Brookfield East girls basketball
It took an extra five minutes, but Brookfield East's girls basketball team pulled out a 52-47 win in overtime over Menomonee Falls on Jan. 31.
The Spartans were led by junior forward Molly DeValkenaere with 17 points. Junior forward LIzzy Cagle had 13 points and four rebounds; junior guard Emma Ralfs finished with 10 points and four assists; and junior guard Nikki Pink added 7 points with four steals.
Brookfield East wrestling
Led by second-place finishes from Saif Ibraheem, David Holzem and Caleb Wright, Brookfield East's wrestling took fifth place at the Greater Metro Conference tournament on Feb. 3 at Sussex Hamilton High School.
The Spartans finished with 150.5 points to finish in front of Sussex Hamilton and Brookfield Central. Menomonee Falls ran away with the team title with 246 points.
Holzem won by pin in 30 seconds over Marquette's Jack Kastenholz in his quarterfinal match at 132 pounds before earning an 11-6 decision over Brookfield Central's Dayveon Martin in the semifinals. He then fell, 6-1, to state-ranked Eric Wunsch of Menomonee Falls in the finals.
At 160 pounds, Ibraheem, who is honorable mention in the state rankings at 152 pounds, received a bye in the quarterfinals and won, 3-2, by ultimate tiebreaker over Josh McMahon of Menomonee falls in the semifinals. Sussex Hamilton's Jesse Fryda prevented Ibraheem from the title with a 3-2 decision in the championship.
Wright was the runner-up at 220 pounds, pinning Justin Schroeder of West Allis Hale in 36 seconds in the quarterfinals and winning a 17-6 major decision over Marquette's Charlie Gehringer in the semifinals before dropping a 10-7 decision to Brandon Schaefer of Menomonee Falls.
Dylan Thavong (106 pounds), Stephen Multhauf (120) and Hunter Fischer (138) all lost semifinal matches but wrestled back for third place, while Jacob Mandella (182) fell in the quarterfinals but bounced back with a tech fall and two pins to take third.
John Champe placed fourth at 285 pounds, Lucas Mandella was fifth at 113 pounds, Nick Martin took fifth at 195 pounds and Justin Bianco was sixth at 170 pounds.
The Spartans will wrestle at regionals at Brookfield Central on Saturday, Feb. 11, and sectionals are Saturday, Feb. 18, at West Allis Central.
Brookfield girls gymnastics
Brookfield gymnastics improved to 6-0 in North Shore Conference dual meets by posting a season-best score in a 143.08-138.4 win over Whitefish Bay on Feb. 2 and took second place at the KCG Superbowl on Jan. 4 at Kenosha Tremper.
Lexi Romero took second in the all-around against Whitefish Bay at 37.025. She earned second-place finishes on the vault (9.225), bars (9.175) and beam (9.325) and was third on the floor exercise (9.3). Caitlin Locante was third in the all-around (36.625), second on the floor (9.375) and bars (9.175) and third on the vault (8.9). Lexi Penney claimed third on the vault (8.9) and on the beam (9.2).
Brookfield's junior varsity team downed Whitefish Bay, 119.3-111.7. Riley Veng won the vault (8.1) and beam (8.2), Caitlyn Albrecht won the bars (7.8) and Rose Dundun won on the floor (8.4).
The gymnasts earned a score of 139.93 to edge defending state champion FMOW, which finished with a 139.4. Kenosha Combined won the six-team meet with a 140.85 and Arrowhead took fourth place at 138.45.
Locante won the floor title with a score of 9.675, was third on the beam (8.975) and fourth in the all-around (36.05).
"All of the top four teams were within a few points of each other," Brookfield coach Erin Kokta said. "This was an extremely competitive meet with a majority of the top teams in the state present. I was extremely proud of the girls and how they competed. We had some ups and downs but preserved through. The highlight of the meet was Caitlin Locante's winning floor routine where she scored the second highest score ever posted in team history."
Romero placed second on the bars (9.25), fifth on the vault (9.2), floor (9.3) and all-around (35.95). Penney was fourth on the beam (8.95).
Brookfield Central wrestling
Brookfield Central's wrestling team took seventh place at the Greater Metro Conference tournament on Jan. 3 at Sussex Hamilton.
Dayveon Martin took third place at 132 pounds. He won 18-8 by major decision over Christian Farmer of Sussex Hamilton but then lost, 11-6, to David Holzem of Brookfield East in the semifinals. Martin wrestled back with a pin of Devin Dietrich of West Allis Central in 2:17 before taking an 11-2 major decision over West Allis Hale's Brandon Baltz in the third-place match.
Matthew Aulgur (152 pounds) and Jacob Somlai (195) each dropped semifinal matches and won in the consolation semifinals but lost the third-place match to come in fourth place.
Max Miller (106), Dhruv Patel (126) and Nick Leszczynski (220) took fifth, and Ben Vandenberg (120), Alex Uy (138), Alex Craig (145) and Sincere Tatum (182) placed sixth.
Brookfield Central will host the regional tournament Saturday, Feb. 11.
Brookfield Stars boys hockey
Arrowhead opened the third period with three unanswered goals to send the Brookfield Stars to a 5-3 loss on Feb. 2.
Michael Chavez scored just 2:44 into the game to put Brookfield up 1-0. Arrowhead took a 2-1 lead in the second period, but a goal by Eric Sinson tied the game at 2-2 heading to the third period.
The Warhawks went up 3-2 with 7:59 left and found the back of the net again just 16 seconds later. Trailing 5-2, Gabe Lehnerer pulled the Stars to within 5-3 with 1:35 remaining, but Brookfield would get no closer.
Ethan Rentmeester, Dylan Widmer, Chavez and Lehnerer all had assists for the Stars.
Brookfield, now 7-14-0 overall, finished tied for sixth in the Classic 8 Conference at 2-5-0. The Stars will wrap up the regular season with a pair of games at The Ponds, as they will host Madison Memorial at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, and Germantown at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11.
Brookfield Glacier girls hockey
The Glacier closed out the regular season by winning two of the three games they played last week.
Brookfield earned an 11-1 win over the Icebergs on Jan. 31 and opened the Eastern Shores Conference tournament with a 6-5 win in overtime over Arrowhead on Feb. 1 before falling, 7-0, to the Fox Cities Stars on Feb. 4.
Hadley Malcolmson scored six goals and had an assist against the Icebergs, while Zoe Sternberg and Lauren Ragon scored twice and Hannah Sternberg also had a goal. Zoe Sternberg, Mikayla Pascavis and Kayleigh Schmor each had two assists.
The Glacier let a 5-2 lead slip away against Arrowhead, but Malcolmson found the back of the net just 1:17 into overtime for a 6-5 win. Malcolmson and Zoe Sternberg each scored twice, and Caroline Forsmo and Pascavis chipped in with goals. Zoe Sternberg had two assists, and Alyssa Ragon, Bailey Sandahl, Emma Cairns, Malcolmson and Ragon had one helper each.
Kristin Woodcock made seven saves against the Icebergs, and Grace Elliot made 32 stops to beat Arrowhead.