Monday, July 14, 2008

NE Bison CSS Champs at Cy Fair, NC Heat Advance

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NC Heat came out with the swagger of old and unleashed a cold, ruthless 84-48 blowout today over the Tennessee Raiders. The Heat had control the entire game starting with an 8-0 run and early 16-2 lead. At that point, TN did figure out the press and canned 3 consecutive 3's (not unanswered) to get within 7, but they wouldn't get any closer. NC Heat was bigger and faster than TN and they were shooting very well, 53% for the game which is their highest so far on this 10 game road trip. The Heat led by 26 at halftime. TN was able to handle the press for the most part, but couldn't get anything going against the Heat half court defense (3-2 matchup, man, and some 1-3-1). It was another balanced attack as everyone scored and no one cracked 20 pts despite scoring 84. Numbers: 2pt FG: 30/52 3pt FG: 4/12 FT: 12/19

Today is a big day...two wins would put the Heat in the Final Four and guarantee two games on Tuesday. The Heat face Team Excel from Missouri at noon tomorrow. They played on the adjacent court and NC Heat watched the final 9 minutes of the game where Team Excel squandered a 16 point lead, but hung on to win by 3. Should NC Heat win, the Elite 8 game is at 6 pm EDT.

North Tartan 13s lost to the Pacific NW Blazers 59-52 and they finished pool I play 1-2.

The NE Bison & Judds Cornhusker Shooting Stars Teams are at the CY Fair 17U Tournament in Houston TX, there are 64 teams participating in this tournament.

17U Elite Semifinals--NE Bison CSS 63- Tulsa Giants 46. Leading scorers were Marissa Kastanek (Lincoln Southeast) had 28 points including 8 threes, and MacKenzie Fujan (Bishop Neuman) had 10 for the bison.
17U Elite Finals--NE Bison CSS 62- Chicago Lady Fire 56. KK Houser (Lincoln Southeast) had 21 points, and Emily Cady (Seward) had 13 to lead the Bison to the Championship of the 17U top division.
17U Open Semifinals--NE Judds CSS 15's 68- CY Fair Stars 51. Morgan Dority (Lincoln Christian) had 18 points and Alex Grant (Lincoln Pius) had 13 to lead the Judds
17U Open Finals--Georgia Hot Shots 57, NE Judds CSS 15's 48 The Judds finished as runner up in the 17U open division.

Missouri Valley Eclipse I took the title in Kearney beating the Nebraska Twisterz 56-48. Taelor Karr of MVEI was named MVP of the event. Here are the other coverage area All Tournament members.
Alison Janecek, Alegent Crusaders
Jasmin Corbin, Pinnacle Bank Neb. I
Sarah Nelson, Pinnacle Bank Neb. I
Ashley Eide, Sioux Falls Warriors
Rachel Walters, Sioux Falls Warriors
Kiah Stokes, Team Iowa
Sara Wilson, Team Runza
Carli Tritz, NW Iowa Stars
Jalyssa Ceasar, NW Iowa Stars
Cassie Rochel, Lakeville North
Tara Heiser, South Dakota Lightning
Stacia Robertson, Nebraska Twisterz
Kate Edwards, Nebraska Twisterz
Karly Buer, Nebraska Twisterz
Elizabeth Lamb, ECI East I

The Great Lakes Shootout is over and I reported on three of the championships last night. I will be filling in details later today. There has been a problem getting the results up. When they do it will be here.

Now the Summer Showcase site has all the results up. As reported last night, the MN Stars Jihad Lady Cats and Metro Stars 15s will play for the Gray Bracket title today. They are the only area teams still in the hunt for championships.

North Tartan coach Bill Larson has been asked to coach in the 50 Select All Star Camp in Chicago Monday and Tuesday. Here are some of the Minnesota players asked to participate:
Shakila Boler, Bloomington Kennedy
Marissa Janning, Watertown-Mayer
Ameshia Kearney, Mpls South
Katie Loberg, Princeton
Suriya McGuire, Mpls Roosevelt

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