johnwall1
So what does everyone think of a likely matchup on Saturday between 19-4 CFC and 12-11 Aquinas in CFC?

CFC is a very solid team. I can't help but think the schedule that Aquinas faced...let's be honest, CFC doesn't compete against anybody like Kobe King, Onalaska, Xavier, Logan, Regis on almost an every night basis. I just think that will be the difference.

If that happens, sets up an undefeated Mel-Min against Aquinas at Logan. That would be a good one.
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westernwihoops
Good luck getting replies in the "Dairyland" board.

CFC has a lot of talent and for whatever reason hasn't put it all together. On many occasions, they hold the ball too long and end up forcing a shot rather than getting a good look with a little more ball movement. If they can put it together, they will be a tough out in the playoffs.

However, I watched CFC play Melrose-Mindoro twice and neither game was very competitive. Mel-Min was too physical for them on the defensive end. Based on what I've seen, I think Aquinas will probably win Saturday's match up (assuming they meet tomorrow night).

Mel-Min is a different story. Although it will be competitive, I think Mel-Min is too good to be knocked off by Aquinas.
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bullseye
I've seen Mel-Min and CFC play once. Honestly, it wasn't even close. I believe Christopherson didn't play much either. I fear an upset however against an underrated Aquinas team for them. It's possible, not likely. That's the only team before sectional finals that I see them having any difficulty with. Honestly, its a pretty weak regional overall. If Mel-Min wants to get to state this may be their last chance for a long time as they lose a lot of quality seniors.

Blair-Taylor has its work cut out for them too. Tough regional.
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johnwall1
Both Aquinas (+30) and CFC (+32) had laughers in the semi's last night, setting up a good game at CFC. I've seen both teams, and I just have to think the home court advantage of CFC will be offset by the brutal schedule AQU has played.

Aquinas 65
CFC 55

Mel-Min took a while to put away a poor Wis Heights team, but strong suspicion (and a birdie in my ear) tells me they've spent a considerable amount of time prepping for a matchup with Aquinas. Makes sense, since Mel-Min has beaten CFC twice, no need for a lot of extra prep, they know what CFC will want to do.

Mel-Min 75
Pardeeville 60
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johnwall1
johnwall1 wrote:
Both Aquinas (+30) and CFC (+32) had laughers in the semi's last night, setting up a good game at CFC. I've seen both teams, and I just have to think the home court advantage of CFC will be offset by the brutal schedule AQU has played.

Aquinas 65
CFC 55

Mel-Min took a while to put away a poor Wis Heights team, but strong suspicion (and a birdie in my ear) tells me they've spent a considerable amount of time prepping for a matchup with Aquinas. Makes sense, since Mel-Min has beaten CFC twice, no need for a lot of extra prep, they know what CFC will want to do.

Mel-Min 75
Pardeeville 60


I had the Mel-Min spread about right, wasn't too far off the Aquinas spread that ended up being 16. Sets up a very good game at Logan w/Mel-Min vs Aquinas. I'll take the Blugolds by 5.
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bullseye
I also think it should be a good game. I just picked up a ticket so I'll be in attendance. My magic balls says Mustangs by 3. This will be a great test for them though. I don't believe they've played anyone with the talent that Aquinas has all year. I think the athleticism of Mel-Min puts them over the top in a close game.

Whoever wins this game is looking ahead to either Darlington or Cuba City. I don't know much about either team, can someone help me out? Will they present a challenge to the winner of Mel-Min and Aquinas?
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johnwall1
bullseye wrote:
I also think it should be a good game. I just picked up a ticket so I'll be in attendance. My magic balls says Mustangs by 3. This will be a great test for them though. I don't believe they've played anyone with the talent that Aquinas has all year. I think the athleticism of Mel-Min puts them over the top in a close game.

Whoever wins this game is looking ahead to either Darlington or Cuba City. I don't know much about either team, can someone help me out? Will they present a challenge to the winner of Mel-Min and Aquinas?


Darlington is excellent, remember they went to the state championship for football, and may have won state boys CC as well. Winning is important, that school is committed. They lost their best player, Hunter Johnson to an injury in the state title game, to me that is the only reason I-G won that conference and not Darlington. I noticed he played in their Regional Final game. Cuba City isn't great, but so very well coached. I fully expect the winner of MM/AQU to play Darlington. That would be a toss up.

So I've got an Aquinas vs Darlington game in the sectional final
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johnwall1
I expected an Aquinas win, but in no way thought it would be a bench-emptying at the 1:45 mark blowout.

