Friday, November 30, 2007

Friday Breakdown Tip Off

#11 posting 11.30.2007
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There were two games in Fergus Falls tonight
#2AA Crookston beat #1AA Albany 88-68
Albany led 18-2 to start the game. Kamille Whalin had 5 threes. Look for recaps in the Fergus Falls and Fargo papers tomorrow.

Park-Cottage Grove beat Fergus Falls 51-37. PCG's Sarah Nohrenberg had 21 points. Hannah Draxten of FF had 11 points.

games are as scheduled tomorrow.

Out & About: Bloomington Kennedy/Chaska

#10 posting 11.30.2007
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CHASKA hawks 71

In a battle between two premier point guards and future Big 10 players it was Shakila Boler (Minnesota) and Kennedy beating Courtney Boylan (Michigan) and Chaska 82-71. Both had outstanding perfomances, but the Eagles broke free from a 50 all tie and put the hammer down. Kennedy is now 2-0 in the rough and tumble Lake Conference.
Two players hit the 30 point mark: Boylan had 33, Brittany Zins of Kennedy had 31 and Boler had 24.

When I arrived at the game the parking lot was jam crammed full of cars. I had to park in the back lot. I was thinking it was going to be SRO (Standing Room Only). It should have been. Fans would have seen great performances all around. Apparently there was a band/orchestra event also going on.

Kennedy scored on their first possession to start the point production. Chaska held their biggest lead at 9-4 early on after scoring on 4 of 5 possessions. Kennedy responded with a 13-2 run to take a 17-11 lead. Chaska came back to tie it at 17. There more ties, the last coming at 23. Chaska had one more shot at the lead at 27-24. Then Boylan picked up her second foul and went to the bench. Kennedy seized advantage of her absence by scoring on their next five possessions. Chaska had a hard time against the Kennedy press, while having great success against the Chaska press. Boler and Zins each had a three in the 13-2 run. At the break it was 37-31.

Kennedy led 41-31 early in the half. Chaska responded with a 17-7 run on a six of eight possession streak. In that stretch Boylan nailed four 3s, some from NBA range. The other contributor to the run was Bekah Saugan with the other five points including an old fashioned &1. Kennedy put together a seven straight possession string and 11/12 sequence to take control of the game. Zins had 10 and Boler 8 in the 25-12 run. Kennedy led 71-57. Chaska tried to comeback. Kelsey Kalkman had three 3s in the comeback and Boylan kept up her scintillating shooting with a four straight Chaska scoring possesions. The hole was too deep to climb out of, and Kennedy was able to score off the press and when in the half court game. Kennedy showed great discipline and movement in the half court. They had 18 touches on one possession before Zins launched a trey bomb.
photos: #1 Courtney Boylan is defended by Shakila Boler as she drives. #2 Boylan calling for and getting the time out. Photos by Teas.

key: player, points, possessions, pp100; floor%

Kelly Boelter 2, 1, 200.0, 1.000 Scored on the first possession on a post up and wasn't heard from again.
Alexis Holt 8, 10, 80.0, .400 tough, physical, crashed the offensive boards for a couple of baskets.
Shakila Boler 24, 19, 126.3, .526 point guard. very smooth. alert. quick to the basket, nice passes. the leader. during breaks communicated well with teammates. rebounds well, hit a pair of 3s. can score off pull up. sees floor well.
Aubrey Davis 3, 5, 60.0, .200 guard, assigned to guard Boylan
Brittany Zins 31, 19, 163.2, .684 can score in and out. had three 3s, usually from the corners. can post up. can drive. crashes offensive boards with six points. runs the floor.
Danielle Bradley 6, 5, 120.0, .600 athletic perimeter.
Baily Lund 5, 4, 125.0, .750 strong, scored off press in transition.
Sheridan Reiners 3, 5, 60.0, .400 another perimeter, scored in transition.

Bekah Saugen 16, 13, 123.1, .538 post player. Good hands. physical. can score when hit. good at the line.
Amanda Kahler 2, 5, 40.0, .200 perimeter player
Courtney Boylan 33, 17, 194.1, .824 strong, alert, poise, confident. outstanding competitor. quick release, and quick off her feet. has good vertical. Took NBA deep 3s and delivered. hand in the face--no problem. can drive by if guarded too tight up top. the definite leader on the floor. defensively is alert and ready to take advantage of errant passes and lapses in judgment. Her passing was spot on. Many potential assists went by the wayside. needs to stay away from back court fouls
Tiffany Van Haaften 4, 9, 44.4, .222 perimeter player. ball handling/decisions need sharpening
Brooke Brown 1, 5, 20.0, .200 handled the point guard responsibilities most of the night. Her shot was too flat--going off the back rim. needs to keep her arm up.
Brittany Travis 2, 5, 40.0, .200 left handed post. Needs to square up. needs to be more active on the d glass.
Brianna Tisch 4, 8, 50.0, .250 strong framed post. needs to finish inside. needs to be more active on the d glass.
Jenna Willems 0, 1, 0.0, .000
Kelsey Kalkman 9, 4, 225.0, .750 late 3s pushed her numbers up.

So many great performances. But with Boler and Boylan basically cancelling each other out, tonight the trench player goes to Brittany Zins. another player that stepped up.

Kennedy 82, 68, 120.6, .544
Chaska 71, 67, 106.0, .463
made 3s: Chaska 8, Kennedy 6
made fts: Chaska 11, Kennedy 10
bench: Chaska 15, Kennedy 14
Look at the numbers. Kennedy has the top pp100 this season and is only the fifth team in three years to crack that number. Not one team from the 2006-07 season was able to do it. The top pp100 in the three years I have charted is 129.7. This looks like it will be a very good year.
Another interesting fact: Kennedy was 3 of 4 in converting their &1s. Chaska was 2 for 2.

Shakila Boler 8
Alexis Holt 5.5
Brittany Zins 5
Danielle Bradley 3.5
Baily Lund 2
Aubrey Davis 1.5
Kelly Boelter 0.5
totals: 26

Bekah Saugen 9
Courtney Boylan 7
Tiffany Van Haaften 3
Amanda Kahler 2
Brittany Travis 1
Brianna Tisch 1
Brooke Brown 1
Kelsey Kalkman 1
totals: 25

next up: special report on the Breakdown

Ciochetto's 500th

#9 posting 11.30.2007
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Chisholm coach Mike Ciochetto picked up win #500 with a 39-31 victory over Carlton. From the Duluth News Tribune.

Crosby-Ironton beat Aitkin 39-32 last night. Staples-Motley beat Sauk Centre 67-53. plus other games. From the Brainerd Dispatch.

Earlier today I had the Mankato East version of the Worthington game. Now it is the Worthington Daily Globe's version of the Trojans' win. Also in the WDG the local report with Ellsworth's win over Lincoln HI-Lake Benton.

Rosemount picked up a Tuesday win against Eagan 53-50 and the thisweek paper has more details.

The Chaska Herald has a slide show of the the Chaska vs Bloomington Jefferson game from Tuesday.

There has been a mid season change at Central Lakes with Dennis Eastman taking over for Brad Amundson who was released. From the Brainerd Dispatch.

Is the number 3? Henry Abbott and True Hoop look at how many quality players are needed for a championship. The Wages of Wins looks at the same number and also the 80-20 numbers. In other words the Pareto Principle--20% of the players do 80% of the scoring.

Thanks for the help readers.

next up: another in the out & abouts tonight

Barlow's Adjustment

#8 posting 11.30.2007
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#19 Augustana beat UC Colorado Springs 73-63. Molly Hayes (Harrisburg, SD) had 25 for Augustana.

The Northern Sun opens conference play tonight. Mary faces Winona State and Upper Iowa.

Talisha Barlow of St. Cloud State (Roseville) has a feature in the St. Cloud Times about her adjustments to the college game.

Jamestown beat UM Morris 87-56

Edgewood beat Lakeland 59-43. From the Sheboygan Press.

Thanks readers for the help. If you have news, go to my profile and email me.

next up: Afternoon Grab Bag.

Michigan Back on Top in High Five

#7 posting 11.30.2007
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Michigan took the high five after taking a couple of days off with a convincing 97 point performance.
Alyssa DeHaan adds to Michigan's individual total with 6.5 wins. Minnesota is in second place with 5.5 individual honors.
DeHaan also has two times at the top of the leader board. She joines Jenna Smith and Jolene Anderson with two top finishes in the High Five.

