DeLaSalle's Tyrell Terry (10) was fouled by Princeton's Reilly O'Neil (4) in the first half of the Class 3A semifinal game Thursday at Target Center. Photo: CARLOS GONZALEZ • firstname.lastname@example.org
DeLaSalle senior Tyrell Terry, who stands 6-3 and weighs just 155 pounds, knows the drill: Opposing basketball teams are going to drill him.
Terry, the Islanders’ Stanford-bound point guard, absorbed his share of contact in the Class 3A semifinal against Princeton. Flattened by a hard foul with 3.4 seconds to go in the first half Thursday, Terry regrouped to sink two free-throws.
Those shots were good for his confidence as well as momentum. DeLaSalle built a 12-point lead it would only grow in a 93-54 rout.
“A lot of teams try to be physical with me because of my build and they think it’s a way they can get to my head,” Terry said. “I’ve dealt with that quite a bit this season so it wasn’t anything new.”
“We tried to make them earn every shot they took,” Tigers senior center Jon Stimmler said.
No. 1 seed DeLaSalle ran away from Princeton in a 93-54 rout in the Class 3A semifinal on Thursday afternoon at the Target Center.
Tyrell Terry and Jamison Battle combined for 50 points.
The Islanders (26-5) advance to the championship game at 5 p.m. Saturday at Target Center. They seek a seventh state title in eight seasons.
No. 4 Princeton (27-3) spent much of the first half trailing by double-digits. The Tigers cut their deficit to eight points late in the first half but got no closer. Jon Stimmler and Adam Williams combined for 34 points.
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