Boys basketball: Adjustments pay off in victory over ChanhassenThe Rosemount boys basketball team is dealing with a bit of inconsistency and is doing anything it can to gain momentum heading into the final week of the regular season.
By: Brian Hall, Rosemount Town Pages
The Rosemount boys basketball team is dealing with a bit of inconsistency and is doing anything it can to gain momentum heading into the final week of the regular season.
Irish coach Bryan Schnettler just wants his team to be confident and bring energy to the court each game. Schnettler knows his team can compete with anyone if they have energy, focus, and confidence.
Yet, knowing is what needs to be done is one thing — executing is another.
Rosemount lost 82-55 last week at Apple Valley. With some minor changes, the Irish came back Tuesday and won 69-39 against Chanhassen.
“Last Friday was bad,” Schnettler said. “There is no other way to put it. We worked on a few new things and played very well (Tuesday).
“We just changed a few things up on defense, shortened the rotation a little bit with how many guys were playing. (On Tuesday) they really focused on working to get great shots and play more unselfish.”
It showed against Chanhassen.
While Schnettler might have shortened his rotation, plenty of players got the chance to hit the court thanks to the large margin of victory.
Zach Vraa scored his 1,000th career point and finished with nine points. Toriano Tatum scored 15 points to lead Rosemount (14-9, 11-8 Lake).
Matt Nelson, Brandon Forcier and Matt Larson each scored eight points. Justin Larson and Ben Danielson chipped in with seven points apiece.
Vraa had a team-high 16 points against Apple Valley.
“Guys were just not ready to play,” Schnettler said. “Bottom line, we just weren’t very good.”