Thursday, March 08, 2007

Region 2 Finals Tonight

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Region 2 Champ - From today's Grand Forks Herald

For Shane Robinson, the Region 2 boys basketball title may come down to pace.

Robinson's Midway-Minto team meets North Border in the region final at 7:30 tonight at Grand Forks' Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Midway-Minto is 2-0 against North Border, holding the advantage against a North Border frontcourt that includes 6-foot-10 Michael Mathison, 6-4 Paul Meyer and 6-4 Mike Smith.

"They're a little bigger than us," said Robinson, whose team is a second-year co-op. "They'll try to slow it down and look inside. Their size will be a factor. We want to get up and down the court and use our speed to our advantage."

North Border is in familiar territory, as the Eagles were in the region final each of the last two seasons, losing each time to Mayville-Portland-Clifford-Galesburg.

North Border managed only 48 and 54 points in its two losses to the Mustangs.

"And that's a credit to their defense," Eagles coach Cooter Symington said. "They got us out of our offense. We have to do a better job of running our offense."


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