News (2017-18)

8/04 – Pat Bell Named Head Coach

Pat Bell has been named the new head coach for the Hamilton Wildcats Boys’ Basketball program.  A graduate of MPS, Coach Bell has coached collegiately as at UW-Whitewater and more recently at his alma mater, Riverside High School.  Hamilton will be his first experience as a head coach.  He is currently a special education teacher at Bay View High School in Milwaukee.  Visit his full profile by clicking HERE.

9/07 – Open House and Parent Night

Hamilton Boys’ Basketball will have a booth set up during the 9th Grade Parents Night on Wednesday, Sept 13th from 5-7pm as well as during Open House on Tuesday, Sept 19th from 6-8pm.  Join us and bring your family to meet the coaches, learn more about the new Boys’ Basketball program, and get information on the upcoming season.

9/28 – Sponsorship Opportunities

Hamilton Boys’ Basketball is seeking partners to sponsor the program.  We need supplies and equipment for the upcoming season and into the seasons to come in the future.  Sponsors will have the opportunity to advertise in a variety of ways in a partnership with our program.  If you know of any local businesses who are looking to promote their brand please have them get in contact with Coach Pat at coachpatbell26@gmail.com.

10/01 – Varsity Fall League

The varsity team begins their fall league today at Brookfield Central High School.  This competitive league, which includes some of the top high school programs in the state, runs throughout the month of October every Sunday.  Come support your Wildcats.  You can find the schedule by clicking HERE.

10/08 – Open House and Parent Night

Hamilton Boys’ Basketball will be represented at the next open house on Thursday, October 19th from 5:00pm to 7:30pm.  Join us and bring your families to meet the coaches, learn more about the new Boys’ Basketball program, and get information on the upcoming season.

10/14 – Varsity & JV Schedules Finalized

The varsity and junior varsity schedules are now finalized!  The varsity team will play in major areas tournaments such as their open in the Fresh Coast Classic against Sussex Hamilton (11/24 @ 12:45pm) at UWM’s Klotsche Center, the Terry Porter Classic against Franklin (12/02 @ 3:00pm), and the marquee game in the City Review at the Bradley Center against their new rival, Riverside (1/11 @ 8:00pm).

This year’s varsity schedule includes 12 City Conference games and 10 non-conference games, mostly against top competition from the area and around the state.  There will be a total of 8 home games at Hamilton and the season tips off with a scrimmage at Kettle Moraine High School on Saturday, November 13th.

Check out the full schedule by clicking HERE!

10/20 – Bucks Game

Student-athletes of the program attended the Bucks vs Cavs games tonight at the Bradley Center.  The program would like to thank the Bucks and Athletic Director Nichols for making this possible.

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11/12 – Freshmen Schedule Finalized

The freshmen team’s schedule has been finalized.  They will play in 18 games this season including major tournaments such as Fresh Coast Classic (Nov 24) vs Sussex Hamilton, Terry Porter Classic (12/02) vs Franklin, and the Nicole Ellis Classic (1/06) vs Mukwonago.  The team will also be participating in MPS’s freshmen league where they will play 10 games against city opponents on Saturday mornings beginning 12/09 when they face Riverside at Bay View High School at 9:00am.  To see full schedules for all levels, click HERE.

11/18 – Scrimmages

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All three levels competed in pre-season scrimmages on Saturday with the freshmen and junior varsity teams competing at Franklin High School and the varsity at Kettle Moraine.  All three teams were successful, but still have a lot to work on.  It was the last time the three teams will play before the real games begin this week with the Fresh Coast Classic on Friday against Sussex Hamilton and Saturday against Green Bay Preble up in Green Bay.

11/24 – First Game

The Wildcats faced off against Sussex Hamilton in their first game of the season in the Fresh Coast Classic at UWM.

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12/3 – Keontae White featured on Fox 6

Senior Keontae White was featured on Fox 6’s Sunday night High School Hot Shot segment.

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Click to watch the segment here

12/10 – Hamilton Guards Featured on Midwest Ballers

Senior Keontae White and junior Marquis Barry were featured on the Midwest Ballers channel on Youtube for their performances against Waukesha South on 12/09.  The Wildcats, who won the game 67-57, had solid games from the guards who combined for 42 of the team’s 67 points, White scoring 23 and Barry 19.

