Raiders, Beacons bow out of boys basketball playoffs

The Roseville Area High School and Concordia Academy boys basketball teams faced tall tasks in their opening-round playoff games last week. Both faced much-higher seeded opponents and were unable to pull off any upsets.

Roseville, seeded eighth in Section 5AAAA, fell 92-44 to top-seeded, second-ranked and unbeaten Osseo. Concordia Academy, the 14th seed in Section 4AA, fell 69-44 to third-seeded Minneapolis Roosevelt.

The Raiders returned only one regular from last year’s state-tournament team and that inexperience resulted in only seven victories all season. The loss to Osseo was Roseville’s ninth in a row.

Joe Wright led Roseville with 11 points while Terrell James added 10. Osseo had four players score in double figures, including Kameron Bettie and Damario Armstrong, who scored 19 points each.

Victories were even harder to come by for Concordia Academy, which started the season with 12 consecutive losses and won only three games total. Roosevelt entered their playoff contest with a record of 15-11 but went 14-5 following an early six-game losing streak.

Roosevelt outscored the Beacons by 15 in the first half and 10 in the second. 

One bright spot for Concordia Academy was Gavin Harbo, who led all scorers with 22 points. Andrew Erath added 10 for the Beacons. Elijah Hannah paced the Teddies with 19 and Reginald Rogers added 15.


Brian Meyers can be reached at or 651-748-7819. Follow him on Twitter @BMeyersNews.

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