Sunday, January 17, 2016


On January 16 Robbinsdale Armstrong and Edina squared off in a boys basketball game.

Armstrong looked to get the ball into the hands of Race Thompson. Thompson took the ball hard to the basket as he looked to make layups and mid-range jump shots.

Edina looked to score baskets in transition. Edina used a man-to-man defense. They didn’t want Armstrong to get easy looks at the basket.

Armstrong struggle to shoot the ball in the first half. Armstrong’s Jubie Alade made layups as he was able to come off of picks.  Teammate Race Thompson came up with mid-range jump shots and layups.

Edina’s Will Moreton was able to get his shot going early. He was able to make jump shots and layups. The defense had a hard time slowing him down.

Edina called a timeout with 6:06 left in the first half. The score was Edina 27, Armstrong 14.

Moreton stepped up and knocked down deep 3-point shots. His teammates did a good job of getting him the ball in spots where he could shoot it.

At halftime the score was Edina 49, Armstrong 25.

As the second half got underway Edina continued to push the ball down the floor and score baskets in transition.

Edina continued to look to push the ball down the floor and score baskets in transition.

Edina went to a zone defense in the second half as they wanted to force Armstrong down on the offensive end.

Armstrong struggled to shoot throughout the game. Edina was quicker than Armstrong. Edina’s Moreton was all over the floor. The defense couldn’t slow him down.

Edina wasn’t afraid to shoot deep 3-point shots in the second half.

Alade was all over the floor. He came up with huge mid-range jump shots and layups.

Armstrong called a timeout with 6:24 left in regulation. The score was Armstrong 51, Edina 72.

Armstrong was able to come up with shots late in the game.

Armstrong was overmatched throughout the game.

Edina came away with the 91-62 victory over Armstrong.

The leading scorer for Edina was Moreton with 41 points.

The leading scorer for Armstrong was Alade with 25 points and Thompson 13 points.

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