Eisenschenk, Green team top Blue team 118-106 in all-star series

Eisenschenk, Green team top Blue team 118-106 in all-star series

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Eisenschenk, Green team top Blue team 118-106 in all-star series

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Well, it wasn’t like a Rocori game. Jonah Eisenschenk certainly will vouch for that.

“It’s a little different from what I’m used to,” the Rocori senior said Friday night. “It’s an experience.

“It’s great to be with the guys. Sure, it’s about basketball, but at the same time it’s about one last hurrah, one last memory.”

Eisenschenk’s Green team beat the Blue team 118-106 at Halenbeck Hall on the first day of the 31st annual Minnesota State High School Coaches Association All-Star Series.

The series includes 40 of the top seniors who play in two locations over two days. In the first game Friday, the Charcoal beat the Maroon 130-95.

The teams resume play at 2:30 p.m. today at Macalester College in St. Paul.

As in past years, the atmosphere was casual and the play was laid-back, heavy on flash and low on defensive intensity.

Eisenschenk, who is headed to Minnesota-Duluth on a basketball scholarship, had four points and two rebounds and his team won easily.

“For me here, we didn’t need 20 points and 10 rebounds to win the game,” said Eisenschenk, who averaged that at Rocori. “I’m just here to enjoy the experience.”

Eisenschenk played on a rotation that included Quinton Hooker of Park Center, Minnesota’s Mr. Basketball who is headed to North Dakota.

Hooker, a 6-foot guard, had 14 points on 6-for-9 shooting, 10 rebounds, eight assists and one turnover.

Also in Eisenschenk’s group was Carson Shanks, a 7-foot center from Prior Lake headed to Utah State, and Anders Broman, a 6-2 guard from Lakeview Christian in Duluth headed to South Dakota State.

Broman is the state’s all-time leading scorer.

No, Eisenschenk’s usual 20 points weren’t needed.

“It’s a different atmosphere,” Eisenschenk said. “There are no high school fans. It’s still a lot of fun.”

That’s what Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa head coach Dave Montbriand said, too.

Montbriand and B-B-E assistant Brad Goodwin coached the Maroon team that included Alexandria’s Logan Doyle, Roseville’s Mackenzie Johnson, Willmar’s Austin Rambow and Zimmerman’s Jake Wilson, among others.

“There’s not a lot of coaching involved,” Montbriand said. “You just kind of watch it and enjoy it.”

He saw his opponents, the Charcoal team, make 19 three-pointers, including three from at least NBA three-point range. There were nine dunks and no need for a shot clock.

“It was fun,” Montbriand said. “It was very low-pressure coaching.”

Green 118, Blue 106

BLUE – Ben Oberfeld 4-8 3-4 12 (13 rebounds), Renard Suggs 2-13 0-0 5 (4 assists), Isaiah Hanson 5-10 2-2 13 (6 rebounds), Nate Huot 3-7 0-0 9, Bridge Tussler 3-11 1-5 8, Robert Ben 4-15 0-0 8 (11 rebounds, 5 assists), Jordan Burich 3-10 0-0 7 (10 rebounds), Shaq Coleman 3-14 4-6 13 (7 rebounds, 3 steals), Mike Millard 12-17 4-5 28, Devon Pekas 1-8 0-0 3 (5 rebounds). FG 40-113, FT 14-22, REB 65, PF 7, ASST 17, TO 8, BLK 0, STL 6.

GREEN – Quinton Hooker 6-9 0-0 14 (10 rebounds, 8 assists), DeShawn Jones 9-15 1-2 22 (7 rebounds), Carson Shanks 5-7 12-12 (11 rebounds), Anders Broman 4-10 0-0 11, Jonah Eisenschenk 1-5 2-2 4, Riley Dearring 9-17 4-5 26 (6 rebounds), Zach Lindquist 2-4 0-0 4, Nick O’Hara 2-5 0-0 4, Luke Scott 3-7 0-0 6 (6 assists, 3 steals), Jumah’ri Turner 5-9 2-2 13. FG 46-88, FT 10-13, REB 58, PF 12, ASST 17, TO 13, BLK 1, STL 2.

Halftime: Green 65, Blue 46.

Charcoal 130, Maroon 95

MAROON – Tom Aase 5, Nick Anderson 5, Logan Doyle 8, Xavier Hall 7, Kebu Johnson 10, Mackenzie Johnson 18, Peter Kruize 15, Porter Morrell 11, Austin Rambow 5, Jake Wilson 9.

CHARCOAL – John Mattison 9, Devin Buckley 23, Grant Erickson 9, Dustin Fronk 18, Garrison Gillard 10, Aaron Lien 9, Joe Aase 8, Reggie Lynch 18, Quashingm Smith-Pugh 19.

Halftime: Charcoal 69, Maroon 42.

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