North Suburban Conference Preview

Overview:

The North Suburban returns 3 terrific teams from last year. 3A State runner-up Benilde-St. Margaret's and 3A state qualifier Spring Lake Park will be factors. 4A Robbinsdale Cooper returns highlight reel Rodney Williams, Jr and brings in transfer Joe Bright from Minneapolis North. Tough games at the top with not much in the middle.

Team Previews:

Benilde-St. Margaret's returns Wisconsin recruit Jordan Taylor at the point along with versatile Tulsa signee Armond Battle on the wing. With their depth and experience, look for them to make another run at a state tournament appearance.

Robbinsdale Cooper is led by top 50 national junior Rodney Williams, Jr. He had a breakout year last season and this season he will be called upon to the leader and goto guy. Joe Bright transfers in to man the other wing position. If they can get post play and solid point guard play, they can make a run in Section 5AAAA.

Spring Lake Park made a state apperance in a weak 3A section last year. With Minneapolis Henry joining their section, don't look for that to happen again. Cory Polta is a load inside and guard Shawn Jensen is a very nice player. Look for them to have a very nice season.

Totino-Grace returns Micah Koehn at guard and they return 6 players from their rotation last year. Look for them to potentially pull a major upset during the season.

Fridley looks to rebound after a down season.

Columbia Heights rebuilds with former Minneapolis Roosevelt girls coach Willie Braziel. Look for them to be much improved.

The rest of the league leaves nothing to be desired.

Synopsis:

Conference Champion: Benilde-St. Margaret's
Teams you must see: Benilde-St. Margaret's, Robbinsdale Cooper
Other teams to watch: Spring Lake Park
Surprise Team: Totino-Grace
Team you don't want to see: St. Francis

Games that will determine the conference title

  • Spring Lake Park at Cooper, Fri Dec 21st
  • Spring Lake Park at BSM, Fri Jan 18th
  • BSM at Cooper, Tues Jan 22nd
  • BSM at Spring Lake Park, Tues Jan 26th
  • Cooper at BSM, Fri Jan 29th
  • BSM at TG, Th Feb 7th (Boys/Girls doubleheader)
  • Cooper at Spring Lake Park, Fri Feb 8th
  • Cooper at TG, Fri Mar 7th
Noteworthy Non-Conference games
  • Cooper at Armstrong, Fri Dec 7th
  • Spring Lake Park at Mounds View, Fri Dec 7th
  • Cooper at Hopkins, Tues Dec 11th
  • Hopkins at BSM, Fri Dec 14th
  • St. Michael-Albertville at Spring Lake Park, Sat Dec 22nd
  • Braham or Minnehaha Academy at Totino-Grace, Fri Dec 28th (TG tournament)
  • BSM vs Madison Memorial at Target Center, Sat Jan5th (Timberwolves Shootout)
  • Holy Angels at BSM, Th Jan 10th
  • Cooper at Minnetonka, Fri Jan 18th
  • Minnetonka at BSM, Th Jan 24th
  • BSM at De La Salle, Sat Feb 9th (Boys/Girls Doubleheader)

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