SHS boys roll to 4-0 recordThe Superior High School boys basketball team improved to 4-0 with wins of 69-57 at Duluth Denfeld Tuesday night and 71-55 at Minneapolis Southwest Saturday afternoon.
The Superior High School boys basketball team improved to 4-0 with wins of 69-57 at Duluth Denfeld Tuesday night and 71-55 at Minneapolis Southwest Saturday afternoon.
“Saturday’s game was very physical and we’re not used to that style, but I thought our kids did a great job adjusting and keeping their composure,” said SHS coach Dave Kontny.
The Spartans had a big first half Saturday, outscoring Minneapolis Southwest 36-20. Superior’s defensive effort was key, Kontny said.
“We are very long on the wings and got a lot of hands on balls that led to steals and easy baskets,” Kontny said. “I liked the way we contested every shot and never gave them a free look.”
Superior was 10-of-19 from the free-throw line, while Minneapolis Southwest was 7-of-10.
Three Spartans scored in double figures, with Erick Tunell leading the way with 21 points. Bryan Sanders and Nick Melhum finished with 12 points apiece.
“Offensively we moved the ball well at times and hurt them with our unselfishness, leading to easy baskets,” Kontny said. “We got 20 points from our guys down low and 15 points from our bench, and everyone was in the scoring column. That tells me we are on the right track to being a deep team.”
Cam Ross scored 18 points to lead Minneapolis Southwest, followed by Demetrius Cady with 10 points.
The Spartans host Duluth Marshall at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.
SPARTAN SPIN: The Superior junior varsity team fell to 2-1 on the season with a 42-20 loss to Minneapolis Southwest on Saturday. Connor Gray and Nate Sanders led the team with eight points each. … The Spartan freshman team defeated Minneapolis Southwest 46-39. Leading Superior (3-0) were Brett Lozon with 14 points, Branden Myer with 10 points and Grant Anderson with eight points. … Superior swept all three games at Denfeld, winning the JV game 55-28 and the freshmen game 47-20. … More on Tuesday’s game will be in Friday’s Superior Telegram.
Superior 36 35 — 71
Minneapolis Southwest 20 35 — 55
Superior — Erick Tunell 21, Bryan Sanders 12, Nick Melhum 12, Ben Erickson 6, Anthony Valentine 6, Carter Anderson 5, Derek Kontny 5, John Lindberg 2, Jordan Hughes 2.
3-point goals — Tunell 2, Anderson.
Minneapolis Southwest — Cam Ross 18, Demetrius Cady 10, Lanick Knight 8, A.J. Ray 8, Akeem Smith 5, Eamon Brodek 4, Tyler Porch 2.
3-point goals — Cady, Smith.