North wins another city battle

Prologue
Its the 1st big showdown in the Minneapolis City as Henry visits North.  Both teams coming into the night undefeated in the conference.  Its a sellout crowd on hand and the spirit is high.  Due to the tight crowd I make the mistake of not having one of the walking tacos.

Number of Teams I've Seen: 95 (29 courts).  14 out of state, 8 girls

Beverage Ticker: 542.7 ounces (5815 Calories)
46 days, 62 games, 2 scrimmages added on

  • Pepsi: 220.9 ounces (2760 calories)
  • Coke: 84 ounces (1000 calories)
  • Dr. Pepper: 12 ounces (150 calories)
  • Sprite: 20 ounces (240 calories)
  • A&W Root Beer : 16.9 ounces (240 calories)
  • Mug Root Beer: 20 ounces (260 calories)
  • Red Gatorade/Powerade: 168.9 ounces (1165 calories)
Hot Dog Ticker: 7
Pizza Ticker: 6
Walking Taco Ticker: 5

Game Time:

North's Issac Johnson with his 2nd 3 of the night and its from NBA range.   Lamar Wood on the offensive glass for Henry.  20-12 North at 11:17.  Wood dunks a dishoff, Savion Scott hits a 3 to beat a trap and puts back a miss.  Its Wood again on the offensive glass.  27-21 North midway through the 1st half.  Scott with a nice give and go off a post feed for a free throw.  Issac Johnson with 4 free throws and the lead extends to 44-29 late in the half.  Scott with a 3, 2 and a free throw as Henry tries to rally. But they miss 2 of 3 free throws and Isaac Johnson scores the last 4 of the half.  50-37 Polars at the break.

Da'Kei Hines with a putback, Odell Wilson on the bounce goes behind the back and scores.  JaQuan Sanders-Smith pulls up for a jumper.  60-42 North just over 3 minutes into the half.  But the Patriots immediately cut that margin down to 7.  Scott with 5 and Wood with 4 in that run. Just 2 minutes late its 60-53 Polars with Henry having the momentum.  North counters with a 3 and an Isaac Johnson BLOB hoop.  Nasir El-Amin productive off the bench as he adds a 3 point play.  That doubles the lead back to 14, 72-58 North with 10:25 left.  Isaac Johnson 2 free throws and a Tyler Johnson bank and North is back in control 81-62.   Savion Scott makes a couple more 3s as Henry cuts the lead to 10 but the finish is never in doubt.  North wins 92-80.
 
Post Game
Henry falls to 5-1 in the Minneapolis City, 7-4 overall.  Savion Scott carries the Patriots offense to the tune of 40 points.  He knocked in 7 bombs.  Lamar Wood was a factor on the offensive glass with 23 points.  But the rest of the roster really struggled to find offense.  Henry now has 5 straight games at home over the next 2+ weeks.  South visits next Tuesday.

Minneapolis North gets 27 from Isaac Johnson. The Polars end up with 5 in double figures.  JaQuan Sanders-Smith with 18, Tayler Johnson with 16.  Odell Wilson with 14.  Nasir El-Amin with a very productive 13 off the Polars bench.  North's winning streak is now at 10 games after the opening game loss to Apple Valley.  3 conference games coming up and then some very interesting non-conference games at Heritage Christian, home vs Caledonia and at Central MN Christian in early February.

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