So late nights and blowouts have kept me offline for a couple of days so let's get caught up.
Wednesday: Breck 85 Minneapolis Edison 52
Walking taco was just the beef and nacho cheese sauce on top. Simple and different, but a little heavy on the nacho cheese (especially considering we're using nacho cheese Doritos). As to the game itself, nothing in doubt here. Edison hung around for about 7 minutes. David Roddy with a solid night of 17 points, 12 boards, 5 assists and 3 blocks on my sheet. Freshman wing Kerwin Walton with 28 points.
Thursday: Minnehaha doubleheader
This was a boys girls doubleheader with the Mayer Lutheran girls and Columbia Heights boys. The boys JV goes overtime. Then a pair of long varsity games means a 10 PM exit. High profile officials as The Scribe works the girls game then an all-time classic pairing of The Rev and Hollywood for the boys game. But its was the 3rd guy in that boys game who was the star of the show. 47 fouls and a combined free throw attempts. Deaundra Roberson with 20 of his 33 points in the 1st half carrying the Heights offense. Jalen Suggs would lead Minnehaha with 28 points and a mitt full of assists. JaVonni Bickham with a double double of 22 and 12 on my sheet. Lorenzo Smith adds 21. Redhawks played without freshman wing Kaden Johnson. The teams combine for 1 field goal from their main bench guys. Minnehaha pulls away to win 88-69.
Friday: Central 88 Como Park 77
Senior night at Como Park so 5 senior Cougars start the game. That allows Central to jump out to a quick lead. Central would be up double figures in the 2nd half but Como Park would cut that margin to 3 and have the ball. They couldn't convert. Central spreads the floor the last 7 minute and does a good enough job breaking down traps and getting layups. Re'Twan Balenger with 4 late free throws to seal it. He finishes with 20 points. Soph forward Daveonte Davis continues to play well with 25 points to lead Central. Kyrin Woodard scores 20 of his 28 in the 2nd half to lead Como Park almost all the way back. Trey Clark finishes with 19 points. Central clinches a tie for the St. Paul City title and can win it outright with a win at Humboldt on Tuesday.