Kinta battling Clayton in Eagle's Nest
Kinta hosts Rock Island Conference rival Clayton in the only area basketball matchup of the night, and no other is necessary as it features two games between pairs of ranked teams. For Kinta's girls, it rises as the second test against a ranked foe within a week. For the boys, it starts a stretch of likely three tough games against conference foes. Here's a look at the matchups.
Girls: Eagles (12-3, ranked 10th in Class B) vs. Bulldogs (12-3, ranked 14th in Class A) 6:30 p.m.
Last meeting: Clayton 64, Kinta 35 (Jan. 12, 2017)
Points per game: Kinta: 46.3; Clayton: 45.8.
Points allowed per game: Kinta: 32.8; Clayton: 31.2.
Notes: Kinta has won six straight games. Abby Myers is averaging 14.4 points per game. The Eagles have held their last seven opponents to fewer than 40 points. Clayton has won its last four contests.
Boys: Eagles (12-3, ranked 13th in Class B) vs. Bulldogs (12-3, ranked 14th in Class A) 8 p.m.
Last meeting: Kinta 65, Clayton 40 (Jan. 12, 2017)
Points per game: Kinta: 59.5; Clayton: 59.6.
Points allowed per game: Kinta: 43.9; Clayton: 45.8.
Notes: Kinta has won 10 consecutive games. Josh Lynch is scoring 15.1 points per game. The Eagles have held their last four opponents to fewer than 45 points. Clayton has taken the past five contests.