BC girls win 42-37 over Riverside.
BC girls win 42-37 over Riverside.
BC 29 riverside 27 end of 3
Riverside 25 BC 17 at half.
BC 12 Riverside 4 end of 1st qtr
BC 74 South Division 17 Final.
BC 62 Milw South 9 end if 3rd
BC 43 South Division 4 at half.
|Nov 29 Fri||4:15||Stevens Point|
|Nov 30 Sat||2:30||Green Bay Preble|
|Dec 07 Sat||4:15||@ Racine Park|
|Dec 10 Tue||7:30||Slinger|
|Dec 13 Fri||7:30||@ Sussex Hamilton|
|Dec 17 Tue||6:00||Brookfield East|
|Dec 20 Fri||7:30||Wauwatosa East|
|Dec 27 Fri||5:30||@ Baraboo|
|Dec 28 Sat||2:30||@ Richland Center|
|Jan 10 Fri||7:30||@ West Allis Hale|
|Jan 16 Thu||7:30||DSHA|
|Jan 20 Mon||7:30||@ Muskego|
|Jan 24 Fri||7:30||@ Menomonee Falls|
|Jan 31 Fri||7:30||Sussex Hamilton|
|Feb 04 Tue||6:00||Brookfield East|
|Feb 07 Fri||7:30||@ Wauwatosa East|
|Feb 11 Tue||7:30||West Allis Hale|
|Feb 14 Fri||7:30||@ DSHA|
|Feb 18 Tue||7:30||West Allis Central|
|Feb 21 Fri||7:30||Menomonee Falls|
|Feb 25 Tue||7:30||Oak Creek|
|Feb 27 Thu||7:30||@ West Allis Central|
|Mar 04 Tue||7:00||WIAA Regional|
|Mar 07 Fri||7:00||WIAA Regional|
|Mar 08 Sat||TBD||WIAA Regional|
|Mar 13 Thu||TBD||WIAA Sectional|
|Mar 15 Sat||TBD||WIAA Sectional|
|Mar 21 Fri||6:35||D1 Sem-Final|
|Mar 22 Sat||8:00||D1 Championship|
Brookfield Central will play the Milwaukee South Cardinals Friday night at 7 p.m. at Brookfield Central in the Lancers' first WIAA tournament game. South defeated Bay View, 48-31, on Tuesday to advance to Friday's game. The Cardinals play in the City Conference - Blue Division, where they finished third with a record of 6-6. South is 8-15 overall and is the 8th seed in the Brookfield East Regional.
Lydia Rohde and Caroline Busch
Lydia Rohde led the GMC in 3-point field goals, hitting 41 of them in the 14 game conference season. Caroline Busch finished tied for second with Arike Ogunbowale (DSHA) and Taylor Klug (Sussex Hamilton) with 19 threes. Nicole Hinz made 15 threes in conference games, good for the fifth spot on the list. The complete top-10 list appears on the GMC tab on this site.
Arike Ogunbowale led the Greater Metro Conference in scoring for the second year in a row. Ogunbowale scored 296 points and averaged 21.1 per game. The rest of the top 5: Katie Salmon (257; 18.4/g), Taylor Klug (210; 15.0), Lydia Rohde (204; 14.6), and Angela Pichelar (182; 13.0).
For a list of the top-20 scorers in the conference, go to the GMC tab.
Rachel Kolb drives the baseline against West Allis Central
A 64-29 victory over West Allis Central in the Lancers' final regular season game was marked by several notable occurences:
Rohde had 6 assists and Busch had 5. Hinz was the leading rebounder with 10.
Next game: Friday, March 6, 7 p.m. at Brookfield Central against the winner of Tuesday's game between Bay View (2-19) and Milwaukee South (7-15).
A 9-0 run by Oak Creek to close out the third quarter proved to be the difference in Tuesday's game. Prior to that run the Lancers outscored the visiting Knights 22-19, and they outscored them 13-12 afterward, but in the end it added up to 40-35 defeat to the third-ranked D1 team in the state.
Trailing 28-22 at the start of the final period, the Lancers closed to within 2 at 31-29 but could get no closer. Oak Creek led 38-35 and had the ball with less than 20 seconds to play, but a traveling call with 14 seconds gave Brookfield the ball and one last opportunity to forge a tie. After an Oak Creek foul, the Lancers tried to inbound the ball with 7 seconds to play, but the pass was stolen and the Knights scored on a layup at the final buzzer to account for the final score.
Lydia Rohde led Brookfield scoring with 15 points. Oak Creek's Stephanie Kostowicz had 18 for Oak Creek.
