Saturday, February 18, 2017


On Feb. 16, Fair and Minneapolis North squared off in a boys’ basketball game. North looked to attack the basket at the start of the game. They passed the ball around the 3-point line as they yok a lot of time off the clock.

Fair used a motion offense as they looked to pass the ball to each other and made a lot of cuts. 

North called a timeout with 16:02 left in the first half. The score was North 6, Fair 2.

Fair got everyone involved in the offense. They could make layups in transition. 

Both teams came up with rebounds on both ends of the floor. There were many tie ups.

Fair called a timeout with12:10 left in the first half. The score was North 14, Fair 7.

North looked to score fast break layups in transition. They were quicker than Fair was. North used their quickness to get past the defense. 

Both teams got sloppy with just under 6 minutes to play. There were multiple turn overs late in the first half. 

North’s Nasir El-Amin came up with mid-range jump shots and layups. His teammates did a good job of getting him the ball in spots where he could make shots. If El-Amin didn’t have a good look at a shot, he would pass it to one of his teammates. 

At halftime, the score was North 55, Fair 32.

As the second half got underway North tightened up their defensive pressure. They wanted to make it as difficult as possible for Fair to make a shot. 

North looked for steals on the defensive end. They came up with steals and could convert on the offensive end. 

North’s Da’Kei Jones came up with fast break layups. His teammates also did a good job of getting him the ball on the low block where he took the ball hard to the basket.

North’s Elijah Campbell came up with huge 3-point shots. His teammates fed him the ball on top of the key. 

North kept coming up with fast break layups. 

North continued to look to take time off the clock as they were up big and they wanted to step up their defensive pressure. 

North came away with the 104-47 victory over Fair.

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