Twin Cities boys’ crown up for grabs

PrepScenesquareAt the present time, it’s anybody’s guess who will represent the Minneapolis and St. Paul City Conferences in the Twin Cities boys’ basketball game next month.

While St. Paul is in a three-way tie with Highland Park (led by DION BRADLEY), St. Paul Central (led by MARKUS TAYLOR-KNIGHTEN), and defending champion Johnson (led by QUASHINGM SMITH-PUGH), each suffering one conference loss, the city’s counterpart across the river is in a similar situation.

Southwest’s 65-64 victory over South has turned the Minneapolis City Conference race into a competitive one. The win, thanks to a last-second three-pointer by sophomore A.J. RAY, has the Lakers, who last went to the intercity classic in 1983, in first place with a 7-2 league record. Southwest is led by DEMTRIUS CADY (15.2), AKEEM SMITH (12.7) and CAM ROSS (12.7).

South (6-3) is led by freshman sensation PAYTON BOWDRY (15.5), KENLEY FARROW (12.6) and DEVON LUMBER (10.3). DARIUS HILL (21.5), JAMAR BOONE (14.3) and JOVAHN JEFFERSON (13.3) lead Henry (5-3). 

Defending champion Washburn (4-3) is led by NICK ANDERSON (12.1) and NOAH SHEPPHERD (11.7). Roosevelt (4-4), coached by former Teddies standout ROBERT MESTAS, have DEMETRIUS DURANT (15.3), JOSEPH GILLESPIE (15.2) and DOMINIQUE MARTIN (12.2) leading a balanced attack.

Can’t wait until March!


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