Whitefish Bay senior Madilyn Garcia admits that last year free throws were not her strong point. She worked at the discipline in the offseason and especially this week in practice.
It certainly paid off for the third-seeded Blue Dukes. The senior guard drilled three of four free throws in the final 36.5 seconds to hold off a pesky sixth seed Wauwatosa West squad, 27-21, in a WIAA Division 2 regional semifinal at Whitefish Bay High School on Friday.
Bay advances to No.2 seeded Wisconsin Lutheran on Saturday.
“I’m not sure why but I shoot free throws better when there is a little more pressure,” said Garcia. “This week we played a lot of free throw games in practice and I did alright.”
Garcia’s free throws were much needed points for Bay (15-8), which struggled offensively for much of the game. Bay made just one basket from the field in the second half.» Read Full Article
Benjamin Sebena, accused in the shooting death of his wife, Wauwatosa Police Officer Jennifer Sebena, on Christmas Eve morning, changed his plea from not guilty to not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect.
Sebena, appearing at a hearing Friday, made his plea through defense attorney Michael Steinle.
Judge David Borowski assigned Robert Rawski, a forensic psychiatrist, to examine Sebena. He set a deadline of April 1 for an expected defense motion, and April 15 for a reply by the prosecution. He also scheduled a hearing on the doctor's report for April 26 at 1:30 p.m.
The judge ordered the case to be scheduled for a jury trial, with a final pre-trial and motion hearing on June 7 at 8:30 a.m., and a jury trial scheduled for July 8 at 8:30 a.m.
Sebena appeared in court with a fresh haircut, wearing an anti-suicide vest and bound to a wheelchair.
With another round of snow Tuesday, people across Southeastern Wisconsin snapped photos of the messy drives and the serene surroundings.
Here are some of the best photos that people shared on social media.
Camillus Court East, a senior retirement home at 10100 W. Bluemound Road, was evacuated at 7:53 a.m. Feb. 21 due to multiple bomb threats allegedly called in by a jilted lover.
According to the Wauwatosa police report:
The suspect, a 31-year-old Milwaukee man, allegedly called the retirement home multiple times saying that he left a bomb on the second floor men's bathroom. He also called and said he was the man who made the fake bomb threat. During another call he said that a female employee had urged him to make the threats. When pressed for a name, he didn't answer and said only that he hoped she got fired.
The employee in question, a 19-year-old woman, called the man after hearing about the threats and asked why he was doing it. "Are they scared now? I'm going to tell them you made the call," he allegedly said during their conversation.
The woman told police the man thought she owed him the $200 rent he paid before getting kicked out of her home for allegedly trying to burn her with an iron.» Read Full Article
A burglary in the 1600 block of Mountain Avenue put an assault rifle and three pistols, one of which came equipped with a laser sight, on the streets.
According to the Wauwatosa Police Report:
The homeowner had stepped out to Popeye's on 76th and Capitol at 8 p.m. At 9 p.m. he found his house ransacked and called the police.
When police entered the home they saw a black shotgun, pistol holster sans pistol, multiple loaded magazines, an empty bottle of tequila and an older .22 caliber rifle laying around a table.
The homeowner assured them that his guns were normally left lying about but he suspected the tequila was imbibed by the burglars.» Read Full Article
A couple coordinated a $359 clothing caper at Macy's, 2500 N. Mayfair Road, at 3:07 p.m. Feb. 21.
According to the Wauwatosa police report:
A man and woman entered the store, selected clothing including four children's shirts and two pairs of children's pants and put them in the woman's shopping bags.
The man distracted cashiers while the woman ran out of the store, setting off the alarm.
Both booked to the parking lot with the man yelling that he was the one who set off the alarms and stole the clothes. When guards weren't taking the bait, he yelled for the woman to "get in the (expletive) car!"» Read Full Article
A homeowner in the 6600 block of West Center Street came home to not only a burglary, but furniture destruction and an ominous letter at 12:13 a.m. Feb. 19.
According to the police report:
The home was a scene of destruction: the door's deadbolt was smashed off, a couch was sliced to ribbons, a television and wallet were missing and the stench of spilled bleach permeated the home. While a wallet was stolen with the television, the damage, estimated at $2,100, outweighed the loss of items, valued at $930.
In the middle of everything was a note that made reference to a man the homeowner was seeing and alleging that the homeowner owed the note writer $9,200.
The homeowner told police she believes the burglar/vandal to be her ex boyfriend, a 25-year-old Milwaukee man who shot at her a few days before the incident.» Read Full Article