1. 278 (21.4) Arike Ogunbowale (DSHA)
2. 235 (18.1) Katie Salmon (WE)
3. 193 (14.8) Lydia Rohde (BC)
4. 192 (14.8) Taylor Klug (Ham)
5. 180 (13.8) Angela Pichelar (BE)
6. 157 (12.1) Mariah Miller (BE)
7. 152 (11.7) Taylor Drost (DSHA)
8. 144 (11.1) Sam Schuh (Hale)
9. 133 (10.2) Molly Diehl (Ham)
10. 130 (10.0) Hannah Menzia (Ham)
11. 118 (9.1) Bailey Berlin (WE)
12. 113 (8.7) Nicole Hinz (BC)
13. 111 (8.5) Sami Leach (DSHA)
14. 105 (8.1) Emma Brauer (BC)
15. 99 (7.6) Sarah Mueller (Hale)
16. 97 (7.5) Bria Brown (WAC)
17. 93 (11.6) Marissa Ignubor (MF) (8 games)
18. 89 (6.8) Nikita Conroy (WAC)
19. 80 (6.2) Caroline Busch (BC)
80 (6.2) Mya Walls (WE)
Caroline Busch ranks third in 3FG in the GMC
The GMC top-10 for three point field goals includes Lydia Rohde, Caroline Busch, and Nicole Hinz. Here's the top-10 through games of Friday, February 21.
1. 40 Lydia Rohde (BC)
2. 18 Arike Ogunbowale (DSHA)
3. 17 Caroline Busch (BC)
17 Taylor Klug (Ham)
5. 15 Nicole Hinz (BC)
15 Madison Grzesiak (MF)
7. 12 Taylor Drost (DSHA)
8. 10 Bailey Berlin (WE)
10 Molly Diehl (Ham)
10 Angela Pichelar (BE)
The seeding is set for the Division 1 Brookfield East Regional. Brookfield Central was awarded the top seed. Seeding for the Regional is:
1. Brookfield Central (10-3; 17-3)
2. DSHA (11-2; 17-4)
3. Milwaukee King (11-0; 13-8)
4. Milwaukee Riverside (8-2; 11-8)
5. Brookfield East (8-5; 9-12)
6. Milwaukee Vincent (5-6; 11-9)
7. Milwaukee Pulaski (4-7; 8-11)
8. Milwaukee South (6-5; 7-14)
9. Bay View (1-10; 2-17)
BC will open tournament play at home on Friday, March 7, against the winner of the game between Milwaukee South and Bay View (Tue, Mar 4). DSHA will play Pulaski, King will play Vincent, and Riverside will match up against Brookfield East. If they win on March 7, Central will play either Riverside or Brookfield East at home the following night. The winner of that game advances to the Regional Final at Brookfield East on Thursday, March 13.
The Regional champ plays on Saturday, March 15, for the chance to go to the State Tournament Semifinals in Green Bay. Top seeds in the other half of the Lancers' sectional include Oak Creek and Franklin.
Alena Moro scores against Menomonee Falls
Menomonee Falls had no answer for Alena Moro in the first quarter of Friday's game. Moro, whose career-high in scoring is 10, poured in that many points in the first 8 minutes of the game, sparking the Lancers to a 16-6 lead in the penultimate conference contest for both teams. Lydia Rohde dropped a pair of threes en route to scoring 10 points to share game-high honors with Moro.
The Lancers entered the game shooting 70.7% from the free throw line, but were an abysmal 4-18 against Falls. After Jasmine Lewis made the first two free throws of the game, BC missed its next 8 attempts, then converted just 2 of its final 8 attempts.
Central continues to knock down three pointers, though, hitting five of them in the game, two by Rohde and one apiece by Emma Brauer, Molly Magnus and Caroline Busch.
The victory enabled BC to keep pace with conference leader DSHA. DSHA remains one game ahead of both BC and Sussex Hamilton with one conference game to play. BC will square off with West Allis Central on Feb 27 (at WAC), Hamilton will take on Menomonee Falls, and DSHA will play Brookfield East at East.
Next game: Tuesday, February 25, vs. Oak Creek at Brookfield Central
For the fourth year in a row, the Lancers have established a school record for three point field goals made. This year's squad has hit 120 three-pointers. The record was 93, established in 2003-04, until the 2010-11 season when 96 three-point shots found the bottom of the net. A year later the 2011-12 team hit 100 threes. Then, last year, the Lancers pushed the season record to 117.
Brookfield Central junior forward, Molly Magnus
After a 6-6 start to the game, Brookfield Central outscored the visiting West Allis Central Bulldogs 56-11 through the end of the third quarter to lead, 62-17. With a running clock in the fourth quarter, each team scored four points as the Lancers beat the Bulldogs, 66-21.
The victory kept BC in a second-place tie with Sussex Hamilton, which defeated Menomonee Falls, 60-29. BC and Hamilton each are 9-3, one game in back of DSHA. DSHA will play Brookfield East on Friday.
Lydia Rohde was Brookfield's leading scorer for the 6th straight game. Rohde had five threes and a pair of free throws for 17 points. She also had five assists. Jasmine Lewis went 6-6 from the floor and had a career-high 13 points. Emma Brauer had 11 points, hitting 3 of 3 from the floor and all four of her free throws. Brauer also had a game-high five steals. Alena Moro had 8 rebounds.
Central scored 44 points in the first half, a season high. The Lancers allowed only one point in the third quarter and five points in the second half, the fewest points they have allowed in a quarter and in a half this year.
Next game: Friday, February 21 (7:30) against Menomonee Falls (6-6; 8-11) at Brookfield Central
Brookfield Central once again is ranked in the Journal-Sentinel's Area Top-10, occupying the 9th spot in the rankings. DSHA, who BC beat Friday for the second time this season remains in the 6th slot. The top-ranked team is Oak Creek, Central's opponent on Tuesday of next week.
