City Journey

Prologue
The rare weeknight double dip with an early start at Roosevelt and then off to Southwest.  No concessions for the early game.  But a quality walking taco and a bottle of Sprite take care of that issue.  John Lithgow got the duty for the early game, long time since I had seen him work.

Number of Teams I've Seen: 115 (39 courts)

Beverage Consumption Counter: 896.9 ounces (54 days, 78 games, 2 scrimmages added on)
  • Pepsi: 516 ounces
  • Coke: 100 ounces
  • Dr. Pepper: 36 ounces
  • Sprite: 64 ounces
  • Sierra Mist: 12 ounces
  • Barq's Root Beer: 20 ounces
  • A&W Root Beer: 12 ounces
  • Red Powerade: 60 ounces
  • Red Gatorade: 60 ounces
  • Water: 500 ml
Hot Dog Counter: 10

Song of the Day
You're The Best - Joe Esposito (Karate Kid)

Game #1: #8AA Brooklyn Center at #5AA Minneapolis Roosevelt
No Teddy Clark, Landon Kirkwood or Davonte Prince (and more) for Brooklyn Center.  New coach David Crowley at the helm.  Roosevelt with no mercy on the very JV like squad.  Landon Cobbs a couple of layups on turnovers as the lead grew to 18-7.  Then a 27-2 Teddies run blows the game out of hand.  Roosevelt leads 56-20 at the break.  Landon Cobbs with 21 of those.  Roosevelt wins 71-40.  Roosevelt just ripped the ball whenever they wanted for easy buckets.  Elijah Hannah had his way inside.

Game #2: Cloquet at Minneapolis Southwest
Across town to see Cloquet make the long trip south to Southwest.  Soph forward Brennan Hawkins with a 3 and a drive for 2 to put Southwest up 11-4 early.    Arthur Frazier good minutes inside as guards Keion Alexander and AJ Ray were in foul trouble.  31-20 Southwest at half.

The teams split the 1st 20 points of the second half. The its the Cloquet run.  Bronson Wehr 2 layups to start it.  Nathan Weets with a 3 point play on a turnover and then he knocks down 3 straight bombs.  He adds bonus free throws for 14 straight Lumberjacks points.  After a Frazier putback, its a Mason Brenner 3 and Weets going to the rack for 2 free throws.  55-49 Cloquet with 6:10 left after a 25-8 run in just under 5 minutes.  Frazier 2 free throws and a putback to cut the lead to 1.  Southwest with a turnover and a missed 3 that Zach Gerlach converts into a bucket and a pair of free throws for a 7 point lead.  Southwest with 3 late 3s to make it interesting but never a possession to win it.  Cloquet wins 71-69.

Nathan Weets with 24 of his 26 in the 2nd half including 3 huge 3s and a 14 straight point stretch for Cloquet.  Zach Gerlach adds 14 of his 22 in the second half.  Arthur Frazier leads Southwest with 24 points.  He was on the boards all night.

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