Thursday, December 26, 2013

Holiday Basketball Tournaments

 Granite City Classic
When, where: Friday and Saturday, St. Cloud State University
Teams: Fourteen teams including Class 4A, No. 1 Apple Valley, No. 5 Champlin Park, No. 9 Roseville, No. 16 Prior Lake and No. 19 St. Francis; Class 3A, No. 6 Delano, No. 10 Big Lake and No. 15 Blake; and Class 1A, No. 1 Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa.
Of note: The defending Class 4A state champion Eagles, led by Duke-bound Tyus Jones, play Roseville in the final game on Friday and Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa in the last game on Saturday. Roseville will also square off with Champlin Park on Saturday. Blake opens the tournament against Big Lake. The Bears have struggled through their first seven games (3-4), and play Big Lake on Friday.

Rochester Rotary Classic
When, where: Thursday through Saturday, Mayo Civic Center
Teams: Defending champion Class 4A, No. 11 Woodbury returns to the eight-team field. So does No. 6 Osseo, which won back-to-back titles in 2010 and 2011. Those two schools could be a semifinal matchup. Other ranked teams include No. 15 Minnetonka and Class 2A, No. 20 Rochester Lourdes.
Of note: Rochester might host the event, but it hasn’t provided much of a homecourt advantage. In the past 18 years, only one Rochester school (Mayo in 1999) has come away with the crown.

Lakeville North Tournament
When, where: Friday-Saturday, Lakeville North High School
Teams: A quaint but quality four-team field that features the host school and high-scoring forward J.P. Macura. The Xavier recruit already has eclipsed 40 points three times this season. Class 3A, No. 2 Holy Family will open against Class 4A, No. 17 Shakopee. Lakeville North, ranked No. 4 in Class 4A, plays White Bear Lake, which has already fallen to three ranked Class 4A teams.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Centennial 67 - Blaine 59

Got a chance to get up to Blaine and catch them in their season opener hosting Centennial.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Heat 2013 Fall Ball League Flyer

Heat 2013 Fall Ball League

MN Heat Fall Ball 2013

Next years 2014 Minnesota Heat Duberry 16U is currently looking for 2 guards to play on their 2013 Fall Ball team that will be playing in the Heat League. Games will be played on four Sundays September 29th, October 6th, 20th and 27th. Great chance to continue on with the team next spring and summer. Inbox me if you're interested or know someone.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

TNL alumnus Jasper Duberry at the 2013 Minnesota State High School Championship with Michigan State coach Tom Izzo.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Scott Theisen Voted to All-West Region First Team

 NORTHFIELD, Minn. – Following a spectacular all-around senior season, Carleton College wing Scott Theisen (Champlin, Minn./Champlin Park) was named to the All-West Region First Team. While his numbers even surpassed these levels, he was the only NCAA Men’s Basketball player across any level (Division I, II, and III) to average more than 16 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals this season.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Diciaula, Duberry and Sheforgen Earn NAIA Scholar Honors

La Crosse, Wis. – The Viterbo University men's basketball team had three student-athletes earn high academic honors as announced today by NAIA sports information director Chad Waller. Senior Izac Sheforgen (Saint Francis, Minn.) and juniors Alex Diciaula (Brookfield, Wis.) and Jasper Duberry(Brooklyn Park, Minn.) were all namedNAIA Scholar Athletes.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tom Sawatzke and Scott Theisen Named to All-MIAC Team

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The dynamic duo of seniors Tom Sawatzke (Monticello, Minn/Monticello) and Scott Theisen (Champlin, Minn./ Champlin Park) were tabbed to the 2012-13 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Men’s Basketball All-Conference Team. This is Sawatzke’s second straight year a member of the All-MIAC team, making him the 28th player in the history of Carleton men’s basketball to be a repeat all-conference selection. Sawatzke and Theisen both joined Carleton’s 1,000-point club this season, becoming the 26th and 27th members respectively. The seniors capped off their careers in a big way, leading the Knights back to the MIAC Playoffs.

