GERMANTOWN BOYS BASKETBALL
The Warhawks built off their important victory over rival Homestead with a 63-57 victory over Grafton on Friday, Feb. 3.
With the win, the Warhawks improved to 5-5 in North Shore play and 8-9 overall.
They took on Whitefish Bay on Feb. 7 and will entertain league-leading Cedarburg on Friday, Feb. 10.
Against Grafton, Germantown took a 33-29 lead at the half and then held on for the win. Grafton stayed in the game on the strength of eight 3-pointers, while Germantown hit only three.
Kyle Clow led the way with 17 points, while Bryce Thomas had 10, Colin Lindwall 9, Luke Taylor 12 and Ethan Meyer 8.
GERMANTOWN GIRLS BASKETBALL
The Warhawks overcame a poor shooting night from the perimeter to hold off a stubborn Grafton team, 64-56, on Feb. 3 and stay unbeaten in North Shore Conference play.
They face their most challenging week of the season as they hosted Whitefish Bay (12-7 overall) on Feb. 7 and then will seek to clinch no worse than a tie for their fourth straight league title when they visit dangerous Cedarburg (9-1 in league play) on Friday, Feb. 10. The Warhawks beat the Bulldogs back in December.
Against Grafton, Germantown hit only five 3-pointers. The Warhawks have been hitting double digits in terms of 3s for most of the season. The Warhawks broke out to a 33-16 lead, but the Black Hawks outscored them, 40-31, in the second half to make it interesting.
Kenzie Schmitz built on her incredible game against Homestead on Jan. 31 with 25 points, 14 rebounds, five assists, six steals and three blocks.
Natalie McNeal added 18 points, and Olivia Verdin had 10 points and six rebounds.
MENOMONEE FALLS BOYS BASKETBALL
The Indians just can't solve the problem of Tosa East.
The Red Raiders gave Falls its first Greater Metro Conference loss back in December in a four-point decision, and then they did it again on Friday, Feb. 3, in a 79-75 loss.
Falls, which also beat Brookfield East, 74-70, on Jan. 31, entered the week tied with Tosa for second in the GMC at 7-3; Brookfield Central remains on top at 9-1. Falls is 13-5 overall.
The Indians will look to get back on track this week with home games against West Allis Hale on Wednesday, Feb. 7, and West Allis Central on Friday, Feb. 10.
No details were available from the Tosa East game.
Against Brookfield East, Falls went up, 41-36, at the half and held on for the win. The Indians could have made life much easier on themselves had they hit their free throws. Falls was just 17-of-35 from the stripe for the game.
Nate Schuster had 16 points to lead Falls, while Justin Gruber put in 12 and Cross Wilson 11.
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The Indians had a tough week, losing a 52-47 decision to Brookfield East on Jan. 31 and then falling to Tosa East, 54-42, on Feb. 3.
The twin defeats dropped them to 5-7 in Greater Metro Conference play and 8-11 overall.
They will be at West Allis Central on Friday, Feb. 10.
Against Tosa, Falls had a 27-26 lead at the break, but then the Red Raiders outscored them, 28-15, in the second half. Falls was only 11-of-22 from the foul line, as Marissa Igunbor scored 11 points and Karly Volz 10.
Against Brookfield East, the Indians were led by Igunbor with 15, while Madison Grzesiak had 10 and Lexi Boram 9.
The Chargers sent 10 to the Greater Metro Conference wrestling tournament on Feb. 3 and came away with nine of those wrestlers scoring team points.
Hamilton placed sixth with 147 points, while Menomonee Falls won the tournament with 246 points.
"I'm definitely happy with how all the guys wrestled," HHS coach Rob Schoner said. "Everyone really stepped up, and looks like we turned the corner going into regionals next week."
Jesse Fryda claimed the 160-pound title, and Geno Giovannini won at 170. Coming in second for Hamilton were Josh Reindl (126), Owen Gorges (145), Dylan Klemstein (152) and Alex Manojlovic (285). Chad Holzem (113) finished third, and John Rybka (182) took fourth. Christian Farmer came in fifth at 132.
GERMANTOWN ICE BEARS HOCKEY
The Ice Bears earned the ninth seed in the WIAA Arrowhead sectional and will visit Beaver Dam in a WIAA regional semifinal game Tuesday, Feb. 14.
The Ice Bears started this week at 10-11 after a split of contests last week. They won their final North Shore Conference game over the WNS Storm, 3-2, on Jan. 31 and then dropped a 5-2 nonconference decision to Reedsburg/Wisconsin Dells, 5-2, on Feb. 3.
They have three games this week, including the regular-season closer at Brookfield on Saturday, Feb. 11.
In the loss to Reedsburg, Ian Devenport (Eli Kopish and Hunter Leonhard assists) and Danny Likins (Theran Wanta) had goals.
In the overtime win over WNS, Kopish scored the game winner at the 2:37 mark of the extra period with Leonhard on the assist. Kopish scored a hat trick in the game all of the Ice Bear goals, and Leonhard had three assists.
Robert Ali made 27 saves.
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The Indians will take part in the WIAA D1 sectional at Homestead at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11.
The winner of each event, plus all those whose efforts are among the next 18 best out of all sectionals statewide, will advance to the D1 state meet in Madison on Saturday, Feb. 18.