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Germantown's run one for ages

Dec. 6, 2013

 The Germantown boys basketball team eclipsed the 62-game winning streak by Dominican from 1977-80, considered a state record, and finished with 69 straight wins. A look at the run:

Jan. 14, 2014: Brookfield Central 68. Germantown 58 (historical run comes to end)
No. 69: Germantown 72, Homestead 63 (Even Wesenberg: 20 points)
No. 68: Germantown 87, Madison LaFollette 44 (Jake Showalter: 31 points)
No. 67: Germantown 81, Oshkosh North 55 (L. Bearden/Hudson: 14 points)
No. 66: Germantown 75, Milwaukee Vincent 60 (Lamonte Bearden: 25 points)
No. 65: Germantown 68, Milwaukee Pius XI 44 (Jake Showalter: 18 points)
No. 64
: Germantown 73, Grafton 50 (Jake Showalter: 25 points)
No. 63: Germantown 90, Milw. Lutheran 63 (sets new state record, Wesenberg/Showalter: 17 points)
No. 62: Germantown 75, Dominican 29 (Lamonte Bearden: 22 points)
No. 61: Germantown 88, Cedarburg 42 (Evan Wesenberg: 20 points)
No. 60: Germantown 83, Menomonee Falls 47 (Brian Bearden: 23 points)
No. 59: Germantown 80, Whitefish Bay 72 (Lamonte Bearden: 29 points)
No. 58: Germantown 81, Port Washington 41 (Jake Showalter: 21 points)
No. 57: Germantown 87, Milwaukee Lutheran 35 (Lamonte Bearden: 20 points)

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No. 56: Germantown 57, Mukwonago 28 (2013 WIAA Division 1 state championship, Luke Fischer: 17 points)
No. 55: Germantown 80, Oshkosh North 60 (state semifinal, Luke Fischer: 32 points)
No. 54: Germantown 73, DePere 59 (sectional final, Lamonte Bearden: 22 points)
No. 53: Germantown 61, Arrowhead 46 (sectional semifinal, Luke Fischer: 26 points)
No. 52: Germantown 70, Homestead 44 (regional, Luke Fischer: 20 points)
No. 51: Germantown 90, Waukesha South 22 (regional, Luke Fischer: 25 points)
No. 50: Germantown 90, Nicolet 45 (Luke Fischer: 32 points)
No. 49: Germantown 80, Hartford 48 (Lamonte Bearden: 15 points)
No. 48: Germantown 78, Port Washington 35 (Brian Bearden, 13 points)
No. 47: Germantown 84, Wisconsin Lutheran 51 (Lamonte Bearden, 27 points)
No. 46: Germantown 94, Milwaukee Lutheran 44 (Luke Fischer: 18 points)
No. 45: Germantown 79, Cedarburg 35 (Jake Showalter: 16 points)
No. 44: Germantown 88, Dominican 53 (Luke Fischer: 25 points)
No. 43: Germantown 75, Grafton 51 (Luke Fischer: 26 points)
No. 42: Germantown 73, Whitefish Bay 60 (Luke Fischer: 27 points)
No. 41: Germantown 72, Homestead 51 (Fischer/Showalter: 19 points)
No. 40: Germantown 76, Nicolet 69 (Luke Fischer: 28 points)
No. 39: Germantown 79, Milwaukee Riverside 50 (Luke Fischer: 30 points)
No. 38: Germantown 100, Arrowhead 47 (Lamonte Bearden: 24 points)
No. 37: Germantown 80, East Troy 36 (Lamonte Bearden: 21 points)
No. 36: Germantown 71, Port Washington 45 (Bearden/Jon Averkamp: 18 points)
No. 35: Germantown 87, Menomonee Falls 44 (Jake Showalter: 22 points)
No. 34: Germantown 75, Milwaukee Lutheran 39 (Luke Fischer: 19 points)
No. 33: Germantown 105, Cedarburg 27 (Luke Fischer: 24 points)
No. 32: Germantown 76, Grafton 42
No. 31: Germantown 66, Brookfield Central 64 (Luke Fischer: 22 points, hit last-second shot)
No. 30: Germantown 107, Whitefish Bay 65 (Jake Showalter: 24 points)
No. 29: Germantown 78, Homestead 62 (Luke Fischer: 28 points)

