Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Marshall took on Buffalo in boys’ basketball as part of the Minnesota Breakdown Tipoff Classic at Minnetonka. Buffalo came into the game with a record of 9-3. Marshall came into the game with a record of 8-3.

Both teams came out shooting. Buffalo started the game in a man-to-man defense. They wanted to apply as much pressure on Marshall as they could.

Marshall was able to handle the Buffalo pressure. They were able to hit the shots that they were putting up.

Marshall used a half court man-to-man defense. They picked up Buffalo in the half court.

Buffalo was strong with the ball in the first half. They were able to attack the glass hard.

Marshall’s Caleb Johnson was able to step up and knock down some three-point shots midway through the first half. That kept Marshall in the game.

Both teams dove on the floor after loose balls. Neither team gave up in the first half.

At halftime the score was Buffalo 36 and Marshall 21.

As the second half got underway Buffalo continued to shoot the ball well. Marshall didn’t back down however.

Marshall got hot and they were able to sink consecutive shots.

On the defensive end Marshall continued to play a zone defense. They wanted to keep Buffalo out.

Marshall fought their way back and were down by four, 60-56, with 2:00 left to go.

Marshall’s Ben Sanders sank a basket with 1:34 left to go to make the score Buffalo 62 and Marshall 59.

Josh High for Buffalo sank a three-point shot at the buzzer to give Buffalo the 72-69 victory over Marshall.

The leading scorer for Marshall was Caleb Johnson with 22 points. The leading scorer for Buffalo was Dominic Gilmer with 18 points.

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