Crimson Finally Heat Up to Top Andover

Microwave was needed to jump start Crimson

In cold weather, a Huskie has the advantage. That must have prevented the Crimson from getting off to a better start.

In a painful first 5 minutes, the Crimson crawled out to an 8-0 lead, but it could have been 20-0. The start for both teams resembled students during the lesson on Kreb's Cycle ..... uninterested. On more than one occasion, a pass meant for a teammate hit the bleachers on the fly. The first half was like a military hair cut, it had no flow. In fact some of the best passes in the first half were supplied by the workers from Jimmy Johns. The Crimson also got into a bit of foul trouble as Erik Olson, Jake Wieneke and Grant Kaufman picked up two fouls each. After giving up easy buckets and several turnovers, the half ended with the Huskies ahead of the Crimson 29-28.

However, the second half was a different story, as the Crimson started with an 11-6 run and made the score 39-35.

During this stretch, Jake Wieneke did his best imitation of an atom, he was everywhere. With the score 53-47, Brycen Wojta hit a big three and the Crimson took off. The ball went inside and Olson had 6 straight to extend the lead. Matt Lindgren was like a microwave, heating up quickly. He was a perfect 5-5 from the field, finishing with 10 points. His final layup made the score 67-55 and people starting looking for their choppers and car keys. Both teams traded baskets and the final score was 77-63.

Brycen Wojta had another strong game finishing with 18 points and 11 assists, several coming after breaking down the defense. Olson had his seventh double-double on the year, finishing with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Wieneke also finished with 10 points.

Friday night at Park Center High School, the top ranked Pirates will host the Crimson. Get there early, be loud and proud. Park Center has a robust student section and are passionate about Pirate Pride. Lets act the same way on Friday.

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