Saturday, March 7, 2015


On Feb. 12 North went up against Henry in a boys’ basketball game. This game was one of the longest rivalries in the Minneapolis city conference. Both teams played with a lot of intensity and passion.

North took a lot of time off the clock and passed the ball around the 3-point line. They looked to get the ball inside to post player 6-foot-5 freshman ODell Wilson IV. Wilson came up with layups when he caught the ball in the paint.

Henry’s Julian Jackson came up with layups, his teammates did a good job of getting him the ball in spots where he could shoot it. Teammate Savion Scott came up with mid-range jump shots and layups as well.

Henry looked to push the ball down the floor and score layups in transition.

The score went back and forth throughout the first half. Both teams dove on the floor for loose balls and went after rebounds throughout.

Henry’s Demetresse Edwards Brown came up with 3-point and mid-range jump shots.

North called a timeout with 9:27 left in the first half. The score was Henry 14, North 12.

Henry came up with fast break points. They were able to slow down the North offense.

North struggled to shoot the ball late in the first half.  

North picked up their defensive intensity late. They were come up with steals and layups on offense.
At halftime the score was Henry 32, North 26.

Edwards Brown came up with deep 3-point baskets to open up the second half.

North’s Tyler Johnson looked to push the ball down the floor and was able to come up with mid-range jump shots.

Henry stayed in a zone defense. They made it difficult for North to make shots.

North battled throughout the whole game. The score went back and forth late in the contest.

North called a timeout with 2:45 left in regulation. The score was North 67, Henry 66.

North attacked the basket and was able to get the ball into Isaac Johnson’s hands. He was able to come up with layups late in the game.

In a hard-fought game North came away with the 79-73 victory over Henry.  

The leading scorers for North were Isaac Johnson with 18 points, Rodgers with 14 points, Jamil Jackson with 15 points, and JaQuan Sanders with 13 points.

The leading scorers for Henry were Edwards Brown with 17 points, and Julian Jackson and Jermal Davis each with 15 points.

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