Boys basketball: Parker, Craig to host regional openers
Despite difficult seasons for both squads, Janesville Craig and Janesville Parker will each host regional boys basketball games.
The Vikings were selected as the No. 15 seed in the Beloit Memorial Sectional and will host No. 18 Kenosha Tremper on March 3. As the No. 16 seed, the Cougars will play No. 17 Watertown. All tournament games are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
If either team wins its postseason opener, it would take a massive step up in competition in the next round: Craig would have to travel to play top-seeded Muskego (19-1, No. 4 in Division 1's state AP poll), and Parker would go back to Madison to play a Memorial team that just beat the Vikings on its floor 75-41 Friday night.
Lake Geneva Badger, which earned at least a share of the Southern Lakes title Friday, took the No. 9 seed and plays at Verona on March 6, the same day No. 11-seeded Beloit Memorial will play at Oconomowoc.
In the Division 2 Sun Prairie Sectional, Elkhorn received the best seeding of area teams (4) and will host No. 5 Westosha Central on March 3—despite the Falcons beating the Elks twice during the regular season. Delavan-Darien is the sixth seed in its regional and has to play at Union Grove.
Milton's boys got the No. 5 seed in their regional and will play a Rock Valley opponent, No. 4 Jefferson.
Speaking of the Rock Valley, Beloit Turner earned the top seed in its all-Rock Valley pod in the Division 3 Middleton Sectional. The other teams, in order of seeding, are: Evansville, Clinton, Edgerton, Brodhead and Walworth Big Foot.
The Cougars play the Chiefs, and the Crimson Tide play the Cardinals. Both those games are scheduled for March 3. The Trojans get the winner of Brodhead-Edgerton on March 6, and the Blue Devils get either Clinton or Big Foot the same day.
In that same sectional, Whitewater got a No. 5 seed in a different pod from most of its Rock Valley colleagues and will play at Lakeside Lutheran for a chance to play top-seeded East Troy.
Finally, Orfordville Parkview, the area's only Division 4 team, will play at Waterloo on March 3 as a No. 6 seed.