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Tip Off Classic recap: Braham vs. Crosby-Ironton

By Alex Conover, Northstar Hoops Report, 12/13/14, 3:00PM CST


Olson leads his Bombers to a second-half comeback

Two teams from the north square off in this contest as city teams Lakeville North and Minneapolis North compete at the other gym. A nice blend of metro and outstate at today’s event. Braham calls a timeout as Crosby-Ironton builds up a 17-8 lead with hot shooting and strong inside play. Sophomore Noah Gindorff entered the game after a monster performance last night against Park Rapids, two blocks away from a triple-double. He continues that strong play in this contest with 18 points in the first half. Sophomore Jack Silgen pitches in a few from deep, and the halftime score is 37-28, C-I.

A few buckets from Chris Olson help Braham come back a bit in the second. Then, coming out of a timeout, Ryan Larson, Kyle Johnson and Chris Olson all hit threes, and the Bombers take a solid lead. C-I is forced to take a timeout down 56-49 after an acrobatic John Larson layup and a carrying violation. All of a sudden, the C-I Rangers have lost nearly all of their momentum with less than six minutes to go. Braham starts grinding the clock down with crisp, smart passing. Jack Silgen gets a late floater to fall for C-I, but Braham hits their free throws and seals it at 62-58.


Score by half: Braham 28-34--62, Crosby-Ironton 37-21--58

Braham: Tschumper 10, R. Larson 5, K Johnson 3, J. Larson 17, C. Olson 27

Crosby-Ironton: Silgen 12, Edmundson 3, Jacobs 1, Jordan 8, Gindorff 23, Hudrlik 11


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