Twin Cities Game 2010

To Johnson for the 2010 Twin Cities Championships.  The games moved from Arlington this year after the brawl last year and the police presence not lacking.  Washburn wins the Freshman game 60-45 over Central thanks to Jamison Whiting.  An 18-5 run put that game away.  Johnson defeats Henry 53-45 in the JV game with Henry's Tim Gill turning heads.  Down the road watch also Jalen Albritton and Quashingm Smith-Pugh for Johnson.

Game Time
To the varsity game with Johnson and North.  De La Salle and St. Thomas in the building scouting Johnson.  Tartan's Mark Klingsporn also making a cameo appearance.  5-4 Johnson at the 15:40 mark before they're off on a 9-0 run.  Roosevelt Scott takes a steal the other way for a dunk and then a putback during the run.  Then a couple of fun plays as Max Rosenbloom goes up and tips in a pass and North comes back with a lob that Mark Devine hammers home.  18-11 Johnson at 9:40.  Anthony Lee with a putback and a layup before Rosenbloom grabs a miss and goes strong for a 3 point play at 6:05.  30-14 Johnson leads as this one starts to get out of hand.  Marcus Marshall for 3 to push the lead to 42-22.  Another Marshall 3 to beat the buzzer and Johnson leads 49-24 at the half.

Ricky Collins tries to bring North back as he nails a 3 and off a turnover nails a jumper to cut the lead to 17.  He has a shot at a 3 after another Johnson turnover but its no good.  Collins does hit another 3 at the 13:30 mark to cut the lead to 54-38 but that's as close as North will get.  A 22-7 Johnson run puts this one away.  A pretty ending to the run with Max Rosenbloom to Estan Tyler for a layup.  Then Tyler returns the favor behind the back to Rosenbloom for a layup.  76-45 Johnson leads.  They win 92-67.

For North, Ricky Collins leads the way.  I had 16 points on my sheet but that could be off  Mark Devine a non-factor inside.  The Polars finish the regular season 19-7.  They earned the #2 seed in section 6AAAA and will host Wayzata on Tuesday.

For Johnson, Max Rosenbloom with a double-double in the first half and he reached the 20-10 plateau.  Roosevelt Scott almost reached a double-double as he was very active.  Estan Tyler quiet but sound.  Johnson hosts league and east side rival Harding in the opening round of 4AAA next Friday before facing Hill-Murray or Highland Park.  Mahtomedi or St. Thomas likely await in the section final.


  1. I'm disappointed to see the Minnepolis team get crushed so bad! Being a Mpls City guy, I would've liked to see more of a challenge from the guys on this side of the river, but I have to admit, Johnson is a great team.

    I noticed the comment about Tim Gill in the JV game, was surprised not to hear anything about the Love kid considering he's been putting up "HUGE" numbers on JV and strong numbers on Varsity all year long.....bad game or something?

  2. Love is talented but didn't play well yesterday. I would have liked to see him be less emotional on the court. Johnson's 2 teams were loaded so no shame. Disappointing to see the freshman game be a bad game but a good group of frosh is playing varsity or JV over at Como Park.

  3. I've noticed that about him as well, sometimes I've seen it help him play better but most of the times it makes him lose focus and just look really immature. I really feel like he will straighten out next year and be more of a leader, because they're losing EVERYONE after this season.

  4. do i kno u hoopaholic33 bc it seems that you out of everyone notice me alot


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