Thursday, January 16, 2020

SCIENCE AND AG SCHOOL WENT UP AGAINST METRO CHARTER SCHOOL IN A BOYS’ BASKETBALL GAME

On Jan. 15, Science & Ag school went up against Metro School Charter in a boys’ basketball game. 

Metro Charter pushed the ball down the floor and looked to score layups in transition. It took a while for Science & Ag to get into a shooting rhythm. Even though they struggled shooting the ball they kept on attacking the basket. 

Both teams went into a scoring drought in the first half. They both had difficulty scoring the ball. 

Metro Charter moved the ball down the floor well as they looked for their shots. They got everyone involved in the offense. 

The defensive pressure that both teams applied made it difficult for the other team to get open looks at the basket.

Both teams looked to score layups in transition. 

Science and Ag had a difficult time scoring baskets in the first half. Even though they struggled shooting the ball they kept on shooting the ball. 

Both teams dove on the floor after loose balls and rebounds. 

Metro Charter wasn’t afraid to take the ball strong to the basket and come up with layups in transition. 

Even though Science and Ag struggled shooting the ball in the first half they kept on shooting the ball.

At halftime, the score was Metro Charter 31, Science and Ag16.

As the second half got underway Metro Charter kept on attacking the basket and getting their shots.  

Metro Charter used their quickness to get down the floor and scored layups in transition. 

The game got sloppy midway through the second half. There were multiple turnovers midway through the half. 

Both teams played hard throughout the game. Science and Ag struggled shooting the ball throughout the game. They couldn’t keep up with Metro Charter. 

Metro Charter came away with the 75-31 victory over Science and Ag. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

BRECK WENT UP AGAINST MINNEHAHA ACADEMY IN A BOYS’ BASKETBALL GAME

On Jan. 13, Breck and Minnehaha Academy went up against each other in a boys’ basketball game. The game was played at Minnehaha Academy. Going into the game Breck had a record of 2-10 while Minnehaha Academy had a record of 8-2. Minnehaha’s Jalen Suggs was not suited up for the game. 

Minnehaha won the tip and they looked to push the ball down the floor early. It took a while for each team to get into a shooting rhythm. 

The score went back and forth early. Breck looked to get everyone involved in the offense. 

Minnehaha’s Hercy Miller came off the bench and provided an offensive strength on the floor. His teammates knew where he was on the floor and they were able to get him the ball in spots where he could shoot it. 

Breck’s Andy Ott was able to come up with mid-range jump shots and layups in the first half. If Ott didn’t think that he had a good shot, he wasn’t afraid to pass it to one of his teammates. 

Minnehaha took their time on the offensive end as they got everyone involved in the offensive.  

Breck called a timeout with 11:55 left in the first half. The score was Minnehaha 16, Breck 13. 

On the defensive end, Minnehaha’s pressure made Breck must pass the ball around the 3-point line. Breck was able to get everyone involved in the offense by passing the ball around the 3-point line. 

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

Minnehaha’s Isaiah Davis came up with mid-range jump shots and layups. He was able to come off screens and get to the basket and call for the ball. His teammates were able to get him the ball where he could shoot it.

Minnehaha’s Kaden Johnson came up with shots and was also able to get to the line and knock down free throws. Johnson wasn’t afraid to dive on the floor after loose balls. 

Breck’s Jimmy Koch knocked down some clutch shots in the first half to keep Breck in the game. 

Breck called a timeout with 7:15 left in the first half. The score was Minnehaha 29, Breck 27.

Minnehaha’s Donovan Smith was able to get his shots to drop in the first half. He came off screens and was able to get to the basket. 

Minnehaha kept on attacking the basket late in the first half and applying pressure on the defensive end that it made it hard for Breck to come up with open looks at the basket. 

Minnehaha Terry Lockett came up with steals and layups. Minnehaha did a good job of controlling the tempo from the start of the game.

Breck went into a scoring drought with just under five minutes to go in the first half. Minnehaha took advantage of that as they raced down the floor and got layups in transition.

Minnehaha looked to take time off the clock late in the first half was they passed the ball around the 3-point line while they were running a motion offense.

Even though Breck struggled at times shooting the ball, they kept on attacking the basket late in the first half.

