Varsity girls basketball

The Brookfield Academy girls basketball team headed to Mayville on Dec. 1. Mayville pressed the entire game and constantly made substitutions, which wore the girls down, resulting in a 76-41 loss. The girls were under constant pressure, but they were able to beat Mayville’s press most of the time.

Elke Schlagenhauf contributed 8 points and had seven rebounds. Leah Wong worked very hard, and her aggressive style of play got her 5 points and six rebounds.

The team won its first conference game against Kenosha Christian Life, 69-31. The girls came out strong and constantly put KCL under pressure. With great ball movement and quality shots, the girls developed a 30-point lead at halftime.

Theresa Wichser had a game-high 30 points, followed by Abbie Curran with 9 points. Nine different girls scored in the game, including Hailey Dieck and Grace Peacock with their first varsity points.

The team also won its second conference game against USM on Dec. 6. Julia Jensen had a great performance with nine rebounds and 8 points. Jensen currently leads the team in rebounds with 38. Wichser added 14 points, and Wong was 5-for-6 from the free-throw line for 7 points. The girls outscored USM, 46-27.

The girls are ready to buckle down and work hard at practice this week as they prepare to play their toughest conference opponent, Living Word Lutheran, on Saturday, Dec. 16, at Living Word.

— Anika Washburn, student reporter

Varsity wrestling

The Brookfield Academy wrestling team (co-op with St. John's Northwestern Military Academy) competed in its first varsity wrestling tournament in many years on Dec. 2. The Brookfield Academy/St. John's team placed third out of the 11 participating teams in the Lancer Invitational.

Of the Brookfield Academy wrestlers, Aidan Medora placed first in his weight class, and out of more than 70 wrestlers in the tournament, Aidan was the one wrestler selected to receive the Outstanding Wrestler Award.

On Dec. 10, Wesley Jurva and Yaman Othman wrestled in the JV invitational tournament at West Allis Central High School. Aidan Medora wrestled in the Wabeno High School varsity Rebel Invitational tournament the same day and again placed first in the 133 weight class.

— Coach Aaron Ensley