Well the schedulers did us no favors in the NHRState tourney. With our low quantity of in-state play NHR has been chomping at the bit to get us matched up with local teams to see where we really stand in that comparison for Grass Roots Rankings. So… they threw some serious beef our way, that in combination with losing a player who decided to jump-ship mid season to play for a different squad and it was a recipe for trouble this weekend.

Game #1 – Heat Johnson (Rank #22) – WIN 55-35
Game #2 – Powerhouse Hoops Red (Rank #5) – After a 29-27 half time lead… LOSS 60-38 (this was an abusive game due to referee indifference)
Game #3 – MN Fury Antl (Rank #12) – LOSS 58-38 (tired players this game)
Game #4 – Minneapolis FAB (Rank #9) – LOSS 67-63 (no excuses here, guys only played so-so and still hung with this squad)

That takes us to 19-12 on the season.

Time to regroup and prep HARD for the Great Plains Alliance tourney and use that as a spring board into the Pentagon Finals and the D1 Classic to wrap up the AAU careers of these young men.

Forget the past, and now PREPARE for the future.

Let’s go Crossfire… Rally!

~ Rod Strumbel

NHRState Tournament