Monday, January 15, 2018

IRONDALE TOOK ON OSSEO IN A BOYS’ BASKETBALL GAME

On Jan. 5, Irondale and Osseo up against each other in a boys’ basketball game. Irondale had an overall record of 1-7, while Osseo’s overall record was 5-2.

Osseo looked to push the ball down the floor and score baskets in transition.

Irondale took their time on the offensive end. They passed the ball around the 3-point line and talked on both ends of the floor.

Osseo played a tough man-to-man defense. The pressure that Osseo played made it difficult for Irondale to get open looks at the basket.

Both teams struggled offensively early. Neither team could make shots.

Osseo called a timeout with 15:20 left in the first half. The score was Irondale 4, Osseo 2.

Osseo went to a full court press as they wanted to make it difficult for Irondale to get open looks at the basket.

Irondale got the ball into the hands of Ignatius Ejiofor. Ejiofor came up with mid-range jump shots and layups. His teammates did a good job of feeding him the ball in spots where he could shoot it.

There were multiple ties and lead changes in the first half. Neither team made a huge run.

Osseo’s Zach Theisen came up with layups on the offensive end. Theisen also did a god job of running the offense. Theisen was able to get teammate Cornell Richardson into the offense as Richardson also came up with mid-range jump shots and layups.

Irondale called a timeout with 10:16 left in the first half. The score was Osseo 15, Irondale 11.

Osseo’s Emmette Page Jr. and Montrell Stokes knew were everyone was on the floor. Stokes came up with deep 3-point shots. The defense had a hard time slowing him down. On the defensive end Stokes was able to slow the guy down that he was guarding.

Irondale’s Carson Schicker came off the bench and provided an offensive presence. He looked to make deep 3-point shots and mid-range jump shots. Teammate Aden Price also came up with layups and jump shots.

Irondale went to a zone defense. Osseo passed the ball around the 3-point line as they took time off the clock against the zone defense.

Irondale called a timeout with 6:03 left in the first half. The score was Osseo 24, Irondale 15.

Osseo’s Elijah Barlue took the ball hard to the basket as he looked to make layups. He was able to come off screens and get to the basket.

Irondale called a timeout with 3:22 left in the first half. The score was Osseo 32, Irondale 21.

Osseo came up with steals on the defensive end and they were able to turn them into layups on the offensive end.

Page made layups late in the first half.

At halftime the score was Osseo 43, Irondale 23.

As the second half got underway Page continued to come up with layups and mid-range jump shots.

Even though Irondale struggled to shoot the ball they still tried to take shots.

The Irondale offense went flat for a period. They were not able to make shots they took.

Osseo used their speed and their quickness to get down the floor and come up with layups.

Osseo took a lot of time off the clock by swinging the ball around the 3-point line.

Irondale called a timeout with 9:52 left to go in regulation. The score was Osseo 62, Irondale 34.

Osseo was able to move the ball on the offensive end. They were talkative on both ends of the floor.

Osseo’s Richard Mulbah drove to the basket and made layups.

Osseo was to much for Irondale to handle. Osseo came away with the 87-40 victory over Irondale.

The leading scorers for Irondale were Ejiofor with 12 points and Price with 10 points.

The leading scorers for Osseo were Page with 26 points, and Richardson and Theisen both with 13 points.


Thursday, January 4, 2018

EDINA TOOK ON ST. LOUIS PARK IN A BOYS’ BASKETBALL GAME

On Jan. 4, Edina and St. Louis Park squared off in a boys’ basketball game. Going into the game Edina had a record of 5-4 while St. Louis Park record was 4-5.

St. Louis Park started the game off in a zone defense. St. Louis Park wanted to make Edina take deep 3-point shots.

St. Louis Park got the ball into the hands of Cire Mayfield. Mayfield made mid-range jump shots and layups.

Edina pushed the ball down the floor and came up with layups in transition.

The score went back and forth in the first half. Neither team went on a huge run. There were multiple ties and lead changes.

With the zone defenses that both teams play that made it easier for the other team to take 3-point shots.

