Saturday, January 14, 2017
RICHFIELD WENT UP AGAINST MINNEAPOLIS WASHBURN IN A BOYS’ BASKETBALL GAME
On Jan. 13 Richfield and Minneapolis Washburn squared off in a nonconference boys’ basketball game. Washburn came into the game with an overall record of 6-5. Richfield came into the game with an overall record of 4-6.
Both teams looked to push the ball down the floor and score baskets in transition.
Richfield started the game in a zone defense. They wanted to force Washburn to take deep 3-point shots.
Washburn did a good job of getting to the basket and coming up with mid-range jump shots and layups.
There were several ties and lead changes in the early goings. Both teams could score points.
Neither team gave up an uncontested shot.
Richfield looked to come up with steals on the defensive end and they looked to convert the steals to baskets on the offensive end.
Richfield called a timeout with 11:11 left in the first half. The score was Richfield 18, Washburn 14.
Washburn looked to get everyone involved in the offense by passing the ball around the three-point line. They also did a good job of communicating on both ends of the floor. Richfield also called out screens as well.
Washburn went to a full court press as they tried to create turnovers off their pressure.
Washburn called a timeout with 8:55 left in the first half. The score was Washburn 20, Richfield 18.
Both teams were not afraid to shoot the ball and could score baskets in transition.
Washburn’s Terrell Adams came up with mid-range jump shots and layups. Teammate Cortez Adams did a good job of getting the ball to him in spots where he could shoot it.
Richfield came up with layups late in the first half. They were also able to make fast break layups as well.
At halftime, the score was Washburn 33, Richfield 30.
As the second half got underway both teams got after it. They came out with fire as they kept on attacking the basket.
Richfield stayed in a full court man-to-man defense. Washburn also played man-to-man defense.
Both teams also threw the ball down the floor as they looked to make full court or three-quarter court passes.
Washburn called a timeout with 12:11 left in regulation. The score was Washburn 47, Richfield 43.
Terrell Adams stepped up big and knocked down some key 3-point shots in the second half. His teammates did a good job of getting him the ball in spots where he could shoot it.
Richfield kept attacking the basket in the second half. They didn’t let the Washburn defense bother them.
Washburn’s Damon Neubert came up with layups late in regulation. The defense had a hard time slowing him down.
Washburn called a timeout with 3:30 left in regulation. The score was Washburn 72, Richfield 67.
Neither team gave up an open shot late in the game. The game came down to the wire.
Richfield took the lead with just under 2:00 to go. Washburn kept shooting the ball.
Washburn called a timeout with 34.1 left in regulation. The score was Richfield 75, Washburn 74.
Washburn’s Terrell Adams came up with a shot with 2.7 seconds left for the lead. He was fouled and he made his free throws.
Washburn came away with the 77-75 victory over Richfield.
The leading scorer for Washburn was Terrell Adams with 27 points.
The leading scorers for Richfield were Emmauel Blackshear with 17 points, and Antonio Maddox and Devin Wade-Henderson each with 15 points.