Tuesday Night Match-Up breaks down the feature game of the evening plus runs you through some other key individual/team match-ups on Tuesday evening!
Game of the Night:
When it comes to high school basketball rivalries in Minnesota one of the best is Lakeville South vs Lakeville North. These are both one loss teams with South losing to Wayzata in a close game and North dropping a contest to East Ridge in the opener when’s foot was in a boot. Nolan is now healthy and the Panther line-up is at full strength coming off wins over Minneapolis South and Park of Cottage Grove.
Both teams will be in the South Suburban race and both teams are fighting for Section 1AAAA position along with Owatonna as they battle for that spot in state. So you have two talented, well coached teams who are big time neighborhood rivals that have played fun games the last several years.
Here are the projected line-ups:
PG: () vs (Will Drake). Swanson is a playmaker with size while Drake has handled the ball from the Panthers and been steady this season. Solid lead guard battle between seniors.
CG: () vs ( ). Ressler can play both guard spots as a 6’3 guard while Vaith is a big win that shoots the ball at a high level. Different players, both have good size.
W1: () vs ( ). A pair of emerging, versatile talents. Both defend well, both are agile, Thornton is better going to the cup, Beauchamp will do more of his scoring with the jumper.
W2: () vs ( ). High quality match-up as Fliehe is an excellent defender while Robison has the edge in size. Sam shoots the ball well as does Robison who will also handle some for this team.
Forward: () vs ( ). Mast is stronger, Winter is taller at 6’10. Both players are off to outstanding and active scoring starts putting 20 plus points on the board each game using both skill and activity.
6th: (Marley Baah-Yeboah) vs (Brayden Manning). Baah-Yeboah is an explosive young player with a high ceiling while Manning is the senior worker that plays his role very well.
Other Tuesday Options