Saturday, March 7, 2015


On Feb. 14 Minnehaha Academy and Minneapolis South went up against each other in a boys’ basketball game.

South started the game off in zone defense. They looked to force Minnehaha Academy to take 3-point baskets.

Minnehaha started off slow. They had a difficult time scoring the basket. The defensive pressure that
South applied made it difficult for Minnehaha to make shots.

Minnehaha’s Benny Larry took the ball to the basket and was able to make layups and 3-point baskets.

South was able to make baskets in transition. The score went back and forth midway through the first.

Minnehaha’s Jake Richardson made layups in transition. His teammates did a good job of getting him the ball in spots where he could shoot the ball. If Richardson didn’t think that he had a good shot he would pass it to one of his teammates so he could get a better shot.

Minnehaha called a timeout with 10:15 left in the first half. The score was South 16, Minnehaha 15.

South was able to keep attacking the basket and came up with layups.

Minnehaha called a timeout with 7:14 left in the first half. The score was South 29, Minnehaha 17.

Minnehaha was able to get everyone involved in the offense. They did a good job of talking to each other on both ends of the floor. They were able to score baskets in bunches late in the first half.

At halftime the score was South 44, Minnehaha 35.

As the second half got underway once again it took a while for the offenses to get going.

South was able to hit shots throughout the second half. They did a good job of slowing down the Minnehaha offense.

Minnehaha came up with huge shots late in the game.

Minnehaha fought all the way back and tied the game at 72 with 3.7 seconds left in regulation.

The score was tied at 72 at the end of regulation.

As the overtime period got underway both teams continued to move the ball down the floor.

South was able to come up with baskets in the overtime period.

South came away with the 84-78 victory over Minnehaha.

The leading scorers for Minnehaha were Bickham with 28 points and McCarthy with 23 points.

The leading scorers for South were Myers with 19 points, Harris with 16 points and Clinton with 14 points.

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