AAU/2011

Nike Nationals, Dahlman earns All-Tournament honors

* Becca Dahlman earned a spot on the Nike All-Tournament Team, and North Tartan Elite finished 2-3 at Nike Nationals. North Tartan 15's made a lot of noise before falling in overtime to Cy Fair, 67-64 in the championship game. Here is a link to all the results. >>>

 

Pacesetter Varsity

* Centennial varsity girls won the Minnesota Pacesetter varsity MIT this weekend in St. Cloud. The CHS girls went 5-0, winning every game by double digits. In the Final Four on Sunday, the Cougars knocked off Cambridge-Isanti in the semis and then defeated Moorhead in the championship game. Moorhead had defeated White Bear Lake in the other semi. This is the first tournament for the new Centennial head coach.

 

Championship Game - MN Suns Greg 49, Dakota Schoolers 15U 47
#12 Liz Nicholson - BSM
#34 Erin Autio - STMA
#25 Kaela Jones - Maple Grove
#10 Kayla Nickles - Braham
#21 Kaila Burrughs - St. Cloud Tech

#22 Mikayla Payne - Maranatha
#3 Chase Coley - Washburn
#40 Josie Burns - STMA
Sammy Kuhlow - Big Lake
Alicia Slater - Anoka

 

 

MN Stars Rogers Battle on the Plains

* Minnesota Stars Rogers won the 15U-14U white division at the Battle on the Plains in Kansas City. The Stars finished their season with a 26-10 record, winning every game in KC by double digits on their way to a great season ending championship.

 

* Minnesota Fury 7th Blue (Sinn), went 5-0 playing up to win the Meltdown Championship in the Ruby Division.

 

Meltdown Noisemakers and Blue Collar Impact Players

* The Meltdown Tournament provided a venue to be seen by a boat load of college coaches, but you had to "bring it" to get noticed. On day one of the tournament, a reported 128 college coaches embarked on the Hopkins Lindberg Center. The Big-Ten Conference had a representative from every school over the weekend. Some ballers got noticed for their ability to put the ball in the basket. Others were noticed for their ability to bring the hustle and flow to the hardwood. Below is a list of standouts.

 

Minnesota Meltdown Noise Makers
Becca Dahlman
Jackie Johnson
Shayne Mullaney
Nia Coffey
Ann Marie Healy
Katybeth Biewen
Mikaala Shackelford
Kenisha Bell
TT Starks

Mariah Monke
Tesha Buck
Tyseanna Johnson
Kristina White
Mikayla Bailey
Hannah Schonhardt
Taylor Anderson

Ayo Porte
Anna Monke

 

 

North Tartan Travels to North Augusta, SC

* North Tartan Elite & will lace him up at Nike Nationals this week. It's the premiere girls travel team tournament in the country. Tip off is this Thursday, and some of the best teams on the planet will compete in the invitation only tournament. Some of the teams include, DFW T-Jack, Cal Storm Team Taurasi, Boo Williams, Illinois Hustle and Tennessee Flight, just to name a few. HoopGurlz will report on the games as well as evaluate teams and players' performance. Hundreds of Divsion 1 college coaches will be on hand to take notes. Watch gPrep for twitter updates and results throughout Nike Nationals.

 

 

Spring Grove Lions win Wartburg Tourney

* The Spring Grove Lions girls basketball team won the Wartburg High School Tournament this past weekend.The team went 9-0 defeating Waverly-Shell Rock 45-42 in the championship game. They also posted wins over Mediapolis, Cascade, Albert Lea, Gladbrook-Reinbeck, East Dubuque, IL, Ventura, IA, and Cedar Point-Urbana, IA. Richell Mehus was the leading scorer for the Lions.

 

USJN ALL STAR TEAM NAMES 3 PLAYERS FROM MINNESOTA

* Three Minnesota players were named to the All Star Team at the recent 8th Annual Premier Invitational-MIDWEST:USJN Tournament in Ohio. The tournament was held July 5th - July 8th. Jordan Coffer, 2013 MN - Suns; Nicole Schaub,2012 MN - Suns (U16); Sammi Delzotto, 2013 MN - Suns (U15). Here is the link http://www.usjn.com/xtm_post_event_allstar.php?which=124

 

North Tartan Elite , Metro Stars Amos and MN Fury, making noise in BIG tournaments

* North Tartan made it to the Final-4 in the last two big tournaments, Chicago Nike Showcase and Disney Showcase. Metro Stars Amos won both tournaments and has been lights out in July. MN Fury got it done at the Nike Showcase.

