Girls basketball takes the conference championship

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The girls basketball team is named conference champ for the first time since 2012.

For the first time since 2012, the Pewaukee High Schools girls basketball team won the title of Conference Champions on February 12th, a title previously held by New Berlin Eisenhower. The girls basketball team earned the number two seed in the conference playoffs, with a winning record of 17-6. They caused a ruckus when they won 1250AMTheFan’s team of the week in January. With five seniors graduating this year, they were given the opportunity to shine.

The Pewaukee Pirates went into Friday night’s game against New Berlin West confidently, and played well with a victory of 53-47. They employed a number of effective defenses to stop New Berlin from getting to the hoop. They used a man to man, to make sure to cover the post, which was one of the opponent’s main scoring methods. Senior Morgan Goodman was a star at driving to the basket and successfully gaining points for the Pirates. Sophomore Ava Westerman and Junior Sarah Newcomer were putting three’s up on the scoreboard to continue to put the Pirates in the lead.

The Pirates used a quick trapping zone to slow down the transition up and down the court, and to further prevent driving to the basket. Their offense ran smoothly using a flex offense with lots of driving to the basket and cutting to accumulate baskets and fouls to get them in the bonus. Senior Jordan Berglin was a defensive hero with lots of steals off of the press with her impressive vertical jump.

In the game against New Berlin Eisenhower, for the Regional Finals, the Pirates were down by only a few points at halftime and ended up losing by just a few points, knocking them out of the playoffs. With going to State last year, the Pirates hoped to build on that momentum for this year. Sadly, Eisenhower was just a tough nut to crack.

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