Maybe next year the Dairyland can get someone through the sectional. CFC is a junior led team.
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thecrackerjack
johnwall1 wrote:
I expected an Aquinas win, but in no way thought it would be a bench-emptying at the 1:45 mark blowout.

Maybe next year the Dairyland can get someone through the sectional. CFC is a junior led team.


Will CFC drop down to D5 next year?
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johnwall1
thecrackerjack wrote:
johnwall1 wrote:
I expected an Aquinas win, but in no way thought it would be a bench-emptying at the 1:45 mark blowout.

Maybe next year the Dairyland can get someone through the sectional. CFC is a junior led team.


Will CFC drop down to D5 next year?


That's a good question....if they do, they'll have to deal with a very good, very young Bangor team.
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thecrackerjack
johnwall1 wrote:
thecrackerjack wrote:
johnwall1 wrote:
I expected an Aquinas win, but in no way thought it would be a bench-emptying at the 1:45 mark blowout.

Maybe next year the Dairyland can get someone through the sectional. CFC is a junior led team.


Will CFC drop down to D5 next year?


That's a good question....if they do, they'll have to deal with a very good, very young Bangor team.


If they did, I could see them being a viable contender to get to Madison.
Fear of the unknown is the greatest fear of all.
- Yvon Chouinard

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westernwihoops
thecrackerjack wrote:
johnwall1 wrote:
thecrackerjack wrote:
johnwall1 wrote:
I expected an Aquinas win, but in no way thought it would be a bench-emptying at the 1:45 mark blowout.

Maybe next year the Dairyland can get someone through the sectional. CFC is a junior led team.


Will CFC drop down to D5 next year?


That's a good question....if they do, they'll have to deal with a very good, very young Bangor team.


If they did, I could see them being a viable contender to get to Madison.


Do you have a reason to believe that CFC will drop to D5? I think that CFC and Mel-Min are the only two Dairyland teams that have actually held their ground or grown in enrollment the past 5 years or so. I know they are both on the lower end of D4, but I think Alma Center is smaller yet. I'll try to find enrollment numbers, but I don't know why they'd be dropping down a division.
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thecrackerjack
westernwihoops wrote:
thecrackerjack wrote:
johnwall1 wrote:
thecrackerjack wrote:
johnwall1 wrote:
I expected an Aquinas win, but in no way thought it would be a bench-emptying at the 1:45 mark blowout.

Maybe next year the Dairyland can get someone through the sectional. CFC is a junior led team.


Will CFC drop down to D5 next year?


That's a good question....if they do, they'll have to deal with a very good, very young Bangor team.


If they did, I could see them being a viable contender to get to Madison.


Do you have a reason to believe that CFC will drop to D5? I think that CFC and Mel-Min are the only two Dairyland teams that have actually held their ground or grown in enrollment the past 5 years or so. I know they are both on the lower end of D4, but I think Alma Center is smaller yet. I'll try to find enrollment numbers, but I don't know why they'd be dropping down a division.


I wasn't suggesting they would, but merely, asking a question. They were in D5 a couple years ago when they made it to Madison.
Fear of the unknown is the greatest fear of all.
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bullseye
CFC and Mel-Min will both be in D4 again next year.

Mel-Min vs. Aquinas... Aquinas clearly has an advantage of playing in the MVC. How can a team play D2 schools all year long and then drop down to D4 during the tournament is beyond me. I know the answer...because they can. It is to bad there isn't something that can be done with situations like this. Not taking anything away from Aquinas though, they shot the ball very well and we're clearly the better overall team.

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innercityivan
westernwihoops wrote:
thecrackerjack wrote:
johnwall1 wrote:
thecrackerjack wrote:
johnwall1 wrote:
I expected an Aquinas win, but in no way thought it would be a bench-emptying at the 1:45 mark blowout.

Maybe next year the Dairyland can get someone through the sectional. CFC is a junior led team.


Will CFC drop down to D5 next year?


That's a good question....if they do, they'll have to deal with a very good, very young Bangor team.


If they did, I could see them being a viable contender to get to Madison.


Do you have a reason to believe that CFC will drop to D5? I think that CFC and Mel-Min are the only two Dairyland teams that have actually held their ground or grown in enrollment the past 5 years or so. I know they are both on the lower end of D4, but I think Alma Center is smaller yet. I'll try to find enrollment numbers, but I don't know why they'd be dropping down a division.


Only a few years ago they were D5 for a stretch of time.

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