Saturday, February 24, 2018


On Feb. 23, Minneapolis Southwest and Minneapolis North squared up in a boys’ basketball game.

Southwest looked to push the ball down the floor and score quick baskets in transition. Southwest looked to get the ball into the hands of JayZee Brown. Brown took the ball hard to the basket.

North called a timeout with 15:40 left in the first half. The score was North 6, Southwest 4.

North moved the ball around the 3-point line well as they got everyone involved.

Southwest called a timeout with 13:22 left in the first half. The score was North 12, Southwest 4.

Southwest’s Niko Polydorou took the ball strong to the basket. Polydorou came up with mid-range jump shots and layups.

North got everyone involved in the offense. They communicated well on both ends of the floor.

Polydorou’s teammates got him the ball in spots where he could shoot it.

Southwest called a timeout with 4:43 left in the first half. The score was North 34, Southwest 23.

Both offenses went stagnant late in the first half, as neither team was able to score.

At halftime, the score was North 42, Southwest 28.

As the second half got underway North came out flat. They were not able to make shots that they put up.

North stepped up their defensive pressure. They were able to frustrate Southwest on both ends of the floor.

Southwest called a timeout with 12:53 left in regulation. The score was North 55, Southwest 37.

Even though Southwest struggled to shoot the ball, they continued to attack the basket as they looked to come up with baskets.

North was too quick for Southwest. Southwest struggled shooting the ball throughout the game.

I was joined by Sam Williams from Big Sam’s Podcast. Sam thought that, “North has more athletic better players.”

North came away with the 77-58 victory over Southwest. The leading scores for North were

The leading scorers for North were Wilson IV with Johnson with 28 points and Johnson with 19 points.

The leading scorer for Southwest was Polydorou with 25 points.

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