Breck’s Will Ott was able to get the ball to the basket as he came off of screens and was able to make shots late in the first half. He also was able to get his teammates involved in the offense. Miller also stepped up and knocked down shots in the second half. Miller picked up his third foul with just under a minute to go in the first half. Johnson buried a 3-point shot at the buzzer.

At halftime the score Minnehaha 57, Breck 37. 

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

The game got sloppy early in the second half as there were a lot of turnovers by each team. They were just sloppy with the ball.

Minnehaha’s Prince Aligbe came up with some big baskets and a slap dunk in the second half. Teammate Isaiah Davis knocked down shots as well.

Breck called a timeout with 15:39 left in regulation. The score was Minnehaha 67, Breck 38.

Even though Breck struggled to shoot the ball throughout the game they kept on attacking the basket throughout the second half. 

Breck’s Jaren Morton, Jimmy Koch, Will Ott, and Julian Bergerson all attack the basket and looked for their shots. 

Minnehaha looked to take their time on the offensive end in the second half. They went to a motion offense and did a good job of moving without the ball. Minnehaha’s Chase Carter looked to get layups in the second half. He took the ball hard to the basket as he made his layups.

Breck’s Andy Ott knocked down deep 3-point shots in the second half.

Minnehaha called a timeout with 9:34 left to go in regulation. The score was Minnehaha 79, Breck 44.

Breck had a difficult time shooting the ball throughout the game. Even though they struggled shooting the ball they didn’t back down to Minnehaha’s pressure. 

Minnehaha called a timeout with 8:30 to go in regulation. The score was Minnehaha 84, Breck 44. 

Booth teams played hard throughout the game. Minnehaha used their quickness to get to the basket as they were able to make their shots throughout. 

Breck looked to make their shots late in the game and they kept the defensive pressure on Minnehaha late in the contest.

Minnehaha was too quick for Breck and Breck struggled to make shots throughout the game. Minnehaha came away with the 101-52 victory over Breck. 

The leading scorers for Minnehaha were Hercy Miller with 17 points, Donovan Smith 5 3s 15 pts, and Prince Aligbe with 13 points. 

The leading scorers for Breck were Jaren Morten with 10 points, Andy Ott with 9 points, and Julian Bergerson with 8 points. 

Monday, January 13, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS NORTH WENT UP AGAINST CALEDONIA IN A BOYS’ BASKETBALL GAME

On Jan. 11, Minneapolis North traveled to Caledonia for a boys’ basketball game. North won the toss and looked to get their offense going early. They passed the ball around the 3-point line as they looked to attack the basket.

Caledonia moved the ball down the floor well and looked to get everyone involved in the offense.

North pushed the ball down the floor and was able to get everyone in the offense.

Caledonia’s Noah King came up with a seal and a two-handed slam dunk that got the crowd and his teammates got into the game.

The score went back and forth early. It took a while for each team to get into the flow of the game.

Caledonia’s Eli King and Noah King both came up with mid-range jump shots and layups to keep them in the game.

Both teams dove on the floor after loose balls and they both crashed the boards.

North called a timeout with 11:01 left in the first half. The score was Caledonia 18, North 13.

North looked to get the ball inside to Quientrail Jamison-Travis. Jamison-Travis came up with layups and mid-range jump shots in the second half.

North called a timeout with 7:45 left in the first half. The score was Caledonia 24, North 19.

North’s De’Meiko Anderson came up with layups to keep North in the game. His teammates were able to get him the ball in spots where he could shoot it. If Anderson didn’t think that he had a good look at the basket he would pass it to one of his teammates.

Caledonia’s Eli King came up with deep 3-point shots and jump shots in the first half.

Caledonia called a timeout with 3:47 left in the first half. The score was Caledonia 36, North 25.

North attacked the basket late in the first half as they kept on looking to come up with their shots. Willie Wilson came up with steals and layups. Teammate Mario Sanders II came up with steals and layups. He was also able to make free throws.

At halftime, the score was Caledonia 38 North 38.

 As the second half got underway both teams continued to attack the basket and look for their shots.

The score continued to go back and forth early in the second half. There were multiple ties and lead changes throughout the second half.

Neither team gave up open looks at the basket as both teams had to work for their shots.

North’s Wilson kept on coming up with big mid-range jump shots and layups that kept North in the game.

