Defense carries Grafton

By 
MITCH MAERSCH
Ozaukee Press staff

The Grafton High School girls’ basketball team has allowed one double-digit scorer in its last three games and saw one of its sophomore guards shoot the lights out of the gym.

Grafton 51, Whitefish Bay 36

The Hawks used a 24-14 second-half edge to pull away from the Blue Dukes at home on Dec. 14.

Savannah James scored 12 points and Ashley Weir had 11. Sarah Aleknavicius had six points, five steals and nine rebounds. Emily Grisar had three points, six steals and seven rebounds.

Anna Reimers led the Blue Dukes with nine points.

Grafton 71, Nicolet 19

Grafton built a 45-9 lead by halftime on the road last Friday.

Eleven Hawks scored, led by Aleknavicius’ 12 points. Ella Day had 11 and Grisar had nine points and five assists Weir had eight points and Ava Wilmanns had seven.

Grafton 68, Laconia 39

James went 7-for-8 on three-pointers in the first half on the road last Saturday, helping the Hawks to a 46-24 lead at the break. James had 23 points in the first half.

She later sustained a concussion, but she still led the Hawks with 25 points. Aleknavicius had 16 with nine rebounds. Weir had 15 points and nine rebounds.

Grafton, 8-1, was to host West Bend East on Tuesday, play at New Berlin Eisenhower on Tuesday, Dec. 28, and host Greendale on Wednesday, Dec. 29.

Port continues to learn against top teams

The Pirates lost at Cedarburg, 83-40, on Dec. 14; lost at Homestead, 84-28, last Friday and lost, 51-43, at Sheboygan Falls on Monday.

Against Cedarburg, Kayla Johnson had 15 points and Lilian Merow had 12. Merow had eight points against Homestead.

“Kayla Johnson has started to pick it up in games. Lilian has her moments where everything is looking good,” coach Jakob Wahl said. “It’s just that consistency factor playing high-level competition.”

Port, 2-8, was to play Whitefish Bay on Tuesday, and to host a holiday tournament on Tuesday, Dec. 28, and Wednesday, Dec. 29.

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