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SPORTS WRAPUPS, Dec. 23

Dec. 23, 2012

Central boys basketball

A 31-11 third quarter boosted the Bulldogs to a 71-56 victory over Sheboygan South on Friday night.

Central trailed 32-30 at the half, but the third-period burst gave the Bulldogs a 61-43 lead, and they held on from there.

Brandon Key tallied 19 points to pace a balanced attack. Jaquan Martin, Ezekiel Martin and Jerome Cummings all scored 10 points and David Mlachnik added nine points.

Central dropped a 56-42 game to Marquette on Dec. 18. This time, the Bulldogs fell victim to a game-turning third quarter, as they were outscored 21-6 to fall behind 40-27.

Jaquan Martin and Key each scored nine points for Central, which is 1-3 in the Greater Metro Conference and 5-4 overall. The Bulldogs are now off until Jan. 4, when they welcome Menomonee Falls.

GD/GF boys swimming

The close losses keep coming for the Panther-Hawks.

Greendale/Greenfield dropped a 93-92 dual decision to New Berlin on Dec. 19, its third defeat by three or less points in the past two weeks.

This one was decided in the final event, the 400 freestyle relay, as the Panther-Hawks' top team was disqualified due to a lineup mix-up.

Individual winners for Greendale/Greenfield were Rick Perez in the 200 freestyle at 1 minute, 48.33 seconds and the 100 backstroke with 56.12 seconds, Ross Rybakowicz in the 200 individual medley with 2:00.84 and the 100 breaststroke at 1:07.23, Liam Duffy in diving with 205.2 points and Andrew Staszak in the 100 butterfly at 58.37 and the 500 freestyle with 5:05.07.

Relay winners were Staszak, Jeff Jacobs, Joe Hannah and Adam Fleischhacker in the 200 medley at 1:57.84 and Fleischhacker, Perez, Shawn Lucchesi and Rybakowicz in the 200 freestyle with 1:30.96.

Greenfield wrestling

A short-handed squad fell to Pewaukee, 60-12, in a Woodland Conference dual meet Dec. 19.

The Hustlin' Hawks forfeited five weight classes due to injury and illness, so head coach Chris Otto said the score was not a true indication of the meet.

"It was a hard-wrestled meet and a few matches were decided by three or fewer points," Otto said.

Dylan Kumbera at 126 pounds and Alex Morton at heavyweight both earned pins.

Greenfield boys basketball

The Hustlin' Hawks found the going rough in two Woodland Conference games last week.

They fell to South Milwaukee, 57-43, on Friday night and New Berlin Eisenhower, 61-36, on Dec. 18 to slip to 4-5 in the Woodland and 4-7 overall.

Josh Czerwinski totaled 11 points, Sonnie Wilbert 10 and Keagan Blanks nine points against the Rockets. Wilbert had 14 points and Travis Reszczynski nine against the Lions.

The Hawks are now off until Jan. 4, when they visit Cudahy.

Whitnall girls basketball

The Falcons fell to two of the better teams in the Woodland Conference last week, losing 53-22 to Pius XI on Friday and 53-44 to New Berlin West on Dec. 18.

Ashley Markowiak put in a team-high nine points against the Popes, who are unbeaten in the conference.

Markowiak also led the way against West with 16 points, while Gabby Weis tallied 10 and Jackie Gruszka nine.

Whitnall (5-2 in the Woodland and 7-3 overall) welcomes West Allis Central at 2:45 p.m. this Friday.

Greenfield girls basketball

Mallory Kleczka collected 15 points and Katarina Djurica 10, but the Hustlin' Hawks still fell to South Milwaukee, 51-34, on Friday.

Greenfield trailed only 20-16 at the half but was outscored 18-5 in the third quarter.

Djurica tallied 10 points and Erika Deubig seven in a 61-28 loss to New Berlin Eisenhower on Dec. 18.

Greenfield went to 0-8 in the Woodland Conference and 1-8 overall. The Hawks are now idle until Jan. 4, when they host Cudahy.

Hale boys basketball

Nick Sotiros tallied a team-high 16 points, Derrick Waller 15 and Noel Crabtree 10, but the Huskies still fell to Franklin, 63-52, on Friday.

The Sabers used a 21-9 second quarter to take a 33-21 halftime lead.

The Huskies also lost to Wauwatosa East, 71-34, Dec. 18 despite 10 points from Waller.

Hale (1-3 in the Greater Metro Conference and 4-4 overall) hosts a tournament this week. The Huskies play Milwaukee North at 7 p.m. this Friday in the first round. The title game is at 7 p.m. this Saturday.

Central girls basketball

Ashley Alvarado and Gabby Coto-Valentin both tallied six points as the Bulldogs fell to Divine Savior Holy Angels, 59-18, Dec. 18.

Head coach Dena Smith said Alvarado hit well from outside, Coto-Valentin attacked the lane and Mary Martens played solid defense.

Central visits Whitnall at 2:45 p.m. this Friday.

- Compiled by John Rech

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