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Cogs battling injuries
February 4, 2010Genoa-Kingston High School
One 15-minute stretch for Genoa-Kingston went awry this past week, and the Cogs weren't even playing a game.
At a practice last week, first senior guard and leading scorer Scott Suchy sprained his knee. Then, only 15 minutes later, senior forward Ethan Menges sprained his ankle.
"That's our best post defender and Scott's our scorer," G-K coach Corey Jenkins said.
The two were gametime decisions for Tuesday's game against Byron, but Jenkins anticipated that the two would be ready for Saturday's game at Rockford Lutheran.
The news on Suchy's knee and Menges' ankle isn't the only thing G-K is waiting for. The Cogs will find out their seed and the pairings in the Class 2A North Boone Regional this week.
Jenkins said he believes the Cogs are worthy of a No. 1 or No. 2 seed in the five-team regional that also has North Boone, Elgin St. Edward, Harvard and a 15-4 Rockford Christian team that might end up as the top seed if the Cogs aren't.
"They took fifth in [the] Oregon [tournament], we took third," Jenkins said. "We took third in Plano (Christmas Classic), they took second. They got beat by [Rockford] Lutheran and we won there. So we'll see."
Jenkins said guard Brett Lucca has had a good week and will help the Cogs down the stretch of the regular season.
"Brett Lucca is coming on right now," Jenkins said. "He's starting to play well. Prior to the Winnebago game, he's been coming on offensively and defensively."