Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Eden Prairie sunk a three-pointer at the end of regulation to send the game to overtime, where Eastview lost 75-68.
The Eastview High School boys basketball team is out of the Class 4A boys basketball state tournament after a heartbreaking 75-68 overtime loss to Eden Prairie in quarterfinal play on Wednesday. With under eight minutes to play in the first half, Eastview led 19-7, which included a 12-0 scoring streak against the Eagles. Eden Prairie made a 9-0 comeback run during the first half, and Eastview went into halftime ahead 21-20. Eastview senior star Joey King was on the bench for most of the first half, after committing two fouls early in the game, but came back in during the second. In the second half, scoring was largely back and forth. Eden Prairie's Grant Shaeffer got hot later in the half, and hit a three-point shot at the buzzer to send …
Monday, March 19, 2012
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UPDATE Tuesday: Can't make Wednesday's Eastview-Eden Prairie boys basketball quarterfinal? You can listen to live audio of the 4 p.m. game from the Minnesota Sports Broadcast Network, online here. MSBN will broadcast the game on its channel 1. Come back to Apple Valley Patch after the game on Wednesday for post-game coverage. _________________________________ Editor's note: If you're going to Wednesday's 4 p.m. state quarterfinal game between the Eastview and Eden Prairie boys basketball teams, we'd love to see your photos and video clips! Upload them directly to this story by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" button under the current picture. The Class 4A state boys basketball tournament begins at 4 p.m. Wednesday (March 21) for the…
Friday, March 16, 2012
The Lightning won 57-53 in Friday night's section final against the Eagles.
The Eastview boys basketball team is headed to state after beating Apple Valley 57-53 in Friday night's section 3AAAA final. Who Eastview will play in the first round of the state tournament is yet to be determined, but the quarterfinals are scheduled for Wednesday at the Target Center and University of Minnesota Williams Arena. On Friday, the Burnsville High School gym was packed with Apple Valley and Eastview fans, with a line out the door more than an hour before gametime. And while the score wasn't as high as during the teams' previous meetings in January and February this season—they ended 91-84 and 85-75, respectively— the show didn't disappoint. Apple Valley was within five points with one minute left in the second half, and within …
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Thursday, March 15, 2012
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On Wednesday, Minneapolis Star Tribune sports reporter Brian Stensaas (@stensation) tweeted from the high school girls basketball state tournament after talking to Eastview High School Athletic Director Matt Percival: "Chatted w EV AD Matt Percival. Lighting's [sic] 750 ticket allotment for Friday boys hoops sec final v. Valley on sale 2morw Might last a minute." The situation probably will be similar at Apple Valley High School on Thursday, when 750 pre-sale tickets will go on sale for Eagles student fans, in preparation for a Friday section final match-up that determines which of the two boys basketball teams will head to the state tournament. Tipoff Friday is set for 7 p.m. at Burnsville High School. Eastview is the home team. For the …
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Apple Valley and Eastview won their section semifinal games Saturday and will play each other for the section championship; only one team will advance to the state tournament.
It's something a lot of people probably saw coming. Seeded at the top of section 3AAAA, both the No. 1 Eastview and No. 2 Apple Valley boys basketball teams blazed through their quarterfinal and semifinal games, and will meet Friday in the section championship. As a result, only one of the teams—both of which consistently ranked in the top five in the state throughout the regular season—will earn a state berth. The teams square off at 7 p.m. Friday at Burnsville High School, where it likely will be a packed house. Eastview is the home team. In Saturday's semifinals, Apple Valley beat No. 3 Cretin-Derham Hall 87-76. Tyus Jones had 33 points, followed by Dustin Fronk with 29. Eastview beat No. 4 Eagan 62-43, with 21 from Darin Haugh and 20 …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Eastview will take on Eagan, and Apple Valley will play Cretin-Derham Hall on Saturday.
The Eastview and Apple Valley boys basketball teams, seeded No. 1 and No. 2 in section 3AAAA, respectively, both advanced to section semifinals after wins on Wednesday night. Eastview trampled No. 8 seed Park Cottage Grove 75-26. Senior Joey King put up 28 points, Jordan Bolger had 14 and Ben Oberfeld had 12. Apple Valley posted a 72-51 victory against No. 7 seed East Ridge on Wednesday. Dustin Fronk led the team with 24 points, followed by Tyus Jones with 18 and Dennis Auston with 13. Eastview will take on No. 4 seed Eagan at 6 p.m. Saturday at Burnsville High School, immediately followed by Apple Valley against No. 3 seed Cretin-Derham Hall at 8 p.m., also at Burnsville High School. Should Eastview and Apple Valley win these games, they'…
Monday, March 5, 2012
Section 3AAAA play kicks off Wednesday, with both local teams at home.
Playoffs begin this week for the Eastview and Apple Valley boys basketball teams. But, though both were ranked among the top five teams in the state for the majority of the season, only one would be able to advance to the state tournament since both play in section 3AAAA. No. 1 section seed Eastview takes on No. 8 Park Cottage Grove at 7 p.m. Wednesday at home. No. 2 seed Apple Valley starts with No. 7 East Ridge at 7 p.m. Wednesday at home. The winners of these games will advance to section semifinals on Saturday. Should they continue to advance, the Eagles and Lightning could meet in the section final game a week from Friday. Last year, it was Apple Valley that made the section final, but lost to Lakeville South. South also stopped …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
In the much anticipated rematch of the two top-ten, cross-town rivals, Eastview held off a late charge by Apple Valley and sophomore Tyus Jones to earn a 85-75 win.
Were you at the game? Did you get Coach K's autograph? What did you think of Tyus Jones' 45-point performance for Apple Valley? Can Eastview go all the way this season? We'd love to hear more. Tell us in the comments below.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Apple Valley's girls team also won on Friday.
The No. 1 Eastview boys basketball team lost its first game of the season in heartbreaking fashion Friday night, by just one point to conference foe and No. 3-ranked Lakeville North. After the 57-56 loss, Eastview, 19-1 overall, is now tied with North, also 19-1, for first place in the South Suburban Conference. Both are 11-1 in conference. Read more about the game from the Minnesota Basketball Hub. The No. 5 Apple Valley boys basketball team, however, pulled out a win on Friday night, with an 83-64 victory against Bloomington Kennedy. Tyus Jones led all players with 32 points; Mitch Hechsel had 12 and Dustin Fronk had 10. The Eagles are 17-3 overall and third in conference with a 10-2 record. The Apple Valley girls team also beat Kennedy—…