Thursday, February 20, 2020

BETHEL WENT UP AGAINST AUGSBURG IN A MEN’S BASKETBALL GAME

On Feb 19, Bethel and Augsburg went up against each other in a men’s basketball game. Going into the game Bethel had a record of 15-8 while Augsburg’s record was 17-6.

Augsburg started the game in a zone defense and Bethel started the game in a zone defense. 

Bethel raced down the floor and got everyone involved in the offense. They passed the ball around the 3-point line. 

Bethel’s Chandler Wellman came up with mid-range jump shots and layups. He was able to get past the Augsburg’s defense. 

Augsburg started out slow offensively. They were not able to find their shots early. 

Bethel’s Jamel Davis looked to come up with mid-range jump shots and layups. 

Augsburg called a timeout with 17:08 left in the first half. The score was Bethel 13, Augsburg 2. 

The defensive pressure that Bethel applied made Augsburg swing the ball around the 3-point line and they also look to get the ball inside. 

Davis was all over the floor. On the offensive end, he was able to come up with mid-range jump shots and layups. He was also able to get his teammates the ball in spots where they could shoot it. 

Bethel moved the ball well on the offensive end. They did a good job of communicating with each other. 

Augsburg looked to score baskets in transition. Both teams raced up and down the floor looking for their shots. 

Augsburg’s Jack Sorenson came up with mid-range jump shots and layups. He helped fuel the offense. 

After a slow start offensively, Augsburg started hitting their shots with just under 12:00 to play in the first half. 

Sorenson stepped up and knocked down deep 3-point shots. His teammates got him the ball in spots where he could shoot it. 

Augsburg’s Isaiah Robinson kept coming up with mid-range jump shots and layups. He also was able to come off screens and was able to get to the basket.

Augsburg got within two points of Bethel with just under 9:45 left in the first half. 

Bethel’s Hudson Urbanus came off screens and came up with mid-range jump shots and layups. Teammate Isaiah Rollins also was able to slow down the guy he was guarding on the defensive end. 

 Augsburg picked up with defense at half court. Bethel was able to get into their offense effectively throughout the first half. 

Bethel wasn’t afraid to shoot deep 3-point shots. 

Coplin came up with big shots in the first half. His teammates were able to set him up so he could take good shots. 

Wellman kept coming up with shots in the first half. That kept the game close. 

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

Sorenson got past the defense and made layups and jump shots from the paint. Coplin did the same thing late in the game. 

Bethel’s Isaiah Carver-Bagley came up with deep 3-point shots. He was all over the floor coming up with shots. Noah Whalen came with shots as well late in the first half. 

Augsburg’s Robinson came up with layups late that kept his team in the game. 

At halftime, the score was Augsburg 37, Bethel 35. 

As the second half got underway both teams continued to push the ball down the floor and looked for their shots. 

Davis continued to drive to the basket and looked to get his shot going. He was fouled and was able to knock down free throws. He picked up his third personal foul with 18:30 left in regulation. 

The score continued to go back and forth throughout the second half. 

Coplin kept on coming up with mid-range jump shots and layups throughout the second half. Robinson also kept on coming up with shots in the second half. 

Augsburg’s Jack Sorenson came off the bench and provided an offensive power as he looked to come up with shots coming off screens. 

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

Augsburg stayed in their zone defense in the second half. They made Bethel pass the ball around the 3-point line and take time off the 30-second shot clock. 

Wellman got to the basket and came up with layups off screens. He wasn’t afraid to take the ball strong to the basket. 

Bethel called a timeout with 13:11 left in regulation. The score was Augsburg 50, Bethel 48.

Augsburg’s Coplin and Sorenson both came up with big shots in the second half. They were the leadings on the floor as they let their teammates know where they were supposed to be on the court. 

Carver-Bagley stepped up and knocked down 3-point shots throughout the second half. 

The score continued to go back and forth midway through the second half. Neither team went on a significant run in the second half. 

