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)
Pizza Ticker: 6
Walking Taco Ticker: 3
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.
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.