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home : sports : sports March 26, 2015

3/22/2013 11:07:00 AM
CF JV boys go 21-1

by Ken Haggerty

The Cannon Falls boys junior varsity basketball team finished the season with a 21-2 record.

Head Coach Tim Banks, a CFHS alum and one of the program's all-time leading scorers, said he was very proud of the team's accomplishments.

"I had no idea what to expect as the team ended up being a conglomeration of freshmen playing up, sophomores, and juniors playing down," said Banks. "It was a challenge to mold guys who had never played together," said Banks.

Banks said he was especially proud of wins against a very good Lourdes team in overtime and a Prescott team that had been undefeated before facing CF late in the season. A win over Goodhue at home after being down five with a minute to go was another highlight.

CF lost to Goodhue on the road. The other loss was to a solid Maple River squad in a Holiday tournament at Maple River.

The team was 8-1 in games decided by five points or less, which Banks said points to their toughness.

Six different players were top scorers during the season, and in a few games everyone on the roster scored, said Banks in noting the team depth.

The team averaged 47 points per game and stingily allowed only 38 points per game. "We emphasized disciplined play and tried to play fast and aggressive," said Banks.

This was Banks' fourth year working with the juniors on the team. They had three losses in the previous three years. Banks was assisted by Doug Rechtzigel and C-Squad Coach Anthony Flemmons.

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