Teddies not kind to the Scots

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Its another Monday night at St. Paul Highland Park, thankfully the WIFI works since the cell service is dead.  Tonight's opponent for the Scots is #4AA Minneapolis Roosevelt.  Nice short non-conference trip for the Teddies.  The walking taco is outstanding with Sprite as always.  Light crowd for this one.  Arione Farrar comes off the bench and no Rob Mestas running Roosevelt tonight. 

Number of Teams I've Seen: 132 (49 courts)

Beverage Consumption Counter: 1128.9 ounces (68 days, 97 games, 2 scrimmages added on)
  • Pepsi: 560 ounces
  • Coke: 172 ounces
  • Dr. Pepper: 36 ounces
  • Sprite: 128 ounces
  • Sierra Mist: 12 ounces
  • Barq's Root Beer: 20 ounces
  • A&W Root Beer: 24 ounces
  • Red Powerade: 80 ounces
  • Red Gatorade: 80 ounces
  • Water: 500 ml
Hot Dog Counter: 12

Song of the Day
Natalie Merchant - Wonder

Game Time:
Highland Park gets off to a start with Eddie McGrew knocking down a 3 and 2 free throws.  7-2 Scots when Farrar finally enters at the 12:22 mark.  The shooting is ice cold from both sides.  Elijah Hannah knocks down a 3 and Farrar comes off a ball screen and banks his own 3 from straight away.  9 all at 10:30.  Frosh Josh Aune with a 3 point play at 10:24 and the Scots keep a 12-9 lead.  But Roosevelt's 2-3 zone holds them to 1 field goal in almost the next 10 minutes.  Meanwhile Farrar runs for a layup, Hannah drives for 2 free throws, London Cobbs with 2 freebies of his own and makes one of his few shots of the night on a kickout for 3.  Farrar ends the 21-5 run by getting out for another layup.  A late Scots 3 cuts the margin to 30-20 Roosevelt at the half.

Farrar starts the 2nd half and he has it going right away.  A jumper and a floater off a ball screen.  Then he turns a turnover into 2 free throws and then makes a pullup jumper.  Then he'll extend the range with a 3 ball.  43-25 Roosevelt pulling away with 14:08 left.  Farrar with 11 of those.  Hannah for 3 and a Farrar 3 point play.  Junior Martez Rodgers to the rack for 2 and the lead is 24, 53-29.  The rest of the game is no contest.  Roosevelt rolls to a 71-49 victory.

Post Game
Highland Park gets 10 guys in the scorebook but nobody in double figures.  Jitterbug Emanuel Murphy leads the Scots with 8 points.  Enough bad turnovers and not making shots against the zone will do you in.  Then no answer for 8 Roosevelt 3s.  The Scots are now 4-14 overall, 3-3 in the down St. Paul City Conference.  The schedule is busy with trips to St. Paul Washington and SPA on Friday and Saturday.  Then its a non-conference showdown with Minneapolis Southwest at Target Center next Monday night.  An interesting sidenote there is Highland Park coach Jon DePerry's son plays for Southwest.

Roosevelt improves to 15-3 with their 9th straight win.  They are 5-2 and in 2nd place in the Minneapolis City.  Their last loss was an 8 point loss to league leader Minneapolis North (no Hannah for that one) just before the holiday break.  They host South on Thursday.  Then a 3 game league road swing to North, Henry and Edison.  They'll end the season with a big home game against #8AA Breck.  Arione Farrar scores 17 of his 27 in the 2nd half and sat a large chunk of that half.  Elijah Hannah 13 points with 3 3s.  (I'm sticking with my scoresheet instead of the hub on those).  London Cobbs had a bunch of quality looks but only was able to shoot 1-10.  Have to like what's going on in the Minneapolis City right now with North and Washburn arguably the favorites in sections 4A and 6AAA.  Then add in Roosevelt who would be no shocker to come out of section 4AA

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