Everyone gets involved in Port girls’ victory; Ozaukee loses big

By MITCH MAERSCH and DEB HAMM

Ozaukee Press staff and correspondent

It was a complete team victory for the Port Washington High School girls’ basketball squad on Nov. 22 against Milwaukee Academy of Excellence.

Eleven Pirates scored in a 64-11 demolition.

Port held a 36-6 halftime lead and never let up.

Sophomore post player Lillian Merow led the team with 10 points, five rebounds and four steals. Freshman Norah Merow, Lillian’s younger sister who also plays inside, had nine points, eight rebounds and four steals.

Maggie Zirbes had eight points, Paige Scheunemann had seven, Izzy Meyer had six, and Kaylee Elgin, Marietta Knepfel and Savanna Miller each had five.

Peyton Keller had four points, Hope Gilhooly had three and Abby Grisar had two points and five assists. Sierra Miller didn’t score but had four assists.

Port moved to 2-0.

“It was good. They had played similar defense to what Sheboygan South did. Having some extra time to make some corrections against zone defense will help ­— we’ll see that during the season,” coach Jakob Wahl said.

He liked seeing everyone get involved, especially some of the freshmen like Elgin, Meyer and Keller.

“It was nice seeing some freshmen get some playing time. They did what they were supposed to do,” Wahl said.

“It’s been great to see their improvement throughout the beginning of the season.”

The Pirates start North Shore Conference play on Friday, Dec. 2, when they host West Bend East (0-2). They play at Grafton (1-0) in a girls-boys doubleheader at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6.

Ozaukee girls lose to champ

The Ozaukee girls had a tough draw for their Big East Conference opener.

The Warriors, who compete in the South Division of the league, lost at three-time defending conference champion Oostburg, 75-27, on Nov. 24.

“We knew going into Tuesday night it was going to be a tough game,” coach Linda Weyker said.

“The girls struggled in the first half, but played better in the second half, reducing turnovers.”

Oostburg led, 48-10, at the break.

Caitlyn Weyker led the Warriors with 13 points. Evelynn Geis had eight points and six rebounds.

Oostburg got a game-high 18 points from Ady Ketterhagen. Her twin Riley had 15 points. Brynn Wisse had 18 points, and Caris Jaeger had 14.

The Warriors fell to 0-3 overall and 0-1 in conference.

Ozaukee was to play at Sheboygan Christian (2-1) on Nov. 29 and at St. Mary Catholic (3-0) on Thursday, Dec. 1. The Warriors host Mishicot (0-3) on Tuesday, Dec. 6.

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