Wednesday, February 22, 2012


The Tartan Titans took on the Richfield High School Spartans in a boys' basketball game at Richfield High School.

Richfield won the tip and the game was underway. Richfield set up their offense. They looked to pass the ball around the three-point line. They usually looked to get the ball into Shawn Ray Bear's hands or Jared Noonan's hands and they both shot the ball.

Bear was all over the floor. On the offensive end he shouted instructions on where his teammates were supposed to be on the court.

Tartan looked to get the ball into the hands of Darrion Strong. Strong was their floor general. He shouted out plays and directed his team on the offensive end.

Tartan called a timeout with 14:45 left in the first half. The score was Richfield 6 and Tartan 4.

Tartan's center Brody Jackson was all over the rebounds on both ends of the floor. Whenever anyone shot the ball he would go up and get the ball.

Richfield ran a motion offense. They were able to get some easy layups in the first half.

Strong was not afraid to shoot the ball. If strong thought that he had a good shot and his teammates were not open he would shoot the ball. His teammates got him the ball in spots where they thought that he could make it.

Tartan went on a run midway through the first half. Richfield went cold. Richfield didn't panic. They kept on shooting the ball.

Mitch Grohs for Tartan got a nice back door basket that gave his team energy.

The pressure that the Tartan guards were applying troubled the Richfield guards. Tartan guarded well.

Richfield took advantage of fast break opportunities. Deshawn Jones had a nice two handed slam dunk on a fast break. Richfield also looked to get layups in transition.

Richfield went on a run late in the first half. Tartan went cold shooting. Then Richfield got and Tartan headed up to end the half.

Tartan switched between man-to-man and zone defense in the first half. Richfield used mostly man-to-man defense but was not also afraid go zone at times.

At halftime the score was Tartan 31 and Richfield 18.

Richfield looked to push the ball down the court and get easy baskets in transition to start the second half.

Strong continued to lead the offensive fire power for Tartan. Strong was to quick for some of the Richfield guards to handle. 
Tartan called a timeout with 15:07 left in regulation. The score was Tartan 37 and Richfield 24.

Jackson used a nice spin move on the low block to get by his defenders and score easy layups.

Richfield hung around. They didn't give up or back down. They just couldn't get any of their shots to drop.

Wibi MacDonald got into the game with just under 11 minutes in regulation. MacDonald was all over the court. On the offensive end he looked for his shot. On the defensive end he was able to slow down the guy he was defending.

Strong played well throughout the whole game. He shot the ball well. I thought that Strong did a good job of setting the tempo for his team.

Richfield made a run late in the game.

Darrion Strong looked like he twisted his left ankle with 2:24 left in regulation and was out for the rest of the game.

In a game of runs Tartan held on and beat Richfield by the final score of 71-67.

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