Monday, June 30, 2008

Out & About: ECI West/South Dakota Lightning

#8 posting 6.30.2008
Your daily dose of girls basketball news & information

this game took place on Friday, June 27, 2008

If you haven’t noticed a pattern, then go back and read the other Friday reports from the Dakota Showcase. This was the third of the Friday Massacres. This was the third time that a team, this case ECI West, jumping out to a huge lead (19-6) after a handful of possessions. ECI West scored on 8 of their first 11 possessions as their offense was like a hot Knife through butter. Speaking of Knife, Shaunna had nine points in the early run. By half time it was 40-26.

There was no mystery the rest of the way.

The only mystery was the SDL uniforms. Worst uniforms ever. With numbers only on the back it was extremely difficult to track the action. In fact I thought I was in a summer league game. The other problem was the numbers on those uniforms didn’t match the numbers in the program. If SDL wanted to confuse scouts and fans—mission accomplished.

You can see the photo gallery of the ECI West vs South Dakota Lightning game at

Key: player, school, points, possessions, pp100, floor %
Shaunna Knife
, Bottineau 20, 13, 153.8, .692 guard that scored at will early in the game. Has 3 range with two on the day. Runs the floor. Crashes the boards. Also showed she can find get the ball to others.
Sarah Feeney, Bismarck 6, 7, 85.7, .429 guard. A 6-1 guard. Went to the line three times.
Taylor Kraft, Central Cass 4, 6, 66.7, .333
Amber Ramlo, Jamestown 15, 10, 150.0, .800 runs the floor. Went to the line three times.
Carlie Buechler, Bismarck 8, 8, 100.0, .375, made a couple of 3s on the day.
Morgan Dale
, Jamestown 11, 10, 110.0, .500 runs the floor
Bobbi Grann, Minnewaukan-Leeds 6, 6, 100.0,.500 led team with assists

Kela Cihak
, Avon 9, 9, 100.0, .667 forward
Taylor Forsch, Baltic 6, 11, 54.5, .273 guard
Abby Burbach, Yankton 8, 7, 114.3, .571 forward
Alyssa Kraning, Viborg 11, 11, 100.0, .455 post
Sage Knudsen, Viborg 6, 3, 200.0, .667 guard. Has 3 range
Rhianna Gullickson
, Hanson 11, 14, 78.6, .357 forward
Jessie Lee, Viborg 0, 5, 0.0, .000 center

Shaunna Knife

ECI West
70, 60, 116.7, .550
SD Lightning 51, 61, 83.6, .377
Made 3s/&1s: ECIW 8/1; SDL 4/2
Ftm/fta-ft%: ECIW 14/19-.737; SDL 19/24-.792
Bench: ECIW 17, SDL 11

Morgan Dale 6
Sarah Feeney 5
Amber Ramlo 4
Shaunna Knife 3
Bobbi Grann 3
Carlie Buechler 2
Totals: 23

Abby Burbach 5
Alyssa Kraning 3
Kela Cihak 2
Taylor Forsch 2
Rhianna Gullickson 2
Jessie Lee 2
Sage Knudson 2
Totals: 18


Shaunna Knife 8
Bobbi Grann 6
Sarah Feeney 3
Taylor Kraft 2
Carlie Buechler 2
Amber Ramblo 1
Morgan Dale 1
Totals: 23

Sage Knudson 5
Kela Cihak 3
Taylor Forsch 3
Rhianna Gullickson 3
Alyssa Kraning 1
Jessie Lee 1
Totals: 16

Next up: tomorrow morning

Out & About: South Dakota Riders/Prairie Bison Hoopsters

#7 posting 6.30.2008
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this game took place on Friday, June 27, 2008

The South Dakota Riders are made up of Sioux Falls Roosevelt (Rough Riders) players. The Prairie Bison Hoopsters are made up of Eastern North Dakota players plus one Minnesota player.

The Riders took control fast in this game. The Riders scored on nine of their first eleven possessions as they built up a 20-6. PBH had a hard time scoring with with a 1/10 offensive sequence. Later in the half PBH suffered through a 1/11 sequence. The Riders led 44-21 at half time. All the Riders needed was two more points after half time to clinch the win.

There wasn’t much drama in the second half.

You can see the photo gallery of the South Dakota Riders vs Prairie Bison Hoopsters game at

Key: player, school, points, possessions, pp100, floor %
All players are from Sioux Falls Roosevelt
Katie Meister
8, 5, 160.0, .800 forward.
Emily Palmer 4, 3, 133.3, .667, Earlier this summer this lefty took control of the game at Cooper. Now it looks as if she is trying to fit in. She is basically hiding her talent. She did not look to shoot or was aggressive in attacking the basket. If I had not seen the first game she would have been glossed over here.
Shaunteva Ashley 7, 11, 63.6, .273 point guard with quickness.
Rachel Soyland 5, 7, 71.4, .286 perimeter
Kaylla Nicholson 8, 7, 114.3, .571 forward
Call Hanssen
11, 11, 100.0, .455 scored in and out. Stepped out and hit a three.
Kim Johnson 7, 5, 140.0, .400 post, can score when hit. Worked the d boards.
Kia Hastings 2, 6, 33.3, .333
Lauren Thomas 5, 7, 71.4, .286 guard
Celeste Beck 10, 7, 142.9, .571 guard. Hit a couple of threes.

Hannah Rutten
, New York Mills, MN 16, 20, 80.0, .400 the only Minnesota player (two are rostered) that played. Good size, good frame, runs the floor.
Morgan Thompson, Grafton, ND 6, 13, 46.2, .154 guard. Needs to improve passing
Paige Tompkins, Milnor, ND 4, 7, 57.1, .429 perimeter, went to the line three times.
Shelby Krueger, HPFS, ND 7, 13, 53.8, .308 guard
Kari Novotny, Grand Forks Central, ND 0, 0, 0.0, .000 forward
Shleby Kinneberg
, Richland, ND 2, 4, 50.0, .250 guard
Olivia Johnson, Richland, ND 4, 6, 66.7, .333 forward
Katie Schaible, Fargo Oak Grove, ND 0, 2, 0.0, .000 guard
Jennifer Erbstoeser, HPFS, ND 6, 4, 150.0, .750 forward

Kim Johnson
, one of many that could have been chosen

South Dakota Riders
67, 69, 97.1, .435
Prairie Bison Hoopsters 45, 70, 64.3, .328
Made 3s/&1s: SDR 6/1; PBH 2/0
Ftm/fta-ft%: SDR 5/8-.625; PBH 11/19-.579
Bench: SDR 35; PBH 12


Kim Johnson 6
Ashley Shaunteva 4
Rachel Soyland 3
Call Hanssen 3
Kayla Nicholson 3
Katie Meister 2
Lauren Thomas 1
Celeste Beck 1
Totals: 23

Paige Tompkins 6
Shelby Kinneberg 4
Olivia Johnson 4
Hannah Rutten 3
Shelby Krueger 3
Katie Schaible 2
Morgan Thompson 1
Jennifer Erbstoesser 1
Kari Novotny 1
Totals: 25


Shaunteva Ashley 4
Rachel Soyland 4

Emily Palmer 3
Kim Johnson 3
Kia Hastings 2
Katie Meister 1
Call Hanssen 1
Kaylla Nicholson 1
Celeste Beck 1
Totals: 20

Shelby Krueger 4
Morgan Thompson 3
Katie Schaible 3
Hannah Rutten 2
Kari Novotny 2
Shelby Kinneberg 1
Totals: 15

Next up: ECI West vs South Dakota Lightning

Out & About: Sioux Falls Warriors/North Tartan Crosby

#6 posting 6.30.2008
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this game took place on Friday, June 27, 2008

There were three high school teams in this tournament with two from Sioux Falls. This squad is from Washington and they won the South Dakota State AA tournament this past winter. SFW has quickness and speed.
NTC was without the services of 6-5 center Janae Burich who hurt her ankle in the first round of games Thursday.

The word in this game comes down to Eide. Ashley Eide was a one person wrecking crew in the second half. In a rather uneventful first half Sioux Falls Warriors led 26-22 at the break. They broke free from a 20 all tie with three straight scores to close the half.

SFW scored the first 7 points of the second half building a 33-22 lead. SFW scored 11 unanswered points as NTC stayed in a 8 possession drought. Eide really took over at about the 10:30 mark with four defensive wraps in a five possession string plus four points and one assist. That is when SFW built their lead to 41-28. Going back to the first half NTC was a collective 3/20 or a .150 floor % and a pp100 of 30.0. SFW had a 21-6 run over that extended time. The biggest SFW lead came at 54-39 with 4:47 left after Eide scored on an old fashioned three point play after a NTC turnover. From that point on the NTC offense woke up as they scored 11 points in their last seven possessions (157.1 pp100). It was a case of too little too late as the Warriors took the game.

