Thursday, July 31, 2008

Fish Hired

#5 posting 7.31.2008
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FISH HIRED
St. Cloud State has hired Lori Fish as their new women's basketball coach. Fish was the coach at MSU Mankato. From the St. Cloud Times.

Next up: tomorrow morning

Rutchi, Chandler, Thompson Verbal

#4 posting 7.31.2008
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TWO VERBALS
KRISTEN RUCHTI
Kristen Ruchti, a 6-0 forward at Brodhead, WI has verballed UW Parkside. Ruchti averaged 13.8 ppg for the 15-6 Cardinals.
Rutchi plays with Wisconsin Hoops Select during the summer.
Ruchti is the 9th player from the Wisconsin 2009 class to verbal and the 3rd to verbal a D2 school.
From the Monroe Times.

Also in that article Kimee Chandler of Pecatonica will be headed to UW Milwaukee. The 5-7 guard averaged 13.8 ppg for the 19-4 Vikings.
Chandler is the 1st player in the Wisconsin 2010 class to verbal.

Photos #1. Rutchi with Wisconsin Hoops Select vs Team WI Select Samuels in the All Iowa Attack tournament in Ames in June. #2 Kimee Chandler of WHS in the same tournament. photos by kja

SHANNON THOMPSON
Shannon Thompson, a 5-7 guard at Apple Valley has verballed Bemidji State.
Thompson averaged 9.6 ppg for the 14-14 Eagles. Thompson played with MN Stars Smith this summer.

Thompson is the 16th player from the Minnesota 2009 class to verbal and the 7th to verbal a D2 school.

Thompson is the 3rd player to verbal Bemidji State from the 2009 class. The other two include Emily Kaus of Eastview, and Jessie Althoff of Becker.

Photo: Thompson prior to the Minnesota Elite All Star Game. photo by kja

Next up: tomorrow unless news breaks

MN Stars Borowicz Take Summer Slam

#3 posting 7.31.2008
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MN STARS BOROWICZ WINS SUMMER SLAM
Here are the results from the Summer Slam in Cincinnati

MN Borowicz won last night in the quarterfinals to make it into the final 4 beating Indiana Elite team by a score of 69-65. MSB beat the Dayton Lady Hoopstars 69-59 this morning.
MSB beat Indiana Elite Central Riego 70-65. IECR favored the 3 ball in their game.

MN Stars Eckmann lost by 1 to the Queen City Jags-Brewer 41-42
MN Stars Eckmann beats Mohr Magic Burton 52-51
MN Stars Eckmann plays North Coast Hoops for 5th place

MN Stars Smith 60 --- Gym Rats Black 57
MN Stars Smith 49 --- Gym Rats 42
MN Stars Smith is playing the Hautians for 9th place

MN Stars DeWitt 38 --- IE Central Riego 72
MN Stars DeWitt beat Indiana Elite FTW-Rheberg to get to the 5th place game against the Midwest Express.
MN Stars DeWitt lost 67 to 56 to the Midwest Express to take 6th place in Red Bracket.

NIKE NATIONALS
The Storm lost by 1 to the GA Metros. They blew an 11 point lead. The Hustle won and advanced to the Silver championship game at noon today.
Boo & TN Flight are in the championship game of the Gold division. They both came out of the pool that the Storm & North Tartan Larson were in.

Next up: a pair of verbals.

Rients Hired at Dakota State, Q&As

#2 posting 7.31.2008
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COACHING NEWS
Joe Reints has been hired as the new women's basketball coach at Dakota State in Madison, South Dakota. Reints is from Willow Lake, SD and for the past three years was the coach at Lambuth University of Jackson, TN. From KELO, the Madison Daily Leader and the Jackson Sun.

SIGNING
Lindsey Shearer of Oregon City has signed with Western Oregon. Shearer averaged 10.3 ppg last season.

Q&As
Marquette's two JC transfers from Kirkwood CC, Lauren Thomas-Johnson and Breann Hill, do a Q&A with the Golden Eagle site.

John Johnson the Communications Director for the Michigan High School Athletic Association is interviewed about the first year of the basketball season switch. From the Spinal Column.

ALL SPORT TITLE
Pella won the Des Moines Register All Sport Title. Helping the Dutch to the title was a second place finish in the AAA Finals.

Pacific recruit Jennifer Jorgensen of Southeast Webster-Grand was the DMR female athlete of the year and the Tigers look at her recent award.

SCHEDULE
Florida Atlantic has released their 2008-09 schedule. Jana Momoh of Park Center (and NDSCS) plays for FAU.

Thanks to the readers for the help in putting this site together. It takes a team.

Next up: tomorrow or when news breaks, whichever comes first

More Summer Slam and Nike National Results

#1 posting 7.31.2008
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SUMMER SLAM RESULTS
17U Elite Red Division
NE Bison CSS 60 Dayton Lady Hoopstars 72
Emily Cady (Seward) had 20 points, and Marissa Kastanek (Lincoln Southeast) had 12 for the Bison
NE Bison CSS 68 New York Exodus 46
Emily Cady, Marissa Kastanek and KK Houser (Lincoln Southeast) had 17 points a piece to lead the Bison to the Consolation Semi's.

17U Elite Blue Division
NE Judds CSS 15's 70 MN Stars (Smith) 44
Kyley Simmons (Council Bluffs Lewis Central) had 21 points (including 5 three's) and Morgan Dority (Lincoln Christian) had 19 to lead the Judds

NE Judds CSS 15's 66 Wisconsin Pride 17's 45Audrey Holmes (Omaha Concordia) had 15, and Morgan Dority (Lincoln Christian) had 14 to lead the Judds.

The Judds are currently 3-0 and in the Semi-Finals of the 17U elite Blue Division

Open Division
Cornhusker Shooting Stars 13U is currently 2-1 and in the semifinals of the 14U (Open Division)

NIKE NATIONALS
Shelby Smith of Waterloo West High School in Iowa, plays for the California Storm. They were in the same pool as North Tartan. The Storm is 3-2 beating North Tartan, GA Elite & the Family. The Storm lost to Boo Williams & TN Flight. The California Storm finished 3rd and advance to the Silver Division Tournament. The Storm won their first game in the Silver tournament. The Illinois Hustle also won their first round game. Both advance to the semi finals in opposite sides of the bracket

USA JR. NATIONALS
Janel Barnes and Joslyn Haffarnan of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa played in the USA Jr. Nationals in Ohio last week. Their team finished 13-2. From the Mt. Pleasant News.

SUMMER WORK
Youthful East Jordan, Michigan played in the Tawas Team camp. From the Boyne City Citizen-Journal.

Next up: more news

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Summer Slam Results

#6 posting 7.30.2008
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SUMMER SLAM RESULTS
Here are how the Stars teams are faring
TUESDAY
MN Stars Eckmann beat IE South Hill 55-48
MN Stars Borowicz beat the Michigan Wizards 68-38
Dayton Lady Hoopsters beat MN Stars DeWitt 56-34
Wisconsin Pride Elite beat MN Stars Smith 62-47
WEDNESDAY
so far
MN Stars Eckmann beat Hautians 49-45
MN Stars Borowicz beat IL Intensity 73-32
NE CSS Judds beat MN Stars Smith 70-44

NIKE NATIONALS
You will find all the scores in the thread on Hoopgurlz.

Next up: tomorrow. Unless....

Two Northwestern, MN Transfers

#5 posting 7.30.2008
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TWO FOR NORTHWESTERN
Northwestern of Roseville Minnesota will be adding two transfers to their roster--Katie DeWitt and Allison Weld.
DeWitt will be a junior and is transferring from Drake. She played her high school ball at Centennial. DeWitt averaged 0.3 ppg at Drake in 2007-08. She averaged 17.8 ppg at Centennial her senior season.
Weld will be a sophomore and is transferring from UW Superior. She played her high school ball at Heritage Christian and averaged 13.1 in 2006-07.

Next up: When News breaks or the morning report. I hope I post it on the right site this time.

Nike Nationals

#4 posting 7.30.2008
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NIKE NATIONAL RESULTS
Georgia Elite beat North Tartan Larson 46-33 in the opening round in pool C on Monday.

On Tuesday NTL came back to beat the Family 53-48 in the early game, but lost to Boo Williams 59-26 later in the day.

Today NTL plays Tennessee Flight.

You can follow the Nike National action on HoopGurlz.

Thanks to all the readers that help put this site together. It takes a team. I sent out the bat signal and the readers respond. thanks.

next up: when news breaks, or tomorrow morning, whatever comes first.

Raymond's Summer, Conditioning, and Stats

#3 posting 7.30.2008
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PLAYER/COACH
Former Lynx and current Sun player Tamika Raymond is also an assistant coach for Kansas. Here is her blog on her hectic summer.

CONDITIONING
Worthington's YMCA Josh Anderson has been running conditioning, speed and agility drills for the high school team. From the Worthington Daily Globe.

In Sioux Falls Dick Bartling does a Q&A with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader on the Acceleration program there.

STATS
Rethinking Basketball looks at statistical half truths and observations.

SUMMER SLAM
MN Stars Borowicz won their first game yesterday by 30 points. No word on the other Stars teams.

Next up: when news breaks, or tomorrow morning, whatever comes first

Davis Signs, O'Hare Transfers, Maloney Resigns

#2 posting 7.30.2008
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SIGNING
Taylor Davis of Crookston has signed with Bemidji State as has been reported earlier here. This is from the Crookston Times.

TRANSFER
Junior forward Emily O’Hare has transferred from Hope College to Dayton. She will not play basketball at Dayton. The passion is gone. From the Holland Sentinel.

COACHING
Mike Maloney has resigned as women's basketball coach at Chadron State. He is leaving to be AD at Rock Springs, WY. From the Rapid City Journal.

NAIG
North American Indigenous Games will take place in British Columbia this year and four Lac de Flambeau girls will be on a girls basketball team representing Wisconsin. From the Lakeland Times.