12/14 – Coach Pat on ESPN Radio

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Coach Pat was featured on ESPN radio last night during their high school sports segment.  He promoted Hamilton Basketball and spoke about the future outlook of the program.

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12/19 – The Wildcats face #9 Racine Park

The Wildcats will face one of the top schools in the state tonight at Hamilton.  The Wildcats (3-3) go up against Racine Park (5-1), currently ranked 9th in area rankings.  Come out to support all three teams as they battle the Panthers beginning at 4:00pm.  A win tonight will give the Wildcats momentum heading into the Christmas break and into conference completion in January.

1/08 – City Review

Hamilton will be facing Riverside on Thursday, January 11th at 8:00pm at the BMO Bradley Center.  Pre-sale tickets can be purchased from Ms. Nichols in Room 170, $6 for students and $8 for adults.  On game night, all tickets are $10 so it is strongly suggested that students and parents purchase the pre-sale tickets while they are still available.

1/09 – Why I Play

Junior guard, Cornell Oliver is featured on MPS’s #WhyIPlay’ on YouTube.

1/11 – City Review

The Wildcats faced Riverside in the City Review at the BMO Bradley Center on Thursday.  It was the last high school basketball game that will ever be held at the historic Bradley Center.

1/16 – Keontae White Scores 1,000

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Tonight in a 79-46 victory against South Division, Keontae White scored his 1,000th point.  He finished the night with 27 points and continues to look to cap off his senior season with a conference championship and player of the year honors.  The Wildcat Basketball program would like to congratulate Keontae on this accomplishment.

*BREAKING NEWS* Keontae White Scores 44 and the Wildcats win 10th in a row!

1/22 – Keontae White Scores 44 Points

Senior guard Keontae White scored a career high 44 points during a 99-73 win  Monday night against Madison High School.  He was able to convert on 19 of 25 field goals, 5 of which were 3 pointers.  In addition to his 44 points, he managed to assist on 8 baskets as well.  White has scored an amazing 92 points in the last 3 games.  Within that stretch, he captured his 1,000 point against South Division on 1/16.  Check out the game photos here.

1/23 – The Wildcats Make it 10 in a Row!

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The Hamilton Basketball Program has won a season high 10 games straight.  They won games 9 and 10 on Monday night against Madison High School via victories by the JV and varsity teams.  No team, freshmen, junior varsity, or varsity has lost in almost 2 weeks and all teams are enjoying a multi-game winning steak.  The freshmen have taken out their last 4 opponents, the JV and varsity, their last 3.  

Within the 10 game winning streak, each team has captured a huge win: the Freshmen winning by 38 against Tech on 1/19, the JV winning by 48 against Tech the same night, and the Varsity winning by 33 against South Division on 1/16.  

The program looks to extend the winning streak later this week as the JV and varsity teams face SCTE at Hamilton on 1/25.  Currently, SCTE’s varsity is at the top of the conference at 4-1 and hold a 10-3 overall record.  Come out to support the Wildcats on Thursday!

1/28 – Wildcat Guard Featured in Newspaper

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Senior guard, Keontae White was featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Prep Salutes: This week’s area achievements.  The article highlighted the team’s 4 game winning streak and how Keontae scored his 1,000 point and a career high 44 points within that stretch.  Read the article by clicking here.

1/31 – HAMILTON WILDCATS ARE MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL TEAM OF THE WEEK

The Wildcats were named one of the team’s of the week in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sunday’s paper.  The article highlights the team’s 4 game winning streak and standout performances by senior guards Keontae White and Xavier Davis.  Read the full article by clicking below.

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Team of the Week Article

2/11 – Death of Corey Moore-Comer

The Hamilton Basketball Program would like to send its prayers and deepest sympathies to the family of Corey Moore-Comer who was a dedicated member of the advancement of our community.   Corey, 35, passed away unexpectedly on February 9th from a health condition.  He worked for a program that helped high school students prepare for college.  Corey did his best to expose students to events and activities that would lead them to a better future.  Although he did not work directly with the Hamilton Basketball Program, we salute his efforts to make the community a better place for our youth.

