It seems Cromwell-Wright can do little wrong this season. After losing 57-49 in a road loss to Mountain Iron-Buhl on Dec. 28, the No. 10-1A Cardinals exacted some payback with a 78-58 win last Monday and they now own a six-game winning streak.
On Thursday, Cromwell-Wright visits Polar Conference Small Division rival Floodwood — a team hoping to provide a little payback as well.
Led by Taya and Shaily Hakamaki, who combined to score 42 points, the Cardinals (12-1, 5-0) defeated the Polar Bears 68-49 on Dec. 17. The duo will be looking to do more of the same as Cromwell-Wright aims to remain undefeated in league play.
The loss was the lone stumble in league play for Floodwood, a team that can take a half-game lead in the conference standings with a win on Thursday.
Winning on the road may not be easy, and to do so, the Polar Bears will need another big performance from Ryann Koivisto, who had a team-high 17 points in the first go-round.
If she matches that total and gets some help — no other player scored more than eight points in the loss — the Polar Bears (11-4, 6-1) could head home feeling good about serving up a cold dish of revenge and ending Cromwell-Wright's winning streak.
There’s also a chance this game could set up a showdown in sections, where both reside in Class 1A, Section 7.