State photo galleries:
2012, 2013

No. 28: Germantown 72, Milwaukee King 69 (2012 WIAA Division 1 state championship, Zak Showalter: 22 points
No. 27: Germantown 81, Madison Memorial 43 (state semifinal, Showalter/Showalter: 22 points)
No. 26: Germantown 57, DePere 45 (sectional final, Zak Showalter: 21 points)
No. 25: Germantown 64, Sussex Hamilton 38 (sectional semifinal, Luke Fischer: 20 points)
No. 24: Germantown 84, Menomonee Falls 47 (regional, Zak Showalter: 30 points)
No. 23: Germantown 91, Hartford 29 (regional, Zak Showalter: 21 points)
No. 22: Germantown 79, Homestead 71 (Zak Showalter: 25 points)
No. 21: Germantown 90, Nicolet 54 (Zak Showalter: 26 points)
No. 20: Germantown 96, Port Washington 62 (Zak Showalter: 22 points)
No. 19: Germantown 93, Milwaukee Lutheran 63 (Zak Showalter: 18 points)
No. 18: Germantown 70, Cedarburg 46 (Zak Showalter: 19 points)
No. 17: Germantown 79, Grafton 29 (Zak Showalter: 27 points)
No. 16: Germantown 90, Whitefish Bay 54 (Zak Showalter: 31 points)
No. 15: Germantown 74, East Troy 52 (Zak Showalter: 28 points)
No. 14: Germantown 86, Homestead 48 (Zak Showalter: 36 points)
No. 13: Germantown 86, Nicolet 56 (Zah Showalter: 20 points)
No. 12: Germantown 71, Wisconsin Lutheran 58 (Zak Showalter: 27 points)
No. 11: Germantown 68, Port Washington 38 (Luke Fischer: 21 points)
No. 10: Germantown 60, De Pere 49 (Zak Showalter: 28 points)
No. 9: Germantown 66, Wauwatosa East 46 (Zak Showalter: 19 points)
No. 8: Germantown 94, Milwaukee Lutheran 60 (Zak Showalter: 22 points)
No. 7: Germantown 99, Menomonee Falls 62 (Zak Showalter: 30 points)
No. 6: Germantown 79, Cedarburg 35 (Zak Showalter: 18 points)
No. 5: Germantown 98, Grafton 50 (Zak Showalter: 22 points)
No. 4: Germantown 74, Dominican 60 (Luke Fischer: 19 points)
No. 3: Germantown 77, Whitefish Bay 48 (Luke Fischer: 19 points)
No. 2: Germantown 88, Hartford 26 (Luke Fischer: 17 points)
No. 1, Nov. 29, 2010: Germantown 73, Brookfield Central 58 (Fischer/Josh Mongan: 14 points)
Last loss: Appleton East 54, Germantown 52 (disputed buzzer-beating basket in overtime of Super Tuesday game on March 15, 2011; Germantown had won previous 14 games after 57-50 loss to De Pere on Dec. 28, 2010.)

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*If Dominican's forfeit win over Thomas More in 1980 is counted, streak extends to 71 games. Germantown's 71st straight win would come Jan. 17 at Port Washington, and Game 72 would be Jan. 24 vs. Whitefish Bay.

Streak numbers
Games in which Germantown scored 100 points: 3
Games in which Germantown scored 90+ points: 15
Games in which Germantown scored 80+ points: 32
Games in which Germantown won by 50+ points: 8
Games in which Germantown won by 40+ points: 20
Games in which Germantown won by 30+ points: 36
Games in which Germantown won by 20 or less: 15
Games in which Germantown won by single digits: 6
Games decided by one possession: 2
Wins over eventual conference champions: 16

In 2011-12, Germantown handed eventual Division 3 state champion Dominican its only defeat and DePere its only two defeats.

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