While Onalaska was pulling away from Arcadia Monday night, Dave Donarski was carefully watching from the stands.
The La Crosse Aquinas girls basketball coach is hoping to lead his Blugolds past the Hilltoppers on Tuesday and take an early lead in the MVC standings.
He spoke with News 19 sports Monday afternoon about what Aquinas needs to do to earn a fifth-straight win over Onalaska.
"We've got some matchups that are key to us succeeding. Have to stay out of foul trouble and contest shots and rebound the first miss. We've got a plan for it, we'll just see how well we execute on it," Donarski said.
Aquinas won both meetings by four points last season and went on to win the conference title for a second year in a row. Onalaska went on to win its first sectional title. Both teams return key contributors.
Tuesday's game is scheduled to begin at 7:15 p.m. at Aquinas High School.