HA Classic… The West Bend Championships (Saturday)

The finals of this year’s unofficial “West Bend Championships” began with the visiting team from Hartford, St. Kilian’s, matched up against Silverbrook-White in the 7th grade division for 5th place. St. Kilian’s outscored Silverbrook early and maintained the lead for a 45-29 victory. St. Kilian’s had three players in double digits: Aaron Nytes (14 points), John Turchi (13) and John Michalak (10). Jacob Reich and Micah Emrich each scored eight points for the Vikings.

In the 8th grade battle for 5th place, St. John’s outscored Silverbrook-Blue,13-3, in the second period to turn a one point first period deficit into a 24-17 halftime lead. St. John’s continued the fast pace to take a 15 point third period lead and posting a 50-38 win. Joel Komurka paced the Eagles with 22 points, including a trio of three-pointers, while Josh Senkbeil contributed 10 points. Silverbrook scoring was led by Jacob Lenz (12 points) followed by Mason Myers and Zach Nowatzki with 8 each.

Moving on to 3rd place games, Matt Tomey tallied 8 of his 10 points in the first period to help stake Cabrini-White to a 14-8 early lead against Silverbrook-Blue in the 7th grade division. David Grintjes (17 points) continued to provide scoring power for the Knights as they cruised to a 41-29 victory. Silverbrook’s CJ Pfeil poured in 14 points first half points.

At the eighth grade level, Holy Angels started the second period with eight unanswered points to erase a Silverbrook-White first period lead to jump out to a 14-8 lead. Zach Baun’s three pointer cut the lead to 14-12 at the half, but it was the closest the Vikings would get as Sam Michels hit clutch shots to keep the Royals in the lead. A pair of late free throws by Kenny Holbrook gave the host school a 29-24 win and the third place trophy. Michels led the Royals with 10 points, while Baun led all scorers with 16 points.

Undefeated in 7th grade pool play, Holy Angels and Cabrini-Green squared off in a battle of defenses in a closely played game. At the end of three periods, the Knights held a 20-15 edge over the host school as Matt Koerner’s tallied 9 of his game-high 13 points. Holy Angels couldn’t get shots to drop through most of the game but found a spark in the fourth period as Brady Backhaus connected under the basket and later added a pair of free throws. It wasn’t enough though as Cabrini held off the Royals for a 26-24 win and the first place trophy in the HA Classic.

In the 8th grade championship, Cabrini jumped out to a 8-4 first period lead over St. Mary’s which they maintained through the first three stanzas. Riley Lutz caught fire with three baskets and a pair of free throws in less than three minutes of the final stanza to push the Cabrini lead to 33-23. Both teams had difficulty from the free throw line throughout the night and couldn’t capitalize on the opponent’s fouls. Although Cabrini missed seven free throws down the stretch, they were able to post a 42-34 win and claim the unofficial West Bend Championship. Lutz paced Cabrini with 15 points, while St. Mary’s Josh Breuer led all scorers with 16 points.

The final standing in the 33rd annual Holy Angels Classic, the “West Bend Championships”…

7th Grade:

1st…St. Frances Cabrini-Green, 2nd…Holy Angels, 3rd…St. Frances Cabrini-White, 4th…SIlverbrook-Blue, 5th…St. Kilian, 6th…Silverbrook-White

8th Grade:

1st…St. Frances Cabrini, 2nd…St. Mary’s Parish, 3rd…Holy Angels, 4th…Silverbrook-White, 5th…St. John’s, 6th…Silverbrook-Blue

The 2011 Classic featured a fan participation event, the Halftime ShootOut, in which four contestants shoot baskets in a musical chair format with the last person standing winning a prize and a raffle chance for a bike provided by Mountain Outfitters of West Bend.

Jacob Droese, a member of the St.Mary’s Parish team, won the bike as his name was pulled in the winners’ raffle. Holy Angels AD Mitch Draxler presented the prize.

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