Edina’s Anders Nelson came up with deep 3-point shots. His teammates were able to get him the ball where he was able to make shots. Edina’s Charles Haff came up with mid-range jump shots and layups as well.

St. Louis Park called a timeout with 9:04 left in the first half. The score was Edina 20, St. Louis Park 12.

St. Louis Park’s Aidan Doherty came up with mid-range jump shots and layups off screens. Doherty called for the ball when he was open.

Mayfield and Doherty called for the ball and both took the ball hard to the basket.

Edina came up with fast-break layups. They were able to beat St. Louis Park down the floor.

St. Louis Park went into a scoring drought with under 7 minutes left in the first half. Edina took advantage of that by attacking the basket as they came up with layups.

Edina took time off the clock by swinging the ball around the 3-point line. That made St. Louis Park extend their defensive pressure.

St. Louis Park called a timeout with 3:23 left in the first half. The score was Edina 29, St. Louis Park 18.

St. Louis Park’s Luke Peterson got the ball on top of the key and came up with mid-range jump shots. Peterson did a good job of feeding the ball to his teammates if he didn’t think that he had a good shot.

Mayfield continued to come up with shots late in the first half.

At halftime the score was Edina 29, St. Louis Park 24.

As the second half got underway St. Louis Park kept attacking the basket. St. Louis Park was patient with the ball on the offensive end.

Edina crashed the boards as they came up with rebounds. Edina’s Jack Middleton came up with mid-range jump shots and layups to keep his team in the game. Teammate Jacob Hutson came up with rebounds in the low post.

St. Louis Park’s Joey Whitlock got hot from behind the 3-point line, as he stepped up and made 3-point shots. The defense had a difficult time slowing him down.

St. Louis Park continued to drive to the basket and look for their shots. They were successful at making jump shots and layups.

St. Louis Park called a timeout with 11:44 left in regulation. The score was Edina 40, St. Louis Park 31.

Edina kept on passing the ball around the 3-point line and getting everyone involved in the offence.

Mayfield kept on coming up with 3-point shots in the second half. If Mayfield didn’t think that he could make shot, he would pass it to his teammates.

Edina called a timeout with 4:32 left in regulation. The score was Edina 55, St. Louis Park 46.

St. Louis Park kept on attacking the basket as they didn’t take a lot of time off the clock late in regulation. Doherty came up with layups late in the game that kept St. Louis Park in the game.

St. Louis Park called a timeout with 2:30 left in regulation. The score was Edina 55, St. Louis Park 50.

Edina looked to pass the ball around the 3-point line late to take time off the clock. Neither team was able to score late in the game.

Edina went to a full court man-to-man press with just over a minute left in the game.

Edina called a timeout with 42.7 left in regulation. The score was Edina 55, St. Louis Park 54.

Edina came up with shots late in the game. St. Louis Park continued to put defensive pressure on Edina.

I thought that both teams played well throughout the game. Both teams were evenly matched.

Edina came away with the 58-54 victory over St. Louis Park.

The leading scorers for St. Louis Park were Mayfield with 18 points, Doherty with 14 points and Whitlock with 10 points.

The leading scorers for Edina were Nelson with 18 points, Middleton with 13 points, and Haff with 10 points.


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

WAYZATA TOOK ON BLOOMINGTON JEFFERSON IN A BOYS’ BASKETBALL GAME

On Jan. 2, Wayzata and Bloomington Jefferson squared off in a boys’ basketball game. Going into the game Wayzata had a record of 5-3 while Jefferson’s record was 5-2.

Wayzata looked to push the ball down the floor and set the tempo of the game early. They passed the ball around the 3-point line and got everyone involved in the offense.


Jefferson took time off the clock on the offensive end by swinging the ball around the 3-point line.

Both teams started the game in a zone defense. Wayzata was talkative on both ends of the floor.

Jefferson’s Isaiah Watts came up with mid-range jump shots and layups on the offensive end. Watts also came up with 3-point shots. On the defensive end Watts was able to slow his guy down he was guarding.

There were multiple ties and lead changes in the first half. Neither team went on a significant run.

