Proctor vs. Cloquet

7:15 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 3

Proctor's matchup with Cloquet is a midseason contest that could loom large as the regular season winds down and both expect to be in the hunt for the Lake Superior Conference title, especially after the two split last year's series.

They both opened Lake Superior Conference play with wins and one team's league record will be stained with a blemish come Thursday.

Proctor (9-3, 1-0) has lost two of its last three games and will be looking to bounce back with a win Thursday against its rival. Sam Pogatchnik scored a season-high 26 points in a 59-22 win over Two Harbors on Nov. 27 and could be a player the Rails could rely on for offense.

Cloquet has had no problem winning its last two games by 45 and 44 points, respectively, behind a defense that gave up an average of 21.5 points.

Allie Wojtysiak and Vanna Kelley have combined to post 30 points per game this season, helping the Lumberjacks (7-3, 1-0), who hope to win a second consecutive league title, come into Thursday's contest with plenty of confidence.