Mahtomedi junior J'vonne Hadley went over Tartan defender Dante Aganmwonyi (3) for two of his game-high 37 points. Photo by Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine
Junior guard J’vonne Hadley put an exclamation point on Mahtomedi’s win against Tartan with a basket in front of a player he hopes to follow the same path as.
“It felt amazing,” Hadley said about the last basket against Tartan’s Idaho State-bound senior guard Antwan Kimmons. “Me and Kimmons are good friends, and we talked about it (the matchup) before the game too. He said it’s going to be a good game too.”
Hadley, who also has Division I hoops aspirations, outshined Kimmons with a game-high 37 points as Mahtomedi prevailed 57-51 in a Metro East Conference clash. Kimmons, the Titans’ leading scorer with 23 points per game, had 28 points in the loss.
To slow Tartan's Antwan Kimmons, right, who had 15 of his team's first 17 points, Mahtomedi periodically relied on the tight man defense of senior Sam Bell, left. Kimmons finished with 27 points. Photo by Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine
Mahtomedi junior guard J’vonne Hadley scored a game-high 37 points as Mahtomedi (5-3, 2-0) downed Tartan 57-51 in a Metro East Conference clash.
The Zephyrs junior outscored Tartan senior guard and Division I Idaho State recruit Antwan Kimmons, who had 28 points.
The Zephyrs, who currently sit atop the conference, snapped a three-game losing streak with the win while the Titans (7-2, 1-1) lost for the first time since Dec. 8.
Antwan Kimmons went between Mahtomedi's Cole Chapman and J'Vonne Hadley (1) for two of his 27 points. Photo by Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine
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