Stewartville Tigers Aim for 21st Win as Lourdes Eagles Visit for Non-Conference Clash
The high-flying Stewartville Tigers (20-3) return home on Tuesday, February 13th, to host the Lourdes Eagles (6-19) in a non-conference matchup. While the Tigers boast a dominant record and a lofty #6 state ranking, they shouldn’t underestimate the Eagles, who hold a #74 division ranking and are hungry for an upset.
What it is: Minnesota High School Basketball
Matchup: Stewartville Tigers vs Lourdes Eagles
Time: Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at 7:15PM
Locations: Stewartville, (MN)
Game type: Home non-conference game
Live Stream: Watch here
The Tigers are known for their offensive prowess, averaging an impressive 82 points per game. Senior guard Matthew Jones leads the charge with 25 points per game, while junior forward David Lee contributes a double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds per game. Their balanced attack and ability to score from all three levels of the court make them a tough matchup for any opponent.
Despite their struggles this season, the Eagles shouldn’t be written off. They’ve shown flashes of potential, with senior guard Michael Brown averaging 16 points per game and junior center Daniel Garcia providing a strong presence in the paint. Their recent win against a conference rival could be a sign of things to come.
The key matchup will be between Jones and Brown. Jones’ offensive explosiveness will be tested by Brown’s defensive tenacity. If the Tigers can contain Brown and limit the Eagles’ scoring opportunities, they should cruise to victory. However, if Brown gets hot and Garcia controls the boards, Lourdes could make things interesting.
While the Eagles shouldn’t be completely disregarded, the Tigers’ home-court advantage, dominant record, and superior firepower make them heavy favorites. Expect Stewartville to extend their winning streak to 21 games with a comfortable victory, potentially exceeding 85 points.