Neuqua Valley is bracing for another Waubonsie Valley invasion on Friday night. You figure that Waubonsie (8-6) knows the Wildcats as well as anyone, but they get away from the Upstate Eight Conference for the rest of the holiday weekend. Neuqua travels to Hononegah in Rockton for the Martin Luther King Classic, and it should be a good test for a 14-1 team.
"The timing is great," Hononegah coach Mike Miller told the Rockford Register Star. "It's a situation in which a lot of people are looking to upgrade their schedule and try to play against some great competition about a month or so before tournament time gets into full swing. You want to test yourself against the best, and that is what this tournament has grown into."
The Register Star lists the schedule for the Hononegah MLK Tournament:
Saturday, Jan. 17
Hoffman Estates vs. Neuqua Valley, 9:30 a.m.
Guilford vs. Normal Community, 11 a.m.
Normal West vs. Hononegah, 12:30 p.m.
Sterling vs. Zion-Benton, 2 p.m.
Neuqua Valley vs. Guilford, 3:30 p.m.
Normal Community vs. Hoffman Estates, 5 p.m.
Zion-Benton vs. Normal West, 6:30 p.m.
Hononegah vs.Sterling, 8 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 19
Normal West vs. Guilford, 9:30 a.m.
Hoffman Estates vs. Hononegah, 11 a.m.
Normal Community vs. Sterling, 12:30 p.m.
Zion-Benton vs. Neuqua Valley, 2 p.m.
Sterling vs. Normal West, 3:30 p.m.
Neuqua Valley vs. Normal Community, 5 p.m.
Guilford vs. Hoffman Estates, 6:30 (in dome)
Hononegah vs. Zion-Benton, 6:30