Prep Boys: Games to watch

Feb. 14—Menomonie at EC Memorial, 7:15 p.m., Thursday

It's been an up-and-down ride for the Old Abes since losing Cooper Jesperson to an arm injury, but after a win over Chippewa Falls in which Memorial was also without Wesley Mboga, the Old Abes simply need a win in one of their last two games to clinch at least a share of the Big Rivers title. Menomonie is 3-9 in conference play, but features one of the best frontcourt players in the conference in Isaac Ellison. The junior is averaging over 19 points a game as well as 10 rebounds a contest and is a handful for any team to contain, a job that only gets harder for Memorial if Mboga doesn't play.

kAmkDEC@?8m$AC:?8 '2==6J 2E sFC2?5\pC][ uC:52Jk^DEC@?8mk^Am

kAm$AC:?8 '2==6J 76== E@ t=|@F?5 %F6D52J[ 2==@H:?8 sFC2?5\pC6 =625 :? E96 sF??\$E] rC@:I] p H:? 7@C E96 !2?E96CD H:== 8FC2?E66 2E =62DE 2 DA=:E @7 E96 4@?76C6?46 E:E=6 H9:=6 2 $AC:?8 '2==6J G:4E@CJ H@F=5 4C62E6 2 492@E:4 7:?2= H66:? E96 4@?76C6?46] $9@F=5 E96 r2C5:?2=D 362E sFC2?5 2?5 t=|@F?5 56762E t=>H@@5^!=F> r:EJ[ $AC:?8 '2==6J[ t=|@F?5 2?5 sFC2?5\pC6 E@ A=2J] %92E D6ED FA E96 A@DD:3:=:EJ @7 2 E9C66\H2J E:6 7@C E96 sF??\$E] rC@:I 4C@H?]k^Am

kAmkDEC@?8mr@49C2?6\u@F?E2:? r:EJ 2E t2F r=2:C6 x>>2?F6= {FE96C2?[ fi'd A]>[ uC:52Jk^DEC@?8mk^Am

kAmr@49C2?6\u@F?E2:? r:EJ FD65 2 ?2CC@H @?6\A@:?E H:? @G6C p=>2 r6?E6C {:?4@=? %F6D52J E@ >2:?E2:? :ED 4@?76C6?46 =625 2?5 2 H:? @G6C x>>2?F6= {FE96C2? H:== AFE E96 $>2== s2:CJ=2?5 C246 E@ 365] %96 !:C2E6D 92G6 H@? '_ 4@?76C6?46 82>6D :? 2 C@H 2?5 DE2?5 2 82>6 :? 7C@?E @7 x>>2?F6= {FE96C2?] p H:? 7@C E96 {2?46CD H@F=5 >@G6 E96> :?E@ 2 E:6 7@C 7:CDE A=246]k^Am

kAm—k6>m!2JE@? w2G6C>2??k^6>mk^Am