TRIPPING
Gopher assistant coach Marisa Moseley looks forward to the gondola rides in Venice in the upcoming Italian trip.

MORE ALL STAR GAME
Here are a couple more reports from the Nebraska All Star Game won by the Blues over the Reds 91-61. The first focuses on Megan Allison of Cross County and the second looks at Cheryl Braithwait of Arapahoe and Debi Johnson of Perkins County. From the York News-Times and McCook Daily Gazette.

Next up: more news

Summer Slam and Nike Nationals, Houser's Choices

#1 posting 7.30.2008
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SUMMER SLAM
NE Bison & Judds CSS are at the Adidas USA Summer Slam in Cincinnati, OH
NE Bison CSS 65 Indiana Elite 47
KK Houser (Lincoln Southeast) had 21 and Taylor Moore (Milford) had 14 to lead the Bison.
NE Judds CSS 65 Spiece Indy Gym Rats 40
Carly Grenfell (york) 15, Rachel Thrash (Omaha Marian) 14, combined for 9 three's in the first half to lead the Judds

KK Houser has narrowed her college list to six with the Gophers in the mix. Houser is enjoying the sweepstakes. From the Omaha World Herald.

The MN Stars are also in Cincinnati. Here are the schedules for MN Stars Eckmann and Smith.

Here were the schedules from yesterday. I have not heard the results. MN Stars Borowicz and DeWitt are also in there they are in the Red Elite Bracket.

NIKE NATIONALS
There is no word out of South Carolina on how North Tartan Larson is faring at the Nike Nationals. I have not found a results page for this event.

Next up: More News

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Sweet 16 Brackets

#3 posting 7.29.2008
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SWEET 16
The Sweet 16 brackets are up. The traditional end of summer tournamnent starts Saturday at the college of St. Benedict in St. Joseph with the first games tipping off at 11:30 am. The semis will be Sunday at noon and 1:30 with the finals at 6 pm.
In the first round defending champion Centennial faces New Life in an interesting match up. New Life finished 3rd in the A tournament last year. Other state tournament teams in the tournament include 2nd place AAA finisher DeLaSalle. Only three other teams made the state tournament last year: Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, Hayfield, and Cedar Mountain-Comfrey.
The Meltdown championship games have been updated now.

Next up: tomorrow or when news breaks

Jorgenson, Blues, and Diamonds

#2 posting 7.29.2008
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ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Jennifer Jorgenson of Southeast Webster Grand has been named the Des Moines Register's athlete of the year. Jorgenson averaged 30.4 ppg her senior season and is headed to Pacific on a basketball scholarship.

ALL STAR GAME
The Blues beat the Reds 91-61 in the Nebraska All Star Game yesterday. Alicia Statler of Grand Island Central Catholic had 12 rebounds, one short of the record in the contest. From the Lincoln Journal Star and Grand Island Independent.

FIBA TOURNAMENT
Marquette coach Terri Mitchell wraps up her blog from Argentina. The Americans beat the hosts Argentinians 81-37 on Sunday.

COACHING NEWS
Aaron Jennings has moved from men's assistant to head women's basketball coach at Mount Mercy.

CONFERENCE NEWS
The Iron County Reporter looks at the conference landscape now that gas has zoomed up. Trips of 100 miles one way will force schools to rethink conference alignments.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Deana Nolan of the Detroit Shock was named player of the week. Nolan played her high school ball at Flint Northern. From the Flint Journal.

CAMPING
Osakis finished up their camp. Here are the different winners. From the Osakis Review.

DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH
Rethinking Basketball looks at Diamonds in the Rough---what makes them effective and how they slip under the radar.

Next up: finishing up the four reports from yesterday. Also when news breaks.

Bison & Judds 5-1 in Chicago, MIT Results, Summer Heat

#1 posting 7.29.2008
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CHICAGO USJN TOURNEY
NE Bison CSS 82, Illinois Warriors 49
Emily Cady (Seward) had 18 points, and KK Houser (Lincoln Southeast) had 14 to lead the Bison.

NE Bison CSS 79, Chicago Lady Fire 47
The Bison dominated the 3rd ranked team in Illinois, a team they defeated by 6 at the Houston Cy Fair Classic Finals. Leading Scorers were Marissa Kastanek and KK Houser (Lincoln Southeast) had 19 points each and McKenzie Fujan (Bishop Neumann) scored 18 to lead the Bison.

NE Judds CSS 15's 46- Chicago Lady Demons 16's- 44
Morgan Dority from Lincoln Christian scored with 7 second remaining as the Judds pulled the upset of the #9 Overall Seed. Dority had 15 and Rachel Thrash (Omaha Marian) had 15 for the Judds.

NE Judds CSS 15's 46- Illinois Dream Team 17's 30
The Judds led the upset of the summer defeating the 2nd ranked team in Illinois by 16. They finished 9th in the 17U division out of 45 teams. Leading Scorers were Morgan Dority with 16 Carly Grenfell (York) 12 as the Judds connected on 8 threes for the game

The Bison and Judds were to meet in the finals of the 2nd division for 9th place of 17U. Both teams finished the tournament 5-1 losing only their opening game to the two tournament finalists. Bison is currently 40-5 on the summer, and Judds is 30-14. Both teams are now headed to Cincinnati for the Adidas USA Summer Slam along with the CSS 13's (8th graders) who finished 4-1 and in 5th of the 15U division

MIT TOURNAMENT
Barnum faced New London-Spicer for the championship of the MIT tournament in St. Cloud last Saturday.
Champlin Park beat Ada-Borup for third place.
Along the way CP beat Waseca, Deer River, Benson before falling to Barnum in the semis.

THE HEAT OF SUMMER
On Sunday evening, 7/6, most of the NC Heat girls split up and played 2 games each in the Top Ten All American Camp with strangers from across the country.
From 7/7-7/28, 3 weeks, NC Heat went 22-3 in 21 days. They did not play games 7/16-7/21 (although several kids played at least 1 summer league game with their high school team). By contrast, most high school teams play 26-28 games from Thanksgiving to St Patrick's Day. Games were also played at AAU pace and physicality which is more grueling than MN high school ball. And these girls were smiling on 7/6 and on 7/28...from Atlanta, to Orlando, home for 5 days, to Memphis, to Minneapolis. Three second place finishes nationally were respectable, and coming home to beat a tough MN Stars Borowicz team for the 4th time, short handed, was incredibly satisfying.

Next up: more news. I will revisit the championsihp reports from yesterday later today with more details (like the dwraps, assists, and brief summaries and player evaluations.)

Monday, July 28, 2008

Running Verbals

#7 posting 7.28.2008
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RUNNING VERBALS
Stephanie Running of Oak Creek, Wisconsin has verballed Drake. The 6-2 forward averaged 16.8 ppg for the 21-4 Knights

Running is the 9th Wisconsin player in the class of 2009 overall to verbal. She is the 7th headed to a D1 school.

From Oak Creek Now.

Next up: tomorrow morning.

Out & About: North Tartan 15s/Dakota Schoolers

#3 posting 7.28.2008
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NORTH TARTAN MELTDOWN
Silver Championship
Bloomington Kennedy
NORTH TARTAN 15s 56, DAKOTA SCHOOLERS 41


North Tartan 15s kept up with the theme of the day by grabbing the early lead (19-6) and also overcoming missing players--Sari Noga was out due to surgery, Rachel Banham was out due to an Achilles injury, and Ameshia Kearney, and Kayla Hirt were with North Tartan Larson down in Nike Nationals--in the silver championship over the Dakota Schoolers. The Dakota Schoolers were the only non -Minnesota team to make the finals today.

NT was on to start the first half. You wouldn't know NT15 wasn't at full strength and playing with three players that were added specifically for this tournament. NT was scoring at a sizzling 131.3 to start the game. Katy Winge had the hot hand early with 9 first half points. NT15 had two sequences where they scored four straight times. On the defensive end Gabby Boever had the Schoolers in detention with 5.5 defensive stops.

The inevitable cooling off for NT15 started toward the end of the first half. They only scored twice in the last seven possessions. Combined with a 2/9 start of the second half NT15 cooled down to a mild 50 pp100. In the interim, the Schoolers only made up one point. NT rekindled their hot hands and went on a 6/7 offensive sequence. DS never took the deficit to single digits.

NT15 used their quick hands on defense to keep the Schoolers off rhythm all day. There were 21 DS turnovers to only 8 by NT15. Also NT15 had the best passing game of any of the four games I charted today. Four NT15 players had above four assists.

you can see the entire North Tartan 15 vs Dakota Schooler photo gallery at kevinanderson.photostockplus.com

key: player, school, points, possessions, pp100, floor %
NORTH TARTAN 15
STARTERS
Angela Christianson, Alexandria 15, 16, 93.8, .438 bigger perimeter, has a scorer's mentality. can adjust with either hand on the shot to finish the drive. 3 range, jumper,
Laura Melquist, Rochester Lourdes 4, 7, 57.1, .286 post. needs to improve quickness.
Katy Winge, Minnetonka 9, 9, 100.0, .444 perimeter shooter. likes corner.
Morgan Van-Riper Rose 9, 5, 180.0, .800 perimeter. has 3 range. makes good decisions.
Gabby Boever, Worthington 2, 6, 33.3, .167 point guard. a pest on defense. not only had 7.5 d stops, but countless other deflected passes and offensive stifling distractions. had a great leap steal on an out of bounds pass. She came back and made the save to an open teammate. Has great awareness.
BENCH
Hannah Strop, New Prague 8, 6, 133.3, .667 versatile. can play on the perimeter and on the inside.
Jordyn Krekling, Hayfield 5, 2, 250.0, 1.000 perimeter. has 3 range.
Kara Hofschild, Andover 2, 1, 200.0, 1.000 point guard. made good decisions.
Michelle Slattery, Forest Lake 2, 2, 100.0, .500 guard
The above three filled in for players that were either injured, or with NT Larson at Nike Nationals.