Lydia Rohde was mentioned in the Journal-Sentinel's "Focus on Girls Basketball" where her ascent to the top of BC's career assists list was noted. Here's a link to the article.
Some statistical odds and ends for your consideration and edification:
Emma Brauer scores following a steal in the first quarter.
It was appropriate that on Valentine's Day the Lancers showed a lot of heart in beating 6th-ranked DSHA for the second time this year.
BC led 12-8 after one quarter but trailed 25-21 at the half. After closing to 27-25 early in the third period, Brookfield saw the Dashers go on a 13-2 run to take a 40-29 lead. The margin was nine with 2.7 seconds to go in the third quarter when Lydia Rohde took an inbound pass, passed upcourt to Jasmine Lewis, and Lewis nailed a three as time expired to make it a 45-39 game.
Brookfield completed a 12-2 run and went ahead 48-47 with 4:55 to play. The Dashers led 50-48 when a BC three put them up, 51-50, with 3:46 to go. DSHA responded with an 8-0 run over the next two minutes to take a 58-51 lead with 1:36 left to play.
Down, but not out, the Lancers scored the final 12 points of the game. Lydia Rohde made an off-balance shot from the middle of the lane to tie things at 58-all with 36.7 seconds to go. Fouled on the drive, Rohde sank the go-ahead free throw.
After another defensive stop, Nicole Hinz took a pass at midcourt and was fouled with 21.5 seconds on the clock. Hinz, who entered the game as the leading free throw shooter in the Greater Metro Conference and shooting 88% at the line for the year, converted the front end of the bonus and then the second free throw to put the Lancers up 61-58.
With the clock ticking down, the Dashers looked for a three point shot. Arike Ogunbowale missed a three from the right wing with about 5 seconds left. The Lancers rebounded, sank two free throws following a technical foul on the Dashers, and went home winners. The 42 points scored by Brookfield in the second half matched their season high for scoring in a half.
Rohde led the Lancers in scoring with 15. Emma Brauer had 13 and, as usual, was brilliant on defense. Hinz and Caroline Busch each had 13 points as well.
The victory, coupled with Brookfield East's win over Sussex Hamilton, left Central tied for second with Hamilton at 8-3, one game in back of DSHA.
Next game: Tuesday, Feb 18, vs West Allis Central at BC
Six assists by Lydia Rohde against West Allis Hale on Tuesday were enough to push her to the top of the BC career assists list. Lydia now has 299 assists, one more than Erin Lueder's 298 (2006-10). Congratulations on a great accomplishment!
Brookfield Central defeated West Allis Hale, 64-41, at Central. Lydia Rohde hit four three-pointers to establish a new school record for threes in a single season. Rohde has 43 threes for the year, breaking the mark of 42 she established two seasons ago.
Rohde also may have climbed to the top spot at BC for career assists. She entered the game just five shy of tying Erin Lueder's 298. Her assist total will be updated in a day or two after review of game film.
The Lancers set a school record for best team free throw percentage in a game by converting all 12 of their attempts. Emma Brauer was 8-for-8 and Rohde was 4-for-4. The previous best was 92.3%, set againt Brookfield East last year when BC went 12-for-13 from the line.
In addition to Rohde, three other Brookfield players scored in double figures. Brauer had 13 points and Alena Moro and Caroline Busch each had 10.
|Rank||3 PT FGs||Player||School|
|1.||31||Lydia Rohde||Brookfield Central|
|3.||15||Madison Grzesiak||Menomonee Falls|
|15||Taylor Klug||Sussex Hamilton|
|5.||14||Nicole Hinz||Brookfield Central|
|6.||12||Caroline Busch||Brookfield Central|
|9||Angela Pichelar||Brookfield East|
|9.||8||Marissa Ignubor||Menomonee Falls|
|8||Nikita Conroy||West Allis Central|
|8||Bailey Berlin||Wauwatosa East|
|8||Molly Diehl||Sussex Hamilton|
Lydia Rohde (L) and Nicole Hinz (R)
WisSports.net announced semifinalists for its annual High School Basketball Awards. Lydia Rohde was one of 15 seniors named in the "Shooter" category and Nicole Hinz was one of the 15 seniors in the "Wing" category. Congratulations to both players. Here are links to the full list in each of the five categories for which awards are given:
The Lancers snapped a two-game losing streak with a 60-31 victory against Wauwatosa East. Lydia Rohde scored a career-high 28 points, despite sitting out almost the entire fourth quarter. Alena Moro had 10 points for the Lancers, who had nine players score. Claire Haynes and Rohde had six rebounds apiece, while Caroline Busch and Rohde led in assists with 5 each.
Rohde connected on seven three-point shots, setting a school record. The old record of 6 was set by Rohde and Debbie Entzminger in separate games during the 2011-12 season. A couple of Rohde's threes were shot from so far out that if basketball had a four-point line, Rohde would now own that record as well. While Rohde was connecting on seven of eight three-point attempts, the rest of the Lancers were 0-16.
