Some bits and pieces on basketball ...
Feel free to check out my story on the Tosa West boys, who start three freshman this season at www.wauwatosanow.com/sports/future-is-now-for-west-boys-lt3lbc3-136625338.html.
Brookfield Central and Wauwatosa East should both be unbeaten in league play when they meet on Jan. 13 at Tosa East. Neither of these teams are afford to go into a game with a good opponent and not play well - they are not that good. Only when they play to the best of their ability can they be assured of success.
You might say, 'Duh, that's logical.' My point is I saw the number 1 team in the state Germantown take both of these teams apart - and the Warhawks didn't play that well. That's the difference.
Both Central and Tosa East are deep. Central is tall and TE isn't, playing several guards, sometimes five at a time.
BC has a more consistent half-court offense and a 1-3-1 zone that makes it tough to score on. If the Red Raiders transition game is cookin', however, they can beat most good teams. The Lancers 1-3-1 zone vs. the Red Raiders 1/2 court offense will decide the winner.
It will be fun to watch the Carroll brothers - junior Anthony of Tosa East and freshman Andre of Tosa West - square off. It is the first time they have played each other in an organized game.
mark Jan. 13 on your calendar - that's when unbeaten New Berlin Eisenhower hosts South Milwaukee, two unbeaten teams in the Black Division of the Woodland Conference. No one has come close to the Lions so far - cross-town rival New Berlin came within 14.