Shorewood girls want more after beating Brown Deer, 44-29
Greyhounds now 3-1, Falcons 1-2
Make it perfectly clear, Shorewood girls basketball coach Jeff Eimers is still doing cartwheels over the Greyhounds current 3-1 record.
It's just that he'd like to be doing them with sparklers and fireworks, too.
That's how he felt after the Greyhounds' 44-29 defeat of area Woodland rival Brown Deer on Friday just two days after a discouraging 31-30 defeat at the hands of Cudahy.
The man can't help it if he simply wants more for a team that just a few years ago, was battling the fog of an endless multiyear losing streak.
"It was two different games," Eimers said. "In the Cudahy game, I simply don't know if we could play any worse than we did. We missed wide open layups and struggled doing everything. We even had a shot blocked at the end.
"But the Brown Deer game was the complete opposite. The defense was outstanding and, as I'm telling everyone, this is a team capable of having a new leading scorer every night and we did."
Eimers' daughter, Ashley, led the way with 11 points that evening.
Shorewood took an 11-6 lead at the quarter and held a 19-14 lead at the half, but blew the game open with a 15-2 run in the third.
Brown Deer coach Vinnie Murray, whose team was coming off a sound effort in a loss to Whitnall two days earlier, was puzzled by the flat showing from his squad against the Greyhounds.
"What, we went something like seven minutes without scoring?" he said. "It seemed like we were stuck on 16 points forever. But the game was what it was. The effort was just not there for us tonight and the thing was, it was still only a five-point game at halftime."
Aisling Moloney added 10 points for Shorewood and Johnna Odom seven for the Greyhounds against Brown Deer.
"It was an amazing night," Eimers said. "Offensively, there was a stretch where everything we drew up worked."
The Greyhounds take on nonconference opponent West Allis Hale on Wednesday and now will be at Whitnall for a Woodland game at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Sabrina Wimmer and Allison Laurent led Brown Deer (1-2) with seven and six points, respectively.
Murray wanted to hang onto the good feeling from the Whitnall effort and hoped the Falcons could take a lesson from the Shorewood game.
"If we play like we did then (Whitnall), I think we could hang with a lot of teams in the conference," he said, "but we need that consistent effort."
The Falcons take on Greendale on Tuesday, visit New Berlin West on Friday and host powerful Pius XI on Dec. 11 in a series of Woodland Conference games.
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