Posted On: 12/10/17 8:30 PM

You can forgive the Como Park Cougars if they were a little sleepy-eyed during the opening moments of their Breakdown Invitational game Saturday morning with the Waseca Bluejays. After all, they were up really late Friday – likely well past the usual bedtime of the five junior high kids who play a ton of minutes  – after a 20-point loss to powerhouse Mahtomedi. The game was a foul-fest that took nearly three hours to complete and featured 80 free throws! Waseca, on the other hand, needed no dose of 5-Hour Energy to get ready for this one. They brought plenty of zip to their Saturday brunch to go with ample speed, skill and ability to execute coach Joan Conway's offense with precision. The end result was a 73-65 win for Waseca as the Bluejays ran their early season record to an impressive 6-1.

Although Como's youngsters have been drawing notice – 8th graders KK Asberry and Ronnie Porter, and 7th grader Shania Van Nett in particular – the spotlight on this day belonged to Waseca guard Gus Boyer, a fast-rising star currently ranked #44 in the Class of 2020. Boyer is a highly-skilled floor leader who is the very definition

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