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Written by STEVE OSTERMANN   
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 19:31

Port boys’ basketball team battles fatigue, injuries to secure championship honors again in Redwing Holiday Tournament 

A thing of beauty it wasn’t.

But then, the Port Washington boys’ basketball team was more interested in the payoff for a hard-fought weekend tournament than it was in artistic achievement.

Not surprisingly, Port coach Brian Hebein found reason to smile after his squad successfully defended its title in the Redwing Holiday Tournament at Sheboygan South High School last Saturday.

“We were a little beat up and a little fatigued,” Hebein said after the Pirates held off West Bend East, 46-42, in the championship game.

“We had a couple of players hurt, and it was a kind of a sluggish game, but we found a way to win it.”

Seniors Tay Jackson and Matthew Kirmse, two of Port’s top backcourt  players, were hobbled by leg and hip injuries, respectively.

But fellow guard Patrick McDonald was more than happy to pick up the slack. The senior hit five three-point shots on his way to a game-high 21 points and helped the Pirates withstand a late East comeback.

Port took a tenuous 25-23 lead in the fourth quarter, when the scoring pace finally picked up. McDonald helped fuel the rush by scoring his team’s first 10 points of the period.

When Kirmse got his first points of the night on a layup, the Pirates owned a 37-32 lead with four minutes left.

 
Benzschawel shines as Hawks roll past CG-B PDF Print E-mail
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Written by STEVE OSTERMANN   
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 19:30

Luke Benzschawel didn’t just occupy the spotlight, he owned it.

Pouring in a career-high 31 points, the forward helped the Grafton boys’ basketball team open the season with a 70-37 win over Cedar Grove-Belgium on Nov. 25.

Benzschawel scored 16 points in the first quarter and added six in the second period as the Black Hawks muscled their way to a 41-19 halftime lead.

The 6-foot-7 junior also finished with a team-high 12 rebounds.

“Luke played a very good game,” Grafton coach Bob Maronde said.

“He controlled the inside early, and when the defense adjusted, he moved outside and made some shots.”

Grafton put its superior height and experience to work with an aggressive attack at both ends of the court.

“I thought the energy we brought was excellent,” Maronde said. “We rotated 12 people, and everyone contributed.”

 
Ice Hawks clamp down on Milton for 2nd win PDF Print E-mail
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Written by MITCH MAERSCH   
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 19:28

The Grafton/Port Washington Ice Hawks rebounded from a tough loss to score their second hockey win of the season last week.

With a 6-0 victory over Milton at the Ozaukee Ice Center last Saturday, the co-op team posted its first shutout since 2011.


Six players found the net for the Hawks, who scored four times in the first period.


Jeff Wade, Steven Barney, Nate Perez, Danny Likins, Taylor Snider and Nate Burnside each finished with goals.


Wade was credited with two assists, and Likins, Snider and Perez each had one.


Hawks goalie Izac Hickox saved all 16 shots he faced.


“This was a game where everyone contributed,” Hawks coach Ryan Donovan said.


“Not everything a player does to help the team shows up on the score sheet, but everyone made a play that helped.”

 
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