The Indians celebrated parents' night in fine fashion with a 103-72 Greater Metro/Classic 8 dual meet win over Marquette on Jan. 24.
In the win, the Indians got two wins each from John Seiler in the 50 free (22.3 seconds) and 100 butterfly (53.88), Matt Ciolkosz in the 200 individual medley (2:06.43) and 100 breast stroke (tie, 1:06.9) and Sam Neale in the 200 free (1:56.82) and 100 free (52.36). Another individual win was earned by Sam Piette in the 100 backstroke (1:01.37).
In addition, the local co-op also claimed all three relays including the 200 medley relay crew of Piette, Ciolkosz, Seiler and Brad Kruppe (1:46.51); the 200 free crew of Kruppe, Neale, Cal Weber, and Ciolkosz (1:36.97); and the 400 free unit of Piette, Weber, Neale and Seiler (3:34.68).
The Greater Metro Conference meet is at Waukesha South on Saturday (diving at 10 a.m. and swimming at 1:30 p.m.).
Ice Bears hockey
Tourney time is upon the Ice Bears as they will take part in the intense four-game slate that is known as the North Shore Conference Tournament. They took on Homestead on Monday and hosted Grafton on Tuesday. They now visit league-leading WNS co-op at the Kern Center on the MSOE campus and then visit Cedarburg at the Ozaukee County Ice on Friday.
The local co-op entered the tournament with a 4-11-2 mark. They had been idle since a 5-2 loss to Kenosha on Jan. 19. On Jan. 16, goalie Myles Crichton tossed a 21-save shutout as the Ice Bears avenged a 10-3 loss to Homestead earlier this season with a 4-0 victory.
Ben Lena had two goals, while Peter Schmidt and Nate Breckinridge also lit the lamp. Jake Tweten, Breckinridge, Tyler Acheson, Alex Farrell and Schmidt all had assists.
Germantown boys basketball
After a sluggish first quarter, the unbeaten Warhawks found their footing in a 23-5 second quarter explosion that eased the way to a 75-51 North Shore Conference victory over Grafton on Friday.
With the victory, the top-ranked Germantown squad ran its season record to 8-0 in North Shore play and 15-0 overall while their season-plus long win streak reached 43 games.
The Warhawks also defeated defending state Division 4 champion Dominican on Saturday (see separate story). They hosted Cedarburg on Tuesday and then are at Milwaukee Lutheran on Friday. On Feb. 5, they visit Little 10 Conference leader Wisconsin Lutheran in a 7:30 p.m. tilt.
It will be the final nonconference game of the season for Germantown. The Vikings recently knocked off GMC leader Sussex Hamilton, 51-48.
The Warhawks were actually down 17-16 to Grafton at the quarter before taking the lead for good in the second session at 39-22. They expanded the lead to 60-38 at the end of three periods.
Center Luke Fischer led the way with 26 points while LaMonte Bearden had 13, Dearionte Hudson 12 and Jake Showalter eight for the Warhawks.
Germantown girls basketball
The Warhawks slim hopes to stay in the North Shore race took a major hit Friday when they lost a thrilling, 70-68, heartbreaker to Grafton.
"It was a fun game to watch, but not from where I was sitting," coach Matt Stuve said. "We've been playing well, we just haven't been able to finish."
With the loss, which came on the heels of an equally crushing defeat to Whitefish Bay the week before, the Warhawks fell to 5-4 in North Shore play and 11-5 overall.
Germantown was at league-leader Cedarburg on Tuesday and hosts Milwaukee Lutheran on Friday.
The Warhawks held the lead for most of the game against the Blackhawks on Friday and still led by six late in the fourth quarter. They missed a layup that would have put them up eight and then Grafton scored seven straight to go up by one.
Miska Cantley gave Germantown its last lead at 68-67 with two free throws. The Blackhawks then got a putback to put them up by one. A series of missed opportunities then followed for Germantown, including two missed 3-pointers and two missed free throws.
Eventually, the Warhawks had to foul and the Grafton player made the first and missed the second to make it a two-point game with six seconds left. Germantown had a chance, but some miscommunication resulted in the Warhawks still holding the ball, not having shot as the buzzer sounded.
"I asked my assistants 'I did say go to the rim and shoot,' " Stuve said. "It was just too interesting."
Germantown hit an impressive 11 3-pointers in the game, as Maggie Johnston had 12 points including four threes, while Bridget Kelley had 11, Cantley 10, Courtney Mehring nine and Amy Flasch (two threes) eight.
Menomonee Falls boys basketball
The second half of the Greater Metro Conference season did not get off to a good start for the Indians, as they were thumped for the second time this winter by powerful Brookfield Central, 70-37, on Friday.
The Indians fell to 3-5 in GMC play and are now 5-11 overall. They visited Wauwatosa East on Tuesday and host Marquette on Friday.
Falls, which fell to Central, 65-43, in the second game of the year, had a hard time staying with the host Lancers the second time around, as the Indians fell behind 20-12 at the quarter. Central then stretched the advantage to 43-20 at the break.
Central won every quarter in the game.
Devon Nauer had 13 points for Falls while Brandon Ramey contributed eight. Central's all-star guard Riley LaChance led all scorers with 21.
- Steven L. Tietz
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