Tuesday, July 29, 2008

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

#1 posting 7.29.2008
your daily dose of girls basketball news & information

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

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.

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.)