Saturday, December 31, 2011

December Award Candidates

Player of the Month Candidates

Must be mentioned in Game of the Day posts. Listed in order from best to 25th best.

Ricky Rubio, Minnesota Timberwolves
Kevin Love, Minnesota Timberwolves--defending Player of the Year. Still the Wolves' best player, just not player of this particular month.

Tyus Jones, Apple Valley boys
Joey King, Eastview boys
D.J. Hamilton, Moorhead State men--has the darkest of darkhorses unbeaten and tied for 1st place in the NSIC.

Shayne Mullaney, Eden Prairie girls
Brittani Wiese, UM-Crookston women
Rachel Banham, Minnesota Gopher women
Nia Coffey, Hopkins girls
Taylor Stafford, Duluth East boys

Tia Elbert, Tartan girls
Rebekah Dahlman, Braham girls
Julian Welch, Minnesota Gopher men
Sean Scott, Spring Lake Park boys
Jackie Johnson, Eden Prairie girls

Anders Broman, Lakeview Christian boys

Rodney Williams, Minnesota Gopher men
Ann Rynda, New Prague girls
Kiara Buford, Minnesota Gopher women

Clayton Vette, Winona State men

Phyllis Webb, Osseo girls
Jessica Thone, St. Mary's women
Pierce Peters, Macalester men
Seth Anderson, Gustavus men
Rashad Vaughan, Robbinsdale Cooper boys

Team of the Month Candidates

Must be mentioned in game, coach or player of the day posts.

Minnesota Timberwolves--hope springs eternal
Eastview boys
Hopkins girls
Moorhead State men
Hopkins boys

Benilde-St. Margaret's boys
Bethel women
Minnesota Gopher men--hope springs eternal
Perham boys
Augsburg women

Eden Prairie girls
Eden Prairie boys
Edina girls
Winona State men

Braham girls

Minnesota-Crookston women
Bemidji State women
Ellsworth boys
Gustavus men
Apple Valley boys

Lakeville North boys
St. Mary's women
Spring Lake Park boys
Bloomington Kennedy girls
Blake boys

Coach of the Month Candidates

They or their teams must be mentioned in game, coach or player of the day posts.

Rick Adelman, Minnesota Timberwolves
Mike Roysland, Minnesota-Crookston women
Billy McKee, Augsburg women
Mark Gerber, Eastview boys
Chad Walthall, Moorhead State men

John Herbrechtsmeyer, Bethel women
Brian Cosgriff, Hopkins girls
Kenny Novak, Jr., Hopkins boys
Mike Curfman, Bemidji State women
Tubby Smith, Minnesota Gopher men

Ron Gunderson, New Prague girls
Leah Dasovich, Minnetonka girls
Nick Rathmann, Blake boys
Mandy Pearson, St. Mary's women
Chris Carr, Eden Prairie girls

Game of the Month

Must be mentioned in game, coach of player of the month posts.

Minnesota Timberwolves 117 Milwaukee Bucks 96--1st (pre-season) game of Adelman/Rubio era
Benilde-St. Margaret's boy 76 Hopkins 71--#1 vs. #1
Perham 51 Pelican Rapids 42--#1 over #2
Blake 50 DeLaSalle 44--nobody even remembers the last time Blake beat DLS
Moorhead State men 81 Augustana 76--the Dragons stay unbeaten

Hopkins girls 46 Lakeville North 41 (OT)--perhaps not unbeatable after all
Eden Prairie boys 89 Apple Valley 85--despite Tyus Jones' 38 points
Bethel women 52 Carleton 51
Oklahoma City 104 Minnesota Timberwolves 100--moral victory in 1st regular season game
Bemidji State women 69 Winona State 62--shocker

Spring Lake Park 63 Tartan 56--on Tartan's home floor and its own holiday tournament
Illinois men 81 Minnesota Gophers 72 (OT)
Ellsworth 71 Perham 57--#3A over #1AA
Providence girls 41 Lakeville North 33--#1AA over #5AAAA
UMD women 73 UMC women 72--otherwise UMC is a most unlikely undefeated team (in NSIC)

Irondale girls 55 Braham 50
Fairmont boys 81 St. Peter 77
Lakeville North boys 78 Mpls. Washburn 67
Edina girls 47 Lakeville North 38
Braham boys 85 Orono 75

Mankato East boys 81 Montevideo 77
Hopkins boys 100 St. Paul Johnson 74
Hopkins girls 83 Eden Prairie 51
Perham boys 62 St. Thomas 54
Bloomington Kennedy girls 61 Eden Prairie 55

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