The Hillcrest Academy boys basketball group is back in action Friday when they travel to Pekin to take on the Panthers. The Ravens come in with a 10-5 general record, they are 8-4 in the Southeast Iowa Superconference and 8-1 considering the fact that the holiday getaway split. They rolled by Columbus a week ago 65-27 in Kalona led by Eli Ours 25 details such as 7 of eight sharp shooting from downtown. John Hughes additional 14 points in the victory. 10 overall Ravens scored in the earn. On the season Eli Ours leads Hillcrest at 17 details, four helps and a few steals per match. Ours is now sixth in school historical past in overall details, manufactured 3 issue aims, assists and fourth in steals. John Hughes leads the Ravens onthe boards with five for every video game.
Pekin will come in with a 15-1 general document. They are at the moment rated No. 9 in course 2A in the newest poll from the Involved Push. In their past recorded action they handled Louisa-Muscatine 69-31 powering 16 details from Brady Milikin and 15 each from Brock Very long and Chandler Stull. On the year the Panthers are led by Prolonged at 16 details and a few steals. Brayden Sobaski averages 7 rebounds per game, and Brady Milikin 6 assists for each sport. The Panthers are ranked in the best 10 in 2A in shooting share, three level percentage, helps, blocks and fewest turnovers. This week, Hillcrest head mentor Dwight Gingerich talked about his team’s the latest engage in and what tends to make the Panthers a tricky matchup. “The keep following it mentality that our fellas have experienced has been significant. They continue to work tricky even when items aren’t going excellent. In the course of this successful streak, they have showed some grit and observed a way to get it performed. In our to start with sport from them, Pekin played definitely perfectly that night. They have size, they have athletes and veterans. Mentor Swanson does a great job finding them to perform as a cohesive unit. Brock Extended truly hurt us the very first time, he scored 29. They shot it perfectly, they were being in the passing lanes, they produced factors very challenging for us. It was a quite tough night time for our group. I believe it was a night that you just cannot pretty fail to remember. It was an important expansion possibility for our workforce.”
These teams achieved in December with Pekin scoring a 61-33 get in Kalona. You can listen to all of the motion dwell tonight concerning the Ravens and the Panthers on AM 1380, FM 102.5 and KCIIradio.com, commencing with the Washington HyVee pregame clearly show at 5:30 and suggestion at 6p.m.