Eli King came up with deep 3-point shots to keep Caledonia in the game.

Caledonia called a timeout with 8:40 left in regulation. The score was Caledonia 62, North 60.

Caledonia Sam Privet came up with deep 3-point shots to keep the game close.

North called a timeout with 7:30 left in regulation. The score was North 64, Caledonia 62.

Both teams attacked the basket throughout the whole game. Neither team went on a run in the second half.

Wilson came up with mid-range jump shots and layups late in the game. He kept North in the game.

Eli King, Noah King, and Sam Privet all came up with baskets to keep Caledonia in the game.

The game remained close throughout the second half. As there were multiple ties and lead changes.

North called a timeout with 1:19 left in regulation. The score was tied at 74.

Both teams looked to play keep away as they looked for the last shot.

Caledonia’s Eli King was fouled with 7.3 seconds with the score tied and he missed the free throw.

North called a timeout with 5.1 left in regulation. The score was tied at 74.

The game was tied at 74 at the end of regulation.

Caledonia won the tip and looked to get the ball into the hands of Noah King who made a jump shot.

North took their time on the offensive end as they looked to get into the offense but turned the ball over.

Caledonia called a timeout with 2:51 left in overtime. The score was Caledonia 76, North 74.

King came up with shots in the overtime period. He made his jump shots and lay-ups.

Both teams kept the game close in the overtime period.

Townley came up with some big shots in the overtime period. 

Caledonia called a timeout with 52.4 seconds left in the overtime period. The score was tied at 83.

The game came down to the wire once again. North swung the ball around the 3-point line to take time off the clock.

North called a timeout with 12.9 seconds left in the overtime period. The score was tied at 83.

Caledonia’s Eli King was fouled, and he stepped up and knocked down 2-free throws. North’s Sanders came up with the last shot but couldn’t make the shot.

Caledonia came away with the 85-83 victory over North.

The leading scorers for North were Wilson with 26 points, Townley with 19 points, Jamison-Travis with 14 and Butler with 13 points.

The leading scorers Caledonia were Noah King with 25 points, Eli King with 22 points, Privet with 13 points.

RICHFIELD WENT UP AGAINST MINNEAPOLIS DELASALLE IN A GIRLS’ BASKETBALL GAME

On January 10, Richfield and Minneapolis DeLaSalle squared off in a girls’ basketball game at DeLaSalle. Going into the game Richfield had a record of 14-0 while DeLaSalle’s record was 5-3.

DeLaSalle on the toss and Richfield started the game in a zone defense. DeLaSalle passed the ball around the 3-point line and took their time on the offensive end.

Richfield looked to get everyone involved in the offense and score layups in transition.

DeLaSalle went to a full-court press as they looked to turn Richfield over in the open court. DeLaSalle’s I’Tianna Salaam came up with mid-range jump shots and layups in the first half. Her teammates were able to get her the ball in spots where she could shoot it.

The defensive pressure that DeLaSalle applied made it difficult for Richfield to make shots. Richfield also turned the ball over and DeLaSalle was made layups off the turnovers.

Richfield called a timeout with 14:35 left in the first half. The score was DeLaSalle 12, Richfield 6.

Richfield got their shots to drop after the timeout. Richfield’s Fametta Zubah made strong attempts at the basket in the first half. Her teammates knew where she was on the floor and got her the ball in spots where she could shoot it.

DeLaSalle trapped the ball and was able to turn Richfield over and DeLaSalle also was able to score layups off the turnovers.

Both teams crashed the board on both ends of the floor going after rebounds.

DeLaSalle’s defensive pressure made it difficult for Richfield to make uncontested shots. DeLaSalle’s Isabella Thomas came up with mid-range jump shots and layups which kept DeLaSalle in the game.

Richfield’s offense started to click late in the first half. They kept on attacking the basket and looking for mid-range jump shots and layups.

DeLaSalle
 moved the ball well on the offensive end. They passed and cut and talked to each other on both ends of the floor.

Richfield’s Taleigha Powell came up with nice passes as she was able to get assists on the offensive end. 

DeLaSalle continued to get everyone involved in the offense and they came up with layups throughout the first half.

Richfield didn’t get frustrated in the first half. Even though they struggled to shoot the ball they kept on attacking the basket.

