Posted On: 03/10/19 2:23 PM

**Photo courtesy of Rich Moll Photography**

 

Friday night at Monticello was a busy one. The Section 8AAAA semifinals took place a day earlier than usual due to projected snow so the TC Hoops Czar and I jumped on 94 West for a pair of regular season rematches.

Semifinal 1: Maple Grove 65 STMA 48

Maple Grove was looking for a hot start from their guards and they got just that. Senior Kyle Dreyer had 11 quick points on three treys and Nate Adams buried a deep bomb as well to give the Crimson a big 30-13 lead; then junior Knight Evan Wieker came in off the bench to hit a couple shots and STMA was within 34-25 at half.

Maple Grove's bench play was key all game. In recent years the guard depth was thin so it was tough for the Crimson to sustain when their starters sat. Lovell Williams came in to facilitate and beat defensive closeouts and rotations nicely and Maple Grove ran away in the last nine minutes for a 65-48 victory.

Kyle Dreyer (SG, 6-0, Sr., Maple Grove) - The Crimson aren't going to blow you away with athleticism but their heat checks are tough to

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