Seeing Orange in the City

Prologue
A light schedule on a Wednesday night takes me to a Minneapolis City game between Washburn and South.  South once upon a time had walking tacos but not tonight.  But the hot dog was solid to go with a full dose of Sprite.  Light crowd on hand.  The Rev saunters in just before the 20 minutes go up on the clock.  Today's tune has to go with our color.

Song of the Day: Johnny Cash - Orange Blossom Special
Number of Teams I've Seen: 112 (93 games, 49 days, 33 buildings, 16 online)

Beverage Ticker: 641.4 ounces (7180 Calories)
  • Pepsi: 214.7 ounces (2680 calories)
  • Coke: 129.8 ounces (1540 calories) 
  • Dr. Pepper: 36 ounces (450 calories)
  • Sprite Zero: 20 ounces (0 calories) 
  • Sprite: 124.9 ounces (1480 calories) 
  • 7 Up: 12 ounces (140 calories)
  • Red Gatorade: 60 ounces (420 calories)  
  • Red Powerade: 20 ounces (130 calories) 
  • A&W Root Beer: 24 ounces (340 calories)
Food Ticker:
  • Hot Dogs: 16
  • Walking Tacos: 4
  • Pizza: 15
  • Chipotle: 1 (thanks to Bethel staff)
Game Time:
South jumps on the Millers quickly.  Suldan Omar with a triple and a reverse layup.  He'll also add a layup.  That's part of a 17-4 run to start the game.  Charles Johnson trying to keep Washburn close with 4 buckets.  South still up 11 at the 5 minute mark.  Josiah Lossow with the last 2 hoops of the half.  That sends South to the break up 39-26.

South center Cossy Kowoutu sat much of the 1st half with fouls and most of the 2nd half due to the score but he made an impact in minimal time.  He makes a free throw and blocks a shot and that turns into a Curtis Jones layup.  Then he sticks back his own miss to push the lead to 19.  He scores again and adds another block that becomes a South triple.  Then a run out for a layup and an extra pass triple.  62-36 South rolling with 8 minutes left after a 10-0 run.  South very sloppy late but the outcome is never in doubt.  Tigers win 84-64.

Post Game
For Washburn, they played without center Gavin Years.  Plus they lost freshman forward Cade Haskins to transfer at the semester break.  Shots didn't go in and that included open layups and South made them pay.  8th grade Emmett Johnson with 18 points of his 21 points in the 2nd half to lead the Millers.  Terrell Adams with 18 and Charles Johnson 14 (10 1st half).  Washburn falls to 6-7 overall, 2-2 in the Minneapolis City.  This is a rough stretch for the Millers as they've now lost 5 out of 6.  They visit Edison on Friday and then host Edina on Saturday night.

Junior guard Suldan Omar leads South with 18 points.  Soph PG Curtis Jones adds 17, 13 in the 1st half.  Demetrius Gladney with 11.  Cossy Kowoutu with 7 points, a bunch of rebounds and some blocks.  No big body to match him.  He outplayed Andrew Niebuhr on Monday and played well again here.  He's still limited but has to be one of most improved players in the league.  Frosh Damarion Bradley gave good 2nd half minutes in that spot as well.  South improves to 6-8 overall, 2-1 in the Minneapolis City.  2 good back to back wins this week.  They host Henry on Friday which is after Henry plays North tomorrow.  Then tough road games at Roosevelt and St. Louis Park next week.

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