4A semifinal: Kennedy vs. SC North

11:50 a.m. — We’re 10 minutes from tip for the first 4A semifinal of the day.

11:50 a.m. — One word can sum up the Kennedy fan base. Shameful. No school today. No finals. No excuses. It’s absolutely embarrassing. Count of students: 40, tops.

11:55 a.m. — Starters for North: Stokes, Ceasar, Jansen, Donaldson, Denney. Starters for Kennedy: Hahn, Rogers, Brightwell, Duke, Boenish.

11:56 a.m. — ETA for my family: 12:30 p.m.

11:57 a.m. — FYI: My top four teams in 4A preseason rankings: Linn-Mar, North, Ames, Kennedy.

11:58 a.m. — Let’s tip.

12:01 p.m. — Donaldson scores, then Boenish. 2-2.

12:02 p.m. — Hahn FTs give CRK a 4-2 lead, then Jansen answers. 4-4.

12:03 p.m. — Rogers putback, 6-4. Ceasar FTs: Good. Good. 6-6.

12:03 p.m. — Brightwell 3 puts CRK up 9-6.

12:04 p.m. — Two transition baskets put North up, then Boenish scores and is fouled CRK 11-10.

12:05 p.m. — Back and forth. North 15-13, halfway through the 1st. This is fun.

12:06 p.m. — Boenish ties it with banker inside. Ceasar FTs: 1-2. 16-15, SCN.

12:07 p.m. — Denney scores inside. Rogers FTs: Good. CRK time before 2nd try. Hard to keep up with this.

12:09 p.m. — Missed the 2nd.

12:10 p.m. — Hahn’s on thew floor. Won’t be the last time. Wasn’t. She just went there again for a jump ball.

12:11 p.m. — Scott Saville across the way. Looks tanner than he should.

12:12 p.m. — Denney gives SCN a 20-16 lead.

12:13 p.m. — Meier for 3. 20-19.

12:13 p.m. — First quarter was a good one. SCN 20-19. North at 57 percent, CRK at 53.

12:15 p.m. — Stokes 3. 23-19. Rogers inside 23-21.

12:16 p.m. — Another SCN 3… this one by Jansen. 26-21.

12:18 p.m. — Boenish 3, then Jansen 3. 29-24. Boenish rebounds her own miss. 29-26.

12:21 p.m. — Memo to Cougars: Guard the corner. Axthelm hits a 3. Rogers scores, 32-28.

12:22 p.m. — Denney inside, 34-28. Kennedy turnover. Cougars at a dangerous moment.

12:23 p.m. — Ceasar 1-2 FTs. 35-28.

12:27 p.m. — Jansen 3. 28-28, 1:00 left in half.

12:27 p.m. — Hahn FTs: 2-2. 38-30.

12:28 p.m. — Ceasar putback, 40-30. Then another. It’s 42-30 at the half.

12:38 p.m. — Boenish has 11 for Kennedy. Ceasar and Jansen 12 and 11 for North. Ames now has twice as many students here than Kennedy and their game is an hour away.

12:40 p.m. — Jansen hits another 3 “All day long,” yells a North fan. Rogers scores for Kennedy. 45-32.

12:42 p.m. — Donaldson gives North a 47-32 lead. Time, CRK.

12:43 p.m. — Rogers 2 FTs. 47-34.

12:44 p.m. — Donaldson drive again. Rogers putback, then CRK steal.

12:45 p.m. — Rogers has 8 in the half. CRK within 11. Ames students helping the CRK students out a little. OK. A lot.

12:48 p.m. — Spellerberg gets CRK within 49-40. Jansen FTs: 0-2.

12:50 p.m. — Rogers 3 makes it 51-45. Boenish putback, 51-47.

12:52 p.m. — Ceasar putback makes it 6.

12:53 p.m. — Stokes, then a 3-point play by Axthelm makes it 58-47.

12:55 p.m. — Donaldson 3 and it’s 61-49 after 3.

12:57 p.m. — Brightwell inbounds, 61-51. Ceasar drive and it’s back to 12.

12:59 p.m. — Boenish layup makes it 63-55, 6:19 left.

1:01 p.m. — Jansen hits from the corner, Brightwell inside. 65-57.

1:02 p.m. — Back and forth again. 67-61, 4:30 left.

1:03 p.m. — Hahn FTs: Good. Blood. Meier 2nd FT: Miss. 67-62.

1:05 p.m. — Time out Cotton Eyed Joe. 67-62, 3:50 left.

1:07 p.m. — Donaldson FTs: Good. Good. 69-62. 3:07.

1:09 p.m. — Boenish misses 2 FTs … about the first thing she’s done wrong all week.

1:10 p.m. — Rogers inside, Ceasar inside. Boenish FTs: 1-2, Duke putback. 71-67.

1:11 p.m. — A. Stokes 0-2 FTs … Rogers misses 2 chances … foul on CRK. 1:27 left.

1:12 p.m. — Axthelm 0-2 FTs. CRK rebounds. 1:16 left. Timeout.

1:16 p.m. — Boenish baseline. 71-69…FT, 72-69. Boenish has a good shot curl out. SCN ball.

1:17 p.m. — Donaldson FTs (0:30): Good. Good. 74-69. uphill battle now.

1:18 p.m. — Duke 3. 74-72, 0:23 left. Great game, no matter what …

1:19 p.m. — Jansen FTs: Nope. Yup. 75-72, 0:20.

1:21 p.m. — Duke forces 3…not close… Rogers fouls out….Jansen 1-2 FTs. Hahn throws it away. It’s academic.

1:22 p.m. — 78-72. Final.

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