Boys Basketball Section Finals Preview (Apollo and Sartell)
St. Cloud State’s Halenbeck Hall is the site for a boys basketball section final doubleheader Thursday night. Apollo plays 6th ranked Delano at 6pm tonight in the first game, pregame on AM 1390-the Fan at 5:50. Apollo is 16-12 while Delano is 25-3. Apollo beat Monticello 61-39 in the section quarterfinals before downing Mound-Westonka 54-38 Saturday in the section semifinals. Delano hasn’t been tested yet having beat Becker 96-45 and Orono 61-46.
Delano beat Apollo 70-53 on January 18 this season. Apollo starts 5 seniors and is led by Brett Maslonkowski who averages 22 points a game.
Sartell-St. Stephen plays tonight against Fergus Falls in the Section 8-3A finals at SCSU. Hear the game on AM 1390-the Fan. The Sabres are 16-12 while Fergus Falls is 18-10. Fergus Falls won the 2 previous meetings between the 2 teams by small margins, 4 points and 2 points.
Sartell advanced with wins over Sauk Rapids-Rice and Thief River Falls while Fergus Falls downed Detroit Lakes and Alexandria to get to this point. Sartell head coach Dave Angell says they can’t afford to fall too far behind and wants a controlled tempo.
Hear tonight’s games on AM 1390-the Fan with Jay Caldwell calling the play-by-play and Tech head coach Mike Trewick offering color analysis. Coverage begins at 5:50.