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Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Boys Basketball Preview: Wayzata vs. St. Paul Central

by Matt Thomas, Wayzata.com Sports Reporter

Tonight the Wayzata boys basketball team will put its 10-2 record on the line when they host the 8-3 St. Paul Central Minutemen. The game will tip-off at 7:15 at Wayzata High School.

Looking to Rebound: The Trojans saw their six game winning streak halted last Saturday when they took a 81-59 loss on the chin to the Osseo Orioles. Senior Kellen Taylor was the high scorer for the Trojans with 15 points in the loss.

A Balancing Act: The Trojans have five players who average double figures in scoring including seniors Nolan Odland (18.0 ppg), Jarrod Peterson (14.3 ppg), Jamar Franks (11.8 ppg), Eren Cur (11.7 ppg), and Taylor (11.0 ppg).

On the Horizon: Classic Lake Conference play begins a week from tonight when the Trojans go on the road to face the defending state champion Minnetonka Skippers.

Tonight's Opponent: The Minutemen come into tonight's game with an 8-3 record, but have only one loss to a Minnesota team on the season. Two of their losses were to team's in the Milwaukee, Wisc. area earlier this season. The Minutemen were able to squeak by St. Louis Park, 85-83, in their previous game. The team is led offensively by junior guard Taylor Smaller, who averages just over 16 points per game.

Make sure to check back later tonight for a game story and photographs from tonight's game.