We're a month away from brackets being revealed for the WIAA Tournament. What's happening this week in high school basketball in the area?
(All Records/Rankings Through Friday, January 20)
LAST WEEK: There's been a ton of weather postponements as of late, but in conference games last week and this week, Madison Memorial (twice), Madison West, Middleton, and Sun Prairie all picked up conference wins. Janesville Craig went 3-0 in that span to jump up to a tie for first with Madison Memorial.
THIS WEEK: Friday's action is highlighted by our Madison Taxi Game of the Week, when conference-leading Madison Memorial battles west-side rival Madison West. Sun Prairie meets Middleton in another high-profile clash. Next Thursday, the slate is topped by Middleton hosting Madison West in our Madison Taxi Game of the Week, while Madison Memorial takes on Verona and Janesville Craig heads to Sun Prairie.
Madison Memorial 8-2 Conference (12-2 Overall) ... D1 #4 (WSN) #4 (AP)
Janesville Craig 8-2 (9-3) ... D1 #RV (AP)
Middleton 7-3 (10-3) ... D1 #10 (WSN) #7 (AP)
Sun Prairie 6-3 (9-3) ... D1 #RV (AP)
Beloit Memorial 6-4 (9-3)
Madison East 6-4 (7-6)
Madison West 4-6 (5-9)
Verona 3-7 (5-8)
Madison La Follette 2-7 (4-8)
Janesville Parker 0-10 (0-14)
LAST WEEK: Waunakee, Sauk Prairie, Mount Horeb, DeForest, and Portage all scored a conference win in the past two weeks, amidst several weather postponements. Waunakee (Midwest Players Classic vs #1 La Crosse Central) and Mount Horeb (Loras College / Classic) both lost in-season showcase event games last Saturday.
THIS WEEK: The Badger Challenge will feature crossover games on Friday night and Saturday all day. See below for a list of match-ups. There are six non-conference games for Badger North teams between the Challenge and next Friday, when there is a full slate of conference games scheduled.
Waunakee 6-0 Conference (10-1 Overall) ... D2 #3 (WSN) #T3 (AP)
Sauk Prairie 4-2 (8-3) ... Game Audio: 12/27 vs Regis
DeForest 4-2 (7-5)
Portage 3-3 (7-3)
Mount Horeb 3-3 (6-6)
Reedsburg 1-5 (3-7)
Baraboo 0-6 (5-7)
LAST WEEK: Edgewood (twice), Oregon, and Stoughton have racked up conference wins in the past two weeks, despite several weather postponements. Edgewood won its game at Loras College in a showcase event.
THIS WEEK: The Badger Challenge will feature crossover games on Friday night and Saturday all day. See below for a list of match-ups. On Tuesday, three Badger South schools will take on Rock Valley opponents, including our Madison Taxi Game of the Week between Monona Grove and McFarland. Next Friday is another full slate of conference/crossover games in the Badger conferences.
Stoughton 5-0 Conference (10-0 Overall) ... D2 #4 (WSN) #T3 (AP) ... Game Audio: 12/13 vs McFarland
Edgewood 5-1 (9-4) ... D3 #10 (WSN) #RV (AP) ... Game Audio: 1/3 vs Oregon
Monona Grove 4-2 (7-4)
Monroe 2-3 (6-6)
Fort Atkinson 2-3 (3-8)
Oregon 1-4 (5-7) ... Game Audio: 1/3 vs Edgewood
Milton 0-6 (1-12)