Posted On: 02/22/18 10:20 AM
St. Cloud Cathedral sits at 17-4 and is ready for a battle through Class AA’s Section 6AA. Point guard Jackson Jangula is in charge of getting the ball into the hands of each of the team’s many talents.
“So far this season it has gone good for our team and myself,” Jangula said. “One downfall was that I broke my hand and was out for three weeks.
“We have a lot of potential this year, we have dropped a couple of games this year that we want back. Other than that we are playing well and trying to get better everyday.”
Augustana bound Michael Schaefer is putting up 25 points and 13 rebounds a game while Winona State bound Mitchell Plombon is giving the team 17 points and 8.5 boards. Nick Schaefer is also scoring ten a game as is Jangula.
“I definitely believe we are one of the teams that can win the section, we will have to play much better against Annandale and Melrose,” Jangula said. “I think we have a lot of potential.”
Cathedral lost to Melrose and Annandale a few weeks back. The Crusaders didn’t have Jackson for Melrose and his return game was the two score loss to Annandale. Jangula is scoring just under 11 points a contest with a high of 20 against Caledonia.
“Some things that I’m doing better is controlling the offense and being a leader on the court,” Jackson said. “We are blessed to have two 6-foot-6 players on our team and it’s my job to feed and create for them and everyone else on the team.
“Also my vision of the court has been opened up because of the two bigs. And of course always working on my shooting and dribbling. I have done better job playing defense and applying pressure to the other guards and making it difficult for them.”
Jackson is hearing from several schools in the MIAC.
“I have had phone calls, text messages, and letters sent and it has been from D3,” Jangula said. “St. Johns (MN) is very close to my high school and has seen me play multiple times.”