Alyssa DeHaan, Michigan State (Grandville) 26 vs Clemson 68-51
Lakisha Freeman, Purdue (Saginaw Arthur Hill) 23 vs North Carolina 72-90
Jessica Pike, Oakland (Clawson) 20 vs Georgia 59-69
Lauren Aitch, Michigan State (Lansing Waverly) 16 vs Clemson 68-51
Melissa Jeltema, Oakland (Grand Rapids Christian) 12 vs Georgia 59-69

Jenna Smith, Illinois (Bloomington Kennedy) 16 vs North Carolina State 47-61
Ali Prichard, Princeton (Apple Valley) 16 vs St. Francis NY 63-55
Janessa Wolff, Penn State (Park Rapids) 7 vs Old Dominion 59-77

Kristin Craft, Dartmouth (Marshalltown) 14 vs Northeastern 50-57
Alyssa Klein, UMKC (Okoboji) 8 vs UM St. Louis 73-70
Lori Bjork, Illinois (Johnston) 5 vs North Carolina State 47-61
Danielle Calef, Illinois State (Cedar Rapids Prairie) 2 vs Loyola Chicago 82-51

Brittany Holtermann, Dayton (Racine Prairie) 11 vs Cincinnati 69-53

Amber Land, Eastern Michigan (Kulm) 10 vs Weber State 49-61

next up D2/3/NAIA/CC reports

Big 10 1-4 on Thursday

#6 posting 11.30.2007
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BIG 10
The Big 10 was 1-4 yesterday, 1-2 in the ACC Challenge.
Big 10/ACC
Michigan State beat Clemson 68-51. Alyssa DeHaan (Grandville, MI) had 26 for Michigan State.

North Carolina beat Purdue 90-72. Lakisha Freeman (Saginaw Arthur Hill) had 23 for Purdue.

North Carolina State beat Illinois 61-47. Jenna Smith (Bloomington Kennedy) had 16 for Illinois.

Other Big 10
Old Dominion beat Penn State 77-59. Janessa Wolff (Park Rapids) had 7 for Penn State.

Texas A&M beat Michigan 69-41.

Georgia beat Oakland 69-59. Jessica Pike (Clawson, MI) had 20 for Oakland.

DePaul beat Illinois Chicago 74-35. Jessie Miller (Holy Angels) had 2 and Cassie Johnson (Eastview) zero for UIC.

Dayton beat Cincinnati 69-53. Brittany Holterman (Racine Prairie) had 11 for Dayton.

Weber State beat Eastern Michigan 61-49. Amber Land (Kulm, ND) had 10 for EMU.

Illinois State beat Loyola Chicago 82-51. Danielle Calef (Cedar Rapids Prairie) had 2 for Illinois State.

Indiana State beat Eastern Illinois 85-76. Heather Seyfred (Bridgeman, MI) did not score for Indiana State. Ellen Canale (Plymouth Salem, MI) had 8 for Eastern Illinois.

UMKC beat UM St. Louis 73-70. Alyssa Klein (Okoboji) had 8 for UMKC while Marta Waalen (St. Paul Central) did not score.

Wichita State beat Nicholls State 61-51. Daria Frazier (Mpls North) did not score for Wichita State.

Northeastern beat Dartmouth 57-50. Kristen Craft (Marshalltown, IA) had 14 for Dartmouth.

Lafayette beat Coppin State 62-56. Lauren Cullen (Clinton, WI) did not score for Lafayette.

William & Mary beat Maine 63-62.

Princeton beat St. Francis NY 63-55. Ali Prichard (Apple Valley) had 16 and Jillian Schurle (Hopkins) did not score for Princeton.

Oklahoma State beat Arkansas State 96-54. Kayla Pospisil (Marion, IA) had 2 points for ASU.

UCSB beat Santa Clara 95-82. Claire Goins (Sioux City Heelan) did not score for Santa Clara.

Marshall has signed four players including Alaya Mitchell of Plymouth Salem, MI

Thanks to the readers for the help. If you have news, go to my profile and email me.

next up: High Fives.

Detroit Free Press Previews

#5 posting 11.30.2007
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The Detroit Free Press has their top 25 teams (Detroit Country Day is #1) and top 100 players to watch listed--(Kellie Watson of Ionia is #1)

Grosse Point North beat Detroit Renaissance 54-39. Plus other recaps in the Detroit Free Press.

The Detroit News also leads off with the GPN win.

Grand Blanc beat the Goodrich Martians 38-29. Saginaw Arthur Hill beat Flint Northern 56-43. From the Flint Journal.

Traverse City West beat Alpena 51-39. From the Alpena News.

Port Hope beat New Life Christian 31-15. from the Port Huron Times Herald.

Kingsley edged McBain 44-42. From the Travers City Eagle

Natasha Thames, Port Huron Northern 22 vs Ortonville Brandon 45-57
Only one? In the entire state?
So far that is all I could scrape up. If you have more, go to my profile and email me.

next up: D1 reports

Green Bay Previews

#4 posting 11.30.2007
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Cedarburg beat Germantown 44-41 on a three by Tori Lythjohan. plus other area recaps in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Elk Mound beat Plum City 61-55. Plus more area action in the Red Wing Republican Eagle.

Valley Christian beat Oshkosh Lourdes 49-42. From the Oshkosh Northwestern.

Ozaukee beat Sheboygan Lutheran 47-38. Sheboygan Falls beat Kiel 55-31. plus other games From the Sheboygan Press.

Central WI Christian beat Randolph 42-28. Hustisford beat Fall River 59-25. plus other recaps in the Beaver Dam Daily Citizen.

Campbellsport beat New Holstein 75-50. plus other recaps in the Fond du Lac Reporter.

Manitowoc Lutheran beat Reedsville 47-42. From the Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter.

The Northern Lakes, Marinette-Oconto, Packerland and other area conferences are previewed in the Green Bay Press Gazette.
DePere relies on Adrian Ritchie.

Appleton West is previewed in the Appleton Post Crescent.

Milwaukee Vincent is #1 in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Poll.

Dennis Semrau thinks it is good that Wisconsin is expanding the regular season from the 20 games now available. From the Capital Times.

Kristyn Emmer, Lomira 25 vs Milwaukee Custer 82-31
Marieanna Dulas, Markesan 24 vs Princeton 67-38
Kelsie Benike, Campbellsport 23 vs New Holstein 75-50

Thanks to the readers for the help. If you have news, go to my profile and email me.

next up: Michigan

Iowa Photo Action

#3 posting 11.30.2007

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Cedar Rapids Washington edged Cedar Falls 56-53. Here is a photo of KK Armstrong of CRW getting airborne. Photo by David Chase.
The win was #200 for CRW coach Frank Howell.

Indianola beat Ottumwa 77-31. From the Ottumwa Courier.
Algona beat Forest City 57-50. From the Forest City Summit.

The Second Annual MAC Shootout takes place on Saturday in Council Bluffs. From the Council Bluffs Daily Nonpariel.
Bryan Alfredson of Woodbury Central is back on the sidelines after a nasty fall this summer. From the Sioux City Journal.
Thanks to the readers for the help. If you have news, or photos, go to my profile and email me.
next up: Wisconsin

ND Previews, Bittner Leads ND Parade

#2 posting 11.30.2007
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Mandan and Surrey is previewed on KXMB. video too.

Lidgerwood-Wyndmere will host an 8 team tournament on Dec 8, 11, 13. From the Wahpeton Daily News.

Kylee Bittner, Hebron-Glen Ullin 31 vs Hettinger 76-60
Bobbi Grann, Minnewaukan-Leeds 27 vs Larimore 63-38
Mandi Bindas, Kindred 23 vs Wyndmere 70-34

Thanks to the readers for the help. If you have news, go to my profile and email me.

next up: Iowa reports

Becker Opens with Win

#1 posting 11.30.2007
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6:40 AM---say goodbye to family for the day. Arrive at school by 7 AM----answer e-mails and voice mails, get practice plan and scouting reports ready, get ready for teaching day. Teach all day. Practice from 2:45-5:00. Think about family from 5:00-5:30. Head team team pasta dinner at 5:30. 6:30-7:00---Call home and talk to family. 7:30-9:30----Scout upcoming opponents. 9:45 PM----Arrive at home. Fall asleep. Repeat same schedule tomorrow!

