At full strength and on a roll, the Whitefish Bay boys basketball team was just too athletic and long for an overmatched Menomonee Falls unit at the Al McGuire Center Saturday night, as the Blue Dukes rolled to a 64-36 decision.
A devastating full-court press, which the Blue Dukes began experimenting with late last season, was very effective, as it forced multiple turnovers and gave Bay many easy chances at the hoop.
"We transitioned into that (press) towards the end of last year and began using it more this year," said Bay coach Kevin Lazovik. "It gets us rolling, moving our feet, which is always a good thing."
The win was Bay's fourth in a row and third this week as the Blue Dukes improved to 6-3 overall, while the Indians, who were also playing their third game of the week (1-2), fell to 4-4 overall.
"They're good, very good," said Falls coach Ben Farley. "They're talented all the way around. Everyone can shoot, everyone can drive and their length really was really the biggest thing that bothered us. With their size, we just weren't able to get to the middle."» Read Full Article
Wrestling up a weight class, wrestler Bill Holz recorded his 100th career win Wednesday night for Menomonee Falls with a technical fall at 126 pounds.
More importantly, Holz, who happily posed with teammates for pictures with a sign commemorating the event, started a five-match win streak for the Indians against always tough West Allis Central, and that keyed a pivotal 40-22 Greater Metro Conference dual meet victory over the always tough Bulldogs.
"This was an important (team) win," he said. "If we'd have lost, we'd have been out of the league race, because aside from (West Allis) Hale, they're the biggest challenge we'll face this year (in GMC duals).
(As far as the weight classes go) It's kind of interesting. We're all taking our turns and moving around a lot."
And that's the way it's going to be most of the season said Falls coach Jim McMahon, as the Indians look to defend their Greater Metro title.» Read Full Article