Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Maranatha Christian took on Henry Sibley in the Breakdown Tipoff Classic. Maranatha Christian Academy came into the game with a record of 9-1 and they were ranked #5 in Class A. Henry Sibley came into the game with a record of 3-7.

Henry Sibley looked to push the ball and set the tempo from the start of the game. Once Maranatha shot the ball they wanted to get the ball out of the net and go the other way with it.

Henry Sibley started out in a zone defense. They looked to spread Maranatha out on the offensive end.

Maranatha did a good job of swinging the ball around the ball three-point line. They were able to take time off the clock.

The score went back and forth throughout the first half. Neither team was able to go on a run.

Henry Sibley used a zone for most of the first half.

At halftime the score was Henry Sibley 34 and Maranatha Christian Academy 27.

As the second half got underway both teams came out shooting the ball.

Henry Sibley continued to pass the ball around the three point line as they wanted to take a lot of time off of the clock. They went on a run midway through the second half.

The score with 11:35 left to go in regulation was Henry Sibley 50 and Maranatha Christian Academy 39.

Maranatha was able to cut the deficit as they got within 10 points at 45-55 with 8:15 left to go in the contest.

Maranatha went on a run after that they were able to get within one point at 56-57 with 4:04 left in regulation.

The score went back and forth late in the contest.

Both teams launched three-point shots late in the game. They were both able to make shots. The end of the game was like a chess match as each team tried to figure out what the other was doing.

In a contest that went back and forth in the beginning Maranatha Christian Academy came away with the 71-66 victory over Henry Sibley.

The leading scorers for Henry Sibley were Adam Huessner with 22 points and Dante Grant with 9 points. The leading scorers for Maranatha Christian Academy were Josh Goldschmidt and John Neumann each with 21 points and Isaiah Hanson with 20 points.

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