You can see the photo gallery of the Sioux Falls Warriors vs North Tartan Crosby game at

Key: player, school, points, possessions, pp100, floor %
All players are from Sioux Falls Washington
Kacey Meeker
9, 6, 150.0, .667 forward, made a 3
Rachel Walters 10, 10, 100.0, .500 forward
Becca Ryan 7, 5, 140.0, .600 shooting guard
Amanda Farritor 3, 5, 60.0, .200 point guard
Sami Smith 0, 2, 0.0, .000 point guard
Logan Lower
3, 4, 75.0, .500 perimeter
Ashley Eide 18, 15, 120.0, .600 a whirlwind of energy. Everyone (players, coaches, fans) say so and so plays hard. Eide plays with venom. She really amped her game up in the second half and was clearly the difference maker.
Kelli Hilbrands 2, 4, 50.0, .250 perimeter
Mercede Stotesbery 4, 7, 57.1, .286 post
Stacy Marlettte 0, 1, 0.0, .000 guard
Kilee Kading 3, 5, 60.0, .200

Bree Holleman
, Hancock 2, 5, 40.0, .200 guard
Devyn Smith, Roseville 5, 7, 71.4, .286 perimeter
Kendra Harris, Cretin-Derham Hall 3, 4, 75.0, .250 post
Jenna Lillemoe, Hopkins 3, 9, 33.3, .111 handled the point, made a three
Sarah Hendricks, Cretin-Derham Hall 2, 4, 50.0, .250 taller perimeter
Miranda Speckel
, Buffalo 9, 9, 100.0, .444 guard. Looks to score. Made two threes.
Kaiya Sygulla, Lakeville North 3, 10, 30.0, .200 point guard
Kelsey Evans, Willmar 17, 12, 141.7, .583 a bright spot throughout the game for NTC. Hit three 3s. scored 15 of her points in the second half.
Ashley Prather, Lakeville North 6, 5, 120.0, .600 smaller post

Ashely Eide
, double/double a healthy amount of assists

Sioux Falls Warriors
59, 64, 92.2, .438
North Tartan Crosby 50, 65, 76.9, .338
Made 3s/&1s: SFW 5/1; NTC 7/1
Ftm/fta-ft%: SFW 12/18-.667; NTC 3/7-.429
Bench: NTC 35, SFW 30
NTC starters only managed to score 15 points
The posts came up with 9 points for NTC (11 if you count Hendricks a post)


Ashley Eide 10
Kacey Meeker 5
Rachel Walters 5
Mercede Stotesbery 3
Becca Ryan 2
Sami Smith 2
Logan Lower 1
Kelli Hilbrands 1
Stacy Marlette 1
Kilee Kading 1
Totals: 31

Kelsey Evans 7
Bree Holleman 5
Devyn Smith 4.5
Ashley Prather 4
Kendra Harris 2
Miranda Speckel 2
Kaiya Sygulla 2
Jenna Lillemoe 0.5
Totals: 27


Ashley Eide 6
Becca Ryan 3
Kacey Meeker 2
Rachel Walters 2
Sami Smith 2
Logan Lower 1
Amanda Farritor 1
Kelli Hilbrands 1
Mercede Stotesbery 1
Stacy Marlette 1
Totals: 20

Kaiya Sygulla 6
Devyn Smith 3
Jenna Lillemoe 2
Bree Holleman 1
Kendra Harris 1
Miranda Speckel 1
Kelsey Evans 1
Totals: 15

Next up: South Dakota Riders vs Prairie Bison Hoopsters

Out & About: Metro Stars Black/Dakota Thunder Elite

#5 posting 6.30.2008
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this game took place on Friday, June 27, 2008

The Dakota Thunder Elite is from South Dakota, and they are young. Only two 2009s were on the roster. DTE had four 2011s and one 2012 on the roster.

The Dakota Thunder Elite had one lead at 4-3. After that it seemed Metro Stars Black scored at will. When DTE scored four times straight, they couldn’t catch up as MSB matched them point by point. MSB scored 14 times in 16 possessions. That was a 30-12 run. At half time it was 43-24 for the Stars. Tina Fisher had 10 points for MSB.

MSB led 70-34 with over 7:30 to go. There really was no mystery. Since the Dakota Showcase has so many games back to back half times are only two minutes, and warm ups are three minutes, if things get behind schedule. That doesn’t leave a lot of time for writers to take a break, so during a time out I left and didn’t chart for two minutes (roughly) late as the outcome was clearly in the bag.

MSB lit it up from behind the 3 point line with 8 on the game. MSB also stacked up points at the free throw line with 21 points. The differential with DTE combined in these two facets added up to 25 points. Not enough points to overtake MSB, but the contest would have been more competitive.

You can see the photo gallery of the Metro Stars Black vs Dakota Thunder Elite game at

Key: player, school, points, possessions, pp100, floor %
Kara Elofson
, Hopkins 6, 5, 120.0, .400 hard nosed, gritty defender. Likes baseline drives
Molly Duehn, Burnsville 9, 8, 112.5, .625 taller perimeter. Went to the line four times in the first half
Brianna Tisch, Chaska 14, 11, 127.3, .636 making an impact inside. Runs the floor. Crashes the offensive boards
Alyssa Marschner, Armstrong 6, 7, 85.7, .286 3 point shooter
Kirstee Rotty, Farmington 4, 4, 100.0, .500 point guard
Tina Fisher
, Park-Cottage Grove 12, 8, 150.0, .750 solid, brick wall, physical performer. Starting to show some range on shot.
Brittany Zins, Bloomington Kennedy 13, 6, 216.7, .667 3 point shooter. Made 3 on the day. Another physical player
Lizzi Naumann, Totino-Grace 2, 3, 66.7, .333 post player (4)
Rachael Moen, Burnsville 7, 4, 175.0, .750 point guard.
Sam Mehr, Eastview 8, 6, 133.3, .500 shooter. All her points came in the second half

Abby Meyers
, Sioux Falls O’Gorman 9, 10, 90.0, .400 post, passing needs to be sharper
Kattie Ranta, Rapid City Central 7, 11, 63.6, .273 lean, taller perimeter
Emily Schulte, Sioux Falls O’Gorman 7, 10, 70.0, .300 shooting guard
Betsy Moler, Rapid City Central 2, 4, 50.0, .250 shooting guard
Amanda Hart, Hanson 5, 8, 62.5, .250 three point shooter
Jaicee Ulmer
, Canton 8, 7, 114.3, .429 point guard
Lexie Christensen, Stickney-Mt. Vernon 3, 6, 50.0, .333 point guard
Cassie Potter, Howard 4, 4, 100.0, .500 forward
Whitney Miller, Sioux Valley 3, 3, 100.0, .333 guard

Brittany Zins
, one of many worthies (this photo is actually from the CSS Bison vs Metro Stars Black semifinal. In this game there were only back shots of Zins as she launched 3s--you can check out the photo gallery at

Metro Stars Black
81, 62, 130.6, .565
Dakota Thunder Elite 48, 63, 76.2, .333
Made 3s/&1s: MSB 8/0; DTE 4/1
Ftm/fta-ft%: MSB 21/24-.875; DTE 8/11-.727
Bench: MSB 42, DTE 19


Molly Duehn 6
Brittany Zins 6
Brianna Tisch 5
Rachael Moen 5
Kara Elofson 4
Kirstee Rotty 4
Alyssa Marschner 3
Lizzi Naumann 3
Tina Fisher 2
Totals: 38

Abby Meyers 6
Kattie Ranta 4
Emily Schulte 2
Jaicee Ulmer 2
Amanda Hart 2
Whitney Miller 2
Betsy Moler 1
Lexie Christensen 1
Cassie Potter 1
Totals: 21


Sam Mehr 6
Kirstee Rotty 5
Molly Duehn 4
Lizzi Naumann 4
Alyssa Marschner 3
Tina Fisher 2
Brittany Zins 2
Rachael Moen 2
Kara Elofson 1
Brianna Tisch 1
Totals: 30

Kattie Ranta 5
Lexie Christensen 3
Emily Schulte 2
Amanda Hart 2
Whitney Miller 2
Betsy Moler 1
Cassie Potter 1
Totals: 16

Next up: South Dakota Warriors vs North Tartan Crosby

Out & About: Metro Stars White/Nebraska Twisterz

#4 posting 6.30.2008
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this game took place on Friday, June 27, 2008

This was the tightest game of the entire tournament that I charted on either day. And this game meant something. Both teams coming into the contest were both 2-0. Whoever won would play in the Elite 8 and play on the wood floor. The loser would go to the icebox. Metro Stars White had the early advantage at 13-5 as they scored on 7 of their first 10 possessions. That hot start didn’t last for MSW. The Twisterz finished the half with a 14-7 run.

The second half went back and forth with 10 ties, and 8 lead changes. Neither team held a bigger lead than three in the second half. The Twisterz used the free throw line as a good point stream with 13 second half points. The game was tied at 45 with 3:10 left when Laura Bruce was fouled for MSW. She made the second free throw for a one point lead. Natasha Mueller missed on a drive in the next NT possession and Bridget Schuneman rebounded. Jennifer Field went to the line this time and made the first free throw, but missed the second with 2:39 to go. On the next Twisterz possession Stacia Robertson scored on a put back to knot the game up again at 47. Julie Kruse scored what proved to be the game winner on a pass from high school teammate Field. Robertson picked up a charge on the next Twisterz possession with Field taking the hit. On the next two MSW possessions their players missed crucial free throws giving the Twisterz hope. NT had a couple cracks on their second to the last possession, but neither dropped. At the buzzer Karly Buer launched a 3 that did not fall.

