Conference Preview

Posted On: 10/28/21 10:59 AM

The Teams

East Mills (15-5): The Wolverines rolled through this league in regular-season play last year, going 10-0 and winning by an average of 25.6 points a game. They did lose a pair of games to Sidney, once in the conference tournament, and once in the postseason, but they beat the Cowboys in both regular-season meetings. The top two scorers return in juniors Mason Crouse Mason Crouse 6'1" | SF East Mills | 2023 State IA (19.8) and Jerett Jetzsch (10.6), and four of their top six from last year’s rotation are back. In Crouse, they have the league’s best player, a strong two-way threat who can also control the glass. The Wolverines didn’t shoot it very well from the arc last season (25.6% as a team), but they make up for it by forcing turnovers and crashing the offensive glass hard. This should be their conference to win.

Essex (2-20): The Trojans struggled to score last year, putting up 30 or fewer points in 15 of their 22 games, and three of their top five scorers graduated. Sophomores Tony Racine (5.6, 7.2 rebounds) and Jonathon Resh (3.8) are the top returnees.

Fremont-Mills (9-13): Another team that does a great job crashing the offensive glass, the Knights pulled down

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