 

MN Girls Basketball AAU Teams winning championships and making noise at Nationals

 

* Championships, championships and more national championships for Minnesota AAU basketball teams. It's been a very good weekend for Minnesota AAU teams. Starting with North Tartan Rico 14U, the elite squad beat Philadelphia Belles-Costello 49-34 to win the 2011 AAU Girls Basketball National Tournament 9th Grade Division I Championship. Then In the 2011 AAU Girls Basketball SUPER SHOWCASE 10th Grade - Gold Bracket, Metro Stars Amos 15U beat Baystate Jaguars 50-19 to win the National Championship. MN Stars Smith were in the semi-finals also. Two MN teams in the final four is pretty good. MN Stars Antl also made some noise. MN Stars Antl finished 3rd at DI Nationals in Orlando by beating the Alabama Starz 86-80. Earlier in the week, North Tartan 13U Kuppe was the National Runner-Up in the 8th Grade Division at Nationals. Also in the 8th Grade Division, Metro Stars Wiese won the Classic Championship. And Minnesota's premiere team this summer, North Tartan 17U Elite, is in the Final Four of the SUPER SHOWCASE 11th Grade GOLD Bracket. North Tartan Elite will play AOT Celtics at noon Monday, and Essence plays All-Ohio at 10am Monday. The championship will be broadcasted at 3pm Monday on ESPN3. I won't attempt to single out any individual players, but MN Ballers are flat out getting it done on the national stage. I watched the championship game on ESPN3 between Philadelphia Belles and North Tartan. If you get a chance to watch the rebroadcast, you can watch and judge for yourself. NT's Kenisha Bell is a stud, and her game is now at a national level. Also the North Tartan Elite entire squad is getting it done on the national stage. The team is loaded with 10 Division 1 starters, so their depth is taking a toll on the other teams in the pool.

 

 

2011 AAU Girls Basketball National Championship


10th Grade Division I

* Metro Stars 15U Amos, National Champions

 

9th Grade Division I

* North Tartan 14U Rico National Champions

* Philadelphia Belles Runner-Up

* MN Stars Antl 3rd Place

 

8th Grade Division I

* Wisconsin Playground Elite Champs

* North Tartan Kuppe - Runner-Up

* Metro Stars Wiese AAU Classic Champion

 

AAU Nationals

Friday:

 

* MN STARS 15U Smith 2 -0 at Disney Sophomore Super Showcase

Collision course for Minnesota elite squads

* MN Stars Antl and North Tartan Rico in Elite 8 at Nationals. The two teams seem headed on a collision course for a semifinal match up.

 


Fury making noise

* Minnesota Fury Sophomore Blue is 5-0 at Simply the Best in Ames, IA. They play in the championship of the 16u Elite bracket at 1:50 against Missouri Valley Blazers.

 

* Minnesota Fury Freshman Blue team placed 4th in the 15u Division, and played Nationally Ranked All Iowa Attack 9th Johnson to a 9 point loss in the semi's. Both teams head to the Nike Summer Showcase in Chicago, IL on Monday.

 

Tyseanna Johnson: Blue collar mentality

* Tyseanna Johnson brings a blue collar mentality to the court. She will not be out hustled or out worked on the hardwood. Johnson is a double-double machine, scoring and rebounds. She picks up a lot of hustle points around the basket and can win a game with mere determination. A 5'11" thoroughbred,  the power forward is also a skilled baller with great footwork and nice offensive moves. continued >>>

 

 

Joanna Hedstrom: A true point guard

* Joanna Hedstrom has unbelievable court awareness and court vision. She has mastered the art of making the simple pass and making her team better by moving the rock. Hedstrom is a lethal distributor and knows how to find the seams in a defense, then thread the needle for easy scoring opportunities for her team. continued >>>

 

 

Jade Martin, 2013, 5'10" F/G - Kennedy/Minnesota Stars

* It's worth noting that Jade Martin was recently named the MVP at the Marquette University elite camp (June 2011). And for good reason, Martin is physically strong, very gifted athletically, and has explosive moves on the court. A righty, Martin can finish with either hand but apparently likes her left. She can also play with finesse, is a very good passer and is explosive going after loose balls, rebounds, driving to the bucket, and finishing in traffic. continued >>>

 

Hopkins Royals win Dakota Showcase: Sydney Coffey sets tournament records

* Hopkins Royals 55, Omaha Sparks 46:: The Royals came back from a seven point deficit with just under four minutes remaining to get the victory. Sydney Coffey was the big story, breaking a couple of tournament records in South Dakota. The Royals forward averaged 14 points during the tournament and broke the record for most free throws made (45). In six games, S. Coffey made 46 free throws. She also scored the most points by an individual in the tourney. S. Coffey scored 80 total points and was the leading scorer for Hopkins. continued >>>