Parents and players----make sure to thank your high school coaching staff today for all the time they put in with your daughters!

Bemidji picked up their first win of the year in a 80-53 victory over Thief River Falls. From the Bemidji Pioneer.

Hopkins beat White Bear Lake 74-49 in the first round of the Tartan Tournament. plus other recaps in the StarTribune. Scroll past the hockey recaps.

#1 Becker beat Andover 76-54. Brianna Mastey had 29 points on a sore leg for the Bulldogs. plus other area results from the St. Cloud Times.

Ellsworth, WI beat Red Wing 49-45. From the Red Wing Republican Eagle.

Worthington raced past Mankato East 85-66. From the Mankato Free Press.

Hutchinson beat Dassel-Cokato 54-44. From the Hutchinson Leader.

New Ulm beat Madelia 72-31. From the New Ulm Journal.

Montevideo beat Dawson-Boyd 63-58. Plus other recaps in the West Central Tribune.

Holy Family led at half 30-5 as they silenced the Zimmerman Thunder 60-40. From the Elk River Star News.

Bagley beat Clearbrook-Gonvick 42-37. Plus other results from the Bemidji Pioneer.

Grand Meadow beat Southland 42-36. From the Austin Daily Herald.

Sari Noga had a triple double for Parkers Prairie in their 74-51 win over Henning. From the Fergus Falls Daily Journal.

Cleveland beat Sleepy Eye 61-45. plus other results in the New Ulm Journal.

Farmington's 89-78 win over Rochester Century is recounted in the Farmington Independent.

The headline says Eastview, but the story is Lakeville South in the thisweek paper.

Marshall has a new regime in charge with Mary Jo coming over from Redwood Valley. From the Marshall Independent.

Winona Cotter is previewed in the Winona Daily News.

Randolph is previewed in the Cannon Falls Beacon.

Andy Meinhardt, Metro Stars Program Director and Bloomington Jefferson Head Coach, has been named head strength and conditioning coach at Jefferson. His duties will include working with all Jefferson athletes in the weight room in the second semester of each school year as well as running the summer strength and conditioning program.

Melissa Fitz, Mpls Southwest 38 vs Rosemount 59-66
Kayla Hirt, Bemidji 28 vs Thief River Falls 80-53
Brianna Mastey, Becker 29 vs Andover 76-54
Nikki Gosson, Mankato East 28 vs Worthington 66-85
Brittany Thiesfeld, Glencoe-Silver Lake 36 vs Belle Plaine 69-73
Mackenzie Wolter, Norwood-Young America 27 vs ACGC 51-46 OT
Brittany Chambers, Jordan 27 vs GFW 74-55
Sari Noga, Parkers Prairie 33 vs Henning 74-51
Megan Groen, Renville County West 29 vs Lac Qui Parle Valley 69-64 OT
Alycia Dahl, Northern 26 vs Stephen-Argyle 84-33
Anna Wicklund, BGMR 25 vs Roseau 69-42
Cassie Columbus, Red Lake Falls 25 vs Norman County West 57-60

Thanks to the readers for the help. If you have news, go to my profile and email me.

next up: ND action

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Out & About: Armstrong/Hill-Murray

#10 posting 11.29.2007
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HILL-MURRAY pioneers 54

In a battle between two different classes it was AAAA Armstrong beating #7 AAA Hill-Murray 68-54. Armstrong built an early lead only to see HM scrap back to within four in the second half. Down the home stretch the Falcons clicked with nine straight scoring possessions to put the game out of reach.

Armstrong jumped out to an 8-0 lead. The Falcons started off with a Nicole Dooher lay up off the opening tap. HM turned the ball over on their first three possessions and never seemed in sync. In fact HM had to use their second time out at 13:45 when trailing 14-3. HM suffered through droughts of 5, and 8 in the first half. In their first 16 possessions HM was at 37.5 pp100 and had a floor % of .188. Krista Kaput only had two possessions in the first half. Despite the hot start by Armstrong, they too had a cold spell with a 1/12 sequence in the middle of the half, 8 of those possessions were turnovers. Armstrong tested the 15 point margin level and led 33-20 at half.

HM came out with a more attacking mentality in the second half. In the first half they were more content to shoot on the perimeter. The Pioneers tested the paint and Taylor Cross was fouled by Viehauser. HM started off the half with a 13-4 run to close the margin to 37-33 with 11:40 left. Armstrong recovered and pushed their margin back out to 44-33 thanks to a four point possession by Kristi Loobeek. She scored the basket on "&1" but missed the free throw. Eventually she got the ball back and was fouled and delivered both tosses. HM had one more run and cut the margin to 47-41. At that point Armstrong ripped off nine straight scoring trips. In that scoring spree Armstrong went on a 17-5 run. Steph Loobeek led the charge with 9 of the points. At that point it was 63-46 for the home squad. Kaput matched Loobeek with her own scoring spree at the end of the game. She scored the last 8 points for HM.

In the house was Lynx player Lindsey Harding as part of the Lynx Ballerz program.
photo: Nicole Dooher of Armstrong is sandwiched on a drive between two HM players with #22 Tessa Cichy. photos by kja

key: name, points, possessions, pp100, floor %

Nicole Dooher 21, 19, 110.5, .684 guard, sometimes point, drove for most of her points. went to the line seven times so not afraid of contact. good speed, a soccer player. needs to cash in all chances at the line (missed 8)
Amanda Viehauser 6, 6, 100.0, .500 post player, hampered by foul problems. needs to stay lower on defense.
Alyssa Marschner 10, 12, 83.3, .417 perimeter shooter. can hit a three and also slash. Andrea Fossum 0, 6, 0.0, .000 guard. led the team in defensive rebounds with 6. offensively at times ran the point.
Steph Loobeek 18, 16, 112.5, .625 strong inside lunch bucket type post. physical, yet not saddled with fouls. crashed the offensive boards hard. Also gets out on the break with two transition baskets.
Kristi Loobeek 10, 11, 90.9, .455 post player. went to the line six times. did have two chances at old fashioned three point plays.
Alli Hoefer 1, 5, 20.0, .200 point guard back up. travelled too often
Nikki Brown 2, 2, 100.0, .500 undersized post.
Maddie Smith 0, 1, 0.0, .000

Kristin Vasko 5, 8, 62.5, .375 more perimeter than post.
Chrissy Holm 14, 20, 70.0, .300 perimeter shooter. was the main force in the first half on offense. decent jump shot.
Taylor Cross 6, 8, 75.0, .375 post player, a bit smaller than Armstrong. had only one field goal on the day. fouled out. did draw a charge.
Rochelle Cichy 4, 5, 80.0, .200 perimeter player. ran the point when in. did have a 3.
Krista Kaput 20, 16, 125.0, .625 oddly enough only had two possessions in the first half. Needs to play with the urgency at the start of the game that she demonstrated at the end of the game. needs to take over. can hit the pull up jumper. can nail the 3. most of her baskets came off the dribble.
Coco Booker 1, 7, 14.3, .143 post player. strong, hard to move, too many fouls
Mary Schafhauser 0, 6, 0.0, .000 needs to know her range
Tessa Cichy 4, 8, 50.0, .250 8th grader that is strong. She looks like a junior. When an 8th grader gets 7 defensive rebounds that indicates to me some toughness. The kick is she is a guard.
Amy Kuper 0, 1, 0.0, .000 thinner post

Steph Loobeek

Armstrong 68, 78, 87.2, .487
Hill-Murray 54, 79, 68.4, .329
made 3s: HM 4, Armstrong 2
made fts: Armstrong 20, HM 16
bench: Armstrong 13, HM 5
Armstrong missed 19 free throws or the margin would have been even greater.

Andrea Fossum 9
Alyssa Marschner 8
Steph Loobeek 5
Amanda Viehauser 5
Nikki Brown 4
Nicole Dooher 3
Kristi Loobeek 3
Alli Hoefer 2
totals: 39

Tessa Cichy 7
Taylor Cross 6
Chrissy Holm 4
Coco Booker 4
Krista Kaput 4
Mary Schafhausser 3
Kristin Vasko 2
Rochelle Cichy 2
Amy Kuper 2
Totals: 34

Next up; tomorrow morning

The Thursday Afternoon Grab Bag

#9 posting 11.29.2007
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Earlier today I linked the Savage Pacer story on the Burnsville loss to Eastview. Now they have a deeper version online.

