East girls earn first win, crush Nicolet
Spartans to host Bulldogs, Lancers in first GMC games
The Brookfield East girls basketball team split two road games last week, defeating Nicolet for their first win of the season on Dec. 3 and dropping a decision to Arrowhead two days later.
Coach Mike Goodman's Spartans have a busy few days to deal with. They played Germantown (2-0) on Tuesday at home and host West Allis Central (0-2) at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Greater Metro Conference opener.
Saturday they host Sheboygan North at 5:30 p.m. and then on Dec. 17 they host Brookfield Central in a 6 p.m. game. The boys game follows at 7:30 p.m.
The Spartans won, 46-30, over the Knights (0-3) in a game that started slowly and then took off.
East took over the game in the second quarter after trailing, 7-5, in the first period. They then had a 6-3 advantage for an 11-10 first half lead, as both teams combined for 21 points.
East had a 10-point lead after three periods (25-15) with a 14-5 third quarter advantage. The Spartans then almost matched their total for three periods with a 21-15 final quarter.
Goodman played 14 players and eight of them scored.
Freshman Jen Wandt hit six of 12 from the free-throw line and two of four from the three-point mark and finished with 15 points and five rebounds.
Sophomore guard Cami Cross had nine points with three rebounds and a team high four assists and a whopping eight steals. Junior Kellie Goodman had seven points, six rebounds and three steals and sophomore Mariah Miller had seven points and a team-leading 10 rebounds.
Sophomore Sydnee Livingston grabbed six rebounds and a steal and junior Natasha Plavsic added seven rebounds, two assists and a steal.
Nicolet had three players with a game-high five points, as the East defense played well.
The powerful Warhawks (3-0) ran away with a 68-38 victory on Dec. 5.
Arrowhead led 36-10 at intermission, using a 13-2 first period and a 23-8 second period to put the game away. A 25-13 third quarter gave the Warhawks a 61-23 lead going into the fourth period. East outscored Arrowhead, 15-7, in the final quarter.
Nine of the 14 players Goodman played scored for the Spartans.
Miller led the way with 17 points, hitting seven of 10 from the field, and grabbed six boards.
Kellie Goodman led the team with eight rebounds and added four assists, while Livingston and Wandt had six each. Cross had five assists and Adriana Gibbs had four steals. Callie Lederman (13 points) and Kelly Smith (12) led Arrowhead.
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