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A Tough Matchup


Todd Nielsen

Stockton pulled off the first big "upset" of the Regional with their victory over Annawan.

All too often when looking at a matchup in sports, people tend to focus on just the overall talent level of one team versus the other. What is often overlooked is how those teams, especially their strengths and weaknesses, match up. While Annawan (6) was seeded above Stockton (13) in the Fulton Regional (and with a 23-9 record, rightfully so), it became quite obvious early on in their game that Stockton was a tough matchup for the Annawan Braves.

Cody Schultz was the biggest guy on the court and the Braves had no one to stop him. Also, Stockton's defensive-minded guards made life miserable...

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