Thursday, January 28, 2010

Lots of good B-Ball on the horizon.

from today's Waukesha Freeman --

A LOOK AHEAD Two-team boys race for now
Catholic Memorial could be tough to catch

By Daniel Mike Freeman Staff

WAUKESHA – The Arrowhead and Catholic Memorial boys basketball teams have broken away slightly from the rest of the Classic 8 Conference. The Crusaders went through the first half of league play 7-0, while Arrowhead is right behind at 6-1. Waukesha North and Waukesha West are tied for third at 4-3. But it’s safe to say neither team is going to let up.

“I think Waukesha West is a huge factor in this whole thing,” said Arrowhead coach Craig Haase, whose team hosts the Wolverines on Friday. “They have three losses in the conference, but they only have three overall. They took us into double overtime and lost to CMH by five. “The rest of the conference is solid enough to beat anyone.” CMH will host Mukwonago, a 2-5 team that beat West by 18 and with a big scoring threat in senior guard Ty Bauschek, who is averaging 15.7 points per game.

“If they play the way they played against us, (Memorial) is not going to lose,” Haase said. “They played as well as any team we’ve seen this year. “T.J. Bray was unstoppable against us, and they have good pieces around him. Derek Schell has played well all year, and their big kid inside (senior Austin Pucylowski) is much improved.”

For Arrowhead, Haase simply wants his team to keep focusing on each game and not looking ahead to a rematch with CMH later this season. “We’ve got to take care of business,” Haase said. “(Seven-footer) Ben (Mills) has definitely had a great season for us, and it’s definitely key when he comes out and plays aggressive. When our kids look for Ben and find Ben, good things happen for us.”

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