 

 

Coffey is one of the hardest working ballers in the off-season

* Nia Coffey is a BIG-TIME player with a potent mid-range jumper. The 6'1" high flying wing forward has earned gPrep's nickname "Lady Skywalker" for her ability to jump out of  the gym and play at the rim. Coffey's game is at a national level. She is very long and athletic and is the centerpiece of  the Hopkins Royals, 2011 defending class 4A champions. Whatever "IT" is, Coffey  has it and some. >>>

 

Becca Dahlman, 2013, 5'9" Guard - North Tartan & Braham High School

* Feisty. Aggressive. Fearless. Rebecca Dahlman knows how to play the game. The Braham High School superstar has an explosive first step, with the ability to finish with contact. This summer while playing for her club team North Tartan Elite, Dahlman  added an accurate 3-point jumper to her already full tool box. Dahlman's ability to create off the dribble makes her a complete player. >>>

 

Centennial Girls Basketball Team

* The Centennial Girls Basketball team beat a team from North Dakota after the Lynx Game Sunday June 26th 2011.

 

gPrep Tournament Talk: Becca Dahlman

BLOOMINGTON, MN. -- The 2011 AAU Summer Jam was humming with competitive games throughout the 3-day event at Kennedy Senior High School and Jefferson High School from Friday, June 17 through Sunday, June 19, 2011. North Tartan hosted the tournament for the 5th straight year, and once again, it was a big success. First of all, the Summer Jam was well officiated, with most games having 3 referees. gPrep saw lots of well played games and great individual performances. Carlie Wagner is a 5' 9" guard from NRHEG. >>> Continued

 

Swenson Named New Head Coach at Champlin Park

* Doug Swenson has been elevated to the position of head girls' basketball coach at Champlin Park High School. >>>

 

 

2011 AAU Summer Jam Champions

* Red Lake Champion - North Tartan Elite 66, Metro Stars Reiter 54

* Mille Lacs Lake Champion - MN Fury Sophomores 45, MN Stars Antl 35

* Cass Lake Champion - Metro Stars 13U Weise 42, All Iowa Attack 21

* Leech Lake Champion - WI Playground Elite 52, Kingdom Hoops 30

* Otter Tail Lake Champion - MN Midtown Lady Monarchs 11U

 

 

Big Win! MN Stars Antl upsets Metro Stars Amos

* MN Stars 14U Antl 37, Metro Stars 15U Amos 36: Sydney Lamberty hits two game winning free throws with five seconds remaining to help give the MN Stars the big upset victory over Metro Stars Amos. In the Baller's Billboard, you can see Coach Antl as he jumps for joy after the big win.

AAU/April

Latest Headlines at a Glance

Tournament Talk 2013 Noise Makers

Tournament Talk 2012 Noise Makers

Howard Pulley Girl's League

HoopGurlz gives kudos

Joanna Hedstrom getting noticed

Coach Lisa Bluder recruiting tips

AAU State Qualifier
Jessica January getting noticed

Savanna Trapp getting noticed

gPrep question of the day

2013 State Qualifier Noise Makers

* BLOOMINGTON, MN. -- The State Qualifier at Bloomington Kennedy was filled with great matchups and fueled with great intensity and energy throughout the weekend. Although some of the energy came from parents yelling on the sidelines, the tournament proved to be very competitive on the hardwood. In the second of two "Tournament Talk" reports, gPrep takes a look at the 2013 Class Noise Makers. Who made the most noise on the court? MN Stars' Jade Martin was a standout on Friday, so was 6-8 Savanna Trapp and Jessica January, an explosive athlete, who plays with the MN Suns. But, the ballers who were the LOUDEST were MC McGrory, Tyseanna Johnson, Joanna Hedstrom, Nia Coffey and Natilie VanWyhe. Continued >>>

 

AAU 2012 State Qualifier Noise Makers

BLOOMINGTON, MN. -- The MN State AAU Qualifier had a few interesting story lines and several statement games on Qualifier weekend. The weekend also provided a stage for standouts to emerge and showcase their skills. North Tartan 13U Kuppe put to rest any comparison between the Charity Warriors as they went 3-0 and secured the #1 seed, including a 42-10 beatdown over the Charity Warriors 13U squad. The Charity Warriors went scoreless for much of the first half and managed only four first half points. North Tartan Kuppe is led by the entire starting five of TT Starks, Hannah Schaub, Sam Trammel, Viria Livingston & Courtney Fredrickson. Continued >>>

Results: MN State AAU Qualifier

 

MN AAU State Qualifier

* Metro Stars Black 49, North Tartan Elite 45: Metro Stars used a balanced scoring attack to down North Tartan, as they moved one step closer to the coveted #1 seed. Taylor Meyer (Farmington) scored 11 points and Jackie Johnson added 10 points in the win. Tonight's impact player was Taylor Meyer. The 5'11" point forward was able to make scoring plays, slashing to the bucket and also handling the point down the stretch.

