Suburban East Conference Preview

Overview:

The Suburban East won't have the really scary team like Woodbury last year, but this league is very balanced except the bottom 2 teams. Lots of tough games here

Team Previews:

Mounds View returns 5 starters from a year ago including star F Mike Schramm. They're well-coached and very disciplined. Look for them to exceed their 17 wins of a year ago.

Cretin-Derham Hall loses inside force (and Iowa FB recruit) Broderick Binns and PG Joe Springer, but the cupboard isn't bare. These football kids can play hoops too. They have QB John Nance to run the point with Notre Dame WR recruit Michael Floyd a real presence on the wing. Star Linemen Joe Schafer and Soph Seantrel Henderson return as bangers in the post. And as always, they will have kids who can flat out shoot it. They will be a tough out in the tournament.

Stillwater returns star big man and Winona State recruit Joel Armstrong. They will be a factor in the conference race.

Park returns guards Craig Brown and Jake Lindstrom who can really light it up. If they can replace the rebounding of Brad Sand, they can surprise people.

Woodbury loses 8 of their top 10 players including Winona State recruit Max Hintz and post Rob Pien from their exciting team of a year ago. They return their backup PG and starting shooting guard Aaron Myers. Look for him to have a huge year.

Forest Lake will disturb people with their slow pace and 2-3 zone.

White Bear Lake loses their top scorers including guard Alex Healy. Expect them to rebuild.

Roseville and Hastings are still rebuilding after dismal seasons last year.

Synopsis:

Conference Champion: Mounds View
Teams you must see: None
Other teams to watch: Cretin-Derham Hall, Stillwater
Surprise Team: Park
Teams you don't want to see: Hastings, Roseville

Games that will determine the conference title

  • CDH at Stillwater, Tues Jan 8th
  • CDH at MV, Fri Jan 18th
  • MV at Stillwater, Fri Feb 1st
  • Stillwater at CDH, Fri Feb 8th
  • MV at CDH, Fri Feb 22nd
  • Stillwater at MV, Fri Feb 29th
Noteworthy Non-Conference games
  • CDH at Eden Prairie, Fri Dec 7th
  • Stillwater at Johnson, Tues Dec 18th
  • Shakopee at MV, Fri Dec 21st
  • CDH at St. Thomas Academy, Fri Dec 21st
  • Cloquet at MV, Mon Jan 14th
  • CDH at Hopkins, Tues Jan 22nd (Boys/Girls doubleheader)
  • Stillwater at Sibley, Sat Jan 26th or Mon Jan 28th

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