Eagles crush Centaurs in second half

To one of my least favorite buildings, Bloomington Kennedy to see the Eagles take on Brooklyn Center.  Subway on my menu before arrival so just the standard Red Gatorade but there was a fundraiser which gets me a Snickers bar for desert.  With a light metro schedule, Apple Valley, Burnsville, Tartan and Blake all in the building scouting.  Blake coach Nick Rathmann breaking his cell phone thanks to it falling through the bleachers (one of the few places that can happen, another reason why I don't like that building).  I'll come to my senses and get to..

Song of the Day
Desperado - The Eagles

Game Time
Kennedy with 7 guys in street clothes (DeShun Patterson included) and Cullen Russo gets the DNP in the first half.  Kennedy with their 4th triple of the night to conclude a 9-2 run and take a 18-8 lead at the midpoint of the first half.  Brooklyn Center comes back to within 26-24 with 2:40 in the half as Demetrius Anthony scores 10 of the next 16 points for BC.   Kennedy cools off from deep late in the half but holds a 29-26 halftime lead thanks to 7 triples.  But the play was ugly and had the coaches flocking for the exits. 

Russo enters in the second half and Kennedy is a totally different team.  He gets a lob for a dunk via a 2 on 1 break.  Then a Stephen Davis steal for 2 more to push the lead to 11 with 11:40 left.  Russo 4 more points to push the lead to 17. Then a dunk with 5:30 left pushes the lead to 21 and the rout is on.  78-48 Kennedy wins.

Post Game
For Brooklyn Center, Demetrius Anthony 19 points but he has very little help.  Besides the bare cupboard, there isn't any real size to mention either.  Expect a long season.

For Kennedy, 4 players in double figures.  6'6 forward Jacob Kohner with 4 triples on his way to 16 points.  He fits a scheme nicely as a face-up 4 man.  Gino Eagle productive as he also had 16 points.  Russo plays only the second half but no answers for him as he finishes with 14 points.  Dillon Lee also reaches double figures with 10.  With that many guys out and a blowout, really hard to get a grasp on just where Kennedy will fit in the brutally tough South Suburban.

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