The Rochester Post Bulletin has previews of the Hiawatha Valley, Three Rivers and Southeast conferences.

Indianapolis has signed Caroline Schutzman of Indianapolis Bishop Chatard and Cayla Keegan of Castalia, Ohio Margaretta.

Xavier will get Brittany Moore of Merrillville, IN again. She has been at Gulf Coast FL CC the #1 team at their division. She originally signed with Xavier out of high school. You will need to go half way down the article to get the scoop. From the Panama City News Herald.

Sarah Miller of Delta, IN signed with Huntington.

Indiana State signed five--Deja Mattox (Maconaquah, Ind./Maconaquah); Brittany Schoen (Elizabeth, Ind./South Central); Amanda Pedro (Fort Wayne, Ind./Luers); Bianca Jarrett (Waukegan, Ill./Waukegan) and Shannon Thomas (Springboro, Ohio/Springboro).

With all the signings it pushes Indiana's total to 33 known signees.

KGYM 1600AM in Cedar Rapids will cover the Cedar Rapids Washington vs Cedar Falls game tonight scheduled at 7:30 pm.
If you can't make the game you may listen to the radio or go to the station website for streaming audio:
Click on the LISTEN tab near the top of the home page (and follow the instructions).

Marshalltown CC beat Ellsworth CC 68-64 in overtime on Wednesday. From the Marshalltown Times-Republican.

LaCrosse Logan opened with two wins against Eau Claire North and EC Memorial. The hot prospect Danielle Jorgenson had 25 for Logan vs Memorial. From the LaCrosse Tribune.

River Falls won the Red Wing tournament with a victory over the hosts. Here is the River Falls Journal with more.

True Hoop has an interesting blog on Ballhype doing a Google Map of the birth places of NBA players.
My guess is if you did a search on the birth place of most of the D1 players you would find most are within a 200 mile radius of the school they are attending.

The Wages of Wins looks at basketball talent, in particular Kevin Durant, and how evaluating talent is still in its infancy even in the NBA. You will need to go beyond the baseball evaluation first.
"Durant plays a sport where if you score points (and look “good”), you keep playing. " This is why I use the pp100 system to give everyone a clear understanding of a players true worth.

Next up: later tonight with another in the out & abouts

Rengel Hits 1000

#8 posting 11.29.2007
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UM Duluth beat St. Scholastica 72-53. Katy Freeman (Duluth East) had 11 for UMD. Whitney Latham (Becker) had 19 for St. Scholastica.

South Dakota beat NW Missouri State 79-56. Jeana Hoffman (Mitchell, SD) had 21 for USD.

Bethel beat St. Catherine 73-62. Annegret Nautsch (Seattle) and Kristen Wolters (St. Cloud Tech) each had 18 for Bethel. Brooke Hakanson (Boyceville, WI) had 15 for St. Kate's.

Carleton beat Augsburg 74-63. Annie Isler (Hopkins) had 16 for Carleton. Shannon Renne (Nicollet) had 16 for Augsburg.

Gustavus rallied to beat Macalester 54-51. Jess Vadnais (Hudson, WI) had 24 for Gustavus. Trina PaStarr (Mpls Southwest) had 18 for Mac.

St. Benedict beat Concordia Moorhead 79-71. Mindy Schmidt (Champlin Park) and Joelle Waytashek (Centennial) each had 16 for St. Ben's. Melanie Hageman (Fargo South) had 20 for CM.

St. Thomas beat St. Mary's 78-62. Carrie Embree (Waukee, IA) had 15 for St. Thomas. Jessica Weisbrod (Winona Cotter) had 21 for St. Mary's.

Coe beat Martin Luther 75-52. Lisa Thornburg (Central Lee, IA) had 11 for Coe.

Luther beat Cornell, IA 61-56. Camille Stenhaug (Rochester JM) and Danielle Dunnwald (Hudson, IA) had 10 each for Luther.

UW Eau Claire beat St. Cloud State 86-78. Hannah Mesick (Chatfield) and Heidi Arciszewski (Thorp, WI) had 19 each for UWEC. Kayla Rengel (St. Cloud State) scored her 1000th point for SCSU in the loss. She had 22 on the night.

UW Platteville beat Millikin 78-63. Lisa Wubben (Southwestern, WI) had 19 for UWP.

UW River Falls beat Finlandia 86-55. Sarah Schoeneck (Bloomington Jefferson) and Caitlin Hunstock (Mpls South) each had 15 for UWRF.

UW Stout beat Northland 69-48. Julia Hirssig (Rochester Mayo) had 19 points for Stout. Jessica Graham (Bessemer, MI) and Chelsea Lundgren (Crosby-Ironton) each had 16 for Northland.

UW Whitewater beat Chicago 62-53. Kelsey Hendrickson (Monroe, WI) had 15 for Whitewater.

Megan Vogel is back with South Dakota State as a grad assistant. From the Collegian, the SDSU newspaper.

Next up: a grab bag later this afternoon.

Wisconsin Takes High Five

#7 posting 11.29.2007
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Wisconsin won their 6th High Five total this season putting them one off leader Michigan.

Iowa won the individual title with Wendy Ausdemore. It is the 4th win for Iowa and Ausdemore is the 5th player to lead Iowa in the High Fives. The reason they have five players and only four wins is that two of those players tied and therefore shared the top spot.
That win still keeps Iowa in 4th place in the individual race.

Traci Edwards, UW Milwaukee (Menasha) 21 vs Miami FL 70-73
Rachel Porath, UW Green Bay (Luxemburg-Casco) 20 vs Northern Illinois 76-54
Turquoise McCain, UW Milwaukee (Milw Riverside) 18 vs Miami FL 70-73
Aubri Rote, UW Milwaukee (Kettle Moraine) 18 vs Miami FL 70-73
Andrea Verdegan, South Dakota State (Flambeau) 12 vs Utah 59-67

Wendy Ausdemore, Iowa (TriCenter) 23 vs Georgia Tech 57-76
Nicole Clausen, Northern Iowa (Denison-Schleswig) 14 vs Western Illinois 52-44
Courtney Stoermer, Northern Colorado (Iowa City West) 13 vs Colorado 60-69
Jacqui Kalin, Northern Iowa (Sioux City North) 12 vs Western Illinois 52-44
Stacy Schlapkohl, Iowa (Durant) 11 vs Georgia Tech 57-76

Maria Boever, South Dakota State (Worthington) 13 vs Utah 59-67
Melissa Miller, Northwestern (Breck) 8 vs Wake Forest 45-60
Elle Queen, Colorado State (Minnetonka) 8 vs Denver 52-68
Krista VandeVenter, Iowa (Osseo) 5 vs Georgia Tech 57-76
Hannah Skildum, Colorado (Mounds View) 5 vs Northern Colorado 69-60

Kristin Rotert, South Dakota State (McCook Central) 19 vs Utah 59-67
Courtney Grimsrud, South Dakota State (Sisseton) 3 vs Utah 59-67
Jenn Schuttloeffel, South Dakota State (Sioux Falls Roosevelt) 2 vs Utah 59-67

Samantha Edwards, IPFW (Okemos) 16 vs Franklin 73-61
Bianca Brown, Northern Illinois (Detroit Renaissance) 2 vs UW Green Bay 54-76
Savannah Stedman, Northwestern (Ortonville Brandon) 2 vs Wake Forest 45-60

Next up: D2/3 reports

Big 10 0-2 in ACC Challenge Games Wednesday

#6 posting 11.29.2007
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The Big 10 is now 1-2 in the ACC Challenge games with Michigan the winner over Miami FL on Nov 19.

Georgia Tech beat Iowa 76-57. Wendy Ausdemore (TriCenter, IA) had 23 for the Hawkeyes. Krista VandeVenter (Osseo) had 5 and Kachine Alexander (Benilde-St. Margaret's) had 2 also for Iowa.

Wake Forest beat Northwestern 60-45. Melissa Miller (Breck) had 8 for NW.

Rutgers edged St. Joseph's 56-50. Amy Wold (Cedar Rapids Kennedy) had 3 for St. Joseph's.

Vanderbilt beat Duke 68-55. Amy Malo (Fairmont) did not score for Vandy.

