sharpshooter34_old
this is what was said about roncalli in the tournament preview on the wishoops home page. in my opinion, i think it is a very flattering comparision that gives rux and his team their dues. i'll be cheering them on this weekend and i home other confrence schools do as well. there were also some very kind words about greg schrimpf.

4. Manitowoc Roncalli Playing Old-School Basketball -- Coaches throughout the state absolutely love the way Joe Rux gets his kids at Roncalli to play hard on both ends of the floor. They also love the discipline and intelligence the Jets display throughout the course of 32 minutes. Roncalli?s style of play is Wisconsin?s version of Hickory High.
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dwaderulzz_old
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all roncalli has to do is stay hott and they will do fine
I agree.. If roncalli's shooters stay hot and their defense is as good as it usually is, they should be able to pull out of this one and go for the Gold Ball


I'm an Aquinas fan, but you've hit the nail on the head. If either team is cold ... look out. Good luck to the Jets and I hope this game is as good as we all think it should be. (I wish we could still use the God is on our side cheer ... but seems kind of pointless.)
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Roncalli has an advantage, that is: If Roncalli's offense is cold they can still rely on defense. If LAX's offense is cold they have NOTHING to rely on.


Here I am trying to be a good sport and you have to talk trash. Sheesh.

For Aquinas to be cold A LOT of guys have to be cold. And I think you'll find out that the play very tough defense. Roncalli probably has no idea what it is like to play a team with that many guys who can run, jump (the first 6 guys on the team all play above the rim) score and flat out ball. Aquinas very rarely plays a team willing to play them man-to-man, so we'll see how they adjust to your fundamental d. It'll be fun.
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sammyp13_old
yea to bad they can't see eachother in the finals. it worked out with D1 girls though with vincent and north. in another division cuba city and oostburg should have played in the finals.
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dwaderulzz_old
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yea to bad they can't see eachother in the finals. it worked out with D1 girls though with vincent and north. in another division cuba city and oostburg should have played in the finals.


the D1 boys match-up is bad, too.
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sammyp13_old
true with memorial's and vincent thats just not right. idk maybe wiaa should implement a seeding clause when tournament time comes along.
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kenny78
I think everyone is jumping to conclusions about Roncalli and Aquinas being head and shoulders above Regis and St. Cats. Without common opponents, it is too difficult to tell until after the games are played how much better one team is than another.
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sharpshooter34_old
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Roncalli has an advantage, that is: If Roncalli's offense is cold they can still rely on defense. If LAX's offense is cold they have NOTHING to rely on.


Here I am trying to be a good sport and you have to talk trash. Sheesh.

For Aquinas to be cold A LOT of guys have to be cold. And I think you'll find out that the play very tough defense. Roncalli probably has no idea what it is like to play a team with that many guys who can run, jump (the first 6 guys on the team all play above the rim) score and flat out ball. Aquinas very rarely plays a team willing to play them man-to-man, so we'll see how they adjust to your fundamental d. It'll be fun.
St. Cats. -- Last years State semi-finals.


very good point, and roncalli played a great/ close game with them even though they went cold in the third quarter. last year there downfall was the lack of an inside presence. they have 2 this year (koss and dudek) so i believe they have seen a team like that and they know what to do to beat them
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Roncalli has an advantage, that is: If Roncalli's offense is cold they can still rely on defense. If LAX's offense is cold they have NOTHING to rely on.


OOOOOPPSS
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raider23_old
well, Aquinas won, by 10 I believe, I only got to watch the first half in one of my classes this morning, it seemed to be sloppy in the beginning, but then both teams seemed to settle down, and it was a pretty decent first half...
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well, Aquinas won, by 10 I believe, I only got to watch the first half in one of my classes this morning, it seemed to be sloppy in the beginning, but then both teams seemed to settle down, and it was a pretty decent first half...


When the game started out with back to back turnovers I was thinking the same thing but I guess you gotta expect that kind of stuff could happen due to nerves. Someone earlier mentioned that Roncalli went cold in third quarter last year against St Cats and it looked like that dreaded third quarter hit them again today. I don't know if they were cold or if Aquinas' D was just that good but Roncalli scored only four points during that quarter. The Jets' D also played well, Christopherson still had 20-some points, but they held a team that averages 70 ppg to 51.
"Every day is an extra day in the major leagues. I'm just going to play like a kid, chew a piece of gum when I go up to bat and try to blow bubbles. It's silly stuff for other people, but for me it keeps me young, keeps me enthused."
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sharpshooter34_old
i dont know what it is but its true, the last two years at state both roncalli teams were able to get a sizeable lead in the first half only to let their opponent back in the game by the end of the first half. then in the third quarters both years they have gone cold and had to fight their way back into the game only to run out of time. last year they lost to st. cats 60-55 but the game was a one point game with under a minute left before they were forced to foul. this year it was a 2 point game (i believe) with 38 seconds left before they were forced to foul. its disapointing to see such a good team, with good character athletes and coaches lose in the semis 3 years in a row, but they have just been on the unforuntate end of 3 close hard fought games. i almost forgot to throw in that they lost to grantsburg in OT the first year also. it was a good run and this team gave us a lot of great games to watch. thanks
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