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Posted On: 02/1/18 11:28 AM
At 13-1 on the season Columbia Heights is performing in the way that they, and most others expected them to. They are winning and look like state contenders. Deundra Roberson has had a fantastic season.
“My game has improved in many ways,” Roberson said. “I’ve been focusing on rebounding and defending well this year because defense wins games and championships.”
The Hylanders lost over the weekend to Hopkins by a wide margin but the the rest of the schedule has been Ws. They’ve learned to win close games (BSM by three, Mahtomedi by eight, Lake City by two), they’ve took the challenge of underdogs and won (beat Como Park by seven, Burnsville by ten), and they’ve handled some of their bigger games in convincing ways (Mahtomedi by eight, St. Croix Lutheran by twelve, Fridley by 24, Esko by 15, and Brooklyn Center by 11).
“Things this season are going great for the team,” Roberson explained. “We are 13-1 and my season is going good. I’ve been scoring good and getting better every day.
“Our team has a lot of talent. Returning five starters were are a little bit more mature. We expect to win a lot of season games, get good a seeding, win conference, and make it to the state tournament.”
Robertson is scoring 19 points a game on a balanced team that also has Wendell Matthews, Quientin Hardrict, and Jarvis Wright scoring in double digits. Roberson is only think about his team.
“I don’t really have a individual goal I just want to do whatever it takes so that our team can win,” Deundra said.
Roberson had a season high 32 against Como Park and 27 beating Lake City in Rochester. Roberson listed some quality junior college programs that he is in contact with.
“I have an offer from Lake Region State College but I am also in contact with Iowa Western, and Missouri Western Plains.”