You can look at the full photo gallery of the Metro Stars White vs Nebraska Twisterz at

Key: player, school, points, possessions, pp100, floor %
Bridget Schuneman
, Centennial 4, 3, 133.3, .667 post, uses body to create space
Lauren Wittman, Eden Prairie 11, 7, 157.1, .714 left handed perimeter. Scored her points in the first half. Runs the floor.
Julie Kruse, Maple Grove 13, 12, 108.3, .583 post player. Likes to face the basket. needs to be more aggressive on the d boards
Jennifer Field, Maple Grove 4, 5, 80.0, .400 point guard
Karin Gibson, Eden Prairie 0, 1, 0.0, .000 guard, didn’t try a lot of shooting
Jodi Batzel
, Dover-Eyota 3, 7, 42.9, .286 post (4) but can play outside. Has a good frame. Goes to the line, needs to convert.
Carissa Wolyniec 4, 3, 133.3, .667 shooting guard
Kyana Johnson, St. Paul Central 0, 5, 0.0, .000 point guard. All possessions ended in turnovers.
Tess Komarek, Hopkins 0, 3, 0.0, .000 guard
Hanna Iaizzo, White Bear Lake 1, 1, 100.0, 1.0000 post (4)
Laura Bruce, Hopkins 9, 6, 150.0, .833 perimeter. Scrapper. Needs to work on lateral quickness


Stacia Robertson, Grand Island 12, 14, 85.7, .429 post. Knows how to draw fouls. Went to the line six times. Can pass from the post—had four assists.
Karly Buer, Concordia, KS 9, 14, 64.3, .357 point guard
Kate Edwards, Crete 17, 13, 130.8, .615 played more of a 4 on a team full of guards, but natural position would be outside. Can step out and hit 3.
Natasha Mueller, Seward 2, 5, 40.0, .200 guard
Frankie Petersen, Cambridge 0, 0, 0.0, .000 guard
Catie Dahl
, Lincoln East 2, 2, 100.0, .500 guard
Stacia Gebers, Superior 0, 1, 0.0, .000 perimeter
Sara Wood, Superior 5, 4, 125.0, .750 back up post
Jamie Van Kirk, Sutton 0, 0, 0.0, .000 guard

Lauren Wittman
, in a close race

Metro Stars White
49, 54, 90.7, .481
Nebraska Twisterz 47, 53, 88.7, .453
Made 3s/&1s: MSW 3/0; NT 1/0
Ftm/fta-ft%: NT 18/26-.692; MSW 6/14-.429
Bench: MSW 17, NT 7


Lauren Wittman 4
Bridget Schuneman 3
Laura Bruce 3
Jodi Batzel 2
Tess Komarek 2
Hanna Iaizzo 2
Jennifer Field 2
Kyanna Johnson 1
Julie Kruse 1
Totals: 20

Kate Edwards 7
Karly Buer 6
Stacia Robertson 4
Natasha Mueller 2
Sarah Wood 2
Jamie Van Kirk 1
Totals: 22


Jennifer Field 5
Lauren Wittman 3
Jodi Batzel 3
Carissa Wolyniec 2
Kess Komarek 2
Karin Gibson 2
Laura Bruce 2
Bridget Schuneman 1
Julie Kruse 1
Totals: 21

Stacia Robertson 4
Catie Dahl 4
Karly Buer 3
Natasha Mueller 2
Kate Edwards 2
Stacia Gebers 1
Totals: 16

Next up: Metro Stars Black vs Dakota Thunder Elite

Out & About: Team Runza/Missouri Valley Eclipse

#3 posting 6.30.2008
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this game took place on Friday


First off Team Runza is from Nebraska, while the Missouri Valley Eclipse is mainly based in Kansas with a few Missouri players.

This was a neck and neck game for the first half. Missouri Valley Eclipse had leads of four three times in the first half. Team Runza regained the lead for the first time since 11-9 with a basket by Becky Squires. TR was in the middle of six straight scores on a 10-3 run. TR led 27-26 at the half.

MVE went back in front 30-29 early in the second half. TR opened up a 37-30 lead after two consecutive 3s by Sara Wilson. MVE took a time out after the second. MVE couldn't generate anything on offense later with a 1/14 offensive sequence which TR used to blow the game open with a 14-3 run.

You can see the whole photo gallery of the Team Runza vs Missouri Valley Eclipse game at

key: player, school, points, possessions, pp100, floor %
all are from Nebraska
Becky Squires, Kearney Catholic 2, 5, 40.0, .200 smaller post
Lexi Smidt, North Platte 6, 6, 100.0, .500 forward
Sara Wilson, Perkins County 25, 15, 166.7, .733 shooting guard, slithers through the lane. knocks down 3s with ease. can drive with a behind the back dribble. had 15 points in the second half.
Ashley Axmann, Pleasanton 1, 7, 14.3, .143 perimeter
Michele Borden, Arapahoe 1, 4, 25.0, .250 point guard, forced some passes
Traci Keyser, Cambridge 13, 10, 130.0, .700 forward, rugged, likes spin dribble. had to leave the game with a wrist injury after falling late in the game.
Nicole Arp, Kearney 4, 5, 80.0, .600 point guard, needs to fix her hair so it stays out of her eyes.
Trisha Kudrna, Hay Springs 4, 6, 66.7, .333 post with size
Courtney Laux, Bridgeport 4, 4, 100.0, .750 taller guard

Candace Boeh, Olathe Northwest, KS 7, 7, 100.0, .571 twin is Alexis, post
Samantha Soyez, Goddard, KS 7, 11, 63.6, .273 point guard, lefty, needs to be more aware of who touched the ball as it goes out of bounds.
Alexis Boeh, Olathe Northwest, KS 6, 8, 75.0, .375 twin is Candace, forward
Haley Epperson, Eudora, KS 4, 6, 66.7, .333 perimeter
Kelsey Anselmi, Olathe Northwest 2, 7, 28.6, .143 point guard
Kristy Herman, Rose Hill, KS 9, 11, 81.8, .364 shooter. passes sail high.
Liz Stinson, Blue Valley, KS 6, 8, 75.0, .375 post, needs to use the glass.
Jessica Harriman, Marshall, MO 0, 1, 0.0, .000 forward
Kirsten Baker, Center Place Restoration, MO 2, 3, 66.7, .333 point guard
Holly Switzer, St. Joseph Benton, MO 0, 1, 0.0, .000 guard

Sara Wilson

Team Runza 60, 62, 96.8, .516
Missouri Valley Eclipse 43, 63, 68.3, .333
made 3s/&1s: TR 2/1; MVE 3/0
ftm/fta-ft%:TR 17/24-.708; MVE 12/18-.667
bench: TR 25, MVE 17

Lexi Smidt 7
Sara Wilson 7
Ashley Axmann 5
Courtney Laux 4
Nicole Arp 3
Becky Squiers 2
Trisha Kudrna 2
Michele Borden 2
Traci Keyser 1
totals: 33

Alexis Boeh 7
Haley Epperson 6
Liz Stinson 5
Samantha Soyez 4
Candace Boeh 3
Kristy Herman 2
Kirsten Baker 2
Jessica Harriman 1
totals: 30

Ashley Axmann 6
Nicole Arp 4
Courtney Laux 4
Lexi Smidt 3
Michele Borden 2
Becky Squiers 1
Sara Wilson 1
Trisha Kudrna 1
totals: 22

Kelsey Anselmi 6
Candace Boeh 3
Samantha Soyez 3
Haley Epperson 2
Liz Stinson 2
Kirsten Baker 1
totals: 17

Next up: Metro Stars White vs Nebraska Twisterz

Academics & Coaches, Repeating

#2 posting 6.30.2008
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The Great Lakes Kick Off concluded yesterday in Menomonie. Team WI Select Samuels won another title in the Platinum Division, and it appears the final was a forfeit. PT Players won the Gold Division. Team WI Select 13 won the Silver Division.

Does the NCAA punish non-BCS schools more severely when it comes to academic progress? Should the coaches be accountable for academic progress? USA Today looks at the issues.

David Friedman of ProBasketball News looks at the ingredients necessary for repeating as champion.

Katherine Rowley of East Jordan, Michigan was named female athlete of the year in the Traverse City Record Eagle. Rowley did dual sports in the winter--basketball and skiing.

Lynxster Candice Wiggins has adjusted to life in the WNBA and has impressed a new crowd. From the San Jose Mercury.

Next up: It is going to be a busy, busy day. I will be cranking out 8 more (I hope) game reports from the Dakota Showcase. Today's schedule will be the rest of the Friday contests. I already put up one game from Friday.

Summer Leagues Followed by Fall Leagues

#1 posting 6.30.2008
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Lakeville North is 5-1 in the LNSL (beat Prior Lake, Red Wing, Eagan, DeLasalle and Hopkins) and lost by single digits to Eastview. Tournament starts on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. and concludes on Tuesday night July 8 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Also Lakeville North is again traveling to Kearney, NE for the Miss Basketball Tournament on July 9-13th.

Bigfork is 7-1 in the Deer River Summer League. They lost to Deer River by two and beat them the same team by 25.

Yes Fall League. Summer isn't over and Fall Leagues are being planned.

Minneapolis Roosevelt is looking for eight more teams to sign up for the league which will start on Saturday August 30th and run through the entire month of September ending on the 27th.

The fee is 275.00 per team and each team will play two games each Saturday with the last Saturday serving as a tournament playoff date. All games will be played on Saturday mornings and afternoons at Minneapolis Roosevelt high school. Teams committed thus far: Mpls. Roosevelt, Mpls. South, Tartan, Columbia Heights. For more information call Coach Tim Williams at 612-232-9704.