DAKOTA SCHOOLERS
STARTERS
Alissa Brown, Sioux Falls O'Gorman 9, 12, 75.0, .250 big point guard. made three 3s on the day. needs to eliminate turnovers.
Lindsey Johnson, Harrisburg 10, 7, 142.8, .714 post. strong frame. keeps the ball high on offensive boards.
Morgan May, Colman-Egan 8, 6, 133.3, .667 post player
Shelby Moe, Baltic 0, 3, 0.0, .000 small guard
Taylor Olson, Sioux Valley 2, 8, 25.0, .125 perimeter lean frame. needs to keep vision up on dribble.
BENCH
Wagner Larson, Sioux Falls Roosevelt 6, 8, 75.0, .375 needs to eliminate passing errors. Needs to fake.
Katy Pillar, Sioux Falls O'Gorman 0, 4, 0.0, .000 looked to score off the dribble. needs to improve passing
Lexy Hofer, West Central 6, 7, 85.7, .429 moves without the ball.

TRENCH PLAYER
Morgan Van-Riper Rose

BY THE NUMBERS
North Tartan 15s: 56, 54, 103.7, .482
Dakota Schoolers 41, 55, 74.5, .345
made 3s/&1s: NT 4/1; DS 3/0
ftm/fta-ft%: NT 10/12-.833; DS 4/4-1.000
bench: NT 17, DS 12

DEFENSIVE WRAPS
NORTH TARTAN 15s
Gabby Boever 7.5
Jordyn Krekling 5
Laura Melquist 4
Morgan Van-Riper Rose 3.5
Angela Christianson 3
Katy Winge 2
Hannah Strop 2
Kara Hofschild 1
totals: 28

DAKOTA SCHOOLERS
Lexy Hofer 5
Alisa Brown 4
Taylor Olson 4
Wagner Larson 4
Lindsey Johnson 3.5
Shelby Moe 2
Morgan May 0.5
totals: 23

ASSISTS
NORTH TARTAN 15s
Katy Winge 7
Morgan Van-Riper Rose 6
Gabby Boever 5
Laura Melquist 4
Jordyn Krekling 2
Hannah Strop 1
totals: 25

DAKOTA SCHOOLERS
Alisa Brown 5
Lexy Hofer 4
Morgan May 2
Lexy Hofer 2
Lindsey Johnson 1
Wagner Larson 1
totals: 15

Next up: tomorrow morning

Out & About: Metro Stars 15s/MN Suns 16s

#5 posting 7.28.2008
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NORTH TARTAN MELTDOWN
Gold Championship
Bloomington Kennedy
METRO STARS 15s 54, MN SUNS 16s 48


In keeping with today's theme of jumping to early leads, the Metro Stars 15s had leads of 10-2, and 19-7 in a physical battle with the Suns. The Suns had droughts of six, and closed the half with 10 empty trips. To illustrate the point the Suns only had one assists (using my liberal standard) in the first half. That sluggish start would come back to haunt them. Grace Veker had nine points at half time for the Stars.

The Suns rose in the second half to the challenge overcoming a 28-16 halftime deficit. The Suns best run came with a four straight possession scoring sequence. However they left two points at the line as they only were 50% at the line. The Suns came as close to four points three times, the last coming at 48-44 with 2:30 left. The Suns had one crack to cut it further, but missed the chance. Erica Gress then made an &1 on the next Stars possession to bump that lead back to 51-44 with 1:51 left.

The physical nature of the contest went both ways. Luckily there was no Sparks vs Shock incident. The Suns left 11 points at the line. The Stars had a 17-10 advantage on second chancers.

Metro Stars 15s concluded July on a hot streak. They lost the first game at the End of the Trail tournament in Portland, OR. After that they ran the table winning the consolation title there, winning their division in Chicago, and then winning this title today.

more story, stats, and photos to follow

you can see the entire Metro Stars 15 vs MN Suns 16 photo gallery at kevinanderson.photostockplus.com

key: players, school, points, possessions, pp100, floor %
METRO STARS 15S
STARTERS
Ellen Edison, Maple Grove 9, 10, 90.0, .300 perimeter. made two 3s
Haley Thomforde, Eastview 4, 7, 57.1, .286 perimeter. all her points came on second chancers.
Brooke Brown, Chaska 8, 11, 72.7, .364 guard. not afraid to make contact. went to the line four times.
Grace Veker, Edina 13, 12, 108.3, .500 bigger perimeter. physical. has 3 range. Does little things to help in victory.
Erica Gress, Apple Valley 7, 9, 77.8, .333 warrior. animal on boards. seems to relish contact. Made two baskets despite getting fouled.
BENCH
Susie Thompson, Wayzata 2, 2, 100.0, .500 Kate Thompson's sister. has the same length. plays inside. changes things on defense.
Rachel Leitz, Champlin Park 6, 7, 85.7, .429 perimeter. active and aggressive on offense.
Julia Wiemer, Hopkins 5, 5, 100.0, .400 guard. made a three

MN SUNS 16S
STARTERS
Pamela January, Richfield 9, 16, 56.3, .250 got off to a miserable start with an 0/8 first half. Her jump shot returned in the second half.
Jamie Noonan, Richfield 9, 10, 90.0, .400 perimeter. looks to take the 3 and will drive too.
Jessica Fife, Osseo 5, 6, 83.3, .333 has 3 range, the question is quickness on defense on the perimeter.
Katie Petit, Howard Lake-W-W 10, 9, 111.1, .556 point guard. scored off the drive. and at the line. went to the line four times.
Kylie Gottsman, Osseo 0, 0, 0.0, .000 post. started, but didn't play very much
BENCH
Jasmine Mendes, Hopkins 8, 11, 72.7, .364 tough nosed guard. physically strong. tied with Hylla for most defensive boards on the Suns.
Hannah Hylla, Albany 2, 6, 33.3, .167 lean 4ish player
Rhodeshia Robinson, Cooper 5, 5, 100.0, .600 lanky 4ish player. made her points off second chancers.
Karen Gogins, Roseville 0, 2, 0.0, .000 perimeter. needs to pass with quickness. needs to get physically stronger

TRENCH PLAYER
Grace Veker

BY THE NUMBERS
Metro Stars 15s 54, 63, 85.7, .381
MN Suns 16s 48, 65, 73.8, .354
made 3s/&1s: Stars 4/2; Suns 2/1
ftm/fta-ft%: Stars 10/15-.667; Suns 11/22-.500
Bench: Suns 15, Stars 13

DEFENSIVE WRAPS
METRO STARS
Erica Gress 9
Rachel Leitz 6
Brooke Brown 4
Susie Thompson 3.5
Ellen Edison 3
Grace Veker 3
Julia Wiemer 1.5
Haley Thomforde 1
totals: 31

MN SUNS
Jasmine Mendes 8
Pamela January 7
Hannah Hylla 5.5
Kate Pettit 3.5
Jamie Noonan 3
Jessica Fife 3
Rhodesia Robinson 3
Karen Gogins 1
totals: 34

ASSISTS
METRO STARS
Haley Thomforde 3
Brooke Brown 2
Grace Veker 2
Ellen Edison 1
Susie Thompson 1
Rachel Leitz 1
Julia Wiemer 1
totals: 11

MN SUNS
Kate Pettit 3
Jamie Noonan 2
Jessica Fife 2
Jasmine Mendes 2
Pamela January 1
Hannah Hylla 1
Rhodesia Robinson 1
totals: 12

next up: Silver Championships

Out & About: NC Heat/MN Stars Borowicz

#4 posting 7.28.2008
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NORTH TARTAN MELTDOWN
Platinum Championship
Bloomington Kennedy
NC HEAT 55, MN STARS BOROWICZ 49

NC Heat, despite not having two recent All tournament selections in Memphis, beat MN Stars Borowicz for the third time this summer 55-49. Again NCH started out with a 17-7 lead and withstood a hard charge by MSB in the second half to take the championship. Tayler Hill again showed why she is considered the best player in the state with 21 first half points as NCH led 32-22.

In the second half Leah Dietel of MSB came out with two straight 3s to cut the deficit and give renewed juice to the MSB chances. MSB closed to 37-36. They held NCH scoreless for four possessions, but failed to take advantage of that down time. Brittany Chambers did tie the game at 39, but then MSB went scoreless for three possessions. Jen Hill, Tayler's cousin, made two free throws to start a 6-0 run. The last four of those points came on second chancers. Tayler Hill ended up with 28 points for the game.

you can see the entire NC Heat vs MN Stars Borowicz photo gallery at kevinanderson.photostockplus.com

key: player, school, points, possessions, pp100, floor %
NC HEAT
STARTERS
Tayler Hill, Mpls South 28, 18, 155.6, .667 21 first half points or 65.6 of the teams total. delivered five 3s, all in the first half. Also went to the line six times.
Tempestt Wilson, Elk River 7, 9, 77.8, .444 guard. uses size to post up smaller guards.
Katya Leick, Park-Cottage Grove 12, 15, 80.0, .400 animal on the boards.
Mandy Poke, Richfield 0, 1, 0.0, .000 guard
Maggie Weiers, New Prague 4, 2, 200.0, 1.000 had to guard bigger posts. initiated contact. came up with key rebounds late. does what she has to do.
BENCH
Michaela Larson, Hutchinson 2, 3, 66.7, .333 perimeter
Jen Hill, St. Paul Central 2, 8, 25.0, .125 Tayler Hill's younger cousin. built more like Ephesia Holmes. strong. wasn't afraid to mix it up on boards.

