By Mike Kaszuba, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS)
The first time Edina’s fourth-grade traveling basketball team — a collection of 9- and 10-year-old boys featuring Caylor, Gage, Tyler, and Torin — was allowed to use a full-court press, they did it with a vengeance.
On a Saturday afternoon in Burnsville, Minn., Edina led 12-2 at halftime and dismantled Cottage Grove, winning 27-8. Quickly, Paul Schmidt gathered his team and looked ahead to the next game, which would soon start. “When we go in the ‘Diamond’ down low, it’s an inverted ‘Diamond’ that we’re running, which is not what we really want.…