A 22-point win for the Batavia boys over Geneva? Who saw that one coming?
Kudos to Jim Nazos and his Battlin' Bulldogs for a command performance on Friday night. A team that looked like it was going nowhere early in the season now looks like a team that nobody would want to play.
It would be one thing if Batavia pounded Geneva out of the blue, but this Bulldogs team played good ball to close 2012, too, taking third place at the Elgin tourney.
Batavia already has four conference losses and probably isn't going to compete for a River championship, but the Bulldogs look plenty dangerous enough to make life h-e--double hockey sticks on the teams that are in contention.
Geneva will vouch for that.
On the bright side for those in Vikings blue on Friday, the Geneva girls scored a big W over Batavia.
The Lady Vikes might be a game behind St. Charles East and Streamwood in the River race, but you better believe those teams can hear Geneva's footsteps behind them, getting louder by the day. Even with somewhat of a patchwork lineup at this point, the Vikings have an impressive collection of talent, and still have games with East and Streamwood left on the slate.
Lastly, did you guys hear about that ACC-Marmion boys game Friday night? ACC coughed up a 19-point halftime lead, allowed Marmion to take a late lead, but still pulled out the W.
Just about as strange as a 7-8 team beating a 13-3 team by 22 points. That's rivalry basketball for you ... weirdness is to be expected.