The 28 point performance moved Rohde into 4th place on the Lancers all-time scoring list with 825 points. The three players ahead of her are Kelly Svetz (1994-97; 1,219 points), Joana Bielefeld (2005-09; 901), and Erin Lueder (2006-10; 849).
|2.||16.1||161||10||Katie Salmon||Tosa East|
|3.||14.6||131||9||Lydia Rohde||Brookfield Central|
|4.||14.3||129||9||Taylor Klug||Sussex Hamilton|
|5.||14.0||140||10||Angela Pichelar||Brookfield East|
|6.||11.9||107||9||Molly Diehl||Sussex Hamilton|
|7.||11.7||70||6||Marissa Ignubor||Menomonee Falls|
|9.||11.1||111||10||Sam Schuh||West Allis Hale|
|10.||10.6||106||10||Mariah Miller||Brookfield East|
|12.||9.0||81||9||Nicole Hinz||Brookfield Central|
|9.0||81||9||Hannah Menzia||Sussex Hamilton|
|14.||8.1||81||10||Sarah Mueller||West Allis Hale|
|15.||7.6||76||10||Bailey Berlin||Tosa East|
|7.6||68||9||Bria Brown||West Allis Hale|
|7.6||68||9||Tyana Turkvan||West Allis Central|
Claire Haynes against Brookfield East
Brookfield East defeated Brookfield Central 38-36. The victory was the Spartan's first against the Lancers since January 31, 2008. Lydia Rohde was Central's leading scorer with 13 points. Mariah Miller had 14 for East.
Alena Moro shoots while defended by Hannah Menzia
The Lancers almost climbed out of the hole they found themselves in at the end of the first half when they trailed Hamilton, 30-17. Brookfield scored the first 11 points of the third quarter to narrow the Chargers' lead to 30-28, and held the Chargers scoreless until giving up a three in the final seconds of the period. In the final quarter Hamilton outscored Brookfield 15-13 to hold on to the win. The loss puts BC a game behind both Hamilton and DSHA in the loss column.
Hamilton's Hannah Menzia led all scorers with 19 points, 17 of them coming in the first half, and Taylor Klug added 14. Lydia Rohde had 17 for Brookfield, and Emma Brauer had 10. The Chargers hit seven 3 point shots to the Lancers' four, the first time this season that an opponent has hit more threes than BC.
Central's next game is at home on Tuesday, February 4, against Brookfield East (5-3; 6-9).
Brookfield Central continues to be ranked 6th in the area by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal and 9th in Wisconsin in Division 1 by the Associated Press.
The Lancers moved up one spot to 7th in Division 1 in the WisSports.net Coaches Poll. Verona dropped from 7th to 8th and the remainder of the top-10 was unchanged from the week before. Kimberly, Sheboygan North, Oak Creek, Arrowhead, Superior, and Middleton are the six schools ranked ahead of BC.
Community Newspapers publishes Roundball Rankings on a weekly basis. It's an interesting read, focusing on boys and girls basketball teams in the NOW Newspapers and Lake Country areas. Roundball Rankings ranks the BC girls team 4th among out of roughly 50 schools, behind Pewaukee, Arrowhead, and Oak Creek.
|1.||.923||12-13||Nicole Hinz||Brookfield Central|
|2.||.897||26-29||Sam Schuh||West Allis Hale|
|3.||.846||11-13||Taylor Drost||Divine Savior Holy Angels|
|4.||.792||19-24||Arike Ogunbowale||Divine Savior Holy Angels|
|5.||.750||18-24||Angela Pichelar||Brookfield East|
|6.||.692||9-13||Caroline Busch||Brookfield Central|
|.692||9-13||Sami Leach||Divine Savior Holy Angels|
|8.||.667||20-30||Skylar Fox||West Allis Hale|
|9.||.640||16-25||Taylor Klug||Sussex Hamilton|
|10.||.625||15-24||Molly Diehl||Sussex Hamilton|
|.625||15-24||Sarah Mueller||West Allis Hale|
The home game against West Allis Central scheduled for Tuesday, January 28, has been canceled. The game has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 18.
|Rank||3 PT FGs||Player||School||Year|
|1.||14||Lydia Rohde||Brookfield Central||Senior|
|2.||13||Nicole Hinz||Brookfield Central||Senior|
|13||Madison Grzesiak||Menomonee Falls||Freshman|
|4.||10||Arike Ogunbowale||Divine Savior Holy Angels||Junior|
|5.||9||Caroline Busch||Brookfield Central||Freshman|
|6.||7||Angela Pichelar||Brookfield East||Sophomore|
|7.||6||Bailey Berlin||Wauwatosa East||Sophomore|
|6||Nikita Conroy||West Allis Central||Freshman|
|6||Breanna Bolskar||West Allis Hale||Sophomore|
|10.||5||Abby Miller||Brookfield Central||Senior|
|5||Molly Diehl||Sussex Hamilton||Sophomore|
Emma Brauer ranks 16th in assists at BC
Emma Brauer has 49 assists through 13 games to lead the Lancers in that category, and Lydia Rohde is close behind with 48. Brauer now is tied for 16th all-time for assists at Brookfield Central with 108. If she continues to average about 4 assists per game for the remainder of the season, Brauer will end her junior year with approximately 150 assists, which would move her into the 12th spot. Anna Butzlaff (2005-08) ranks 10th with 160 assists.
