Week 3 Thursday Thoughts

Some thoughts on Thursday scores.
  • PACT blows out Blake, now Blake is awful (but the Williams soph that they have is a nice player), but PACT is 3-0 with a nice roster. Far better than I expected. Could they be this year's Oh Day Aki? Probably not, but they are a very solid class A team. Now that I've appeased all the people who think I'm a charter school hater, lets move on.
  • The JV game in the PACT/Blake affair may have been the worst officiated game I've ever seen.
  • St. Francis beats Chisago Lakes. Hard to figure that one as St. Francis was dreadful last year. But they took Anoka to OT Monday night, so they might be much improved.
  • CHOF beats SW Christian by 17 at the SAL. Might have to review the evaluation of SW Christian. Road losses at PACT and CHOF don't make them a top section team, but only losing by 8 on the road to a very good Bethlehem Academy team means something must be there. CHOF is a decent A team, but why people don't pressure the daylights out of their point guard, I don't understand. I may find out Saturday when they host Bethany. Nick Butler is a having a big season for CHOF and Nate Fiscus is a good post player for them.
  • Osseo beats up Buffalo, no surprise there.
  • South gives Mounds View a game, a little surprised at that, but based on my reading it appears Mounds View knew how to win and South didn't at the end. That's no surprise. Basketball IQ is in the city is surprisingly bad.
  • Along the same line, city coaches, teach your kids the new rules emphasis already will ya. I'm sick and tired of kids whining about touch calls when that's exactly what the refs have been instructed to call. The kids have to know this and that's ultimately the coach's responsibility.
  • Elk River played Princeton tough, interesting. Berggren had a monster night with 28, 17 and 8 blocks. If DeMarcus Cousins of LeFlore is eligible by the time the TWolves shootout comes around, that will be an interesting matchup (Cousins is the #5 Junior in the nation). But Berggren's track-record in AAU ball against quality bigs like this isn't promising.
  • St. Croix Lutheran hammers Trinity. Did Chris Breuer turn into his dad? 18 pts for him last night. I'm surprised that it was blowout.
  • How does Hutchinson keep it close with Waconia? I'll find out this afternoon when Hutch plays BOLD at the Target Center.

2 comments:

  1. "South gives Mounds View a game, a little surprised at that, but based on my reading it appears Mounds View knew how to win and South didn't at the end. That's no surprise. Basketball IQ is in the city is surprisingly bad."

    How's that city Basketball IQ theory looking, now that Harding beat MV?

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  2. That result is meaningless. I stand by my assertion after years of seeing basketball all around the metro, including the city. As with all rules, there are exception, but the general concept still applies.

    Also, I never said the suburban kids were geniuses in that area. They make a fair share of the same mistakes too, but it is definitely worse in the city.

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