Whitefish Bay boys basketball coach Kevin Lazovik knew it was a calculated risk to try and use his 3-0 Blue Dukes' new up-tempo style on the defending state champions from Germantown on Friday night.
He knew that what worked for a nice rally and win on Tuesday night against Nicolet may not work so well against the high-octane Warhawks.
Unfortunately for Lazovik and the Blue Dukes, that was the case and then some, as they were buried under an offensive avalanche from the Warhawks in a 107-65 rout.
Lazovik was astounded by the result because it happened even with Germantown's all-state center 7-0 Luke Fischer sitting on the bench for 11 minutes in the first half with two fouls.
"We're obviously trying to play at a different tempo," said Lazovik, "and trying to play at their speed. That was obviously a miscalculation. They're just so tough to defend with their overall size and their ability to shoot."» Read Full Article
In the impressive season-opening 78-62 win over highly-regarded North Shore rival Homestead on Tuesday night, everyone there saw the 28 points that all-everything 7-0 center Luke Fischer had.
They also no doubt couldn't miss many of his seven blocked shots or the many other shots he simply changed by his mere presence underneath.
But there was a lot of other things going on with the versatile and athletic Indiana recruit that the average fan may have missed.
Like how he served as a press break in the middle of the court, occasionally bringing the ball across in a pinch, or how veteran coach Steve Showalter would occasionally place him in the high post, where he could easily scan the entire lane area looking for an open teammate (he recorded at least three assists this way).
He also served as decoy on the Warhawks' favorite play, as he came back into the line-up with just two seconds left in the first half, and inbounded a perfect lob to Jake Showalter for an easy hoop that made it a 14-point lead at the break.» Read Full Article
Germantown wrestling coach Casey Gabrielson summed up his team's opening night 54-18 rout at the hands of border rival Menomonee Falls on Wednesday night thusly:
"It was like men against boys in a lot of cases and in that situation, men are always going to win," he said.
And that it was, as the Indians, with returning state state placewinner Bill Holz leading the way, won the first seven matches and never looked back.
Indian coach Jim McMahon downplayed the meaning of the impressive win, but was still pleased with the effort.
"We're still young," he said. "We're still putting together a set line-up and we have a lot of competitive spots yet."» Read Full Article
NOW All-Suburban Football Player of the Year for 2012 after leading his team to a school-record 10 victories and a trip to the third round of the WIAA playoffs.Brookfield East's Alec James has been voted the
James, who also is the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Player of the Year, will play on scholarship next season at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
Wauwatosa West's Matt Good was named the NOW Coach of the Year.
You can see the complete team, player bios, a timeline of All-Suburban history and more at the 2012 All-Suburban Football Team page.
A 43-year-old woman called police after she was trampled by numerous customers during the Thanksgiving Day sales event at Walmart.
According to the Germantown police log:
The woman stated she was in the video gaming section of the electronics department to purchase advertised video games at Walmart, W190 N9855 Appleton Ave., shortly after 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. When employees started handing out the special sale-priced video games, customers behind her began to trample and push her as they tried to grab the products for themselves.
The woman sustained minor injuries to her right wrist and right ankle and declined medical treatment.
She was unable to identify anyone involved in the melee and told police she would be filing an incident report with Walmart management.