Friday, March 23, 2012

Litchfield Dragons 33 Perham Yellowjacket 31 (Final, No Really)

Perham led 27-23, 29-26 and 31-28 in the 2nd half, but Litch came back to tie as Dylan Koll hi a 2 and then a 3. The latter was at 7:28. The next bucket came at the final buzzer, and it was courtesy of Litch's Zach Kinney with a J from the FT line as time expired.

Both teams co-conspired to run the clock after 7:28. But Litchfield missed 3 shots and turned it over once. Perham missed 2 shots and turned it over 2 times, the last time (last possession) at 1:24 when Mitch Wollin blocked a Perham shot. Litch ran out the last minute, then Kinney drove to the FT line as his defender slipped and fell down. Kinney did not miss, and the horn sounded before Perham could do anything on its own behalf.

Perham made 5-of-14 shots in the 2nd half, Litch 4-for-14. Litch scored 15 points off turnovers, Perham just 2. The leading scorer is Jordan Bruhn of Perham with 8.

Half-Time Report

Litch and Perham were neck and neck through most of the 1st half. Perham led 14-8 early, but Litch came back within 18-17 and leads at half-time 21-20. Neither team scored in the final 3:43. Jordan Anderson and Mike Schumacher have 7 points each for theYellowjackets, while Zach Whitchurch of Litch also has 7.

Perham is shooting 50 percent, Litch 45. Turnovers are Perham 9 Litch 6, 2 while points off turnovers are 11-2 Litch. There has been but one offensive board so far, that belonging to Litch, and that is indicative of the caution with which both teams are proceeding. I would expect a little higher pace in the 2nd half, but with what result I am not sure?

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