Coplin kept making his shots on the offensive end. He kept on coming off screens and making shots. His teammates also kept on feeding him the ball in spots where he could shoot it.

Both teams stepped up their defensive pressure with under 7:00 minutes to go.

Bethel called a timeout with 5:49 left in regulation. The score was Bethel 64, Augsburg 60.

Bethel stepped up their offensive production and was able to come up with shots on the offensive end and stops on the defensive end. 

Bethel’s Jack Jenson stepped up and knocked down 3-point shots late in the game. 

Augsburg struggled shooting the ball after the 5:49 timeout. They came out of that timeout flat on the offensive end. 

Bethel stepped up their intensity late in the game. They came up with steals and layups on offense. 

Both teams played hard throughout the game. Bethel was able to knock down shots late in the second half. Augsburg struggled shooting the ball in the second half. 

Bethel came away with the 83-66 victory over Augsburg. 

The leading scorers for Augsburg were Booker with 30 points and Sorenson with 15 points. 

The leading scorers for Bethel were Wellman with 20 points, Jenson with 15 points, Kingland and Urbanus each with 14 points. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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

On Feb. 18, Blake and Minneapolis Southwest went up against each other in a non conference boys’ basketball game. Going into the game Blake had a record of 16-5 while Southwest’s record was 12-9. 

Blake won the tip and took their time on the offensive end. Blake looked to get the ball into the Robert Lee Grace IV. 

Grace brought the ball down the floor and got his team in the offense. He passed the ball around to his teammates and shouted instructions on where they were supposed to be on the floor.

Blake started the game in a zone defense. That made Southwest pass the ball around the 3-point line. 

Southwest looked to trap Grace and put pressure on him as they looked to turn him over. 

Blake wasn’t afraid to take deep 3-point shots. Everyone on the floor crashed the boards. 

Both teams dove on the floor after the ball. There were multiple jump balls in the first half. 

Southwest used a motion offense as they passed and cuts and there was a lot of movement on the offensive end for Southwest. 

Both offenses stalled for a period in the first half. The defensive pressure made it difficult for either team to come up with shots.

Southwest took their time on the offensive end. They didn’t panic. Southwest’s Gabe Senseman-Cassidy came up with mid-range jump shots and layups. His teammates knew where he was always on the floor and they got him the ball where he could shoot it.

Blake called a timeout with 11:24 left in the first half. The score was Southwest 10, Blake 5.

Blake’s Theo Liu looked to come up with mid-range jump shots and layups throughout the first half. Theo Liu knew where everyone was on the floor.

Southwest’s Jaden Reed looked to come up with mid-range jump shots and layups. On the defensive end, guarded Grace and tried to slow him down.

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

Southwest’s Kentrell Gaulden looked to come off screens and make jump shots and layups. His teammates knew where he was on the floor and got him the ball.

Blake’s defensive pressure made it difficult for Southwest to inbound the ball. 

Southwest called a timeout with 6:35 left in the first half. The score was Southwest 12, Blake 9. 

Gaulden set good screens for his teammates. He was able to get his teammates open on the offensive end. 

The zone defenses that each team played throughout the first half made if difficult for both teams to take open shots. 

Southwest’s Marcus Mattox came up with deep 3-point shots left in the first half. 

The Blake offense went cold in the first half as they were not able to knock down a shot. Southwest took advantage of Blake’s cold shooting by attacking the basket on their offensive end. 

Southwest came up with steals on the defensive end and came up with layups on the offensive end. 

The score went back and forth late in the first half. Neither team went on a significant run in the first half. 

At halftime, the score was Blake 22 Southwest 19. 

As the second half got underway Southwest looked to get the ball into the hands of Christo Polydorou. Polydorou came up with mid-range jump shots and layups. He wasn’t afraid of contact while he was driving to the basket. He was plagued with foul trouble as he picked up his fourth personal foul with just under 15 minutes to go in the second half. 

The score remained close throughout the second half. Neither team went on a run. 