MN STARS BOROWICZ
STARTERS
Theairra Taylor, St. Paul Central 9, 10, 90.0, .400 led both teams in d wraps. goes up and snatches.
Cassie Rochel, Lakeville North 4, 6, 66.7, .500 post player. more aggressive in going after defensive rebounds.
Brittany Chambers, Jordan 11, 16, 68.8, .313 warrior mentality. unafraid in attacking basket. contorts body in mid air in effort to stay aloft.
Leah Dietel, Jordan 8, 5, 160.0, .600 hot shooting at the start of the second half jump started MSB.
Sarah Hintz, Woodbury 0, 1, 0.0, .000 returning from knee injury.
BENCH
Amber Dvorak, Hinckley-Finlayson 5, 4, 125.0, .500 post. playing at this pace and speed is good for her long term development. is more consistent on offense. now needs to flat out dominate on defense. Every rebound should have her name on it.
Megan Waytashek, Centennial 2, 4, 50.0, .250 another big perimeter player.
Hannah Linz, Eden Valley-Watkins 7, 7, 100.0, .429 playing with more confidence. had a couple of nice freeze moves in transition.
Rachelle Eckmann, St. James 3, 2, 150.0, 1.000 can play in and out.
Kate Thompson, Wayzata 0, 2, 0.0, .000 biggest point guard in the state. guard Hill during portions of the second half.

TRENCH PLAYER
Tayler Hill

BY THE NUMBERS
NC Heat 55, 56, 98.2, .464
MN Stars Borowicz 49, 57, 86.0, .404
made 3s/&1s: NCH 6/0; MSB 4/1
ftm/fta-ft%: NCH 11/18-.611; MSB 10/19-.526
bench: MSB 17, NCH 4

DEFENSIVE WRAPS
NC HEAT
Katya Leick 6
Jen Hill 6
Tayler Hill 4.5
Mandy Poke 4.5
Maggie Weiers 4
Tempestt Wilson 1
totals: 26

MN STARS BOROWICZ
Theairra Taylor 8
Cassie Rochel 6
Hannah Linz 4
Leah Dietel 3
Rachelle Eckmann 2
Brittany Chambers 1
Kate Thompson 1
Sarah Hintz 1
totals: 26

ASSISTS
NC HEAT
Tayler Hill 6
Katya Leick 3
Tempestt Wilson 2
Jen Hill 2
Mandy Poke 1
totals: 18

MN STARS BOROWICZ
Brittany Chambers 5
Theairra Taylor 4
Megan Waytashke 2
Hannah Linz 2
Kate Thompson 2
Cassie Rochel 1
Leah Dietel 1
Sarah Hintz 1
totals: 18

Next up: Gold Championship

Out & About: Midtown Lady Monarchs/MN Stars Martin

#3 posting 7.28.2008
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NORTH TARTAN MELTDOWN
Bronze Championship
Bloomington Kennedy
MIDTOWN LADY MONARCHS 55, MN STARS MARTIN 34

The Midtown Lady Monarchs took a time out trailing 4-2 in the Bronze championship game. Whatever was said in the time out should be bottled and sold to coaches nationwide as the Monarchs went on a 29-2 run to zoom past MN Stars Martin 55-34. MSM upset North Tartan 13s yesterday with sharp shooting. Today those shots weren't falling. The 1/24 sequence put MSM in to big a hole. To put it in pp100 terms MSM pp100 in that sequence was 8.3; MLM were clocking in at 126.1 pp100. MLM started off that burst with five straight scores. The Monarchs didn't stretch together another five possession sequence again, but avoided the devastating droughts. By half time it was 36-11

MSM did make a comeback in the second half with a 17- 6 run. That was the closest MSM got in the second half at 42-28. The rest of the game MLM held an 11-6 advantage.

Bethany Doolittle led MLM with 20 points and Diamond Lane added 17 for MLM. Tori Rule was close to a triple double with an sky high 16 defensive stops, 8 points, and 9 assists.

Oddly enough in this game MSM had a 13-7 advantage on second chancers. Also this was the "fastest" game of the four championships with 66 possessions per team. (the other totals were 55, 56, and 63). There was a lot of energy involved with balls careening hither and yon.

You can see the entire Midtown Lady Monarchs vs MN Stars Martin photo gallery at kevinanderson.photostockplus.com

key: player, school, points, possessions, pp100, floor %
MIDTOWN LADY MONARCHS
STARTERS
Emily Neuman, Concordia Roseville 0, 1, 0.0, .000
Bethany Doolittle, Hill-Murray 20, 16, 125.0, .688 tall post. has nice hands and finished. On defense needs to get more physical and initiate contact
Sattoria Rule, DeLaSalle 8, 18, 44.4, .222 point guard. totally quick, athletic, leaper. 16 D stops? some teams don't get that many. fierce rebounder, snatches the ball, lightning hands. almost had a triple double. when she is passing well the ball is right there on the money lickety split, on a rope. At other times the passes are rushed or teammates aren't aware. When she gets her shooting game down and cuts back on forced turnovers, and keeps that same defensive mind set---watch out world.
Diamond Lane, DeLaSalle 17, 15, 113.3, .500 likes the three, and likes the corner. also is a scrapper
Alexandra Hein, Stillwater 0, 2, 0.0, .000 small guard
BENCH
Vinishia Jackson, Mpls Southwest 2, 2, 100.0, .500 is more comfortable now on the floor. is quick and athletic. another snatcher. long arms make it hard to pass around.
Chanel Dickenson, DeLaSalle 2, 3, 66.7, .333 still growing into body. long limbs
Kionda Nicks, St. Paul Highland Park 6, 9, 66.7, .333 post player.
Whitney Olson, Cambridge-Isanti 0, 1, 0.0, .000

MN STARS MARTIN
STARTERS
Heather Bowe, Eau Claire Regis 12, 13, 92.3, .46.2 inside player. scored four on second chancers. strong frame
Janay Morton, Osseo 2, 12, 16.7, .083 point guard. passing turnovers damaged her pp100. active defensively
Phillis Webb, Park Center 0, 5, 0.0, .000 perimeter that is strong inside.
Jade Martin, Bloomington Kennedy 0, 8, 0.0, .000 perimeter. shut out today. Needs to develop offensive shooting consistency.
Josie Dillon, Benilde-St. Margaret's 5, 11, 45.5, .273 bigger perimeter
BENCH
Kaneesha Green, Bloomington Kennedy 4, 4, 100.0, .500
Allina Starr, Mpls North 9, 9, 100.0, .444 perimeter, likes to score off the dribble.
Alexa Hanson, Benilde-St. Margaret's 2, 4, 50.0, .250 post player

TRENCH PLAYER
Bethany Doolittle

BY THE NUMBERS
Midtown Lady Monarchs 55, 67, 82.1, .403
MN Stars Martin 34, 66, 51.5, .258
made 3s/&1s: MLM 3/0; MSM 0/0
ftm/fta-ft%: MLM 4/8-.500; MSM 2/6-.333
bench: MSM 15, MLM 10

DEFENSIVE WRAPS
MIDTOWN LADY MONARCHS
Tori Rule 16
Bethany Doolittle 5
Vinishia Jackson 5
Kionda Hicks 5
Emily Neumn 4
Diamond Lane 4
Chanel Dickenson 1
totals: 40

MN STARS MARTIN
Janay Morton 8
Heather Bowe 6
Josie Dillon 5
Phillis Webb 4
Alexa Hanson 4
Jade Martin 3
Kaneesha Green 3
Allina Starr 3
totals: 36

ASSISTS
MIDTOWN LADY MONARCHS
Tori Rule 9
Diamond Lane 4
Vinishia Jackson 3
Emily Neuman 1
Alexandra Hein 1
totals: 18

MN STARS MARTIN
Janay Morton 3
Phillis Webb 2
Josie Dillon 2
Allina Starr 2
Heather Bowe 1
Jade Martin 1
Alexa Hanson 1
totals: 12

Next up: Platinum championship.

More Meltdown, Mahlum, Networks

#2 posting 7.28.2008
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MORE TOURNAMENTS
There are a lot of games I can't get to at tournaments. Here are a boat load from Steven Froemming of Steven's Sports.
Here are the reports on the North Tartan Meltdown on Steven's Sports.
From Saturday
MN Stars Barry 66, Dakota Thunder 37
North Tartan 13s 57, Fox Valley 44
MN Stars 31, Team WI Red 25
North Tartan Crosby 49, Omaha Lakers 34
Metro Stars Black 63, NEN Extreme 56
NC Heat 63, Indy Gym Rats 43
MN Stars Borowicz 66, CSS Regional 17s 37
Second Day
Metro Stars vs Rising Force
Indy Gym Rats 60, MN Stars 42
North Tartan Crosby 39, PC Players 32
Metro Stars 58, Lakeside Lady Scholars 19
Northern Lites 41, CSS Regional 40
Fox Valley 15u 48, ECI West 43
plus Steven gives out a thanks to the people that helped during the event.

NABI TOURNAMENT
Angel Goodrich was named MVP of the NABI tournament in Phoenix. From ESPN.

ALL STAR GAME
The Nebraska All Star Game takes place tonight at Lincoln North Star at 6 pm. Here are the rosters. From the Omaha World Herald.

COACHING
The St. Cloud State University Chronicle delves into the Huskies women's basketball coaching change.

FEATURE
The Grand Forks Herald looks at former North Dakota player Amy Mahlum, and her coaching experience after her time in Grand Forks. Mahlum played her high school ball at Kingsland.

TRIPPING
Gopher Kay Sylva is looking forward to seeing the architecture of Italy.

SOCIAL NETWORKING
Colleges are looking more closely at Social Networking sites like Facebook or MySpace pages. From USA Today.

Next up: later today with the finals of the North Tartan Meltdown

Sunday (and Earlier) Tournament Results

#1 posting 7.28.2008
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TOURNAMENT RESULTS
MELTDOWN FINALS
Here are the final fours (or final two) in each division
Bronze Division: MN Stars Martin vs Midtown Lady Monarchs at 11:30 am
Silver Division: MN Fury 15, North Tartan 15, Dakota Schoolers, PT Players. Final at 7:40 pm.
Gold Division: MN Suns 16, MN Lakers, Metro Stars 15, MN Stars Smith. Final at 4:10 pm.
Platinum Division: NC Heat, Metro Stars Black, MN Stars Borowicz, North Tartan Crosby. Final at 3 pm.

