Oturu leads CDH to Suburban East Lead

Prologue
Back to #7AAAA Cretin-Derham Hall for their Suburban East showdown with Woodbury.  Both teams come into the night undefeated in league play.  Solid crowd on hand though I didn't see anything outstanding on jersey night.  The usual hot dog and Coke keeps my waistline happy.  The CDH pep band is in the house with excellent old school music.  That included this local classic.

Song of the Day:  Lipps, Inc - Funkytown (courtesy of CDH pep band)

Number of Teams I've Seen: 116 (39 courts).  14 out of state, 9 girls

Beverage Ticker: 687.6 ounces (7505 Calories)
60 days, 81 games, 2 scrimmages added on
  • Pepsi: 232.9 ounces (2910 calories)
  • Coke: 144 ounces (1720 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)
Hot Dog Ticker: 10
Pizza Ticker: 7
Walking Taco Ticker: 6

Game Time:
Woodbury junior Michael Jones picking up the slack for Jeremiah Coddon.  He shows off a super quick release as he scores the 1st 11 points for the Royals.  That included 3 pure triples.  Add in a Jake West 3 point play to conclude the 12-2 Woodbury run.  14-9 Royals at 11:41.  Meanwhile Daniel Oturu with 7 of the 9 CDH points, all inside.  Jacob Prince then begins to pound the offensive glass 3 field goals and 2 free throws on 4 offensive rebounds.  West and Jones continuing to carry the Woodbury offense.  Oturu with a pair of late buckets.  Tied at 40 at the half.

Oturu keeps it going with a nice spin move for 2 and a jumper.   Prince with 2 more putbacks as CDH leads 52-46 with 13 minutes to play.  Jones runs the floor for a 3 point play and Woodbury adds a layup.  Its a 13-5 Royals run and they lead 59-57 inside 10 minutes to play.  Ryan Larson for 3 and a West bucket but misses the freebie to tie.  65-64 CDH with 8:11 left.  Then Oturu takes over. He tip dunks a miss, then drives for 2.  He adds 2 more and a foul.  He dunks his own miss and drives from the elbow again plus another bucket and a putback.  That's scoring 14 of 17 points in a 17-4 run that takes just under 6 minutes.  That expands the lead to 14 with 2:30 to go and the outcome is no longer in doubt.  Cretin-Derham Hall wins 89-73.

Post Game
Can't say enough about Michael Jones for Woodbury.  CDH had to resort to faceguarding him after scoring the 1st 11.  He finishes with 26 points to lead the Royals.  He's improved a ton and expect his name to jump on the college radar this spring/summer.  His release is incredibly quick.  Jake West adds 24.  Nate Bursch with 9 and he did a reasonable job with his bulk against Oturu.  Woodbury sees their 7 game winning streak snapping.  They fall to 10-4 overall, 6-1 in the Suburban East.  They'll host Edina on Tuesday.

Cretin-Derham Hall gets a monster night of 33 points, 15 rebound and 7 blocks from Daniel Oturu.  He swatted shots and was able to score inside whenever Woodbury couldn't get a 2nd guy there.  Jacob Prince with 18 points, 14 of those (6 hoops and 2 free throws) off of offensive rebounds thanks to the attention Oturu was getting.  His other 2 hoops were layups as well.  Ryan Larson and soph Jaeden King add 13 points each.  King with 3 more triples to help open up the inside.  CDH totally dominated the glass and the paint.  CDH improves to 9-4 overall, 6-0 in the Suburban East.  They host Roseville and visit Park before a big showdown with Stevens Point in the Border Battle.

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