Prep boys basketball: Cromwell-Wright falls to Ada-Borup in Class A quarterfinals
MINNEAPOLIS -- For just about every team making its Williams Arena debut, there's an expected adjustment period as shooters acclimate to the spacious backdrop.
MINNEAPOLIS - For just about every team making its Williams Arena debut, there’s an expected adjustment period as shooters acclimate to the spacious backdrop.
It’s an especially dangerous proposition if your offense relies heavily on the 3-point shot, which Cromwell-Wright experienced firsthand this afternoon. Shooting woes eventually caught up to the Cardinals in a 49-39 loss to Ada-Borup in a Class A state tournament quarterfinal.
The stingiest defense in Class A allowed Cromwell-Wright to throw a scare at the second-seeded Cougars (29-1). To that end, one of Micah Pocernich’s raindrop 3-pointers boosted the Cardinals’ lead to 29-22 early in the second half, but inconsistency from the outside - combined with the shot-altering presence inside of Ada-Borup’s 6-foot-8 post, Mason Miller - stymied the Section 5A champs down the stretch.
Unseeded Cromwell-Wright (25-4), which entered averaging more than 22 long-range attempts, had its winning streak snapped at 15 games.