Posted On: 08/4/15 2:30 PM

Waconia.  Waconia was the favorite of the event and they played like the favorite winning their opener vs K-M by 13, beating Mpls Henry by two scores, and beat Fridley in the final by five points.  Waconia is one of these programs that every year you can count on them being good.  If they lose three starters there is depth to replace the graduated talent.  Joey Kortuem is the program flag bearer now and he showed that off with five treys in the championship game.  Watch out for working wing sophomore Nick Fulford.  Highly efficient versatile player that competes hard on both ends plus he had the score that put the Cats over the edge. Waconia has an excellent backcourt that goes three deep and that will be their identity but solid at forward too.

Fridley.  I was really caught off guard by how gelled and confident as a team the Tigers were.  They confidently handled both Mankato West and Delano who are programs with really good players.  Fridley is deeper than I expected plus Tessy Pal played like “the big man on campus”.  Everything about Tessy was confidence including the way he went head to head versus Jake Dale

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