Tosa boys playing some holiday thrillers

Published on: 12/31/2009

The Tosa boys teams have been playing some holiday thrillers, as Wauwatosa West and Wauwatosa East just finished a busy week.

COMEBACK KIDS - The Trojans from Tosa West were down by 10 points with 1:54 left against Appleton East at home Wednesday night. Then get this...

  • A.J. Krause hit a 3-pointer.
  • Sam Krenzien stole the ball, scored, was fouled and sank the free throw.
  • Appleton East hit 1-of-2 free throws.
  • Krenzien hits a lay-up
  • Anthony Carroll scores a bucket, is fouled and sinks the FT to tie the score.
  • East sinks 1-of-2 free throws
  • West coach Mike Landisch called an isolation play for Carroll, but he got cut off, found Krenzien who scored to give West the lead.
  • Krenzien then steals the ball and scores for a 64-61 lead.

Landisch has the Trojans 6-3, 5-2 in the Woodland Conference. With Krenzien and Ray Sterling, Jr. back to lead West, the addition of the talented freshman Anthony Carroll (call him AC) has added to the excitement and improvement of a talented West team.

WHO ARE THESE GUYS - After playing a terrible game and losing to an average Pius XI team on Sunday night in the Wisconsin Basketball Yearbook 2009 Shootout at the Al, the Red Raiders came back and upset long-time rival Milwaukee Washington the next night.

TE coach Tim Arndorfer called a time-out after the Purgolders took the lead with 4.2 seconds left, got the ball to his leading scorer Danny Sayles, who raced down the left side of the court and drilled a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

"I looked for the referees to make sure the shot counted," Arndorfer said. "Then I looked around me and I was by myself standing on the bench."

Everyone had piled on Sayles. "It was a big pile," Arnie said. "But it was a big win."

This is not a super talented Red Raider team, but they showed what kind of heart they had with that type of effort after playing perhaps their worst game of the year the night before.

Tosa East had two 1-point losses, a 4-pointer and a 5-pointer among their losses (3-7 overall record).