Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Big Game 1-7-12: East, Woodard Blitz Rice Lake, Ellenson

The feature game of this year's Minnesota Timberwolves Shoot-Out turned out to feature a team with 2 wins and 7 losses. It's a deceptive record because the Greyhounds of Duluth East have taken on all comers--#1 Eastview, #2 Hopkins, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka et al--and they've done it with their best player, guard Johnny Woodard, out with an injury.

Well, Woodard returned to action Saturday at the Target Center and the result was a signature win, 86-74 over Rice Lake (WI). Not only that, but Woodard scored 31 points to just 9 for Rice Lake's Minnesota Gopher recruit Wally Ellenson.

Also at the Shootout:

Benilde-St. Margaret's 68 St. Thomas More (SD) 50
Minnetonka 86 Pelican Rapids 66
Cedar Falls (IA) 67 Prior Lake 56
Hopkins 97 Sioux City (IA) East 74
Apple Valley 66 Onalaska (WI) 64

Player of the Day


Coach of the Day

Dan Elhard, Grand Rapids boys, won at Zimmerman 64-56. And Greg Slaathaug, Fulda girls, who won at Worthington 73-67.

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