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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 17:14

Pirate boys prevail in finale after Lady Hawks take opener in basketball twin bill

The Port Washington and Grafton basketball teams scored a split decision in a North Shore Conference coed doubleheader Monday.

After Grafton defeated the host Pirates, 37-28, in the girls’ game, Port returned the favor by winning the boys’ contest, 55-33.


The games were the makeup of a doubleheader postponed Jan. 7 due to inclement weather.


The Grafton girls used a big third quarter to secure their fourth straight win.


Port trailed by only 18-16 at halftime, but the Black Hawks broke things open with a 14-6 run that gave them a 10-point lead entering the final period.


Rachel Schmitz scored 12 points to lead Grafton, which improved to 4-4 in the conference and 11-5 overall.


Teammate Rachel Ruona added 11 points.


Port, which fell to 2-6 in NSC play and 3-10 overall, was led by Amanda Baierl’s seven points.


In the boys’ game, Port took control early, grabbing a 12-4 lead by the end of the first quarter and stretching the margin to 31-11 by halftime.


The Pirates used a blend of stingy defense and steady offense, making eight three-point baskets.


Forward Sam Weiland scored a game-high 15 points for Port, which improved to 4-5 in the conference and 9-7 overall.

 
Rockets overcome shaky start to edge Ozaukee boys PDF Print E-mail
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Written by STEVE OSTERMANN   
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 17:13

In basketball games between evenly matched teams, one quarter can make all the difference.

Just ask the Cedar Grove-Belgium boys’ team, which used a big second quarter to overcome a shaky start and then hung on for a 48-45 win over visiting Ozaukee in a Central Lakeshore Conference game last Friday.


“The first half was the tale of two difference quarters for us,” Cedar Grove-Belgium coach Jim Meinen said.


“We didn’t play well in the first quarter, but then we turned up our defense in the second quarter. When we do that, it also brings up the energy in our offense.”


Riding the hot hand of guard Owen Miller, Ozaukee bolted to an 18-7 lead in the opening eight minutes. Miller finished the night with a game-high 18 points.


However, the Rockets regrouped, allowing only four points in the second period in building a 25-22 lead by halftime.


The rest of the game was tightly contested, with Cedar Grove-Belgium gaining the final edge with balanced offense.


Freshman Josh Weiss and senior Adam Chier provided much of the spark with 13 points apiece. Each had a trio of three-point baskets.


In the final minute, Ozaukee had a chance to pull ahead, but Miller came up short on a shot. Jacob Winker hit two free throws to help the Rockets seal the win.

 
Doubling their mat success PDF Print E-mail
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Written by STEVE OSTERMANN   
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 18:12

Port wrestlers dig down to beat North Shore foes on back-to-back nights

It wasn’t easy, but the Port Washington wrestling team made the most of a back-to-back North Shore Conference challenge at home last week.

One day after defeating Homestead in a dual meet, the Pirates downed Grafton, 46-18, on Jan. 16.


Port was aided by five forfeits from Grafton, which was only able to fill eight weight classes. However, the Pirates also got pins from Jordan Clark (160 pounds) and Brandon Moeller (138) and a major decision from Quentin Lueck (152).


Clark defeated Jacob Eichhorn in 54 seconds, and Moeller needed 3:20 to pin Gary Ross. Lueck scored a 12-2 major decision over Tommy Makela.


Besides receiving one forfeit, Grafton won four of the seven matches that were wrestled.


At 195 pounds, the Hawks’ Ian Olivas defeated Cullen Bauer-Trottier, 8-4, in double overtime.


At 113, Arturo Duran downed Port’s Preston Makoutz, 10-4.


Grafton’s Liam Pfleger edged Bryce Moeller, 9-8, at 132.


At 145, the Hawks’ Kevin Taylor defeated Brannon Bauer, 5-2.


Port coach Angelo LaRosa was pleased with his team’s effort and impressed with the Hawks’ determination.


“Grafton’s kids wrestled hard. They made us work,” he said.


Hawks coach Mike Dodge was proud of his squad’s performance.


“Port is a great team, and we wrestled them well,” he said. “I was extremely impressed with all of the guys who wrestled.


“Since our first meet, we knew that winning any dual meet with our lack of wrestlers was going to be tough. Our goal of winning the majority of matches wrestled per dual has kept us focused on getting better in practice.”

 
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