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Indians' Spirited Rally Falls Short Against Rivals

The Indians trimmed a 20-point deficit in the fourth quarter against archival Sussex Hamilton Tuesday, but fell five points short of their first victory.

A spirited comeback in the fourth quarter came up short for the Menomonee Falls boys basketball team Tuesday, and the hunt continues for their first win on the season.

The Indians hosted the Sussex Hamilton Chargers in another installment of the fierce cross-town rivalry. The Indians trailed the Chargers by 20 points heading into the fourth quarter, but snipped the lead to single digits by outscoring their rivals 21-6.

The comeback livened up the crowds from both schools, and friendly taunts ping-ponged back and forth in the cozy confines of the MFHS gymnasium. However, the Indians ran out of clock and lost 52-47.

Senior forward Zach Murray led the late rally scoring eight of his 12 points in the final act. The Indians were lead by senior Brandon Ramey who scored 13 points on the evening.

Although the Chargers and Indians are rivals on the court, the two schools teamed up and participated in the “Coaches vs. Cancer” program. Both teams sold t-shirts for $10 to raise funds and cancer awareness.

With the loss Tuesday, the Indians fell to 0-7 overall and 0-2 in Greater Metro Conference play. Falls will look to get off the schneid against Whitefish Bay (6-2, 4-1 North Shore) at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Al McGuire Center in Milwaukee. Tickets are currently on sale at the Athletic Office at MFHS and are $7 apiece. Student Section tickets are $5 each. If you have any questions, call 255-8414.

jerry mislang December 22, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Good, hard fought, clean game. Both coaches are class guys, students from both schools were "entertaining" without being crass. Overall, a good night to be at a high school basketball game.

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