“I knew Corey for 14 years and have nothing but good words to say about him.  He really cared about the students he worked with and was an avid basketball fan.  Getting kids to college and just being an overall mentor was his mission.  Corey will be truly missed.” – Coach Pat

You can view a story Fox 6 did on Corey.  It can be viewed here: FOX 6 Story

2/14 – Values of the Hamilton Basketball Program

Mission Statement:

“The mission for Alexander Hamilton High School is to provide rigorous academic experiences in a safe and positive environment.”

The Wildcat Basketball Program will support this vital aspect of the school by pushing our student-athletes to be focused and successful in every subject.  Success in the classroom leads to success on the court.

Expectations:

A True Wildcat: The Ideal Player

Below are the ideal qualities of a student-athlete in the Wildcat Basketball Program. These are the type of students that we want to be a part of our program.

  • Great Student – Excels in the classroom and wants to continue to expand their knowledge.
  • Hard Worker – Someone who wants to work harder than anyone else on the court and off.
  • Active Listener – Must be able to actively listen and show competence in listening skills by following through on directions.
  • Disciplined – Must be able to follow strict schedules, expectations, and rules.
  • Competitive – Someone who wants to finish first in everything and wants others around them to compete as hard as he does.
  • Mentally Tough – Athletes are challenged in many ways, when the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • Determined – Sets goals and does everything in their power to reach them.
  • Goes the Extra Mile – Even when others aren’t looking, they push themselves and others.
  • Coachable – He want to be coached, listens to instructions, and understands the coach has his best interest in mind.

A True Wildcat: The Ideal Coach

Below are the ideal qualities of a coach in the Wildcat Basketball Program. These are the type of coaches we want to be a part of our program.

  • Leader – Knows how to set a good example and controls all aspects of the team.
  • Moral – A person of good judgment and character.
  • Organized – Good time management skills and very organized.
  • Consistent – Steady with his actions and expects the same from all players.
  • Embraces Learning – Student of the game and philosophies that support student-athletes.
  • Sincere – Has a true interest in student-athletes and a desire to help.
  • Fair – Treats the players with respect and rewards them according to their individual work ethic.
  • Flexible – Can make adjustments as needed.
  • Tough – Firm with deadlines, academics, expectations, and rules.
  • Realistic – Understands the abilities of individual players and the team.
  • Committed – Loyal to the Wildcat Basketball Program and our goals and mission.
  • Communicator – Is an effective communicator who can both speak well and listen better.

2/22 – JV Finishes Season Strong

Congratulations to the Junior Varsity Wildcats who finished their season tonight with a huge victory against Rufus King at King.  Led by Coach Perry, JV finished the season with 15 wins and 7 losses.  In conference play, the team finished at the top with 10 wins and only 2 losses winning their games by an average of 22 points!  This team competed throughout the season and now look forward to working hard in the off season for a chance to compete on the varsity team next season.  Good job this season JV.  Way to play the Wildcat way!

The freshmen finish their season this Saturday at 9am against North Division at Bay View while the varsity begin their WIAA tournament play next Friday, March 2nd at 7pm against Horlick in Racine.

2/22 – Varsity Finishes 3rd in Conference

With the victory over King tonight, the Wildcats finish 3rd in the City Conference, one spot higher than last season.  Congratulations to the Wildcats and good luck to them as they begin tournament play Friday, March 2nd against Racine Horlick.

2/24 – All Conference Honors Named, 3 Wildcats Honored

Voting took place today as the conference coaches voted on the top players in the City Conference.  Hamilton’s senior guard, Keontae White received First Team All Conference and was even able to gather some Player of the Year votes along the way.  Junior guard, Marquis Barry made Second Team All Conference and Ronald Woodland received Honorable Mention for the 2017-18 season.  There were over 50 nominations, but only the top players receive recognition. Congratulations to these Wildcats on their awards.

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2/24 – Freshmen Finish Season On Top

Congratulations to the Freshmen Wildcats who finished their season this morning with another victory against North Division at Bay View.  The freshmen finished the season with 17 wins and only 2 losses winning their games by an average of 24 points.  The freshmen finished their season with 11 straight victories and won 17 of 18 games at one point.  They lost their first game by a couple of points late and their only other loss was a one point loss at the buzzer against Mukwanago in early January.  In conference play, the team finished undefeated with a 12-0 record!  The freshmen team competed throughout the season and now players look forward to working hard in the off season for a chance to compete on the junior varsity and varsity teams next season.  Good job this season Freshmen.  Way to play the Wildcat way!

