Wauwatosa West's girls basketball team pushed the defending state champions on Dec. 13, but the Trojans came up short in the end.

New Berlin Eisenhower used a late second-half run to pull away for a 67-48 victory, dropping Tosa West to 1-5 overall and 1-3 in the Woodland West.

"Defending state champions were challenged all night long by our highly enthusiastic team," Tosa West coach Gordon Nikolic said. "We were down six in the closing minutes, but the experienced champs made the last run. It was a great effort."

The Trojans trailed by just five points at 33-28 at halftime and hung around well into the second half.

Dasia Davis led Tosa West with 15 points and nine rebounds on 5-for-9 shooting. Emily Wagy was 4-for-5 from the field to finish with 9 points. Emma Elliott added 7 points, Irene Phillips scored 6 points and Cheri'A Adams had four steals.

The Trojans shot 37.8 percent (17-for-45) from the field but hit just two of their 17 attempts from beyond the arc. Tosa West also missed six free-throw attempts, were outrebounded by eight and committed 18 turnovers.

Tosa West's game at Pius XI on Dec. 16 was postponed due to last weekend's winter storm. No makeup date has been announced. The Trojans were scheduled to host Greendale on Tuesday, Dec. 20, and will then take a week off from game competition before playing in a two-day tournament at West Allis Central on Dec. 27 and Dec. 28.