Rivalry Games Rekindle hoops Memories




Wow, what a day of basketball over in St. Francis on Saturday as Todd County met in girls and boys, C, JV and varsity action....That is a long day of work for everyone involved and a whole lotta basketball action covered by Channel 93 and KOYA Radio.

Boy that boys game was something else...That was anyone's game until about 1-minute left...

Couple thoughts:

Todd County - Mark Rogers, your player of the game...WOW...15 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals coming off the bench...Tyre Primeaux...when that guy gets going - 16 in the first half...David Espinoza had 12 rebounds...Aiden Bizardie 13 in the second half...

St. Francis - Chase Boltz is just fun to watch...He's a pest on defense...A threat to hit from deep and quicker than crap and one of the guys that always plays hard. Didn't see official stats but Jaylen Bear Robe had like 12 rebounds at half....Horse Looking is so dangerous when he gets going...This Caylen Clairmont is good on both sides of the ball and jut so athletic and poised for being so young...Can't wait to see this young man in track this spring.

Girls game - Well, Todd County as expected kinda rolled a young St. Francis team...24-65...Boy, if a few shots had fallen earlier for St. Francis it would have been closer....Just two varsity returners from a year ago, but, when young people get playing time they have the opportunity to get a lot better in the near future. Todd County kinda tuned up for the HEART of their schedule and a lot of girls saw action.

Caelyn Calandra-Prue and Autumn Phelps were named the MVP's of the tournament.

At any rate, a great effort from the Rosebud Media Dept for televising all those games....Janice and Brian Dillon did a great job on Channel 93 and Ben and Jenn lit it up on Koya...

It was interesting in putting together some blogs leading into the tournament and hearing other people tell their stories and talk about some of the great players. It was really fun to see some of those conversations on Facebook as people poured over the memories and relived some great moments.

Just a couple highlights from some of the blogs: