Whitefish Bay boys basketball
In the brutal back-end to their one-two punch of a schedule, the Blue Dukes fought as hard as they could before falling to defending WIAA Division 1 state runner-up Milwaukee King, 72-63, in a non-conference tilt on Dec. 4.
Bay (4-2 overall), which had been drubbed by defending WIAA state champion Germantown three days earlier, hung in with the Generals. The Dukes fell behind 19-13 after the first quarter and 34-27 at the half but held even in the third and went into the fourth down only 51-45.
Seven three-pointers helped, including three from Kelin Johnson (19 points) and two from Miles Sigh (14). Joe Sherburne also had seven for the Blue Dukes.
Bay then downed Cedarburg, 60-48, on Friday behind 13 points from Johnson, 11 by Sherburne and 10 from Jake Casey. A 15-7 second quarter gave the Dukes a 28-18 halftime margin.
Bay will host Port Washington in another North Shore game on Friday.
Shorewood girls basketball
The Greyhounds posted an impressive 65-50 non-conference victory over West Allis Hale on Dec. 4.
They roared out to a 19-2 first-quarter lead against Hale and extended it to 33-9 as guard Johnna Odom had 24 points to lead all scorers while Aisling Moloney contributed 16 and Robbie Holland 14.
Shorewood then fell to Whitnall, 41-37, in overtime on Friday night to slip to 4-2 overall.
The Greyhounds visit Greenfield at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Homestead girls basketball
The fast start continued for the Highlanders as they used a 14-5 effort in the fourth quarter to rally and beat Wauwatosa East, 38-32, on Dec. 4.
The Highlanders were up 19-18 at the half against East, but fell behind 27-24 at the end of three before the rally started.
Taylor McIlwraith had 13 points and Taira Cottingham eight points.
Homestead fell to Port Washington, 34-29, on Friday night in a North Shore Conference matchup to slip to 3-1 on the season.
The Highlanders travel to Cedarburg at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Whitefish Bay girls basketball
The Blue Dukes sustained a particularly tough defeat on Friday night as Cedarburg scored the final 13 points to tip Bay, 38-35.
Bay blanked the Bulldogs 15-0 in the third quarter to take a 31-22 lead as Jamie Talbert tallied all seven of her points.
Bay was still up 35-25 on a basket by Ashley Reed early in the fourth but did not score again.
Cedarburg scored six points off steals to come back, and the Bulldogs tied it at 35-35 with 1 minute, 30 seconds left on a basket from Tori Riechers.
Bay lost possession on a tie-up with 33.8 seconds remaining and the Bulldogs worked the ball around until sophomore guard Ady Schreiner netted a 3-point field goal as time expired.
Ava Stock scored 11 points, while Paige Kerwin and Reed each totaled six points.
The Blue Dukes fought hard but came up short against Divine Savior Holy Angels, 52-39, in a non-conference game on Dec. 4.
They were down just 20-15 at the half against the Dashers but then a 21-11 push in the third by the visiting DSHA squad put Bay in a hole it could not crawl out of.
Stock had 11 points and Reed 10 for the Blue Dukes. The Dashers' all-state guard Arike Ogunbowale led all scorers with 24 points.
Bay (2-4 overall) visits Port Washington at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Shorewood boys basketball
A 33-point fourth quarter wasn't enough for the Greyhounds to overcome a 16-point deficit as they fell to West Allis Hale, 77-69, in a non-conference tilt on Dec. 4.
They fell behind to Hale 17-11 at the quarter and 35-24 at the half. It was 52-36 at the end of three quarters before they staged their late rally.
Bobby Kohl had a season-best 25 points while Carmen Purvis had 16 and Andrew Davis 12 for the Greyhounds.
Shorewood then fell to Whitnall, 72-68, on Friday night. The Falcons were up by 15 points in the third period before the Greyhounds went on an 18-4 run to draw within one point. Whitnall regained the lead, then clinched the game on four late free throws.
The Greyhounds welcome Greenfield at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Brown Deer girls basketball
The Falcons held a 24-20 lead at the half but then were outscored 13-2 in the third quarter as they fell to visiting Greendale on Dec. 4.
Against Greendale, Brown Deer exploded for a 20-9 effort in the second quarter but then were stifled by the Panthers in the third quarter and fell behind 33-26 going into the fourth.
Jasalyn Lee had 18 points while Valerie Whiyee had 16 for the Falcons, who hurt themselves with an 8 for 17 effort from the foul line.
Brown Deer then lost to New Berlin West, 58-25, on Friday night. Lee tallied nine points and Sabrina Wimmer eight.
The Falcons (1-4 overall) host Cudahy at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Nicolet boys basketball
The Knights defeated Milwaukee Lutheran, 55-45, on Friday behind 25 points by Eugene Bonner and 19 from Tyler Miller.
They outscored Lutheran, 31-6, in the second and third quarters combined to take control.
Brown Deer/USM boys swim
The Falcons got a third place from the 400 free relay team of Josh Thompson, Horst Burmeister, Zach Farrel and Billy Wong as the team took eighth in the Woodland Conference relays on Dec. 5.
That team turned in a time of 3:45.93. Overall, the Falcons scored 96 points, as Shorewood won with 286.
Other noteworthy finishes for the falcons included a fifth from the 200 free relay team that was made up of the same swimmers as in the 400 free (1:42.77) and fourth from the 800 free crew of Thompson, Burmeister, Ben Zaydman and Wong (8:35.76) and the 500 crescendo crew of Nick Ott, Zaydman, Burmeister and Wong (5:08.39).
The local co-op was handicapped by three disqualifications.
Whitefish Bay wrestling
Whitefish Bay took fourth place at the Tom Burns Memorial Invite hosted by Marquette on Saturday. The Blue Dukes amassed 117 points, with Cedarburg (197) winning the meet.
Jack Ludke delivered a first-place finish in the 126-pound bracket, winning a pair of lopsided decisions and recording three pins on the day.
Wrestlers taking runner-up spots included Cooper Fergus at 106 and Ben Lehrmann at 160. The latter registered four pins before falling by decision in the title match.
Miguel Gomez took third at 132.
- Compiled by Steven L. Tietz and John Rech
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