Central boys red hot entering playoffs
The hottest team in the Dunn-St. Croix Conference over the final three weeks of the regular season was the St. Croix Central boys basketball team.
The Panthers finished the season with five straight conference wins. The regular season finale came on Friday, when the Panthers barged past Colfax, 66-53.
The late run at the end of the season raises the Panthers' record to the .500 level in conference play. They had been 4-9 in the D-SC until their surge in February.