Both teams have had solid seasons to this point.
Behind the play of juniors Molly Clemmons and Kate Eisenbeis and their combined 31 points per game, Crystal City is 8-8, already more wins than they had last season.
But Hornets head coach Ken Jones says they’ll face a significant test on the road, and that starts with taking care of the basketball.
St. Pius returned top-tier defenders like junior point guard Riley Cappozzo, but they needed to fill the void of AJ Agers, one of the program’s all-time leading scorers.
Enter freshman PJ Krodinger, who leads the team with better than 14 points per game to help the Lancers reach 9-6.
Head coach Aaron Portell says that offense for Krodinger is a product of her playing beyond her years.
The Lancers have won 12 straight over the Hornets over the course of nearly a decade.
Crystal City looks to finally crack the St. Pius code Friday evening.
Coverage starts with the Flieg’s Equipment Pregame Show at 5:15 on AM 1400 KJFF.