Jefferson took time off the clock in the first half by swinging the ball around the 3-point line. That made Wayzata put pressure on the ball handler as they came out of their zone defense.

Wayzata called a timeout with 11:59 left in the first half. The score was Wayzata 13, Jefferson 11.

Watts drove to the basket and came up with mid-range jump shots and layups. The defense had a hard time slowing him down. He knew where his teammates were on the floor and got them involved in the offense.

Jefferson looked to trap the ball when the ball got past the 3-point line. Wayzata was patient on the offensive end. They didn’t let the Jefferson defensive pressure bother them.

Wayzata’s Drew Galinson took the ball hard to the ball as he looked to make layups in transition. His teammates did a good job of getting him the ball in the lane where he could drive to the basket to make layups.

Jefferson was able to make layups in transition. Wayzata was able to keep up with Jefferson going down the floor.

Wayzata switched to a full court man-to-man defense late in the first half. Wayzata made it difficult for Jefferson to bring the ball down the floor.

At halftime the score was Wayzata 28, Jefferson 27.

As the second half got underway Jefferson looked to get the ball into the hands of Gavin Lyons and Watts. Watts was able to come up with rebounds on both ends of floor.

Jefferson’s Charlie Bedor looked to take 3-point baskets and layups. His teammates got him the ball when he called for it. But Bedor got into foul trouble early as he picked up his fourth personal foul early in the second half and headed to the bench.

Jefferson kept the ball moving on the offensive end by swinging it around the 3-point line. They didn’t rush their shots on offense.

Wayzata called a timeout with 9:33 left in regulation. The score was Jefferson 40, Wayzata 38.

Wayzata went to a man-to-man defense as they didn’t want Jefferson to take any open shots.

There were multiple ties and lead changes in the second half. Neither team went on a run.

Jefferson’s Reilly Anderson came up with 3-point shots and layups in the second half to keep his team in the game.

Wayzata called a timeout with 4:46 left in regulation. The score was Wayzata 49, Jefferson 47.

The score went back and forth late in regulation.

Galinson came up with 3-point shots late in regulation. That gave Wayzata the lead.

Jefferson called a timeout with 2:17 left in regulation. The score was Wayzata 55, Jefferson 49.

I thought that both teams played well throughout the game. Neither team gave up uncontested shots. Jefferson couldn’t make shots late in the game. Both teams played hard throughout the game. Wayzata broke away from Jefferson with just under 3:00 left to go in regulation.

Jefferson called a timeout with 24.7 left in regulation. The score was Wayzata 59, Jefferson 51.

Both teams finished out the game strong.

Wayzata came away with the 62-51 victory over Jefferson.

The leading scorers for Wayzata were Paulson with 19 points, Jacob Beeninga with 15 points and Galinson with 13 points.

The leading scorers for Jefferson were Anderson with 12 points, Watts with 11 points and Lyons with 10 points.


BROOKLYN CENTER WENT UP AGAINST MINNEAPOLIS NORTH IN A BOYS’ BASKETBALL GAME

On Dec. 28, Brooklyn Center and Minneapolis North squared off in a boys’ basketball game. Going into the game Brooklyn Center had a record of 7-1 while North’s record was 2-1.

Brooklyn Center looked to take time off the clock early as they passed the ball around the 3-point line. They were able to get everyone involved in the offense. They were not afraid to take deep 3-point shots.

North swung the ball around the 3-point line was well. North also looked inside to get the ball into the hands of Odell Wilson IV.

North guard Elijah Campbell brought the ball down the floor and got his team involved in the offense. If Campbell thought, he had an open shot he would shoot it.

Brooklyn Center guard Lu’Cye Patterson brought the ball down the floor and ran his team’s offense. Patterson was able to drive to the basket and looked to make layups and mid-range jump shots.

North’s Trejuan Holloman came off the bench and provided an offensive spark. He drove to the basket and made layups. Holloman had good court awareness as he knew where his teammates were on the floor.

Brooklyn Center’s Maalik Harut drove to the basket and came up with fast break layups.

There were multiple ties and lead changes in the first half. Neither team went on a huge run.

