Tetons vs Lake Region State Men’s Basketball Pre-Game Primer
The Williston State Tetons Men's Basketball team is back in the friendly confines of the well tonight to host Lake Region State and the Royals.
The second game of the double header will tip off at 7:30 pm CST.
The men's teams for the Tetons and The Royals also got a good look at each other in New Town during the pre-season tournament. In that game the Tetons let a 16 point half time lead slip away and were outscored in the second half 47-29. The Royals ended up victorious on a buzzer beating put back off of a full court inbound play.
Lake Region, who comes into the season with a 2-17 overall record and 1-7 in the Mon-Dak is looking to break a six game skid. The Royals are in a tie for 7th place in the Mon-Dak. Whoever win's this game would move them into a tie for 6th place.
The Royals are scoring 68 points per game on the season, while shooting 46.8% from the field and 39.6% from deep.
Sophomore guard Ja'vion Byers leads the team in scoring with 16.4 points per game, with Mayson Brown (11.4 ppg) is also averaging double digits every game.
Williston State comes into the season with a 2-12 record overall in the season an 1-7 in the Mon-Dak Conference. The Tetons are averaging 62.8 points per game this season while shooting 38.8% from the field and 26.8 from the perimeter.
The Tetons are led in scoring by Shaheed Muhammad with 18.9 points per game, with Abiodun Adedo (13.1 ppg) also scoring in double figures.
Three Things to Watch for:
1. Guard Play. Muhammad and Byers will be fantastic battle between two dynamic guards. Both who have playmaking skills from anywhere on the court, but also the ability to create room for teammates to cook.
2. Outside Shooting. Williston State has been sluggish this year from down town, with several off ball guards showing flashes of being able to pour it in. Grady Gonsioroski, Tevin Dietz, and Wilson Rankin all have the ability to make it rain, but have yet to have a game with all of them making the defense pay from down town.
3. Defense. Tetons head coach Alex Herman made the switch to a matchup 2-3 zone part way through the season. It has not only limited the post scoring, but also allowed to cycle more players in to see time in rotation, as well as heavy usage players time to get some rest.
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