The "Liberty Outdoor Classic" game against the Indiana Fever (which will be the FIRST regular season outdoor game in professional basketball history)

A trailer for the event can now be viewed here:

Additionally, the Liberty have announced a free fan festival on the day of the big game:
Bring your friends and family and enjoy:
. New York Knicks player/alumni appearances
. New York Liberty alumni appearances
. Basketball Clinics and Autograph Sessions
. Interactive Games, Music, Prizes and More

Next up: More News

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Out & About: IBCA Select Red/Montana Elite

#4 posting 6.29.2008

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this game took place on Friday
This was the first game I saw of 13 over two days. Due to the sheer volume I will give quick recaps.
IBCA ran over Montana in the first of 9 straight games I charted. The odd thing was Montana led 3-2 and another at 5-4. By half time IBCA had enough to win the game as they led 48-21.
IBCA broke the pre-tournament record of 88 points and tied a tournament record with 33 made 2 pointers in this game. IBCA played with the precision of a fine German made car. In the first half IBCA had a scoring string of five. In the second half they one of seven. Droughts were few and far between.
Montana relied on the 3 as they had three players 5-4 on the roster and only one player 6-0 or above. Also IBCA was physically stronger. Montana's droughts included stretches in the first half of 9, and 5; and 6 and 8 in the second.
You can see the entire photo gallery of the IBCA Select Red vs Montana Elite game at (except the photo I took of the floor, I deleted that one).
my comments on players are going to be brief unless something really struck me. I have analyzed IBCA earlier in the season.
key: players, school, points, possessions, pp100, floor %
Kionna Kellogg, Ames 14, 8, 175.0, .875 forward. an athletic performance. built to run
Jaime Printy, Linn-Mar 10, 9, 111.1, .444 point guard
Brittany Peterson, Spencer 12, 7, 171.4, .714 toughnosed guard
Jessica McDowell, AGWSR 17, 8, 212.5, 1.000 post player headed to Northern Iowa. In four previous games this year she has been very quiet. In fact her total points in the four games I watched before came up to 16. Playing with much more authority and looking to make an impact.
Katelyn Sunde, Johnston 4, 7, 57.1, .286 shooting guard. at times passes not crisp
Riley Norman, Des Moines Roosevelt 8, 6, 133.3, .667 lean taller perimeter
Katie Gustafson, South Hamilton 2, 7, 28.6, .143 shooting guard
Amber Kirschbaum, Spirit Lake 6, 7, 85.7, .429 jumping jack post
Trisha Nesbitt, Ames 3, 5, 60.0, .200 point guard
Katie Schechinger, IKM-Manning 16, 11, 145.5, .727 also had a strong performance. more comfortable facing the basket.
Monica Hollowell, Huntley Project 5, 18, 27.8, .111 three point shooter. took deep, deep, another zip code deep, 3s.
Jordan Pfau, Arlee 11, 9, 122.2, .444, scored on a couple of put backs
Lauren Hoffman, Custer 0, 4, 0.0, .000
Brooke Pokorny, Butte Central Catholic 8, 16, 50.0, .188 showed frustration later in the game over a lack of a call.
Cassondra Kleven, Williston, ND 10, 6, 166.7, .667 another 3 point shooter
Melanie Graham, Granite 0, 10, 0.0, .000 passing against pressure needs to improve.
Arica Myhre, Custer 4, 6, 66.7, .333
Stephanie Nollmeyer, Savage 8, 4, 200.0, 1.000
Camie McCaffree, Melstone 0, 1, 0.0, .000
Jessica McDowell---floor % 1000; pp100 over 200
IBCA Select Red 92, 75, 122.7, .573
Montana Elite 46, 74, 62.2, .257
made 3s/&1s: IBCA 3/3; Montana 5/1
ftm/fta-ft%: IBCA 17/18-.944; Montana 5/5-1.000
bench: IBCA 35, Montana 12
Amber Kirschbaum 8
Brittany Peterson 6
Jessica McDowell 6
Trisha Nesbitt 4
Katie Schechinger 4
Kionna Kellogg 3
Riley Norman 3
Jaime Printy 2
Katie Gustafson 2
Katelyn Sunde 1
totals: 39
Jordan Pfau 6
Monica Hollowell 3
Lauren Hoffman 3
Stephanie Nollmeyer 3
Camie McCaffree 3
Brooke Pokorny
Arica Myhre 1
totals: 20
Jaime Printy 7
Katie Gustafson 5
Trisha Nesbitt 4
Kionna Kellogg 3
Brittany Peterson 3
Katie Schechinger 3
Riley Norman 2
Amber Kirschbaum 2
Katelyn Sunde 1
totals: 30
Monica Hollowell 4
Jordan Pfau 4
Brooke Pokorny 3
Stephanie Nollmeyer 2
Casondra Kleven 1
Arica Myhre 1
Camie McCaffree 1
totals: 16
Next up: Tomorrow.

Two More Summer Tournaments

#3 posting 6.29.2008
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Hancock Varsity GBB team goes 3-1 at New London Spicer Pacesetter Tournament
On Saturday, June 21st, the Lady Owls participated in the annual NLS Summer Pacesetter tournament. Hancock went 3-1 on the day against some quality schools and ended up Consolation Champions. In the opening round, the Owls were matched up against Rocori (Class AAA) and defeated them by a score of 52-27. The girls came out strong and led 33-16 at halftime and never looked back. Stats were as follows:
Points Reb. Assists Steals
Hannah Newhouse 1 5 1 1
Bree Holleman 29 (5 treys) 4 2 2
Lindsie Cunningham 3 (1 trey) 1 4 2
Kaylee Voorhees 0 2 2 3
Lauren Nelson 6 4 0 1
Aria Walstad 3 (1 trey) 0 0 3
Kendra Schmidgall 10 4 0 0
Abby Ascheman 0 3 0 0
Shae Brown 0 0 0 0
Courtney Greiner 0 2 0 0
Ali Reese 0 1 0 0
Serandon Bigalke 0 0 0 0
Emily Wentler 0 0 0 0
Sami Schmidgall 0 0 0 0
Lexi Nohl 0 0 0 0
"It was great to get all of the young kids into this game. They have all been working extremely hard and were very excited to get to play in a varsity game," said coach Holleman.

In the next round, Hancock was matched up against a very aggressive and tall Pipestone team. The Owls ended up losing this battle by a score of 35-33. The girls played with a lot of heart and intensity, but we came up short at the end. The Pipestone team became State Champions in Class AA in 2007 in the same year that the Owls were runner up in Class A. Stats were as follows:
Hannah Newhouse 1 3 0 1
Bree Holleman 27 (6 treys) 3 0 4
Lindsie Cunningham 3 (1 trey) 0 0 1
Kaylee Voorhees 0 2 2 1
Lauren Nelson 0 5 0 0
Aria Walstad 0 2 0 0
Kendra Schmidgall 2 1 0 2
"I was very proud of how hard the girls fought until the very end. They left everything on the floor in this game," said coach Holleman.

In the third round, Hancock was matched up against Montevideo (Class AA) and defeated the Thunderhawks by a score of 48-26. The Owls led 26-10 at halftime and played outstanding defense the entire game. Stats were as follows:
Hannah Newhouse 6 4 2 1
Bree Holleman 21 (6 treys) 4 3 1
Lindsie Cunningham 0 1 3 0
Kaylee Voorhees 5 (1 trey) 1 0 2
Lauren Nelson 6 (2 treys) 1 2 2
Aria Walstad 4 1 0 1
Kendra Schmidgall 2 5 1 0
Abby Ascheman 2 1 0 0
Serandon Bigalke 2 0 0 0
Sami Schmidgall 0 1 0 0
Ali Reese 0 0 0 0
Shae Brown 0 0 0 0
Emily Wentler 0 0 0 0
Courtney Greiner 0 0 0 0
Lexi Nohl 0 0 0 0

In the final round, the Owls were matched up against Delano (another quality Class AAA school) and defeated the Tigers by a score of 40-35. Stats were as follows:
Hannah Newhouse 3 4 0 2
Bree Holleman 29 (4 treys) 1 3 5
Lindsie Cunningham 3 (1 trey) 2 0 1
Kaylee Voorhees 2 2 0 2
Aria Walstad 0 2 0 5
Kendra Schmidgall 3 5 0 1
"I was really proud of the discipline that the girls showed in this game. The girls took excellent care of the basketball in the final minute to clinch the win. Kaylee Voorhees really stepped it up and knocked down two huge free-throws in the final seconds to seal the deal. Aria Walstad was also very aggressive on the presses and picked off 5 steals. Abby Ascheman was called on to play the post position in this game when we got into foul trouble and did a wonderful job out on the court. I was a bit worried as this was our fourth game of the day, but the girls battled strong and picked up the victory! Lindsie Cunningham did an excellent job of handling the ball the entire tournament and can take over the point guard position with ease. Bree continues to knock down the trey with consistency and is an excellent leader out on the court. Kendra Schmidgall can play both inside and outside on the perimeter and is playing some excellent basketball. Hannah Newhouse is an absolute trooper. She was on a mission trip (service project) the entire week and got home at 1 am on Saturday. She still got up early (with about six hours of sleep) and played some excellent basketball. Lauren Nelson is the biggest surprise this summer. She has really stepped up her game on both ends of the floor. Overall, I was very proud of all of the girls! I saw a ton of excellent team work and love the intensity on defense. I was also pleased with the 3 point shooting as the Lady Owls knocked down 28 treys on the day! These girls are very fun to coach and it is great to see them smiling and having fun out on the court," said coach Holleman.

