By Adam Roberts – 4/8/2021
Tell me if you’ve heard this before: a Caledonia sports team is a win away from a state title.
While it yearly refers to the football team, this time I’m speaking of the boy’s basketball team, which finds itself a victory from the championship after a 60-55 win over Minneapolis North yesterday in the semis. It was a win that early on looked like a Warrior blowout, then quickly became a close back-and-forth kind of game featuring some chippy moments late.
The Polars are likely looking back at the game today and wondering what could’ve been if they had been more accurate from three; the Warrior defense essentially eliminated those shots from the game with North shooting 1-18. The Warriors made five threes in the game with Jackson Koepke accounting for two of them. He finished with 13 for the game, one behind leading scorer Austin Klug.
All that remains in front of Caledonia now is top-ranked Waseca Saturday at the Target Center. The Blue Jays are 22-1 this year behind 22.7 a game from Andrew Morgan. They handled Fergus Falls in the semis yesterday evening to advance.