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Love For the Lakeshore

by Nick Vitrano

There is so much good basketball being played in our area, both boys and girls, that it’s always tough to pick one for this feature…except this week. Among the many nominations, a vociferous majority came in from the lakeshore, Sheboygan, the north side to be exact. 

This week’s WIXX Preps Pick salutes the Golden Raiders girls basketball team of Sheboygan North.

You can’t statistically start a season any better than 5-0, but equally as impressive as the unblemished mark, is the manner by which North is disposing of their foes - a balanced offensive attack and consistent defensive effort, holding all of their opponents under 44 points, three under 37, and one to a mere 25 points.  Last week, the then #7 ranked Golden Raiders defeated the then #5 ranked De Pere Redbirds 52-44 (rankings from WisSports.net coaches poll), the victory propelling them to this week’s #5 position (WisSports.net coaches poll).  Next up for North is a battle for bragging rights within the city limits - a Saturday affair with Sheboygan South.

Congratulations to all of the players, coaches, and fans of the Golden Raiders on the outstanding start to 2013-14.  Best of luck this weekend and to all of our area teams.  Thank you for the nomination.  You can always nominate your school HERE and don’t forget to #WIXXPreps your pics on Instagram.  

Tease Image:  By selfRoyalbroil at en.wikipedia [CC-BY-SA-2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], from Wikimedia Commons