Five MIAC Award Winners

Congratulations to Ebo Nana-Kweson

Martinson capped off his record-setting senior by being named the MIAC Sixth Man-of-the-Year and was one of three starters to earn All-Conference honors. Aaron Lindahl and Ebo Nana-Kweson also were placed on the MIAC All-Conference Team while Dewon McKenzie earned All-Defensive Team and All-Conference Honorable Mention honors and Brandon Fisher was the team's representative on the All-MIAC Sportsmanship Team.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Memorial Magic Fizzles Out

  Ebo Nana-Kweson
MOORHEAD, Minn. (2/22/13)—They say that all good things must come to an end and that is what happened to the 2013 Memorial Magic as Concordia shot just 20.0% (5-for-25) from 3-point range and lost 74-67 to Augsburg in the semifinals of the MIAC playoffs.

Knights Knocked Out of MIAC Playoffs Despite 31 Points by Scott Theisen

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Senior Scott Theisen (Champlin, Minn/Champlin Park) was sensational. The versatile wing’s career-high tying 31 points helped the Carleton College men’s basketball team nearly knock off the nationally No. 1-ranked University of St. Thomas in the semifinals of the MIAC Playoffs. Theisen’s stellar performance, the highest post-season point total by a Knight in at least 15 years, was not enough, though, as St. Thomas used a late run to snap a tie and advance to the conference championship game by a score of 70-57.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Thiesen Selected to National Team-of-the-Week

NORTHFIELD, Minn. – Following a pair of strong all-around performances last week, senior Scott Theisen (Champlin, Minn./Champlin Park) was named to the national team-of-the-week.
Theisen averaged 19.0 points, 8.0 assists, 7.0 rebounds, and 3.5 steals in the Knights’ two contests, shooting 60 percent from the field, including 4-of-8 from beyond the arc. This is the second time this season he was tabbed to five-player squad, having received the honor for his performances from Dec. 10-16, 2012.

Batting foul trouble during last Wednesday’s game versus Gustavus, Theisen still managed to stuff the stat sheet to the tune of 13 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists.
Due to tiebreakers, the Knights needed a win in Saturday’s regular-season finale vs. Hamline to earn a spot in the playoffs, and Theisen again delivered. He poured in a game-high 25 points and added 9 assists with 6 rebounds and 7 steals—tied for the highest total in the MIAC over the last four seasons. It was his 14th career 20+point effort (ninth this season) and tied for the third-highest point total of his career.

Zimmerman Awarded MIAC Athlete of the Week


The Bethel men's basketball team won its final two regular-season games last week to finish on a strong note and secure a spot in the 2012-13 MIAC Men's Basketball Playoffs. Junior Kyle Zimmerman (Champlin, Minn./Champlin Park) continued his sensational play down the stretch, as the forward averaged 20.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.0 blocks per game while shooting 66.7 percent from the floor in the Royals' two wins last week. For his performance, Zimmerman was named the MIAC Men's Basketball Athlete-of-the-Week.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Seniors Celebrate In Regular-Season Finale

MOORHEAD, Minn. (2/16/13)—The six Cobber seniors celebrated their day by continuing Memorial Magic and coming away with a 69-62 win over Gustavus in the regular season finale.

Concordia's senior class combined to score 56 of the team's 69 points as they won their 10th straight game inside the friendly confines of Memorial Auditorium. CC capped off the best regular season since the 1995-96 campaign by upping their overall record to 18-7 overall and finishes off conference play with a 15-5 record. Both totals are the most since 1995-96.

Once again the recipe for Concordia's seventh straight overall win was a little inside and a healthy dose of outside. The Cobbers outrebounded the Gusties 38-31, including 14 offensive boards, and knocked down seven 3-point shots. The recipe for success was especially evident in the second half where CC repeatedly got second-chance points of off offensive rebounds and drained key shots from outside the arc during an 8-0 run midway through the final period.

Concordia wound up shooting 42.9% (24-for-56) from the floor and 46.7% (7-for-15) from outside the arc for the game. CC was also 14-for-19 from the free throw line. Gustavus down fall was their cold outside shooting touch. The Gusties did not hit on a shot from outside the arc in the first half and went 2-for-8 from 3-point range in the final 15 minutes of play.

The Cobbers had three players score in double figures for the game. Ebo Nana-Kweson and Andrew Martinson both had 13 points for the game. Nana-Kweson also had four rebounds and six assists while Martinson scored in double figures for the 11th time in the last 12 games. Point guard Dewon McKenzie had another solid all-around game. He scored 11 points and came away with three steals and three rebounds.