View Full Version : Dower Blocking a Shot in State Playoffs

Angelo Roncalli
03-24-2009, 02:40 PM

03-24-2009, 02:44 PM
Nice. Can't wait to see him in a Zag uni next year!

03-24-2009, 02:58 PM
Nice. Can't wait to see him in a Zag uni next year!

Ohhh man, me either.

03-24-2009, 03:43 PM
Great find Angelo...That is some athleticism...

03-24-2009, 03:57 PM
Maybe the best part about that picture is that Dower is using his right hand. He is a lefty and truly great shot blockers can use both hands with that type of athleticism.

Thanks for the pic Angelo!

03-24-2009, 04:49 PM
A little bit of clarification......that game was in the section finals not the state playoffs. However I believe that shot was against one of the best players in state (Rodney Williams) who is going to Minnesota next year.

State Playoffs begin tomorrow.

03-24-2009, 05:02 PM
I wish there were a way to listen to Sam's tourney games on the radio on line. Last year we were able to listen to many of Meech's games when he played for Klein-Collins, and it was apparent, just listening to the games, that Meech was a special player.

If any Minnesota locals have any info regarding possible online coverage of the tourney games, I hope you'll tip us off.

03-24-2009, 05:48 PM
From the semifinals on (Sam's team will need to win tomorrow), the games will be streamed online. Here's the link where you can access the stream.

The semifinal should pit Sam's Osseo team against St. Paul's Henry Sibley that features 2 D-1 players, including Twin Cities Metro Player of the Year (and Wisconsin commit), Mike Bruesewitz. Henry Sibley already beat Osseo earlier this year.

Tourney favorite is Hopkins High School (alma mater of Kris Humphries and perennial state power) who is ranked as high as 4th nationally in some polls. They are famous/infamous for amazingly getting the best players in the metro area to attend Hopkins despite not living near Hopkins :confused: This year they have 4 D-1 players to include commits to Minnesota, Arizona State, Notre Dame and Santa Clara (Raymond Cowels who may be a real difference maker at SCU). Their fifth starter was deciding to play football or basketball, but now has chosen basketball and is expected to sign with either Iowa State or Penn State. Royce White (Rivals #19 in 2009) "transferred" in for his senior season, and the player on their team who is perhaps the most recognizable to board members is Mike Broghammer (UND commit) who I believe attended the elite camp at GU (BZ, correct me if I'm wrong).

03-24-2009, 09:34 PM
He looks like he has the same kind of hops as Dr. J (in my avatar)

03-25-2009, 01:17 PM
Sam's current game is streaming here.

03-25-2009, 01:19 PM
Kinda wish we had him for Friday.

03-25-2009, 01:53 PM
Nice shoutout to the Zags fans just now!!

03-25-2009, 01:58 PM
azzagfan, Thank you so much for that link!

03-25-2009, 01:58 PM
Can someone update me on the score. would love to listen but teacher probably wouldn't like it! Thanks

03-25-2009, 02:01 PM
35-27 osseo is up

03-25-2009, 02:02 PM
Osseo 35-27. Sam has 10 pts so far and just got his second foul, 4 rebounds in the first half.

03-25-2009, 02:03 PM
Osseo 39
Apple Valley 27

9:52 remaining.

Sam with a quiet game so far, 10 points, apparently due to an endless stream of double teams by the Eagles.

03-25-2009, 02:08 PM
39-30 Osseo

03-25-2009, 02:10 PM
Also, good news is that Henry Sibley (#2 seed) who had beat Osseo (#3 seed) earlier this year was upset earlier today by Bloomington Jefferson, so Osseo will/would play Jefferson tomorrow if they win

03-25-2009, 02:15 PM
Apple Valley charging back, with Orioles up by only 3. 7 minutes left.

03-25-2009, 02:34 PM
Osseo wins, 54-46!

03-25-2009, 02:37 PM
Semifinal 8 PM Central/6 PM Pacific and the video can be streamed from the link posted earlier in the thread. Against Bloomington Jefferson.

03-25-2009, 02:43 PM
Sam had 14 pts. I'll be checking in here (http://www.mshsl.org/mshsl/results.asp?actnum=402&tourney=1&elr=KArksi8cyaiUeyD8_o8cyaiUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aULPQL7PQL anchO7DiUr) later to see if they have a box score for the game.

03-25-2009, 05:42 PM
I am going to go watch the future zag tomorrow! Can't wait!

03-25-2009, 06:00 PM
I am going to go watch the future zag tomorrow! Can't wait!

Looking forward to hearing all about it!

03-25-2009, 06:46 PM
Sam had 14 pts. I'll be checking in here (http://www.mshsl.org/mshsl/results.asp?actnum=402&tourney=1&elr=KArksi8cyaiUeyD8_o8cyaiUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aULPQL7PQL anchO7DiUr) later to see if they have a box score for the game.

It's up: http://www.mshsl.org/mshsl/showgameinfo.asp?game=343574#GAME.BOX

Sam had 13 pt, 10 rbs, 5-6 freethrows (shooting 77% on the season - like that from a big man)


03-25-2009, 07:12 PM
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune (http://www.startribune.com/sports/preps/41866562.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD 3aPc:_Yyc:aULPQL7PQLanchO7DiUsX)

Osseo's Dower is a game-changer on defense, too


Last update: March 25, 2009 - 8:55 PM

Apple Valley wasn't going to let Osseo center Sam Dower beat it offensively.

The 6-9 senior has grown accustomed to seeing double and triple teams. That doesn't prevent him from dominating on the defensive end of the court.

Dower was limited to his previous season low of 13 points in a 54-46 victory in the Class 4A quarterfinals Wednesday at Target Center. He came into the matchup averaging 24.6 points per game.

"It was getting frustrating," Dower said. "They did an exceptional job pushing me outside."

It was a different story on defense. The Gonzaga recruit had 10 rebounds (nine defensive) and five blocked shots.

"Sam doesn't let his offensive performance affect his defense," Osseo coach Tim Theisen said. "He is the consummate team player."