Back to back small school nights with Columbia Heights hosting FAIR and Hope Academy taking on CHOF. No concessions either night. Since we had blowouts, this tune is particularly appropriate.
Song of the Day
Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal
Number of Teams I've Seen: 67 (23 courts, 2 new, 1 TV game)
Beverage Ticker: 120 ounces (1390 calories) + 1 liter (250 calories) + 3 liters (0 calories) + 80 oz (0 calories.
27 days (22 possible game days), 38 games, 2 scrimmages added on, includes 1 TV replay
- Pepsi: 72 ounces (900 Calories) + 500 ml (210 Calories)
- Dr Pepper: 36 ounces (450 Calories)
- Sprite: 12 ounces (140 Calories)
- Water: 3 Liters + 80 ounces (0 Calories)
- Gatorade: 500 ml (40 Calories)
Pizza Ticker: 7
Walking Taco Ticker: 4
Game 1 (Wednesday): FAIR at Columbia Heights
Only thing worth noting here is the late start for the 6 PM varsity only game. Refs appear late but we do get in a game. FAIR turns it over on the 1st 7 possessions. 11 turnovers in less than the 1st 5 minutes. Right about 40 turnovers for the game. Columbia Heights uses that to jump out to a 31-0 lead in less than 6 minutes. 67-14 Heights at half. The entire 2nd half is running time, not just the last 9 minutes. Heights wins 100-27. Jarrett Baptiste with 19 easy points. Center Rodney Jones with 24 on mostly dunks. Listed at 6'5" and very bouncy, he's an intriguing JUCO kid. Heights very young starting 3 sophs. Wendell Matthews is a lanky body in the middle from that group. Heights is now 5-2 and will host upstart St. Anthony tomorrow. FAIR is 0-5 with the closest game 38 points. Their next game is in the Trinity holiday tournament.
Game 2: CHOF at Hope Academy
A battle of Lions here. Interesting that Hope with their Grinnell style started their 2nd unit. CHOF counters with Kit Piepkorn scoring 7 in a row for 9-0 lead. He finishes his part of opening run with a jumper and a free throw. Nothing going in with all the 3s for Hope. 24-3 CHOF at the 11:15 mark. Hope would score the next 9 ending with a banked NBA 3. But their star guard Johnny Erickson would sit the last 8:47 of the half with 3 fouls. Tim Rohlf with a 3 and then he scores the last 10 CHOF points of the half as it gets out of hand. 56-29 CHOF at the break, Piepkorn and Rohlf combine for 35 of those. The 2nd half is just filler as the lead gets as large as 32 but we never get running time. CHOF wins 104-72. Kit Piepkorn with 18 of his 26 and Tim Rohlf with 17 of his 22 both in the 1st half. 3 other CHOF Lions add 12 each. Nate Elifson 3 triples and 17 points to lead Hope. Johnny Erickson only 8 due to the foul trouble. Hope's defense gave up a truckload of easy layups both with their press and in the halfcourt. CHOF's 1-2-2 did a fair job of getting to shooters and limiting easy looks. CHOF is now 8-0 and won't play again until Jan 7th. Hope falls to 4-2 overall. They continue EMAC play at North Lakes tomorrow before the HLWW holiday tourney. They the new year brings a very soft schedule that they have a chance to sweep.