LANCASTER – Don’t look now, but the Flying Arrows are in a three-team race for the Southwest Wisconsin Conference boys’ basketball championship, as teams enter the final three weeks of competition.
River Valley, who sits atop the league standings with an SWC record of 6-1, and Lancaster, who is tied for second at 5-2, are both in control of their own destiny from here on out.
Prairie du Chien (5-2), who is tied for second with the Flying Arrows, still needs a little help, but was able to shake things up last Friday night by handing River Valley its first conference loss of the season.
It’s been a long time since Lancaster has had a boys’ basketball team in contention for a conference title this late in the season, and it’s been 32 years since they’ve won a conference title.
If the Arrows can win their last three conference games, the title is theirs, but the road isn’t going to be easy.
(For complete coverage of the Lancaster boys basketball team, get your copy of the Feb. 13, 2020 issue of the Grant County Herald Independent.)
Richland Center 47
(from Friday, Feb. 7, at Lancaster)
Richland Center 22 25 - 47
Lancaster 31 35 - 66
Richland Center - Ryler Riznee 13, Evan McDonald 2, Jacob Schauf 7, Nathan Fogo 7, Wes keller 18. Totals - 18-40, 7-9 47.
Lancaster - Preston Noethe 4, Hayden Knapp 10, Dawson Bowen 22, Aaron Murphy 5, Cole Raisbeck 6, Ryan Galinger 2, Hayden Wagner 17. Totals - 27-58, 5-10 66.
3-point goals - RC: (4-14) Riznee 2, Schauf 2; L: (7-21) Bowen 5, Murphy 1, Wagner 1. Team fouls - RC 11, L 9. Fouled out - None.