Breck senior David Roddy battles two Providence Academy defenders for the ball during the first half Tuesday night. Roddy had 32 points in the Mustangs' 67-44 victory over the Lions. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine
Breck's Joey Ganley puts up a short jump shot against Providence Academy Tuesday night. Ganley had 12 points in the Mustangs' 67-44 victory over the Lions in Golden Valley. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine
Breck senior forward David Roddy dribbled down the court, then dished a no-look pass to senior guard Joey Ganley to score a basket near the end of the first half. Later, Roddy dished a pass to sophomore Jaren Morton under the hoop. When the shot didn’t fall, Roddy was there for the rebound and dunk to open up a 12-point lead.
Roddy led the way with 32 points as Breck, ranked No. 6 in Class 2A by Minnesota Basketball News, defeated Independent Metro Athletic Conference foe Providence Academy 67-44 Tuesday at Breck School.
Sure, Roddy hit his shots and made free throws, but he also made key passes to his teammates, helped direct traffic and contributed solid defense.
“He’s the ultimate teammate,” said Breck coach Brad Barber. “As I told other people, he could go get 40, 50 (points) a night. He doesn’t want to play that way.
“He wants his teammates to play off of him and do their part.”
Breck took the top spot of the Independent Metro Athletic Conference standings with a 67-44 victory over Providence Academy on Tuesday at Breck School.
Things started off a bit slow with fouls and tight defense. Providence Academy made its first points from the free-throw line and didn't get a basket until about seven minutes into the game.
The lead was no more than four points for either side in the first half.
The Lions (12-6, 5-2) went up by four with a couple minutes left in the first half on a three-pointer from senior guard Dylan Servais, The Mustangs, ranked No. 6 in Class 2A by Minnesota Basketball News, however, finished the half on a 8-1 run to hold a 24-21 halftime edge.
Breck (16-3, 6-1) really opened things up in the second half and pulled away quickly with a 16-7 run, led by David Roddy who finished with a game-high 32 points. Teammates Jaren Morton and Joey Ganley added 13 and 12 points, respectively.
Servais, who scored 17 points, was the only Lion to register double-digit points.
With the win, the Mustangs evened their season series against Providence Academy, which beat Breck 56-47 on Jan. 18. Breck has won six straight and 12 of its last 13.
Providence Academy's Mark Richelsen attempts to get around Breck's David Roddy early in the first half. The Lions were defeated by the Mustangs 67-44. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine
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