Friday, March 25, 2011

Chisholm Bluestreaks 51 Fosston Greyhounds 39

Chisholm Bluestreaks 51 Fosston Greyhounds 39

Chisholm knocked off Fosston in the 3rd Class A quarter-final game of the day 51-39. It was just a 12 point margin, but this qualifies nevertheless as the day’s only one-sided game.

The Bluestreaks were able to pull away from the Greyhounds only slowly, taking their 1st lead at 4-2 and then taking the lead for good at 6-4. Chisholm 1st pushed the lead into double digits at 21-11 at 6:14 and the lead hovered around 10 points most of the rest of the way. It never felt as if the Bluestreaks were in any danger--there was never a momentum shift in Fosston's favor--because the Greyhounds were able to shoot only 25 percent from the field.

Fosston made one run at the Bluestreaks midway through the 2nd half when Garrett Carlin hit a 3 and then a 2 sandwiched around 2 FT by Taylor Carlson, getting the Greyhounds within 37-33. But Chisholm countered with a 6 point run of its own, and Fosston never again got within 9. Only Carlin scored in double figures for Fosston with 13 points, and he added 7 boards, 5 steals and 2 blocked shots.

Chisholm used its athleticism to control the tempo and to get better looks at the basket. They scored 24 points in the paint to just 10 for Fosston, and they also scored 15 points off of turnovers to just 4 for the Greyhounds.

Like Fosston, Chisholm had only 1 player score in double figures, Adam Vake with 19. Vake added 12 rebounds. His supporting cast much outplayed Carlin’s. Tyler Simonson controlled the ball with 7 points and 7 assists, while Siota Latu was a force inside with 8 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocked shots.

Trench Player: Vake

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