Meanwhile, Rohde is nearing the #1 ranking in career assists. She has 285, just 13 behind the 298 assists by the 2009-10 Greater Metro Conference Player-of-the-Year, Erin Lueder (2006-10).
|1.||137||22.8||Arike Ogunbowale||Divine Savior Holy Angels|
|2.||87||14.5||Angela Pichelar||Brookfield East|
|3.||84||14.0||Katie Salmon||Wauwatosa East|
|4.||79||13.2||Taylor Klug||Sussex Hamilton|
|5.||73||12.2||Lydia Rohde||Brookfield Central|
|6.||67||11.2||Nicole Hinz||Brookfield Central|
|7.||66||11.0||Sami Leach||Divine Savior Holy Angels|
|66||11.0||Molly Diehl||Divine Savior Holy Angels|
|9.||63||10.5||Mariah Miller||Brookfield East|
|10.||59||9.8||Sam Schuh||West Allis Hale|
|11.||57||9.5||Taylor Drost||Divine Savior Holy Angels|
|12.||52||8.7||Madison Grzesiak||Menomonee Falls|
|52||8.7||Bailey Berlin||Wauwatosa East|
|14.||51||8.5||Hannah Menzia||Sussex Hamilton|
|15.||46||7.7||Nikita Conroy||West Allis Central|
Curious about the Lancers' record against West Allis Hale over the last 10 years? (18-2) Can't sleep at night because you're wondering if BC has played Germantown in the last decade? (January 11, 2005) In a heated dispute with a Divine Savior Holy Angels alum about the results of the last 10 meetings between the Lancers and the Dashers? (BC has a 6-4 edge)
We've got you covered. To see Central's head-to-head record, current win/loss streak, and date of its last win and loss against each opponent the Lancers have played in the past 10 seasons, check out the “Head-to-Head” tab in the “Records” section of this website.
The January 21 Wisconsin Basketball Coaches poll has Brookield Central ranked 8th in the state in Division 1. Kimberly is the top ranked team. Among teams from the area, Oak Creek is 3rd, Arrowhead is 4th, DSHA is 9th and Waukesha West is 10th.
The Associated Press poll ranks BC 9th in the state in Division 1.
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal ranks BC 6th among all schools in the area. The newspaper's weekly Focus on Girls Basketball column also talks about the Lancers' success in shooting threes, and makes specific mention of the long range prowess of Caroline Busch, Lydia Rohde, and Nicole Hinz.
Lydia Rohde scored 26 points to lead Brookfield Central past Muskego, 57-45. Rohde entered the game 8th on the Lancers' all-time scoring list and by the end of the evening had moved into 5th. She now has 758 points. Rohde passed Julie Baughn (736 points; 1994-96), Laura Culhane (738; 1996-00) and Anna Liewen (751; 2009-12). Next on the scoring ladder is Tara Swartz with 811 points.
The Lancers led 17-5 after one quarter. Rohde had 11 points for the Lancers and Nicole Hinz had the other 6. The Lancers built a 29-11 lead late in the second quarter, but from that point on the 0-13 Warriors outscored Brookfield 34-28 and were able to close the gap to seven several times. Some clutch baskets by Rohde in the second half and solid free-throw shooting prevented the Warriors from getting any closer.
Next game: Friday, January 24, at Menomonee Falls. Falls is 3-2 in the conference and 5-7 overall.
|1.||118||23.6||Arike Ogunbowale||Divine Savior Holy Angels|
|2.||75||15.0||Angela Pichelar||Brookfield East|
|3.||70||14.0||Taylor Klug||Sussex Hamilton|
|70||14.0||Katie Salmon||Wauwatosa East|
|5.||64||12.8||Lydia Rohde||Brookfield Central|
|6.||62||12.4||Nicole Hinz||Brookfield Central|
|7.||53||10.6||Mariah Miller||Brookfield East|
|8.||51||10.2||Sam Schuh||West Allis Hale|
|51||10.2||Sami Leach||Divine Savior Holy Angels|
|51||10.2||Molly Diehl||Sussex Hamilton|
|11.||46||9.2||Nikita Conroy||West Allis Central|
|46||9.2||Taylor Drost||Divine Savior Holy Angels|
|46||9.2||Madison Grzesiak||Menomonee Falls|
|14.||42||8.4||Bailey Berlin||Wauwatosa East|
|15.||41||8.2||Bria Brown||West Allis Central|
Nicole Hinz had 16 points against DSHA to lead Brookfield scoring
Brookfield Central grabbed a share of the Greater Metro Conference lead by beating Divine Savior Holy Angels, 55-50, at Brookfield Central. BC is 4-1 and tied with DSHA. Sussex Hamilton and Brookfield East, each 3-1, play each other Friday night, so there will be a three-way tie for first after that game is played. The visiting Dashers entered the game ranked sixth in the state in Division 1.
After making a program-record 12 3-pointers against West Allis Hale in their previous game, the Lancers drilled nine more threes against DSHA, seven of them in the first half. Brookfield took a 29-11 lead into the locker room at the half.