USJN SUMMER FINALE
NE Bison CSS 89, Team USA (OH) Blue 57
NE Bison CSS 61, Il Valley Stars 28
NE Judds CSS 58 Illinois Wildcats 53
NE Judds CSS 60 Illinois Lady Lightning 51
Both teams are awaiting tournament seeding, and both finished 3-1 in pool play of the 17U division.

TC BASKETBALL ACADEMY
Sauk Centre won the first annual TC Basketball Academy Invitational held in Cold Spring this past weekend.
Sauk Centre went 5-0 in pool play beating Sartell, Rocori, Rush City, Sauk Rapids and St. Cloud Cathedral. They then beat Sauk Rapids in the semis and Sartell in the finals. Sauk Rapids won the 3rd place game and Rocori won the 5th place game.
Sauk Centre's Megan Rieland and Rachel Gruber were named to the all-tournament team

HANCOCK 2ND IN MARSHALL
On Saturday, July 19th, the Hancock Varsity Girls basketball team traveled to Marshall to participate in the Breakdown Summer Showcase Tournament. Due to the fact that we added this tournament late in the summer, we were short several varsity players; however, the younger players really stepped it up and received some quality minutes and showed that they could compete at the varsity level.

In the first game, we were matched up against the Morris Area Tigers and defeated them by a score of 53-39.Stats were as follows:
Pts Asst Reb Steals
Bree Holleman 16 10 3 5
Michaela Erickson 18 2 3 2
Lauren Nelson 5 2 3 1
Aria Walstad 7 2 3 1
Kendra Schmidgall 5 0 9 0
Ali Reese 0 1 1 0
Shae Brown 0 0 1 1
Abi Ascheman 0 0 2 0
Emily Wentler 2 0 1 0
Olivia Koehl 0 1 1 0
Tara Flaten 0 0 1 1
The Owls jumped out to a 15-2 lead after hitting 5 treys in a row, but the shooting cooled off a bit in the second half. "Bree did a great job of distributing the basketball and dished out 10 assists. Kendra pulled down a team high 9 rebounds. All of the girls did a great job of boxing out in this game and played some excellent team basketball," said coach Holleman.

In the next round we were matched up against the Marshall Tigers and defeated them by a score of 57-42.
Stats were as follows:
Pts Asst Reb Steals
Bree Holleman 24 6 5 7
Michaela Erickson 16 3 4 3
Lauren Nelson 8 2 1 7
Aria Walstad 2 1 1 2
Kendra Schmidgall 7 0 1 2
Ali Reese 0 0 1 1
Shae Brown 0 0 1 1
Abi Ascheman 0 1 2 0
Emily Wentler 0 0 1 1
Olivia Koehl 0 1 1 0
Tara Flaten 0 0 1 0
Marshall struggled with the Hancock presses in the first half and the Owls led by 23 points at halftime. Once again all of the younger players had the opportunity to receive some quality minutes in this game. The young Owls felt like they were thrown into the fire when Marshall brought out their own presses in the final five minutes of the game. This was another nice team win.

In the Championship game we were matched up against Pipestone and lost by a score of 41-38. This game was a heart breaker for the Owls as they led by five points at halftime. Stats were as follows:
Pts Asst Reb Steals
Bree Holleman 14 3 2 2
Michaela Erickson 11 2 4 3
Lauren Nelson 2 2 3 0
Aria Walstad 4 1 1 1
Kendra Schmidgall 7 1 5 2
Ali Reese 0 0 1 0
Abi Ascheman 0 0 2 1
Pipestone has a very nice team and a deep bench. This was a very fast paced and physical game. Hancock had a few critical turnovers in the final minutes of this game that really hurt then. "I did see a ton of heart, hustle, and hi-fives in this game," said coach Holleman.

"I was very pleased with the performance of all of the girls. You can tell that they all spent numerous hours in the gym improving their fundamentals. Overall, we had a very successful summer going 26-7-1 at Alex League and finishing runner-up. The Varsity girls also went 8-3 overall in summer tournament action. The JV finished 5-1 overall in RFC action (special thanks to Jason Brown for coaching the JV girls)," said coach Holleman.

Next up: more news

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Tinglestad Verbals

#6 posting 7.27.2008
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TINGLESTAD VERBALS
Ashley Tinglestad of East Grand Forks has verballed Concordia St. Paul. Tinglestad was at Lake Park-Audubon until recently when she moved to EGF. Tinglestad averaged 17.1 ppg last year for LPA.
Also of note: Tinglestad won three events in the state A track meet. Tinglestad plays with Prairie Bison Hoopsters in the AAU season.
Tinglestad is the 15 player overall in the 2009 Minnesota class to verbal and the 6th to verbal a D2 school.

Next up: tomorrow morning.

Out & About: MN Stars Carlisle/HLC

#5 posting 7.27.2008
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NORTH TARTAN MELTDOWN
Silver Division Pool
Bloomington Kennedy
MN STARS CARLISLE 76, HLC 48

Alyssa Kerkhoff had 26 points including five threes in a MN Stars Carlisle 76-48 win over HLC of Wisconsin. MSC used their hot shooting to race to a 32-13 lead in the first half. It was 38-22 by half. HLC kept the momentum they built up late in the first half to cut the margin to 40-31 early in the second half. MSC soon cranked up their offense with 8 straight scores and a 17/18 sequence to win going away. HLC only had one substitute.

MSC had all five of its starters in the MN Elite camp all star game on Friday.

You can see the entire MN Stars Carlisle vs HLC photo gallery at kevinanderson.photostockplus.com

key: player, school, points, possessions, pp100, floor %
MN STARS CARLISLE
STARTERS
Kahla Becken, Centennial 14, 8, 175.0, .750 point guard. good range, made two 3s, attacked the basket too. good vision. delivered the ball. led team with 7 assists, mostly to Kerkhoff.
Alyssa Kerkhoff, NRHEG 26, 13, 200.0, .846 quick point guard. active hands defensively, was money behind the 3 line. had 18 points at halftime. went to the line five times. made an &1 chance. it is also good to give and she had five assists, mostly to Becken
Alyssa Hagen, NRHEG 0, 3, 0.0, .000 strong perimeter
Mariah Clarin, Princeton 6, 9, 66.7, .333 physical and active tweener. I see more 3 in the future, but is strong enough to battle inside in high school. runs the floor, quick decisions.
Lindsey Fix, Coon Rapids 10, 7, 142.9, .714 post player. had 8 second half points. did score when hit.
BENCH
Jule Muegge, Hopkins 7, 5, 140.0, .800 quick, wiry guard. has good vision. went to the line three times.
Alyssa Cegelske, GHEC 3, 2, 150.0, 1.000 post player, Ashlynn's younger, bigger sister. led the team with defensive stops, most in the first half.
Ashlynn Cegelske, GHEC 4, 5, 80.0, .400 post player, Alyssa's older sister
Jermisha Watson, Burnsville 6, 8, 75.0, .375 perimeter player. had a nice reverse lay up. is quick. a slasher. scores off the dribble.

HLC
STARTERS
Amelia Mirschberger, New Holstein 2, 9, 22.2, .111
Darla Powless, Wisconsin Dells 13, 14, 92.9, .500 post, hard to move inside. did make a drive.
Whitney Birschbach, Fond du Lac 13, 11, 118.2, .545 stout perimeter player. good shooter. made one 3. passing choices need to improve.
Shelby Roth, Oakfield 11, 9, 122.2, .556 one of the few players I know that wear wire rim glasses in games. perimeter player. looks like a librarian, but knows how to shoot. also made a reverse lay up. deceptive.
Angie Greenman, Waukesha 2, 4, 50.0, .250
BENCH
Amber Lisowe, Chilton 7, 11, 63.6, .364 went to the line four times.

TRENCH PLAYER
Alyssa Kerkhoff

BY THE NUMBERS
MN Stars Carlisle 76, 60, 126.7, .600
HLC 48, 58, 82.8, .414
made 3s/&1s: MSC 7/1, HLC 2/1
ftm/fta-ft%: MSC 17/25-.680; HLC 10/14-.714
bench: MSC 20, HLC 7

DEFENSIVE WRAPS
MN STARS CARLISLE
Alyssa Cegelske 8
Lindsey Fix 4
Alyssa Kerkhoff 3
Jermisha Watson 3
Mariah Clarin 2.5
Kahla Becken 2
Alyssa Hagen 2
Ashlynn Cegelske 1.5
Jule Muegge 1
totals: 27

HLC
Amber Lisowe 5
Darla Powless 4
Whitney Birschbach 4
Amelia Mirschberger 3
Shelby Roth 1
Angie Greenaw 1
totals: 18

ASSISTS
MN STARS CARLISLE
Kahla Becken 7
Alyssa Kerkhoff 5
Mariah Clarin 3
Ashleynn Cegelske 3
Lindsey Fix 2
Alyssa Cegelske 2
Jermisha Watson 2
totals: 24

HLC
Amelia Mirschberger 5
Whitney Birschbach 3
Shelby Roth 3
Amber Lisowe 3
Darla Powless 2
Angie Greenman 1
totals: 17

next up: tomorrow morning

Out & About: MN Stars Smith/Fox Valley

#4 posting 7.27.2008
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NORTH TARTAN MELTDOWN
Gold Division pool play
Bloomington Kennedy
MN STARS SMITH 56, FOX VALLEY 45

Fox Valley of Wisconsin had an early lead against MN Stars Smith at 6-2, but MSS turned the tables to hold a 19-12 lead. FV closed to 30-29 early in the second half before MSS regained their momentum. Soon it was 45-31 for MSS. FV wasn't done yet as they close to 47-44 with 2:31 left after a three by Megan Wenig. Lauren Safranski finished strong for MSS with seven of their last nine points. Brittany Thiesfeld led a trio of MSS players in double digits with 13 points. Megan Wenig led both teams with 14.

