Posted On: 01/5/21 1:49 PM
A look at the top games to track around the state on Tuesday…
Wauwatosa East (7-0) at Brookfield Central (7-1)
Not only could this game end up deciding the Greater Metro Conference, it could be a potential state tournament game as well. With a win, the Lancers would pull into first place. A victory for the Red Raiders would mean a two-game lead over the field.
East has been one of the tougher teams to defend in the state this season with four players in double figures — Brian ParzychBrianParzych5'10" | CGWauwatosa East | 2021StateWI (15.7 ppg), Alex SingletonAlexSingleton6'4" | PFWauwatosa East | 2021StateWI (14.7 ppg), Leon BondLeonBond6'5" | PFWauwatosa East | 2022StateWI (14.5 ppg), and Jay HinsonJayHinson6'3" | CGWauwatosa East | 2021StateWI (13.2 ppg).
Texas commit David JoplinDavidJoplin6'6" | SFBrookfield Central | 2021State#54NationWI might be the frontrunner for Mr. Basketball at this point, posting 26.4 points, and 11.0 rebounds per game. Central is also getting 19.2 points and 5.4 assists per game from St. Thomas commit Ben NauBenNau6'1" | PGBrookfield Central | 2021StateWI this season.
Nicolet (6-3) at Cedarburg (8-1)
Revenge game for Nicolet after getting thumped by Cedarburg in the first meeting last month. The Bulldogs went into Nicolet and came out with a surprising 75-61 victory. The 1-2 punch of Kansas State commit Logan LandersLoganLanders6'9" | PFCedarburg | 2021StateWI (19.8 ppg) and Purdue football commit Drew BiberDrewBiber6'3" | SFCedarburg | 2021StateWI (19.1 ppg) has been as good as advertised this season for Cedarburg.
The Knights will try and stop the bleeding, having lost their last two games. USC commit Kobe JohnsonKobeJohnson6'5" | PGNicolet | 2021State#240NationWI leads the way at 19.6 points per game.
Seymour (5-3) at Xavier (5-4)
This game will have big consequences in the Bay Conference standings. Both teams have played loaded schedules to this point and remain just one game back in the loss column of West De Pere for first place.
Xavier features a strong 1-2 punch of sophomore Alex SherwoodAlexSherwood6'6" | SFXavier | 2023StateWI and junior Charlie Pfefferle. Sherwood is posting 18.4 points and 12.9 rebounds per game, while Pfefferle contributes 14.9 points and 7.1 assists per game.
Seymour is led by one of the state’s top scorers, senior guard Mason DornMasonDorn6'1" | SGSeymour | 2021StateWI at 31.8 ppg.
Others: Plymouth at Kettle Moraine Lutheran, Elkhorn at Westosha Central, Waukesha West at Oconomowoc, Whitnall at Brown Deer, Port Edwards at Wild Rose,