3/02 – Wildcats Advance to Regional Finals

The Wildcats were victorious tonight in their first WIAA playoff game against Racine Horlick at Horlick.  However, it didn’t come easy.  The Wildcats played from behind most of the game, but continued to fight until the very end.  Their first lead didn’t come until 1:37 seconds left when sophomore guard, Terrion Oliver drained a three pointer on a pass from Keontae White.  That bucket gave the Wildcats a 77-74 lead that they wouldn’t relinquish.  Late free throws from White, Oliver, Xavier Davis, and Marquis Barry sealed the game and advanced the Wildcats to the Regional Final.  The game will be played on Saturday, March 3rd at 7:00pm at Brookfield East who is the #2 seed.  Tickets can be bought at the door for $5 and the team will need all the support they can get from fans, friends, and family.  Come out to cheer on the Wildcats Saturday night!  There will be a fan bus leaving Hamilton Saturday evening at 5:45pm, no permission slip is needed. 

3/04 – Regional Finals

The Wildcats finished their season Saturday night in the Regional Championship game at #2 Brookfield East with a 48-49 loss.  The Wildcats competed throughout the game and were up most of the second half, however, East converted two late free throws to seal the victory and move on to Sectional competition where they will face #6 West Allis Central.

  • Story Update – Brookfield East went on to defeat West Allis Central and Racine Park in the Sectionals to go up state.  Upstate they beat Sun Prairie in overtime and lost the Division 1 State Championship game to Oshkosh West.

3/07 – Program Season Recap

The Wildcats enjoyed a successful season on all three levels.  The varsity team battled back from a slow start to the season.  The team started 1-3 as they adjusted to a new coach and new style of play, however they beat top teams early in the conference season and were even able to pull together a 5 game winning streak mid-season.  The Wildcats finished 3rd in the conference, one spot higher than last season.  In the post season, they were ranked low, #10 and had a lot to prove beginning with traveling to Racine to face the #7 seed, Horlick where they came back from a 18 point deficit to win.  From there, they moved on to the #2 seed Brookfield East who were 21-2 to that point.  The Wildcats kept it close in the first half and were even able to tie the game shortly before halftime.  In the second half, the Wildcats battled throughout and attempted to hold on to a lead they held most of the second half, however, lost it with :12 seconds left.  They had a shot to win that went off the back of the rim.  They were that close to playing for a spot to play upstate for the first time in 7 years. 

The Wildcats return some of their top players such as Marquis Barry, Jakarey Burrage, and Terrion Oliver from varsity for next season as well as Jlen Johnson, Dalonn Pinnix, Derrick Ousley, Kamron Woods and more from the junior varsity level.  Players are looking forward to working out this off season and the prospects for next season.

All together, the Hamilton Basketball Program went 45-20 (.690) this past season, a very respectable record lead by the freshmen who went 17-2 and the junior varsity who finished 15-7 with Coach Perry.  Winning almost 70% of their games, this program is on the rise quickly and looks forward to the upcoming seasons under Coach Bell.

3/26 – 2018-19 Schedule Announced

View the working 2018-19 schedule HERE.  It will be finalized over the next couple of months.

4/7 – Keontae White Named to All-Area Team

Senior guard Keontae White was named to the Journal Sentinel all-area team.  He received 3rd team and was honored along with other top players in the areas. 

The article reads:

Keontae White, 6-3, sr., G, Milwaukee Hamilton: A savvy left-hander, White averaged 24.6 points, 6.6 assists and 3.9 steals per game for the Wildcats. White reached double figures in every game and topped out with a 44-point effort against Milwaukee Madison Jan. 22. He’ll play at Eastern Florida Community College. “You can tell he’s on a different level when he’s out there,” Rayford said. “He can do everything. He can dissect a defense. Against us I thought he was brilliant. I threw a lot of things at him.”

Read the full article here: All-Area

5/10 – Summer League Schedule

Click HERE for 2018 summer league schedule.

More Important News Updates Coming Soon!

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