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Written by Mitch Maersch   
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 21:08

Sophomore guard continues to lead Grafton girls, this time with career-high scoring show against Port

Grafton girls’ basketball coach Mike Grzesiak said he prefers to have the scoring load be spread out among his players.sports1

But when some aren’t putting the ball in the basket, Grzesiak said he’s fine with letting Hannah Belanger take over.

Welcome to the ridiculous first half of last Friday’s  game against Port Washington. Belanger barely missed a shot in scoring 26 of her game-high 31 points to carry the Black Hawks to a 63-51 victory.

Belanger did most of her damage inside, driving past some defenders for scores and draining other baskets while contested.

The sophomore star guard, who came into the game averaging 18.8 points per contest, insists it wasn’t all her.

“I really have to give credit to my teammates because they found me when I was open, and they got out of the way when I was trying to drive, and that created space for me,” Belanger said.

“I really think it was a team effort in the first half.”

Port coach Jakob Wahl said his team didn’t do enough to keep Belanger in check.

“Obviously, she’s an awesome player. We knew coming into the game that if we wanted a chance to win we’ve got to slow her down some,” he said.

 
Papcke’s putback rescues cold-shooting Grafton boys PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mitch Maersch   
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 21:00

Senior’s buzzer-beating basket propels Hawks past Messmer for road victory 

One day after a blowout of a conference rival, Andy Papcke injected some thrill into the Grafton boys’ basketball team.sports2

With the Black Hawks and host Milwaukee Messmer tied at 45-45 with 18 seconds left last Saturday, Grafton coach Damon James called timeout and drew up a play.

“The action kinda broke down,” James said of the play. “Logan Hilgart at the top of the key drove left and the shot clearly went to the other side of the rim.

 
Brockman’s gold show leads Rockets in scramble PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 January 2017 20:53

Senior rules 120 - pound class for CG-Belgium at its annual home tournament

Only one Cedar Grove-Belgium wrestler made the Gold Division at the Rocket Scramble last Saturday, but others made the most of their Silver Division performances in the home tournament.sports3

Senior Abel Brockman pinned three opponents and won his other match by a technical fall to take the 120-pound title.

Brockman (21-2) pinned Trey Klessig (8-7) of Sheboygan South in 2 minutes, 9 seconds, beat Ben Wilson (13-8) of Brillion by a 15-0 tech fall, pinned Riley Sieger (14-4) of Valders in 5:59 and in the title match pinned River Hobbs (6-6) of Shiocton in 2:55.

 
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