High School Sports Preview: Falcons to Meet Lions in First-Place Showdown
Whitnall boys basketball team looks to hold onto its one-game lead in the Woodland Black Division.
In perhaps the biggest game of the Woodland Conference boys basketball season so far, the Whitnall Falcons will host the New Berlin Eisenhower Lions at 7:30 p.m. tonight with a share of first place on the line.
The Falcons own the top spot in the Woodland Black Division with an 8-1 league record (9-4 overall), one game ahead of both Eisenhower (9-4 overall, 7-2) and South Milwaukee (9-3, 7-2).
The Falcons, who are undefeated at home (4-0), are winners of their last five games overall and their last six league games. Last winter, Whitnall ended Eisenhower’s 20-game winning streak with a 55-50 loss Feb. 19, the Lions’ only league defeat of the 2009-10 campaign.
Eisenhower’s balanced offensive attack includes three players who score in double digits. Junior center/forward Keith Kahlfeldt leads the way with 15.6 points per contest, followed by freshman Reed Timmer’s 13.5 and senior Alex McRae’s 12.6.
The Falcons, coming off a huge win over Cudahy a week ago, will visit defending WIAA Division 2 champion Eisenhower (10-1, 9-0) at 7:30 p.m.
The Lions, whose only loss this season came against nonconference foe Monroe in late December, are led by junior guard Nicole Bauman’s 11.5 points per game. Senior forward/center Anna Hahn is close behind at 11.2.
The Hustlin’ Hawks will be looking for their first road win of the season when they take on Wauwatosa West (5-8, 4-5) at 7:30 p.m.
The Trojans have lost four of their last five games; Greenfield (3-11, 2-7) has lost three of its last four.
The Hawks, coming off a 54-18 nonconference win over Milwaukee Ronald Reagan on Tuesday, are looking for their second league win of the season when they host Wauwatosa West.
The Hawks (4-8 overall) and Trojans (2-9 overall) are tied for last place in the Woodland Black with identical 1-8 marks.
Greenfield’s Katie Narloch scored 12 points and Amber Polachek added 10 in Tuesday’s win, which snapped a five-game losing streak.