The Sussex Hamilton varsity basketball team has sported an untarnished record so far this season. The team’s perfection will be put to the test Tuesday as they hit the hard court for sole possession of first place in the Greater Metro Conference.
The Chargers (11-0, 5-0 Greater Metro) will host the Brookfield Central Lancers (9-1, 5-0 Greater Metro) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hamilton High School. The winner will take sole possession of first place in the conference at the halfway point in the season.
The Chargers come into Tuesday’s matchup after posting a convincing 58-28 win over West Allis Hale in an emotional, and heart-warming game. Fans from both teams wore the colors of the opposition to show solidarity in the face of dual tragedies. Both schools were mourning the death of student at their respective schools, which occurred just a week prior.
According to Wissports.net, the Chargers are led in scoring by junior Brady Ellingson. The 6-foot, 4-inch guard is averaging 23.6 points per game, and also leads the team in three-pointers with 39.
The Lancers are also fresh off a 58-42 home victory against Wauwatosa East. The Lancers have won 9 straight after losing their season opener 66-64 to Germantown – the defending state champions. Junior guard Riley LaChance leads the lancer scoring just over 20 points per game. He scored a career high, 32 points, against Germantown in the season opener.
Sussex Patch will be blogging live updates from the game Tuesday. Check Patch Tuesday evening and join live scores and conversation during this crucial conference matchup.