 

* Minnesota Stars Taylor 64, MN Suns Fassett 44: The talk around the tournament is that this Stars team is very good. Jade Martin was spectacular in the win and was very crafty, as she created scoring opportunities throughout the game.

 

Shannon O'Toole to Viterbo University

* Shannon O'Toole accepted an offer today to attend Viterbo University beginning in the Fall of 2011. Viterbo University is a small catholic liberal arts university located in LaCrosse, WI. O' Toole will study in the pre-health program with hopes of becoming a physician's assistant and will be playing basketball for the V-Hawks under the guidance of Coach Bobbi Vanderberg in the Midwest Collegiate Conference of the NAIA.

 

 

Howard Pulley Pro City High School League

* This summer, Howard Pulley will have a girl's high school league with games played at the High Performance Academy in Eagan. The games will feature a shot clock. Here is a link to the flyer. >>>

 

HoopGurlz gives kudos to more Minnesota ballers

* North Tartan's Marissa Janning and 6-foot-8 Savanna Trapp were standouts at the USJN Great Plains Qualifer. A total of four minnesota ballers were noticed for their play on the hardwood, Joanna Hedstrom (North Tartan) and Jessica January (MN Suns). >>>

 

Elks Hoopshoot Nationals

* 11 year old Grace Geffre of Fargo made 24-of-25 at the Elks Hoopshoot Nationals for 1st place.

 

Getting Noticed

North Tartan's Joanna Hedstrom and MN Suns Jessica January were noticed by ESPN's HoopGurlz for their performance on the hardwood last weekend at the USJN Great Plains Qualifier at Northwestern University. Both players made the 2013 tip sheet produced by HoopGurlz's Mark Lewis. Only six players made this list. >>>

 

 

USJN Great Plains Qualifier - Results/Champions

* 17u - North Tartan Elite 50, All Iowa Attack 15s Jensen 29

* 15/14s - MN Suns 15s Cori 41, MN-North Tartan 14s 38

* 13u- North Tartan 13s 50 WI-Blizzards 13s 33

* 12u- North Tartan 12s 55 IL-Lady Raptors 12s 20

 

17's Tournament Talk Noise Makers

Great Plains Qualifier

* Midwest Elite's Jewell Loyd stole the show at the USJN Great Plains Qualifier on the campus of Northwestern. gPrep usually only gives kudos to Minnesota ballers, but Loyd's game is so good, I thought I should give some props after she dropped 40 points against the North Tartan 17's. However, NT won the game with a gritty team performance. Kali Peschel stood out with some clutch shooting and timely scoring during winning time. Becca Dahlman hit four consecutive free throws to help NT to a 69-64 win over Loyd's Midwest Elite squad. Kudos also go out to Tessa Cichy in the toughness category. She was able to scrap and score in the paint against stiff competition. Cichy was also matched-up against Loyd and did a nice job on her in the closing seconds of the game. North Tartan's Mikayla Bailey got some toughness points so did Whitney Tinjum, who did some scoring in the paint to help in the win. Also MAKING NOISE for North Tartan 17's was Marissa Janning, who knocked down some timely 3's to help NT rally from being down at halftime. The floor general for NT, Joanna Hedstrom, played a great floor game and had a calming effect on the team, as Midwest Elite made a furious comeback in the end. And last but not least, Shayne Mullaney continues to be a clutch performer in big games with one of the best mid-range jumper in girls basketball.

 

Ballers Gain Edge, Summer Basketball Camp

* “NO” games, improve your skills. Play better basketball this AAU season. Sign up for the Minnesota School of Basketball’s mini-camps. Ballers will strengthen fundamental skills, including shooting, ball handling, developing and sharpening court IQ. Improve your defense, offense and footwork. Athletes will not scrimmage. The mini-camps will be held in Apple Valley and Plymouth. For more information or to register, call (952) 898-9626. Click here for MSB mini-camp dates and times.

