15th annual Timberwolves Shootout
By Chris Monter
January 9, 2011
Minnesota basketball fans are thankful for Roseville. The Raiders rallied from a 17-point second half deficit to defeat Viborg-Hurley 68-66. The win prevented the out-of-state teams from having a perfect 4-0 mark in the 15th annual Timberwolves Shootout at the Target Center.
Roseville 68, Viborg-Hurley 66
Sam Peterson followed-up a Lucas Brown miss with 0.4 second left to cap off a furious comeback for the Raiders as they defeated the Class A South Dakota squad 68-66.
The Cougars, who led 40-29 at halftime, were up 59-43 with 9:11 left in the game, but back-to-back 3-pointers by David Stanley and Mackenzie Johnson cut the lead to 63-61 with 3:44 remaining.
Lucas Brown stole the ball from Viborg-Hurley, but missed the dunk and 6-foot-9 junior Zach Kraning made a turnaround jumper in the paint to put the Cougars back up by four.
Johnson hit another 3-pointer and Brown hit a lay-up to put the Raiders up by one with 1:58 to go. Viborg-Hurley tied the game at 66-66 with a free throw with 1:30 left.
Roseville was led by Johnson, who made four 3-pointers as he finished with 16 points off the bench. Senior David Stanley, who picked up a recent scholarship offer from North Dakota, had 13 points. Sophomore Logan Brown chipped in with 11 points as a reserve. His older brother Lucas, who signed with Wofford, struggled with his shooting, making just two of 14 shots from the field as he finished with just eight points, less than half of his 17.8 points per game average.
The Raiders were outscored 20-2 in the paint in the first half, but were much more aggressive in the second half as they scored 20 second-half points in the paint.
Viborg-Hurley was paced by 6-foot-9 junior Zach Kraining, who had a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Dennis DeNeui and Cory Jacobsen had 13 points each. DeNeui scored all of his points in the first half, while Jacobsen scored all 13 in the second half. Trevor Jacobsen had 12 points.
Onalaska 62, Benilde St. Margaret 57
Onalaska improved to 10-0 as they defeated the Red Knights 62-57. The Hilltoppers held Benilde to just 18 of 57 shooting (31.6 percent) from the field and one of 18 (5.6 percent) from beyond the arc.
The contest was close throughout as there were six ties and 14 lead changes. Clint Rihn paced the Wisconsin team with 16 points as he was four of five from 3-point range. Tony Thomas, a 6-foot-6 senior, had 15 points and eight caroms. Sophomore guard Matt Thomas, who has received his first scholarship offer from Northern Iowa, had 13 points. Six-foot-eight junior Nick Arenz had a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds. He added five blocked shots.
Benilde St. Margaret was led by junior guard Isaiah Zierden with 19 points. However, he was just five of 16 from the field and one of seven from beyond the arc. Will Dunn had 11 points and Isaiah Gray added 10.
The Red Knights fell to 5-3 with the loss.
Cedar Rapids Washington 59, Chaska 55
Cedar Rapids Washington bounced back from a home loss to Minnetonka Friday to get revenge on their neighbors to the north with a 59-55 win over Chaska.
The Warriors led 35-20 at halftime as the Hawks shot just 24.1 percent from the field. However, Chaska cut the lead to 51-50 with 5:04 left in the game with a basket from senior forward Jake White.
However, the Hawks went just two of six from the field, while Washington sealed the game, making their final six free throws.
Senior guard Wes Washpun paced the Warriors with 26 points, making nine of his17 shots from the field. Backcourt mate Josh Oglesby, who signed with Iowa, added 20 points. No other Warrior scored more than five points as they improved to 6-3.
Chaska was led by senior forward Jake White, who signed with Wichita State. He had an event-high 26 points as he made 11 of 16 shots from the field. White added nine rebounds. Ross Travis, who is headed to Penn State, had 13 points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots. The Hawks had no scoring off the bench as their reserves were a combined zero for seven from the field.