The early graduation of Riley Mahlman, who has enrolled at Wisconsin where he will play football, has left the Cougars scrambling to fill a hole with a big matchup against Eastview on the horizon. Photo by Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine
We task our reporters with identifying several intriguing games throughout the state to assemble our Top Games of the Week. The matchups are presented in no particular order, and when there are additional games we want to highlight, we’ll include them with brief notes.
Blake vs. St. Croix Prep, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m. No. 6-2A Blake (5-0), which has won three consecutive games by 33 or more points, meets unbeaten No. 8-2A St. Croix Prep (6-0) and high-scoring Addison Metcalf (25.8 ppg).
Austin vs. Mankato East, Friday, Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m. Perennial Big 9 Conference powers will battle it out, as No. 9-3A Austin (4-1) travels to No. 8-3A Mankato East (5-0) for the first of two regular-season matchups between the Packers and Cougars.
The MN Basketball Hub poll is for entertainment purposes only.