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Posted On: 12/18/18 11:50 AM
Five games to watch during Tuesday’s WIAA boy’s basketball action…
Stoughton (6-1) at La Crosse Central (4-1)
Battle between two top contenders in Division 2. Stoughton is currently on the outside looking in of the Prep Hoops Wisconsin team rankings, but a win on Tuesday would certainly push them through. Junior Adam Hobson (16.4 ppg) and sophomore Cael McGee (15.8 ppg) are having breakout seasons as the Vikings currently find themselves atop the Badger South Conference. How will No. 3 La Crosse Central respond after taking a beating from Brookfield Central 72-49 on Saturday? Are the Red Raiders vulnerable or will they came out with something to prove?
Waupun (5-0) at Martin Luther (5-0)
This is a potential state championship game as the top two teams in Division 3 square off. Northern Kentucky commit Marcus Domask looks like the front runner for Mr. Basketball in 2019, averaging 28.2 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game. Behind Ace Evans (15.8 ppg), Trequan Carrington (18.8 ppg), and Xzavier Jones (17.0 ppg), Martin Luther has a stacked resume, which includes wins over Milwaukee Washington, Racine St. Catherine’s and East Troy.
Homestead (7-0) at Nicolet (7-1)
If anyone in the North Shore Conference can slay the giant, it’s Homestead. Off to a 7-0 start, the Highlanders find themselves at No. 5 in the latest Prep Hoops Wisconsin Division 1 team rankings thanks to their 1-2 punch of Declan Ciurlik (22.9 ppg) and Ryan Waddell (17.6 ppg). In WIAA action, Nicolet has looked nearly untouchable, winning four of five games by 18 points or more and coming off a thrilling 78-70 win over D1 No. 1 Sussex Hamilton.
Madison East (9-0) at Sun Prairie (5-1)
With a win, Sun Prairie can potentially grab a share of the lead in the Big Eight Conference (along with a Madison Memorial loss). The Cardinals get their first big test of the season from No. 4 Madison East, who is getting 20.3 ppg from junior Anthony Washington.
Darlington (6-0) at Fennimore (6-1)
Two ranked squads in Division 4 battle with first place in the SWAL on the line. Sophomore Carter Lancaster (18.2 ppg) has led the Redbirds to a perfect start, including big wins already over Barneveld, Cuba City, and Mineral Point. Senior Reid Larson (20.1 ppg) and sophomore Adam Larson (19.0 ppg) have Fennimore in a good spot early.
Others: Mukwonago at Kettle Moraine, Beaver Dam at Mount Horeb, Clear Lake at Grantsburg