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Failure to finish leaves Lady Hawks stranded PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 19 December 2012 18:15

Late miscues erase 4th-quarter lead for Grafton girls in North Shore Conference home loss to Nicolet

Failure to finish took its toll on the Grafton girls’ basketball team last Friday.

After taking a three-point led into the fourth quarter, the Black Hawks fell victim to careless ball handling and defensive lapses that resulted in a frustrating, 42-38 loss to Nicolet.

“We had some costly turnovers, and we didn’t get the stops at the end of the game,” Grafton coach Steve Reinhardt said.

“We had our chances, but we panicked a little bit and didn’t protect the ball.”

The host Hawks, who slipped to 2-2 in North Shore Conference play, got off to a strong start and owned a 12-8 lead after one quarter. The margin grew to 10 points in the second period and stood at 20-14 by halftime, when Reinhardt thought his team was in good shape.

Opportunity knocks, Lady Pirates respond PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 20:39

Third-quarter rally helps Port girls take control in NSC win over Homestead

Opportunity knocked, and the Port Washington girls’ basketball team answered.

Shaking off the rust of a three-game losing streak, the host Pirates pulled away to secure a 34-29 win over Homestead in a North Shore Conference game last Friday.

“We played our game the way we are capable,” said Port coach Brian Johnson, whose team combined steady defense and timely scoring to even its NSC record at 1-1.

“Our goal is to keep the game at 40 (points). We’re excited that we were able to hold a team to 29.”

After a sluggish start by both teams, the Pirates trailed, 12-11, with two minutes left in the second quarter. However, a 5-0 run that included baskets by Hilton and Hanna Strohm and a free throw by Allie Uselding gave Port a 16-12 halftime lead.

Homestead, which started three freshmen and a sophomore, rallied to pull even at 17-17 midway through the third period.

But the Pirates responded with a 13-0 flurry that gave them a 30-17 lead with 6:50 left in the fourth quarter. Mikayla Hilton’s three-point basket capped the rally.

Hilton, a senior forward, finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds despite often being double-teamed. She also had several assists, including feeds to Strohm, a sophomore who had a game-high 16 points.

Warriors muscle up after painful meet PDF Print E-mail
Written by MITCH MAERSCH   
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 20:24

Injury to Brouillette puts damper on otherwise solid mat effort in Sheboygan Falls

Last Saturday’s Sheboygan Falls Duals left the Ozaukee wrestling team with a mixed bag of results.

Although the Warriors finished a strong second behind champion Sheboygan Falls in the six-team tournament, they also lost three-time state qualifier Ethan Brouillette to a shoulder injury.

Brouillette, a 152-pound senior, broke his collarbone in a match and will be out for an undetermined amount of time. Ozaukee coach Luke Gundrum said he hopes Brouilllette can return before the end of the season.

“That was a rough day,” Gundrum said.

Brouillette got hurt in Ozaukee’s only competitive dual meet of the day, a 35-31 loss to Sheboygan Falls.

In other meets, Ozaukee defeated Nicolet (60-15), South Milwaukee (61-18), Rio (77-0) and Berlin (54-21).

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