Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Second half dooms Brookfield East
High school basketball coaches aren’t renowned for their motivational speeches. Milwaukee Madison coach Gary Thomas’s halftime speech Tuesday, however, got the job done, as the Knights exploded offensively in the second half for a 40-26 win over Brookfield East in the WIAA Division 1 girls basketball regional. “We just made some adjustments and told the girls to just stay with what we do and everything will take care of itself,” Thomas said. After a stagnant first half by both teams that led to an 11-10 advantage for the Spartans, Madison scored the first nine points of the second half and finished the third quarter on a 13-5 run. Knights junior guard Tatiana Grant spearheaded the attack, scoring 17 of her 21 points after the break. “I …
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Highlights from the girls-boys basketball doubleheader at Brookfield East on Friday.
Brookfield East hosted a girls-boys varsity basketball doubleheader against city rival Brookfield Central on Friday night.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Teams share similar records and statistics, and East won first matchup by four points back in early January.
There’s not much to separate the boys basketball teams from Brookfield East and Brookfield Central After losses Tuesday, the Lancers are 9-8 and the Spartans are 9-9. Central averages about 55 points per game, according to WisSports.net, and East just more than 51. The defensive performances are even more similar: Central has been holding its opponents to 48.9 points per game, compared with 50.6 for East. On Friday, they’ll meet at East at 7:30 p.m., reprising the early January game won by the Spartans 43-39 “They outplayed us,” said Central coach Mark Adams. “I was a little disappointed from a standpoint that we didn’t play real well together as a team, and I thought that it had a lot to do with the outcome of the game.” The Lancers won …
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Brookfield Central visits Brookfield East on Friday in first leg of boys-girls doubleheader.
Brookfield Central girls basketball coach Dan Wandrey compared his team to a chameleon. “We figure out ways to do what we need to do at given times,” he said. The Lancers (12-4 overall, 9-0 in Greater Metro Conference) have done that quite well, having won seven consecutive games before dropping a 51-43 decision to once-beaten New Berlin Eisenhower on Tuesday. They’ll try to “change colors” again Friday at crosstown rival Brookfield East, beginning at 6 p.m. It hasn’t necessarily been a dominating run, with wins by five over West Allis Central, by three over Sussex Hamilton and by seven over Divine Savior Holy Angels. But, as Wandrey said, whether it’s 3-point shooting or defense or taking care of the ball, his team manages to do what’s …