A small school section double dip

Now its the part of the schedule where its 2 per night.  I get to jump ahead a day thanks to Charter Stars moving their home game with Humboldt to Mounds Park Academy in 4AA.  Mounds Park Academy then hosting Community of Peace in the 4A bracket.  The pulled pork outstanding as usual at one of best concession stands in the metro.  The rare find of a 12 ounce bottle of Gatorade goes with the meal deal.

Game 1: 9 Humboldt vs 8 Charter Stars
Humboldt going zone in this one which slows the pace down.  The offense for each team not doing much.  9 all midway through the 1st half.  Davionte Davis 3 and a putback.  Darnell King with a couple of layups.  That's part of a 14-3 Hawks run over 5 and a half minutes.  Only 1 Charter Stars FG in the last 7 minutes of the half.  Humboldt 23-15 at the break.

Taye Carter with a putback and a post bucket to keep Charter Stars within 29-22 with 12:24 to play.  Desmond Lugo off the Humboldt bench with a couple big triples in transition.  Humboldt adds a turnover off a layup and the lead doubles to 37-23 with 9:10 left.  That run happens with Carter on the bench.  He comes back in at the 7:59 mark.  He scores a couple post buckets where Humboldt had no answer for him.  Brett McNeal adds 3 free throws.  His miss of a 4th isn't converted into points though.  That could have cut the lead to 7 or 6 with just over 4 minutes  left.  A couple of late hoops make the margin bigger than the game appeared.  Humboldt wins 57-41.  Davionte Davis with 16 points.  Taye Carter with 16 to lead Charter Stars.  Humboldt advances to play top seed Minnehaha on Saturday.  That game will be played at Trinity at 5 PM.

Game 2: 14 Community of Peace at 6 Mounds Park Academy
The Tigers beat 11 seed Nova by 1 last night to make this game and its their 3rd in 3 days thanks to Monday's snow day.  Who knows if that had anything to do with their offense as they couldn't buy a bucket in the 1st half.  Thankfully Mounds Park Academy couldn't score either.  The Tigers with only 1 field goal in the 1st 9+ minutes but still only trailed Mounds Park 8-4.  Yahya Madar knocks down back to back 3s starting at the 8:35 mark to break the ice off of 1 basket.  That snapped a 6 minute stretch where neither team made a field goal.  Community of Peace finally gets their 2nd field goal at the 5:15 mark on a putback.  Freshman Jack Paulson adds 3 hoops and 2 free throws and the Panthers lead grows to 31-9 at the 2:20 mark.  The lid has finally come off the basket but the Tigers still trail 34-18 at the half.  Freshman guard Tyrell Green has a big 2nd half for Community of Peace.  He makes 5 of his 6 3s in the 2nd half.  But the outcome is never in doubt.  Mounds Park Academy wins 80-49.  Yahya Madar with 18 points for Mounds Park Academy.  Tyrell Green with 6 3s and 21 points, most of that in the 2nd half, to lead Community of Peace.  Reports are that this is the 1st ever playoff win for Mounds Park Academy (I can't confirm or deny that).  They advance to play at 3 Christian Life on Saturday night.

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