Posted On: 12/2/19 10:26 AM

Saturday at Champlin Park, NHR staff was on hand for a season kickoff of sorts: the Breakdown Big 12 Classic. Six games, 12 teams, good games. Here's what we learned about each team after their 2019-2020 openers.

Edina: surrounding the star. The Hornets knocked out the youthful Osseo Orioles 61-49 in the first game of the day. Jacob Hutson had 14 points to lead the way before fouling out. Edina's going to run most of everything through him; the first play of each half included a baseline pindown to get him open for a corner triple. With so much attention on Hutson, it's time for the new backcourt pieces to step up in Sammy Presthus, a sophomore lead guard with good ball instincts on both ends; Chandler Reeck, a senior reserve who scored a steady 10 points on Saturday; and Marcus Crawford, junior shooting guard who can get hot in a hurry from deep. So far the group seems disciplined and skilled enough to play with the rest of the Lake.

Osseo: slow the roll. There's plenty to be excited about for the next three years with the Osseo core of at least seven talented sophomores. Josh Ola-Joseph led the way with 17 active points around the bucket;

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