7 in a Row

February 4

I went to the game before this winning streak began.  I think the team would agree, it was not their finest hour and a half.  I waited until now for them to win me back as a fan.  They have (though they have no size or depth) – and are now 14 – 4 on the season after beating Brainerd in this game 73 – 59 . . .

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[The statutorily mandated pre-game hug . . . ]

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[After player introductions . . . ]

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[I had a bad angle for photos the first half because of standing student fans.  I could have moved, of course, but . . . Brainerd’s size and strength advantage limited my excitement for photos.  The Cards were once down as much as 9 and were fortunate to close the gap to 3 in the final seconds of the half.  As you can see on the scoreboard, Colton Roderick (35), 6’5″ junior guard (our tallest player) carried the team with 2/3’s of its points . . . ]

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[The 2nd half offensive action was at my end of the court.  With the likes of Erik Hedstrom (22), 6’4″ sophomore forward, and Carrson Jones (11), senior guard, beginning to chip in, the Cards started taking control of the game . . . ]

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[Colton continued his fine play in the 2nd half . . . ]

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[Here with a left-handed dribble through the lane . . . ]

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[For a lay up . . . ]

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[He has now scored 56 points over his last two games and has got to be picking up interest for play at the next level . . . ]

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[Carrson inbounds from the end line . . . ]

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[Ethan Patience (14), 6’3″ senior forward, launches a 3.  He didn’t have many opportunities to do so in this game against the Warriors’ size . . . ]

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[Kristen Hoskins (21), sophomore guard, along with Colton and Carrson, gives the Cards plenty of quickness and firepower from the perimeter . . . ]

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[Carsson here, but all 3 of them live to drive hard to the hoop . . . ]

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[And it appears he scored here . . . ]

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[I shot a ball into the air, it fell to earth I know not where . . . ]

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[A time out and time for congratulations as their 2nd half run opened up a comfortable lead . . . ]

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[Kristen is a player who can control the ball when you’re tryng to run clock . . . ]

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[Colton begins a top of the key move . . . ]

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[As Erik breaks for the basket . . . ]

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[Erik swished 3 3’s in the half and appears to be the team’s best long range shooter . . . ]

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[Colton and Erik play catch out front . . . ]

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[We’ll wrap up the game . . . ]

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[With Kristen making some free throws . . . ]

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[And then Colton as well . . . ]

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[We appear to be a good free throw shooting team – a handy ability in close games . . . ]

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[A nice win and an especially impressive 2nd half . . . ]

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You can say something to popes, kings and presidents, but you can’t talk to officials.  In the next war they ought to give everyone a whistle.  ~  Abe Lemmons

Up Next:  Too many games to think about . . .

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