By Dan Truttschel

Sports Correspondent

Even without one of its best players, the Whitewater girls’ basketball team still poses a formidable threat for each of its opponents.

And that’s just what Westosha Central found out last week.

Whitewater sophomore guard Brooke Trewyn poured in a game-high 21 points to lead the Whippets to a 56-41 non-conference victory.

The loss dropped the Falcons to 2-6 overall. Central took a 1-2 Southern Lakes Conference record into a road contest Tuesday night at rival Wilmot.

Results of that matchup were unavailable by press time.

Trewyn was the difference in the Whitewater contest, Central coach Brian Lussier said. She made five field goals and was 11 for 14 from the free-throw line.

“She did a real nice job penetrating and getting to the  line,” Lussier said. “She had a very nice game and was tough to stop.”

Despite the loss of Julia Shelbourn to a knee injury early in the season, the Whippets still had another post presence in Molly Griep that Central had to contend with, Lussier said.

Griep was next in scoring behind Trewyn with 13 points.

“They have a bunch of girls who are 5-10 to six-foot who gave us some problems,” Lussier said.

Whitewater held an 11-6 lead after the first quarter and led 28-20 at halftime. The Whippets put the game out of reach with a 20-6 third quarter.

Abbie Reeves led the Falcons with 16 points, followed by Jaela McGill, Megan Ziesmann and Madi Stanczyk each with six.

Reeves, the Falcons’ leading scorer at almost 17 points per game, had another solid effort in defeat.

“She did a nice job penetrating when she got the ball,” Lussier said. “She was able to hit a couple shots. We just need someone else to step up, hit some shots and contribute offensively at times.”

Following the Wilmot contest, the Falcons will travel to Elkhorn Friday night to face the Elks at 7 p.m. Elkhorn took a 2-1 SLC mark and a 2-6 overall record into a road contest Tuesday night at Badger.

After a home game Jan. 12 against Waterford, the Falcons will be idle for two weeks, so this three-game stretch is key, Lussier said.

“It’s going to be an important three games for us,” he said. “We’ll see how it goes.”




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