Twenty-four points might be considered an off night for David Roddy, Breck's 6-foot-5 senior forward who’s tied for the state's second-highest scoring average at 29.5 points per game.
But in a 56-47 loss at Providence Academy on Jan. 18, Roddy finished with 24 points. The performance came on a night when the Mustangs were outscored by 16 points in the second half and posted their second-lowest scoring total of the season.
Tuesday night in our Top Game of the Week, Breck has an opportunity to avenge that loss — the only one in the Mustangs' past 12 games — on its home court in a contest for the Independent Metro Athletic Conference crown.
Roddy, a Colorado State commit, leads the team in scoring, rebounding (17.8 rpg), assists (4.3 per game), steals (2.2 per game) and blocked shots (2.4 per game). Sophomore Jaren Morton adds 9.6 points per game, while senior Joe Ganley contributes 9.1 ppg for the Mustangs (15-3, 5-1), who are No. 6 in the Class 2A rankings released by Minnesota Basketball News on Jan. 30.
Providence Academy (12-5, 5-1) counters with a more balanced attack behind a trio of seniors: Mark Richelsen (18.4 ppg), a forward, guard Dylan Servais (13.8 ppg) and 6-5 forward Logan Blomberg (10.9 ppg).
Richelsen outscored Roddy 28-24 in their last duel and is coming off a 30-point performance last Friday in a 73-39 victory over St. Paul Academy.
Tuesday's winner takes control of the conference standings lead, with only No. 1-2A Minnehaha Academy remaining as a challenger for the title.