You can see the entire MN Stars Smith vs Fox Valley game at kevinanderson.photostockplus.com

key: player, school, points, possessions, pp100, floor %
MN STARS SMITH
STARTERS
Kassie Hooten, Moorhead 5, 10, 50.0, .300 rugged post. goes after rebounds with hunger. relishes contact. is trying to stretch her shooting range.
Brittany Thiesfeld, Glencoe-Silver Lake 13, 11, 118.2, .636 perimeter. is ahead of the play. scored 8 points quick at the start of the game.
Lauren Safranski, Burnsville 10, 15, 66.7, .267 perimeter. has good length on the perimeter. finished with an 7 point flourish. makes herself bigger and clears space with her sharp elbows. needs to get stronger physically.
Holly Riesselman, Park-Cottage Grove 4, 6, 66.7, .333 post player. Is playing with more authority on offense. scored on second chancers. is also trying to increase shooting range.
Marisa Yernatich, Duluth East 12, 14, 85.7, .357 3 point shooter. also has drive and pull up game.
BENCH
Nicole Anderson, Cannon Falls 9, 7, 128.6, .571 feisty point guard. quick hands on defense. scored four points off of steals. has 3 range.
Mickey Stephenson, Moorhead 3, 6, 50.0, .333 post player. frame reminds me of Krista Vande Venter. needs to get more active, assertive on offense. needs to maintain balance and hold position on offense.

FOX VALLEY
STARTERS
Morgan Werch, Ripon 12, 11, 109.1, .455 guard, three point shooter. will also drive
#43 2, 8, 25.0, .125
Katie Luethe, Oshkosh West 6, 12, 50.0, .250 best rebounder on FV. got good position and maintained it.
Megan Wenig, Oshkosh West 14, 13, 107.7, .462 guard. made three 3s on the day.
Calla Schnell-Harrison, Ripon 5, 10, 50.0, .300 scores off the dribble.
BENCH
Laura Derks, Hortonville 3, 5, 60.0, .400 guard.
Rachael Pethke, New London 1, 4, 25.0, .250
Michelle Collins, Kimberly 2, 4, 50.0, .250
Joelle Domingos, Hortonville 0, 1, 0.0, .000 guard, needs to get stronger physically.

TRENCH PLAYER
Nicole Anderson

BY THE NUMBERS
MN Stars Smith 56, 69, 82.4, .397
Fox Valley 45, 68, 67.2, .328
made 3s/&1s: MSS 2/1; FV 5/0
ftm/fta-ft%: MSS 13/21-.619; FV 4/8-.500
bench: MSS 12, FV 6

DEFENSIVE WRAPS
MN STARS SMITH
Kassie Hooten 10
Holly Riesselman 6
Marisa Yernatich 6
Nicole Anderson 6
Mickey Stephenson 4.5
Brittany Thiesfeld 4
Lauren Safranski 3.5
totals: 40

ASSISTS
MN STARS SMITH
Lauren Safranski 6
Nicole Anderson 6
Kassie Hooten 3
Holly Riesselman 2
Brittany Thiesfeld 1
Marisa Yernatich 1
totals: 19

FOX VALLEY
Katie Luethe 4
Megan Wenig 3
Joelle Domingos 3
Morgan Werch 2
Calla Schnell-Harrison 2
#43 1
Laura Derks 1
Michelle Collins 1
totals: 17

Next up: MN Stars Carlisle vs HLC

Out & About: MN Stars Martin/North Tartan Hedstrom

#3 posting 7.27.2008
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NORTH TARTAN MELTDOWN
Bronze Division Semifinals
Bloomington Kennedy
MN STARS MARTIN 13s 70, NORTH TARTAN HEDSTORM 13S 60

Today the games I charted ranged from the young to the teams I haven't seen that much. It was also a MN Stars kind of day. All Three games I saw feature MN Stars teams and all three were victorious. Also all three games were on court five.

In the first contest I charted, MN Stars Martin connected on eight 3s as they topped #1 North Tartan Hedstorm 70-60. MSM broke free from a 19-18 contest with a 16-0 run late in the first half. MSM had three 3s in that burst. MSM led 40-24 at the half. NTH did come back with their own 16-4 run in the second half to close to 57-53 with 3:35 left. Rebecca Dahlman had 8 points in that NTH run. That was as close as it was going to be. Jade Martin responded on the next MSM possession with a three and delivered another one three possessions later as MSM pulled the upset. Jade Martin led MSM with 17 points. Dahlman had 19 for NTH.

You can see the entire MN Stars Martin vs North Tartan Hedstrom photo gallery at kevinanderson.photostockplus.com

key: player, school, points, possessions, pp100, floor %
MN STARS MARTIN (FARVIEW) 13
STARTERS
Josie Dillon, Benilde-St. Margaret's 5, 5, 100.0, .400 lanky perimeter shooter. long arms deflect passess. did make a three
Jade Martin, Bloomington Kennedy 17, 12, 141.7, .583 good athlete, runs the floor. made four 3s on the day. active hands on defense. late 3s sealed the game for MSM.
Phillis Webb, Park Center 8, 9, 88.9, .444 inside player. athletic, gets up, runs the floor. wears goggles.
Heather Bowe, Eau Claire Regis 8, 14, 57.1, .357 post player, more 4ish. strong frame.
Janay Morton, Osseo 8, 10, 80.0, .300 point guard. made a couple of 3s, including one behind what would be the nba line. likes to score off the dribble.
BENCH
Kaneesha Green, Bloomington Kennedy 6, 5, 120.0, .600 another quick guard.
Alexa Hanson, Benilde-St. Margaret's 2, 2, 100.0, .500 post player.
Allina Starr, Minneapolis North 16, 14, 114.3, .500 perimeter player that is strong enough to ban inside. has 3 range with two on the day.

NORTH TARTAN HEDSTROM 13
STARTERS
Rebecca Dahlman, Braham 19, 20, 95.0, .400 point guard with point guard mind set. good instincts, quick defensively. late in the game delivered 8 points in the comeback.
Whitney Tinjum, Chisago Lakes 6, 8, 75.0, .375 lean perimeter, will drive baseline if given the opportunity. needs to keep feet on defense and not buy the fakes.
Mikayla Bailey, Osseo 12, 10, 120.0,.500 perimeter shooter, made a couple of 3s.
Joanna Hedstrom, Minnetonka 5, 6, 83.3, .333 guard.
Gracia Hutson, Hopkins 2, 6, 33.3, .167 thin post, needs to play as physical as the MSM posts.
BENCH
Taylor Stewart, Lakeville North 10, 15, 66.7, .467 guard, aggressively attacks the basket. went to the line four times.
Kali Peschel, Sauk Centre 4, 6, 66.7, .333 perimeter, needs to get physically stronger.
McKenzie Hoelmenn, Lakeville North 0, 0, 0.0, .000
Maddie Turbes, Lakeville South 0, 0, 0.0, .000 post, limited time

TRENCH PLAYER
Jade Martin

BY THE NUMBERS
MN Stars Martin 70, 71, 98.6, .451
North Tartan Hedstrom 60, 71, 81.7, .394
made 3s/&1s: MSM 8/1; NTH 5/1
ftm/fta-ft%: MSM 15/21-.714; NTH 15/24-.625
bench: MSM 24, NTH 14

DEFENSIVE WRAPS
MN STARS MARTIN
Phillis Webb 7
JAde Martin 6
Heather Bowe 6
Janay Morton 4
Kaneesha Green 3
Allina Starr 3
Josie Dillon 2
Alexa Hanson 1
totals: 32

NORTH TARTAN HEDSTROM
Joanna Hedstrom 6
Rebecca Dahlman 5
Mikayla Bailey 4.5
Gracia Huston 4.5
Kali Peschel 4
McKenzie Hoelmann 4
Whitney Tinjum 3
Taylor Stewart 1
Maddie Turbes 1
totals: 33

ASSISTS
MN STARS MARTIN
Phillis Webb 7
Janay Morton 6
Josie Dillon 3
Kaneesha Green 2
Allina Starr 2
Heather Bowe 1
totals: 21

NORTH TARTAN HEDSTROM
Joanna Hedstrom 6
Kali Peschel 4
Taylor Stewart 3
Mikayla Bailey 2
Rebecca Dahlman 2
Whitney Tinjum 1
totals: 18

Next up: MN Stars Smith vs Fox Valley

AAU Basketball, Recruiting Trail, Renaissance Three

#2 posting 7.27.2008
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AAU BASKETBALL
The Eau Claire Leader Telegram continues there look at summer basketball. Today AAU basketball is examined---it is not just for D1 players anymore. Those that want to make their high school team are increasingly turning to the summer AAU teams. Most of the quotes are from boys players and teams, but it applies to girls as well.
Also the ECLT looks at the recruiting trail college coaches travel.

BIG THREE
Detroit Renaissance has three players (Lorreal Jones, Arrice Bryant and Asia Boyd ) that have stepped up their game this summer. From the Detroit Free Press.

18U NATIONAL TEAM
The USA beat Brazil Saturday 96-51. They Americans now move to the Gold medal game.
Future Buckeye Samantha Prahalis had 12 points in the USA 18u National team 116-36 win over Puerto Rico in the FIBA Tournament in Argentina.
Marquette coach Terri Mitchell posts her 6th blog on the experience.

POLICE BLOTTER
University of Louisiana-Monroe women's basketball player Regena Jackson was arrested early Saturday morning and dismissed from school after a fight on campus that involved gunfire. From the Monroe Star News.

