Friday, January 3, 2020


On Dec. 10, Minneapolis North and Minneapolis South squared off in a boys’ basketball game. 

North looked to push the ball down the floor and score baskets in transition early. North’s Davon Townley took the ball strong to the basket as he looked to make mid-range jump shots and layups. 

South looked to control the tempo of the game as they took their time off the clock by swinging the ball around the 3-point line. 

North moved the ball down the floor as they looked to move swing the ball around the three-point line. 

Both teams took their turns shooting deep three-point shots. 

North’s Mario Sanders II came up with mid-range jump shots and layups throughout the first half. The defense had a hard time slowing him down. 

South called a timeout with 12:03 the score was North 17, South 12. 

South continued to move the ball down the floor and get everyone involved in the offense. 

South didn’t let the defensive pressure that North was applying frustrate them. 

North called a timeout with 10:04 left in the first half. The score was North 20, South 14. 

North’s CJ Brown III came up with mid-range jump shots and layups. The South defense attempted to slow him down throughout the first half. 

South kept attacking the basket late in the first half. They didn’t let the North defense get to them. 

North raced up and down the floor scoring layups in transition. 

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

It was a physical game. Both teams dove after loose balls and rebounds. North turned up the offense production late in the first half. 

North was able to create turnovers and score off turnovers late in the game. 

At halftime, the score was North 52, South 38.

As the second half got underway North continued to push the ball down the floor and looked to get their shots to drop early. 

North’s Brown and Davon Townley both looked to get to the basket. Teammate Willie Wilson came up with deep three-point shots. They knew where their teammates were always on the floor. 

South looked to score baskets in transition. Even though they had trouble scoring baskets in transition they were not afraid to score baskets in transition. 

South’s Jaylen Blakley, Anthony Martin, and Macias Hill all came up with mid-range jump shots and layups throughout the game. 

South pushed the ball down the floor late in the game. Even though they struggled shooting the ball they kept on shooting. 

North called a timeout with 7:09 left in regulation. The score was North 83, South 57. 

North continued to get to the basket late in the game. South didn’t quit attacking the basket. 

North was too quick for South. South played hard and didn’t give up. Even though South couldn’t make shots they were not afraid to shoot the ball.

In a hard-fought game between both teams, North came away with the 96-66 victory over South. 

The leading scorers for South were Jaylen Blakley with 16 points and Anthony Martin with 14 points and Macias Hill with 10 points. 

The leading scorers for North were Willie Wilson with 24 points and Davon Townley with 21 points.

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