Thursday, November 06, 2008

State Tournament Day 1

#3 posting 11.6.2008
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Today I was at the state tournament for six contests. I will not be doing an out & about on each of them. There are stats and play by plays from the Minnesota State High School League Website. That would be a good first source.

It gets to be a long day. The first contest started at 9 am. I started with the only upset of the day and the only fiver of the day. Unseeded and second place finisher in 2007 Andover beat #4 Wayzata in five. The Huskies took all the odd sets. The point margin was zero.
This sets up a rematch of last year's AAA championship with #1 Shakopee who swept Rochester Mayo with a margin 37 points.
After that I watched #2 Eastview vs Osseo. The Lightning swept the Orioles with a margin of 29 points. It was the first time in the tournament for Eastview and it was the first time back to the Xcel Center since 2001.
#3 St. Michael-Albertville stopped the upset minded Cretin-Derham Hall Raiders in four with a margin of 18 points.

All the seeded teams advanced with only one contest going more than three sets.
I started with two top 10 teams #1 seed Jordan vs Delano. The Jaguars swept the Tigers with a margin of 23 points.
At the same time #4 Hibbing swept Wadena-Deer Creek with a margin of 31 points.
The tightest contest was between #3 St. Cloud Cathedral beating Stewartville in four with a margin of four points. The Crusaders will get a rematch of the 2007 Championship with #2 Marshall who swept Concordia with a margin of 36 points.

Each seeded team won in a sweep in Class A. I watched the top two teams. #1 Bethlehem Academy swept Deer River with a margin of 13 points. #2 Windom swept Lake of the Woods with a margin of 25 points.
In the two contest I didn't watch #4 Ada-Borup swept SW Christian with a margin of 27 points. #3 Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa swept Martin County West with a margin of 13 points.
The rematch between BA and Windom is on track for Saturday.

So here is how the hitting #s looked
Shakopee .368
Eastview .258
STMA .133
Andover .104
Wayzata .086
Cretin-Derham Hall .038
Rochester Mayo .018
Osseo -.118

Here is the earned points (per set)
Shakopee 18.0
Eastview 16.0
STMA 16.0
Andover 15.4
Wayzata 13.9
Cretin-DH 13.0
Rochester Mayo 9.3
Osseo 8.3

top individuals points:
Katherine Harms, STMA 12.5
Ashley Wittman, Shakopee 7.5
Tia Gaffen, Wayzata 6.6
Alex Nelson, Andover 4.5
Brittany Looker, Roch Mayo 4.3
Lauren Grant, Eastview 4.0

hitting %
Jordan .347
Hibbing .235
St. Cloud Cathedral .222
Marshall .222
Stewartville .218
Delano .134
Concordia -.063
Wadena-DC -.126

Earned points
Jordan 19.3
St. Cloud Cathedral 17.0
Marshall 16.7
Hibbing 16.0
Stewartville 16.0
Delano 12.3
Wadena-DC 9.0
Concordia 6.7

Brittany Chambers, Jordan 8.7
Leah Dietel, Jordan 7.8
Anna Zyvoloski, St. Cloud Cathedral 7.6
Julie Rainey, Stewartville 5.5
Rachel Westby, Marshall 5.3
Kate Lange, Hibbing 4.8

In A
Hitting %
Windom .352
BBE .195
Ada-Borup .193
Martin County West .089
Lake of the Woods .084
Bethlehem Academy .071
SW Christian Chaska .058
Deer River .024

Earned points
Windom 19
BBE 17.7
Bethlehem Academy 15.3
Ada-Borup 14.7
Martin Co West 14.7
Deer River 13.7
SW Christian Chaska 11.0
Lake of the Woods 10.3

Megan Ysker, Windom 7.8
Heidi Lensing, BBE 6.8
Katy Ness, Ada-Borup 4.7
Alyssa Taylor, Martin Co West 4.7
Cassie Haag, SW Christian 4.3
Ashley Feldman, Lake of the Woods 4.3

Next up: tomorrow morning