Sunday, March 1, 2015


On Jan. 21, St. Paul Central went up against Minneapolis South in a boys’ basketball game at Minneapolis Patrick Henry High School.

Central started the game in zone defense. South started in man-to-man defense.

South looked to move the ball down the floor and score layups in transition.

South called a timeout with 12:59 left in the first half. The score was Central 13, South 11.

South’s Darrius Clinton came up with mid-range jump shots and layups in the first half. His teammates did a good job of getting him the ball. Clinton knew where his teammates were on the floor. If he didn’t think that he had a good chance of making a shot he wasn’t afraid to pass it to his teammates.

Central’s Sam Gubbrud came up with mid-range jump shots in the first half. He also came up with layups on fast breaks.

Central came up with steals and was able to convert layups off the steals.

South called a timeout with 7:49 left in the first half. The score was Central 20, South 15.

South switched between man-to-man and zone defense. They were able to confuse Central and come up with layups and mid-range jump shots.

At halftime the score was Central 30, South 28.

South’s Taron Myers came up with mid-range jump shots. He did a good job of coming off of screens and catching the ball.

Central passed the ball around the 3-point line as they took a lot of time off the clock.

South took a lot of 3-point shots. They were not able to hit them early in the second half.

South’s Johnny Turner came up with layups in the second half. He knew where he was supposed to be on the floor and caught the ball on the free throw line and drove to the basket for the layup.

Central played zone defense throughout the second half. They were able to force South to take deep shots.

The score went back and forth throughout the second half. There were several ties and lead changes throughout. Neither team went on a substantial run.

South attacked the basket as they were not afraid of the defensive contact. The Central defenders didn’t let South get open looks at the basket.

South came away with the 53-52 victory over Central.  

The leading scorer for Central was Sam Gubbrud with 19 points.

The leading scorer for South was Bowdry with 16 points.

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