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SportsShorts - Jan. 31

Jan. 30, 2013

BROOKFIELD CENTRAL BOYS BASKETBALL

The Lancers bounced back with their second straight Greater Metro Conference win, a convincing 70-37 decision over Menomonee Falls on Friday at home.

Central had lost a huge game to Sussex Hamilton, which dropped them out of a first-place tie on Jan. 8, and a non-conference decision to Waukesha North on Jan. 15. But the Lancers have bounced back with a win over West Allis Hale and the Indians the past two Fridays.

The Lancers put the Indians out of their misery quickly on Friday, with a 20-12 first period and a 23-8 second quarter to take a 43-20 lead into intermission. They continued to play well, outscoring Falls, 27-17, in the second half.

Riley LaChance led the way again with 21 points, including five of his team's nine 3-pointers. Elijah Goodman added 13 points as well as 13 rebounds as 11 players got on the board for coach Mark Adams.

Brookfield Central used a big second quarter and blew away Marquette on Tuesday, 66-46, at home, improving the Lancers' record to 13-3, 8-1 in the Greater Metro Conference behind first-place Sussex Hamilton (15-1, 9-0).

Leading 13-11, Central went on a 21-4 run in the second quarter to coast into intermission with a 34-15 advantage. They then exchanged baskets in the second half as the Hilltoppers could never get back in the game.

Once again it was the dynamic duo of LaChance and Goodman, who led the way for the Lancers.

LaChance scored 27 points, which included four 3-pointers, while handing out four assists and coming up with four steals.

Goodman scored 15 points, but, more importantly, helped Central control the boards with 21 rebounds.

Central now hits the road to face West Allis Central (7-10, 2-7) on Feb. 1 and Brookfield East on Feb. 5 (5-12, 0-9).

BROOKFIELD CENTRAL WRESTLING

Brookfield Central dropped a 42-25 Greater Metro Conference dual meet decision at Sussex Hamilton on Jan. 24.

Winning for the Lancers were Elliot Yanasak at 170, Jake Giersch (285) and Josh Peltier (132), all by pins.

Mike Egan (138) won by a major decision and James Wartman (220) won by a decision.

"We let some get away and our 113 did not make weight," Lancers coach Chris Demos said. "I am not saying we had a guarantee, but it should have been a lot closer.

"For the first time since I have taken the head coaching position the Lancers from light to heavy weight wrestled with toughness. As a coach that is not something you can teach; you can provide opportunities for athletes to develop it and they have to buy in. They bought in and it showed. The team score does not reflect the contest, it was a great dual meet to watch."

Central then finished eighth out of 18 teams at the Deerfield Scramble on Saturday, scoring 379 points behind champion Random Lakes (580).

Central had three top-five finishes.

Peltier took fourth place (54 team points), finishing 3-1 with two pins and Julien Selby was fourth at 152 (51), finishing with a bye and a pin. Alex Garchitorena was fifth at 120 (44) with a pin and two major decisions.

BROOKFIELD CENTRAL SKIING

The boys varsity skied to a second-place finish Jan. 24 at a four-team slalom event held at Little Switzerland.

The boys were tied for first after the first run but were edged out by Muskego in the second run. Freshman Ben Peterson was a medalist, posting a third-place individual finish. Eric Anderson was the other top performer for the boys with an eighth-place finish.

The girls team skied to a third-place finish at the same event. Senior Claire Everson led the girls with a seventh-place finish.

APRAHAMIAN HONORED BY DUKE FOOTBALL

Marcus Aprahamian, a 2011 graduate of Brookfield Central, was the recipient of the Michael P. Suglia Award.

The Suglia Award is presented annually to the second-year member of the Duke football program who best exemplifies the qualities of the late Suglia, an excellent student, an outstanding football player, and, most importantly, a young man of the highest integrity.

Aprahamian is a redshirt freshman offensive lineman.

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