Lakeville North went South for a tournament and beat Northfield, Park-Cottage Grove, and New Prague to claim the Lakeville South/Breakdown tournament.

thanks to the readers for the reports.

Next up: I will do abbreviated editions of the out & abouts from 13 games from the Dakota Showcase. There is a lot to digest.

The E-Mail Grab Bag: Summer Tournaments, Summer Leagues

#2 posting 6.29.2008
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I am back from Sioux Falls and I am able now to get to my e-mails. Thanks to the readers for the great information. You are keeping the public informed.

Theairra Taylor of St. Paul Central is ranked #86 in the nation by HoopGurlz.

Bigfork won the Walker tournament Saturday for the second year in row.
Moose Lake didn't show up so Bigfork had to play Walker. International Falls showed up late so they forfeited their game against Walker.
first round
Crosby beat Nevis 36-30
Bemidji beat Pine River 45-19
Fosston beat Park Rapids 31-30
Remer beat Lake of Woods 34-26
Walker beat Intl Falls (forfeit)
Pequot Lakes beat Cook
Frazee beat Blackduck
Bigfork beat Walker 56-25
Crosby beat Bemidji
Remer beat Fosston
Pequot beat Walker
Bigfork beat Frazee
Crosby beat Remer 35-26
Bigfork beat Pequot 50-34
Bigfork beat Crosby 43-36, 1st & 2nd
Pequot beat Remer for 3rd

Here are the Alex Girls Results for Breakdown Tourney
Play in games
Becker beat West Central
Battle Lake beat Alexandria II
Moorhead beat Becker
Annandale beat Osakis
Minnewaska beat Princeton
Alexandria beat Battle Lake
Moorhead beat Annandale
Alexandria beat Minnewaska
Alexandria beat Moorhead
It was the second straight weekend Alexandria won a Breakdown tournament.

Minnewaska was 3rd
Becker the consolation champ

All Breakdown Tourney Team (Alexandria)
Rey Robinson, Becker
Kassie Hooten, Moorhead
Angela Christianson, Alexandria
Jessie Althoff, Becker
Liza Torgerson, West Central

Pine City has a summer League. There league rotates between towns and runs on Tuesdays until July 29. Pine City hosts on July 1, Rush City the 8th, 15th, and 22nd, Braham the 29th. Here are the standings after five games
North Branch 5-0
Braham 4-0
Pine City 4-1
Siren, WI 2-2
Hinckley-Finlayson 2-3
Rush City 1-3
Webster, WI 0-4
Grantsburg, WI 0-5

Minnetonka is alone in first place at 6-0 in the Champlin Park summer league
Champlin Park and Maple Grove are 5-1 in second place
Roseville, Totino-Grace and Osseo are 4-2 tied for fourth place.

Next up: More Summer tournament results

Dakota Showcase All Touranment

#1 posting 6.29.2008
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The Sioux Falls Argus Leader looks at the Dakota Showcase Saturday results with the emphasis on South Dakota teams.
The All Tournament team has been named. Tournament champion IBCA had three players make the All Tournament team. Katie Schechinger of IBCA Select Red was named MVP. Nebraska had six total players on the list. Tina Fisher of Metro Stars Black was the only Minnesota player named.

Ashley Eide of Sioux Falls Washington led all players with 121 points in six games, 20.7 ppg. She page 11 and 15. Tournament champ IBCA Select Red did not have a player in the top 25 showcasing their balance.

Here is the final standings (by state
Iowa 12-4 .750
Nebraska 23-11 .676
Minnesota 20-22 .476
South Dakota 10-14 .417
Kansas 5-8 .385
North Dakota 5-13 .278
Montana 1-4 .200

Dana Cook of Addison, Michigan will play basketball at Hillsdale next season. From the Adrian Daily Telegram.

Portland, Michigan had six players sign to continue their basketball careers:
Lindsey Pettit, Ferris State
Sarah Wellman, Spring Arbor
Sam Feldpausch, Lansing Community College
Jessica Stiffler, Lansing Community College
Ashleigh Seal, Lansing Community College
Kelsey Aulerich, Lansing Community College

Bethany Merfeld of Waldron, Michigan is headed to Olivet.

Spring Grove is 5-0 in the Viterbo Summer League in LaCrosse. From the Spring Grove Herald.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier looks at the rising cost of gas, and the impact on high school budgets. Iowa high schools can not charge participation fees.

The Grand Forks Herald looks at the costs of moving to D1.

John Petersen of Columbus Scotus in Nebraska was inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame. His girls basketball teams were 353-148 with three state championships during his tenure. From the Grand Island Independent.

I will get to my emails later today. I wasn't able to figure out how to access my account in Sioux Falls.

Next up: Later today.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

IBCA Wins Dakota Showcase Title

#4 posting 6.28.2008
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IBCA Select Red won the Dakota Showcase crown with a 72-49 victory over CSS Bison. IBCA used their balance, and depth in bringing home the trophy. Both teams came up short in the last two tournaments. IBCA lost a heart breaker to North Tartan Larson in the Summer Jam semifinals two weeks ago. In replay from last weekend, CSS Bison lost to Team WI Select Samuels in the championship at the All Iowa Attack. The similarity was the Bison had to play the championship game one hour after the semifinals. (Both IBCA and the Bison played the semis at the same time).

The Bison jumped out to a 12-3 lead early with five scores in the first six possessions. After that initial outburst IBCA outscored the Bison 69-37. Late in the first half IBCA scored on seven straight possessions in a 16-4 run. At half time IBCA led 34-31. Foul problems mounted for the Bison. IBCA ran their offense to precision again in the second half as they had a 20-5 run. During that stretch the Bison bench was slapped with a technical. Later in the half IBCA had an eight possession scoring streak (and 11/12 streak). At one point IBCA held the ball for over two minutes as the Bison stayed in their zone. IBCA's Jamie Printy led both teams with 17 points. Every player scored for IBCA.

In the quarterfinals the Bison beat the 2007 champs Metro Stars Black 52-40, the game I charted. The Bison raced out to another early lead (12-3). The pressure and transition game were in high gear while MSB couldn't get any rhythm on offense. At half time the Bison led 30-11. MSB had a much better second half with a 29-23 advantage. However CSS Bison won the game 53-40.
In the other semi IBCA beat Pinnacle Bank Nebraska 56-47.

I will have more details and photos up during the week. There are 13 games to digest.

Next up: tomorrow morning.

Dakota Showcase Final Four

#3 posting 6.28.2008
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The quarterfinals are over at the Dakota Showcase. There were a couple more massacres and two games with some competitive value.
In the first game I charted it was CSS Bison out of Nebraska beating another Nebraska team Alegent Crusaders 67-42. At one point the spread was 31 early in the second half. At the same time this game was going on Metro Stars Black advanced with a shut down defensive effort against Team Runza, another Nebraska entry 54-24.
In the next round I charted Pinnacle Bank Nebraska over the Kansas City Hustle 62-51. PBN got off to an early 8-2 lead and watched as KCH crept closer down to a two point advantage once in the first half and three times in the second. The last narrow margin came at 45-43. After that PBN scored on all nine of their last possessions, including the last seven possessions at the line. PBN was 13/14 at the line during this stretch as the KCH tactic of fouling to get the ball back proved futile.
At the same time as this game was being played, IBCA Select Red survived Metro Stars White. Late in the game MSW narrowed the margin to 42-41. IBCA finished up with free throws for the final margin.

The semifinals will be at 6:20 with Metro Stars Black taking on the CSS Bison, and in the other semi IBCA Select faces Pinnacle Bank Nebraska.

Next up: later tonight after the finals. Until then check out the boxes and results on the Dakota Showcase site.

More Dakota Showcase, Potential & Love

#2 posting 6.28.2008
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Here is how the CSS Bison/Judds teams performed yesterday. The most exciting contest was the Metro Stars Black 50-45 double overtime win over the CSS Judds

The Sioux Falls Argus Leader has more Dakota Showcase summaries (toward the bottom) of yesterday's contests with the emphasis on SD results.

The Wages of Wins looks at the NBA draft and the way teams (and analysts) fall in love with potential. They point out that of the 60 drafted WoW says well over half will be below average NBA players, if they play at all.
And you thought it was going to be about Kevin Love.

Haley Loesch of Northfield is headed to St. Thomas to play basketball.

The MN Stars have been sold to Scott Antl, Bruce Borowicz, Tom Eckmann, and Mark Smith.

Vassar has left the Tri-Valley conference in Michigan for the Greater Thumb. From the Saginaw News.

Since I am in Sioux Falls, I can't access my email. (or don't know how). I will get to the emails on Sunday when I return home. I thank the readers for all your great help in providing this site with information.

Next up: After the quarterfinals in the Dakota Showcase this afternoon. You can always check the Dakota Showcase site for boxes and results.

Draxten & Krei in Game Time

#1 posting 6.28.2008
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Katie Falco has been hired as an assistant women's basketball coach at South Dakota State. She played her college ball at Northern Iowa and was an assistant at Montana State. She replaces Travis Brewster.

Nebraska women's basketball assistant coach Sunny Smallwood has been promoted to Associate Head Coach.

Lena Gipson of Fresno City College has signed with Santa Clara. The 6-1 Gipson only played one year with FCC and averaged 18 ppg on the 35-3 team.

Hannah Draxten and Kelly Krei are playing in the Game Time league. Krei's team beat Draxten's. From the Daily Iowan.