Utah beat South Dakota State 67-59. Kristin Rotert (McCook Central, SD) had 19 for the Jackrabbits. Maria Boever (Worthington) added 13.

UW Green Bay beat Northern Illinois 76-54. Rachel Porath (Luxemburg-Casco, WI) had 20 for UWGB. Staci Beckel (Waseca) had 2 for UWGB. Becky Smith (Janesville Parker, WI) had 5 for NIU.

Miami FL beat UW Milwaukee 73-70. Traci Edwards (Menasha, WI) had 21 for UWM. Lindsay Laur (Cretin-Derham Hall) did not score for UWM.

Northern Iowa beat Western Illinois 52-44. Nicole Clausen (Denison-Schleswig, IA) had 14 for UNI. Lindsey Wutt (Waterford, WI) had 2 for WIU.

IPFW beat Franklin 73-61. Samantha Edwards (Okemos, MI) had 16 for IPFW.

Austin Peay edged Southern Illinois 75-72. Tanaeya Worden (Sioux City North, IA) had 4 for SIU.

Army beat Brown 63-50. Megan Ennenga (St. Louis Park) had 2 and Nagris Kabiri (Pipestone) had 0 for Army.

Temple beat Ball State 72-48. Shenita Landry (Milw King) had 6 for Temple.

Idaho State beat Utah State 69-60. Ally Sisal (Luxemburg-Casco, WI) did not score for ISU.

Colorado beat Northern Colorado 69-60. Hannah Skildum (Mounds View) had 5 for Colorado. Courtney Stoermer (Iowa City West) had 13 for UNC.

Denver beat Colorado State 68-52. Ashly Robinson (Bloomington Kennedy) did not score for Denver. Elle Queen (Minnetonka) had 8, Lauren Young (Edina) had 4, Laura Neal (Breck) had 3, and Kelly Finley did not score for Colorado State.

Jill Martin of Drake (Norwalk, IA) picked up another award this week--the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week

Next up: high fives

Hamady Takes Down St. Clair in Michigan

#5 posting 11.29.2007
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Flint Hamady beat St. Clair 64-37. From the Flint Journal and Port Huron Times Herald.

Utica Eisenhower beat Macomb Dakota 49-44 to lead coverage in the Detroit News.

Warren Mott beat Madison Heights Lamphere 38-34 to lead the coverage in the Detroit Free Press.

Holland Christian beat Hamilton 58-23. From the Holland Sentinel.

South Christian beat Grand Rapids Christian 52-35. From the Grand Rapids Press.

Posen beat Alcona 47-41. From the Alpena News.

Saline beat Canton 46-31. From the Saline Reporter.

Novi and Northville are previewed in the Observer and Eccentric papers.

POINT PARADE for Wednesday night games
Gabby Adams, Clintondale 28 vs South Lyon East 49-36
Tavelyn James, Detroit Mumford 25 vs Whitmore Lake 56-31
Lea Jones, Utica Ford 23 vs Port Huron 68-28
Caitlin Deckers, Warren Cousino 23 vs Harrison Twp. L'Anse Creuse 55-42

Thanks to the readers for the help. If you have news, go to my profile and email me.

next up: College reports

Wisconsin Previews

#4 posting 11.29.2007
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The Appleton Post Crescent previews Appleton East, and Appleton North.

The Bay Conference is previewed in the Green Bay Press Gazette.

Cuba City is previewed in the Dubuque Telegraph Herald. The Cubans haven't lost in the SWAL conference since 2004.

Becca Tilleman of Green Bay East has a Q&A session with the GB Press Gazette.

The Waukesha Freeman has recaps of Tuesday action with the Catholic Memorial win over Milwaukee Lutheran leading off the coverage.

The Wausau Daily Herald looks back at the Newman-West contest.

Solon Springs beat South Shore 77-31. From the Superior Daily Telegram.

Thanks to the readers for the help. If you have news, go to my profile and email me.

next up: Michigan

BCIG Reloads in Iowa

#3 posting 11.29.2007
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Battle Creek-Ida Grove beat Sioux City West 69-48. From the Sioux City Journal.

Central Lee beat Danville 49-32. From the Fort Madison Daily Democrat.

Ames beat Indianola 55-40. From the Des Moines Register.

Keokuk beat Burlington 59-41. Notre Dame beat Cardinal 56-42 plus other games. From the Burlington Hawk Eye.

Belmond-Klemme is previewed in the Belmond Independent.

thanks to the readers for the help. If you have news, go to my profile and email me.

Next up: Wisconsin

ND Previews

#2 posting 11.29.2007
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Class A power Mandan is featured on KXMC with Wyoming in the house.

The Fargo Forum previews Fargo South, Fargo North, Fargo Shanley, Fargo Oak Grove and West Fargo.

Thanks to the readers for the help. If you have news, go to my profile and email me.

next up: South Dakota reports

Previews in NW Minnesota, Late Tuesday Results

#1 posting 11.29.2007
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The Fargo Forum has area capsules of Moorhead, Park Christian and DGF.

The Grand Forks Herald has capsules of East Grand Forks and EGF Sacred Heart. EGF is full of athletic players. When is a 24-3 year a disappointment? When you are Crookston and don't go to state. Plus 12 players to watch in NW Minnesota.

Bemidji travels to Thief River Falls. Bemidji is looking for their first win this year. From the Bemidji Pioneer.

The Breakdown Tip Off at Fergus Falls this weekend is featured in the St. Cloud Times, and the Fargo Forum.

Eastview beat Burnsville 76-48. It was the debut of new Burnsville coach Steve Ray. From the Savage Pacer.

Bloomington Kennedy beat Eden Prairie 64-57 in overtime. From the Eden Prairie News.

Rosemount beat Eagan 53-50. From the Rosemount Town Pages.

Mound-Westonka beat Shakopee 55-45. From the Shakopee Valley News.

Stillwater beat New Richmond, WI 62-44. From the Stillwater Gazette. There is a history book on all Stillwater sports called "Pony Tales" and it is reviewed in the Lake Elmo Leader. Included is the girls basketball teams from 1919-1929.

Woodbury and New Life won their season openers. From the Woodbury Bulletin.

Forest Lake beat Champlin Park 75-49. From the Forest Lake Times.

Brainerd edged out Alexandria 56-54. From the Brainerd Dispatch.

Northfield beat Austin 43-40. Austin had a second half lead. From the Northfield News, Rochester Post Bulletin and Austin Daily Herald.
Detroit Lakes opened with a 75-66 win over DGF. From the Detroit Lakes Tribune.

Here is the Albert Lea version of their win over New Ulm from the AL Tribune.

Minnewaska opened with a 64-48 win over LPGE plus more action in the West Central Tribune.

According to the St. James Plaindealer the St. James 58-55 win over JCC was an upset.

You read about the Bemidji view of the Crookston win, now here is the Crookston Times with their version.

United South Central beat St. Peter 54-47. From the Albert Lea Tribune.

Pequot Lakes beat Staples-Motley 74-73 in overtime. plus other recaps in the Brainerd Dispatch.

Littlefork-Big Falls beat Orr 58-30. Ely beat International Falls 56-44. From the IF Daily Journal.

The Park Rapids Enterprise has more on the Menahga and Nevis wins on Tuesday.

RTR beat WWG 70-46. Minneota beat YME 66-57 plus other result from the Marshall Independent.

Thanks to the readers for the help. If you have news, go to my profile and email me.

next up:

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Out & About: Woodbury/Mpls Southwest

#9 posting 11.28.2007
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WOODBURY royals 53,

In a rare Wednesday night game it was #9AAAA Woodbury grinding out a win at Southwest. This game contrasted with last night's contest at Johnson. Woodbury was quite deliberate looking for the choice shot in the paint for the most part. SW switched up the defenses often, but Woodbury still patiently took the shots they wanted, when they wanted.

Woodbury took control early when they held SW to 2 points over 12 possessions. Woodbury enjoyed a 10-2 run to take a 10-4 lead. However SW scored on four straight possessions to take a 13-11 lead. It all started with a 3 from the left corner from Hannah Goetz. She had five points in the 9-1 SW run, Melissa Fitz had the other four points. The Lakers then slipped back into the cold mode again with a 1/9 sequence and 2/13 to finish out the half. Free throws also played a big part in the first half. Woodbury hit for 9, SW had 5. Woodbury led at the break 25-18.

