Breese Mater Dei at QND
When: 7:15 p.m. Friday.
Where: The Pit
Records: Breese Mater Dei--2-2. QND--3-1.
Radio: WTAD 930 AM; WGEM 105.1 FM.
Inside the matchup: All four of the Knights' games have been decided by eight points or less. They lost 57-55 to Miller Career Academy and 50-49 to Belleville Althoff (Drew Tonnies missed a last-second shot) while defeating Gateway Legacy Christian Academy 55-47 and MICDS 46-41. The Raiders ended a six-game losing streak to the Knights with a 67-50 victory at Breese last year. Lucas Thiesing leads Mater Dei in scoring at 14 ppg, with Devin Rensing adding 10.8 ppg. Six players have accounted for nearly all of the scoring. Tonnies, Jason Koerkenmeier (the only player taller than 6-foot-5 who is getting regular minutes) and Blake Gebke are the other starters. The Knights have been proficient from 3-point range, making 22 out of 53.
-- David Adam