Entering an important week in its schedule, it was business as usual for the Hamilton girls basketball team. Against Menomonee Falls on Jan. 15, HHS won, 60-49.
Taylor Klug led HHS with 23 points, shot 6 for 6 from the free-throw line and pulled down five rebounds. Macy Williams scored 10 points, had four rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Hamilton led at the half, 29-26, but Falls gained a 44-43 lead with five minutes left in regulation. HHS closed the game out on a 17-5 run. The Chargers shot 35 percent from the floor.
'We were getting shots, but we were missing them,' HHS coach Bill Scasny said. 'We were not patient at all. We were just coming out, one pass and shooting it. Our patience was very poor. Toward the end, we finally moved the ball, got the ball inside.'
Hamilton's post players, Megan Schmitt and Jordan Fierst, each contributed 7 points. Fierst had 13 rebounds.
The win moved the Chargers to 11-2 in a week they will take on Brookfield Central (9-3) on Tuesday and Divine Savior Holy Angels (10-3) on Friday. Both games are at home. DSHA sits atop the Greater Metro with a 7-0 record, and Hamilton is tied with Central with 5-1 records.
'It's a big week with two very good teams, who are both playing really well right now,' Scasny said.
JV beats Falls
The HHS junior varsity squad defeated Falls, 46-28.
'Our defense wasn't quite as good as it has been in the first half and we allowed them to keep it close, 23-18,' coach Ben Filzen said. 'In the second half, we played great defense, and that ignited our offense. The passing on the interior really stands out. Elizabeth Behrndt found Cean Faulstich on a few really good looking high-low passes.'
Taylor Hibicke and Faulstich led the game in scoring with 15 and 13 points, respectively.
HHS dropped a 49-23 game to Falls. Lauren Power led Hamilton with 11 points, and Lynsey Power scored 7.