The Wauwatosa West girls basketball dropped their fourth and fifth straight losses last week, playing one squeaker and a blowout in Woodland Conference West Division action.
The losses — 57-51 on Feb. 2 to Greendale and 57-31 to New Berlin West on Feb. 5 — came at Tosa West. The Trojans saw their record fall to 3-16 overall and 3-10 in the Woodland West.
They opened this week with a home game against Pewaukee (14-5, 10-3) on Feb. 9 and then will be at New Berlin Eisenhower (15-4, 11-2) on Friday, Feb. 12, and at home against Pius XI (18-1, 12-1) on Tuesday, Feb. 16.
The Pirates won the first matchup, 73-40, on Jan. 5 at West, Eisenhower won, 61-24, on Jan. 8 at West and Pius won, 69-36, on Jan. 15 at Pius.
That's three games coming up against teams with a 47-10 (.825) overall record and 43-6 (.878) Woodland mark, who outscored the Trojans 203-100, an average score of 67-33.
Panthers squeak out win
The West girls basketball team started the week with a 57-51 loss to Greendale on Tuesday.
Both teams struggled from the free-throw line, or the results might have been different. West only hit .318 (7-22), and Greendale hit .412 (7-17). Unfortunately, the Trojans also had 15 turnovers.
But they did have some good performances.
Senior Gaby Zabala scored 12 points, grabbed eight rebounds, passed out four assists and had two steals to lead the Trojans. Senior Amanda O'Rourke added 11 points, five rebounds and three steals.
'We played awesome defensively,' West coach Ashley Imperiale said. 'But we had too many missed shots from within the paint and too many times when we created a turnover, we turned it right back over.'
New Berlin West
The Vikings have a 14-5 overall record and 10-3 record, tied for third place in the Woodland West.
NBW jumped out to a 28-12 lead in the first half and then increased the score by 10-more points in the second half (29-19) to walk away with the victory.
Claire Radtke was the only Viking in double figures with 12 points, but eight other players scored.
Liz Liska added 9 points, and four players (Ewelina Schlomann, Skylar Berans, Alyssa Nelson, Maddie Fritz) came through with 6 points each. Lily Atkison and Sarah Meleski each had 5 points.
The Trojans' top scorer was junior Cheri'A Adams with 7 points, followed by sophomore Emily Wagy with 5 and seniors Kate Murphy and Olivia Starrette with 4 each.