Powell kept on coming up with shots to keep Richfield in the lead. Her teammates fed off her energy on the floor.

The defensive pressure that DeLaSalle applied made it difficult for Richfield to shoot the ball.

Richfield passed the ball around the 3-point line late looking for their shots. They were able to make shots late in the first half.

At halftime, the score was DeLaSalle 41 Richfield 27.

As the second half got underway DeLaSalle’s Kiani Lockett and Nurjei Weems both came up with mid-range jump shots and layups.  Teammate Kennedy Klick came up with steals and layups on the offensive end.

Richfield continued to find their shots in the second half. Powell and Corrina Hartman both found their shots as they tried to keep Richfield in the game.

Richfield called a timeout 15:25 left in regulation. The score was DeLaSalle 51, Richfield 32.

Weems and Lockett both kept the energy up in the second half as they were very vocal and were all over the floor.

Richfield didn’t get sloppy with the ball, the defensive pressure simply got them off track.

Both teams battled throughout the game as neither team gave up and both played hard. Richfield struggled to shoot the ball the whole game. DeLaSalle came up with shots throughout the game and was able to get everyone involved in the offense.

White, Lockett, and Weems were able to get their shots going throughout the game. Their teammates did a good job of getting them the ball in spots where they could shoot it. 

DeLaSalle got everyone in the offense as they passed it around the 3-point line late in the game. DeLaSalle also used their quickness to get to the basket and make plays.

DeLaSalle came away with the 81-56 victory over Richfield.

Richfield was led in scoring by Hartman with 9, Molly Stark and Alexus Anderson both had 8 points.

DeLaSalle was led in scoring by Weems with 20 points.

MINNEAPOLIS SOUTHWEST WENT UP AGAINST MINNEAPOLIS NORTH IN A BOYS’ BASKETBALL GAME

On Jan. 9, Minneapolis Washburn went up against Minneapolis North in a boys’ basketball game.

North looked to push the ball down the floor and looked to score layups in transition.  It took a while for both teams to get into a shooting rhythm.

Southwest took their time on the offensive end as they passed the ball around the 3-point line and got everyone involved in the offense.

North looked to get everyone in the offense. As they passed the ball around the 3-point line and looked for their shots. North’s Davon Townley came up with mid-range jump shots and layups in the first half. If Townley didn’t think that he had a good shot, he would pass it to one of his teammates. His teammates knew where he was on the floor and got him the ball where he could shoot it.

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

North’s De’Miko Anderson came up with mid-range jump shots and layups in the first half. North got everyone involved in the offense. They swung the ball around the 3-point line Anderson stepped up and knocked down deep 3-point shots throughout the first half.

Southwest did a good job of moving the ball down the floor

Southwest 8:48 left in regulation. The score was North 22, Southwest 19.

Southwest did a good job of attacking the basket late in the first half. They were able to make mid-range jump shots and layups throughout the first half.

There were multiple ties and lead changes throughout the first half.

North’s Willie Wilson came up with mid-range jump shots and layups in the first half.

With 3:08 left in regulation, the score was North 33, Southwest 31.

North’s CJ Brown III came up with mid-range jump shots and layups in the first half.  North’s offense came alive late in the first half.

Both teams took a lot of time off the clock late in the first half.

At halftime, the score was North 39, Southwest 34.

As the second half got underway North continued to move the ball down the floor well and score baskets in transition.

North’s Mario Sanders III came up with mid-range jump shots and layups in the second half. He was able to get to the basket and get his teammates involved in the offense.

North called a timeout with 13:38 left in regulation. The score was North 48, Southwest 41.

Willie Wilson and Townley both came up with mid-range jump shots and layups in the second half.  North looked to take the ball hard to the basket late in the second half.

Southwest called a timeout with 8:25 left in regulation. The score was North 62, Southwest 48.

North continued to come up with layups in transition late in regulation. Sanders continued to come up with mid-range jump shots and layups.

North’s Quientrail Jamison-Travis came up with mid-range jump shots and layups in the second half.

Southwest called a timeout with 5:29 left in regulation. The score was North 75, Southwest 54.

North continued to make shots down the stretch late in the game. Southwest didn’t give up as they kept on attacking the basket late in the game.

