Posted On: 01/2/20 5:44 PM

THURSDAY (Jan. 2)

Game of the night: Harris-Lake Park at George-Little Rock

These two teams were trending in the opposite directions heading into the break, as Harris-Lake Park had lost three of the last four before the break, while George-Little Rock enters on a four-game winning streak. The key matchup to watch here will be between forwards Isaac Ihnen of H-LP and Matt Haken of G-LR. Haken leads the state in blocked shots, but he'll have his hands full with Ihnen, who is averaging 22.1 points a game and is capable of scoring inside and out. Bubba Sohn (19.7) gives the Wolves another solid scoring option on the perimeter, and he'll have his own difficult matchup with G-LR's Payton Mauldin (21.9), who has already made 23 3s and is a big-time scorer. The Haken-Mauldin tandem is better, and playing at home gives the Mustangs an edge here in what could be a postseason preview somewhere down the line.
Our pick: George-Little Rock 68, Harris-Lake Park 58

Others to monitor
Unity Christian at Gehlen Catholic
Crestwood at Forest City
Edgewood-Colesburg at Central Elkader

 

FRIDAY (Jan. 3)

Game of the

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