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Posted On: 05/4/18 11:54 AM
The three weeks of SPTS play start tomorrow at Wayzata High School in the Twin Cities. Top games? Prospects to watch? How are the teams doing coming in? SPTS Notebook is back.
Five games to see this weekend
Select Leafbald vs Heat MacDonald. Select Leafblad is 16th in the NHR top 25, Heat MacDonald is 15th. Both have played three big games against solid Minnesota teams and both are 1-2 in those games. Which team gets themselves a big win? This is a spotlight game where Sam Schwartz and Malik Willingham as well as two of the top spring stock raisers Brad Winter and Noah Chamberlain.
Fury Wilde vs Comets Lewis. The annual Comets/Fury game is this weekend with both teams coming off very strong open period showings in their respected destinations. The match up of Isaac Fink versus Jack Middleton will be high quality and seeing Noah Christensen against Cole Nicholson could be really good as well.
ECI vs Select/OSA National. Not sure if ECI requested to get all the tough teams out of the way early or if the schedule maker decided to hit them with the hammer but ECI’s Saturday schedule is crazy. After a month off ECI will play the top 25 ranked nationally OSA Crusaders Adidas squad, Minnesota Fury Wilde, and Minnesota Comets Lewis. If you look at the records and predictions above you will see that is 1, 2, and 3 in both. The Sunday games aren’t easy but they are against Select Leafblad and the second OSA squad which of course will be not as daunting.
Pentagon Schoolers vs WOTN. Wear Out the Net has navigated the NY2LA Basketball League pretty good so far and after three weekends of play the only loss that we know of that WOTN would really want back is that Comets K loss on weekend one. A team that has beat Comets K? That would be the Pentagon Schoolers. The Schoolers are coming off a 1-3 showing in the Terrific 24. This weekend their schedule has the top two teams in our predictions and records, and the bottom two squads. The swing game will be against WOTN. WOTN has really done a nice job progressing after weekend one, and this will be a big game. As will…..
Heat MacDonald vs WOTN. A year ago it was Heat MacDonald getting the better of WOTN with Adam Williams, Sam Schwartz, and Carson Hallowaty all outplaying the WOTN guards. But a month ago WOTN flipped things on Heat MacDonald with a Comets Shootout win. In many ways this is a huge game and a big reason that WOTN turned things around on their opponents is the improvements of Tyler Kemp, Hunter Nielson, Sam Nelson, and Tommy Jensen.
Five Prospects to Watch