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CaliforniaZaggin'
03-18-2009, 02:00 PM
Last night, Sam Dower and the Osseo Orioles beat Roseville, 71-54, to advance to the AAAA Section 5 Finals. Big Sam dropped 26 to lead the Orioles.

Unfortunately, I'm having trouble finding a box score or a game recap. For now, here's all I got...

http://preps.startribune.com/teamgamerecap.php?yid=0809&tid=2029&gameid=38657

I imagine something will be posted soon to the Osseo boys basketball website...

http://www.osseobasketball.com/



THATA BOY, SAM!! GOOD LUCK ON FRIDAY IN THE FINALS!!

BobZag
03-18-2009, 02:23 PM
Great job, Sam! Keep it going!

speed21
03-18-2009, 03:47 PM
Sam had 26. Not sure how many rebounds though.

CaliforniaZaggin'
03-23-2009, 08:33 AM
The Osseo Boys Basketball team defeated Robbinsdale-Cooper 58-51 to claim the section 5AAAA section title. The Orioles will play Wednesday in the first round of the AAAA state championship tournament. This is Osseo's first state tournament appearance since 2003.


The Osseo boys' basketball team will play Wednesday at 4pm in the Target Center for the first round of the AAAA state tournament. The Orioles received the number three seed and will face Apple Valley.

If the Orioles win they will play at 8pm in the Target Center on Thursday.


http://www.osseobasketball.com/

CONGRATS, SAM! KEEP IT UP!

former1dog
03-23-2009, 08:45 AM
According to the site linked, Sam had 18 points and 13 rebounds in the sectional championship game.

ZagNative
03-23-2009, 09:59 PM
From the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Trubune today:

A closer look at All-Metro first team (http://www.startribune.com/sports/preps/41716892.html?elr=KArksi8cyaiUo8cyaiUiD3aPc:_Yyc:a ULPQL7PQLanchO7DiUr)
Last update: March 23, 2009 - 11:43 PM
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http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff232/ZagNative/Zags/Recruits/2009%20Recruits/Sam%20Dower/2009-03-23SamDowerAll-MetroTeamsmal.jpg

Pictured: Boys' All-Metro first team, from left: Raymond Cowels, Hopkins; Royce White, Hopkins; Sam Dower, Osseo; Mike Bruesewitz, Henry Sibley, and Rodney Williams Jr., Cooper.

SAM DOWER
Osseo senior forward

With long arms and a 6-9 body, Dower completely changes the way opposing offenses attack Osseo, blocking an average of four shots per game. Offensively, he averaged a double-double in helping the Orioles to the Class 4A, Section 5 championship: 25 points and 12 rebounds per game. Signed with Gonzaga.

ZagNative
03-23-2009, 10:13 PM
From Rivals MinnesotaPreps.com (http://rivalshoops.rivals.com/content.asp?cid=927377):

March 23, 2009
State Tournament Preview: Class AAAA

Ryan James

Wednesday morning the Minnesota State Tournament kicks off at 10:00 A.M. in the Target Center with class AAAA match-ups. Henry Sibley and St. Cloud Tech were the only programs able to repeat this season but neither is the favorite coming in as that distinction belongs to the ridiculously talented Hopkins Royals.
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4:00 P.M. Apple Valley vs. Osseo

The last time Gonzaga commit Sam Dower was in the Target Center he hung 20 points up on Iowa commit Cody Larson in short second half minutes. Apple Valley doesn't have the height and length to shut down Dower but they do have a nice counter punch in 6-foot-5 senior David Bauer (12.1 points a game) and 6-foot-6 sophomore Tom Schalk (11.7 a game). Bauer and Schalk lead the Eagles in their balanced scoring so Dower and senior teammate Jayvin Reynolds (7.1 points a game) will also have to work on both ends. Edge goes to Osseo but it may not be by as much as some think. Apple Valley just has to try keep Dower from getting so deep to utilize that deadly jumphook that he seems to release from 20 feet in the air.
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You have to believe that Sam Dower will be the difference and if he gets deep enough he will dominate. But Varmah Sonie can reek havoc on the tempo of a game so watch him against the Osseo guards very closely.

gonzagulous
03-24-2009, 06:29 AM
Congrats Sam! ZN, I don't know how you find this stuff so quick, I just saw this in the newspaper this morning, and I live in Minneapolis!

cjm720
03-24-2009, 06:42 AM
"Edge goes to Osseo but it may not be by as much as some think. Apple Valley just has to try keep Dower from getting so deep to utilize that deadly jumphook that he seems to release from 20 feet in the air.
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You have to believe that Sam Dower will be the difference and if he gets deep enough he will dominate. "

DEADLY JUMP HOOK! ME LIKEY

GO ZAGS!!!

azzagfan
03-24-2009, 06:51 AM
I'm hoping to go down to the game on Thursday if Osseo can win on Wednesday. I'm excited to see Sam play, so win on Wednesday Sam!

BobZag
03-24-2009, 08:58 AM
Just a young pup now, but a future stud for the Zags.

DixieZag
03-24-2009, 09:03 AM
I love this kid already. An underated strong point of the Zag program, seeing talent early and getting commits, how can Tubby have missed on this kid?

CaliforniaZaggin'
03-24-2009, 09:44 AM
I love this kid already. An underated strong point of the Zag program, seeing talent early and getting commits, how can Tubby have missed on this kid?

Agreed. Hopefully this strategy works again in recruiting guys like Kingma and Harris.