Monday, December 21, 2009


The Northfield Raiders took the trip Eagan high school for a basketball game. The Eagan Wildcats came out on fire as they were able to open the game on a six point scoring run to begin the game.

Northfield came charging back as they were able to go on a run in the first half. Northfield started out playing in a full court man-to-man defense. They wanted to put as much pressure on Eagan as they could. Northfield switched between zone and man-to-man defense.

Northfield looked to swing the ball around the three point arch as they looked to get the right shot that they wanted to take. The zone defense created a lot of problems for Northfield because they were not able to get out and drive to the basket. Eagan would clog the lane and trap the ball.

The score remained close as Eagan had a 15-14 lead with 4:20 left in the first half. Both teams were diving on the ground for loose balls and they were both really playing aggressively.

Northfield went cold on the offensive end. They could not find the basket. They were putting up the shots but they weren’t falling. Eagan on the other hand was able to make the shots they put up. Eagan went on a 12-4 run to end the first half.

At the end of the first half the score was Eagan 27 and Northfield 18.

As the second half got underway both teams came out fired up. Northfield continued to look to push the ball up the court.

Northfield wanted to try to slow down Eagan at the beginning of the second half. The defense for both of these teams was just amazing. Neither team was able to get many shots and the defense created many deflections and steals.

With 9:54 left in regulation the score was Eagan 31 and Northfield 23.

Eagan was able to make shots in the second half. Northfield did put up a fight but they were not able to find the basket throughout the game.

Northfield tried to fight their way back into the game but was unsuccessful.

It was a defensive battle for most of the game. Eagan was able to come away with the 52-45 victory over Northfield.

The public address announcer at the game was Dave Giles who works the boys and girls state basketball

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