Week 8 observations and Week 9 Schedule

Some scoreboard watching from the end of the week.

Thursday:
  • Eden Prairie blows out Kennedy 108-65, wow. I'm not surprised that EP won as I've haven't boarded the Kennedy bandwagon quite yet. I'm waiting until they get a quality road win. Next Thursday's game at Armstrong should be interesting.
  • Heritage over West Lutheran as Stu Herman only gets 15, but John Hirte gets 25.
  • MCA beats SW Christian by only 2 and I'm calling the MCAA race finished.
  • Washburn with an important win over North in the Minneapolis City race. Cedric Martin returns with 20 for Washburn. Roosevelt may be 3-0 and on top now, but they have North, Henry and Washburn coming up in the next 2 weeks (2 of those on the road).
Friday:
  • BC over Concordia to go to 6-0 in the Tri-Metro West and 8-2 overall. Definitely the surprise story of the year in the metro.
  • CHOF with a nice win over Park Christian.
  • CDH comes from 20 down at the half thanks to John Nance to win at Mounds View. Tough one for the Mustangs.
  • Lakeville N with a win over Prior Lake after being down 8 at the half.
  • Maple Grove with an OT win over Elk River to keep pace with Osseo in the NW Suburban and put everyone else 2 games back.
  • Rodney Williams Jr goes nuts for Cooper with 38 but they can't recover from a 17 pt halftime deficit vs Minnetonka.
  • Armstrong with a 2 pt OT win at home over Moorhead. That's the Spuds 1st loss.
  • St. Anthony gets a nice road win at Minnehaha.
  • Central beats Johnson at home, Johnson needs a win on Wednesday vs Como Park to keep from falling behind 2 teams in the St. Paul City race.
  • Stillwater blows out Forest Lake to stay undefeated in Suburban East play. Forest Lake has MV and CDH in 2 of their next 3 league games.
  • Woodbury holds off Park in a battle of shooting guards. Aaron Meyers gets 22 compared to Jake Lindstrom's 35, but Woodbury's supporting cast gets it done in the win.
  • Providence Academy with their 1st win of the season with a win over Trinity. Didn't see this coming with Trinity at all.
Saturday:
  • So much for my sleeper pick in the St. Paul City, Arlington. They get blown out at Roseville. This game was close with 6 minutes left before Roseville ran away and Arlington fell apart.
  • Props to Richfield for their upset of STMA. I didn't see this one coming at all. Renard Robinson is tough with 26 pts and Jay Sewer has a big 2nd half. STMA had no answer for Richfield's athletes in the loss.
  • PACT with a win over Heritage. As stated before, PACT has a nice team. Solid PG, a couple of decent wings and a 6-7 kid inside.
  • Wayzata gets a road win over Prior Lake to go to 11-1. A nice under the radar story in the Classic Lake after losing a lot from last year's roster.
Week 9 Schedule:
Monday: PACT at MCA (Girls), quiet day due to Martin Luther King Day.

Tuesday: Eastview at Jefferson, other games of note CDH at Hopkins (doubleheader with girls), BSM at Cooper in a huge N. Suburban game, Minnehaha at Concordia,

Wednesday: Como Park at Johnson in an important St. Paul City matchup

Thursday: Minnetonka at BSM, the battle of the student sections here could be as good as the game itself.

Friday: Prior Lake at AHA, East Metro Showcase at Johnson, Milwaukee Marshall vs Como Park in the early game, Sioux City Heelan vs Johnson in the late game.

Saturday: North at Henry (1 PM), Burnsville at Edina (6 PM), SW Christian at MN Transitions (doubleheader with girls 5:30)

East Metro Showcase at Johnson
1 PM: La Crosse Aquinas vs Eastview
3 PM: Sioux City Heelan vs Osseo
5 PM: Hope School (Milwaukee, WI) vs Little Wound, SD
7 PM: Johnson vs Milwaukee Marshall

YTD Stats
  • 76 games (49 MN split 41 boys and 8 girls, 27 WI split 23 boys and 4 girls)
  • 33 buildings
  • 113 teams (91 boys and 22 girls, 73 MN teams split 60 boys and 13 girls, 35 Wisconsin split 27 boys and 8 girls, 5 outstate split 4 boys and 1 girls)
  • 2 Genders
Current Poll Stats
4A: 7 (missing Wayzata, Moorhead and Tartan)
3A: 5 (BSM, STMA, Rocori, Johnson and Como Park)
2A: 2 (SB, Concordia)
1A: 2 (MCA and CLB)

2 comments:

  1. Friday night! CHOF goes to St. Bernards, we hope to play well. It will be a good experience.

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  2. Thanks, I overlooked that one. I'd consider that if I didn't have CHOF on the schedule in a couple of weeks and I just saw St. Bernard's. I also want to see Tor Anderson and Prior Lake play.

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