In the second half SW struck early with a 7-2 run to make it 25-27. Fitz had five of those points as she drew plenty of attention. On the next Royal possession Sarah Hintz scored in the paint to make it 29-25. SW then went out on another 7-2 run. Goetz gave SW their only lead in the second half at 32-31. Then Fitz took a break on the bench. Woodbury seized advantage of that with a 6-0 run and were back up 37-32. Four of those points were from steals by Kallman and transition lay ups. A quick SW time out got Fitz back in the action. Again SW closed the margin. Another 3 by Goetz cut the margin to 37-35. The last time it was a one possession game (43-40) was with 4:18 left after a Britta Syverson free throw. From there on out Woodbury milked the clock for the best available shot. Woodbury finished with a 5/7 possession string. SW by contrast was 1/7, four of which were turnovers. Both Goetz and Fitz fouled out to hamper the Laker outside attack.

Caitie Christoffel 8, 7, 114.3, .571 quick off her feet. was active and physical inside. has good feet.
Kassey Kallman 11, 11, 100.0, .545 quick feet on the perimeter. assigned to Fitz. alert, made key steals to separate the two teams. scored inside.
Lindsey Sajevic 6, 9, 66.7, .333 another defender. harrassed Walker most of the night.
Sarah Hintz 14, 13, 107.7, .538 strong, athletic. physical inside. took advantage (even if team didn't see her being guarded by smaller players). When on the perimeter will drive baseline. picked up six defensive rebounds. will take a charge.
Jessica Thone 7, 8, 87.5, .500 the designated 3 point shooter. Was open on the weak side of the zone, but teammates couldn't get the skip pass over to her.
Carrie Lang 0, 1, 0.0, .000
Megan Strand 3, 2, 150.0, 1.000
Kelsey Christoffel 4, 6, 66.7, .333 thinner than her sister.
Hannah Betz 0, 2, 0.0, .000

Laura Maltby 8, 12, 66.7, .333 shows some promise. post player that boarded well in the second half. She can take the ball coast to coast. can wheel from the elbow. Needs to square up when in the half court. needs to be ready for the ball
Melissa Fitz 18, 18, 100.0, .444 the main gun for SW. has a street fighter mentality. understands and sees things before they happen. A couple of her passes were spot on, but teammates didn't catch and finish. needs to stay positive and encourage in those disappointing moments. has a nice shot, a nice step back.
Sarah Schwie 0, 2, 0.0, .000
Britta Syverson 4, 6, 66.7, .500 post player. worked the boards in the first half. physical. sets screens high.
Nakita Walker 0, 13, 0.0, .000 lefty. handled most of the point guard duties. got called for five seconds a couple of times. turns her back on the basket too often. shot was off the back rim. got beat back door a couple of times.
Vinishia Jackson 2, 4, 50.0, .250 athletic youngster. took ball up the sideline limiting options when pressured.
Hannah Goetz 10, 6, 166.7, .667 corner 3 shooter. picked up too many fouls. 5th was a moving screen.
Grace Theisen 0, 0, 0.0, .000

Sarah Hintz

Woodbury 53, 59, 89.8, .475
Mpls Southwest 42, 61, 68.9, .328
made 3s: Mpls SW 4, Woodbury 0
made fts: Woodbury 19, Mpls SW 6
bench: Mpls SW 12, Woodbury 7
Woodbury has good athletes that use their feet, not their hands on defense. They have good positioning, and are physical, again without the overabundance of fouling.

Sarah Hintz 9
Caitie Christoffel 5
Lindsey Sajevic 5
Kelsey Christoffel 5
Kassey Kallman 2.5
Jessica Thone 2.5
Megan Strand 2
Carrie Lang 1
Hannah Betz 1
totals: 33

Laura Maltby 9
Britta Syverson 7
Melissa Fitz 5
Nakita Walker 3
Hannah Goetz 1
Grace Theisen 1
totals: 26

next up: tomorrow

Skiem Signs

#9 posting 11.28.2007
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Jordan Skiem signed a national letter of intent with Winona State University last week. Jordan is a senior Captain at Minnetonka High School. The 6-3 Center averaged 6.2 ppg last year for the Skippers.
She played for the Minnesota Stars - Smith team last AAU season

Skiem is the 54th player in the Minnesota 2008 class to sign and the 31st to go to a D2 school.

thanks to the readers for the help.

next up: later tonight with another in the out & abouts. If you are wondering where are the photos. I have to retool some things on the computer, and then they should be ready to roll. I will need to retro fit.

Wisconsin Takes High Five

#8 posting 11.28.2007
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HIGH FIVES for Tuesday, Nov 27
Wisconsin picked up their 5th team win of the year with a narrow four point victory over Iowa. Wisconsin now trails Michigan by 2.
In the individual contest Minnesota is now tied with Michigan with 5.5 with Renee Frericks top spot. She is the 5th player from Minnesota to lead the high five this year.

Alysssa Waldon, Chicago State (Sun Prairie) 26 vs Grambling 81-59
Brittany Powell, San Jose State (Mlw DSHA) 9 vs Sacramento State 57-60
Myosha Barnes, San Jose State (Mlw Vincent) 7 vs Sacramento State 57-60
Courtney Waldon, Chicago State (Sun Prairie) 5 vs Grambling 81-59

Natalie White, San Jose State (Dubuque Senior) 18 vs Sacramento State 57-60
Sara Cain, Creighton (Cedar Rapids Prairie) 12 vs Kansas 56-91
Ally Thrall, Creighton (Dowling Catholic) 5 vs Kansas 56-91
Marie Moser, Texas State (Cedar Rapids Jefferson) 4 vs Texas Pan Am 69-58
Kelsey Crites, Creighton (Clinton) 3 vs Kansas 56-91

Renee Frericks, Bradley (Forest Lake) 26 vs Eastern Illinois 83-57
Michelle Kaus, Creighton (Eastview) 7 vs Kansas 56-91
Jenny Van Kirk, Bradley (Waconia) 5 vs Eastern Illinois 83-57
Tyrai Bronson, Creighton (Mpls North) 3 vs Kansas 56-91

Jasmin Dixon, Chicago State (Detroit King) 21 vs Grambling 81-59
Ellen Canale, Eastern Illinois (Plymouth Salem) 8 vs Bradley 57-83
Kelly Kohn, Kansas (Adrian) 4 vs Creighton 91-56

Next up: Mail Bag

Frericks Erupts

#7 posting 11.28.2007
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Bradley beat Eastern Illinois 83-57 behind Renee Frericks (Forest Lake) eruption of a career high 26 points. . Before the contest she had a grand total of 9 points in 15 collegiate games. Jenny Van Kirk (Waconia) added 5.

Kansas beat Creighton 91-56. Kelly Kohn (Adrian, MI) had four for Kansas. Sara Cain (Cedar Rapids Prairie) had 12 for Creighton. Michelle Kaus (Eastview) had 7, and Tyrai Bronson (Mpls North) had 3 for Creighton

Texas State beat Texas Pan American 69-58. Marie Moser (Cedar Rapids Jefferson) had 4 for Texas State.

Lafayette beat St. Francis NY 64-54. Laura Cullen (Clinton, WI) did not score for Lafayette.

Sacramento State beat San Jose State 60-57. Natalie White (Dubuque Senior) had 18 for SJS.

Lamar beat IUPUI 61-54. Jessica Bennett (Milwaukee Washington) did not score for IUPUI

Cleveland State should probably be called Milwaukee State as they have signed two more players from Brew Town---Destinee Blue from Vincent and Janelle Adams from King.

North Dakota remains at the top of the D2 poll.

MSU Mankato beat UM Crookston 98-67. Heather Johnson (JWP) had 20 for Mankato. Jamie Zelinsky (Park Center) had 18 for UMC.

MSU Moorhead beat Jamestown 76-46. Jessica Fessenmaier (BOLD) had 17 for Moorhead. Giuli Varriano (Fargo Shanley) had 12 for Jamestown.

Hamline beat St. Olaf 70-54. Jessica Heinen (New London-Spicer) had 21 for Hamline. Elyse Erickson (Orono) had 16 for St. Olaf.

Valley City State beat Presentation 66-50. Callie Antonsen had 19 for Presentation.

Viterbo beat Northwestern MN 56-52. Rachel Bohnen (Cook County) had 14 for NW.

