Sunday, March 15, 2015


Shakopee and Roseville Area squared off at the Target Center in the Class 4A state quarterfinal boys’ basketball game.

Both teams took their time on the offensive end as they passed the ball around the 3-point line.

It took each team awhile to get into a shooting rhythm.

Roseville’s Mitch Poss came up with mid-range jump shots and layups in the first half.

Shakopee passed the ball around the 3-point line as they looked to get the ball inside to their big guys.

Roseville played zone defense in the first half. They didn’t want Shakopee to take deep shots.

Roseville’s Kobe Critchley came up with layups and mid-range jump shots throughout the first half.

His teammates did a good job of getting him the ball where he could come up with shots.

At halftime the score was Roseville 25, Shakopee 22.

As the second half got underway the score went back and forth. Shakopee looked to get steals and come up with layups off the steals.

Shakopee’s Steffon Mitchell came up with layups and mid-range jump shots to keep his team in the game.

There were several ties and lead changes throughout the second half. Neither team was able to go on a significant run.

Shakopee continued to look to get Mitchell the ball. Mitchell came up with mid-range jump shots and layups throughout the second half. If Mitchell didn’t have a good shot he would pass it off to teammate Booker Coplin Booker who also came up with layups.

Shakopee came up with baskets down the stretch. They were able to hold off Roseville.

Shakopee came away with the 64-53 victory over Roseville.

The leading scorers for Roseville was Critchley with 19 points.

The leading scorer for Shakopee was Mitchell with 19 points.

After the game I was able to talk to Shakopee’s head coach
Bruce Kugath and Coplin and Mitchell about the game.

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