So here we are at the end of January and I'm carrying around a golf umbrella waiting to put on 19,000 layers tomorrow. Love Minnesota weather. To the game, its back and forth early to be 9-8 Breck at 12:30 before Minnehaha gets sloppy and Thomas Smolenski makes them pay with a 3, a steal for 2 and another bucket. Add on a Ben Yawakie bucket and its18-8 Breck at 10:36 of the 1st half. Minnehaha crawls back to 20-14 before Breck extends it to 25-14 inside of 5 minutes. But Minnehaha finishes the half on a 15-2 run thanks to increase defense and David Burnham getting hot and they go to the break ahead 29-27.
More of the same to start the 2nd half as Burnham gets 6 quick points in a 9-2 Minnehaha run to start the half and its 38-29 Minnehaha at 13:54 to go. Minnehaha extends the lead to 15 with about 6 minutes to go and then gets sloppy again. Breck has the ball down 7 (62-55) with 2 minutes left but they'll get no closer. Smolenski gets a couple more 3s late but it doesn't matter as Minnehaha hits their FTs to win 71-59.
Burnham with 20 for Minnehaha and Taylor Hanson has a real nice game with 18 pts. Kevin Stoll chips in with 12 off the bench. For Breck, Smolenski has 20 and Matt Vargas finishes with 23 points, but Breck simply didn't have enough offense in this one. Dakota Tidd goes bagel for the night with an 0-3 from the line. Hard to win that way. Minnehaha's win keeps them above 500 and in the discussion for the 4 seed in the East subsection of 4AA. Breck's loss puts them 1/2 game behind Edison for overall record and Edison won the head-head matchup at Breck. This would be a tough seeding decision in the West subsection of 4AA as Breck has the higher QRF but Edison has the better record and the head-head victory. Of course, that Breck win is the only win worth noting on their schedule.