Iowa State's win over Kansas State in the Big 12 Quarterfinals was chosen the Big 12 women's game of the year in a vote by fans.

The MIAC has released their winter and spring academic all conference list. Here are the Gustavus players that made the list.

DePere girls basketball coach Dave Johnson entered a deferred no-contest plea in a misdemeanor disorderly conduct case. From the Green Bay Press Gazette.

Next up: more news

Friday, June 27, 2008

Dakota Showcase: Friday Massacres

#2 posting 6.27.2008
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First off I am flying solo this weekend, Coach Teas is in the Boundary Waters with a canoe.

I made it down to Sioux Falls in good time. I left before 7 am and arrived close to 11 am. Starting with the 12:30 pm games I saw a grand total of nine games. Of those nine games only one had any nail biting involved. Metro Stars White edged out Nebraska Twisterz 49-47 in the only game that went down to the wire.
The other game that was fairly competitive was the Sioux Falls Washington Warriors, the state AA champ in SD, beating North Tartan Crosby 59-50. NTC was without the services of Janae Burich who went down with an ankle injury yesterday and was on crutches.
Other than those two games, the rest were bloody affairs. The average score was 75.7-43.0 that is a 32.7 margin of victory, or as I have describe it the Friday Massacre. The usual suspects were the victors: IBCA Select Red won twice on court 2 as they scored the most of any team I charted today 92-46 vs Montana Elite. They also had the lowest points allowed with 31 vs Northern Lites.
Tomorrow the stories will be much different. Everyone is out of the pool and bracketology takes over.
Here are the match ups in the championship bracket.
1. Nebraska CSS Bison vs Alegent Crusaders
2. Metro Stars Black vs Nebraska Runza
3. IBCA Select Red vs Metro Stars White
4. KC Hustle vs Pinnacle Bank Nebraska
Four Nebraska teams are in the "elite 8"
Metro Stars Black is the defending champ.
Pinnacle Bank won the Dakota Showcase two years ago.

It will be much better competition than bloody Friday.

If you are planning on attending bring long pants and a jacket. It is down right frosty at Augustana.

Here are the results that I watched today
1. IBCA Select Red 92, Montana Elite 46
2. Runza 61,Missouri Valley Eclipse 41
3. Metro Stars White 49, Nebraska Twisterz 47
4. Metro Stars Black 81, Dakota Thunder Elite 48
5. Sioux Falls Washington 59, North Tartan Crosby 50
6. Sioux Falls Roosevelt 67, Prairie Bison Hoopsters 45
7. ECI West 74, South Dakota Lightning 51
8. Pinnacle Bank Nebraska 86, Dakota Schoolers 39
9. IBCA Select Red 69, Northern Lites 31
I will have more on these games when I return back home.

Next up: tomorrow morning

Dakota Showcase Day 1, Drafts & Player Evalauation

#1 posting 6.27.2008
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Sioux Falls Washington is a school team going up against multi-school teams at the Dakota Showcase. Yesterday SFW was 1-1. From the Sioux Falls Argus Leader.

Here is how the CSS teams fared at the Dakota Showcase:
NE Judds CSS 15's 78- Dakota Thunder 47
NE Judds has a tough match up today against the MN Metro Stars Black in the 2nd pool play game.
NE Bison CSS 17's 78- MN North Tartan Crosby 59
NE Bison CSS 17's 80- SF Warriors 63
NE Bison finished pool play against MN 43 Hoops Zuck.

Here is how the states have matched up so far
Nebraska 10-1
Kansas 3-3
Minnesota 5-6
South Dakota 4-5
Iowa 2-3
North Dakota 1-6
Montana 0-1

Luther will be hosting the Border Battle this weekend. Here are the teams involved:
Decorah, Des Moines Hoover, Iowa City West, Valley of Elgin, Waukon, Clarion Goldfield, MFL Mar-Mac (Iowa)
Caledonia, Rushford-Peterson, Rochester Lourdes, (Minnesota)
Onalaska, Neilsville (Wisconsin)

Rochester will host the 12u national AAU tournament. One of the teams in the tournament will be the Rochester Shock, made up of players from SE MN. The team is profiled on KAAL TV (with video).

Rethinking Basketball has a posting on what the NBA draft. It is "dominated by athleticism, length, and power. Basketball skill and basketball IQ come in 4th and 5th place respectively."
Obviously being an athlete is a nice thing, however it doesn't guarantee wins. I am into winning. It would seem to me that skill and IQ should come up a little higher in the results. Where is Work ethic in the mix? Many coaches think they can "save" or "rescue" a player. I call these coaches missionaries. My experience is you can't make a silk purse out of sow's ear.

Mike Bellmore of the Devils Lake Journal has a wish list of people he wants to see at the Devils Lake 125 reunion. Among the people Debbie and Darcie Deutsch who played basketball for the high school back in the day. Darcie is now the Athletic Director at DeLaSalle. Both are second cousins of mine.

Brendon Plowe of Crystal Falls, Michigan has been named girls basketball coach at Kenosha St. Joseph in Wisconsin. From the Escanaba Daily Press.

Former Creighton player Dayna Finch is returning to Creighton to be an assistant coach.

John Millea of the StarTribune looks at funding for high school sports.

The Carolyn DeHoff era started off with a wonderful two weeks of camps concluding Wednesday. DeHoff’s new staff is a young, energetic and very out going, and they will provide high energy to the NDSU Women’s Basketball program.
The camp included 90+ kids from 5 states and Canada. Incoming freshman guard Kaitie Birkel and 2009 verbal Rachelle Eckmann along with many other recruits for the class of 2009 were in attendance. DeHoff is a very motivated coach and teaches her philosophies very well. Many campers walked away with a large increase in new knowledge and excitement for the game. Good luck to coach DeHoff and her new staff at NDSU.
submitted by Tom Eckmann

Kaycee Damm of Laker High School in Michigan was involved in a car accident in 2006. She has defied the odds an continued her four sport athletic career. Now she will be playing in college. From the Bay City Times.

Next up: Late, late, late tonight after the games at the Dakota Showcase. Check out their site for game results and box scores. If I can't get online down in Sioux Falls, I will be back on Sunday.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Week That Was #13: Aiming High

#5 posting 6.26.2008
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Last weekend the main event was in Ames, Iowa. Team WI Select Samuels upset the then #2 CSS Bison with gritty defense and clutch shooting. That sets up an interesting July.

For the next six weeks the basketball action really heats up. This is the home stretch. If anyone has saved any energy, now is the time to leave it on the floor. The scouts will be out in full force. Every move will be noticed. Scouts can get a feel for the athletic portion of the equation just by looking at a player. However, does this player make players around her better than they are? What is her basketball IQ? How does she lead/inspire? How does she interact with teammates/coaches? All good questions that will be answered in the home stretch.

The Dakota Showcase has already started playing some of their games today. With 32 teams it is one of the larger June tournaments. Last year at this time is when Metro Stars Black took off with Courtney Boylan behind the wheel. Until this weekend last year MSB was in the next tier of MN power teams. After a remarkable three week run MSB had won the Dakota Showcase, the MN Stars tournament in Hopkins, and placed well in the Chicago tournament. Which team will catch fire with a critical six weeks left in the summer season? Time will tell.

With the approach of July you can rest assured the verbals will start falling. Today Katya Leick of Park-Cottage Grove (and NC Heat) decided on Nebraska.
Right now here is the 2009 D1 verbal race:
Minnesota 7
Indiana 6
Iowa 5
Wisconsin 5
South Dakota 4
Michigan 3
Illinois 2
North Dakota 1

How does this compare with 2008?
Ohio led the parade with 55
Indiana 36
Illinois 35
Minnesota 27
Michigan 24
Iowa 13
Wisconsin 10
South Dakota 3
Already SD has one more D1 player than they did a year ago. Wisconsin is half way there. Minnesota is at about 26% of the total from last year.
With the addition of USD and UND to D1 status look for the South Dakota’s, North Dakota’s, and by extension, Minnesota’s D1 numbers to go up this year.

At the Dakota Showcase there are 9 players that have already verballed D1 schools. The team with the most D1 verbals: SD Lightning with three and IBCA Select Red with three.

The Chicago Great American Showcase is also going on this weekend.

The Summer kick off is taking place in Menomonie, Wisconsin this weekend.

For teams and programs next year---It would be wise to put the names of your players on the back of the jersey. It helps players get noticed and remembered.

For a record fourth time this year Team WI Select Samuels takes the top spot. A week a go TWSS left the Summer Jam at Bloomington Kennedy unhappy. Part of the unhappiness was the result of two losses. Part of the unhappiness was due to the fact that two main cogs of their team, point guard Sam Hoyt (at a camp at Central Michigan) and forward Heather Kessler (at a camp at UW Green Bay) were missing. Both were in Ames this past weekend. Both were named trench players of the game in the quarterfinals and finals respectively. TWSS is not a flashy team, but a reliable, steady group of players that put sweat equity into their defense. It doesn’t hurt to have a swatter in the middle like 6-6 Nicole Griffin. TWSS pp100 on defense is 62.95, against the top tier teams their defensive pp100 is 77. That compares with NC Heat’s base defense of 74.67. Their team defense against the CSS Bison perimeter game was the difference in the championship. They cut the Bison production in half.

photo: Top row l to r: Assistant Coach Hoyt, Heather Kessler, Nicole Griffin, Heather Byl, Whitney Rawdon, Sam Price, Coach Samuels
bottom row l to 4: Sam Hoyt, Kayla Windt, Hannah Betz, Laura Petersen, Brea Tinney. photo by kja

Angela Christianson of Alexandria led the Cardinals to a 42-40 victory over Rogers in the Blue Division of the Rogers Breakdown tournament. She scored 24 of the 42 points (57% of the teams total) and had 12 of 29 (41% of the teams total) of the Alex defensive stops. Christianson knows how to score and came up with big baskets (and free throws) down the stretch to preserve the win.

