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Hot shooting, hustle play propels Eden Prairie past Osseo

By JIM PAULSEN, Star Tribune, 03/21/18, 1:15PM CDT


Connor Christensen had 22 points, including four three-pointers, in leading the quicker Eagles to a 65-38 victory.

Eden Prairie's Austin Andrews (right) and Osseo's Zach Theisen battled under the basket in the second half in a Class 4A quarterfinal game Wednesday at Target Center. Photo: ELIZABETH FLORES • liz.flores@startribune.com

Eden Prairie scored the first seven points of the game and rode that spark to a 65-38 victory over Osseo in the Class 4A quarterfinals.

“We made it an emphasis that the first five minutes of the game were going to be critical,” Eden Prairie coach David Flom said. “We thought it would be a tough grind. One exception was if we got out to a really good start.”

Playing with a lineup loaded with sophomores and buttressed by two experienced seniors, Eden Prairie was the aggressor from the outset Wednesday at Target Center. The Eagles won the races to loose balls, controlled the boards and worked for open shots both inside and out.

First report

Eden Prairie used strong outside shooting and an aggressive approach on the boards to defeat Osseo 65-38 in the Class 4A quarterfinals Wednesday at Target Center.

Connor Christensen had 22 points, 12 of them on three-pointers, and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Eagles (23-7), who shot an impressive 56.5 percent (26 of 46) from the floor and outrebounded Osseo 36-22.

Zach Theisen and Cornell Richardson scored 10 points each for Osseo (23-7).

Check back later for more on the game.

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