Both teams continued to rebound well on both ends of the floor. 

Southwest continued to push the ball down the floor and look for their shots. 

Blake called a timeout with 11:09 left in regulation. The score was tied at 30. 

The score continued to go back and forth throughout the second half. Neither team went on a run. 

Blake passed the ball around the 3-point line taking time off the clock and looking for their shots. 

Blake got the lead with just under 10 minutes left in the game. Southwest struggled to shoot the ball, but they kept on shooting. 

Blake kept on looking to shoot 3-point shots and going after the rebounds on the offensive end. 

Southwest called a timeout with 6:51 left in regulation. The score was Blake 36, Southwest 34. 

Blake was patient on the offensive end. They took their time looking for their shots. 

Grace took the ball strong to the basket and looked to come up with mid-range jump shots and layups. 

Southwest looked to trap Grace as he brought the ball down the floor, but Grace was able to get past the defense and came up with layups. 

Blake called a timeout with 4:43 left in regulation. The score was Blake 42, Southwest 37. 

The game remained close late in the game. Neither team gave up open looks at the basket late. 

Blake ran their motion offense and Grace came up with deep 3-point shots. Teammate Sam Deignan also came up with mid-range jump shots and layups. 

Southwest struggled shooting the ball late in the game. Blake used that to their advantage as they were able to come up with shots. Southwest also started fouling with just under 2:00 left in regulation. 

Blake called a timeout with 1:40 left in regulation. The score was Blake 46, Southwest 40.

Blake got the lead midway through the second half and never looked back. 

Southwest called a timeout with 1:13 left in regulation. The score was Blake 50, Southwest 40. 

Both teams played hard throughout the game. In a hard-fought game, Blake came away with the 55-45 victory over Southwest.

The leading scorers for Southwest were Polydorou with 11 points, and Reed and Ford both with 9 points. 

The leading scorers for Blake were Liu and Grace each with 15 points, and Deignan with 14 points. 

THE MINNESOTA WILD HOCKEY TEAM HAS FIRED HEAD COACH BRUCE BOUDREAU

The Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League have fired head coach Bruce Boudreau. The Wild also announced that assistant coach Dean Evason will be named head coach on an interim basis. 

Boudreau started coaching in Minnesota during the 2016-2017 season, and had coached the Wild to a 27-23-7 record on the season.

TWIN CITIES ACADEMY/GREAT RIVER AND HIAWATHA ACADEMY SQUARE UP AGAINST EACH OTHER IN A BOYS’ BASKETBALL GAME

On Feb. 17 Twin Cities Academy/Great River went up against Hiawatha Academy in a boys’ basketball game.

Hiawatha started in a zone defense. TCAGR passed the ball around the 3-point line looking for their shots. 

TCAGR looked to take their time on the offensive end by passing the ball around the 3-point line as well. 

TCAGR used a man-to-man defense early. They wanted to make Hiawatha take contested shots. 

Hiawatha struggled shooting the ball early. They kept everyone involved in the offense by passing the ball to each other. 

 TCAGR’s A.K. Avwunuma 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. Teammate 

Hiawatha called a timeout with 12:34 left in the first half. The score was TCAGR 12, Hiawatha 1. 

Hiawatha’s Jessye Lewis Jr. looked to come up with mid-range jump shots and layups throughout the first half. His teammates were able to get him the ball in spots where he could shoot it.

TCAGR looked to score layups in transition. 

Hiawatha’s Romelle Bell looked to come up with mid-range jump shots and layups. 

Hiawatha called a timeout with 9:44 left in the first half. The score was TCAGR 20, Hiawatha 1.

TCAGR looked to score layups in transition. 

Hiawatha’s Lewis came up with mid-range jump shots and layups. He was able to get his teammates involved in the offense. On the defensive end, he was able to slow down his defenders. 

The Hiawatha offense came to life with just under 8:00 to go in the first half. Hiawatha did a good job of moving the ball around and getting everyone involved in the offense. 

