Saturday, February 11, 2012
Blue Dukes fend off numerous rallies for 61-46 North Shore Conference victory.
Whitefish Bay's boys basketball team continues a solid encore season to last year's WIAA Division 2 state title with a 61-46 victory over Port Washington on Friday night. The Blue Dukes (13-5, 8-3 North Shore Conference) have lost twice to top-ranked Division 1 juggernaut Germantown, and have two other 1-point losses. They have won five of their last six games. Port Washington (8-11, 4-7) is headed the other direction, having lost four in a row and nine of its last 11. See a photo gallery from the girls game on Friday, and add your own photos from the night to the Fan Gallery.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Girls and boys play varsity doubleheader, and Patch will have complete coverage and then some.
North Shore Conference rivals Port Washington and Whitefish Bay play a girls and boys varsity basketball doubleheader on Friday, and Patch brings its Full-Court Press to the Blue Dukes Field House. Action begins at 5:45 p.m. with the girls game. The first class of the Whitefish Bay Athletic Hall of Fame is inducted between games, with the boys game to begin about 7:30. Whitefish Bay (15-2, 9-1 North Shore Conference) is ranked No. 4 in the state in Division 2. The Blue Dukes’ only losses have come to Division 1 teams, including top-ranked Nicolet. Coach Greg Capper’s team continues to play excellent defense, as only Nicolet (40 points) and Tosa West (41) have managed at least 40 points against his team. Maya Jonas and Lyndsey Agnew are the…
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Patten scores 32 points to lead the team past Wisconsin Lutheran in sectional final game.
After watching Wisconsin Lutheran turn a 16-point deficit into a three-point lead in overtime, senior center Jamie Schneck admitted to having a bit of a flashback to 2010 when Whitefish Bay suffered a 17-point defeat to Catholic Memorial in the sectional final. And there was very little Schneck could do about it, since he had fouled out earlier in the overtime period. But in the end, his teammates had his back. Senior forward Ron Patten hit a driving, twisting shot in the lane with 25 seconds left to lead Whitefish Bay to a 51-50 overtime victory over Wisconsin Lutheran in the WIAA Division 2 Sectional Final Saturday afternoon at Marquette University's Al McGuire. “We didn’t want to go out like that again,” Schneck said. “What we wanted …
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Homestead travels to Whitefish Bay and claims 60-53 North Shore Conference victory.
Whitefish Bay committed 21 turnovers in losing a 60-53 decision to Homestead in a North Shore Conference boys basketball game on Tuesday. On Friday before the Blue Dukes host Cedarburg, the Hoops booster club hosts an indoor tailgate from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. in the "Link" area of the fieldhouse lobby. Get a walking taco, cookie and soda or water. Proceeds benefit the boys and girls basketball programs at Whitefish Bay. It's also senior night, and the Blue Dukes will recognize eight senior players before the game.
Dominican grabs sole possession of first place with big conference win.
The Dominican boys basketball team is known for an offensive arsenal that averages more than 60 points per game in conference play, but the Knights know they can play defense, too. Led by senior forward Iman Johnson, the Knights cranked up their defensive intensity in the second half, smothered Racine St. Catherine’s offense to allow just four made field goals after the intermission and won the battle for first place in the Midwest Classic Conference, 40-30. That defense was the key to the game, said Dominican head coach Paul Wollersheim said. “Both games we played – we held them to 28 the first game and 30 this game. Our guys worked to really defend them well. “The last two games we didn’t defend very well, but tonight I told the guys, …
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Patten leads the charge with 23 points in non-conference game.
Although high school basketball playoffs don’t start until the end of February, Whitefish Bay and Marquette sure opened this month up feeling like the post season is just around the corner. Whitefish Bay students rushed the court after Marquette senior Quinten Calloway’s 3-point attempt at the end of regulation rattled out to give the Blue Dukes a 58-55 win Saturday night. “This game was real big,” Whitefish Bay senior Ron Patten said. “Marquette’s one of the best teams in the state so it was real big for us. Everybody played hard, played defense and we pulled it out.” The game turned out to be a bit of back-and-forth as to who would hit a bigger shot between Patten and MUHS’s Calloway. Calloway started the game hot, scoring all 10 of the …
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Dukes win seventh straight, 72-40.
If you’re a fan of Whitefish Bay boys basketball, it doesn’t get much better than this. The Blue Dukes extended their winning streak to seven games with a 72-40 demolition of visiting Hartford Tuesday night. “I don’t think any coach ever expects a night like this,” Hartford coach Ben Hoffmann said. “I knew (the Blue Dukes) were good and they’re on a roll … and they have a good all-around team. “I knew it was going to be a difficult matchup, but I thought our guys really came out flat tonight. That’s on me, that’s on them, that’s on the whole program. You can’t play that like and hope to even keep it close.” No offense to the Orioles, but flat might be a bit of an understatement. After a pair of 3-pointers by sophomore DJ Bednar and senior …
Friday, January 21, 2011
Senior scores career-high 40 in conference win
A couple years ago, Matt Schneck earned the nickname "Diesel" while playing basketball at Whitefish Bay. When younger brother Jamie started working his way up the ranks, people started to refer to him as "Baby Diesel." It seems safe to say the "Baby" part can officially be dropped. The newer "Diesel" poured in a career-high 40 points Friday night as the Blue Dukes blew open a close game at halftime to run away from Milwaukee Lutheran, 71-58. "Jamie's a huge part of this team," Whitefish Bay coach Kevin Lazovik said. "It was great to see him get those rebounds — those were huge for us — and then his teammates did a good job finding him and he did a great job finishing for us." After a layup by Schneck to end the first quarter, Bay (7-5 …