Anoka-Ramsey beat St. Cloud Tech 79-43

Northland beat Fergus Falls 69-63. From the Fergus Falls Daily Journal.

Next up: high fives

Michigan Results Galore

#6 posting 11.28.2007
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Southfield beat West Bloomfield 58-53 to lead off the Detroit Free Press coverage.

Grosse Point North's 45-34 win over Livonia Ladywood is the lead for the Detroit News.

DeWitt beat Holt 48-40. Okemos beat St. Johns 43-35. Dansville beat Morrice 40-39. Grand Ledge beat Haslett 58-56 in 2 OT. From the Lansing State Journal.

Ferndale beat Troy 33-31. From the Observer & Eccentric.

Brighton beat Chelsea 56-37. Hartland beat Holly 31-29. From the Livingston Press & Argus.

Rogers city beat Hillman 33-24. From the Alpena News.

Ithaca beat Alma 59-53. From the Mount Pleasant Morning Sun.

Midland Dow beat Mt. Pleasant 44-34. plus area recaps in the Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun. and Dow's Jessica Schroll is out for perhaps the entire year from the Midland Daily News.

Holland Christian beat West Ottawa 59-35. From the Grand Rapids Press and the Holland Sentinel.

West Catholic beat Ottawa Hills 62-40. From the GRP.

Gull Lake beat Lakeview 36-35. plus other results from the Battle Creek Enquirer.

Harper Creek beat Pennfield 51-46. From the BCE.

Mattawan beat Niles 55-24. Comstock edged out Parchment 34-33. From the Kalamazoo Gazette.

Port Huron Northern beat Marysville 55-36. From the Port Huron Times.

Hamilton beat Holland 43-21. Fennville beat Calvary 64-31. From the Holland Sentinel.

Three Rivers beat Sturgis 37-34. Constantine beat Centreville 47-34. From the Sturgis Journal.

Manistique beat Munising 56-35. From the Escanaba Daily Press.

Muskegon Mona Shores beat Muskegon 57-50. From the Muskegon Chronicle.

Charlevoix beat Frankfort 53-36. From the Traverse City Record Eagle.

Saline beat Canton 46-33. Salem beat Ann Arbor Huron 58-23. South Lyon beat Ann Arbor Pioneer 36-29. all From the Ann Arbor News.

Saginaw Swan Valley beat Heritage 42-38. Nouvel Catholic Central beat Clio 70-24. plus other games From the Saginaw News.

Genesee beat Valley Christian 26-14. Plus other recaps from the Flint Journal.

Bangor John Glenn beat Bay City All Saints 40-35. From the Bay City Times.

Jackson Northwestern beat Western 52-42. From the Jackson Citizen Patriot.

Monroe beat St. Mary's Catholic Central 90-74. Gibraltar Carlson beat Flat Rock 52-49. From the Monroe News.

Ludington beat Shelby 55-34. From the Ludington Daily News.

Pittsford beat Litchfield 39-17. From the Hillsdale Daily News.

Western Michigan Christian beat Fremont 46-22. From the Grand Haven Tribune.

Trenia Barbee, Wayne Memorial 34 vs Farmington 55-36
Dominique Cummings, Inkster Cherry Hill 32 vs Dearborn Heights Robichaud 57-59
April Douglas, Dearborn Heights Robichaud 31 vs Inkster Cherry Hill 59-57
Morgan Hughes, Pinckney 30 vs Dexter 52-31
Vanessa LaMay, Taylor Truman 28 vs Redford Thurston 52-47
Julie Janish, Whittemore-Prescott 25 vs Sanford Meridian 43-32
Tricia Principe, Mattawan 23 vs Niles 55-24
Kaleigh Burden, Woodhaven 23 vs New Boston Huron 55-42
Amanda Ison, Allen Park Inter-City Baptist 22 vs Taylor Baptist Park 48-27.
Jalesa Jones, Detroit Pershing 22 vs Detroit Cody 56-41
Cassie Beller, North Farmington 22 vs White Lake Lakeland 72-58
Alaya Mitchell, Plymouth Salem 22 vs Ann Arbor Huron 58-23

Next up: College reports

Police Blotter: Wisconsin HS Assistant charged

#5 posting 11.28.2007
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A Mukwonago Assistant girls basketball coach has been charged with five felony counts of sexual assault on a player. The threat of being cut from the team was used according to the report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Oshkosh North beat Beaver Dam 48-37. From the Oshkosh Northwestern.

Sheboygan North beat Campbellsport 56-47. From the Sheboygan Press.

Milwaukee DSHA crunched New Berlin Eisenhower 54-27. From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Fox Valley Lutheran beat GB Notre Dame 43-40. Plus other recaps from the Appleton Post Crescent.

Kaukauna survived DC Everest 65-64. From the APC.

Wisconsin Dells beat Baraboo 44-38. From the Baraboo News Republic.

Winnebago Lutheran beat North Fond du Lac 41-39 on Bekah Ludwig's two free throws with 5 seconds left. From the Fond du Lac Reporter.

Two Rivers edged Manitowoc Roncalli 50-48. From the Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter.

Oconoto Falls beat Wittenberg-Birnamwood 62-41. plus other results in the Green Bay Press Gazette.

FDL St. Mary's Springs beat New Holstein 53-46 plus other area action in the Fond du Lac Reporter.

Howards Grove beat Kiel 47-40. plus other results from the Sheboygan Press.

Parkview beat Albany 66-49. From the Beloit Daily News.

Potosi is previewed in the Dubuque Telegraph Herald.

The Fox River Classic Conference is previewed along with players to watch in the Green Bay Press Gazette.

The Southern Lakes Conference is previewed in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Since my link feature is disobeying me I will paste the right address---

Danielle Jorgenson of LaCrosse Logan is receiving plenty of collegiate attention. The 6-3 forward has received 12 D1 offers. She has not signed yet. Next chance is in April. From the LaCrosse Tribune.

Adrian Ritchie of DePere was named athlete of the week by WBAY TV. there is video.

Sheila Washington, Milw Hamilton 26 vs Greenfield 70-5
Catie Grandl, Burlington 25 vs Wilmot 63-54
Lindsey Bowman, Shawano 23 vs Clintonville 29-63
Mercedes Clayton, Milw Riverside 23 vs Racine Horlick 80-40
Sierra West, Slinger 22 vs St. Thomas More 61-50
Tasha Allen , Milw North 28 vs St. Joan Antida 78-25
Resch, Wittenberg-Birnamwood 22 vs Oconto Falls 41-62
Qunitta Jefferson, Milw North 22 vs St. Joan Antida 78-25
Liz Neitzel , Lomira 22 vs Ozaukee 58-53
Emily Dufek, Lake Country Lutheran 22 vs Palmyra-Eagle 42-27
Carol Henney, Burlington Central Catholic 22 vs Madison Abundant Life 65-46

Next up: Michigan

Linn-Mar Upsets #1 CR Washington

#4 posting 11.28.2007
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#1 Cedar Rapids Washington fell out of the gate to #6 Linn-Mar 68-59. LM used the 3 ball to pull the upset. From the Cedar Rapids Gazette and from KCRG TV plus video.

Fort Dodge beat Des Moines Lincoln 60-48. Half of those points came from Baileigh O'Brien. From the Fort Dodge Messenger and the Des Moines Register.

DM East beat Johnston 48-39 behind Tia Mays' 22 points. Plus other CIML games in the DM Register.

Marshalltown beat DM Hoover 42-30. From the Marshalltown Times-Republican.

West Marshall beat Gilbert 47-31. From the Marshalltown Times-Republican.

Jennifer Jorgensen of Southeast Webster-Grand is counting down to 2000. She is at 1972 after 30 points in a 68-27 win over East Greene. Plus other recaps in the FDM.

Marissa Kastanek who was forbidden to play with SE Lincoln after transferring from Crete, Nebraska may get a chance to play after all. From the Omaha World Herald.

