELD BOYS BASKETBALL
Ben Fularczyk tallied a game-high 14 points and Josh Czerwinski added 13 points as the Hustlin' Hawks downed Waterford 41-38 in a non-conference contest on Friday night.
Greenfield outscored the Wolverines 15-6 in the second period to take a 26-18 lead at the half. Waterford trimmed the deficit to 31-30 after three quarters but the Hawks steadied and held on to win.
The Hawks had earlier dropped a 71-51 Woodland Conference decision to Greendale on Dec. 30.
Marcus Myers tallied 16 points and Jeremy Swider and Ryan Sobocinski 10 points each to lead Greenfield. For Greendale, Jordan Perez scored 17 points and topped the 1,000-point mark for his career.
The Hawks were in the game at halftime, trailing only 33-31, but were outscored 15-2 in the third period and could not recover.
Greenfield moved to 1-7 in the Woodland Conference East Division and 3-7 overall.
The Hawks will visit Brown Deer at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10 and St. Francis at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14 in two more Woodland contests.
CENTRAL GIRLS BASKETBALL
The Bulldogs fell to Wisconsin Lutheran 40-28 in non-conference action on Friday night.
Nikita Conroy put in 10 points and Bria Brown six points for Central, which fell behind 29-15 at the half. The Bulldogs outscored Lutheran 9-2 in the fourth quarter but came up short.
Central welcomes Sussex Hamilton at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10 in a Greater Metro Conference game, then travels to Waukesha South at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14 for another non-conference test.
HALE BOYS BASKETBALL
The Greater Metro Conference does not play many games on Saturdays, and the Huskies probably wish they had not played their contest against Brookfield Central on Saturday.
Hale lost 73-45 to the unbeaten Lancers, who bolted to a 20-2 lead in the first period. Central was up 27-8 after one quarter and 47-18 at the half.
Joey Archer paced Hale with 13 points, while Noel Crabtree added 11 points and Jason Palesse eight points.
The Huskies, who had won their previous three contests, fell to 1-3 in the GMC and 4-6 overall. The Lancers improved to 10-0 overall and 4-0 in the conference.
Hale is now scheduled to be off until Jan. 17, when it welcomes Menomonee Falls for another GMC game.
WHITNALL GIRLS BASKETBALL
Ann Marie Bay poured in 26 points but the Falcons lost to Waterford 50-39 on Saturday.
Whitnall was down 24-19 at the half but fell behind further after being outscored 15-8 in the third quarter.
The Falcons saw a two-game winning streak snapped and fell to 2-7 on the season. They visit New Berlin Eisenhower at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10. The Lions have won five straight games after an 0-3 start.
— Compiled by John Rech
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