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Key Girls Basketball Matchup Friday For EC North & EC Memorial

ECN coach Michelle Peplinski ECN coach Michelle Peplinski
ECM coach Brandon Fanning ECM coach Brandon Fanning
 Eau Claire (WQOW) -- Eau Claire Memorial swept the first basketball doubleheader from Eau Claire North this season, on January 9, with doubleheader number two set for Friday night at Memorial.

The Old Abes girls already have a 48-38 win over the Huskies, although that game was close through three quarters.  Both teams are now 5-4 in the Big Rivers Conference, and with WIAA seeding meetings this weekend, there's so much more on the line beyond bragging rights.

"Late in the season when you can have a competitive game against a good program and solid basketball players, I think that only fuels you heading into the postseason. I think we've been a little more consistent lately where we're excited to see if we can put together four quarters tomorrow night," says Eau Claire North coach Michelle Peplinski.

"We need to focus on what we do. Take care of the ball, get a good shot on every possession, and really protect the paint," adds Eau Claire Memorial coach Brandon Fanning. "We're definitely trying to build momentum to go into the postseason play.."

Friday's doubleheader will begin with the boys game, which is scheduled to tip off at 6:00 P.M.  The Old Abes won on the Huskies home court last month, by a score of 57-37.

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