The Maple Grove boys’ basketball team will open defense of its Section 8 title as the No. 1 seed.
The Crimson are rewarded for their outstanding regular season. They finished 21-5 and captured the Northwest Suburban Conference North with a 12-0 mark. It is a record no many basketball pundits expected because the Crimson graduated some top players from last year’s state tournament team. But the Crimson knew better.
“For the Maple Grove program the goals of the team don’t change due to personnel,” said senior point guard Lovell Williams. “Every year it’s always to be one of the best defensive teams in the state and play for your teammates and not yourself. Our coaching staff holds every player to those standards no matter who it is and that’s part of the reason Maple Grove has had such success over the years.”
Williams has had an outstanding season as he leads MG in scoring (16 points), rebounds (5.1) and assists (4.6.). He was a reserve last season but this year has stepped into the leadership role….