To make the teams remember the rules:#1. I need to see the player#2. Player needs to have 6+ possessions#3. Player needs to be over 100 pp100#4. Player needs to be over .500 floor %#5. If I see a player in two games the numbers are added up and the average used.
These rules don’t bend. If a player has a .499 floor % they aren’t considered. If their pp100 is 99.9, they are cut.

Emily Cady, CSS Bison, (Seward, Nebraska)
Angela Christianson, Alexandria
Jennifer Dowd, Rogers
Alyssa Kamphaus, CSS Bison (Seward, Nebraska)
Dani Mangen, Osseo
Jessie Althoff, Becker
Tina Ewing, Osseo
Bailey Lund, MN Fury (Bloomington Kennedy)
Laura Petersen, Team WI Select Samuels (Osseo-Fairchild, WI)
Sam Price, Team WI Select Samuels (Eau Claire North)

Kiah Stokes of Team Iowa patrolled the middle and came up with 11 defensive stops against the Fury 15 squad. Stokes is lean, and lanky. She has a wide wing span so she is able to deflect a lot of passes, or intimidate the other side from even trying such an idea. In the paint she blocked shots and snagged plenty of rebounds.

Emily Cady, CSS Bison (Seward, Nebraska)
Angela Christianson, Alexandria
Virginia Johnson, Team Iowa (Iowa City)
Chiamaka Okonkwo, Osseo
Kiah Stokes, Team Iowa (Linn-Mar, Iowa)

Marissa Kastanek
of CSS Bison is headed to North Carolina State, mainly to play the “2/shooting guard” spot. Kastanek can also pass the ball. In the two games I charted she had six against the Nebraska Twisterz and 7 in the loss to Team WI Select Samuels.
Honorable Mentions:
KK Hauser, CSS Bison
Sam Hoyt, Team WI Select Samuels
Dani Mangen, Osseo

In order to make this list I need to see the player for the first time.
Alyssa Kamphaus of CSS Bison is a physical, aggressive banger inside. She had no fear in going after Nicole Griffin of TWSS. Kamphaus established her space in the paint and made sure she presented a good target. She sets wicked screens and runs the floor.

Here are the past weekly winners
12. North Tartan Larson
11. MN Suns Fassett
10. North Tartan 15s
9. Team WI Select Samuels (3)
8. Southern Minne Magic 17
7. NC Heat (2)
6. Team WI Select Samuels (2)
5. NC Heat
4. MN All Star 2A
3. Team WI Select Samuels
2. Minnesota Dynamite
1. IBCA Select Red

12. Amanda Zimmerman, North Tartan Larson (Ballard, IA)
11. Pam January, MN Suns Fassett (Richfield)
10. Tayler Hill, NC Heat (Minneapolis South) (2)
9. Laura Petersen, Team WI Select Samuels (Osseo-Fairchild) (2)
8. Kiara Buford, Gym Rats 19 (St. Paul Central)
7. Tayler Hill, NC Heat (Minneapolis South)
6. Laura Petersen, Team WI Select Samuels (Osseo-Fairchild)
5. Megan Nipe, NC Heat (Centennial)
4. Brianna Mastey, MN All Star 3A, (Becker)
3. Sam Price, Team WI Select Samuels (Eau Claire North)
2. Haylie Darrington, Maroon South Central All Star (Blue Earth)
1. Trisha Nesbitt, IBCA Select Red (Ames)

12. Chelsea Poppens, North Tartan Larson (Aplington-Parkersburg, IA)
11. Taylor Bare, Triple Threat (Anoka)
10. Katya Leick, NC Heat (Park-Cottage Grove)
9. Nicole Griffin, Team WI Select Samuels (Milwaukee Vincent) (3)
8. Yvonne Freese, Southern Minne Magic 17 (Lanesboro)
7. Shakila Boler, North Tartan Larson (Bloomington Kennedy)
6. Nicole Griffin, Team WI Select Samuels (Milwaukee Vincent) (2)
5. Tori Rule, Midtown Lady Monarchs (DeLaSalle)
4. Jackie Voigt, MN All Star 4A, (Park-Cottage Grove)
3. Nicole Griffin, Team WI Select Samuels (Milwaukee Vincent)
2. Kiara Strickland, Gold South Central All Star (Mpls Roosevelt)
1. Amber Kirschbaum, IBCA Select Red (Spirit Lake)

12. Kate Thompson, MN Stars Borowicz (Wayzata)
11. Taylor Bare, Triple Threat (Anoka)
10. Shakila Boler, North Tartan Larson & Bloomington Kennedy
9. Katie Wolff, Team WI Select Doucette (Marshfield) (2)
8. Seraene Levine, Minnesota Thunder 19 (Eden Prairie)
7. Tayler Hill, NC Heat (Minneapolis South)
6. Katie Wolff, Team WI Select Doucette (Marshfield)

12. Erin Haglund, Hastings
11. Gracia Hutson, Hopkins
10. Kim Campbell, Bloomington Kennedy
9. Corrin Miles, Fridley
8. Karli Meyer, Minnesota Lakers (Adrian)
7. Jackie Johnson, North Tartan 14 (Eden Prairie)
6. Cady Roedl, WI Hoops Select (Beaver Dam)
5. Alyssa Hagen, MN Stars Carlisle (NRHEG)
4. Hilary Friendshuh, Team WI Red 15s (Clear Lake, WI)
3. Jessica Waldvogel, Team Wisconsin Select 15s
2. Kara Hofschild, Minnesota Dynamite (Andover)
1. Kionna Kellogg, IBCA Select Red (Ames)

1. MN Stars
2. Metro Stars Black
3. Team WI Sr White
4. Team WI Sr Black
1. Gym Rats
2. Minnesota Thunder
3. Wayzata AC
4. Southern Minne Magic

AAU1. NC Heat
2. North Tartan Larson
3. IBCA Select Red
4. MN Stars Borowicz
5. Team WI Select Samuels
6. Nebraska Bison
7. Metro Stars Black
8. Fury
9. Metro Stars White
10. North Tartan Crosby
11. All Iowa Attack Red
12. Iowa Elite
13. Nebraska Twisterz
14. Team WI Select Doucette
15. Southern Minne Magic
16. MN Stars Smith
17. IBCA Select White
18. MN Stars DeWitt
19. MN Suns
20. Stangs

1. MN Dynamite
2. Chaska Gold
3. MN Thunder
4. Triple Threat

1. North Tartan
2. MN Suns Arbogast
3. All Iowa Attack Red
4. Nebraska Judds
5. Team Iowa
6. Fury
7. Metro Stars
8. MN Stars Jihad Lady Cats
9. MN Stars Carlisle
10. Team WI Select
11. PT Players
12. MN Suns Ellen
13. 43 Hoops
14. Team WI Red
15. MN Dynamite

1. North Tartan
2. Metro Stars
3. MN Stars Seter
4. Team WI Select
5. MN Stars Collins
6. IBCA Select Blue
7. Fury Livers
8. Fury Haugen
9. MN Stars Hested
10. Midtown Lady Monarchs

1. North Tartan
2. Cornhusker Shooting Stars
3. MN Jazz
4. All Iowa Attack
5. MN Fury
6. MN Stars Martin
1. Hopkins

1. Cornhusker Shooting Stars
2. All Iowa Attack
3. MN Suns
4. MN Stars Farview

next up: tomorrow morning--unless news breaks

Leick Verbals

#4 posting 6.26.2008
your daily dose of girls basketball news & information

Katya Leick has verballed Nebraska. The 6-0 perimeter player from Park-Cottage Grove averaged 14.9 ppg for the 25-3 Wolfpack. She will be used as a "3" with the Cornhuskers.

Leick plays with NC Heat, 6 time AAU State champ, in the summer. She made the game winning shot against Metro Stars 19 in the Battle of the Hardwood championship. Leick was named defensive player of the week by gbbrecruit in week 10 this summer.

Leick is the 7th player from the 2009 Minnesota class to verbal a D1 school and the 11th overall to commit early.
PCG teammates Tina Fisher (Ohio) and Holly Riesselman (MSU Moorhead) also made early decisions.

Photo: Leick on defense vs Lakeville North in the 3AAAA semifinals in March. photo by Teas.

Next up: the week that was a day early. I am off to Sioux Falls tomorrow for the Dakota Showcase.

Next Big Thing

#3 posting 6.26.2008
your daily dose of girls basketball news & information

Clay Kallam of HoopGurlz writes up the progress of Britney Griner, the 6-8 next big thing in girls basketball. She is headed to Baylor by the way.

Next up: Verbal Announcement

Lead Guards, Dunks, St. Cloud State, Freshman Adjust

#2 posting 6.26.2008
your daily dose of girls basketball news & information

Rethinking basketball further examines point guards, or the new term lead guards, in another posting. This time Q (the author) looks at the Liberty and the Lynx. Prototypes include the Distributor, the Facilitator, the Creator, and the Combo.

