Tom "Sky" Skibosh covers the Wauwatosa, Brookfield and New Berlin prep scene for Community Newspapers. If something is going on in local sports, Sky has an opinion about it. If you agree or not with what Sky says, we want to see your comments.
Three Brookfield schools and two Wauwatosa schools are still alive as the post-season heats up - the Brookfield Central girls and the boys teams from Brookfield Central, Brookfield East, Wauwatosa East and Wauwatosa West.
Hopefully the Central girls got a wake-up call last Saturday, when they rallied from a seven-point deficit with six minutes left to defeat a fired-up East team, 48-46, to advance to this weekend's sectional. The Lady Lancers will have their hands full, playing in a sectional whose four teams have a combined 76-10 record. Central (20-1) opens with Franklin (17-5) at 6 p.m. at Greenfield Friday and then with a win meets the winner of the Muskego (20-1) and Racine Case (19-3) at 7 p.m. Saturday.
The Central boys (10-11) beat Franklin, 59-48, to advance to Saturday's game at Milwaukee Hamilton (17-3) at 1:30 p.m. Brook East (7-14), working on a four-game winning streak, will play at Racine Park (17-3) at 1 p.m. East coach Andy Farley has his team playing well, as they beat a favored Waterford tea, 53-51, in OT in the first round.
If will be interesting to see how Wauwatosa East responds from it's trashing at the hands of Marquette to lose the GMC title the last time the Red Raiders were on a basketball court on Feb. 26. The Red Raiders have struggled finding the right combination this year, have been inconsistent from the perimeter and have had trouble sticking with coach Tim Arndorfer's offense this year. If they beat Bay View (10-10) at home on Saturday at 1 p.m., they will face the winner of the Marquette (17-2-1) Tosa West (10-11) game on Friday, March 13, at the Al McGuire Center at 8 p.m.
Yes, Tosa West gets a chance Saturday night at MUHS at 8 p.m. to do something the Red Raiders couldn't do this year. Beat the Hilltoppers.
The Central girls and the Tosa East boys are the only "favorites" among the five teams. But that's what makes this time of the year so much fun.
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