To Bethany Academy, on the short list of favorite gyms, to see the Eagles take on MCAA heavyweight Heritage. Bethany enrollment has fallen on hard times so no JV team and 5 of the main 7 guys are underclassmen. But could they catch Heritage on the night before their big section game vs Minneapolis North?
Song of the Day: Was Not Was - Walk the Dinosaur
Number of Teams I've Seen: 116 (39 courts). 14 out of state, 9 girls
Beverage Ticker: 667.6 ounces (7265 Calories)
59 days, 80 games, 2 scrimmages added on
- Pepsi: 232.9 ounces (2910 calories)
- Coke: 124 ounces (1480 calories)
- Dr. Pepper: 24 ounces (300 calories)
- Sprite: 52 ounces (620 calories)
- A&W Root Beer : 28.9 ounces (410 calories)
- Mug Root Beer: 20 ounces (260 calories)
- Red Gatorade/Powerade: 181.8 ounces (1285 calories)
Pizza Ticker: 7
Walking Taco Ticker: 6
Bethany star Sam Peterson with 2 early triples as he passes the 1000 career points mark. Bethany adds another bomb for a 9-6 lead. Then the turnovers start coming for Bethany. Woda converts one for 2 free throws. James Vander Top converts another and adds a foul line jumper vs the Eagles 2-3 zone. 10-2 run for Heritage. Peterson with a 3 and a hoop plus another Bethany 3, their 5th of the night. 19 all at the 8:30 mark. Then its all Heritage. No more field goals for Bethany in the half. Heritage runs away from there with a 24-3 run to end the half. Seth Halvorsen with 2 early inside hoops in the run and a steal for a dunk. 43-22 Heritage at the break. They continue to blow it open in the 2nd half. Vander Top and Woda doing whatever they want in the lane. The lead blows up to 69-32 as we reach the running time mark. Garbage time from there and Heritage wins 79-41.
Bethany opened the year 6-1 but the meat of the MCAA schedule has gotten to them with 3 straight losses. Bethany is now 6-4, 1-3 in the MCAA. They host Legacy and SW Christian next week. Sam Peterson with 4 triples on his way to 19 points and passing the 1000 career points mark. Too many turnovers to be successful in a game like this but they shoot it better than expected. Peterson is definitely a guy you have to game plan for.
Heritage improves to 11-1 overall, 5-0 to lead the MCAA. The big 3 take care of business. CJ Woda with 23 points on a double double night. Zach Johansen continues to impress with 22 points. Jack Vander Top chips in with 13. Nice night for Seth Johansen off the bench withi 10 points. Surprised to see them play as much 1-3-1 as they did. Not so much in the half court but just as a trap. Depth and athleticism are definitely issues for this squad but their only loss is an overtime loss at Perham. Minneapolis North comes calling tomorrow. Then 2 league road games before the big lead game in 12 days vs New Life Academy.