Baileigh O'Brien, Fort Dodge 30 vs DM Lincoln 60-48.
Kelly Krei, Iowa City 28 vs CR Kennedy 68-55
Jamie Elbert , Indianola 26 vs Ottumwa 77-31
Jade Rogers, CR Kennedy 25 vs Iowa City 55-68
Kelsey Summers, Waterloo East 23 vs CR Prairie 50-80
Tia Mays, DM East 22 vs Johnston 48-39
Hannah Willms, Dike-New Hartford 27 vs South Hardin 66-65
Lindsey Vande Wall, PCM 24 vs Colo-NESCO 53-34
Jessica McDowell, AGWSR 24 vs Hampton-Dumont 50-39
Ashley Zobel, Battle Creek-Ida Grove 22 vs Sioux City West 69-48
Jennifer Jorgensen, Southeast Webster-Grand 30 vs East Greene 68-27
Kari Zinnel, West Bend-Mallard 26 vs North Iowa 56-48
Kaitie Strope, Alburnett 26 vs East Buchanan 43-31
Sarah Davidson, Springville 22 vs Olin 59-47

thanks for the help readers.

Next up: Wisconsin

Grand Forks Area Previews

#3 posting 11.28.2007
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The Grand Forks Herald has previews of the ND girls basketball season. Red River is profiled for the A squads. plus capsules of the two A teams.
Grafton is the B feature. The Spoilers have added Sammy Baldwin to their lineup. She transfered in from Drayton-St. Thomas.
The GFH also lists 12 players to watch.

Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood beay Ray 55-27. From the Minot Daily News.

The Kenmare Honkers beat Divide County 42-29. Also from the MDN.

New Town rolled to a 61-22 win over Trenton. Christine Miller had 26 for New Town. Once again from the MDN.

Bowman County beat Dickinson Trinity 48-43. From the Dickinson Press.

Sheyenne Schmidt, Flasher 25 vs Washburn 39-52
Katie Houdek, Grafton 24 vs MayPort CG 69-38
Kylie Perleberg, PBK 23 vs South Border 52-46
Katie Ralston, FLPR 23 vs North Star 61-43
Adriana Iron Shield, Solon 22 vs New Salem 36-75

Their season doesn't get under way until next week. However Bon Homme will host a scrimmage on Friday. From the Yndall Tribune and Register.

Thanks for the help readers.

Next up:
Iowa Reports

MN Parade Led by Montgomery's 41

#2 posting 11.28.2007
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Brittnye McSparron, Eastview 28 vs Burnsville 76-48
Angela Christianson, Alexandria 28 vs Brainerd 54-56

Arends, Albert Lea 32 vs New Ulm 66-57
Kelsey Evans, Willmar 26 vs Sauk Rapids 85-71

Alex Montgomery, Cannon Falls 41 vs Red Wing 66-68
Julianne Mitchell, Mpls Edison 35 vs Breck 73-41
Hannah Hylla, Albany 30 vs Pierz 77-47
Brittni Mayer, Dover-Eyota 30 vs Southland 64-53
Courtney Kallis, Frazee 29 vs Wadena-DC 49-48
Ava Perry, Wabasha-Kellogg 29 vs Rushford-Peterson 73-68
Chelsea Fogarty, Belle Plaine 28 vs NRHEG 76-56
Becca Friestleben, Holy Family 28 vs Roch Lourdes 77-56
Emily Klaehr, Belle Plaine 26 vs NRHEG 76-56
Kamille Wahlin, Crookston 26 vs Bemidji 79-55
Lulu Seelye, Deer River 26 vs Mt Iron-Buhl 60-41
Christine Burkhardt, Wabasha-Kellogg 25 vs Rushford-Peterson 73-68
Black, MN Valley Lutheran 25 vs Nicollet 74-57
Taylor Sheley, Pine River-Backus 25 vs Park Rapids 47-39

Sari Noga, Parkers Prairie 35 vs Osakis 65-52
Dawnelle Askelson, Lake Park-Audubon 33 vs Northern Cass, ND 62-67
Lane Gehl, Fulda 31 vs Worthington 69-76
Rayanne Klein, St. Agnes 29 vs Bethany 56-69
Kristen Roles, Minneota 28 vs YME 66-57
Brittney Forsberg, Grygla-Goodridge 27 vs Kittson County Central 63-77
Katie Odegaard, Madelia 27 vs Immanuel Lutheran 59-20
Danielle Anderson, Wrenshall 26 vs Cook 78-48
Autumn Beasley, Heritage 26 vs Mpls Washburn 47-63
Mary Butler, St. Agnes 25 vs Bethany 56-69
Rachel Eisenhugh, Babbitt-Embarrass 25 vs Silver Bay 79-54
Brooke DeWall, SW Star 25 vs Luverne 62-49
Kendra Bornhoft, RTR 25 vs WWG 70-46

Next up: ND action

Waseca's Miracle Finish

#1 posting 11.28.2007
your daily dose of girls basketball news & information

St. Cloud Apollo beat Rocori 65-49,the 400th in Apollo's history.

#9 Woodbury trailed at half time 19-17 and came back to beat Rochester JM 41-37. From the Rochester Post Bulletin.

Winona beat Onalaska, WI 53-41.

Bloomington Kennedy's 64-57 overtime win over Eden Prairie leads the StarTribune's coverage.
#8 St. Cloud Tech beat Sartell 51-43. Plus other recaps in the St. Cloud Times.

#5 Rogers beat Osseo 58-45. From the Elk River Star News.

Waseca had a miracle comeback win over Mankato East. They scored five points in the last 1.3 seconds in a 52-50 win. From the Mankato Free Press.

Albert Lea beat New Ulm 66-57. From the New Ulm Journal.

Willmar beat Sauk Rapids 85-71. From the West Central Tribune.

#4 Worthington beat Fulda 76-69. From the Worthington Daily Globe.

AA had three ranked teams falling.
#4 Eden Valley-Watkins lost to perennial power New London-Spicer 44-37. From the West Central Tribune.
#2 Jordan fell to New Prague 67-44.

#1 Albany beat Pierz 77-47. Hannah Hylla had 30 to lead Albany.

#3 Crookston beat Bemidji 79-55. Kamille Wahlin had 26 for the Pirates. From the Bemidji Pioneer.

#6 LeSueur-Henderson beat Fairmont 56-46. From the Fairmont Sentinel.

#7 Minnesota Valley Lutheran beat Nicollet 74-57. From the New Ulm Journal.

#10 Holy Family beat Rochester Lourdes 77-56. Becca Friestleben had 28 to lead HF. Laura Melquist had 24 for Lourdes. From the Roch Post Bulletin.

Alex Montgomery set a new school record for #8 Cannon Falls with 41 points, but they lost to Red Wing 68-66. From the Red Wing Republican Eagle. Montgomery leads the Hero section in the Roch Post Bulletin.

Minneapolis Roosevelt beat Rochester Century 76-44. From the Rochester Post Bulletin.

Morris beat MACCRAY 48-42. From the West Central Tribune.

New Zumbrota-Mazzepa coach Jared Andring lost in his debut to Byron 50-34. From the Red Wing Republican Eagle.

Dover-Eyota beat Southland 64-53. Brittni Mayer had 30 for DE. From the Roch Post Bulletin.

West Central beat Brandon-Evansville 61-47. From the Fergus Falls Daily Journal.

St. James beat JCC 58-55. Rachelle Eckmann lead the St. James Saint with 21 points for their first win of the year. The game tied at 53 with 23 seconds left Eckmann hit a long 3 pointer to increase the score to 56 for the Saints. But a tough Jackson County Central Team ran the floor for a quick 2 and got within 1.
Jackson got a quick time out to set their Defense. After the time out Eckmann passed the ball in deep to a open Saint. After a couple passes they got the ball back to Eckmann which got fouled with 5.3 seconds to go. Eckmann hit both giving the Saints a 3 point lead. A very strong team effort for the Saints in their first win. Brandts played well with 11 and Peterson had 10.

#6 Hancock beat Dawson-Boyd 68-46. Jenny Noordmans had 24 to lead Hancock. From the West Central Tribune.

New coach Jeremy Drexler of New Ulm Cathedral picked up a win when the Greyhounds beat JWP 61-30. From the New Ulm Journal.

Madelia beat Immanuel Lutheran 59-20 plus other recaps in the New Ulm Journal.

SW Star beat Luverne 62-49. plus area recaps in the Worthington Daily Globe.

Parkers Prairie beat 65-52. Sari Noga had 35 points and 13 rebounds and Soph. Jazmyn Dorn added 15 points. Osakis was led by Kelsie Larson with 15.

Elk River is starting year two under Reed Caouette. From the Elk River Star News.

The Red Rock Conference is previewed in the Worthington Daily Globe.

Sorry this was late folks

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