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Sports Wrapups: Dec. 13

Dec. 13, 2011

Central boys basketball

The Bulldogs nipped Greater Metro Conference rival Sussex Hamilton, 48-45, on Friday, then scored an impressive 69-52 triumph over a strong Nicolet squad on Saturday at Homestead High School.

"Everything came together from the middle of the first quarter to the middle of the third," coach Dave Mlachnik said of the Nicolet game. "We were sharing the ball and our defensive effort was excellent. The kids played their best basketball of the year."

Darvell Brown tallied 20 points, Jarvis Garrett 15 and Tonnie Collier 10 for the Bulldogs, who built a 37-21 halftime lead.

Against Hamilton, Najeal McMillian scored 17 points, Collier nine and Garrett and Ron Turkvan six apiece.

Central, which improved to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in the GMC, welcomes Brookfield Central at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15.

Whitnall girls basketball

The Falcons bounced back from a 51-32 loss to South Milwaukee on Dec. 6 with a 65-48 romp over Greenfield on Friday night.

Rachael Shulta and Ashley Markowiak each tallied 17 points against the Hustlin' Hawks, with Shulta hitting four 3-point field goals. Jackie Gruszka added 13 points for the Falcons.

Whitnall managed just seven second-half points against South Milwaukee. Markowiak finished with 10 points, Shulta nine and Gruszka six.

Hale wrestling

With 11 victories, the Huskies easily beat Brookfield Central, 60-13, in their Greater Metro Conference opener on Dec. 8.

Pins were posted by Jake Gruichich at 152 pounds (2 minutes, 30 seconds), Taylor Tomczak at 160 (1:54), Jack Allen at 170 (2:29), Jeremy Shimetz at 195 (5:19), Trevor Kruzick at 113 (2:00), Josh Petrovich at 132 (2:36) and Andy Moyle at 138 (2:32).

Other winners were Micho Gruichich at 145 (14-6), Dallas Wanta at 220 (11-3), Luke Ellis at 120 (16-8) and Jon Baltz at 106 (forfeit).

The Huskies improved to 5-2 in duals.

Greenfield wrestling

Alec Adams won the championship at 126 pounds in the Tom Burns Invitational at Marquette High School on Saturday.

Adams went 3-0, pinning his first two opponents and winning the title match with a 14-4 major decision.

Dominic Kroll placed second at 138 pounds, dropping an 8-6 decision in the championship.

Andrew Patrick was fourth at 120, while fifth places were secured by Mike Honeck (132), Tyler Dorfner (160) and Tony Kurczewski (170) for the Hustlin' Hawks, who were sixth (94 ½ points).

Greenfield also lost a 63-12 Woodland Conference dual to Wauwatosa on Dec. 7. Winners were Kroll (3-1), Tommy Friedbacher at 145 (8-5) and Adams (forfeit).

Whitnall wrestling

The Falcons went 2-3 at the Wisconsin Dells Duals on Saturday.

They beat Verona, 53-20, and Portage, 50-21, while losing to Melrose-Mindoro, West Salem/Bangor and St. Croix Falls. Mason Howard was 5-0 on the day, and 4-1 records were posted by Anthony Senthavisauk and Blake Leslie.

The Falcons routed Greendale/St. Thomas More, 74-6, in a Woodland Conference dual on Dec. 7 to improve to 1-1 in the conference.

West Allis gymnastics

West Allis fell to Menomonee Falls/Germantown, 126.325 points to 126.25 points, in a dual on Dec. 7.

Kori Huddleston won the vault with 8.5 points.

Central girls basketball

The early-season struggles continued for the Bulldogs last week.

They fell to Oak Creek, 38-34, in overtime on Saturday at Homestead High School after losing to Sussex Hamilton, 54-39, on Friday night and West Bend West, 58-48, on Dec. 5.

Mehryn Kraker kept up her consistent play with 12 points against Oak Creek, 18 points against Hamilton and 21 points in the West game.

Jenny Wildes added eight points against Oak Creek as the Bulldogs (0-4 going into this week) managed just one point in overtime.

Claire Hankins tallied eight points and April Wildes seven against Hamilton. Hankins totaled 12 points and Sierra Brown eight against West.

Hale boys basketball

The Huskies fell to Marquette, 63-42, on Friday night despite 13 points from Steve Kopet and 10 by Travis Balcerzak.

Nathan Willkomm added seven points for Hale (0-2 in the Greater Metro Conference, 0-3 overall going into this week). The Huskies were outscored 18-3 in the second quarter to fall behind 36-15.

Hale girls basketball

Traditional Greater Metro Conference power Divine Savior Holy Angels downed the Huskies, 57-27, on Friday.

Sarah Mueller and Erin Barbeau each tallied seven points and Jazzmin King six for Hale.

The Huskies (0-3 going into this week) fell to Oak Creek, 59-29, on Dec. 6 despite 14 points from Jennifer Stawicki.

Greenfield girls basketball

The offense picked up for the Hustlin' Hawks last week, but they still suffered two losses.

They fell to Whitnall, 65-48, on Friday despite 12 points from Jill Dworschack and 10 by Michelle Garner.

They also lost to Wauwatosa West, 58-42, on Dec. 6 as Garner tallied 13 points and Alyssa Walker 10.

Greenfield fell to 0-3 in the Woodland Conference and 0-4 overall.

Greenfield boys basketball

Coach Jack Miller was still looking for his first victory as boys coach going into this week.

The Hustlin' Hawks lost to Whitnall, 70-28, on Friday and Wauwatosa West, 65-54, on Dec. 6.

Nick Jablonski and Kyle Schahczinski each tallied six points against the Falcons on Friday. Sonnie Wilbert, Ryan Manzuk and Jablonski each had 12 points against Tosa West for the Hawks, who slipped to 0-3 in Woodland Conference play and 0-4 overall.

- Compiled by John Rech

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