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SportShorts: Jan. 31

Jan. 29, 2013

OAK CREEK GIRLS BASKETBALL

The Knights blasted Southeast Conference third-place resident Racine Park, 76-34, on Jan. 22.

Oak Creek (9-0 in Southeast play and 15-1 overall) secured a 19-4 lead at the quarter and a 38-13 advantage at the half.

A total of 10 players scored for the Knights, led by Katie Finn, who had four 3-pointers en route to 18 points. She got help from Tamya Sims with 17, Steph Kostowicz with 13 and Morgan Kokta with nine.

OAK CREEK BOYS BASKETBALL

The Knights remained hot, running their record to 9-7 by pulling out a gritty 41-35 victory over Racine Park on Jan. 22.

Alex Medenwalt led the way for the Knights (5-3 in Southeast Conference play) with 13 points, while Terrence Garner had 11 and Harrison Cleary eight.

FRANKLIN GIRLS BASKETBALL

The Sabers got their mojo back with an explosive 21-2 third-quarter effort that allowed them to cruise past Kenosha Bradford, 51-23, on Jan. 22.

The Sabers improved to 7-1 in Southeast Conference play and 11-3 overall.

Cassidy Mihalko with 13 points and Jenny Eickhorst with 10 led 10 Franklin players in the scoring column.

GREENDALE WRESTLING

The Panthers routed Cudahy/St. Francis, 63-15, and Pius XI, 72-12, in a Woodland Conference double-dual meet on Jan. 23.

Winning twice were Jared Rosen, Tommy Welch, Sam Walton, Jacob Rosen, Dustin Donald, Chase Kendall, Andy Rohde, Chris Phillips and Alex Rohde.Eric Martinson, Ronnie Weber and Cameron Anders all won once.

The team lost only three matches all night and came into this week on a seven-match winning streak.

GD/GF BOYS SWIMMING

Rick Perez won the 100 backstroke in 54.61 seconds in the Bob White Invitational at Wauwatosa West on Saturday.

He also helped the 200 medley relay team, with Ross Rybakowicz, Andrew Staszak and Adam Fleischhacker, prevail in 1 minute, 43.03 seconds.

Placing second were Perez in the 200 individual medley (2:03.22), Staszak in the 500 freestyle (5:08.38) and the 400 freestyle team of Perez, Shaun Lucchesi, Staszak and Fleischhacker (3:25.81).

Diver Liam Duffy was also second with a personal-best 359.25 points, earning the praise of coach Cheryl Weber, who said, "Consistency was the key, and it appears to be getting better every week."

The Panther-Hawks scored 291 points for third place in the 10-team event.

GREENDALE BOYS BASKETBALL

The Panthers won one of three games last week, but the victory was a satisfying one.

Jordan Perez hit a fadeaway shot in the final seconds to give Greendale a 59-58 triumph over rival Whitnall on Friday night.

Greendale was down by one but got the ball to Perez, who finished with 20 points. David Pulizos added 10 points and Cameron Rowe and Nick Dalton nine apiece.

Pius XI downed the Panthers, 59-31, on Jan. 22 as Perez scored 14 points and Peter Pekar six.

Slinger beat Greendale, 74-59, on Saturday despite 17 points from Perez, 12 points by Josh Michaels and 10 from Dalton.

Greendale went to 6-7 in the Woodland Conference and 7-11 overall.

WHITNALL WRESTLING

A total of five pins gave the Falcons a 48-18 triumph over New Berlin in a Woodland Conference dual on Jan. 23.

Recording the pins were Anthony Senthavisouk at 113 pounds, Mark Burakowski at 138, Nick Monty at 145, Ryan Olson at 152 and Zach Price at 160.

Taking decisions were Zach Barnhart (6-3), Michael Langenohl (2-1), Joe Price (7-4) and Blake Leslie (8-3).

WHITNALL BOYS SWIMMING

The Falcons made two trips to Shorewood last week, dropping a 118-58 Woodland Conference dual to the Greyhounds on Jan. 23 and finishing ninth in the Small School State Meet on Saturday with 121 points.

Diver Nick Bell came in third on Saturday with 359.25 points, while Jake Hodel took fourth in the 100 breast stroke at 1 minute, 5.85 seconds. Ben Hinson, Hodel, Jack Larson and David Monteilh placed sixth in the 200 medley (1:48.06) and seventh in the 400 freestyle (3:31.49).

WHITNALL BOYS BASKETBALL

In back-to-back nailbiters, the Falcons earned a split last week.

They lost to Greendale, 59-58, on Friday, after tipping Wauwatosa West, 79-78, on Jan. 22.

Against Tosa West, Sam Mentkowski tallied on a putback to put his team up by one with 12 seconds left, then Danny Weymier stole the inbounds pass and converted a three-point play.

Weymier finished with 25 points, while Mitch Brault added 16 and Nathan Schaefer 10.

Whitnall trailed Greendale by one late in Friday's game before Weymier hit two free throws. Jordan Perez then scored for the Panthers.

Weymier scored 21 points and Brent Sluka 14 for the Falcons, who fell to 8-5 in the Woodland Conference and 10-6 overall.

GREENDALE GIRLS BASKETBALL

The Panthers only trailed by three at the half but fell to powerful Pius XI, 51-27, on Jan. 22.

Taylor DeLong scored 11 points for Greendale, which came into this week at 3-9 in the Woodland Conference and 3-13 overall.

GREENDALE CO-OP HOCKEY

The Ice Force took it on the chin Friday against Arrowhead by a 6-2 score.

The local co-op, which is now 10-10-1, got power play goals from Brennen Fosnow ( Brian Kennedy assist) and Joe Jensen ( Mitch Hart). Konner Ondriezek had 32 saves.

OAK CREEK BOYS SWIMMING

The Knights closed out their regular season with ninth place (114 points) in the Bob White Invitational at Wauwatosa West on Saturday.

Top places by event: diving, Spencer Cook, eighth (270.2 points); 50 free, Adam Hock, eighth (24.05); 200 free relay, Wnuk, Zajikowski, Justin Sporleder and Hock, sixth (1:40.14).

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