Thursday, July 24, 2008

Minnesota Elite Camp: Lynx/Storm

#4 posting 7.24.2008
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East vs West

The Lynx held the Storm scoreless for 21 possessions in the first half breaking free from a 14 all tie to calm the Storm 63-50. The Lynx scored 21 unanswered points and had their biggest lead at 35-14. Carly Rothstein had 15 points to lead the Lynx. She was matched by Alexa Clausen of the Storm.

The Lynx led early at 5-0, but the Storm did have an early lead at 9-8. That Storm lead lasted two possessions before the Lynx regained the lead on a pair of free throws by Ellen Edison. The Storm tied the game at 14 on a three by Amy Waterman. Then the Storm disappeared for 21 straight possessions. It may have been due to the morning start time and the players had too much sleep in their eyes to see the basket. There were five turnovers in that stretch, some of the quick, bang bang turnovers where the teams looked like they were playing pinball instead of basketball. On some of their possessions the Storm had multiple clangs at the rim. With no clouds in the sky the Lynx enjoyed a 21 point run. The only reason the drought ended was because Julia Dysthe made a steal, lay up &1. Late in the half the Lynx scored four points in about five seconds as the Storm couldn't get the ball in cleanly against a two person press. At half time it was 39-17 for the Lynx.

The biggest lead for the Lynx in the second half came at 21 points a couple of times, the last time 43-22. Then it was the Lynx turn to go dry. It wasn't as massive as the 21 possession drought, but the 9 possession drought was severe enough to let the Storm think they had a chance to come back. The Storm cut 11 points off the deficit to 43-33 with 11 minutes remaining. The Lynx regained their balance enough to maintain that spread the rest of the way. The Storm was charged up with seven scores in nine possessions. Sam Walletich led the charge with six straight points for the Storm. Sarah Bingea then scored the next four points for the Storm. The score keepers missed a three pointer, only counting it as a deuce so the real final should be 63-50. With that bonus Storm point the margin did drop below double digits with 7 minutes to go after a three by Alexa Clausen. The Lynx had one final push to stretch their margin (on the official scoreboard) 60-45.

At this point of the schedule the remaining four teams were not playing each other, so the Lynx had the benefit of being charted again.

You can see the entire Lynx vs Storm photo gallery at

key: player, school, points, possessions, pp100, floor %
Bridget Schuneman, Centennial 9, 12, 75.0, .333 rugged battler inside. nose for the ball.
Carly Jensen, White Bear Lake 5, 10, 50.0, .200 3 shooter. again canned an early shot, but then only had one more the rest of the way.
Carly Rothstein, St. Michael-Albertville 15, 13, 115.4, .538 taller perimeter. quick aggressive. has 3 shot, strong calves.
Ellen Edison, Maple Grove 4, 6, 66.7, .333 handled the point guard.
Kayla Dallmann, ACGC 0, 5, 0.0, .000 the "4"
Brooke Karst, Princeton 4, 5, 80.0, .400 scored all her points on second chancers.
Laura Bruce, Hopkins 11, 9, 122.2, .556 can go in and out. put her body on the floor for loose balls. good energy. was able to convert an &1.
Alyssa Kerkhoff, NRHEG 7, 9, 77.8, .333 quick guard.
Stormy Nesbit, Roseville 8, 11, 72.7, .364 very high athletic ability. worth tracking progress during the season. played with abandon. Needs to channel, and polish her fundamental offensive game, keep her balance. needs to focus on her inside game.

Julia Dysthe, White Bear Lake 6, 17, 35.3, .118 made two & 1s with her steals. needs to be stronger in the half court game.
Sarah Bingea, Delano 8, 13, 61.5, .308 played post. has speed, and looks to drive.
Rachael Moen, Burnsville 2, 6, 33.3, .167 point guard. needs to improve acceleration and speed.
Amy Waterman, Anoka 9, 6, 150.0, .667 more post. deadly at the line.
Alexa Clausen, Wayzata 15, 10, 150.0, .600 3 point shooter. made three on the day. was strong with the ball.
Jenna Brekke, NRHEG 0, 8, 0.0, .000 guard
Emily Youngstrom, Cook 0, 7, 0.0, .000 guard
Sam Waletich, Fairmont 11, 11, 100.0, .364 point guard. sparked the rally in the second half. speed and grit. made two 3s.

Carly Rothstein

Lynx 63, 80, 78.8, .363
Storm 51, 78, 65.4, .269
made 3s/&1s: Storm 6/2; Lynx 3/1
ftm/fta-ft%: Storm 11/Lynx 4/8-.500
bench: Lynx 30, Storm 11

Bridget Schuneman 9
Stormy Nesbit 8
Carly Jensen 6
Laura Bruce 6
Alyssa Kerkhoff 6
Carly Rothstein 4
Kayla Dallmann 3
Brooke Karst 1
Ellen Edison 1
totals: 44

Julia Dysthe 12
Sarah Bingea 12
Jenna Brekke 5
Sam Waletich 4
Rachael Moen 4
Amy Waterman 2
Alexa Clausen 2
Emily Youngstrom 1
totals: 42

Carly Rothstein 5
Carly Jensen 4
Ellen Edison 4
Laura Bruce 4
Alyssa Kerkhoff 3
Bridget Schuneman 1
Brooke Karst 1
Stormy Nesbit 1
Kayla Dallmann 1
totals: 24

Rachael Moen 3
Alexa Clausen 3
Emily Youngstrom 3
Sam Waletich 2
Julia Dysthe 1
Sarah Bingea 1
Jenna Brekke 1
totals: 14

next up: Sun vs Sparks