Even though that Hiawatha struggled shooting the ball they kept on attacking the rim and looking for their shots. 

Lewis came up with mid-range jump shots and layups throughout the first half. The defense had a difficult time slowing him down. 

TCAGR’s Marcellus Johnson came up with mid-range jump shots and layups in the first half. He was able to come off screens and come up with shots.

Hiawatha’s Lamar Wright came up with mid-range jump shots and layups. 

Hiawatha pushed the ball down the floor and looked for layups in transition. On the defensive end, Hiawatha was a little hesitant because they didn’t want to get called for personal fouls. 

Wright got hot late in the first half. He stepped up and knocked down jump shots and layups. 

Hiawatha’s Jaheim Houts came up with layups in traffic. He was fouled and was able to knock down free throws. 

TCAGR called a timeout with 1:39 left in the first half. The score was TCAGR 33, Hiawatha 17. 

After the timeout, TCAGR continued to attack the basket and come up with shots. 

At halftime, the score was TCAGR 40, Hiawatha 19. 

As the second half got underway TCAGR continued to move the ball down the floor and come up with shots. TCAGR looked to get the ball into the hands of Carrington McNeal and Carmello McNeal. Both McNeals came up with mid-range jump shots and layups throughout the game. 

Carrington McNeal got past the defense and was able to come up with shots. The defense had a hard time slowing him down. 

TCAGR called a timeout with 15:14 left in regulation. The score was TCAGR 48, Hiawatha 21.

Hiawatha struggled shooting the ball throughout the game. They didn’t give up however as they kept on looking for their shots. 

Hiawatha called a timeout with 13:41 left in the regulation. The score was TCAGR 53, Hiawatha 21. 

TCAGR did a good job of keeping everyone involved in the offense. They talked well on both ends of the floor and they knew where the defenders were always on the floor.

TCAGR called a timeout with 11:57 left in regulation. The score was TCAGR 57, Hiawatha 28.

Hiawatha went to a zone defense as they wanted to slow down the TCAGR offense. However, TCAGR was able to get past the defense and came up with shots. 

Hiawatha’s Romelle Bell came up with steals and layups midway through the second half. His teammates were able to get him the ball where he could shoot it. 

Both teams went after loose balls and rebounds in the second half. Neither team gave up an uncontested shot. 

Even though Hiawatha struggled shooting the ball throughout the game they didn’t lose their cool as they kept on shooting it.

Hiawatha called a timeout with 7:05 left in regulation. The score was TCAGR 69, Hiawatha 34.

Both teams kept on fighting for the ball and going up after shots on both ends of the floor. Hiawatha came up with steals on the defensive end and turned them into layups on the offensive end late in the game. 

James Williams-Brown came up with deep 3-point shots late in the game. The defense couldn’t slow him down.

In a hard-fought game between both teams, TCAGR came up with the 77-46 victory over Hiawatha. 

The leading scorers for TCAGR were Carmello McNeal with 17 points, Carrington McNeal with 14 points, and A.K. Avwunuma with 13 points.  

The leading scorers for Hiawatha Bell with 16 points and Lewis with 7 points.

TWIN CITIES ACADEMY/GREAT RIVER AND HIAWATHA ACADEMY SQUARE UP AGAINST EACH OTHER IN A GIRLS’ BASKETBALL GAME

On Feb. 17, Twin Cities Academy/Great River went up against Hiawatha Academy in a girls’ basketball game. 

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

It took each team awhile to get into a shooting rhythm. Hiawatha struggled shooting the ball early. Even though they struggled shooting the ball they kept on shooting it. 

Both teams dove on the floor and looked to come up with the ball. 

TCAGR moved the ball down the floor well and was able to get everyone into the offense. 

Hiawatha called a timeout with 12:05 left in the first half. The score was TCAGR 14, Hiawatha 2.

TCAGR used a zone defense. That made Hiawatha pass the ball around the 3-point line and take time off the clock. 

