Tuesday, December 21, 2010


The Minneapolis South Tigers took on the Richfield Spartans in a boys’ basketball contest. Both teams started out looking to push the ball down the court.

For South they looked to get the ball into Thomas Edison Ford’s and Mohammed Adbifatah Mohammed’s hands.

South started the game on fire as they were able to knock down quick shots from all over the court. There was nothing that Richfield could do. They did try to slow South down.

Richfield came alive though. They were able to go on a run and tie the game at 9 with 14:30 left in the first half.

Jared Noonan came off the bench and was able to step up and play good defense. He was able to slow down his defender. With 13:13 left to go in the first half Noonan picked up a technical foul for shoving his defender.

Wibisono Marjonio MacDonald came into the game with about 13:00 left to go. MacDonald took the ball hard to the basket. He was able to blow past his defenders and take it hard to the basket.

Richfield did a good job of taking the ball to the basket. South was aggressive on both ends of the court.

South’s pressure was able to get to Richfield. South was able to turn Richfield over and they were able to score.

Mohammed did a good job of getting the ball up the court for South. He was so quick with the ball he was able to blow by his defenders.

Both teams did a good job of running with the ball. They each wanted to get the ball out of the net and run with it.

The defense that was displayed by both teams was very good. Neither team gave up easy baskets in the first half.

Evans did a good job of getting the rebound and going up with it. He was able to get fouled and get to the line many times in the first half.

The pace was very quick late in the half as both teams looked to score baskets in transition. The score went back and forth late in the half.

At halftime the score was Minneapolis South 43 and Richfield 41.

As the second half got underway Richfield came out on fire. They were able to knock down their shots that they were putting up.

Deshawn Jones stepped for Richfield as he was able to knock down a few three point shots. That gave Richfield a 50-47 lead with 15:30 left to go in regulation.

Mohamed continued to work hard to get the ball in the second half. His teammates did a good job of getting him the ball on the court. Mohamed was not afraid to drive hard to the basket.

For Richfield Shawn Ray Bear flew down the court with the ball. He was able to score baskets in transition.

The game was close midway through the second half. Then Richfield went on a run midway through the half.

MacDonald came back into the game and played well on the defensive end. He was all over his opponent.

Both teams traded baskets in the second half for a period of time.

Isaiah Wilson for South came off the bench and looked to launch three point shots. He was unsuccessful with the first three attempts he put up but was still determined to pull them.

Richfield pulled away with about 4:00 left to go in the contest. South was not able to make their shots down the stretch.

Noonan came to life late in the contest as he was able to hit his shots that he put up.

Richfield came away with the 96-68 victory over Minneapolis South.

I thought that Bear, MacDonald and Noonan all played well for Richfield. I also thought that Mohamed played well for South.

I was joined by the Twin Cities Hoops Czar. Check out his thoughts of the Minneapolis South vsersus Richfield battle.

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