The up and down season of the Wauwatosa East boys basketball team continued last week, as the Red Raiders suffered a 57-48 loss to Sussex Hamilton on Feb. 7 before collecting a 58-45 win over West Allis Hale on Feb. 10.
With the split, Tosa East moved to 10-9 overall and remained tied for second place in the Greater Metro at 8-4 in league play.
After only managing 17 points in a 51-17 loss to the Red Raiders on Dec. 13, Sussex Hamilton scored 28 points in the first half to lead by 8 at halftime. The Chargers went 19 for 26 from the free-throw line and knocked down 10 3-pointers, with senior guard Jordan Smith connecting on eight triples and finishing with 27 points.
Senior guard Blake Kratzer led the Red Raiders with 17 points, while senior guards Mark Cole and Dane Mikkelson and junior forward Jalen Holley all added six points.
Tosa East got off to a quick start against West Allis Hale, leading 32-19 at halftime.
The Red Raiders held Hale to 13 for 54 (24.1 percent) from the field, and the Huskies were just 4 for 25 (16.0 percent) on 3-point tries.
Kratzer scored 13 points to pace Tosa East, and senior guard Elijah Flenorl finished with 10 points.
Tosa East was scheduled to face Racine Park (8-9, 6-7 Southeast) in a nonconference game Feb. 15. The Red Raiders will return to Greater Metro play with a road game at West Allis Central (10-9, 5-7 Greater Metro) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17.
The Bulldogs have won three straight and seven of their last eight games.