Opening round scoreboard club

Time to look in the mirror and see how this year's Czar's Blindness Index is doing on the playoff predictions.

Section 4A
I went 3 for 4 in the playin games. Ascension spoils it with a road win at Bethany. Follow this. MTS beat Roosevelt by 51. Roosevelt beat Providence by 50. Providence beat Math and Science by 36. Now MTS plays Math and Science. That will not be pretty.

Section 4AA
Dunwoody beats Trinity so I end up splitting my predictions there. I'm kind of kicking myself for that one as Dunwoody does have athletes.

Section 3AAA
A perfect 4 for 4 here. Isaiah Thomas held to 7 points, but Josh Pratt held to 6 for St. Anthony as Fridley moves on. Chisago Lakes led at Henry at the half but couldn't hold on. Josh Figini with 31, Benj Figini with 26. Rest of the team totaled 13. Columbia Heights saved me some embarassment as they came from 7 down at half to win against Totino-Grace. 3 of the 4 games close so it shows how closely matched this section is.

Section 6AAA
Get the broom out again as Holy Angels takes out Waconia. While that was a 2 vs 7 game, this was the upset that everybody had their eyes on. It also saves me and fans everywhere from having to watch De La Salle play Waconia on Saturday night. Tyler Bredow 15 points for AHA in the win. So much for a good 4 vs 5 game as Benilde St. Margaret's blows out Delano. Complain all you want about the seedings but the coaches knew what they were watching throughout the season. While I thought the seed was low, based on what I saw of Delano against Holy Angels, I don't think Delano had that big of a complaint.

Section 2AAAA
The 3rd broom comes from this section as Chaska wins at Shakopee. Jefferson keeps the game from getting up and down and they get the 63-57 win over Richfield.

Section 3AAAA
The big shocker of the night comes from this section as Park takes out the top seed Lakeville North. Cody Hofmann with 19 points to lead Park. His matchup with Apple Valley's Varmah Sonie in the next round will be key. Eastview needed OT to take out Eagan in the 2 vs 7 game. Sophomore Frank Veldman with 16 to lead the way. Soph Jameson Parsons leads Eagan with 18 points. Burnsville moves on without Devon Knopke. I get 3 of 4 correct and I still have my section winner (Eastview) alive.

Section 5AAAA
Also 3 for 4 in section 5 as Mike Muscala goes off for 30 on Mounds View. Dan Carroll held to 7. Champlin Park with an easy win at home over Centennial in a surprise margin. 43-15 at halftime in that one, wow.

Add in 3 for 4 in section 6 (I got North wrong). Totals thru the 1st 3 days. 25-30 for 83.3%


  1. The thing I am worried about for MTS in this game is that someone could get hurt. I am sure Food&Science players don't want to, but when playing a team as good and fast as MTS, there is a high accident possibility.

  2. St. Agnes 51 CHOF 59
    A quite defensive game played by teams that both wanted to score. CHOF jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead, but St. Agnes, running and taking advantage of early CHOF Miscues,quickly pulled ahead by 10. Nate Fiscus picked up 3 early fouls and sat down with 10 minutes to go in the first half. CHOF's bench came through, along with their ability to play on a 94' floor,the Lions pulled to a 27-27 tie at half time.

    The Agiies were led by their smooth shooting guard who ganered 9 of his 20 points in the first half, CHOF got points from everyone, including 6 poinst off the bench from Tate Piepkorn and Adam Rohlf's 3 pointers.
    The second half was marked by more deliberate play as both teams played patient half-court offense. Sturdivant played through despite getting his 4th foul half way through the second half, launching 3 point attempt after 3 point attempt, he hit 5 3 pointers in total, but was visibly worn out as was the entire St. Agnes team.
    Strandlund had 4 nasty blocks to go with his 8 points, St. Agnes did a decent job keeping him from getting the ball. Fiscus took over offensively, scoring 15 of his 19 in the second half. But the star of the game had to be Cody Sarbacker, the junior guard who moved to point half way through the year, only scoring 6 points he added 8 rebounds and 9 assists.

    The Lions next face Mineapolis Transitions in their new bandbox of a gym. They hope to use their defense and a patient offensive scheme to shackle the high flying Wolves.

  3. Thanks QOB, that's a nice win. Remember your earplugs on Saturday.


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