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Posted On: 02/20/21 9:08 AM

Mankato West took complete control of the Big Nine last night defeating second place Rochester Century 62-44.  Who stood out?  Why did the Scarlets control the game? NHR breaks it down now. 

One.  Mekhi CollinsMekhiCollins6'5" | SFMankato West | 2022StateMN Goes Video Numbers.  I’m not exaggerating when I say that West junior Mekhi CollinsMekhiCollins6'5" | SFMankato West | 2022StateMN did a lot of everything.  The 6’5 205 pound forward made his initial impact defensively.  Mekhi blocked a pair of shots and contested several others in help.  Collins had five steals and I would guess matched that number in deflections.  He also controlled the defensive boards (11 boards total).  Mekhi pushed the transition run the other way (off of the steals and defensive boards) with a number of high percentage fast break points plus there were times he went with the full court outlet for scores (7 assists total).  Throw in three dunks, a couple perimeter jumpers, a handful of power moves around the basket and you have a 20 point game on 9 of 17 shooting.  Bringing that all together Mekhi totaled 20 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists, five steals, likely five deflections, and a couple blocks.  All of this in a big game for control

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