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Written by STEVE OSTERMANN   
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 19:54

Cold shooting, Key-fueled Homestead combine to saddle Port boys with their first home loss of season

After scoring just 29 points in a frustrating loss at Homestead in December, the Port Washington boys’ basketball team was eager to regain its shooting touch for a rematch last Friday.

The host Pirates found the hoop considerably more often this time, but the night still faded into another down note: a 75-57 defeat in North Shore Conference play.

Besides struggling to hold its own on the backboards against the taller Highlanders, Port couldn’t tap into any offensive rhythm.

“We didn’t come ready to play. We were disjointed,” said Pirates coach Brian Hebein, whose squad fell out of a second-place tie with Homestead in the NSC race.

“In the second half, we came out with a little more energy, but we couldn’t get a call. We couldn’t seem to sustain anything.”

Port trailed, 37-27, at halftime after guard Cameron Marotta led a second-quarter Homestead run. He scored 13 of his team’s 18 points in the period, including a trio of three-point baskets.

Although the Pirates (5-3 in the conference) pulled within 39-33 early in the third quarter, Homestead (6-2) held them at bay with the front-line work of Jaylen Key. The 6-foot-7 senior forward had 10 of his team-high 25 points in the period, which ended with the Highlanders up, 58-45.


Port never got closer than 10 points the rest of the way.

“Key is a hell of a player, a Division I college prospect,” Hebein said. “He’s a load inside.

“But every time we had any contact with their big players, we got called for a foul, and we couldn’t get any at our end.”

Remarkably, the Pirates never got to the free-throw line in the second half and were just 2-for-4 there for the game.

Homestead finished 18-for-26 at the line, including 9-for-14 in a foul-filled fourth quarter.

Compounding Port’s problems was subpar floor shooting. “When we did get open looks, we didn’t put many of them in,” Hebein said.

Guard Tay Jackson, Port’s best player, was limited by foul trouble in the first half. He finished with 14 points but had no free throws or three-point baskets.

The one Pirate who seemed unfazed by his team’s lack of cohesion was Matt Kirmse. The 6-1 senior guard poured in a game-high 27 points, including six threes.

 
Topping Tigers proves a tall order PDF Print E-mail
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Written by MARK JAEGER and STEVE OSTERMANN   
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 19:53

The Cedar Grove-Belgium boys’ basketball team had a tall order Saturday, Jan. 24, when they faced a powerful Howards Grove squad at home.

The Tigers showed just how tough they are, handing the Rockets a 67-52 loss.

Howards Grove started strong, taking a 19-10 lead at the end of the first quarter.

However, Cedar Grove-Belgium coach Jim Meinen’s team was able to steady itself after that initial onslaught.

“They went up 19-10 in the first quarter, but we managed to close the margin to one point in the third quarter,” Meinen said.

“But that turned out to be sort of our last gasp, and they were able to withstand the pressure we put on them. They are a senior-led team and you could see why they were picked to be one of the top teams in the conference.”

The coach said Howards Grove kept defensive pressure on the Rockets throughout the game, and showed a varied offense that kept Cedar Grove-Belgium moving when they were on the offensive side of the court.

The Tigers built 46-37 lead after three quarters, and outscored the Rockets by six points in the final frame.

“I told the team it was going to take near-perfect execution for us to beat them, That’s what it takes when you are gong up against the best,” Meinen said.

Howards Grove was paced by Ethan Brinkman, who scored 23.

The Rockets had three players score in double figures, including Josh Weiss with 18, and Reid Hilbelink and Isaiah Bauer both had 12.

 
Smith stars at Highlander Invite PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 19:51

Pirates finish sixth in tough field of grapplers; Black Hawks take 14th

The Port Washington Pirates wrestling team faced some top-level competition when it took part in the Highlander Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 24, at Homestead High School.

The Pirates finished sixth in the 18-team tournament, with 273.5 points


Port’s top wrestler was Zach Smith, who won a major decision over Bill Holz of Menomonee Falls in the championship round with a match score of 8-0.


Smith’s season record is now 19-5.


“Zach had a great tournament,” Port coach Angelo Rosado said.


Port’s Alex Masters also made it into the championship round at 170 pounds, but lost an 18-6 major decision to Ben Hackes of Oak Creek.


Hackes has a season record of 15-1.


Two Pirates came away with fourth-place finishes.


Oliver Rosado lost to Mitch Landgraf of Oak Creek in the runner-up match at 106 pounds.


His brother Manny also made it to the runner-up round at 132 pounds, falling to Jordan Weinzetl of Kimberly, 6-0.

 
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