In case you missed it Los Angeles Sparks' Candace Parker has dunked. From Current.

St. Cloud State coach Lori Ulferts resigned yesterday. Assistant Carol Thelen has stated she will be applying for the head position. From the St. Cloud Times.

Iowa State's three freshmen (Ashley Arlen, Whitney Williams, and Alexis Yackley) are adjusting to life on campus early.

Here is the opening schedule in the Walker tournament this weekend
Nevis v Crosby-Ironton at 8am
Bemidji v Pine River-Backus at 8 am
Fosston v Park Rapids at 9 am
Northland Remer v Lake of the Woods at 9 am
Walker v International Falls at 10
Pequot Lakes v Cook at 10
Frazee v Blackduck at 11
Bigfork v Moose Lake-Willow River at 11

Only five teams high school teams will take part in the Star of the North state games this weekend at the Jimmy Lee Rec Center in St. Paul.

Next up: later today with a verbal announcement, and the week that was a day early. I will be in Sioux Falls starting tomorrow for the Dakota Showcase

Dakota Showcase Tips Off, 9 on Coaching Carousel

#1 posting 6.26.2008
your daily dose of girls basketball news & information

Today the Dakota Showcase opens play. The Sioux Falls Argus Leader looks at some of the top players involved. According to the SFAL CSS Bison guard KK Houser is considering Minnesota, one of six schools still in the running.
You can keep up with the action by checking in with the Dakota Showcase site. Action starts at 9 am.

Mike Forsberg of Bottineau and Greg Amundson of Mandan shared the coach of the year honors from the NDAPSSA.

Here are a few recent high school girls basketball hires in Minnesota
Henry Sibley, Nathan McGuire
Park Rapids, Jason Mielke
Pelican Rapids, John Peter
Sartell, Katie Huschle former assistant at SW MN State
St. Louis Park, Ha-Keem Abdel-Khaliq

Bryan Friedrichs has been named the girls basketball coach at Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Adam Miller has been hired as women's basketball coach at UW Marathon County. He had been the girls coach at Manawa, WI.

Tom Cierni of Prescott, WI coached his last game last weekend in the Wisconsin All Star game. From the Pierce County Herald.

Nicole Cartwright has been named the girls coach at Edwardsburg, Michigan. From the Edwardsburg Argus.

Kalkaska, Michigan has played in a recent tournament at Grayling. From The Leader and Kalkaskian.

next up: more news

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Ulferts Resigns

#5 posting 6.25.2008
your daily dose of girls basketball news & information

St. Cloud State coach Lori Ulferts has resigned. She will be a professor in the health, physical education, recreation and sport science department.

Next up: tomorrow morning

Out & About: Team WI Select Samuels/CSS Bison

#4 posting 6.25.2008
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This game took place on Sunday, June 22, 2008
All Iowa Attack Tournament
16u Championship

Team WI Select Samuels upset the #2 CSS Bison 50-47 in the championship game of the Midwest Girls Classic hosted by the All Iowa Attack team in Ames, Iowa. This was the second straight year a Team WI Select squad won the event. TWSS did it by putting the clamps down on the potent Bison perimeter game.

The Bison led early 10-4 as they went right after Nicole Griffin inside pinning her deep under the basket with Alyssa Kamphaus. The Bison scored on five of their first seven chances, all with an inside flavor. Nebraska held the edged until late in the first half when TWSS went up 16-15 after a lay up by Sam Price. The Bison were mired in a seven possession drought at the time. That WI lead proved to be momentary as Kelsie Lliteras put the Bison back in front 17-16. Price was right again, this time with a three. Marissa Kastanek scored in transition to tie it at 19. Two free throw by Griffin put the Wisconsin squad up for the rest of the half. They led 25-23 at the break.

The three ball was big at the start of the second half. Brea Tinney, and Price again connected on two consecutive 3s and TWSS had a 31-23 lead. Not to be outdone, Taylor Moore connected twice from behind the arc to cut that margin right back to 33-31. TWSS rattled off four straight scores to push the lead right back out to 40-31. The Bison responded with three straight scores of their own, two in transition to cut the margin back to 40-37. Kayla Windt dropped a 3 from the left wing for a TWSS six point advantage. The Bison went inside to Kamphaus to make it 43-39. It was déjà vu all over again as the Bison had six empty trips. TWSS didn’t seize advantage of that down time as they also had five empty trips. The Bison had one last rush with a three by KK Houser to cut the margin to 48-47. The next three possessions for the Bison came up dry. The game was still in doubt until Whitney Rawdon grabbed a rebound off a Taylor Moore miss and was fouled. She sank both free throws for a 50-47 with 5.9 seconds left. Houser had a three attempt that missed on the last Bison possession as the game ended.

The key difference in this contest was the performance of the Bison perimeter game. In the semifinals the four players combined for 40 points, and a pp100 of 111.1 compared to the championship contest of 21 points and a pp100 of 55.2, half of what they accomplished in the semifinal. Another difference was the turnover tally the Bison had 11 in the championship compared to 8 in the semi. Three isn’t a big number, but in a tight contest every possession is vital.

TWSS didn’t do anything spectacular to win the game. They just rolled up their sleeves and fought for every loose ball, contested shots, and made plays. They also had their full contingent of players and got the job down the stretch.

When I was charting this game Steven Froemming was covering the 15u championship game between All Iowa Attack and Team Iowa won by the hosts 45-39.

Photos: #1 Sam Price attempts to block McKenzie Fujan's lay up. #2. Alyssa Kamphaus makes her post move on Heather Byl. photos by kja
You can now see the entire Team WI Select Samuels vs CSS Bison photo gallery by going to

Key: player, school, points, possessions, pp100, floor %
Sam Price
, Eau Claire North 11, 12, 91.7, .417 guard. Tough nosed, scrapper. Canned a couple of threes. Went down a couple of times with injuries and battled back.
Whitney Rawdon, Eau Claire North 7, 11, 63.6, .364 a swing type player, athletic, made key free throws down the stretch and also key rebounds.
Laura Petersen, Osseo-Fairchild 6, 9, 66.7, .333 perimeter player. Runs the floor. Needs to be aware of lines. Twice in the later stages of the game stepped on the sideline.
Sam Hoyt, Durand 4, 9, 44.4, .222 point guard. Scored on pull ups. Finds the open player.
Nicole Griffin, Milwaukee Vincent 2, 4, 50.0, .250 post player. Out physicalled by Kamphaus. Plays behind on defense because she is so tall, but needs to stake her claim on lane real estate.
Heather Kessler
, Antigo 10, 8, 125.0, .625 a 6-1 post type, more 4. runs the floor. Good anticipation on defense. Athletic, had a nice hook.
Hannah Betz, Woodbury, MN 0, 2, 0.0, .000 guard. Defensive impact
Heather Byl, Osceola 2, 3, 66.7, .333 perimeter. Crashed offensive boards.
Brea Tinney, Osceola 5, 3, 166.7, .667 speedy guard. Has 3 range. Good pull up jumper.
Kayla Windt, Hurley 3, 1, 300.0, 1.000 another guard with 3 ability.

McKenzie Fujan
, Bishop Neumann 2, 4, 50.0, .250 scored on the first Bison possession and was never heard from again.
Alyssa Kamphaus, Seward 14, 12, 116.7, .583 post. Initiated contact in the post. Big, strong across the shoulders. Can also run the floor.
Michaela Houser, Lincoln Southeast 4, 10, 40.0, .200 point guard. Shots weren’t dropping. Did lead her team with 8 assists. Needs to be consistent and efficient in the half court game.
Emily Cady, Seward 10, 6, 166.7, .833 provided solid numbers again. The “4”. Runs the floor. Can jump. Nice touch.
Marissa Kastanek, Lincoln Southeast 9, 10, 90.0, .400 the “2”. Also good at finding open players. Scored four points on transition baskets. Needs to be consistent in the half court game. Some of her passes are soft.
Taylor Moore
, Milford 6, 14, 42.9, .143 perimeter. Made two 3s back to back in the early part of the second half. Shot wasn’t dropping. Also passing needs to be sharper.
Kelsie Lliteras, Chadron 2, 3, 66.7, .333 post player. Needs seasoning
Meredith Wahl, Crete 0, 2, 0.0, .000

Heather Kessler
Another player that wasn't around in the Summer Jam steps up.

Team WI Select Samuels
: 50, 62, 80.6, .387
Nebraska CSS Bison 47, 61, 77.0, .361
Made 3s/&1s: TWSS 4/0; CSS Bison 4/0
Ftm/fta-ft%: TWSS 8/12-.667; CSS Bison 9/12-.750
Bench: TWSS 20, CSS Bison 8


Laura Petersen 6
Brea Tinney 6
Sam Hoyt 4.5
Whitney Rawdon 4
Nicole Griffin 4
Heather Kessler 3
Heather Byl 3
Sam Price 2.5
Hannah Betz 1
Totals: 34

Marissa Kastanek 9
Michaela Houser 5
Emily Cady 5
Alyssa Kamphaus 4
McKenzie Fujan 3
Taylor Moore 3
Kelsie Lliteras 1
Meredith Wahl 1
Totals: 31


Sam Hoyt 8
Sam Price 4
Laura Petersen 3
Heather Kessler 2
Hannah Betz 2
Totals: 19

Michaela Houser 8
Marissa Kastanek 7
Taylor Moore 2
McKenzie Fujan 1
Totals: 18

Next up: tomorrow morning