TCARG looked to push the ball down the floor and get everyone involved in the offense. Even though Hiawatha struggled shooting the ball they kept on attacking the basket. 

Hiawatha struggled to shoo throughout the first half. Even though they struggled shooting the ball they kept on shooting the ball.

At halftime, the score was TCAGR 26, Hiawatha Academy 2.

As the second half got underway TCAGR looked to push the ball down the floor and score baskets in transition. 

Both teams continued to look for their shots in the second half. Hiawatha continued to struggle to shoot the ball throughout the second half. 

Hiawatha Academy continued to look for their shots in the second half. Even though they struggled shooting the ball they kept on shooting it.

TCAGR took their time on the offensive end by passing the ball around the 3-point line. Everyone got involved in the offense. 

Both teams played hard throughout the game. Hiawatha Academy struggled shooting the ball throughout the game. TCAGR came up with shots and was able to slow down Hiawatha Academy down throughout the game. 

TCAGR came away with the 51-11 victory over Hiawatha Academy. 

Monday, February 17, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS NORTH WENT UP AGAINST EAST GRAND FORKS IN A BOYS’ BASKETBALL GAME

On Feb. 15, Minneapolis North and East Grand Forks went up against each other in a boys’ basketball game. Going into the game North had a record of 16-5 while East Grand Forks had a record of 20-1. 

North looked to push the ball down the floor and looked to get everyone involved in the offense.

East Grand Forks moved the ball down the floor and got everyone involved in the offense. They passed the ball around the 3-point line and took time off the clock. 

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

East Grand Forks did a good job of moving the ball down the floor and getting everyone the chance to get the ball. 

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

North’s Davon Townley came up with rebounds on both ends of the floor. 

North called a timeout with 13:02 left in the first half. The score was North 13, East Grand Forks 10.

Townley came up with steals and layups. He was able to beat everyone down the floor and come up with layups in transition. 

East Grand Forks’ Jeremiah Haavig came up with deep 3-point shots. He also knew where his teammates were on the floor and got them the ball in spots where they could shoot it.

East Grand Forks’ Nathan Willett came up with deep 3-point shots. He wasn’t afraid to shoot deep 3-point shots coming off screens. 

North looked to come up with 3-point shots. Everyone crashed the boards on both ends of the floor. 

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

Both teams looked to come up with fast-break layups in the first half. Neither team looked to give up uncontested shots. 

North’s CJ Brown III came up with mid-range jump shots and layups. He was able to slow down the defense on the defensive end.

At halftime, the score was North 37, East Grand Forks 30. 

As the second half got underway North continued to get everyone involved in the offense. North’s Mario Sanders II 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.

East Grand Forks called a timeout with 15:37 left in regulation. The score was North 41, East Grand Forks 30.

East Grand Forks came out flat out of the halftime. They struggled shooting the ball at the start of the second half.

North’s Davon Townley came up with layups in the second half. His teammates knew where he was always on the floor.

East Grand Forks Nathan Willett, Sam Votava, Tanner Campos, Tyler Admodt and Julian Benson all came up with shots throughout the game. 

Sanders came up with shots throughout the second half. With Sanders shot production North looked to keep the offense going and the defensive pressure on East Grand Forks. 

East Grand Forks called a timeout with 10:22 left in regulation. The score was North 51, East Grand Forks 41. 

North continued to push the ball down the floor and come up with layups in transition. 

North called a timeout with 7:48 left in regulation. The score was North 59, East Grand Forks 44.

East Grand Forks continued to struggle shooting the ball in the second half. North’s defensive pressure made it difficult for East Grand Forks to come up with shots throughout the game. 

East Grand Forks called a timeout with 6:02 left in regulation. The score was North 62, East Grand Forks 44. 

East Grand Forks kept battling as they kept attacking the basket late in the game. They kept the defensive pressure on North throughout the whole game.

North called a timeout with 3:33 left in regulation. The score was North 65, East Grand Forks 50.

