2012 Augsburg Day 2

To Augsburg for day 2 of their 3 day, 6-team, keep a schedule handy event.  Johnson holds off Andover 69-64 in the early game.  Then a rematch of Sibley vs Chanhassen from earlier in the year followed by Hopkins and Duluth East, good probably they are the champs of sections 6 and 7 in AAAA come March.  12 ounces of Pepsi tonight but a meal on the way.

Game 1 - Henry Sibley vs Chanhassen
Sibley uses hot 3 point shooting in the 1st half to jump out to a 14-7 lead.  Zach Haas with 2 of his 3 bombs in the half during that spurt.  Then their bigs Mark Pumper and Nick Goldberg see time on the bench with 2 fouls.  A couple of Scott Wenta plays late in the half keep Chanhassen within 24-19 at the half.

Chanhassen comes out strong with a 7-0 run to quickly take the lead back.  Jared Lea with a 3 and 2 more on a turnover.  Then Sibley turns up some pressure in the backcourt and goes on a run of their own.  Adam Huessner for 3 and converts a steal for 2.  Out of a timeout after another turnover its Huessner again from the deep beyond.  Its a 14-4 run to put Sibley up 38-30 with 11:50 to play.  Joey Witthus put up 36 for the Storm in the 1st meeting, but to this point only a 3 to open the game.  He comes off a shuffle screen and earns 2 free throws to cut the Sibley lead to 41-39 with 8:09 left.  Sibley has another mini-run in them.  Kessler Geschwill with 3 of 4 free throws and Julius Johnsno with the last 4 in a 8-2 spurt.  49-41 Sibley with 5 minutes left.  Chanhassen not going away though.  Frank Ragnow uses the big body for 2 inside, Derrick Row runs the floor and makes a nice catch and finish, Witthus with a tough 1 footer right baseline jumper, Ragnow inside and the foul.  He misses the free throw but Row puts it back.  Witthus fouled on a 3 and makes all 3 free throws.  Row with another layup as Sibley can't buy a bucket.  Adam Huessner gets a layup with 1:32 left to break the 15-0 Storm run but its too late by that time.  Sibley was down 4 in the last 20 seconds with the ball but turned it over.  Witthus seals the deal with 2 more freebies.  Chanhassen wins 60-54.

Sibley's loss breaks a 6 game winning streak as they fall to 6-3.  Adam Huessner with 10 of his 15 in the second half.  3 triples on his sheet.  Zach Haas 12, Julius Johnson 10 for the Warriors.  Chanhassen improves to 7-1 with the win.  They get great balance with 4 in double figures.  Joey Witthus and Frank Ragnow with 12 each, 19 of those 24 in the 2nd half.  Scott Wenta and Jared Lea with 10 each.

Game 2 - Hopkins vs Duluth East
I remember when Rhett McDonald played for his dad at Cambridge-Isanti and they upset top ranked Hopkins in the old Hamline tournament a few years back (Dan VanderVieren was suspended).  I made a point of seeing him play the next day.  Somehow I don't see this matchup of McDonald's Greyhounds against Hopkins in the same fashion.  Jake Wright 2 quick open 3s gets him going.  Amir Coffey adds a 3.  Then Wright going nuts with 4 more 3s.  24-9 Hopkins at the 10:12 mark.  Its the 2nd Duluth East timeout already and Wright already with 19 points.   Kamali Chambers with a long 3, a 3rd pass for a Melvin Martin 3 and Jamal Davis for 3.  43-20 Royals.  Wright adds another 3 along with Treyvon Edwards.  That more than offsets some inside work from Matt Lochner for East.  49-29 at the break.  Hopkins with 12 3s from 6 players including 7 from Wright.  22 points for Wright at the break.  Hopkins coasts from there but did play some zone (appeared to be a point zone or some other type of matchup) for the last 9 minutes.  Hopkins empties the bench at the 3 minute mark with a 78-41 lead and that's all I need to see.  Jake Wright leads all scorers with 28 points.  Duluth East has some athletes at the guard spots and Lochner inside so I still see them coming out of section 7.  They'll need to take better shots and do a far better job of finding and contesting shooters on the defensive end.


  1. St. Francis looks better than Duluth East in section 7 and Blaine playing just as well or better than East

  2. I would concur with that upon further evaluation. St Francis has pounded some bad teams, let's see what they do in the North Suburban schedule


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