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Duo helps North St. Paul hold back St. Thomas Academy in Metro East win

By Dominic Davis, SportsEngine, 01/18/19, 11:00AM CST


Dajuan Carter and Shaheed Muhammad combined for 49 of the Polars' 70 points.

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

Polars junior guard Sheheed Muhammad (30) scored 24 points Jan. 17 against St Thomas Academy. Photo by Korey McDermott, SportsEngine.

First report

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.

St. Thomas Academy's Jack Thompson (3) led his team with 21 points. Photo by Korey McDermott, SportsEngine.

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