Thursday, January 25, 2018


On January 25, Minneapolis North and Minnehaha Academy squared off in a boys’ basketball game. Minnehaha Academy came into the game with an over all record of 13-2 and was ranked while North’s record was 10-3. North was ranked #2 in Class 2A While Minnehaha was ranked #1 Class 2A.

Minnehaha looked to push the ball down the ball and pass it around the 3-point line. North started the game in a man-to-man defense. They were able to get to the basket.

Minnehaha called a timeout with 15:06 left in the first half. The score was North 6, Minnehaha 0.

Minnehaha looked to get the ball into the hands of JaVonni Bickham. Bickham drove to the basket and looked to make mid-range jump shots and layups.

North called a timeout with 11:05 left in the first half. The score was North 12, Minnehaha 9.

North looked to score baskets in transition. Both teams raced up and down the floor looked to score layups in transition.

North’s Odell Wilson IV squared up with Beckham on the low block as they both battled to get rebounds.

Both teams dove on the floor after loose balls. Neither team gave up an open shot on the offensive end.

Bickham was able to come up with layups on the offensive end. Teammate Terry Lockett

Minnehaha called a timeout with 4:46 left to go in the first half. The score was North 21, Minnehaha 18.

Minnehaha’s Prince Aligbe came off the bench and provide an offensive presence.

North continued to swing the ball around the 3-point line on the offensive end.

At halftime, the score was North 23, Minnehaha 22.

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

North’s Trej Holloman dropped a big 3-point shot early in the second half. His teammates were able to get him the ball in spots where he could shoot it.

Minnehaha got hot midway through the second half. Minnehaha looked to get the ball into the hands of Aligbe.

North called a timeout with 9:23 left to go in regulation. The score was Minnehaha 38, North 37.

North moved the ball well in the second half. They got everyone involved in the offense.

Minnehaha continued to attack the basket and come up with layups and jump shots late in the game.

The game came down to the wire. Neither team gave up easy shots. I thought that both teams played well throughout the game.

North came away with the 62-53 victory over Minnehaha Academy.

The leading scorers for Minnehaha Academy were Prince Aligbe with 13 points, Terry Lockett with 12 points and Jalen Suggs with 11 points,

The leading scorers for North were Tayler Johnson with 24 points and Odell Wilson IV with 16 points.

I was joined by
The Twin Cities Hoops Czar. Check out his thoughts on the North vs. Minnehaha boys’ basketball game.

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