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Daily Sports Beat: Falcons Keep Pace in Standings By Beating Hawks

Whitnall remains one game behind New Berlin Eisenhower with huge showdown looming Friday.

The Whitnall boys basketball team had no trouble assuring that Friday’s showdown with first-place New Berlin Eisenhower would mean something.

The Falcons handled host and intercity rival Greenfield with ease, 78-55, behind 21 points from Stephen Pelkofer and 15 from Bryan Nagy on Tuesday.

Whitnall jumped out to a 43-18 halftime lead and never let up.

The Falcons improved to 13-7 overall and 11-4 in the Woodland Conference. They are tied with South Milwaukee in second place in the division standings, one game behind front-runner Eisenhower.

Whitnall plays at Eisenhower at 7:30 p.m. Friday, the second-to-last league game of the season for both teams.

Greenfield, which got 17 points from Ricky Santiago and 13 from Austin Jacobsen, fell to 4-16 overall, 3-12 conference.

Whitnall girls

The Falcons struggled offensively again as they dropped a nonconference home affair, 52-32, to Waterford on Tuesday.

Waterford’s Stephanie Rank scored 27 points, nearly outscoring the entire Whitnall squad.

It was the eighth time this season the Falcons (9-9 overall) have scored fewer than 40 points. They are 1-7 in those contests.

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