Inside boys basketball

Athlete of the Week 

Michael Bradshaw 

Prairie Ridge, Senior

Bradshaw scored a game-high 20 points, 14 in the second half, as the Wolves defeated Grant, 64-42, in their nonconference game Saturday night.

Bradshaw hit 9 of 17 from the field, including a stretch starting late in the first half where he hit 6 of 7 field-goal attempts.

Bradshaw hit five in a row as Prairie Ridge pulled away from the Bulldogs early in the second half, with a pair of 3-pointers that came during a 15-0 run.


Another Creason: Angie Creason, the wife of Richmond-Burton basketball coach Brandon Creason, deserves credit for her timing with the birth of their second child on Dec. 31.

“When we were playing at Marengo [on Dec. 28], I said, ‘One more night,’ ” Brandon said. “She told me no promises.”

Angie had daughter Vivian (seven pounds, 13 ounces) on New Year’s Eve, after R-B won Marengo’s E.C. Nichols Tournament and plenty of time before the Rockets’ next game, a win against North Boone last Friday.

The Creasons also have a 4-year-old son Kellan.

Weather trouble: On Monday, some schools already had postponed their Tuesday games because of the extreme cold weather. Some others were going to make decisions on whether to play during the day Tuesday.

This Week’s Top Games

Fremd vs. Huntley

7 p.m. Tuesday, at Huntley

• The Vikings (13-0) come to town as one of the highest-touted teams in the north suburbs. Huntley (8-4) has won six of its past seven games and held its past five opponents to less than 50 points.

McHenry vs. Jacobs

7 p.m. Wednesday, at the Eagles’ Nest

• McHenry is 7-5 for the season and will play its first Fox Valley Conference Valley Division game here. Jacobs (5-6) lost three, won five and now has another three-game skid. The Golden Eagles are 1-0 in FVC Valley games.

Richmond-Burton vs. Burlington Central

7 p.m. Friday, at Burlington

• The two sets of Rockets should battle it out for the Big Northern Conference East Division title this season, as they have in most recent years.