By Dan Truttschel~Sports Correspondent
The varsity head coaching career of Jerod Boyd got off to a great start last week.
In his debut with the Westosha Central girls basketball program, Boyd’s Falcons overcame a halftime deficit for a 64-38 non-conference win over visiting West Allis Central.
The win improved the Falcons to 1-0 overall.
After it fell behind the first two quarters, the Falcons’ defense went to work the rest of the way.
Central only allowed 12 second-half points to fuel its comeback.
Jaela McGill led the way with 21 points, followed by Megan Ziesmann with 13 points and eight rebounds.
Central opens its Southern Lakes Conference schedule Thursday night when it travels to Elkhorn. The Falcons close out their week at Kenosha St. Joseph’s Saturday, Dec. 14.
Attempts to reach Boyd for comment were unsuccessful by press time.
Central boys fall by three
The Westosha Central boys basketball team dug itself an 11-point hole in the first half Dec. 5 at Elkhorn, only to see a second-half rally fall just short in a 49-46 setback.
Elkhorn led 31-20 at halftime. The Falcons outscored the Elks 11-6 in the third quarter and 15-12 in the fourth but couldn’t close out the rally.
Glenn Karsten led the Falcons with 18 points, followed by Ben Graveley with 13.
Earlier in the week, Central had little trouble with host Kenosha Christian Life in a 74-38 non-conference win. The Falcons jumped out
to a 17-4 first-quarter lead and never were threatened from there.
Karsten had 18 points to lead the way, followed by Graveley with 16 and Ron Hall and Jordan Easthon each with nine.
Central was back in action Tuesday night against visiting Badger.
The Falcons travel to rival Wilmot Friday night for a 7 p.m. SLC matchup with the Panthers.
Attempts to reach Central coach Dave Sjong for comment were unsuccessful.
Wrestlers win opener
The Central wrestling team opened its season last week with a 54-30 SLC win at Wilmot.
Central received six forfeit and added two victories on the mat to account for the final score.
Earning wins for the Falcons were Damien Davis (285), by pin in 4:24 over John Lass, and Jon Culp (152), by pin in 1:34 over Austin Price.
Receiving forfeits were Zach Biehn (195), Randy Hogan (220), Lucas Leydens (126), Jon Heck (138), Cory Hauser (145) and Erik Nielsen (170).
Dropping matches to the Elks were Michael Mosback (106), by pin in 5:31 to Jacob Wagemann; Michael Hedrick (113), by pin in 4:29 to Lucas
Phillips; Griffin Bollendorf (120), by pin in 3:06 to Matthew Wagemann; Jeremy Cavill (132), by pin in 1:11 to Jake Morgan; Michael Holmes (160), by pin in 3:13 to Jordan Cates; and Seth Willis (182), by pin in 1:32 to Ben Wiltberger.
Central travels to Elkhorn Thursday night for an SLC dual match.
The Falcons will compete at the Waunakee Invitational Saturday, Dec. 14, at 9 a.m.
Attempts to reach Central coach Matt Schmeckel for comment were unsuccessful by press time.