A cluster of games in St. Paul fills the quiet Wednesday schedule. I took the one less traveled by. And that makes all the difference. Enough poetry as its St. Agnes playing at the Charter Stars (Great River co-op) in this year's home gym at Metro Deaf School. Great River in the past has played their home games at the old St. Paul Washington high school. But this is a stone's throw away. The Cheetahs (Metro Deaf's mascot) have almost the shortest road trip possible when they play at Hmong Academy which is 1 building away. No programs tonight and no concessions. Just a bare 2nd floor concrete box of a gym. That means its BYOB night and I plan ahead by bringing a can of A&W with me. No disrespect to the Stars tonight but no programs and no roster info online means nothing to add to the write up.
Beverage Consumption Counter: 928.9 ounces (56 days, 80 games, 2 scrimmages added on)
- Pepsi: 516 ounces
- Coke: 120 ounces
- Dr. Pepper: 36 ounces
- Sprite: 64 ounces
- Sierra Mist: 12 ounces
- Barq's Root Beer: 20 ounces
- A&W Root Beer: 24 ounces
- Red Powerade: 60 ounces
- Red Gatorade: 60 ounces
- Water: 500 ml
Song of the Day
Billy Joel - River of Dreams
St. Agnes had their way inside in this one. Frosh Gary Smith with a couple of inside hoops and a steal for 2. Luther Missoh on the offensive glass all night. 13-12 St. Agnes at 10:40. Then the Aggies are off on a 13-1 run. Cahlil Golden with a 3 and runs out for a layup during that stretch. Turnovers a killer for the Stars as they use their 3rd timeout of the half down 26-13 at 6:05. The Stars make a run and force an Aggies timeout at the 2:47 mark. St. Agnes responds with a 10-2 run and thanks to 2 more Missoh putbacks they'll go to half up 40-25.
Missoh continues his rampage inside as he scores 7 of 9 to stretch the lead to 21 at the 11 minute mark. Then soph Darius Lopez with 3 straight bombs. Smith adds a bucket to finish the run. 64-36 St. Agnes inside of 7 to play and they coast from there. The Stars empty the bench with 5 minutes left and the rest is garbage time. St. Agnes wins 81-46.
Charter Stars fall to 4-5 overall, but they are 3-0 in the EMAC. They have an important conference home game with league leader Nova Classical Academy (5-0 EMAC) on Friday night. I like Nova in that game with their size but I can see the Stars athletes being a problem for Nova. I had Wilson with 16 on my sheet to lead the Stars
St. Agnes improves to 6-8 with the win. They are 0-2 in the Tri-Metro. The Aggies end up with 5 players in double figures. Senior forward Luther Missoh leads with 19. Freshmend Gary Smith with 17 and Cahlil Golden with 10. Alula Testfay with 11. Soph Darius Lopez and his hot 2nd half finished with 13 points. The Aggies had lost 4 of 5 coming in. They play Concordia and St. Croix Lutheran in their next 2. The Aggies are in a season where they will not play a home game.