Week 15 Scoreboard Club (Mid-Week)

So with all the games we're a day late (and more than a dollar short) on this week's edition of the Scoreboard Club, so we'll do Monday - Wednesday games in this edition. My least favorite writer (Charley Walters) is reporting that Seantrel Henderson of Cretin-Derham Hall will end up at Totino-Grace. Surprising move but a great one for TG on the football field and on the basketball court. CDH will lose John Nance, Mike Floyd and Henderson next year. But with Peter White and possibly Elliot Owoso (apologies for the hacked spelling) up on varsity next year, the cupboard isn't bare there. With Jonathan Crockett and Henderson, the TG program shapes up nicely in next year's North Suburban, especially if Rodney Williams is gone.

Games from this week
  • Tonka blows out Hopkins at Hopkins in a surprise. Anthony Tucker gets it done with 35. Hopkins needs a win at Armstrong tomorrow to share the Classic Lake title.
  • Sibley beats Simley to clinch the Classic Suburban outright. Sibley can push 4AAAA rival Tartan to 3rd place with a win in their building tomorrow night. Hill-Murray finished the non-conference portion of their schedule 0-10, but I'll take them to win at Arlington next Tuesday.
  • Eden Prairie clinches the Lake outright with a close win at Burnsville. Kennedy and Eastview both get wins to cause a 3 way tie for 2nd. No one else will finish above 500 in the league.
  • Henry mounts another comeback against Roosevelt and gets a win this time. A win tonight against a revamped South team will give them the Mpls City title via 2 head-head wins over Washburn. South won the 1st game though so you never know. Washburn needs a win over Roosevelt tonight to keep their title chances alive. If Washburn makes the Twin Cities game it would be the 1st time since 1994 that North or Henry would not be in the game.
  • New Prague beats Farmington to stay tied for 2nd in the Missota. Prior Lake can clinch outright with a win tonight in Red Wing.
  • MCAA non-conference games included MCA winning at PACT in a possible Section 4A West Subsection final preview. St. Agnes by 4 over SW Christian in another good game. New Life Academy at PACT in a good cross-over game in section 4A tonight in addition to Edison at Heritage.
  • Benilde-St. Margaret's clinched the North Suburban with a win over rival St. Louis Park. Columbia Heights beat Irondale in 2OT to knock the Knights down to 4th place. The Islanders can finish the regular season at 500 with a win over Meadow Creek tomorrow. Their 4 v 5 game with St. Anthony on Tuesday will be one of the better 4 v 5 games around.
  • Blaine gets a big win at Maple Grove. They've now won 7 0f 9 with the 2 losses being to Champlin Park and Osseo. They're still my pick in section 7AAAA.
  • Central beats Humboldt to return to the Twin Cities game on Saturday. They last played in the game in 2005. Another great 4 vs 5 matchup as they travel to Tartan on Tuesday in tough section 4AAAA play. This may be the best 4 vs 5 matchup.
  • Cretin-Derham Hall gets a share of the Suburban East crown with a win at Park (27 for John Nance). Stillwater can share with a win tomorrow over Roseville.
  • St. Bernard's with a big win over DeLaSalle to clinch the East division of the Tri-Metro. DLS can clinch the West with a win over St. Agnes tonight. I'll be covering that game.
  • In Non-Conference play, Bethlehem Academy gets a good win at Holy Family which keeps them in the A poll instead of CHOF. With wins over #8 Park Christian and #9 Bethlehem and beating a PACT team that beat #10 Spring Grove and a win over Mayer Lutheran (tough one at Concordia tonight), they deserve to be there. I previously questioned Spectrum's QRF, they went on the road and got blown out by a bad Providence team

3 comments:

  1. I talked to James Sarbacker, the point guard of CHOF's state Tournament team, he noted that in that year we were never rated.

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  2. "I previously questioned Spectrum's QRF, they went on the road and got blown out by a bad Providence team..."

    Sometimes you have to know some
    of the facts about a loss. Like
    the fact that the Spectrum PG-
    Beau Emerson- (who averages 6 assists/gm and leads the state in steals with 7/gm)was on crutches.

    This had a cascading effect on the rest of the team- witness:
    The big forward, Brad Ducommun (who had 20 and 23 against MTS and PACT) was held to 4 points on 1/13 shooting, largely because of playing out of position and not having the PG to set him up better.

    Grant Spark, averaging 24.5 ppg was
    held to 17, for the same reasons.

    A school with an enrollment of only61 and without a senior on the squad, has no margin for error, and losing one important player usually spells doom for Spectrum and schools like it, no matter who they are playing.

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  3. When you described Columbia Heights, I think you meant Hylanders instead of Islanders.

    To qob-it was your 2000-2001 CHOF team that upset my Maranatha Mustangs that year!

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