Sunday, February 19, 2012


The Minneapolis DeLaSalle Islanders traveled to St. Paul to take on the Raiders from Cretin-Derham Hall High School. Going into the game DeLaSalle had a record of 15-5. Cretin-Derham Hall's record was 14-7.

DeLaSalle started the game in a man-to-man defense. On the offensive end they looked to push the tempo of the game. They took their time on the offensive end.

Cretin-Derham Hall passed the ball around the three-point line as they were able to come out on fire and hit shots.

Cretin-Derham Hall looked to get the ball into the hands of Cortez Tillman. Tillman was all over the court. On the offensive end he found the basket and was able to hit his shots. On the defensive end he was able to slow down his guy that he was guarding.

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

DeLaSalle got the ball into the hands of Ty Moore. Moore was all over the floor. He also found his shot. Moore knew where his teammates were on the floor and instructed them on where they were supposed to be.

Cretin-Derham Hall looked to trap the ball on the defensive end. The DeLaSalle guards did a good job of getting the ball down the court.

At halftime the score was DeLaSalle 29 and Cretin-Derham Hall 25.

DeLaSalle continued to push the tempo of the game in the second half. They didn't want to give up any easy shots to Cretin-Derham Hall.

DeLaSalle swung the ball around the three-point line as they went into a motion offense.

Cretin-Derham Hall's CJ Neumann was all over the floor. He hit the shots that he put up.

Cretin-Derham Hall took a timeout with 11:57 left in regulation. The score was DeLaSalle 38 and Cretin-Derham Hall 28.

Cretin-Derham Hall had difficulty making shots in the second half. They didn't get down on themselves as they kept on taking shots and driving to the basket.

DeLaSalle was too much for Cretin-Derham Hall to handle. DeLaSalle came away with the 64-56 victory over Cretin-Derham Hall.

The leading scorers for Cretin-Derham Hall were Sam Neumann with 22 points, CJ Neumann with 15 points, Cortez Tilman with 6 points, and Taylor Montero with 5 points.

The leading scorers for DeLaSalle were Reid Travis with 20 points, Luke Scott with 16 points, Jarvis Johnson with 10 points, Ross Barker with 9 points, and Tyler Moore with 6 points.

I was joined by the Twin Cities Hoop Czar. Check out his thoughts of the DeLaSalle vs. Cretin-Derham Hall game.

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