Patriots scrap to a city win

Prologue
Its an early season battle in the Minneapolis City as #3AAA Henry visits Washburn.  Both teams undefeated in league play at the 1/6th mark.  Very vocal Henry crowd on hand.  The always loud city gyms just amplify that.  Fine food week continues with the other location that has the finest hot dog in the metro.  So I can't pass on that.  More water and the meal deal nets me free Chili Cheese Fritos.  For our daily tune, we have Washburn Millers and Henry head coach Jeremy Miller.  So with that mind, let's keep a Miller theme.

Song of the Day
Steve Miller Band - The Joker

Number of Teams I've Seen: 47 (17 courts, 2 new, 1 TV game)

Beverage Ticker: 72 ounces (790 calories) + 1 liter (250 calories) + 3 liters (0 calories) + 60 oz (0 calories.
20 days (17 possible game days), 24 games, 2 scrimmages added on, includes 1 TV replay

  • Pepsi: 36 ounces (450 Calories) + 500 ml (210 Calories)
  • Dr Pepper: 24 ounces (300 Calories)
  • Sprite: 12 ounces (140 Calories)
  • Water: 3 Liters + 60 ounces (0 Calories)
  • Gatorade: 500 ml (40 Calories)
Hot Dog Ticker: 4
Pizza Ticker: 6
Walking Taco Ticker: 3

Game Time:
First 4 points of the game to Washburn.  Then a 10-2 run for Henry with Julian Jackson scoring 6 of those.  Washburn sloppy as they then commit 3 straight turnovers.  Lamar Wood with a tip dunk and that brings the Henry bench to life.  Add in a triple and its 15-10 Henry at 11:09 to force a Washburn timeout.  Washburn banks in a jumper and Demetrius Edwards-Brown counters at the 10:10 mark.  Then the Henry offense goes away.  Part of that due to Jackson sitting with 2 fouls.  Cortez Adams hits a 3 and 7 footer Charlie Irmiger scores in the post as the Henry lead goes from 7 to 1.  Henry goes zone to deal with the foul trouble when Jackson returns at the 6:15 mark.  The pace slows to a crawl and Jackson's tip at the buzzer sends Henry to the locker room with a 23-20 lead.

Henry's offense still stalled coming out of the half.  Irmiger starts a run with a post hoop 4 minutes into the half.  Then a pair of buckets around 2 missed Henry FTs put Washburn up.  Then Cortez Adams runs for a layup, a turnover for 2 Irmiger free throws and a flat BLOB for an easy Isaac Lotz triple.  35-29 Washburn with 8:45 left.  Its a 15-6 run for the Millers to start the half.  Henry with only 10 points in the last 18 minutes (last half of the 1st half, and first half of the 2nd half). 

Henry plays thru it.  Jordan Lynn for 3 and a steal for 2.  Edwards-Brown drives and his shot rolls in as Henry retakes the lead.  They keep going from there.  Julian Jackson ends the run by rebounding 2 missed Henry free throws and converting 1 and making a free throw for the other.  Lynn finishes the 19-2 run with a pair of free throws.  That run takes just over 4 minutes.  The Henry lead is 11 with 3:26 left.  The rest of the game is lots of fouls and free throws.  Henry wins 57-46.

Post Game
Washburn falls to 3-3 overall and 2-1 in the Minneapolis City. Charlie Irmiger leads the Millers with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks on my sheet.  Cortez Adams adds 13.  They get no scoring the bench.  Many of Irmiger's catches at 10 feet or more from the hoop but he was able to work from there to the paint.  He also knocked down a couple jumpers.  But he did have some issues with finishing.  That will improve with more strength.   They could definitely run far more stuff for him. The Millers schedule softens up with only 3 more games before the Winona State holiday tournament.  They are at Richfield on Saturday.  Then Southwest and Rosemount at home next week.

#3AAA Henry puts 4 guys in double figures.  Julian Jackson with 14 but 4-10 FTs.  Demetrius Edwards-Brown with 13, Jordan Lynn 11, Lamar Wood with 10.  I was surprised how long the offense went dormant for.  Edwards-Brown was a factor getting to the rim.  Jackson's 2 late offensive rebounds on free throws were killers.  The Patriots finish their 4 game stretch away from home to start the season at 4-0.  They now go home for 3 including Cloquet on Saturday.  Then 2 in the Hamline Tourney and 2 in the Mike Miller Classic.

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