Next up: later today from the Meltdown. It is safe for shorts

Hopkins Wins Team Camp,

#1 posting 7.27.2008
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HIGH SCHOOL ACTION
GOPHER TEAM CAMP
Hopkins won the AB title at the Minnesota Gopher team camp.
Hopkins beat Jordan in the semifinals 41-13. In the other semifinal Eden Prairie beat White Bear Lake 43-33. The Royals topped EP 28-17 in the championship.
In the CD division it was Eden Prairie's JV taking the title over Buffalo.

LYNX PRE GAME
The Clearbrook-Gonvick Bears and Win-E-Mac Patriots will play before the Lynx game today.

USJN MIDWEST SUMMER CHALLENGE--CHICAGO
Here are the Summer Challenge results from the CSS teams.
Full Package Lady Lightning (IL) 63. NE Bison CSS 59
Marissa Kastanek scored 24 points to lead the Bison in a narrow loss.
NE Bison CSS 79, Illinois Basketball Academy Select(Naperville) 53
Brooke Wehle (Dennison, IA) 14 Kelsie Lliteras had 12 to lead the Bison.

Illinois Wolverines Elite 17's 56, NE Judds CSS 46
Kyley Simmons (Council Bluffs Lewis Central) had 12, and Alex Grant (Lincoln Pius X) had 10
NE Judds CSS 85 MO Rockets 51
Carly Grenfell (York) had 18, and Rachel Thrash (Omaha Marian) had 16 for the Judds.

NORTH TARTAN 15S
Here is a photo of the North Tartan 15s at Disney World after they finished second in the Super Soph tournament. In the tournament semifinal Rachel Banham suffered an achilles injury.

Photo Coach Coury, Rachel Banham, Katy Winge, Morgan Van-Riper Rose, Gabby Boever, Angela Christenson, Ameshia Kearney, Hannah Strop, Kayla Hirt, Laura Melquist

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED ATHLETES
Denise Long has been chosen as Iowa's All Time Female Athlete by Sports Illustrated. Long played with Union-Whitten High School from 1965-69 in the six-on-six format. She was the first woman to become an NBA draft selection. From the Des Moines Register.

ILLNESS
Junior Kelcie Wilson of Jackson Lumen Christi is in critical condition after contracting meningitis. She became ill at a basketball tournament in Fort Wayne, Indiana. From the Jackson Citizen Patriot.

Next up: more news

Saturday, July 26, 2008

A Pair of Verbals

#7 posting 7.26.2008
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DUAL VERBALS
Lizzi Naumann of Totino-Grace has verballed Drake. The 6-2 post averaged 10.5 ppg for the 28-3 AAA State champs. Naumann plays with Metro Stars Black during the AAU Season.

Brittany Thiesfeld of Glencoe-Silver Lake has verballed MSU Mankato. The 6-0 perimeter averaged 18.7 ppg for the 7-19 Panthers in 2007-08. Thiesfeld plays with MN Stars Smith during the AAU Season.

Naumann and Thiesfeld are the 13th and 14th players to verbal from the Minnesota 2009 class. Naumann is the 9th headed to a D1 school, while Thiesfeld is the 5th going to a D2 program.

Next up: back filling the four Meltdown games.

Out & About: MN Stars Borowicz/CSS Regional

#6 posting 7.26.2008
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NORTH TARTAN MELTDOWN
platinum division
Bloomington Kennedy
MN STARS BOROWICZ 66, CSS REGIONAL 17S 37

In the final match up of the day MN Stars Borowicz used their size and reach to beat CSS Regional 17u from Nebraska 66-37. CSS led early 6-1, but the lead was gone at 8-6. CSS had 20 turnovers vs the MSB full court pressure. 6-7 post Amber Dvorak had 16 points for MN Stars Borowicz.

you can see the entire MN Stars Borowicz vs CSS Regional 17s photo gallery at kevinanderson.photostockplus.com

I will get back to the details on Sunday (including the trench player)

key: player, school, points, possessions, pp100, floor %
MN STARS BOROWICZ
STARTERS
Theairra Taylor, St, Paul Central 9, 10, 90.0, .400
Cassie Rochel, Lakeville North 9, 9, 100.0, .556
Sarah Hintz, Woodbury 1, 1, 100.0, 1.000
Brittany Chambers, Jordan 8, 9, 88.9, .556
Megan Waytashek, Centennial 4, 5, 80.0, .400
BENCH
Amber Dvorak, Hinckley-Finlayson 16, 10, 160.0, .800
Kate Thompson, Wayzata 11, 8, 137.5, .625
Rachelle Eckmann, St. James 2, 2, 100.0, .500
Leah Dietel, Jordan 3, 5, 60.0, .400
Hannah Linz, Eden Valley-Watkins 3, 4, 75.0, .250

CSS REGIONAL 17
STARTERS
Ashley Boman, Clay Center 5, 11, 45.5, .273
Bailey Halbur, Manning, IA 10, 11, 90.9, .455
Jordan Seaman, Seward 5, 4, 125.0, .500
Lindsay Determan, Lincoln Pius X 4, 13, 30.8, .154
Mallory Murdoch, Holdredge 1, 9, 11.1, .111
BENCH
Brittany Singleton, Lincoln Northeast 6, 6, 100.0, .333
Rachel Masikn, Lincoln Southeast 3, 7, 42.9, .286
Alyssa Lake, Lincoln Southeast 3, 3, 100.0, .333

TRENCH PLAYER
Amber Dvorak

BY THE NUMBERS
MN Stars Borowicz 66, 63, 104.8, .540
CSS Regional 17s 37, 64, 57.8, .281
made 3s/&1s: MSB 3/0; CSS 4/0
ftm/fta-ft%: MSB 5/12-.417; CSS 7/10-.700
bench: MSB 35, CSS 12

DEFENSIVE WRAPS
MN STARS BOROWICZ
Brittany Chambers 8
Hannah Linz 8
Amber Dvorak 4.5
Kate Thompson 4.5
Leah Dietel 4
Cassie Rochel 3.5
Megan Waytashek 3.5
Theairra Taylor 2.5
Rachelle Eckmann 2
Sarah Hintz 1
totals: 41

CSS REGIONAL 17
Lindsay Determan 4
Brittany Singleton 4
Bailey Halbur 3
Alyssa Lake 3
Mallory Murdoch 2
Ashley Boman 1
Jordan Seaman 1
totals: 19

ASSISTS
MN STARS BOROWICZ
Hannah Linz 9
Megan Waytashek 4
Brittany Chambers 3
Kate Thompson 3
Amber Dvorak 2
Theairra Taylor 1
Cassie Rochel 1
Sarah Hintz 1
Leah Dietel 1
totals: 25

CSS REGIONAL 17
Mallroy Murdoch 5
Ashley Boman 4
Alyssa Lake 2
Jordan Seaman 1
Lindsay Determan 1
Brittany Singleton 1
totals: 14

Next up: tomorrow morning

Out & About: NC Heat/Indiana Gym Rats

#5 posting 7.26.2008
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NORTH TARTAN MELTDOWN
platinum division
Bloomington Kennedy
NC HEAT 63, INDIANA GYM RATS 43

NC Heat jumped out to a 17-0 lead after their first 9 possessions over the Indiana Gym Rats in the third game I charted at the Meltdown. NC Heat was not at full strength with Megan Nipe and Anne Berner still in Memphis waiting for connecting flights. The Heat showed why they have been in championship games all summer. By halftime it was 40-23 for the Heat. Katya Leick had 18 points to lead the Heat.

You can see the entire NC Heat vs Indiana Gym Rat photo gallery at kevinanderson.photostockplus.com

I will get back to the details on Sunday (including the trench player)

key: players, school, points, possessions, pp100, floor %
NC HEAT
STARTERS
Tempestt Wilson, Elk River 15, 11, 136.4, .636
Mandy Poke, Richfield 2, 3, 66.7, .333
Katya Leick, Park-Cottage Grove 18, 15, 120.0, .533
Tayler Hill, Minneapolis South 11, 10, 110.0, .400
Maggie Weiers, New Prague 7, 4, 175.0, .750
BENCH
Jameila Hudnell, DeLaSalle 8, 6, 133.3, .667
Michaela Larson, Hutchinson 2, 3, 66.7, .333

INDIANA GYM RATS
STARTERS
Amy Kramer, Danville 6, 9, 66.7, .333
Alexus Shipp, Indianapolis Pike 7, 6, 116.7, .333
Lauren Miller, Indianapolis Speedway 0, 3, 0.0, .000
DeAirra Goss, Indianapolis Ben Davis 14, 11, 127.3, .545
Emily Huber, Indianapolis Ben Davis 6, 11, 54.5, .182
BENCH
Kara Tierney, Indianapolis Speedway 2, 6, 33.3, .167
Lindsay Nelson, Danville 6, 3, 200.0, .667
Teri Oliver, Kokomo Taylor 2, 3, 66.7, .333

TRENCH PLAYER
Katya Leick

BY THE NUMBERS
NC Heat 63, 52, 121.2, .538
Indy Gym Rats 43, 52, 82.7, .327
made 3s/&1s: NCH 4/2; IGR 7/0
ftm/fta-ft%: NCH 6/6-1.000; IGR 8/12-.667
bench: NCH 10, IGR 10

DEFENSIVE STOPS
NC HEAT
Katya Leick 9
Tayler Hill 7
Maggie Weiers 6
Mandy Poke 4
Jamelia Hudnell 2
Tempestt Wilson 2
totals: 30

INDY GYM RATS
Amy Kramer 5
DeAirra Goss 5
Kara Tierney 3
Lauren Miller 2
Emily Huber 2
Alexus Shipp 1
Teri Oliver 1
totals: 19

ASSISTS
NC HEAT
Tayler Hill 9
Mandy Poke 5
Maggie Weiers 3
Tempestt Wilson 2
Katya Leick 2
totals: 21

INDY GYM RATS
Lauren Miller 4
Alexus Shipp 3
Emily Huber 2
Lindsay Nelson 2
Teri Oliver 2
Amy Kramer 1
DeAirra Goss 1
totals: 15

Next up: MN Stars Borowicz vs CSS Regional

Out & About: Metro Stars Black/NEN Extreme

#4 posting 7.26.2008
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NORTH TARTAN MELTDOWN
platinum division
Bloomington Kennedy
METRO STARS BLACK 69, NEN EXTREME 56

In game two today Metro Stars Black topped NEN Extreme 69-56. NEN stands for Northeast Nebraska. This was a pendulum game with both teams enjoying periods of dominance. MSB jumped out to an early 7-0 lead. It was then NEN Extreme's turn as they enjoyed a 19-6 run to lead 19-13. MSB finished off the half with a 20-3 run to lead 33-22 at the break. NEN did cut the margin to 49-40 in the second half. MSB responded with a 8-0 run for a 57-40 advantage with 5:50 left. NEN did get the margin back to a nine point deficit with time running out 65-56, but Brianna Tisch scored four points on the last MSB possession for the final margin. Sam Mehr led MSB with 13 points in a balance attack. MSB had seven players with six or more points. Nicole Rauner led all scorers with 17 points thanks in part to five 3s.

