Wayzata High rolled up a season-high point total to beat Metro Tech Career 108-82 Academy in a non-conference boys basketball game Jan. 25 at the Wayzata High gym.
Neither team put the breaks on at any time. The Trojans took a 56-42 halftime lead and almost matched that total in the second half with 52 more points.
“We must have shot around 65-70 percent for the game,” said Wayzata head coach Phil Ward. “And we scored from everywhere on the floor. There were so many possessions … we scored so fast. We’re starting to get to the offensive glass better, and that was a factor.”
Zach Robertson, a 6-foot-4 senior forward, led the Trojans’ attack with 31 points. It was his third 30-plus game in two and a half weeks.
Nick Eid, Wayzata’s 6-8 senior center, also had a productive night with 15 points, and Marshaun Pudil, a 6-4 senior forward, had his best night of the season with 14 points.
“Zach and Nick were able to score on post-ups,” said Ward. “Marshaun made a couple of three-pointers and also scored some put-back baskets.”
Senior guard Bradley Carlson and senior forward Drake Mjaanes were also in double figures with 13 and 12 points respectively. Freshman guard Johnny Beeninga contributed eight points.
Now that the non-conference portion of the season is behind them, the Trojans are ready to challenge for the Lake Conference championship.
Hopkins has been favored every year for the past 10-12 years, but it’s not so clear cut this season.
Wayzata enters conference play this week with an 11-game winning streak and looms as one of the favorites. Eden Prairie, Edina, Hopkins and Minnetonka have all had major success in pre-conference games.
The Trojans tipped off against Hopkins Tuesday, Jan. 29, at this edition was going to press. Wayzata will slide back outside the conference to face Maple Grove at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Maple Grove High School.
The Trojans will play Minnetonka in a 7 p.m. Lake game Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Wayzata High gym.