The second half was a different story altogether. Central was ahead, 36-18, with 2:32 to play in the third period. Six minutes later, with 4:38 to play in the fourth quarter, the lead had shrunk to four, 39-35. That's when Carol Busch applied a tourniquet with a three-point bomb from just in front of the Central bench, putting the Lancers up 42-35. A little later Lydia Rohde nailed a pull-up jumper to make the score 46-38. Central scored it's last 9 points from the free throw line. Rohde's free throw with 7 seconds to play gave Brookfield a 55-47 lead. Arike Ogunbowale banked in a long three as time expired to make the final, 55-50.
Central made 18 of 24 free throws in the second half after a first half in which they never went to the line. The free throws were crucial because the Lancers made only three field goals in the second half - the shots by Busch and Rohde in the fourth quarter and a three from Nicole Hinz in the third period. Nine of the Lancers' 14 field goals were 3-pointers, and no Brookfield player made more than one 2-point shot.
Hinz led Brookfield scoring with 16, and Busch had 14. Ogunbowale had 24 for the Dashers, 21 of them in the fourth quarter.
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has ranked Brookfield Central 10th in the area in its weekly rankings, the first time this year the Lancers have appeared in the top-10.
|1.||94||23.5||Arike Ogunbowale||Divine Savior Holy Angels|
|2.||65||16.2||Angela Pichelar||Brookfield East|
|3.||55||13.8||Lydia Rohde||Brookfield Central|
|4.||52||13.0||Taylor Klug||Sussex Hamilton|
|5.||51||12.8||Katie Salmon||Wauwatosa East|
|6.||46||11.5||Nicole Hinz||Brookfield Central|
|7.||45||11.2||Sami Leach||Divine Savior Holy Angels|
|8.||44||11.0||Sam Schuh||West Allis Hale|
|9.||39||9.8||Taylor Drost||Divine Savior Holy Angels|
|10.||38||9.5||Molly Diehl||Sussex Hamilton|
|38||9.5||Nikita Conroy||West Allis Central|
Lydia Rohde drains one of the four three's she made against Hale.
Boom goes the dynamite. There's something about playing in West Allis, and particularly at West Allis Hale, that brings out the best in Brookfield Central's long-range shooting.
On December 5, 2003, BC set a team record by making 10 three-pointers at West Allis Central. Two years ago at Hale, the Lancers broke that record when they hit 11 shots from behind the arc. And Friday night, the Lancers set a new mark when they hit 12 three's at Hale. Lydia Rohde had four, Nicole Hinz and Abby Miller had three apiece, and Emma Brauer and Caroline Busch each had one.
Rohde had 18 first-half points and finished with 22 despite sitting out the final 11 minutes of the game. Hinz had 17, all of them in the second quarter, as she and Rohde combined for 35 of the Lancers' 41 points in the first half.
BC is 3-1 in conference games and 9-1 overall. The 9-1 record matches that of the 2008-09 squad as the best in program history after 10 games.
Next up for Central (Thursday, Jan 16, at BC): Divine Savior Holy Angels, currently ranked third in the state in division 1 in the WisSports.net coaches poll.
Emma Brauer at the free throw line against Baraboo
Emma Brauer has provided extra offensive firepower over the last three games. After averaging 5.2 pts/g for the first six games of the season, Emma has been in double-figures each of the last three games. She scored 12 against Wauwatosa East, 14 against Baraboo, and 16 against Richland Center. Her 16 points against Richland Center was a career-high, eclipsing the 15 points she scored as a freshman against West Allis Central. Emma has done more than just score - she has averaged five assists per game over the past three contests, tops on the team.
The Lancers have three players averaging double-figures over the past three games: Brauer (14.0), Lydia Rohde (13.7), and Nicole Hinz (10.0).
|42||14.0||Salmon, Katie||Tosa East|
|38||12.7||Schuh, Sam||West Allis Hale|
|34||11.3||Klug, Taylor||Sussex Hamilton|
|33||11.0||Rohde, Lydia||Brookfield Central|
|32||10.7||Pichelar, Angela||Brookfield East|
|30||10.0||Mueller, Sarah||West Allis Hale|
|29||9.7||Hinz, Nicole||Brookfield Central|
|29||9.7||Conroy, Nikita||West Allis Central|
|7||Rohde, Lydia||Brookfield Central|
|5||Hinz, Nicole||Brookfield Central|
|5||Grzesiak, Madison||Menomonee Falls|
|4||Salmon, Katie||Wauwatosa East|
|3||Bolskar, Breanna||West Allis Hale|
|3||Conroy, Nikita||West Allis Central|
Some statistical odds and ends after nine games:
-The Lancers are shooting 70.3% on free throw attempts through nine games, and over the past three games they are 44 of 53 (83%). The BC record for free throw percentage for a season is 67.3% (2003-04).
-Three point shooting percentage is 31.0%. The season record is 30.6% (2011-12).
-Emma Brauer has made 18 of her last 19 free throw attempts. She is 21-24 for the year (87.5%).
-The Lancers are averaging 5.0 three-point field goals per game. At that rate, after 24 games - the number of games played the last three seasons - they would have 120 three-pointers. The season record for a BC team is 117, set last year.
-Alena Moro is shooting 59.0% from the floor (23-36).
-Abby Miller's assists-to-turnovers ratio is the best on the team, an outstanding 2.3 to 1 (23 assists vs just 10 turnovers).
