Shakopee cruises in 1st two playoff video games for location in finals | Shakopee Sports activities

The Shakopee boys basketball didn’t get considerably resistance in the first two rounds of the Portion 2AAAA event. 

The best-seeded Sabers rolled in a pair of residence wins — 70-53 over eighth-seeded Chaska March 9 in the quarterfinals and 82-42 in excess of fourth-seeded Edina March 12 in the semifinals.

Shakopee (26-3) is residence yet again for the title sport March 18 against 2nd-seeded Eden Prairie (18-10). The winner advances to the Course 4A condition match.

The Sabers conquer Eden Prairie 83-64 at dwelling again on Jan. 8 in the common period.

The condition quarterfinals are set for March 23 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, adopted by the semifinals March 24 at Williams Arena on the College of Minnesota campus. The title recreation is also at Williams Arena Feb. 26.

Wayzata is the defending winner, beating Shakopee in the condition semifinals previous 12 months en route to the crown.

The Sabers ended up also condition qualifiers in 2014. Just before that, Shakopee produced six straight trips to point out in Class 3A beginning in 2000, together with profitable the title in 2005.

The next season the Sabers created the shift to Class 4A.

In the get about Chaska, the Sabers rolled out to a 39-16 guide at the crack and never ever looked back. Shakopee experienced 5 gamers in double figures, led by senior Cade McGraw’s 15 factors.

Senior Nick Katona finished with 13 points for Shakopee, followed by sophomore Isaac Snell with 11 and seniors Sam West and Yonis Mohamud equally with 10.

Senior Josh Magin chipped in seven factors, though senior Quinten Snell scored four.

In opposition to Edina, Shakopee outscored the Hornets 41-21 in each individual fifty percent. Katona led the way with 17 points, while sophomore Jalen Langsy scored 13.

Senior Chandler Ross and Mohamud the two completed with 10 details, though McGraw and Quinten Snell each experienced 9 and Isaac Snell and Magin each experienced 5. West chipped in four factors.

Shakopee entered the playoffs off of a 72-57 residence get more than Apple Valley in its ultimate South Suburban Meeting game March 4. The victory gave the No. 2-rated Sabers the outright league title with a 16-2 mark.

Eighth-ranked Farmington was second (15-3), followed by No. 7 Eastview (13-5).

McGraw and West led the Sabers in the gain around Apple Valley with 13 points apiece, though Mohamud scored 12 and Katona had 11. Langsy chipped in nine details and Quinten Snell experienced 8.

It is really Shakopee’s 1st SSC title since the becoming a member of the 10-workforce league at the begin of the 2014-15 school calendar year.