The MTS gym was under water and needs the floor totally replaced. They hope to be back home on February 1st against Cooper. So tonight's "home" game against Minnetonka gets moved to Roosevelt. Standard concessions and while my waistline didn't need the hot dog I went back for it anyway. Great upselling by the kids working. Good enought that they could almost convince people that the ketchup and napkins cost extra. The always entertaining (and earsplitting) MTS drum line and step crew makes an appearance as well. Considering the shooting despair that Minnetonka is going through right now (and tonight's result), this song seemed appropriate.
Song of the Day
Eiffel65 - Blue
Rodney Owens for 3 and then runs for a layup. 7-0 MTS just 1:31 into the game and Tonka needs a timeout. KyleNoreen with 5 in a row and its 12-0 MTS at 15:10. Then he catches and squares from 30 feet for nothing but net. Matt Lanier for 3. Owens a drive and sweet assist for a layup and another pass to Noreen for a free throw. Owens with a inbounds layup, breakaway dunk and a breakaway layup. 29-11 MTS with 6:58 left in the 1st half and its another Tonka timeout. Owens keeps it going with 2 freebies and a jumper and a 3 point play. He's in on 18 straight MTS points. Lanier with another 3. Owens with 4 more to end the half. 46-23 MTS at the break. Owens in the post for 2 more, Noreen from 25 feet for all net. Noreen to Owens for another 3. 63-30 MTS with 8:45 left, Owens and Noreen depart with 7:53 left in a blowout. MTS goes onto win 77-51.
Rodney Owens leads MTS with 32 points and 8 rebounds on my sheet. 3 3s for him. Kyle Noreen with 14 points, 9 rebounds, and possibly 8 assists (I was counting those very loosely just to see). He also made 3 treys. The official book and I have a Noreen/Owens bucket swapped. Add in a pair from Matt Lanier and the Wolves were hot. Minnetonka was not as they continue to struggle with their shooting. 1 bright spot was a brief spurt late in the 1st half thanks to a pair of quick jumpers from Andrew Grosz and an assist for a Latzke 3. Minnetonka gets 12 guys in the book with Tommy McDermott's 9 points leading the way. MTS is now 7-2 and will play Delafield St. John's Military Academy of Wisconsin in the 1st game of the East Metro Showcase on Friday. That's followed up with a matchup against Duluth East at the Tipoff Classic on Saturday afternoon. A rough stretch continues for Minnetonka as they host Lakeville South Saturday night in the Tipoff Classic then visit Tartan next Thursday.