Big plays, like scoring points and grabbing rebounds, draw attention to players.
But little plays, such as blocking shots and playing good defense, bring victories to teams such as Tartan. The Titans got a standpoint performance late from senior Joseph Kearney, as he did the little things to help lead his team to a 74-71 win over Robbinsdale Cooper in the Southside Super Showcase played at Minnehaha Academy Saturday.
"I always tell players we're not going to have ticker-tape parades for players who do the things they're supposed to do," Tartan coach Mark Klingsporn said. "But absolutely those things are important."
The little things proved critical in the final moments as the Titans, who are ranked No. 9 in Class 4A by Minnesota Basketball News, trailed by three points with six minutes to play and struggled to create any separation from Cooper (2-2, 0-0).
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