One odd fact in the game: MSB went to the free throw line 24 times while NEN took two free throws.

You can see the entire Metro Stars Black vs NEN Extreme photo gallery at kevinanderson.photostockplus.com

I will get back to the details on Sunday (including the trench player)

key: player, school, points, possessions, pp100, floor %
METRO STARS BLACK
STARTERS
Molly Duehn, Burnsville 6, 8, 75.0, .375
Alyssa Marschner, Armstrong 4, 7, 57.2, .286
Brittany Zins, Bloomington Kennedy 9, 5, 180.0, .800
Kirstee Rotty, Farmington 9, 7, 128.6, .714
Brianna Tisch, Chaska 8, 7, 114.3, .429
BENCH
Tina Fisher, Park-Cottage Grove 8, 9, 88.9, .444
Sam Mehr, Eastview 13, 8, 162.5, .625
Lizzi Naumann, Totino-Grace 7, 6, 116.7, .667
Kara Elofson, Hopkins 4, 5, 80.0, .400
Rachael Moen, Burnsville 1, 3, 33.3, .000

NEN EXTREME
STARTERS
Paige Frauendorfer, Humphrey 16, 17, 94.1, .353
Leann Osten, Humphrey 2, 11, 18.2, .091
Brittany Luettel, Boone Central 0, 2, 0.0, .000
Nicole Rauner, Wayne 17, 13, 130.8, .462
Abbey Schueth, Ewing 8, 7, 114.3, .571
BENCH
Madison Borer, Atkinson West Holt 7, 7, 100.0, .429
Alexis Sieh, Stanton 2, 4, 50.0, .250
Britney Birtell, Northeast Lutheran, 4, 4, 100.0, .500

TRENCH PLAYER
Sam Mehr

BY THE NUMBERS
Metro Stars Black 69, 65, 106.2, .492
NEN Extreme 56, 65, 86.2, .354
made 3s/&1s: MSB 4/0, NEN 7/1
ftm/fta-ft%: MSB 13/24-.542; NEN 1/2-.500
bench: MSB 33, NEN 13

DEFENSIVE WRAPS
METRO STARS BLACK
Molly Duehn 5
Tina Fisher 5
Alyssa Marschner 4
Kirstee Rotty 4
Sam Mehr 4
Lizzi Naumann 3
Kara Elofson 2
Brianna Tisch 1
Rachael Moen 1
totals: 29

NEN EXTREME
Paige Frauendorfer 7
Madison Borer 5
Abbey Schueth 5
Nicole Rauner 4
Brittany Luettel 3
Leann Osten 2
Alexis Sieh 1
totals: 27

ASSISTS
METRO STARS BLACK
Alyssa Marschner 5
Rachael Moen 5
Molly Duehn 3
Brittany Zins 3
Kirstee Rotty 3
Lizzi Naumann 3
Tina Fisher 2
Sam Mehr 1
Kara Elofson 1
totals: 26

NEN EXTREME
Leann Osten 5
Paige Frauendorfer 4
Madison Borer 3
Abbey Schueth 3
Nicole Rauner 2
Alexis Sieh 1
totals: 18

Next up: NC Heat vs Indiana Gym Rats

Out & About: North Tartan Crosby/Omaha Lakers

#3 posting 7.26.2008
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NORTH TARTAN MELTDOWN TOURNAMENT
Platinum Pool Play
Bloomington Kennedy
NORTH TARTAN CROSBY 49, OMAHA LAKERS 34

This is the first of four reports from the Meltdown Tournament. This was the first AAU tournament in Minnesota in over six weeks. Today was spent on the platinum division with the theme running throughout the charting Minnesota vs other states. Minnesota was 4-0 in the games I watched.

First a word about the gyms---it is safe to wear shorts, and you can forget about bringing a jacket.

In game one (that I charted), it was North Tartan Crosby rallying to beat the Omaha Lakers 49-34. NTC trailed 21-13 in the first half before finishing the half with a 14-2 run to lead 27-25 at the break. NTC continued their advantage in the second half with a 15-4 run (a combined 29-6 NTC advantage over the two halves). That was a 1/19 stretch for the Lakers or an arctic .053 floor %. The Lakers had droughts during the contest of 9, 9, and 8. Janae Burich led NTC with 13 points.

You can see the entire North Tartan Crosby vs Omaha Lakers photo gallery at kevinanderson.photostockplus.com

I will get back to the details on Sunday (including the trench player)

key: player, school, points, possessions, pp100, floor %
NORTH TARTAN CROSBY
Devyn Smith, Roseville 12, 9, 133.3, .556 perimeter, made a couple of 3s.
Janae Burich, Roseville 13, 11, 118.2, .545 6-5 post. controlled the middle. OL didn't attack inside as much later in the game.
Sarah Hendricks, Cretin-Derham Hall 4, 9, 44.4, .222 perimeter shooter. has the size on the outside, needs to get more active on defense
Kelsey Evans, Willmar 2, 7, 28.6, .143 perimeter. had two travel calls.
Kaiya Sygulla, Lakeville North 2, 8, 25.0, .125 point guard. needs to pass with feet on the ground.
BENCH
Kendra Harris, Cretin-Derham Hall 5, 11, 45.5, .273 rugged post. strong, physical rebounder.
Miranda Speckel, Buffalo 11, 10, 110.0, .600 perimeter. hit some corner shots. was active on the offensive boards. also had a nice pull up.

OMAHA LAKERS
STARTERS
Mikayla Wolf, Blair 7, 19, 36.8, .158 perimeter. 3 shooter that was not on.
Mercedes Morgan, Bellevue East 10, 13, 76.9, .385 strong quick jumping post. outlets the ball quickly.
Sydney Lawton, Blair 2, 6, 33.3, .167 thinner post. did get 7 d stops.
Jes Bolgar, Papillion-LaVista South 0, 8, 0.0, .000 guard. contributed more on defense than offense
Lindsay Munger, Omaha Marian 11, 7, 157.1, .857 point guard. scored off the drive and had five points off her defense.
BENCH
Melissa Thompson, Papillion-LaVista South 0, 3, 0.0, .000 post
Jesse Watts, Millard North 4, 9, 44.4, .222 post

TRENCH PLAYER
Janae Burich

BY THE NUMBERS
North Tartan Crosby 49, 65, 75.4, .369
Omaha Lakers 34, 65, 52.3, .262
made 3s/&1s: OL 2/2, NTC 2/0
ftm/fta-ft%: NTC 7/14; OL 8/16-.500
bench: NTC 16, OL 4

DEFENSIVE WRAPS
NORTH TARTAN CROSBY
Kendra Harris 7
Janae Burich 6.5
Sarah Hendricks 6
Miranda Speckel 5.5
Kaiya Sygulla 5
Kelsey Evans 4
Devyn Smith 4
totals: 38

OMAHA LAKERS
Jes Bolgar 8
Sydney Lawton 7
Mercedes Morgan 7
Lindsay Munger 6.5
Jesse Watts 5.5
Mikala Wolf 3
Melissa Thompson 1
totals: 38

ASSISTS
NORTH TARTAN CROSBY
Sarah Hendricks 4
Kaiya Sygulla 4
Devyn Smith 3
Janae Burich 2
Kendra Harris 2
Kelsey Evans 1
Miranda Speckel 1
totals: 17

OMAHA LAKERS
Lindsay Munger 3
Mikala Wolf 2
Mercedes Morgan 2
Jes Bolgar 2
Sydney Lawton 1
Jesse Watts 1
totals: 11

Next up: Metro Stars Black vs NEN Extreme

Tournaments, Transfers and Guilty

#2 posting 7.26.2008
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FIBA AMERICAS TOURNAMENT
2008 USA Basketball Women's U18 National Team beat Canada 72-56 in the FIBA Americas championships in Argentina on Thursday. Friday the Americans beat Puerto Rico 116-36.

NABI TOURNAMENT
The BBall Divas of South Dakota lost to the e-LEMON-ators of Shiprock, NM 69-65 on Thursday in the Native American Basketball Tournament in Phoenix. From the Rapid City Journal.

TRANSFER
As reported here earlier Emily Neal has left Colorado State and has transfered to Wisconsin. She will be eligible for two more years starting in the 2009-10 season.

LEGACY
Western Michigan looks at which player (or team) has left the biggest legacy. For some reason hockey starts off the article.

POLICE BLOTTER
Former Concordia Moorhead janitor Steven James Sopko was found guilty of seven counts of interfering with privacy for placing a camera in a locker room that captured nude images of the women's basketball team. He will be sentenced September 2.

Next up: later today with results from the Meltdown tournament at Bloomington Kennedy. You will need to bring a jacket I am told. They are piping AC into the facility.