Friday, January 20, 2012


The Minneapolis Washburn Miller boys' basketball team traveled a crossed town to Minneapolis Roosevelt High School for a basketball game. Washburn came into the game with a record of 10-1 and were ranked number 2 in the state in class AAA according to the January 18, 2012 Minneapolis Star Tribune state rankings. Roosevelt came into the game with a record of 2-7.

Washburn started in a man-to-man defense. They looked to control the tempo of the game.

It took awhile for each team to get into the grove.

Washburn went on a run midway through the first half. Roosevelt didn't get frustrated as they kept on shooting the ball.

Roosevelt guard Arione Farrar was all over the place. He dribbled around his defenders and got to the basket.

Roosevelt's Demetrius Durant Jr. was all over the court. His teammates knew where he was on the floor and got him the ball where he knew he could shoot it and make it.

Washburn switched between zone and man-to-man defense. They confused Roosevelt.

Roosevelt had difficulty shooting the ball. Even though their shots were not falling they kept on shooting and driving to the basket.

Roosevelt pushed the ball down the court they looked to score easy baskets in transition.

Washburn passed the ball around the three-point line as they looked to take time off of the clock.

At halftime the score was Washburn 41 and Roosevelt 25.

Washburn's Charles Smith took the ball hard to the basket. He was able to make lay-ups and jump shots. Smith knew where he was on the floor.

Washburn continued to make shots. They were also able to get Roosevelt out of their rhythm.

Jerry Pratt had a few nice slam dunks in the game. That gave his teammates and the fans something to cheer about.

Washburn came away with the 82-48 victory over Roosevelt.

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