Monday, July 07, 2008

Double OT, NDSU Verbal

#2 posting 7.7.2008
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The MN Suns 12U win a thriller by 9 in double overtime this morning over OZ-Crusader Bball. The game featured 50+ fouls being called. The Suns were down to 5 players prior to the end of regulation but with grit and determination continued the march forward into the sweet 16 of the championship bracket at the National AAU tournament in Rochester. Their next game was to take place at 4:30 Monday afternoon.

Metro Stars Black played in an exhibition game vs Mile High Magic on Sunday. They held Sam Ostarello, recently #13 in HoopGurlz rating, scoreless. However MHM won the game by 12 points. The game was close till about the mid-point of the 2nd half when they pulled away from MSB.
In regular bracket play MSB crushed a team in the first actual game by 30.

The IBCA Select White Team dropped their opening game at the Nike End of the Trail Tournament in Portland, Oregon (July 6th). They lost to Mission Rec Blue by 9 points after leading by one point at the half. They played Monday morning at 10:20 a.m. vs. LA Swish Gold in the Consolation Bracket.

North Dakota State University Women’s Basketball Team has a new verbal from Canada. Danielle DeGagne is a 5-10 wing that has been tearing up Canada the last three years. Danielle is from Brandon, Manitoba Canada. Danielle plays her High School Basketball at Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School, (The Plains Plainsman). They have made Four Tournaments at which Danielle has been a ALL Star 2 times, MVP 2 times including MVP at Provincial Championships. Along with receiving Female Athlete of the Year both her Sophomore and Junior years. Danielle has put up some very nice numbers, 18.6 points per game, 10 rebounds per game and 5.4 assists per game, concluding with 5.7 steals per game.
DeGagne made the All Manitoba team last year.

This is the second 2009 Verbal that North Dakota State University has with Rachelle Eckmann being the first Verbal last summer. Congratulations to Danielle and the NDSU coaching staff. Information provided by Tom Eckmann and the Brandon Wheat City Journal.

Next up: tomorrow, unless news breaks