NY2LASPORTS.COM - 2009 NY2LA SPORTS CLASSIC - GIRLS RECAP
Antonio Curro — NATIONAL RECRUITING DIRECTOR - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The 2009 NY2LA Sports Classic tipped off this past weekend and while the Boys side of the event featured a number of excellent young prospects and some high quality teams, the girls side was nothing short of amazing as many of the top teams in the state took to the court in a star-studded affair that featured a number of exciting games on both days. Here's a recap of what went down on the Girls side of the 2009 NY2LA Sports Classic...
Friday November 27, 2009
Wisconsin Lutheran 47 Arrowhead 40
Arrowhead jumped out to an early 11-7 first quarter lead but Wisconsin Lutheran used a 16-7 3rd quarter to gain control and never looked back as they took him a 47-40 victory on the day. Wisconsin Lutheran was paced by 6-0 Sr. F Jenny Ebeling with 17 points while 5-8 Sr. G Emily DeNoyer chipped in with 14 points. 6-2 So. Jenny Smith and 5-10 Jr. G Jessica Goetz led the Lady Warhawks with 11 points each in a losing effort.
Nicolet 59 Muskego 57
One of the best games of the year on paper did not disappoint. Nicolet used a huge 18-4 2nd quarter spurt to gain a 13 point lead at the half but the talented and deep Muskego squad came roaring back in the 2nd half behind the strong play of 6-0 Sr. F Katie Ellerson only to come up short by a basket in the end as Nicolet was able to hang on. The Knights were paced by Jr. G Ashley Green who exploded for 34 points in an exceptional performance. Ellerson paced Muskego with 21 points in the losing effort.
Mukwonago 57 Franklin 38
The Indians jumped out of the gate early with a 13-8 first quarter and never looked back as they turned in a solid consistent effort that resulted in a 57-38 victory over the Lady Sabers. 6-1 Sr. F Morgan Lamberg came up big with 14 points for Mukwonago while 5-11 Sr. SF Shannon Perez added 14 points. The Lady Sabers were led by 5-8 Jr. Taylor Atkinson who finished with 10 points.
Milwaukee Vincent 41 DSHA 37
One of the classics of the weekend came down to the final seconds and it was the 3-time defending state champs who came up on the winning end of this one in one of the most exciting matchups of the weekend. In a classic affair Vincent took a 5 point lead into the break before DSHA came storming back to tie the game at the end of the 3rd quarter. Vincent hit a big 3 inside the the final seconds and escaped with the 4 point victory over a tough DSHA squad. The Lady Vikings were led by 5-7 Jr. G Tynika Rogers who finished with 16 points while 5-9 Sr. G Chelan Landry chipped in with 12 points. DSHA was paced by 5-9 Sr. G Kelly Brandenburg who finished with 15 points.
New Berlin Eisenhower 47 Milwaukee Pius XI 42
Another solid game unfolded here as Eisenhower jumped out to a 16-9 lead before Pius crawled their way back into it to be down by 1 point at the end of the 3rd quarter. Eisenhower executed down the stretch of the 4th quarter and hit some key baskets to escape with hard fought 47-42 victory over the Lady Popes. 5-5 Sr. G Megan Tkachuk led the way for Eisenhower with 13 points while 5-9 So. G Nicole Bauman chipped in with 12 points. Pius XI was led by 6-2 Sr. F/C Kelly Frings who finished with 15 points in a losing effort.
Saturday November 28, 2009
Pewaukee 71 Homestead 46
The Lady Pirates jumped out to a 14-8 lead after the first quarter and never looked back against the young up and coming Homestead squad who took to the court with a number of new faces from last year's senior laden squad. 5-11 So. F Jordyn Swan paced Pewaukee with 20 points while 5-9 Jr. F Siena Mitman led the way for the Lady Highlanders with 19 points in a losing effort.
Arrowhead 63 Franklin 54
One of the strong up and coming teams in the area, Arrowhead bounced back from a loss to Wisconsin Lutheran to defeat Franklin in a solid overall effort. The Lady Warhawks jumped out to a 21-12 lead after the first quarter and added to that going into halftime with a 16 point lead. Franklin didn't quit as they chipped away at the game and got the lead under 10 but Arrowhead was able to hang on for a 63-54 victory. 6-1 Sr. C Courtney Gaberino finished with 16 points to pace Arrowhead while 5-8 Jr. Taylor Atkinson hit for 24 points in a losing effort for the Lady Sabers.
Mukwonago 40 Brookfield Central 33
The Indians ran their record to 2-0 with a solid performance against Brookfield Central in what was a bit of a sluggish affair for both teams. After a slow start, Mukwonago used a 10-4 second quarter to break open the game and never looked back as they expanded their lead in the 3rd before Brookfield Central closed the game in the 4th before eventually coming up short. Mukwonago was led by a balanced attack with 5-9 Sr. G Emily Romdenne hitting for 9 points, 5-7 Fr. G Jenny Tuttle adding 8 points and 5-11 Sr. SF Shannon Perez chipping in with 7 points. Central was paced by 5-10 Jr. F Valerie Rose Agnello who finished with 12 points in a losing effort.
Pius XI 47 DSHA 37
A rematch of last year's WIAA state playoff game saw Pius XI exact some revenge as they put together a strong effort right from the start with a 15-8 first quarter. DSHA closed the gap to 3 at the half before the Lady Popes methodically expanded their lead in the 2nd half and escaped with a 47-37 victory. 5-7 Jr. G Tierra Bender led Pius XI with 13 points while 5-7 So. G Terri Bender added 12 points on the come up. The Dashers were led by 5-9 G Kelly Brandenburg who hit for 11 points in the losing effort.
Milwaukee Vincent 54 Nicolet 43
One of the premiere matchups of the weekend both in terms of teams as well as prospects saw the 3-time defending state champions jump out to a 17-6 lead after the first quarter and never look back. 6-6 Sr. C Nicole Griffin paced the Lady Vikings with 18 points while 6-0 Jr. F Kiana Jacobs added 16 for Vincent in the winning effort. 5-11 Jr. G Ashley Green led the way again for Nicolet with 19 points while 5-7 So. G Brittney Fair added 12 points in the losing effort.
Note: Antonio Curro is the National Recruiting Editor for NY2LASPORTS.COM, GENERATIONNEXBASKETBALL.COM and 414HOOPS.COM. He is also a national consultant for ESPNU and the HOOPSCOOP.