-Caroline Busch has a better FG% on three-point shots (37.5%) than two-point shots (31.2%).
-Emma Brauer has more offensive rebounds (22) than defensive rebounds (20). The only other player with more offensive rebounds than defensive rebounds is Kathryn Stief (8 offensive, 5 defensive).
-Lydia Rohde has made 42.4% of her three-point shots. The school record is 41.3% (Abby Miller; Laura Culhane).
Jasmine Lewis shoots a layup against Baraboo
Brookfield Central travelled to Baraboo to play in a holiday tournament against Baraboo and Richland Center. The Lancers defeated Baraboo on Friday, 57-45, and Richland Center on Saturday, 59-31.
Emma Brauer was the leading scorer in each game, with 14 points against Baraboo and 16 against Richland Center. Brauer converted 14 of 15 free throws in the two games. Over the last three games the Lancers are 44-53 from the foul line (83%).
The victories boosted Central's record to 8-1 overall. The next game is January 10, at West Allis Hale.
Alena Moro, Abby Miller, and Kathryn Stief
The Lancers defeated Wauwatosa East, 55-36. Lydia Rohde had 19 points on five threes and four free throws. The BC record for threes in a game is six. Emma Brauer had 12 points and Alena Moro had 10. The win put Central in a four-way tie for second in the GMC at 2-1 (6-1 overall).
The Lancers next games are December 27 and 28 in Baraboo against Baraboo and Richland Center.
Nicole Hinz and Lydia Rohde are among 40 seniors listed in Wissport.net's "Wing Watch List." Each year Wissports.net presents an award to the player it deems the top senior in five categories: point guard, wing, post, defense, and shooter. The list will be trimmed to 15 players later in the season. Rohde also was listed on the "Shooters" list.
Abby Miller lines up a shot against Brookfield East.
Brookfield Central defeated Brookfield East, 44-40, at East on Tuesday night. Nicole Hinz had 19 points to lead all scorers. Central is 1-1 in the GMC, 5-1 overall. East is 1-1 in conference play and 2-6 for the season.
Caroline Busch opened the scoring with a three from in front of the East bench, but East scored the next six points and led 11-9 at the end of the quarter. With the Spartans ahead, 16-13, late in the second quarter, the Lancers ran off six in a row, three of them coming on Hinz's three with two seconds left, putting BC up 19-16 at the half.
Early in the fourth period, the Lancers looked to be on the verge of putting the game away when they moved in front by eight, 31-23, but East clawed back to within two at 31-29. Angela Pichler kept the Spartans alive in the final quarter, scoring 11 of the the team's 18 points.
Although turnovers and missed free throws down the stretch were a problem for the Lancers, credit them with making the big plays and the big shots when they had to be made. Hinz hit a couple of threes in the final period that brought the Central bench to its feet. Lydia Rohde made all four of her fourth quarter free throws, including two with 6.6 seconds to play and the Lancers up, 42-40, to seal the win. It wasn't always pretty, but if you like to watch a team show some heart, answer the challenge, and find ways to win tough games, this one was a keeper.
The JV and freshman play Brookfield East tonight at Central. The freshman tipoff is at 6 and the JV game is at 7:30. Be there!
Emma Brauer drives past Hamilton's Sammy Hagenow
If you told a Brookfield Central fan that the Lancers had just played a game against an opponent that scored two points in the first quarter, made only nine shots the entire game - none of them three-pointers, and shot 44% from the foul line, the response likely would be something like, "Great, how much did we win by?" Alas, ...
The Lancers made a bucket midway through the first quarter, Sussex Hamilton converted a pair of free throws late in the period, and that was all the scoring in a first quarter that ended knotted at 2 points apiece. The Chargers edged ahead in the second period, but a couple of baskets late in the half put the Lancers ahead, 11-10, at the intermission.
Brookfield nudged the lead to five points at 16-11, then Hamilton reeled off 10 in a row as part of a 16-2 run that put them ahead 29-18. Trailing 31-25 with under a minute to play, the Lancers managed a couple of threes from Caroline Busch but fell a point short. Busch was the leading scorer for Brookfield, with eight points.
... since the innaugural Greater Metro Conference girls basketball season of 1998-99, there are three schools which have never had an individual lead the GMC in scoring: Brookfield Central, Sussex Hamilton, and Menomonee Falls.
Congratulations to Lydia Rohde on being named "Student-Athlete-of-the-Week" by SportsRadio 1250.
Caroline Bush lines up a 3 point shot, one of three she made in the game.
The Lancers put together their most consistent performance of the year in beating the Slinger Owls, 59-20. The Lancers jumped to a 16-2 lead after one quarter and pushed the lead to 31-7 by the half. The victory improved Central's record to 4-0, its best start since Dan Wandrey began coaching at BC.
Nicole Hinz led all scorers with 14. Caroline Bush was in double figures for the second game in a row with 11 points. Emma Brauer had 8 points and continues to play outstanding defense on a nightly basis.
In holding an opponent under 30 points for the fourth consecutive game, the Lancers accomplished something they had never done before in Coach Wandrey's 16-season tenure. The 2008-09 team held three consecutive opponents under 30 points in January, 2009.
