Sunday, June 5, 2016
On May 15 St. Thomas was the site of the 2016 Inner-City Classic basketball game.
Aiza Wilson DeLaSalle
Alaina Jarnot Maranatha
Camryn Speese De La Salle
Jazinae Patterson Washburn
K'Aezha Wubben Hopkins
Kiara Russell Osseo
Nia Hollie Hopkins
Teja Bodden De La Salle
Tera Nay Lee Southest
Abby Wilger Benilde-St. Margaret's
Andrayah Adams Como
Ariann Jones Osseo
Ashley Bates Hopkins
Keyia Parker Southwest
Khalilah Holloway Southwest
LaShayla Wright Ponder Kennedy
Suzanne Gilreath Fridley
Tyrah Spencer Kennedy
Unique "UU" Long Cooper
With hip-hop music playing through the speakers through the gym both teams looked to quickly make baskets.
As the game got underway both teams looked to push the ball down the floor and score baskets in transition.
Both teams traded baskets throughout the first half. There were several ties and lead changes throughout the first half. Neither team went on a huge run.
Team Faith came up with layups and mid-range jump shots midway through the first half. On the defensive end they were able to slow down Team Truth’s offense.
At halftime the score was Faith 43, Truth 33.
As the second half got underway Faith continued to push the ball down the floor as they looked to score baskets in transition.
Faith was able to come up with uncontested layups and jump shots in the second half. Faith was also able to slow truth down on the offensive end.
Team Faith came away with the 89-73 victory over Truth.
2016 INNER CITY ALL STAR CLASIC BOYS’ BASKETBALL GAME
In the second game Team Wisdom went up against Team Knowledge.
Adnan Guled Como
Cam Kirksy Apple Valley
Chris Perry Cretin D.H.
Demtrice Mitchell Como
Jalen Brown Cretin D.H.
Julian Jackson Henry
Melvin Newbern Cooper
Sam Baker Benilde S.M.
Vinnie Shahid Hopkins
Xavier Johnson Hopkins
Zeke Thompson Moundsview
Ade Murkey St.Croix
Allen Anderson Osseo
Amar Miller Minnetonka
Cedric Boone Minnetonka
Jamil Jackson Mpls North
Jarrett Baptiste Columbia Hgts
Mario Richardson Osseo
Patrick Dembley North
Sam Jones De La Salle
Tessy Pal Fridley
Tyler Johnson Mpls North
As the game got underway both teams looked to push the ball down the floor and score baskets in transition. Knowledge was able to make layups in transition. They knew where each other was on the floor and were able to get them the ball in spots where they could make shots.
Both teams were looking to make fast break layups.
Wisdom was able to come up with stops and create turnovers and take advantage of the turnovers.
Both teams played very lax on the defensive end.
At halftime the score was Wisdom 65, Knowledge 50.
As the second half got underway Knowledge knew that they wanted to push the ball down the floor and look also looked for stops on the defensive end.
Both teams continued to look for full court layups.
Wisdom came away with the 126-117 victory over Knowledge.
On May 14 Jacksonville Armada and Minnesota went up against each in a soccer game at the National Sports Center in Blaine, MN.
Minnesota did a good job of getting the ball down the field and were able to get early looks at the goal.
The Armada defense stepped up and were able to slow down the Minnesota offense in the first half.
Minnesota’s Kevin Venegas scored a goal in the 16th minute of the game. With that goal that score was Minnesota 1, Armada 0.
Both teams attacked the ball as they went after the ball.
Minnesota’s Stéfano Pinho scored a goal in the 28th minute.
It was a very physical game. Both teams went after the ball as they looked to get the ball into their end.
At halftime the score was Minnesota 2, Jacksonville Armada 0.
As the second half got underway both teams continued to move the ball down the field looking for goals.
Minnesota came away with the 2-0 victory over Jacksonville Armada.
The attendance of the game was 8,861.