Tournament Quarterfinals Scoreboard Watching

How did I do in the quarterfinal round on my predictions?

Section 4A: No surprises here as the top seeds are all thru. NLA did appear to give MTS a tough game. But you can't give up 22 to Virgil Baker and expect to win. He got in the building range, so you must find him. Kevin Noreen with 19 for MTS. Max Banchy led NLA with 15. 5 guys in double figures as CHOF blows out St. Agnes. David Hanson with 17 to lead MCA over West Lutheran. I get the PACT/SW Christian game wrong for a record of 3-1.

Section 4AA: Also no surprises with the top seeds all in the semis and again I pick a 3 seed (Minnehaha) and lose. Trent Johnson and Cameron Cain both with 20 for Holy Family in their rout of Brooklyn Center. DeAngelo Potter with 18 in the loss for BC. Jordair Jett with 30 for St. Bernard's in their win over Roosevelt. Thomas Smolenski with 31 to lead Breck in their win over Edison. The Czar goes 3-1.

Section 6AAA (Semis): BSM gets 29 from Jordan Taylor and they hold Cedric Martin to 9 for a 17 pt win over Washburn. Controversy in the late game as DLS had a 10 point halftime lead and down 3 with the ball in the last 30 seconds, a no-call on a Jeremy Randle 3 gets DLS coach Dave Thorson tossed. Did he get fouled? You make the call by watching the video here and voting in the poll. The Czar goes 1-1 in predictions here. Overall, my predictions were 7-3. Total so far, 49-13.

Elk River with a surprising blowout of Maple Grove in the 8AAAA 4 v 5 game. Jack Gavin and Blaise Davis with 18 each for the Elks and Josh Pedretti with only 6 for Maple Grove.


  1. fun observations at CHOF:
    Steve Winfield reffed, he and his partner did a great job, but we had fun as "old-timers" joshing back and forth, CHOF's long time girl's coach Vernon Harms was right behind the bench and he and Steve had a nice chat. CHOF's somewhat underpowered but good band was there, hard to be at full strength when your brass section is on the floor playing ball. St. Agnes NEVER and I mean NEVER gave up, they were scrapping until the final buzzer. Cole Piepkorn driving repeatedly to the bucket had to be scraped off the floor at the end and looked like a zombie coming out of the locker, he was so tired. Butler and others socializing with the Agnes guys before the game, we've known them forever. Al Green's dad used to play pickup games in our old gym back in the day. Good knowledgeable fans from both schools.

  2. Blaise Davis and Jack Gavin can really get the Elks going. If Blaise hits a couple of three's early and Jack is getting to the basket with his slashing they can play pretty good ball. Ben Ford is a deceptive player, south paw, with long arms that can shoot and deflect passes. St Cloud Tech is tough with their last loss being against the Elks.


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