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.
Perhaps the Brookfield Central and Wauwatosa West girls basketball teams will feel like Custer (the General, not the school) did at Little Big Horn.
If the Lancers and the Trojans hope to win in the sectional semi-finals Thursday night and make it to the sectional finals, they are going to have their hands full. If they want to make it to state, the road looks even bumpier.
The both have come this far through different routes.
The Lancers won the Greater Metro Conference and then beat West Allis Central in double overtime in a game that had 50 fouls called, 29 on the Bulldogs and 21 on the Lancers.
That earned the Lancers the right to meet the state's top team - Pius XI (22-1). The Popes are led by junior guard Terri (11.9 PPG) and senior wing Tierra Bender (6.7) along with 5-6 guard Nikki Nellen (10.5).
6-1 senior post Julia Borsari (7.9) and 5-11 junior post Alyson Matkovich (8.2) and 5-9 guard Katie Golomski (5.8) give the Popes plenty of balance.
The Lancers will have to play their best game of the year to win this game and if they do, they will face the winner of the Vincent (20-2) and King (16-6) game. The Lancers beat Vincent and lost to King this year.
The Tosa West girls, who finished tied for fourth in the Woodland Conference Black Division (8-16), will face Whitefish Bay (19-5), who finished second in the North Shore Conference.
Maya Jonas, a 6-1 freshman post, leads the Blue Dukes with a 12.1 average, She has help from Elisabeth Johnston (9.8), a 5-10 sophomore guard, Leslie Fuda (6.8), a 5-9 guard, and Jessica Switzer, 2 5-10 senior forward (7.1).
The West girls are you and are going to be better next year - they have no seniors on the team - but last weekend's experience, beating two City Schools to make it this far this year has been great for the Trojans.
The winner will probably play defending D2 champion New Berlin Eisenhower on at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
If either Central or West make it to the finals, then anything could happen.