Both teams played hard throughout the game. Neither team gave up uncontested shots. 

East Grand Forks called a timeout with 2:17 left in regulation. The score was North 65, East Grand Forks 55. 

North continued to come up with shots late in the game. East Grand Forks struggled shooting the ball throughout the game. Even though they struggled shooting the ball they kept on shooting it.

East Grand Forks called a timeout with 24.6 seconds left in regulation. The score was North 71, East Grand Forks 61.

Both teams played hard throughout the game. Neither team gave up and easy look at the basket. 

North came away with the 74-65 victory over East Grand Forks. The leading scorers for North were Townley with 21 points, Wilson with 13 points and Sanders with 11 points. The leading scorers for East Grand Forks were Votava with 19 points, and Willett and Campos each with 16 points. 

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

On Feb. 14, Minneapolis Edison and Minneapolis North went up against each other in a boys’ basketball game. Going into the game Edison had a record of 10-9 while North’s record was 15-5. 

North won the toss and got to work on the offensive end. North’s Davon Townley came up with a two-handed slam dunk. 

Edison looked to bring the ball down the floor but was not able to come up with baskets early. 

Edison called a timeout with 16:56 left in the first half. The score was North 8, Edison 0.

North’s Mario Sanders II came up with mid-range jump shots and layups. Sanders was also able to make deep 3-point shots as well. 

Edison’s Pierre Hampton came up with mid-range jump shots and free throws in the first half. 

North called a timeout with 11:41 left in the first half. The score was North 21, Edison 8.

After the timeout, North continued to push the ball down the floor and come up with shots. North’s CJ Brown III 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. 

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

Edison looked to come up with steals on the defensive end and turn them into layups on the offensive end. 

Edison’s Ibrahim Mohamud came up with mid-range jump shots and layups in the first half. He was able to get past the North’s defense. 

The Edison offense came to life with just under 7:00 left in the first half. 

North called a timeout with 5:29 left in the first half. The score was North 33, Edison 28.

Edison went to a zone defense and that made North pass the ball around the 3-point line. Edison’s Ramell Hill came up with deep 3-point shots and layups. 

Edison called a timeout with 3:58 left in the first half. The score was North 37, Edison 31. 

North applied pressure at half court. Edison was able to come up with turnovers on the defensive end and turned them into layups on the offensive end. 

North’s Jacob Butler received a technical foul with 16.3 seconds left in the first half.

At halftime, the score was North 43, Edison 37. 

As the second half got underway North got off to a slow start. They passed the ball around the 3-point line and looked to get everyone involved in the offense. 

Hill continued to come up with mid-range jump shots and layups in the second half. His teammates were able to get him the ball in spots where he could shoot it.

The score went back and forth throughout the second half. 

North’s CJ Brown III came up with deep 3-point shots in the second half. His teammates were able to get him the ball in spots where he could shoot it. 

Hill continued to come up with mid-range jump shots and layups. He kept his team in the game by making shots. 

North attacked the basket late in the game. North looked to get the ball inside more often to Quientrail Jamison-Travis. Jamison-Travis looked to post up and take and make layups from the low block. 
Edison called a timeout with 8:46 left in regulation. The score was North 64, Edison 59. 

North came up with shots late in the game. They were able to slow down the Edison offense and come up with stops on the defensive end. 

Things got interesting with 4:34 left in regulation as tempers flared between the teams. There was pushing and shoving between the two teams. But things got simmered down quickly. 

North’s offense got going in the second half. Edison didn’t back down however as they kept on attacking the basket looking for their shots. Brown really came up with layups and mid-range jump shots in the second half.

North came away with the 91-79 victory over Edison. 

The leading scorers for Edison were Ramell Hill with 25 points, Jabari Langley with 15 points, and Ibrahim Mohamud with 14 points. 

The leading scorers for North were Davon Townley 24 points, Clifford Brown III 21 points, Willie Wilson with 19 points, and Mario Sanders II with 15 points. 

