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Pool and Zrust Dominate in Thrilling Win Against Minnetonka

The Bison defeat the fifth-ranked Skippers in intense matchup

The Bison Boys Basketball team upset the Minnetonka Skippers 70-68 last night. The Skippers entered the game ranked fifth in the state, making this win one of the most important of the season for the Bison.

The Bison were down the majority of the game, but were hoping to bounce back after a tough loss to Wayzata last week.

“We just wanted to come out here, compete and show what we’re made of,” Senior Zach Zrust said.

Zrust dominated last week against Wayzata in his first game back after a tough injury last month. He continued fighting hard during the second half last night, finishing with 11 points.

It’s been tough to adapt without Zrust playing the past few weeks according to Senior Will Pool.

“I feel like we’re almost already back to normal, or very close. Having someone down there to toss it in there and know they’ll go to work really helps our flow,” Pool said.

Both the Bison and Skippers played a very defensive and physical game.

“We had a lot of contested shots, and we gave up too many offensive rebounds,” Pool said

With only 10 minutes left in the game, the Bisons’ momentum completely shifted. They took the lead and fought until the very last second.

Minnetonka hit a game-tying 3-pointer in the last minute of the game. The Bison hustled to inbounds and get the ball past half court.

Zrust was underneath the basket with 3 seconds left and hit the game winning layup.

“That felt amazing to finalize the win. It’s good that the game went in our favor,” Zrust said.

The Bison are now 13-6 and their next game is at Eden Prairie Friday, February 11.

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