Saturday, December 24, 2011


Eagan took on Minneapolis South in a boys' high school basketball game. Eagan came into the game with a record of 3-3. South came into the game with a record of 2-5.

Both teams looked to set the tempo early in the contest. They each started in zone defense.

It took a while for each team to get into their scoring routine.

For South Mahari Wilson brought the ball down the court. He knew where his teammates were on the court and was able to get his teammates involved in the offense.

Thomas Edison Ford came up with a few steals and was able to get the ball out to Carnell Sheppard. Sheppard took the ball hard to the basket and was able to hit his shots.

Neither team went on a run in the early goings. Both teams went after rebounds on both ends of the court.

Eagan did a good job of not letting South get the ball into the paint. They were packing the middle of the zone it made it difficult for the South guards to make layups in the paint.

There were many ties and lead changes throughout the first half.

Eagan called a timeout with 7:46 left in the first half. The score was South 25 and Eagan 20.

Isaiah Wilson took the ball hard to the basket for South. He was able to hit his shots.

South was able to control the tempo. Eagan was not able to go on a run.

At halftime the score was Eagan 45 and South 41.

The score continued to go back and forth throughout the second half.

South went to a pressing defense. They looked to and were able to get steals. South was able to score baskets after they stole the ball.

Both teams matched up well.

South called a timeout with 12:21 left in the game. The score was 55-53 with Eagan on top.

South was able to work the ball around the three-point line and take time off the clock. Wilson knocked down a three-point shot with a guy in his face.

Davide Ghersevich for South also was able to hit a long deep three-point shot to keep his team in the game.

Neither team was able to go on a run in the second half. The score remained fairly close the entire game.

Eagan came away with the 76-74 victory in a hard fought game over Minneapolis South. The leading scorer for Eagan was Nick Sabatke with 23 points. The leading scorers for South were Isaiah Wilson with 23 points and Carnell Sheppard with 21 points.

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