Friday, February 14, 2020

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

On Feb. 13, Fridley and Minneapolis DeLaSalle went up against each other in a boys’ basketball game. Going into the game Fridley had a record of 10-10 while DeLaSalle’s record was 16-3.

 DeLaSalle won the toss. Fridley started the game in a zone defense. DeLaSalle also started the game in a zone defense.

Fridley passed the ball around the 3-point line as they took time off the clock and got into their offense. Fridley used a motion offense as they passed and cut and set a lot of screens and got everyone involved.

Fridley looked to take deep 3-point shots on the offensive end of the floor as well. 

DeLaSalle’s Cade Haskins looked to come off screens and take mid-range jump shots and layups. His teammates got him the ball in spots where he could shoot it.

The game was very physical from the start as both teams went after the ball and rebounds on both ends of the floor.

Fridley’s Isaac Burns came up with steals and layups on the offensive end. Burns took the ball strong to the basket. He didn’t care if the defense tried to slow him down, he took the ball strong to the basket and came up with mid-range jump shots and layups.

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

Fridley’s Yoal Ruei came up with layups in the paint. His teammates got him the ball as he came off screens in the paint.

Burns and Ruei both came up with shots in the first half. They knew where their teammates were on the floor and their teammates knew where they were, and they got them the ball in spots where they could both get good looks at the basket. Fridley did a good job of communicating on both ends of the floor.

Both teams dove on the floor after loose balls in the first half.

Fridley called a timeout with 10:34 left in the first half. The score was Fridley 16, DeLaSalle 11.

After the timeout, Fridley kept on attacking the basket as they got everyone involved in the offense.

DeLaSalle’s offense came to light after that timeout as well as they attacked the basket and came up with shots. Haskins, Semaj Hart, Amir Whitlock all came up with shots.

Fridley called a timeout with 8:07 left in the first half. The score was DeLaSalle 17, Fridley 16.

DeLaSalle went to a full-court press as they were able to put pressure on the ball and tried to force Fridley to turn the ball over.

DeLaSalle’s Evan Boyd stepped up and knocked down 3-point shots and mid-range jump shots to keep DeLaSalle in the game.

DeLaSalle called a timeout with 5:45 left in the first half. The score was Fridley 23, DeLaSalle 22.

DeLaSalle looked to take time off the clock by swinging the ball around the 3-point line and setting screens on the top of the key.

Fridley’s Crockett came up with layups in transition. Fridley wasn’t afraid to share the ball on the offensive end. If someone didn’t think that they had a good shot, they would pass it off to one of their teammates.

Whitlock came up with fast-break layups late in the first half. He was able to get past the Fridley defense. Whitlock was also able to knock down 3-point shots as well.

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

Haskins took the ball strong to the basket and fought for his shot. He wasn’t afraid of contact on the offensive end.

DeLaSalle wasn’t afraid to take 3-point shots and crash the boards late in the first half. Evan Boyd knocked down 3-point shots late in the first half as well.

At halftime, the score was DeLaSalle 37, Fridley 29.

As the second half got underway DeLaSalle continued to get Haskins, Whitlock, and Hart the ball. They all three looked to come up with mid-range jump shots and layups.

DeLaSalle’s Jalen Travis came up with layups in the paint. He did a good job of calling for the ball on the low block. His teammates got him the ball in spots where he could shoot it.

Hart got hot in the second half. His mid-range jump shot and 3-point shots were dropping for him. The defense had a tough time slowing him down.

Fridley called a timeout with 15:00 left in regulation. The score was DeLaSalle 47, Fridley 32.

Multiple DeLaSalle players came up with steals on the defensive end and were able to turn them into layups on the offensive end.

Whitlock took the ball strong to the basket as he looked to make mid-range jump shots and layups. His teammates were able to get him the ball in spots where he could shoot it.

Fridley struggled shooting the ball in the second half. They were not able to come up with shots that they took throughout the half. Even though Fridley struggled shooting the ball, they kept on shooting the ball.

