Off to Roosevelt for their section of the MLK Dream Classic put on by Tim Williams (Mpls College Prep Head Coach and runs Super 60 Sports). We get MLK quotes from each captain before both games. Plus some honorary halftime entertainment. Early dinner before the 6 PM game so just a bottle of Sprite for the beverage counter. Good crowd for the early game and almost dead for the late game.
Beverage Consumption Counter: 992.9 ounces (61 days, 87 games, 2 scrimmages added on)
- Pepsi: 536 ounces
- Coke: 132 ounces
- Dr. Pepper: 36 ounces
- Sprite: 96 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
Fight The Power - Public Enemy (clean version)
Game 1: St. Paul Academy vs #1AA Caledonia
This was a rematch of last year's state AA quarterfinal. Dalante Peyton starts the SPA offense with a 3. Then Abdul Osman gets a dunked blocked and star frosh Owen King turns that into a triple for Caledonia. Peyton coast to coast and another triple before King hits from deep in transition. 15-13 Caledonia at 8:15. Peyton with the pullup at 5:10 before going to the bench with his 2nd at the 4:20 mark. 21-19 SPA leading. Kyle Sorenson came off the bench for the Warriors in this one. His late inside out assist for King's 3rd 3 of the half gives Caledonia a 27-24 halftime lead.
Inside out against for King's 4th bomb. Then its the Spartans off on an 11-4 run with Peyton living at the foul line. He goes 5-9 from the stripe and Kent Hanson ends the run with a pretty cut down the middle for a layup. 35-34 SPA regains the lead just inside of 12 to play. Osman scores from the short corner and makes a free throw after an offensive board. 40-38 SPA with 8:44 left. SPA with the 7-1 advantage in fouls. Then a turnover and a blocked shot lead to a Colton Lampert layup and free throw. King sets a backscreen for a lob and pops out for his 5th 3 of the night.. Then Sorenson misses inside, gets the miss back and kicks out to King for his 6th bomb of the night. Backbreaker! 47-40 Caledonia with 4:29 left. After an SPA free throw, Sorenson drives for 2 to push the lead to 49-41 with 3:15 left. Lampert with an easy layup off the SLOB. Caledonia makes 8-9 FTs to seal it. Caledonia wins 58-51.
Owen King 2 big 3s in the late 11-1 run to win it and he had 2 of the late free throws. He finishes with 20 points and 6 3s. Another off night for Kyle Sorenson but he ends with a double double of 10 and 10. Colton Lampart another quality performance of 10 points. Dalante Peyton leads St. Paul Academy with 21 points but nothing in the last 9:35. Kent Hanson also with a double double of 12 and 10 but he also struggled. SPA really struggling to find offense outside of Peyton/Hanson. Kent Hanson is in and out of the lineup and seems to not be right at the moment. They need to figure it out quick as a Tuesday trip to Minnehaha lurks. Caledonia continues to be bothered by teams with size.
Game 2: Blake vs Waseca
Its a hot start for Blake with freshman sniper Jack Moe going for a pair of 3s. 13-6 Blake at 12:45. Then its Moe off the inbounds for 3 more. 16-10 Bears at 10:25. Waseca had taken a timeout to get chewed out and come to life. It took a couple possessions but it finally happened. The Bluejays go on a 21-3 run over the next 8 minutes as Blake makes 1 3 during that stretch. Waseca star Nick Dufault goes for 12 points with a couple of transition 3s during that run. 33-24 Waseca at half. Blake with 6 3s to keep it close.
Shane Streich gets off to a hot 2nd half start for Waseca. He knocks down a jumper off the high screen, converts a turnover and then 2 uncontested drives to the rack for easy hoops. Despite all that, after a couple of Charlie Levitt jumpers, Waseca's lead is only 43-31 with 11:23 to go. But the rest of the game is all Waseca. They end the game on a 24-4 run and run away and hide. Waseca wins 67-35. Jack Moe and Charlie Levitt lead Blake with 9 points each. Nick Dufault with 18 and a mitt full of rebounds to go with it to lead Waseca.