The battle of Nordeast

Prologue
To St. Anthony to see the Huskies take on their neighbor from the northeast side Minneapolis Edison.  Nice representation from students on both sides.  Pizza always a good option but crust slightly burnt so that gets a downgrade.  More water on the drinking menu tonight.  Plenty of high school guys scouting St. Anthony tonight.

Song of the Day
Bobby Vinton - Blue Velvet

Number of Teams I've Seen: 43 (14 courts, 2 new, 1 TV game)

Beverage Ticker: 72 ounces (790 calories) + 1 liter (250 calories) + 2.5 liters (0 calories) + 40 oz (0 calories.
19 days (16 possible game days), 23 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: 2.5 Liters + 40 ounces (0 Calories)
  • Gatorade: 500 ml (40 Calories)
Hot Dog Ticker: 2
Pizza Ticker: 6
Walking Taco Ticker: 3

Game Time:
Edison comes out 2-3 zone and this one starts very slowly.  We're tied at 5 over 4 minutes in.  6-0 Edison run finished with a coast to coast layup and we're tied at 13 at the 8:32 mark.  Then forward Rhys Langums starts to produce off the St. Anthony bench.  He's active inside for 3 free throws.  Jimmy Zeller with a putback and 3 point play for St. Anthony.  They lead 21-17 at a 5:06 Huskies timeout.  Langums living at the charity stripe with 3 more free throws.  Then he drives for 2 and a post move for a 3 point play.  He finishes it off with a nice high low feed to Nick Peterson for a layup.  Edison makes a couple of late 3s.  So despite all 5 Edison starters having at least 2 fouls, they are still hanging around down 35-25 at the break

St. Anthony wasn't happy at halftime and they blew the game open in the 2nd half.  Nick Knutson with a layup.  Peterson with a driving layup and a 3 point play. Zeller and Kevin Omodt also add layups.  St. Anthony pulling away 48-30.  After Edison banks in a prayer, Langums spins in the post and throws down a 1 handed dunk to awaken the crowd.   Then Langums trails the break and gets the feed for a layup. He'll add 2 mean drives and hammer dunks plus an assist for an Omodt layup.  Blowout city in the 2nd half.  St. Anthony wins 85-45.

Post Game
The roster for Edison not 100% accurate so not exactly sure on names for them.  The Tommies do end up with at least 1 and maybe 2 players in double figures.  They didn't go to the bench for a long time in the 1st half despite a ton of foul trouble.  The Tommies fall to 0-5 with the closest loss being 20 points.  The others by 32, 37, 40 and 77.  They move on to the middle of a 7 game road trip at Hope Academy on Friday.

Rhys Langums leads St. Anthony with 24 points and 3 impressive 2nd half dunks.  He's still pretty raw but showed a couple nice flashes attacking the rim with gusto.  Nick Peterson adds 15 points.  Blowout city for the Huskies once they came out for the 2nd half.  St. Anthony is now 6-0 against a pretty soft non-conference schedule.  The rest of that is no different as they have Coon Rapids on Friday.  Then Oglivie, at Humboldt, at South St. Paul, PACT and FAIR along with a Trinity team that hasn't been as good as expected.  Those are all very winnable games.  Add in the bottom teams in the Tri-Metro and you're looking at going from 6 wins last year to very likely 15 or more.

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