East boys basketball
Wauwatosa East's boys basketball team earned an important conference victory Jan. 6, outlasting Menomonee Falls, 77-73, in overtime.
The win moved the Red Raiders to 2-1 in Greater Metro Conference play, leaving them one-half game behind Menomonee Falls at 3-1 and 1½ games behind first-place Brookfield Central at 4-0.
"To win at Falls, it was really big for us," Tosa East coach Tim Arndorfer said. "To give them their first loss, it keeps us in contention with one loss."
Tosa East led, 36-28, at halftime, but Menomonee Falls outscored the Red Raiders, 33-25, in the second half to force overtime.
The Red Raiders pulled away in the extra session by knocking down free throws, as they finished 30-for-44 from the foul line.
"It was a dog fight," Arndorfer said. "We got out to an early lead. Our pressure got to them, and we didn’t let their pressure get to us. Then it turned into a free-throw battle, honestly. It seemed like there were 100 whistles blown.
"We shot 44 free throws. I can’t remember a game where we’ve shot that many before. We were pretty clutch shooting free throws at the end, and that ended up being the difference, especially in overtime."
Jalen Holley and Elijah Flenorl led the Red Raiders with 16 points apiece. Deshun Hunter added 13 points, and Carl Brown finished with 12 points.
East girls basketball
A strong defensive effort helped Wauwatosa East's girls basketball team to a 51-29 rout of Menomonee Falls on Jan. 6.
The Red Raiders led, 24-17, at halftime but then held the Indians to just 12 points in the second half.
Tosa East held Menomonee Falls leading scorer Marissa Igunbor to just 9 points, second-leading scorer Jessica Boerner to 3 points and third-leading scorer Madison Grzesiak to 2 points.
"We played pretty close to our best defense," Tosa East coach Rob Hamill said. "We really denied their strengths. Liz (Bueckers) and Sydney (Halstead), we had them trading off between Igunbor and Grzesiak. Between them they scored 11 points, which was phenomenal. We were good in the gaps, as well."
Brooklyn Blackburn scored 17 points for Tosa East, while Johanna Taylor added 12 points. Sydney Halstead finished with 8 points, and Elizabeth Bueckers had 6 points.
At 2-2 in league play, Tosa East sits in a fourth-place tie with Brookfield Central in the Greater Metro. The Red Raiders are a half game behind Brookfield East at 3-2, one game back of second-place DSHA at 3-1 and two games below Sussex Hamilton at 4-0.
West boys basketball
Scoring 53 points in the first half, Wauwatosa West's boys basketball team cruised to an 87-63 win over New Berlin West on Jan. 6.
The Trojans led, 53-40, at the break and extended their lead by outscoring the Vikings, 34-23, in the second half.
Javaree Jackson recorded a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Alou Dillon finished with 19 points and nine rebounds; LaRone Perine scored 18 points with six rebounds and three assists; Seveon James had 8 points with five assists; and Marquiss Childs added 8 points and seven assists.
Tosa West shot 52.2 percent (36 for 69) and connected on eight shots from beyond the arc.
West girls basketball
Wauwatosa West's girls basketball team lost, 51-36, to New Berlin West in a Woodland West game on Jan. 6.
The Trojans outscored the state-ranked Vikings, 21-20, in the second half, but it wasn't enough to overcome a 31-15 halftime deficit.
Dasia Davis scored 7 points and grabbed seven rebounds for Tosa West. Cheri'a Adams scored 7 points, Emma Elliott had 6 points, and Kayleigh Reske grabbed seven rebounds and blocked three shots.
Tosa West shot just 20 percent (10-for-50) from the field, 4-for-25 from 3-point range and committed 26 turnovers.
Brookfield Stars boys hockey
In its lone game of last week, the Brookfield Stars fell, 6-0, on the road at Fox Cities on Jan. 7.
Fox Cities, ranked No. 7 in the state coaches poll, scored single goals in the first and second periods but opened the game up with a four-goal third period.
The loss dropped the Stars to 5-10-1 overall. Brookfield will face the Oshkosh Ice Hawks at the Oshkosh YMCA at 6 p.m.Saturday, Jan. 14.