Greenfield Boys Basketball Team's Season Ends Abruptly
The Hustlin' Hawks got off to a cold start at home against Racine Park and never recovered Tuesday night.
The Greenfield boys basketball team was unable to duplicate its moderate postseason success from a year ago and was bounced from the WIAA postseason Tuesday.
The Hustlin' Hawks scored the first three points of the game but never led again in a 69-55 loss to Racine Park.
The Hawks finished the season 10-13 overall, one year after they won five games, including one in the first round of the playoffs.
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"I thought both teams came out a little lethargic or timid at first, and we did dig ourselves a hole," Greenfield head coach Jack Miller told Greenfield NOW. "Usually, we are a better shooting team than we were tonight, but we did manage to come back a couple times."
Ricky Santiago, just the third player in school history to go over 1,000 career points, led the eight-seeded Hawks with 22 points.
Four Panthers reached double digits in scoring, including Chris Rogers, who scored 17.
"We forced a lot of turnovers,” Panthers coach Jim Betker told the Racine Journal Times. “We pushed the ball and the kids were playing hard the whole game and we eventually wore them down in the fourth.”
Ninth-seeded Park (6-17) will play top-seeded Milwaukee Hamilton at 7 p.m. Friday in a regional semifinal.