Saturday, February 6, 2016
MINNEAPOLIS NORTH WENT UP AGAINST ST. PAUL CENTRAL IN A BOYS’ BASKETBALL GAME
On Feb. 4, Minneapolis North and St. Paul Central went up against each other in a boys’ basketball game.
North looked to control the tempo of the game. They pushed the ball down the floor and scored baskets in transition.
North’s Tyler Johnson knew where his teammates were on the floor and was able to get them the ball in spots where they could shoot it.
Central called a timeout with 15:51 left in the first half. The score was North 8, Central 0.
North came up with steals on the defensive end and was able to make them into layups on the offensive end.
Both teams battled over rebounds and loose balls throughout the first half.
Central’s Sam Gubbrud came up with mid-range jump shots and layups. His teammates got him the ball in spots where he got looks at the basket.
Central swung the ball around the 3-point line to take time off the clock as they looked to get into their offense.
North used their quickness to get past the central’s defense.
Central struggled to shoot in the first half. They kept on shooting the ball even though they had a difficult time shooting the ball.
Central stepped up their intensity on the defensive end.
North called a timeout with 4:53 left in the first half. The score was North 32, Central 21.
North’s Patrick Dembley came up with 3-point baskets. He knew where his teammates were on the floor. If Dembley thought his teammate had a better shot, he wasn’t afraid to pass it to them.
At halftime the score was North 51, Central 29.
As the second half got underway North continued to attack the basket and looked to make mid-range jump shots and layups.
North called a timeout with 15:32 left in regulation. The score was North 51, Central 33.
Central’s Jack Beckman came up with mid-range jump shots and layups. Central continued to push the ball down the floor and score baskets in transition.
Central called a timeout with 7:21 left in regulation. The score was North 68, Central 50.
North was able to come up with mid-range jump shots and layups late in regulation.
Central wasn’t able to go on a run late in regulation.
North came away with the 83-71 victory over Central.
The leading scorer for Central was Sam Gubbrud with 25 points.
The leading scorers for North were Tyler Johnson and Patrick Dembley each with 17 points and Jamil Jackson with 16 points.