Wednesday, February 15, 2012


It was one of the biggest games of the season in boys' basketball action as Apple Valley took on Eastview High School. Apple Valley came into the game with a record of 17-3. Eastview had a record of 19-1. At the start of the game the atmosphere was just electric in a sold out gym.

Apple Valley looked to set the tempo from the start. They looked to get the ball into the hands of guard
Tyus Robert Jones. Jones ran the offense. He knew where his teammates were supposed to be on the floor.

Both teams traded baskets in the opening minutes of the contest.

Apple Valley switched between man-to-man and zone defenses. They tried to confuse Eastview.

Jones got on fire. He was able to get into his shooting rhythm. His teammates knew where he was on the floor and they got him the ball where he could have a good chance of scoring.

Neither team went on a run in the first half and the score went back and forth.

Eastview’s Joey King was all over the court. On the offensive end he was able to drop shots that he put up. On the defensive end he was able to slow down his guy that he guarded.

Apple Valley was able to come up with some steals on the defensive end and they were able to score baskets off the steals.

Both teams continued to go after each other late in the first half. Neither team gave up easy shots.

Eastview's Joey King picked up his third personal foul with just over thee minutes in the first half. They look for King's scoring ability on the offensive end.

Eastview's Ben Oberfeld got to the free throw line 8 times and he was able to sink 7 free throws.

Apple Valley spread the floor out and looked to take the last shot. Jones got ripped and Eastview recovered it. And Mark Dwyer got fouled and hit 1-2 free throws with just over 10 seconds left.

At halftime the score was Eastview 36 and Apple Valley 35. Eastview was led in scoring by Joey King with 13 points. Apple Valley was led in scoring by Tyus Robert Jones with 16 points.

Both teams started the second half in a zone defense. They each wanted to slow down the tempo of the game and get control of the game.

Eastview came out on fire in the second half. They took a timeout with 14:41 left in regulation. The score was Eastview 45 and Apple Valley 37.

Jones continued to take the ball hard to the basket. He didn't back down.

Apple Valley went on a run late in the game. The game came down to the wire.

Eastview was too much for Apple Valley to handle. In a good game Eastview came away with 85-75 victory over Apple Valley.

The leading scorers for Apple Valley were Tyus Robert Jones with 45 points, Dustin Fonk with 11 and Dustin Austin with 7. They shot 30-58 from the field that including going 8-18 from behind the three-point line. They shot 7-10 from the free throw line.

Tyus Robert Jones stats were: 18-29 from the field. 4-9 from the three-point line. 5-5 from the free throw line. 45 points. 1 offensive rebound. 5 defensive rebounds. 6 total rebounds. 4 personal fouls. 7 assists. 8 turnovers. 1 block shot. 5 steals in 35:31 minutes. 

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