The Wauwatosa West girls basketball team dropped their seventh and eighth straight games last week, losing to top-ranked Pius XI, 69-36, and Whitefish Bay, 40-34, on Jan. 15 and 16, respectively.
The Lady Popes showed why they are the state's top-ranked team at 14-0 overall and 8-0 in the Woodland West Division. They got the Trojans down early, 35-17, and didn't let up much in the second half, 34-19.
West did hit five 3-pointers (Emily Wagy, 2, Emma Elliott, Emily Katula, Megan Stoffel) but only made it to the free-throw line two times, sinking one.
The Trojans did have 11 players score against Pius, all between 1 and 10 points.
Wagy managed 10 points to lead the way, followed by Emma Clough (6), Elliott (3), Katula (3), Stoffel (3), Cheri'A Adams (2), Libby Fassbender (2), Anna Roghan (2), Olivia Starrett (2), Gabby Zabala (2) and Amanda O'Rourke (1).
Jordyn Zader led the way with 20 points for Pius, including four 3-pointers. Katie Gardner had 9; Cassie Collins and Alana Perkins added 8 each; and Kailey Matel put in 7. The Lady Popes had 10 people get on the scoreboard.
The Trojans played better on Saturday morning at the Al McGuire Center but dropped a 40-34 decision as they blew an 18-8 first-half lead.
The Blue Dukes went on a tear in the second half, doubling up Tosa West, 32-16, as the Trojans are still looking for their first win since Dec. 8 when they defeated Brown Deer, 69-4.
West had 13 girls play, but only six got on the scoreboard. O'Rouke led the way with 14 points, while Elliott added 6.
The Trojans now host Greenfield (6-6, 3-5) of the Woodland Conference East Division at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22. Then West travels to Tosa East for the annual game with their crosstown rivals at 5:30 p.m., the first game of a prep doubleheader. The boys play at 7:30 p.m. They then travel to Shorewood (9-5, 5-3) for a 7:30 p.m. game Tuesday, Jan. 26, against an East Division foe.