North called a timeout with 9:04 left in the first half. The score was tied at 16.

Brooklyn Center used their quickness to try to get to the basket. North was right there with them.

Brooklyn Center used a full court press as they wanted to make it difficult for North to get the ball down the floor.

Brooklyn Center shot deep 3-point shots and came up with rebounds.

North made shots late in the first half. North was able to slow down the Brooklyn Center offense late in the half.

At halftime the score was North 36, Brooklyn Center 23.

As the second half got underway North continued to push the ball down the floor and come up with jump shots and layups.

Brooklyn Center continued to get the ball into the hands of Patterson. Patterson did a good job of getting to the basket and making mid-range jump shots and layups.

North called a timeout with 13:57 left in regulation. The score was North 41, Brooklyn Center 33.

Tayler Johnson came up with steals and tuned them into points as he made layups. The defense had a hard time slowing Johnson down.

North called a timeout with 10:55 left in regulation. The score was North 48, Brooklyn Center 37.

The Brooklyn Center offense went stagnate for a period. They were not able to make shots they put up.

The North offense came up life in the second half. They were able to come up with shots in the second half.

North came away with the 77-55 victory over Brooklyn Center.

The leading scorer for Brooklyn Center was Patterson with 17 points.

The leading scorers for North were Johnson with 25 points, Campbell with 17 points and Wilson IV with 12 points. 

 

GARY COMER COLLEGE PREP WENT UP AGAINST MINNEAPOLIS NORTH IN A BOYS’ BASKETBALL GAME

On Dec. 27, Gary Comer College Prep School (Chicago, Ill.) went up against Minneapolis North.

North looked to push the tempo of the game to start. Comer started the game in a zone defense. That made North pass the ball around the 3-point line and take time off the clock. North did however attack the basket on the offensive end.

It took awhile for each team to get into an offensive shooting rhythm.

Comer’s Davion Hatcher brought the ball down the floor and was able get the ball to his teammates. If Hatcher didn’t think that he had a good shot, he would pass it to one of his teammates.

Comer called a timeout with 15:23 left in the first half. The score was tied at 2.

North’s Tayler Johnson took the ball hard to the basket as he looked to score layups and mid-range jump shots. Teammate Odell Wilson IV made layups around the basket. North did a good job of getting the ball into Wilson’s hands on the low block.

The zone defense that Comer played made it easy for North to attack the basket.

North’s Elijah Campbell came up with steals on the defensive end and turned them into layups on offense.

North called a timeout with 14:06 left in the first half. The score was North 8, Comer 2.

Comer looked to get layups on offense. The defensive pressure that North applied made it difficult for Comer to get open looks at the basket.

North’s Omar Brown came up with steals and layups. The defense couldn’t slow him down on the offensive end.

Comer called a timeout with 11:08 left in the first half. The score was North 13, Comer 4.

Comer had trouble shooting the ball in the first half. They went through a period of not scoring a basket. North meanwhile kept on attacking the basket on the offensive end and coming up with layups.

North wasn’t afraid to take deep 3-point baskets Everyone rebounded on the offensive end.

North used their quickness to get to the basket and make layups.

At halftime the score was North 56 Comer 16.

As the second half got underway North continued to push the ball down the floor and looked to score layups in transition.

Hatcher continued to drive to the basket and looked to make layups in transition. Teammates Kevin Laguerre and Jaiden Jackson also came up with layups and mid-range jump shots.

The pace of the game slowed down in the second half.

North called a timeout with 13:11 left in regulation. The score was North 63, Comer 24.

North continued to push the ball down the floor in transition.

North was a lot quicker than Comer was. North used their quickness to their advantage. Comer didn’t give up as they fought for loose balls and rebounds.

Comer called a timeout with 6:25 left in regulation. The score was North 77, Comer 28.

North pushed the ball down the floor and was able to take time off the clock.

North came away with the 80-32 victory over Comer.

The leading scorers for Comer were Languerre with 8 points, and Jackson with 6 points.

The leading scorers for North were Wilson with 24 points, and Johnson with 17 points.