ARTICLES COURTESY OF IKE SPORTS WRITER, JOHN STEPPE
IKE Takes Down Tosa West on Senior Night
The Eisenhower Lions defeated the Wauwatosa West Trojans, 59-56, Friday in the final regular season home game of the year. The seniors- Alex Lunde, Derek Steck, Ryan Macho, CJ Emmer, and Jason Ludwig- were honored for their contributions to the program before the game, but the juniors were the ones to take control of the game.
Junior Stephen Kraninger led the game with 19 points. Kraninger said that his performance was "pretty good, " but did not shy away from complimenting the team effort. He said, "It was a good team win." He continued, "Our shooting was pretty good tonight."
Fellow juniors Jack Sirek and Jordan Canady put up quality performances in the winning effort. The two guards combined to put up 23 points.
The seniors did not make a big splash Friday night on the scoreboard but their impact was felt on the court in their final regular season home game of their high school careers.
The Lions, regardless of what happens this week, will have at least one playoff home game. Considering the fact that the Lions will finish the regular season winning five of their last six home games, a home game in the playoffs will give Ike a noteworthy advantage in the Regionals.
IKE Flies Past Rival Vikes
The Eisenhower Lions sprinted past the New Berlin West Vikings in the battle for city bragging rights Tuesday, 87-53.
Ike set the tone early with very good team defense, conceding just eight points in the opening quarter, and continued to execute on that end of the court throughout the game.
Eisenhower's gigantic lead gifted veteran coach Dave Scheidegger an opportunity to give minutes to his reserves. The biggest beneficiary might have been backup point guard Tyler Komar, who led the Lions with 17 points.
Part of this lopsided result was the fact that New Berlin West fired coach Christopher Foley for an off-the-court incident Friday night. The combination of this surprise coaching change and the Vikings' 1-12 Woodland Conference West record made this game virtually unwinnable for West.
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