North called a timeout with 3:04 left in regulation. The score was North 83, Southwest 56.

North’s Freshawn Collins came in off the bench and looked to provide North an offensive spark.

North came away with the 88-60 victory over Southwest.

The leading scorers for Southwest were Christo Polydorou with 27 points, and Jaden Reed and Gabe Senseman-Cassidy each with 12 points.

Friday, January 10, 2020

KALEIDOSCOPE CHARTER SCHOOL WENT UP AGAINST HOPE ACADEMY IN A BOYS’ BASKETBALL GAME

On Jan. 8, Kaleidoscope Charter went up against Hope Academy in a boys’ basketball game. The game got off to a quick start as both teams pushed the ball around the floor and scored layups in transition.

Both teams got into an offensive shooting rhythm quickly as everyone got involved in the offense. 


Hope’s Elliot Hoilien came up with mid-range jump shots and layups. His teammates were able to get him the ball in spots where he could make mid-range jump shots and layups. 


Kaleidoscope had a difficult time scoring baskets midway through the first half. Even though they had a difficult time scoring in the first half. They kept on attacking the basket throughout the first half. 


Hope kept passing the ball around the 3-point line and was able to get everyone involved in the offense. They didn’t give up any easy shots. 


Hoilien kept on coming up with mid-range jump shots and layups throughout the first half. His teammates knew where he was on the floor and wasn’t afraid to pass up a difficult shot for an open look. He was also able to knock down 3-point shots as well. 


Hope was able to turn Kaleidoscope over and turn the turnovers into layups on the offensive end. 


Hope was able to make their shots throughout the first half. They were able to slow down Kaleidoscope on the offensive end. 


At halftime, the score was Hope 47, Kaleidoscope 28. 


As the second half got underway, Hope continued to push the ball down the floor and come up with layups in transition. 


Hope called a timeout with 17:05 left in regulation. The score was Hope 47, Kaleidoscope 31. 


Hope did a good job of turning Kaleidoscope over and getting to the basket and coming up with baskets. 


Kaleidoscope went to a zone defense in the second half. They wanted to make Hope take deep 3-point shots. 


Hope called a timeout with 13:06 left in regulation. The score was Hope 53, Kaleidoscope 36. 


Kaleidoscope struggled shooting the ball throughout the whole night. Even though they struggled shooting the ball they kept on putting up shots. 


Hope kept on getting the ball to Caleb Hoilien who came up with mid-range jump shots and layups. His teammates kept on feeding him the ball where he could get it.


Both teams continued to push the ball down the floor late in the game. Kaleidoscope kept on attacking the basket late in the game but was not able to come up with the victory. 


In a hard-fought game, Hope came away with the 80-62 over Kaleidoscope. 


I was joined by the Twin Cities Hoops Czar. Check out his thoughts on the Kaleidoscope vs. Hope game. 


Hope was led in scoring by Hoilien with 37 points 


Kaleidoscope was led in scoring by Donnett with had 26 points. 


MINNEAPOLIS DELASALLE WENT UP AGAINST MINNEAPOLIS NORTH IN A BOYS’ BASKETBALL GAME

On Jan. 7, Minneapolis DeLaSalle and Minneapolis North went up against each other in a boys’ basketball game. Going into the game DeLaSalle had a record of 6-1 while Minneapolis North had a record of 5-4. 

North won the toss and they started attacking the basket early. They attacked the basket. 

DeLaSalle passed the ball around the 3-point line as they took a lot of time off the clock early. DeLaSalle looked to get the ball into the hands of Jalen Travis. Tavis took 

North called a timeout with 16:13 left in the first half. The score was DeLaSalle 5, North 0.

North struggled shooting the ball early. North didn’t give up how every as they kept on attacking the basket.

DeLaSalle started in a zone defense, that made North must pass the ball around the 3-point line and got everyone involved in the offense. DeLaSalle’s Cade Haskins 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 shoot it. 

North’s Davon Townley came up with mid-range jump shots and layups midway threw the first half. His teammates were able to get him the ball in spots where he could shoot it. 

DeLaSalle continued to make their shots in the first half. DeLaSalle passed the ball well throughout and if one person on the floor thought that their teammate would have a better chance of making a shot, they would pass it to him for the open shot.

