North St. Paul’s Dajuan Carter (1) led his team in scoring with 25 points in a 70-64 victory Friday night over visiting St. Thomas Academy. Photo by Korey McDermott, SportsEngine
Led by Dajuan Carter and Shaheed Muhammad, North St. Paul edged St. Thomas Academy, 70-64, in a battle between Metro East foes Friday night in North St. Paul.
The Polars (8-5, 4-1) were down early before taking a lead into the locker room, despite the Cadets not making it easy.
Muhammad caught fire in the first half, scoring 15 of the Polars’ 36 first-half points. He finished with 24.
Cadets’ guard Jack Thompson had 13 of his 21 points in the first half.
The second half became a back-and-forth contest. The Cadets (7-7, 3-3) almost took the upper hand, but the Polars regrouped late in the game.
Dajuan Carter scored 15 of his 25 points in the second half — enough to push North St. Paul past St. Thomas Academy.
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