Sunday, June 5, 2016


On May 15 St. Thomas was the site of the 2016 Inner-City Classic basketball game.

TEAM: Truth

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

TEAM: Faith

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.


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. 

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