Opening night boys thoughts

Some thoughts on the opening night of the Minnesota boys season.

1) I was at the New Life Academy vs Concordia (Roseville) game. Max Banchy of NLA reminds me of Max Holmgren of days of old. Joe Mann will become a similar player to Mark Mann of days of old (he lit up the JV game). Concordia hit everything off of drive and kick in the 1st half and put up 56 pts. Final score was 105-64. Concordia now has some size which they haven't had in the past they are scary. And when you have a 6'6 center that looks amazingly like Screech from Saved by the Bell, life can't be bad.

2) Central puts a beatdown on Richfield. Surprising, but I thought Central would rebound this year. Don't be surprised to see them drastically improve their 1-13 non-conference mark from last year and make a run at the St. Paul City title. It also proves what I've said about the Breakdown's analysis of Richfield, they are NOT a good defensive team. They went from beating Central by 17 last year to losing by 32 this year. Now home court and the loss of Santino Clay make a difference but that much?

3) Lakeville N put a beating on Owatonna. Big 9 or Lake, hmm? I think I'll take the Lake.

4) Prior Lake with a nice win over Burnsville. Burnsville is a top half team in the Lake Conference but don't over look Prior Lake, they will make a run at the Missota title.

5) Officiating was tight (especially in the 2nd half), but I didn't see the real nickel-dime stuff all night that I expected. We'll continue to watch this as the season progresses.

1 comment:

  1. In the Cretin-EP game, Cretin never trailed.


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