Osseo boy cagers off to 5-0 start

By Bob San

Defending boys’ basketball state champion Osseo Orioles are showing that even though they graduated many top players, it won’t be easy to dethrone them this season.

Wheeler Baker has provided offense sparks for the Osseo basketball team. (Photos by Rich Moll)

Wheeler Baker has provided offense sparks for the Osseo basketball team. (Photos by Rich Moll)

The Orioles are off to a 5-0 start entering this week. They opened the season with a 64-51 win over Anoka, defeated Eastview 50-40, then routed Blaine 76-46, Buffalo 67-32 and Andover 83-47.

The Orioles are playing tough defense and showing a balanced offense. Four Osseo players average in double figures with Harrison Lucas at 15 points per game, Wheeler Baker with 14, Ian Theisen and Bridge Tusler at 13 and Rakeem Felder is at 8.

Bridge Tusler is in fine forms thus far for the Orioles. Here he dished out an assist in a dramatic fashion.

Bridge Tusler is in fine forms thus far for the Orioles. Here he dished out an assist in a dramatic fashion.

The Orioles next host Champlin Park Thursday, Dec. 20.

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