Week 10 observations and Week 11 Schedule

I forgot to give it props when I did my Burnsville/Lakeville N write up, but the 1-2-2 matchup from Lakeville N was effective. Matchup zone really forces your team to communicate and I thought they did a nice job with it.

Saturday action

  • Hopkins gives up 90 to Cass Lake-Bena but still wins in a rout.
  • Edison with a nice win over Park Center. They need to start winning meaningful conference games.
  • Roosevelt beats Como Park. I can't figure Roosevelt out. They looked awful vs Oh Day Aki, got blown out by North, Armstrong, Rockford and Minnehaha, but they got up 20+ on Henry at half and beat them and now this win. Big one on Monday at Washburn to finish up the 1st rotation of Minneapolis City play.
Week 11 Schedule:
Due to caucuses on Tuesday, games have been moved all over the place so lots of Monday and Wednesday action this week. For me, this is North Suburban conference week.

Monday: South at Henry. I'll see Henry for the 1st time. Jordan Hughes is fun to watch. Tartan at Sibley in the Classic Suburban. A Sibley win puts them 2 games ahead in the league. A Tartan win bring STA to within a game with games vs both teams remaining. Big games in the City leagues. Roosevelt at Washburn and Central goes to Como Park. Armstrong at Forest Lake. The Rangers have lost 5 out of their last 6 (only win vs Hastings).

Tuesday: Chicago Lakes at Totino-Grace (Boys+Girls). Brooklyn Center tries to stop their recent slide as they travel to Breck in a big Tri-Metro West game. A Breck win would move DLS to the top. Lakeville N at Jefferson in a good Lake matchup. SW Christian at New Life Academy in a matchup of top level MCAA teams.

Wednesday: Columbia Heights at Cooper. Cooper comes in mad after an upset loss at Irondale. the Hylanders come in high (no pun intended) after a home upset of Spring Lake Park. Always fun to watch Rodney Williams, Jr (1st time I'll see him in person this season) but Jacob Thomas of CH is on the star watch as well. Park Center at Coon Rapids and Anoka at Champlin Park are a couple of interesting NW Suburban games. DLS at SPA might be worth it just for the Davanni's pizza.

Thursday: Extremely light schedule. BSM goes to TG for another boys/girls doubleheader. Prior Lake at Red Wing in a good Missota Conference game. Oh Day Aki at CHOF in section 4A action.

Friday: Stillwater at Cretin-Derham Hall. Can CDH give the Ponies their 1st league loss? Cooper goes to Spring Lake Park, Minnetonka goes to Armstrong, Kennedy hosts Burnsville in good league games.

Saturday: Wayzata at Central (1:00). This should be a good non-conference test for the Trojans. Coach Ward didn't see Larry Brown do much on Saturday vs Washburn, he should see much more of him in this game.

BSM at DLS in my 3rd boys girls doubleheader of the week. This may be the longest single day of basketball I've heard of at 1 school. 3 undercard boys games starting at 9:30 AM, followed by 2 undercard girls games at 2:15 leading to the girls varsity game at 5:45 and the boys game at 7:30. I expect to see the BSM students out in force.

YTD Stats
  • 91 games (64 MN split 54 boys and 10 girls, 27 WI split 23 boys and 4 girls)
  • 35 buildings
  • 125 teams (100 boys and 25 girls, 84 MN teams split 68 boys and 16 girls, 35 Wisconsin split 27 boys and 8 girls, 6 outstate split 5 boys and 1 girls)
  • 2 Genders
Current Poll Stats
4A: 8 (Missing Rochester Mayo and Wayzata)
3A: 5 (BSM, STMA, Rocori, Como Park, AHA)
2A: 1 (St. Bernard's)
1A: 2 (MCA and CLB)


  1. CHOF has (if you believe the QRF's) a chance to win 2 games this week and LOSE points! We have Oh Day Aki on thursday and PACT on saturday. Neither seems to be having much of a year. When we scheduled them, they both looked good.

  2. Oh Day Aki isn't anything, but don't sleep on PACT, nice PG, a couple of decent wings and a 6-7 guy in the middle. Yeah Transitions hammered them Friday night but they do have a win over Heritage. They're better than you might think so I while don't expect PACT to win, I wouldn't be shocked.

  3. Oh, we never look past people. We learned that lesson when we were going to state to play Loyola and got gobsmacked by NLA. We're also doing the best we can to keep the guys from seeing the QRFs. My post was more a quizzical look at the QRF. I am less impressed with it than I used to be.

  4. PACT was a tough challenge. A very physical team. But CHOF managed to pull out a win.

    But I think I am a prophet, I think despite winning 2 games, we'll drop in the QRF.


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