Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Out & About: St. Paul Arlington/Mounds Park

#4 posting 12.26.2007
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MOUNDS PARK panthers 52

In the second semifinal it was Arlington over Mounds Park 59-52. I was wondering if Arlington was going to field a team. Only four warmed up. They filtered out of the locker room piecemeal one at time. There was no urgency in getting on the floor. Apparently they didn't need it....tonight.

Both teams both struggled early in the game Arlington had droughts of six, five of which ended up as turnovers. MP had a seven drought with only one due to a turnover. MP had their biggest lead at 8-5. After that Arlington had a 7-0 run to take a 12-8 lead. They stretched it out to 18-12. MP clawed back with two consecutive three point plays, one a trey from Jasmine Auger and then a traditional 3 point play by Karee JuVette. Ruby Harvey answered right away with a three from the right wing. At halftime Arlington was up 26-23.

Arlington started the second half with a 9-0 run to lead 35-23. Harvey had four points in transition in the run. JuVette finally broke the five possession drought. That started a 10-4 run to cut the lead to 39-35. Again Arlington popped the lead back to 43-36 after a Harvey transition lay up. Kathryn Andersen scored four straight points on two consecutive possessions to get MP as close as they were going to get at 43-40. They had two cracks to get closer, but didn't deliver. Arlington had a 9-4 run to stretch the lead to 52-44 with 1:50 left. MP desperately tried to get back in it with some three bombs, but the margin was too deep with too little time left.

photos: #1 Karee JuVette takes a shot in the lane. #2. Lenora Wilson has a runner for Arlington. photos by kja

key: player, points, possessions, pp100, floor %
Sylvia Slaughter 8, 13, 61.5, .308 handled the point at times. quick off the floor on boards, but shooting touch too hard down under. aggressive
Audrey Thompson-Amarteifio 0, 6, 0.0, .000
Ruby Harvey 22, 16, 137.5, .688 lanky perimeter player with athleticism, and good feel for the game. runs the floor very well. had 11 points in transition. has a nice shot, made two 3s in the first half. had respect of opponents with box and one played on her. has quick, snappy, deceptive passes. has a flair for the game.
Lenora Wilson 8, 11, 72.7, .364 quick hands, deflected a lot of passes up top in the zone. hustler. did hit a 3.
Ashley Ehlers 12, 9, 133.3, .556 inside player. controlled defensive boards. didn't mind contact. went to the line four times.
Gabrielle Cobb 0, 6, 0.0, .000
Tenisha Jemison 1, 4, 25.0, .250
#10 2, 3, 66.7, .333 shot more of a throw
Adrain Paul 6, 6, 100.0, .500 good jumper, runs the floor. shot needs polish

Karee JuVette 18, 20, 90.0, .400 main shooter for MP. Has 3 range. can score off the pull up jumper.
Natalie Lansing 5, 10, 50.0, .300 another guard, active.
Stinson 3, 3, 100.0, .667
Sarah Casey 0, 1, 0.0, .000
Kathryn Andersen 12, 24, 50.0, .250 played the one in the box & one. guard. did hit one 3.
Jasmine Auger 14, 13, 107.7, .462 perimeter shooter. made three 3s on the day.
Anna Orbovich 0, 2, 0.0, .000
Aisha Galaydh 0, 2, 0.0,.000

Ruby Harvey

St. Paul Arlington 59, 74, 79.7, .392
Mounds Park 52, 75, 69.3, .333
made 3s: MP 5, SPA 3
ftm/at-%: MP 9/17---.529; SPA 8/23---.348
Bench: MP 14, SPA 9

Ashley Ehlers 14.5
Lenora Wilson 9
Ruby Harvey 8.5
Sylvia Slaughter 4.5
#10 3.5
Tenisha Jemison 2.5
Gabrielle Cobb 2
Adrain Paul 2
Audrey Thompson-Amarteifio 1.5
totals: 48

Natalie Lansing 7.5
Karee JuVette 7
Kathryn Andersen 6.5
Stinson 6
Sarah Casey 1
Jasmine Auger 1
Anna Orbovich 1
Aisha Galaydh 1
totals: 31

Arlington switched back & forth between man and 2/3 in the first half. They slapped a 3-1-1 press on in the second half
Mounds Park used man, 2/3 and box & 1 with Kathryn Andersen guarding Ruby Harvey.

next up: tomorrow morning