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MENOMONEE FALLS WRESTLING

The Indians lost the high-powered Fond du Lac Marty Loy Invite on Dec. 17 due to weather but stayed unbeaten in Greater Metro Conference duals with an impressive, 48-25 victory over West Allis Hale on Dec. 15.

"We had seven wins by pin and two critical one-point wins at 170 pounds by Brett Umbs and and 182 pounds by Jon Thomas," said coach Jim McMahon. "Overall, it was a great team effort."

The Indians will have a dual against Sun Prairie on Thursday, Dec. 22, before the big Northern Exposure dual-meet tournament in Merrill, Dec. 28-29. McMahon hopes to have the team in good shape by then as returning state runner-up Eric Wunsch had to default against Hale due to an injury.

Earning pins for Falls against Hale included Ethan Pogorzelski at 106, Tyler Gill at 120, Matt Anderson at 126, Austin Lasanske at 132, Josh McMahon at 160, Donald Eruchalu at 220 and Logan Fallon at 285.

"(It) was probably a closer dual than the score would indicate as the starting weight class and coin flip was won by Hale," said coach McMahon. "... We currently lead the conference at 3-0, but the race is wide open."

MENOMONEE FALLS/GERMANTOWN GYMNASTICS

The Indians lost a close Greater Metro/North Shore Conference dual meet to Homestead, 124.625-123.95, last week as it closed out its preholiday break schedule.

The local co-op picked up firsts from Rachel Stuesser on uneven bars (7.65) and from Jade Wahlgren on floor exercise (8.325) and the all-around (31.335) . Seconds were earned by Caleigh Chisholm and Skylar Kennedy on vault (8.15 tie) and Wahlgren on the balance beam (8.05). Thirds were claimed by Kennedy on floor (8.175) and in the all-around (31.15).

GERMANTOWN GIRLS BASKETBALL

The fifth-ranked Warhawks cruised to a 75-44 North Shore Conference victory over Grafton on Dec. 13 to stay unbeaten at 7-0.

Their scheduled game against Whitefish Bay on Dec. 16 was wiped out by weather and rescheduled for Jan. 4. They will take part in the Christine Rathke Memorial Tournament, Dec. 27-29, in Franklin.

The Warhawks, who are 4-0 in North Shore action, got off to a slow start against Grafton, taking only a 25-18 halftime lead, but then they exploded for 50 points in the second half to pull away for the win.

A total of 11 players scored, led by Kenzie Schmitz with 20 points, five rebounds, three assists, five steals and three blocks. Freshman forward Natalie McNeal continued her run of hot play with 18 points (six of six free throws) and 10 rebounds, while fellow frosh Kate Richmond added 9 and Sarah Kucharski 6. Six players hit a total of nine 3-pointers on the night, while Ellie Decker had eight rebounds and Anna Averkamp seven.

GERMANTOWN BOYS BASKETBALL

The Warhawks continued their rocky start with an 83-62 North Shore Conference loss to Grafton Dec. 13.

The loss dropped Germantown to 1-2 in North Shore play and 1-4 overall. Their snowed-out game with Whitefish Bay on Dec. 16 was rescheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 20, and they will host Arrowhead in a nonconference game Thursday, Dec. 22.

The Warhawks went ahead of Grafton, 35-34, in at the half but then were outscored 49-27 in the second half.

Bryce Thomas continued to play well with 23 points, but the only other player in double figures was Kyle Clow with 11. Colin Lindwall and Luke Taylor had 7 apiece.

HAMILTON BOYS BASKETBALL

Coming into its Dec. 13 meeting with Wauwatosa East, Hamilton averaged nearly 50 points per game through four contests this season. But against Tosa East, missed shots led the Chargers to a 51-17 defeat.

HHS shot 6-for-39 from the field (15 percent) and made one of 17 3-point shots.

"We just misshot," Hamilton coach Andy Cerroni said. "We just weren't able to get anything going offensively. We had some high percentage shots and didn't make them. It kind of snowballed. We couldn't find anyone or any way that we could generate some offense. We hung in there defensively as long as we could, but bottom line was we couldn't put the ball in the basket."

Shamar Newman led Hamilton with 7 points. Jordan Smith added four rebounds and two steals.

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