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West Allis Central boys basketball sweeps three opponents

Bulldogs' boys triumphs include GMC hoops debut

Dec. 17, 2013

Chemistry and teamwork are helping the West Allis Central boys basketball team to a strong start this season.

The Bulldogs improved to 5-1 overall with victories of 68-47 over Racine Horlick on Saturday, 63-41 over Brookfield East on Friday and 61-50 over Milwaukee Vincent on Dec. 10.

"The kids are working hard, they are playing together and they have good chemistry," head coach David Mlachnik said. "Also, we are doing a great job on defense."

They are also showing good balance on offense, with three players at or near double digits in each game last week.

"This year, we have a number of guys who can knock down shots, and the guys are looking for each other on offense," Mlachnik said. "No one cares who takes the shots."

Jerome Cummings tallied 17 points against Horlick on Saturday, while Ron Turkvan and Brandon Key each added 13 points and Devaughn Ross nine points.

Central jumped to a 17-2 advantage after the first quarter and was up 34-22 at the half. The Bulldogs then built on that lead in the second half.

Against Brookfield East, Turkvan led the way with 21 points, followed by Key with 10 and David Mlachnik with nine points.

Again, the Bulldogs got off to a hot start, outscoring the Spartans 23-4 in the first period. East trimmed it to 27-20 at the half but Central put together a 20-5 third quarter to take control again.

Key poured in 27 points against Vincent, while Turkvan added 14 and Jaquan Martin 12. The Bulldogs led 30-19 at the half, then held off the Vikings after that.

Central welcomes Menomonee Falls at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19 in its final game of 2013.

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