2011 State Tourney Day 2 Class AAAA

Class AAAA Semifinals

Game 1: Hopkins vs Cretin-Derham Hall
CJ Neumann comes out and scores on the post as CDH opens a 4-0 lead in the first minute.  Pull the ball out!  Then a Hopkins block and putback followed by a Siyani Chambers steal and layup for a 6-4 Hopkins lead.  Coleman with a layup off a great misdirection zone set.  12-9 Hopkins at the first break. Marvin Singleton runs for a layup, Zach Stahl out and about for a 3 point play.  11:35 first half with Hopkins up 18-9 (18-5 run).  Cortez Tillman up and under Joe Coleman and Raijon Kelly for 3.  Then a pair of Hopkins turnovers and CDH goes to THE WORLD'S WORST OFFENSE and can't gain the lead.  Hopkins running nice sets and action against the zone as Coleman gets a dunk from Chambers.  Add in unselfish play on the break as Coleman goes to Stahl to Singleton for layup and the Hopkins lead is 28-22 inside 4 minutes.  Raijon Kelly picks up his 3rd foul at the 2:57 mark and has to sit.  CJ Neumann with a huge dunk just before halftime. Hopkins 34-28 at half.  Hopkins shoots 50% overall but only 1-8 from 3.  8 offensive boards for the Royals.

Another easy backside layup for Coleman and a Singleton putback.  CDH needs a quick timeout down 41-30 at the 16:15 mark.  CDH back on a 9-0 run ending with a Neumann 3 (something he's added to his game this year).  CDH switches over to a 1-3-1.  Singleton seals the backside defender and finishes through a Kelly block.  Coleman dunks after a CDH miss and a Demetrius Martin layup on a turnover.  50-43 Hopkins with 9:45 left.  Coleman with a putback and inside the 9 minute mark CDH finally has to go man to man.  Coleman on the inside and a 3rd chance is a Singleton putback.  Nick Jorgenson for 3 and CDH needs a timeout.  60-45 Hopkins with 5:51 left and the rest is elementary.   Coleman runs out for a flying 1 handed dunk as icing on the cake with 1:20 left.   Hopkins wins.

Joe Coleman leads Hopkins with 29 and 9 boards.  He shoots 12 of 16 with everything at the rim.  Marvin Singleton a double double of 15 and 12.  Siyani Chambers 10 points and 10 assists.  Raijon Kelly 16 points for CDH.  Cortez Tillman played well with 14 points on 6-10 shooting.  Hopkins shoots 52.7% but only 4-17 from 3.  Big number was a 42-18 advantage on the glass with 17-5 on the offensive glass. CDH didn't play that poorly with 44.2% shooting and only 10 turnovers but they gave up too many easy baskets early in the game with their zone. 

Game 2: Eden Prairie vs Osseo
Sad to see Jerrod Bervin in the stands rather than on the court for Osseo.  Connor Nord with a couple of quick hoops including a nice post move to give EP a 4-0 lead.  Joey Sonnenfeld for 3 to cut the EP to 8-7.  Nord inside for a free throw and an assist to Sander Mohn for layup.  13-7 EP at the 11:02 mark.  After an Osseo 3, Nord on the post for 2 more.  19-13 EP inside 7 to play.  Tough defense both ways with Eden Prairie cleaning up on the glass.  Bridge Tusler with a steal for a layup and a block leads to a DJ Hebert layup on the other end. to cut the margin to 4.   EP with 2 FTs for a 27-21 hafltime lead.

Nord to Soderberg for a pretty backdoor cut before a Van Pelt 3 cuts the lead to 31-28.  After a drought its Van Pelt to Bridge Tusler, Osseo hanging close down 33-31 with 13 minutes left.  Nord on the post for back to back buckets.  He adds a nice outlet to Dylan Stewart for a nice finish.  43-35 EP with 9:28 left and they take a strange timeout.  Ian Thiesen picks up his 4th with 7:38 left and has to sit.  Dylan Stewart's 2 FTs take us to a TV timeout at 6:58, EP up 48-42.  Stewart with a nice block on a Van Pelt drive.  Later a tough drive for 2 more and a cut to the post and lefty finish.  55-45 EP inside 4 to play.  DJ Hebert 2 FTs, and EP walks for a Joey Sonnenfeld 3.  57-52 EP with 1:28 left.  EP makes their free throws and a Derek Dedeker 3 point play seals it.  EP wins 67-56 and will play Hopkins for the state title.

Dylan Stewart with 24 and 8, Connor Nord 18 and 9 for Eden Prairie.  Joey Sonnenfeld 21 for Osseo.  EP outrebounds Osseo 51-21 in a major surprise. Teams shoot well in the second half after a cold 1st half.  19-60 in the first half.  25-45 in the second half.

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