Minneapolis Edison vs. Minneapolis Washburn

7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 6

Minneapolis Edison won eight consecutive games last season, after starting the season with two losses. But for most of the past dozen seasons, the Tommies were far more accustomed to seeing streaks in the right-hand column of the won-lost record.

So a 7-0 start, and a No. 10-2A ranking, is something to be savored at Edison, which begins Minneapolis City Conference play Thursday against Washburn (4-4, 0-0).

Edison largely was overlooked in the preseason in Section 5, with greater attention going to No. 1-2A Minneapolis North, No. 5-2A Blake, Rockford and Maranatha Christian. But junior guard Micah Young (29.5 points per game) and senior guard Liban Tushar (24.5 points per game) have the Tommies making their own noise.

Edison, which also gets nearly 16 points a game from guard Deidrick Taylor, has scored 90 or more points in its past four games. Washburn, which already has surpassed its victory total from a 3-9 season a year ago, has scored 90 points just once and is averaging 67 points in its eight games.

Forwards Cass Ramberg and Kyle Jorgensen and guards Donnevan Smith and Jake Husby lead a balanced offensive attack for the Millers.