Burns came up with layups in the second half. He wasn’t afraid to take the ball strong to the basket throughout the second half.

DeLaSalle’s Amir Everett received a technical foul with 11:30 left in regulation.

Burns came up with jump shots and layups throughout the second half. He kept Fridley in the game.

DeLaSalle’s White came up with layups and jumpshots in the second half. His teammates got him the ball in spots where he could shoot it.

Haskins kept on knocking down 3-point shots in the second half.

DeLaSalle was able to frustrate Fridley on the offensive end. The Fridley offense sputtered in the second half. Even with the sputtering offense, Fridley kept on attacking the basket and looking for their shots.

DeLaSalle called a timeout with 6:12 left in regulation. The score was DeLaSalle 68, Fridley 55.

Whitlock and Haskins came up with shots throughout the second half.

Fridley stepped up and knocked down shots late in the game however that wasn’t enough.

Fridley called a timeout with 1:57 left in regulation. The score was DeLaSalle 78, Fridley 68.

Haskins came up with layups late in the game to keep the DeLaSalle fans in the game.

Both teams played hard throughout the game. DeLaSalle came away with the 85-75 victory over Fridley.

The leading scorers for Fridley were Ruei with 24 points, Burns with 20 points, Crockett with 13 points, Micah Niewald with 12 points and Davis with 6 points.

The leading scorers for DeLaSalle were Haskins with 24 points, Whitlock 19 points, White with 11 points, Travis with 10 points, Boyd and Hart each with 9 points and Everett with 3 points.

AUGSBURG WENT UP AGAINST HAMLINE IN A MEN’S BASKETBALL GAME

On Feb. 12, Augsburg went up against Hamline in a men’s basketball game. Both teams raced up and down the floor. 

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

The score went back and forth throughout the first half.

Hamline called a timeout with 16:06 left in the first half. The score was Augsburg 15, Hamline 6. 

Hamline struggled to shoot the ball in the first half.

Hamline called another timeout with 14:28 left in the first half. The score was Augsburg 22, Hamline 6. 

Hamline struggled shooting the ball throughout the first half. Even though they struggled shooting the ball in the first half they kept on coming up with mid-range jump shots and layups.

Hamline used a zone defense in the first half. They were able to get past the Augsburg defense and get to the basket. 

Hamline’s Max Gerstner came up with mid-range jump shots and layups. He was able to get to the basket and make shots.

Hamline did a good job of moving the ball down the floor and getting everyone involved in the offense. 

Augsburg continued to come up with shots throughout the first half. They didn’t give up easy shots.

At halftime, the score was Augsburg 48, Hamline 35. 

As the second half got underway Augsburg looked to get the ball into the hands of Booker Coplin. Coplin came up with mid-range jump shots and layups in the second half. 

Augsburg used a zone defense that made Hamline pass the ball around the 3-point line. 

Augsburg called a timeout with 16:01 left in regulation. The score was Augsburg 52 Hamline 43.

Hamline continued to attack the basket and come up with mid-range jump shots and layups in the second half. 

Hamline continued to put up shots in the second half. Even though they struggled shooting the ball in the second half, they kept on shooting the ball.

Hamline came up with shots late in the second half. 

Augsburg called a timeout with 7:49 left in regulation. The score was Augsburg 72, Hamline 63.

Both teams continued to battle throughout the second half. 

Hamline called a timeout with 6:08 left in regulation. The score was Augsburg 76, Hamline 67.

Augsburg took their time on the offensive end by swinging the ball around the 3-point line and getting everyone involved in the offense. 

Both teams played hard throughout the game. Neither team gave up uncontested shots. 

In a hard-fought game, Augsburg came away with the 91-78 victory over Hamline.

The leading scorers Augsburg were Booker Coplin with 37 points, Carter Duncan with 17 points, and Joe Palmer with 16 points. 

The leading scorers for Hamline were Michael Dillon with 23 points, and Luke Siwek with 16 points.