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Lancers edge Wisconsin Lutheran, 59-55

Feb. 09, 2013 9:30 p.m. |  Brookfield Central held off a rally by Wisconsin Lutheran in the fourth quarter and nipped the Vikings, 59-55, in an exciting non-conference game Friday at Central.

With Central leading, 48-45, with 4 minutes and 3 seconds left to play, Gunnar Melensak hit Riley LaChance with a perfect pass for a layup, then with 2:19 left ot play, Elijah Goodman passed to Caleb Mortag who dunked the ball and then with 1:26 to play Mortag hit two free throws and Central had a 54-45 lead.

The Vikings outscored Central, 10-5, the rest of the way, but it was too little too late.

Central was ranked ninth in state (17-3) in Division 1 and WISCO 15-5) was second in D2.

The Lancers got to the free throw line and made 11-for-15, while the Vikings were 1-for-1.

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Just a test: Brookfield to run new emergency siren Feb. 8

Feb. 07, 2013 1:50 p.m. | If you hear emergency sirens in Brookfield on Friday, do not be alarmed.

The city is planning a test of its emergency siren system on Feb. 8 at noon, weather conditions permitting.

Director of Finance Robert Scott said the upgraded system includes the change in radio frequency used to communicate between siren locations, as mandated by the Federal Communications Commission.

The upgrade also includes a new siren near Brookfield Road and Capitol Drive that improves the warning coverage area on the northwest side of the city.

Scott said the test is expected to last a minute or so.

Germantown, Oak Creek retain top spots in Roundball Rankings

Feb. 04, 2013 10:46 a.m. | The Germantown boys basketball team (18-0) kept a hammerlock on the top spot in the MyCommunityNOW/Lake Country Roundball Rankings with a 94-44 victory at Milwaukee Lutheran on Friday.

The Warhawks, who have not lost since falling to Appleton East in the 2011 postseason, scored 36 points in the first quarter on the way to a 61-27 halftime advantage. They have won 46 consecutive games.

The Oak Creek (16-1) girls dispatched Racine Case, 55-40, and are considered a legitimate Division 1 title contender.

You can see the rest of the top teams in the area, the player of the week and more at the MyCommunityNOW/Lake Country Publications Roundball Rankings.

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