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As a coaching staff, we felt this summer was one of our best and hopefully will continue to spring board us forward to bigger adn better things in the future!! All age levels participated in Team Camps and found success in everyone which does not always mean in wins and losses but we got better every time.
For the first time since I arrived, we participated in Summer Jam which was held at Augustana College. We had two teams entered and when the dust settled at the end both of our teams were in the championship game! We did not end up playing that game as we had to many conflicts but was great to see both of our teams find success. Who knows what would have happened in the championship game as we will just never know :-)
We turn our attention now to the fall as school starts in two weeks. Be important fall for the boys who do not play in a fall sport to get into great shape, lift, and put up a lot of shots. We have a strong core of seniors and looking forward putting them in charge of the program and taking on that responsibility. We have a motto here, "ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE", and we believe as a staff that our seniors are fully ready. When your seniors are the best leaders, good things tend to happen with the entire program!
Thanks for all the support from our parents through out the summer and allowing their sons to participate. Without their help transporting the boys and financial assistance, would be much tougher to accomplish so much!!
Both RHS 1 and RHS 2 won their semi-final games on Wednesday night to advance to the championship game on Monday at Augustana College, 6pm.
RHS 1 knocked off Colman/Madison and RHS 2 knocked off Sioux Falls Christian.
Roosevelt 2 won last night over Viborg Hurley to move onto the semifinals of the Summer Jam Tournament. They will play SF Christian on Wednesday night at 7pm at Augustana College.
Roosevelt 1 will play Colman Egan/Madison in the other semifinal game also at 7pm at Augustana College.
If one or both teams win, championship game wil be held on Monday, July 16th at Washington High School.
Stay tuned for results from Wednesday!! Go Riders
Yesterday we took on the Wisconsin Blizzard in the opening round of the championship bracket. We came up short 62-48 to close out what I considered a productive and fun weekend up in Mankato. We finished 2-2 with our both of our losses coming to the 2 teams who played in the championship game. We had chances to win both games and if given another opportunity, could have gotten 2 wins.
Thanks for all the parents who drove up and allowed their sons to play all weeekend.
Also, this basically wraps up our summer team camp schedule and A BIG THANK YOU goes out to ALL the parents who have helped drive, supported, and allowed their sons to so involved. It has been a very busy June for everyone but we got so much accomplished. That would have not happened w/o so many great parents!!
After falling a bit short the first night against MN Glory, the boys bounced back yesterday with two nice wins! In the morning we knocked North Dakota Phenom 69-45. Nate Cole led us in scoring with 19 and Trevon Moody came off the bench with 13.
Click Below for the box score:
The 2nd game of the day was a good battle against MN United in which whoever won got the 2nd seed and get an opportunity to play in the Championship Bracket. It was close the whole way with us making a late run to win 79-67. We had 4 guys in double figures which is what I love to see!! Nate Cole (19), Tyler Howard (16), Colton Kooima (14), and Josh Kirkwold (10).
Below are Team and Individual Stats for the tournament thus far. Currently we are 2nd in scoring at 70 ppg and hopefully we can keep that up today as we start the tournament at 11:20 vs. Pool C winners, Wisconsin Blizzard.
Lost our first game last night in the Mr. Basketball Tourney by 7. Down 40-20 at halftime as we came out flat and just started off cold shooting. But got within 3 with 2 minutes to go but give credit the MN Glory for hitting all their FT's down the stretch. Game 2 is this morning at 11:30 vs. North Dakota Phenom. Looking for a bounce back game and putting two complete half's together.
Box Score Information here:
This past weekend we took 16 boys up to SMSU Team Camp where we fielde two varsity teams. It was a good challenging weekend for both teams.
The other part of the weekend consisted of us camping at Lake Shetek for two nights. The boys all stayed in tents and could not have asked for better weather! Stayed cooled enough during the night and at the same time, heated up during the day for the boys to get out in the lake. We got some fishing in, canoeing, swimming, mini golf, and a water balloon fight in through out the weekend.
All in all, it was a lot of fun and no incidents to report :-)
Another successful Rider Basketball weekend as we took 4 teams to the Augustana Team Camp w/ 2 of the 4 teams winning their division!! Led by our Varsity 1 team knocking off Pierre in the championship and Varsity 2 team knocking off Sioux Valley.
Overall Record for all 4 teams at camp was 19-3!!! Next up we are will be sending two teams up to Southwest Minnesota Team Camp in Marshall along with a weekend of camping!!
Officially kicked off our summer schedule with a successful RHS Camp last week in which we had over 144 kids signed up 2nd through 12th grade. Had cooler temps outside which made it gym perfect for camp and we got a lot accomplished.
We then took 2 Varsity Teams down to Dordt Team Camp in Sioux Center, Iowa in which we went 5-1 overall. RHS1 beat Hull Western Christian, Lawton-Bronson, and then MOC-Floyd Valley. RHS2 lost their opening game vs. Spirit Lake but came back and beat Ellsworth and Central Lyon. To cap it all, Kyle Lyons hit a 3/4 court shot vs. Central Lyon at the buzzer to win by 2!!! The place went nuts and was great for the boys to finish that way.
We took a Sophomore Team down to USD as well and played in the JV division where they went 2-1. They lost their opening game but bounced back to win the last two in convincing fashion!
Next up, we are taking 4 teams to compete in the Augustana Team Camp on June 8th and 9th.