Roseville blows out Hastings

Prologue
Its a trip to Roseville for my 1st viewing of Hastings this season.  Quality pizza to go with Pepsi on tonight's menu.  Parent's night with each player giving mom a rose.  Love that tradition.  Though I'd reserve parent's night for seniors only so we don't have a 4 hour introduction.  No real good music selections tonight.  So in the interest of cheap applause from the younger audience, let's go with something contemporary from the halftime music.

Song of the Day
Dynomite - Taio Cruz

Game Time
Not much to see in this one. Lucas Brown with a pair of steals for dunks.  He goes reverse on the 2nd one.  10-3 Roseville at the 14:01 mark and Hastings needs time.  Roseville's run and jump traps causing havoc as David Stanley with another steal for 2 to push the lead to 9.  Then Hastings jumps back into the game thanks to Darius Wilkerson with a pair of baskets and Ellis Williams with 2 via a turnover and a 3.  That's part of an 11-2 Hastings run and we're tied at 14 at the 10:50 mark.

Thank you for playing, please drive home safely as the rest is all Roseville.  David Stanley with 7 quick points as Roseville goes on a 11-2 run over the next 3:30.  The run finally ends at 20-2 with a Justin Adams layup just inside the 6 minute mark.  Lucas Brown with a layup and another rip for 2. Connor Harlander with 2 freebies and a nice spin for a layup.  Mackenzie Johnson for 3 and a Stanley with a steal for a dunk right before the halftime buzzer.  50-24 Roseville at the half as they blow the game open with a 36-10 run over the last 11:40.  Emeche Wells with a putback for a 3 point play, a layup on a turnover and then a nice reverse layup off the post as the lead balloons to 32.  61-29 Roseville with 14:35 left.  Roseville gets the bench plenty of time so we don't go to the dreaded running clock until we're inside 4 minutes.  Roseville rolls to a 75-39 win.

Post Game
For Hastings, they fall to 2-19 and 1-13 in the Suburban East.  They host Park in the battle for last place on Tuesday.  Ellis Williams 13 points and Darius Wilkerson 11 to lead Hastings.  I liked the idea to use a 3-2 zone with Wilkerson on top.  But the talent differential in this one was just too much.  Getting Quintan Weaver back would be helpful.  Good news is most of the roster returns next season.  Bad news is... most of the roster returns next season. The bottom of section 1AAAA is really really bad with Northfield and Rochester John Marshall not winning either. 

David Stanley leads Roseville with 14 of his 20 points in the first half.  Emeche Wells 13 points, Lucas Brown 12 points.  Roseville gets 11 guys into the scoring column.  Their run and jump was effective and they showed some 3-2 zone.  Roseville stays on top of the Suburban East with the win at 13-1, 19-3 overall.  They'll get a challenge at White Bear Lake next Tuesday.

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