Minutemen answer the call again

Prologue
Its a pair of new teams on the schedule tonight.  Wayzata makes their usual non-conference game against the St. Paul City as they visit newly ranked Central.  Central comes in at #7 in this week's AAA poll.  Are they the next team in the bottom half of that poll to jump in and then get bounced out?  Expensive but good hot dog to go with 12 ounces of 7 Up. 

Song of the Day
You Belong to the City - Glenn Frey

Total Beverage Consumption Counter: 768 ounces  (72 games, 57 days)
  • 36 oz Dr Pepper
  • 36 oz Sprite 
  • 12 oz 7 Up
  • 120 oz Red Powerade
  • 60 oz Red Gatorade
  • 324 oz Pepsi
  • 140 oz Coke
  • 20 oz Barq's Root Beer
  • 20 oz Mug Root Beer 
Game Time
Kalu Abosi off to a good start inside for Central with 6 points.  Rayeon Williams with 7 in a row ending with an NBA 3.  That counters 6 early points from Wayzata's Ty Gelinske.  15-9 Central at the 10:22 mark.  Abosi with a putback and then ends an 8-0 Central run with a 3 out of THE WORLD'S WORST OFFENSE.  That gives Central a 10 point lead but Will Beeninga counters with 2 quick bombs.  Central ends the half with 8 of the last 10 as Wayzata only gets 1 more FG in the half.  35-25 Central at the break.  As much as I talk about poor free throw shooting, nice to see these teams combine for a perfect 18 for 18 in the half.

Williams and Abosi continuing to carry the offense for Central.  A Williams 3 and Abosi bucket push the lead to 15.  Abosi with a pair of buckets to sandwich another Gelinske hoop.  Then Jakobi Jackson with back to back hoops and the lead is 57-40 with 7:07 left.  Central spreads in the last 5 minutes.  That leads to a Sam Gubbrud layup and 2 free throws from Williams.  63-44 Central in control with 3:17 left.  Wayzata would score the last 12 points to make this game look much closer than the final score indicates.  Johnny Beeninga with 8 of those 12.  Central wins 63-56.

Post Game
Wayzata falls to 7-9 on the season but they don't have a marquee win.  Ty Gelinske leads the Trojans with 10 of his 16 in the 1st half.  Johnny Beeninga finishes with 14 but he was largely a non-factor.  Wayzata needs his offense.  The Trojans are taking their lumps this year with 4 sophomore starters and the first 3 reserves are juniors.  They host Elk River on Tuesday before jumping into the Lake Conference schedule against Minnetonka next Friday.

#7AAA Central improves to 9-3 with the win.  Kalu Abosi with 20 points inside.  Rayeon Williams 20 points outside, 15 of those in the 1st half.  He was able to get to foul line for 8-8.  The Minutemen return to St. Paul City play at Washington on Friday.  They have good wins over Cloquet and Hermantown from section 7AAA.  The real barometer will be the 2 games against Johnson in the last 3 weeks of the season.

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