Wednesday, February 23, 2011

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Minatare Wins Shootout 69-66

Head Coach Roger Russell from Minatare High School was quick to give credit to Xavier Longoria for leading the way in the win over Potter-Dix at home Saturday night.

It was a wild shootout from the get-go when Minatare stormed out with their usual first quarter intensity, thwarting of the Coyotes 22-6 after the first 8 minutes.  In the second, Potter-Dix climbed back a bit by outscoring the Indians by eight, 21-13, bringing our half-time tally to 34-27 Minatare.

Coach Russell said they have been working on maintaining that intensity for all four quarters by emphasizing team-play.  So far this year it's been a typical scenario of early Minatare dominance with big leads slipping away later on as the game progresses.  Coach Russell added that they don't play well from behind, so prolonging that early intensity is going to be their key to winning.  Their coaching philosophy of team-play was demonstrated in the second half of this one Saturday night as Minatare was able to overcome an amazing 3pt shooting performance from Potter-Dix's Ty Ottoson.  The 6'1 Junior hit 7 three-pointers of his own while the rest of the team pitched in another 7 from long range.  The Coyotes total of 14 three's accounted for 42 of their 66 total points.  Despite all that, the Indians prevailed behind 21 points and 20 rebounds from Senior Xavier Longoria, while Dakin Rummel added 20 via his hot-hand from the outside and Nick Sarnirand pumped in another 16 with his patented slashing moves to the hoop off the fast break.

Minatare moved to 9-5 on the season with the victory while the Potter-Dix Coyotes dropped to a surprising 2-10 on the year and winless in D2 District 12 play.  The Indians are 3-1 in conference play with victories over Soiux County, Potter-Dix and Leyton.  Their only loss came at the hands of the latter this past week in a 12 point decision on the road at Potter-Dix.

Earlier in the afternoon, the Minatare Girls once again showed incredible effort and enthusiasm in their loss, but the JV Boys remained undefeated by downing the Coyote JVs in the first game of the day.

Coach Russell said he is "pleased with the fan and community support he has received" for the basketball program this year.

Even though the Indians appear to be a wild, scrappy bunch, it does appear that the coaching staff at Minatare has the program moving in a very positive direction.