Saturday, August 02, 2008

Sweet 16 Day 1

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The Sweet 16 finished day one with big schools in the hunt for the championship. AAAA teams Centennial and Bloomington Kennedy plus AAA teams New Prague and DeLaSalle are in the semis. Most of the day the larger school beat the smaller school. Two first round upsets took place, if you consider smaller classes beating larger classes. New Prague beat Woodbury 59-38 while Hayfield beat Princeton 44-36. In that game Princeton led 36-30 going into the fourth quarter. Hayfield outscored the Tigers 14-0 in the fourth.

Many of the schools didn't have full rosters there. New Life missed one of the Schmidt sisters. DeLaSalle's 6-2 Menzel was gone. 6-4 Cassie Rochel was in Wisconsin, while Rachel Banham was coming back after a stretched achilles. Bloomington Kennedy didn't have two starters from last year--both Shakila Boler and Alexis Holt both have knee injuries. Becker's Jessie Althoff was also missing.

New Prague 59, Woodbury 38
Eden Valley-Watkins 46, Cedar Mountain-Comfrey 28
Hayfield 44, Princeton 36
Centennial 85, New Life 60
DeLaSalle 57, Howard Lake-W-W 43
Lakeville North 59, Adrian 49
Bloomington Kennedy 45, New London-Spicer 39
Becker 53, Bigfork 50

Woodbury 62, Cedar Mountain-Comfrey 49
New Life 52, Princeton 43
Adrian 71, Howard Lake-W-W 46
New London-Spicer 59, Bigfork 44

New Prague 54, Eden Valley-Watkins 31
Centennial 59, Hayfield 17
DeLaSalle 55, Lakeville North 48
Bloomington Kennedy 53, Becker 44

Next up: Some of the first round action out & abouts (I saw five contests today).