The Lancers take on Sussex Hamilton at Sussex on Friday night at 7:30.
Rachel Kolb scored 6 points in the Lancers' victory over Racine Park
Brookfield Central defeated Racine Park at Racine on Saturday afternoon, 76-29. The 76 points was the second-highest total scored by the Lancers since the start of the 2001-02 season (85 points vs Milw. Pulaski; March 9, 2010) and only the fourth time they have scored 70 or more in the past 13 seasons.
Central had 24 assists, a new team record, eclipsing the previous high of 23 set against Madison East on January 10, 2012.
Caroline Busch scored 13 points to lead BC, Lydia Rohde added 12, and Alena Moro had 10. All ten active players scored for Central. Busch's 13 points was the second-highest output by a BC freshman since the 2005-06 season (Emma Brauer, 15 points; February 3, 2012). Nicole HInz was the leading rebounder with 9, and Rohde was tops in assists with 7.
Next games: Tuesday (12/10) vs Slinger; Friday (12/13) at Sussex Hamilton.
The last time the Lancers started a season 2-0 was in 2002.
Lydia Rohde's 26 points in the two games this past weekend moved her up the Brookfield Central Girls Basketball all-time scoring list, into 11th place. Lydia has scored 627 points in her high school career. She is 24 points away from the number 10 spot on the list, currently occupied by Valerierose Agnello (2008-11), who now plays for the NCAA Division 1 Wichita State Shockers.
Player-Of-The-Game, Nicole Hinz
Three solid quarters outweighed one poor one and allowed the Lancers (2-0) to claim their second victory of the season, defeating Green Bay Preble (0-2), 35-28.
It was a game marked by scoring runs by each team. BC jumped to a 10-2 lead in the first quarter, then yielded 12 straight points to Preble to fall behind, 14-10. The Lancers scored the next five to go back on top, 15-14. Preble followed with a 10-point run, scoring the last eight points of the first half and the first two of the second half to go up by nine, 24-15. BC reeled off the next 14 points to grab a 29-24 lead and never trailed again. Caroline Busch helped seal the win, sinking a free throw with 43 seconds to play to put the Lancers up by four.
Nicole Hinz scored 11 points and Lydia Rohde had 10 to pace Brookfield.
Next up: Racine Park (at Racine) next Saturday, Dec 7 at 4:15 p.m.
Lydia Rohde scores the first two points of the season.
Nicole Hinz poured in 22 points and Lydia Rohde added 16 more to power the Lancers to a 60-29 win over Stevens Point. Kathryn Steif chipped in with seven points. The Lancers shot a sizzling 55% from the floor (25-45) and outrebounded Stevens Point, 34-20.
Rohde had 13 and Hinz had 10 at the intermission, each hitting several shots from long range. Rohde connected on three 3s and Hinz had two to account for all of the Lancers' scoring from beyond the arc. Abby Miller had 6 assists.
The Lancers built an 11-1 lead during the first period and stretched it to 35-16 at the half.
Several BC girls scored the first points of their varsity career, including junior Molly Magnus (4 points), sophomore Rachel Kolb (3 points), and freshman Claire Haynes (2 points). Freshman and starting point guard Caroline Busch did not put up any shots but played a solid floor game and showed quick feet and intensity on defense.
Sarah Fotsch will play for the Air Force Academy in 2013-14
Sarah Fotsch, a captain on last year's Brookfield Central team, is playing for the Air Force Academy this season. Sarah was a starter for the Falcons in their
After playing for Kishwaukee junior college the past two years, Valerierose Agnello (BC class of 2011) received a scholarship to play at Wichita State University. Val played 19 minutes in the Shockers' opening game of the season today. Follow this link to see Val's bio page on the Wichita State website.
Anna Liewen (BC 2012) is in her second year at Northern Michigan and was a starter and the Wildcats' leading rebounder in their exhibition game against UW-Green Bay on Nov 2. Anna started 17 games for Northern Michigan last year. Anna's Northern Michigan bio page.
Lily Sandstrom (BC 2010) will be playing for Northland College this year. This will be Lily's first season of college basketball. Northland will play at Mount Mary on December 7 at 2 pm. so mark your calendars and come out to support Lily. Northland College Women's Basketball.
The Varsity schedule for 2013-14 has been announced. The Lancers open their season on Friday, November 29, at 4:15 p.m. against Stevens Point in the 2013 Thanksgiving Shootout. The conference opener is Friday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Sussex Hamilton.
Non-conference opponents are Stevens Point (17-6), Green Bay Preble (7-16), Slinger (9-14), Muskego (10-14), and Oak Creek (23-2). BC will also play two games at the Baraboo Holiday Tournament on Friday, December 27 and Saturday, December 28, against two non-conference opponents not yet determined.
The 2013 Brookfield Central Thanksgiving Shootout will be held Friday, November 29 and Saturday, November 30.
This annual event features many of the premier girls basketball programs in Wisconsin. The 2013 Shootout includes three of the four D1 state tournament semifinalists (state champ Milwaukee Riverside, runner-up Mukwonago, and Arrowhead) and D2 finalists, state champ Green Bay Notre Dame and runner-up New Berlin Eisenhower.
The complete schedule is available for download here.