Its another home showdown for North vs a ranked opponent from the Lake Conference. This time its #6AAAA Wayzata that comes calling. Ryan Lindberg out for Wayzata. He was in a walking boot. We get The Rev on duty (go figure) and he was in star form calling 3 awful flops and the always insane double foul. Mr Basketball committee on hand to watch.
Number of Teams I've Seen: 133 (49 courts, 2 new, 2 TV games, 92 varsity games)
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Its a quick start for Wayzata with Johnny Beeninga and Jack Sowada burying transition triples. Then a nice cut by Sowada for 2 more. 10-2 Wayzata 3 minutes in and North needs to talk it over. North comes back thanks to forcing a pair of turnovers. Isaac Johnson converts those into 2 free throws and a dunk. 18-14 Wayzata at 10:15. Gavin Baumgartner for 3 and he goes to the nice finish over Jamil Jackson after the Trojans blocked a shot on the other end. That expands the lead to 33-20. The lead would get to 15 but an Odell Wilson putback and a late Tyler Johnson 3 keep North close. 40-30 Wayzata at the break.
Wayzata hot to start the 2nd half. Baumgartner jumper and the foul. Sowada 2 bombs and Austin Slater for 3. 52-33 Wayzata just over 3 minutes in to the half. Beeninga drives and goes glass and then buries a 3 after a Jamil Jackson dunk. 58-39 Trojans with 12:35 left. Tyler Johnson with a free throw and a tip in. That tip in starts starts a 7-0 run and the lead is down to 70-57 with 5:15 left. 5 free throws and then the lob to Baumgartner is the exclamation point. That's part of a 13-0 run that puts the game out of reach. Wayzata wins 85-60.
Tyler Johnson leads North with 15 points. 12 of those in the 1st half. Isaac Johnson and Jamil Jackson with 10 each. North goes 9-21 from the charity stripe in the 2nd half. More aggressiveness got them to the line but they'll have to make those. Not a good night defensively either as they couldn't control Beeninga or find Sowada. North falls to 16-4 overall (all 4 are high quality losses), 8-0 in the Minneapolis City. They are at Edison on Thursday before playing host Onalaska, WI in the Border Battle on Saturday night.
Wayzata has now won 6 in a row and 10 of 12 after a 3-3 start. Their 5 losses are to 1,2,4,5 and 8 in the AAAA poll. Johnny Beeninga leads the way with 24 points. He hit 3 triples. Jack Sowada added 4 triples on his way to 20. Gavin Baumgartner adds 13. Good minutes from freshman Jacob Beeninga off the bench holding his own against a very talented North squad. Wayzata plays at Hopkins on Friday. The 1st meeting was a 1 point home loss. Then they return to Hopkins on Saturday to play Farmington in the Super 60 event.