DeLaSalle called a timeout with 8:40 left in the first half. The score was DeLaSalle 21, North 14. 

North’s Mario Sanders II came up with mid-range jump shots and layups in the first half. He did a good job of attacking the basket and was able to get past his defenders. 

North looked to push the ball in transition and score baskets in transition. 

DeLaSalle’s Cade Haskins came up with mid-range jump shots and layups. He did a good job of calling for the ball and flashing out to get the ball. 

The North’s offense got clicking late in the first half. North continued to get to the basket late in the first half. 

At halftime, the score was DeLaSalle 31 North 23. 

As the second half got underway North continued to push the ball down the floor and get everyone involved in the offense. 

DeLaSalle wasn’t afraid to take deep 3-point shots as well. 

North’s CJ Brown III came up with deep 3-point shots and layups. 

North called a timeout with 15:39 left in regulation. The score was DeLaSalle 35, North. 28. 

North passed the ball to each other more in the second half. They showed a lot more energy in the second half. 

DeLaSalle called a timeout with 12:22 left in regulation. The score was DeLaSalle 39, North 34. 

DeLaSalle attacked the basket in the second half. They made sure that they attacked the basket but got everyone involved in the offense. 

DeLaSalle called a timeout with 9:13 left in regulation. The score was North 42, DeLaSalle 41. 

DeLaSalle swung the ball around the 3-point line trying to keep the ball away from North. 

North fought back throughout the whole game as they kept on attacking the basket late in the game. 

North’s DeMeiko Anderson came up with some big 3-point shots in the second half. 

Both teams looked to take care of the ball and get their shots to drop late in the second half. 

North called a timeout with 3:35 left in regulation. The score was North 50, DeLaSalle. 48. 

As the clock continued to run down both teams ran their offenses and looked for their shots down the stretch. 

Townley kept on making his shows down the stretch.

DeLaSalle called a timeout with 1:07 left in regulation. The score was DeLaSalle 51, North 50.

Both teams continued to attack the basket late in the game. 

North came away with the 52-51 victory over DeLaSalle.

The leading scorers for DeLaSalle were Cade Haskins with 14 points, Jalen Travis with 12 points,
Keijuan White with 10 points. 

The leading scorer for North was Davon Townley with 19 points.

FRIDLEY WENT UP AGAINST MINNEAPOLIS ROOSEVELT IN A BOYS’ BASKETBALL GAME

On Jan. 6, Fridley and Minneapolis Roosevelt squared off in a boys’ basketball game. Going into the game Fridley had a record of 2-5 while Roosevelt’s record was 0-11. 

Fridley pushed the ball down the floor and looked to score baskets in transition. Fridley did a good job of passing the ball around the 3-point line as they looked for their shots. 

Fridley used their quickness to get pas the Roosevelt defense. They did a good job of talking to each other on both ends of the floor. 

Roosevelt also swung the ball around the 3-point line as they got everyone involved in the offense. 

Fridley did a good job of swinging the ball around the top of the key and was able to penetrate to the basket. 

Both teams dove on the floor and went after loose balls on both ends of the floor. 

Fridley’s Christian Crockett came up with mid-range jump shots and layups. His teammates were able to get him the ball in spots where he could shoot it. 

Roosevelt’s Dennis Holte came up with mid-range jump shots and layups. He knew where his teammates were and set them up to get open shots at the basket. 

Fridley called a timeout with 10:02 left in the first half. The score was Roosevelt 15, Fridley 6.

Roosevelt was able to get everyone involved in the offense and they attacked the basket and got their shots to fall in the first half. 

Fridley wasn’t afraid to shoot deep 3-point shots. Everyone crashed the boards on both ends of the floor.

Both teams crashed the boards as they went after rebounds. 

Fridley’s Isaac Burns came up with mid-range jump shots and layups in the first half. If Burns didn’t think that he had a good shot, he would pass it off to one of his teammates. 

After a slow start by Fridley, their offense started clicking late in the half. 

Roosevelt called a timeout with 6:19 left in the first half. The score was Fridley 20, Roosevelt 17. 

Fridley looked to trap the ball as soon as Roosevelt passed the half-court line. 

There were multiple ties and lead changes late in the first half. Both teams attacked the basket late in the first half. 

