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Boys basketball: Irish learning, building for March

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Boys basketball: Irish learning, building for March
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Some positives emerged for the Rosemount boys basketball team during the second halves of losses to a pair of quality opponents last week.

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The Irish showed improvement on the offensive end as they played point-for-point with Cretin-Derham Hall (72-55) and Woodbury (83-61) after falling behind by double figures early on in both contests.

"We played two good teams and we are learning what it takes to play at that level. Our goal is to be able to compete with and beat teams like that in March," Rosemount coach Bryan Schnettler said. "We are all about the process right now, learning and improving every day. We have a lot of areas in which to improve, but we have also had some positives."

Among those positives was the play of the team in the second half last Tuesday against Cretin in St. Paul. The Irish, who fell behind 35-20 by halftime, were outscored just 37-35 over the final 18 minutes. Eleven different players scored points and the Irish earned 23 trips to the free-throw line.

Garrett Goetz led the way with 13 points. Jeremy Macchitelli scored eight points and Kyle Kaupa chipped in seven points and four rebounds. Cole Northwick scored five points and led the team with five boards.

Friday night's game against Woodbury at Irish Gym played out in similar fashion. The Irish fell behind 42-23 against a Royals team coming off an upset of seventh-ranked Edina, but fought back to get outscored just 41-38 after the break.

Kaupa led three players in double figures with 11 points. Goetz scored 10 points, as did Macchetelli, who also hauled in four rebounds. Kyle Liermann led the Irish with five rebounds.

Northwick added nine points.

The Irish (1-3) traveled to Benilde-St. Margaret's Tuesday night and are on the road again tomorrow at Lakeville South.

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Matt Steichen
Matt Steichen has been the sports editor at the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He has previously been a sports writer at the Sioux City Journal and Le Mars Daily Sentinel and the sports editor at the Austin Daily Herald.
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