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Alumni Band Night in Plum City marked by first place showdown

PLUM CITY - Fans should get their seats early in the Plum City High school gymnasium Thursday.

Not just because it's Alumni Band Night in PC, but also because the contest between Colfax and the Blue Devils will be for first place in the Dunn-St. Croix Conference.

The Vikings, despite being ranked No. 12 in Division 4, lost Thursday 54-49 to Elk Mound, leaving them a game ahead of Plum City in the standings, 7-2 to 6-2.

"We'll find out if we're a conference title contender Thursday night," Plum City head coach Paul Churchill said. "We weren't ready to play them the first time we met (a 62-35 Colfax win) but we are now and it should be a great game."

PC put itself into position to challenge for first place with a pair of overtime wins last week over Spring Valley and Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran.

Spring Valley is still a contender as well, improving to 6-3 in the league

after winning over St. Croix Central. Elmwood too is also in the hunt, beating SCC last week as well.

Colfax is led by their top two scorers, Tom Wahl and Lewis Mau. Wahl is averaging nearly 16 points a game while Mau scoring nearly 15 points per game.

But PC Chase Luebker who leads all scorers in the D-SC at nearly 20 points per game. He totaled 61 points in two games combined last week.

Plum city will have to offset Colfax's height advantage they way did so against Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran, by using good outside shooting and pressure defense. Plus they hope a big and noisy crowd in a small gymnasium will also be on their side as well.