Monday, January 30, 2012


The Robbinsdale Cooper Hawks went up against Minneapolis South in a boys' basketball game. South came into the game with a record of 4-10. Cooper came into the game with a record of 5-9.

South started out in a zone defense. They didn't want Cooper to take easy shots. South got the ball into the hands of Thomas Edison Ford. Ford was all over the court. On the defensive he was able to slow down the guy he was guarding.

Cooper went to a full court press early in the contest. The pressure didn't seem to bother South. South's guards were able to bring the ball down the court under duress.

Rashad Deandre Vaughn came up with some nice blocks. He can get over people. On the offensive end he could pull up and knock down some deep three-point shots.

Cooper jumped out to an early 21-12 lead with 10:00 minutes left in the first half.

South didn't get frustrated that their shots were not falling. They kept on driving to the baskets and taking shots that they thought that they could make.

Carnell Sheppard was able to hit his shots. His teammates got him the ball where they thought that he could hit shots.

Cooper went on a run late in the first half. The South players didn't get down on themselves. They kept on going after loose balls and rebounds.

At halftime the score was Cooper 42 and South 25.

Carnell Sheppard was all over the court for South.

Michigan State was in the building watching Rashad Deandre Vaughn from Cooper.

South continued to struggle in shooting the ball from the floor in the second half. They played hard throughout the game.

Isaiah Wilson for South guarded his man well. He made it hard for him to shoot over him.

South didn't back down. They fought hard the whole game. Ford was able to drop a few baskets late in the contest to keep South alive.

Cooper came away with the 77-65 victory over South. I thought that both teams played hard and competed the whole game. Vaughn played well and didn't give up.

The leading scorers for South were Thomas Edison Ford with 28 and Carnell Sheppard with 19 points.

The leading scorers for Cooper were Rashad Deandre Vaughn with 34 points, LeRoy Taylor with 12 points, and Billy Kellogg and Eric Brown with 10 points each.

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