East (8-2) @ Boylan (6-3) - Game of the Week
The Boylan Titans are a team we haven't talked about much in the last few weeks. They had back-to-back losses to Belvidere and Auburn that dropped them to 6-3 and down a couple of pegs in the standings. They have been without 6-foot-6 forward Ben Grygiel due to a suspension, and have just gotten back Frank Cimino back from his injury. Brock Stull had been getting a bulk of the scoring opportunities in recent weeks, but with Grygiel's return, it will be interesting to see if Boylan's offense will need some readjusting against the E-Rabs. It didn't appear to need much fixing against Guilford last week; four Titans scored in double digits in the 82-45 win over the Vikings.
The E-Rabs currently share possession of the top spot in the standings with Belvidere, but are coming off of a 62-59 loss to the Jefferson J-Hawks. East had not lost a conference game since falling to Boylan on December 7th. Jefferson, meanwhile, has now had consecutive wins over Auburn and East and are quickly climbing the ranks in the NIC-10. East continues to get most of their production from Isaiah Box and Austin Young, but look for Jontrell Robinson and Devion Smith to fill in when needed. East has also been operating without 6-foot-5 junior Tony Evans.
Jefferson (6-4) @ Hononegah (7-3) - Game to Watch
Belvidere (7-2) @ Guilford (1-9)
Auburn (6-4) @ Harlem (4-6)
Belvidere North (3-7) @ Freeport (0-9)
by Liz Rudolph
ESPN 1380 Prep Reporter
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