Posted On: 12/17/20 12:46 PM
A look at the top games to watch around the state on Thursday…
Darlington (4-0) at Fennimore (3-0)
Game that will have consequences in the SWAL. Also a pretty intriguing individual matchup between senior wing Carter LancasterCarterLancaster6'3" | SFDarlington | 2021StateWI (21.0 ppg) and senior forward Adam LarsonAdamLarson6'8" | PFFennimore | 2021StateWI (23.3 ppg). Darlington won both matchups last season by double digits.
Oostburg (5-0) at Sheboygan Lutheran (4-0)
These two teams split the season series in 2019-20 and shared the conference title. Both are expected to finish 1-2 in the Big East-South once again.
A top 10 team in Division 3, Oostburg is led by senior forward Brady Wisse (20.4 ppg). A title threat in Divison 4, Sheboygan Lutheran features junior point guard Casey VerhagenCaseyVerhagen6'1" | PGSheboygan Lutheran | 2022StateWI, who’s averaging 23.5 points and dishing out 5.5 assists per game so far this season.
Racine St. Catherine’s (5-0) at The Prairie School (4-0)
Racine St. Catherine’s enters Thursday’s matchup ranked No. 1 in Division 3. The Prairie School ranks No. 2 in Division 4. The two favorites in the Metro Classic Conference have both looked the part early in the season.
The Angels have arguably the best backcourt in the state behind Iowa State commit Tyrese HunterTyreseHunter5'11" | PGRacine St. Catherine's | 2021State#63NationWI (23.4 ppg), UW-Green Bay commit Kamari McGeeKamariMcGee5'10" | PGRacine St. Catherine's | 2021StateWI (17.4 ppg), and senior Jameer BarkerJameerBarker6'1" | SGRacine St. Catherine's | 2021StateWI (11.8 ppg).
The Hawks will rely upon do-it-all wing Antuan NesbittAntuanNesbitt6'3" | SFThe Prairie School | 2021StateWI, who’s putting up 22.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game this season. TPS will also need big efforts from senior guard Kody KreklingKodyKrekling6'3" | SGThe Prairie School | 2021StateWI (10.2 ppg) and sophomore forward Ashe OglesbyAsheOglesby6'6" | PFThe Prairie School | 2023StateWI (8.0 ppg).
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