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Prep Notebook: Feb. 7, 2008
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Monroe RecapBoys Basketball (16-0, 10-0 Badger South): The scoring torch found its way back into Mitch Tordoff's hands as he led the way for the second straight game with 20 points in a 61-42 victory at McFarland last Thursday.Girls Basketball (12-3, 8-1 Badger South): Emily Decorah and the Badger North's Waunakee played the role of streak-stopper last Friday with a 55-38 win in Monroe that broke a string of seven straight Cheesemaker victories.Wrestling: Junior Gavin Wels missed out on Monroe's lone opportunity to win a title bout in losing his 103-pound gold medal match to Reedsburg's Blake Koch and the Cheesemakers placed second to last at Saturday's Badger Conference Tournament in Mount Horeb.Area BasketballBOYSA flair for the dramatic: After holding on to defeat Iowa-Grant on the road, 52-51, Friday night, Darlington needed two overtime sessions to fend off Boscobel on Saturday. Mitchell Erickson led the Redbirds with 14 points.Having Hart on the road: Black Hawk senior Joey Hartwig put together a personal highlight reel in the second half of a 47-37 victory over Pecatonica Friday night and scored 18 of his 22 points in the last 16 minutes.GIRLSNear-miss: The Pecatonica conference title party has been put on hold after Brittany Kent's game-tying shot rimmed off in a 59-57 loss to Barneveld at home Tuesday night, the only game that survived the wave of cancellations.WRESTLINGTriumphant Trio: Sugar River's outstanding trio of Charles York (140 pounds), Cole Schmitt (145) and JC Francois (171) all won their ladders as the Raiders took third place at Saturday's Capitol Conference meet at Lodi.Gold medals, silver linings: Brodhead-Juda's Tyler Lincoln (135 pounds), Black Hawk's Jake Kaempfer (160) and Darlington sophomore Devin Malott (103) all took the only individual titles for their respective squads at this past weekend's conference meets.Top TicketsBASKETBALLSaturday - Monroe at Freeport (Ill.), 7:30 p.m.: Both the boys and girls Cheesemakers head south of the border. The Lady Cheesemakers tip off at 6 p.m.BOYS BASKETBALLToday - Monticello at Black Hawk, 7:30 p.m.: The Warriors' lone loss of the season came on the Ponies' home floor.Today - New Glarus at Belleville, 7:30 p.m.: The Wildcats hope to do what their female counterparts did in evening the Sugar River season series.GIRLS BASKETBALLToday - McFarland at Monroe, 7:30 p.m.: Cheesemakers look to start a new winning streak.Today - Parkview at Brodhead, 7:30 p.m.: The winner seizes control of the Rock Valley Conference.Friday - Black Hawk at Barneveld, 7:30 p.m.: The Eagles seek vengeance after a loss in South Wayne.WRESTLING REGIONALSSaturday - Division 2: Monroe, Sugar River at Belleville, 10 a.m.; Brodhead-Juda at Clinton, 10 a.m. Division 3: Black Hawk and Darlington at Lancaster, 10 a.m.; Pecatonica-Argyle at Cambridge, 10 a.m.