Roosevelt went to a zone defense late in the first half. That made Fridley pass the ball around the 3-point line. 

Both teams took a lot of time off the clock by passing the ball around the 3-point line late in the first half. 

At halftime, the score was Fridley 29, Roosevelt 28. 

Roosevelt’s Holte kept on coming up with mid-range jump shots and layups in the second half. Roosevelt was able to get past the Fridley zone defense. 

Fridley passed the ball around the 3-point line as they attacked the Roosevelt defense. Fridley’s Micah Niewald came up with deep 3-point shots. 

Roosevelt was able to swing the ball around the 3-point line and get everyone touches.

Fridley attacked the basket, and everyone rebounded the ball. Fridley’s Burns came up with mid-range jump shots and layups. 

Roosevelt’s Dennis Holte came up with some key mid-range jump shots and layups. 

Fridley called a timeout with 10:26 left in regulation. The score was Fridley 52, Roosevelt 42. 

Fridley’s Tra’Vione Stevenson came up with mid-range jump shots and layups. He took the ball strong to the basket and kept Fridley in the game. 

The defensive pressure that Fridley applied made it difficult for Roosevelt to make their shots in the second half.

Fridley looked to trap the ball and turn Roosevelt over midway through the first half. 

Roosevelt couldn’t make their shots down the stretch. 

Roosevelt called a timeout with 4:26 left in regulation. The score was Fridley 64, Roosevelt 54. 

Roosevelt continued to attack the basket late in the game. Neither team gave up as both teams played hard throughout the game. 

In a hard-fought game, Fridley came away with the 74-66 victory over Roosevelt. 

The leading scorers for Roosevelt were Dennis Holte with 24 points, Guled Abib with 13 points, Mustafa Salad with 12 points, Montgomery Booth with 11 points.

The leading scorers for Fridley were Yoal Ruei with 22 points, Micah Niewald with 15 points, and Isaac Burns with 13 points. 

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

MILWAUKEE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE WENT UP AGAINST MINNEAPOLIS NORTH IN A BOYS’ BASKETBALL GAME

On Jan. 4,  Milwaukee Academy of Science and Minneapolis North squared up against each other in a boys’ basketball game. 

MAS pushed the ball down the floor and looked to score layups in transition. North also looked to get layups in transition. 

The score went back and forth early. There were multiple ties and lead change throughout the first half. 

Both teams dove on the floor after loose balls. 

After a slow start offensively for North, they began to push the ball down the floor and got into their offense. 

North called a timeout with 12:21 left in the first half. The score was MAS 13, North 10. 

MAS was able to score baskets in transition. MAS guard Amani Glosson game up with mid-range jump shots and layups. 

The defensive pressure that MAS was playing made it difficult for North to make their shots. 

North called a timeout with 9:20 left in the first half. The score was MAS 25, North 12.

Both teams looked to make layups in transition. MAS shot a lot of 3-point shots and they were very athletic. 

MAS Darius Hannah came up with mid-range jump shots and layups. His teammates were able to get him the ball in spots where he could shoot it.

MAS took their time on the time on the offensive end. They were able to get everyone involved in the offense. 

At halftime, the score was MAS 40, North 30. 

As the second half got underway MAS continued to attack the basket and came up with shots. 

North couldn’t make their shots in the second half. Even though they struggled shooting the ball they kept on shooting the ball.

North’s CJ Brown came up with mid-range jump shots and layups. He took the ball hard to the basket. 

North called a timeout with 11:35 left in regulation. The score was MAS 56, North 44. 

MAS used their athletic skills and their length to get to the basket and make their shots. 

North came up with steals on the defensive end and looked to turned them into layups on the offensive end.

North continued to attack the basket late in the game. 

MAS called a timeout with 5:24 left in regulation. The score was MAS 60, North 54, 

North’s Jacob Butler came up with big mid-range jump shots and layups late in the game. His teammates were able to get him the ball in spots where he could shoot it.

After a slow start by North their offense came together, and they found their shooting rhythm late in the game. 

North called a timeout with 2:19 left in regulation. The score was MAS 65, North 61. 

North continued to move the ball down the floor as they continued to chip away at the lead late in the game.

In a hard-fought physical game MAS came away with the 73-64 victory over North.