Centaurs slay the Warriors

Prologue
To Brooklyn Center for game 25 of my season.  The Centaurs hosting MetroTech Academy.  Usually a thin concession stand at BC but pizza tonight and that's never a bad thing.  That's the 3rd slice of the season.  Beverage 17 puts me at 272 oz for the season. 

Game Time
Brooklyn Center jumps out to a quick 8-0 lead to force a MetroTech timeout.  The Warriors respond with an 11-2 run of their own.  Jamil Jackson for 3 to close it.  11-10 MetroTech at the 12:42 mark.  The Centaurs would take control from there.  Jacob Cattledge off the Brooklyn Center bench and scoring inside.  2 buckets and 2 free throws from him help the Centaurs open a 22-18 lead at the 8:50 mark.  But there's tick tack calls everywhere and the fouls against the home squad are 11-2.  Cattledge 2 more buckets and the lead starts to expand.  30-21 Centaurs with 6:40 left in the half and MetroTech needs another timeout.  Sammie Watkins with 2 freebies and a layup on a turnover to push the lead to 14.  The wing will then sit with 3 fouls.  Trevonte Marshall with a pair of free throws and a foray to the hoop for 2 more.  Brooklyn Center up 49-33 at half despite committing 16 fouls.

An explained T over halftime starts with a MetroTech free throw.  No field goals in the first half for MetroTech's leading guard Dominick Jackson.  He changes that in a hurry with a bucket, 3 point play and triple.  Its a 16-2 MetroTech run to start the half.  51-49 Centaurs with 12:37 left.  That run finally gets broken with the 1st Brooklyn Center FG of the half by Cattledge at the 12:22 mark.  Cattledge 2 more on a turnover and MetroTech misses a dunk.  Marshall goes glass for 2 and adds 2 free throws.  After another Centaurs hoop Marshall goes down the lane strong for the nasty dunk with 9 minutes left.  That ignites the crowd and pushes the Centaurs lead back to 10, 63-53.  MetroTech would hang around that 10-14 point mark but never get closer than 9 the rest of the way.  An earlier MetroTech T is matched by a Centaurs T as they open the game up with 3:29 left.  Then MetroTech fouling late and Dominick Jackson with a bit of a shove after the whistle and initial foul.  That gets him tossed with the 4th T of the night by the officiating crew.  Both coaches unhappy all night with the officating and both refs were in an ugly mood.  Bad all the way around. Brooklyn Center wins 95-79.

Post Game
For MetroTech, Mike Miller leads with 22 points.  Dominick Jackson with an off night outside of the early 2nd half spurt.  He still finishes with 20 points on 6-16 shooting on my sheet.  13 for freshman Jamil Jackson (their goto guy next year).  14 for Joshua Stephenson.  Metrotech falls to 3-2 (unknown score for Learning for Leadership game).  The schedule is cupcakes until they play in the Albert Lea holiday tournament.

For Brooklyn Center, they end up with 4 in double figures. Jacob Cattledge and DeAndre Bell control the paint to the tune of 23 and 20 points respectively.  Wings Sammie Watkins and Trevonte Marshall add 10 and 16 points each.  They were able to abuse the porous MetroTech defense when they wanted good shots.  Its a very senior laden group with Watkins and Tyler Wilebski the only 2 juniors playing.  The Centaurs off to a good 3-1 start with wins against Mayer Lutheran and St. Croix Prep.  Reality calls on Tuesday with a trip to DeLaSalle.  Then they have 3 in the Trinity holiday tournament.

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