Raiders win twice, look to clinch title outright Friday



Medford's Peyton Kuhn tries to beat Rhinelander defender Jackson Labs with a baseline drive during the team's 61-48 win over the Hodags Friday night. Photo by Matt Frey/The Star NewsMason Rudolph probes the left side of the floor during the second half of Friday's win over Rhinelander. Photo by Matt Frey/The Star News

The Medford Raiders will be putting some Great Northern Conference hardware into their trophy case. Now it’s just a matter of making sure they don’t share that boys basketball championship.
The Raiders improved to 10-0 in league play Tuesday with a 71-54 win at Northland Pines, assuring they will at least tie for this year’s conference title. They can win it outright Friday at Raider Hall by beating Mosinee (7-2), the only team that can still catch them.
Tip time is 7:15 p.m. Friday. Medford (16-3) won the teams’ first meeting in Mosinee 68-53 back on Jan. 10, going on a 14-1 run in the last three minutes to break open what had been a tight game throughout. Mosinee, the defending GNC champion is 13-5 overall after routing Wittenberg-Birnamwood Tuesday in non-conference play 85-62.
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