The Hillcrest Academy boys basketball team begins their second trip through Southeast Iowa Superconference rivals tonight when they travel to Mediapolis to take on the Bulldogs. The Ravens come into action at 6-4 and red hot, winners of four straight including back-to-back fourth quarter comeback wins over Winfield-Mt. Union and Danville. Against the Bears Saturday, the Ravens were led by John Hughes 16 points and 10 from Eli Ours. For the season, the Ravens are paced by Ours at 15 points per game. His five assists and three steals per game are also best on the team. He comes into the night just six shy of 1,000 points for his career at 994. John Hughes leads the Ravens on the glass with five boards per outing.
Mediapolis comes into the night with an overall record of 2-7. In their last recorded action they beat Columbus 72-33 Friday on the strength of Ben Egan’s 24 points. On the season the Bulldogs are led by Egan at 10 points per game. He also has the team lead with three assists and three steals per contest. Cole Lipper has pulled in a team best six rebounds per game. These teams met on December 1st to open the season with the Ravens taking a 60-33 win led by 17 points from Ours. Action begins tonight at 6p.m. at Mediapolis High School.