 

gPrep Question of the Day

gPrep: Want to play college ball? What does it take for a high school baller to get noticed on the court by a college basketball coach? gPrep bounced the question around to some of the nation’s top talent recruiters:

 

* Coach Sandy Boatham, Women's Head Coach, UWM >>>

* Coach Carolyn DeHoff, Women's Head Coach, NDSU >>>

* Coach Lisa Bluder, Women’s Head Coach, University of Iowa >>>

* Coach Jim Flanery, Women’s Head Coach, Creighton University >>>
* Coach Pam Borton, Women’s Head Coach, University of Minnesota >>>

 

Coach Lisa Bluder, University of Iowa: “When we are looking for a player, we look for obvious parts of their game, such as: can they shoot, score, rebound, or how is their quickness? Continued >>>

 

*** MN AAU State Qualifier Seeds announced! >>>

 

* Riley Nordgaard from Canby Minnesota and the Northern Lites has verballed Augustana, Sioux Falls.

 

 

* The Minnesota Finishers are still looking to fill spots for their 10th grade team. They need post players. Contact Shannon @ mnfinishers@yahoo.com

AAU Results

 

* MN Crush 50, Team Wisconsin 49: Minnesota Crush 7th-8th grade beats Team Wisconsin 50-49, to win the Spring Shootout Championship in Menominee, Wisconsin-Stout.

 

Sunday

 

Adidas Hardwood

* MN stars Smith and MN stars Antl take championship! MN Stars Antl comes from behind to top the Chicago express 42-40 behind 4 3pt plays by Lyric Williams of St Paul Central.

* MN Stars Taylor and Waters take 3rd

* MN Stars Dewitt finishes 4th

 

* MN stars Antl is in the championship game with a 45-32 win over St.Louis Elite. Jordyn Alt led the way with a double-double, 11 points and 15 rebounds. Bailey Norby added 14 rebounds.

 

Deep South

* Metro Stars Black 72, KC Select White 50

 

Boo Williams Nike Invitational

* North Tartan 15's made it to the championship game where they lost a nail biter.

 

MN Fury Spring Schowcase

 

* Metro Stars 13U Wiese wins the 8th/9th grade division of the Fury Tournament, beating All Iowa Attack Jensen 36-34 in championship game. Metro Stars Wiese is 6-0 on the season so far.

 

14U Champ - North Tartan 13U 42, MN Fury 38 - correction!!

12U Champ - MN Stars Martin 46, MN Fury 7U Sinn 30

11U Champ - North Tartan 11U

 

 

Saturday

 

Deep South Classic

* Metro Stars Black 65, CT Lady Blazers 36: Deep South Classic

 

Windy City Classic

* North Tartan 14-Alexander is 3-0 at the Windy City Classic. They are playing up in the 15u division, pool CC. NT will play in the championship round tomorrow morning:
NT 59 vs. Cincy's Finest 29
NT 58 vs. Iowa Barnstormers 19
NT 61 vs. ILL Elite 37

 

Adidas Hardwood

* MN stars Antl 56, Dayton lady hoopsters 27

MN stars Antl 56, Oklahoma spirit 26


Friday

 

* North tartan 15U starts out on the winning track with a 64-21 win at Boo Williams.

 

* North Tartan Elite wins first game 63-57.

 

All Star Game

 

* Class A beat AAA 83-82

* Class 4A wins 91-53 in running time over 2A

* 2011 Minnesota Miss Basketball will be crowned tomorrow, Saturday

 

 

Boo Williams Nike Invitational

* North Tartan is in Virginia Beach at the Boo Williams Sportsplex to play in the Boo Williams Nike Invitational. Games start Friday-Sunday. North Tartan Elite squad will face Eastbay Xplosion Black Friday at 7:20. Click here to view the 2011 schedule. The Metro Stars are in North Carolinia.

 

Windy City Classic

Metro Stars Amos is  headed to the Chicago Windy City Classic

Metro Stars Reiter is headed to the Deep South Classic held on the campus of Duke, North Carolina, and North Carolina State.

 

 

Angel Robinson (Central) and Kachine Alexander (BSM) Joins Lynx!

The Minnesota Lynx have acquired former Saint Paul Central High School Star Angel Robinson during Monday’s 2011 WNBA Draft. The Lynx traded the 13th overall pick, Jessica Breland, to the New York Liberty in exchange for Robinson and New York’s 2012 second round pick. Robinson, 22nd pick, is one of the most decorated athletes in Marquette University history. The Saint Paul native is the only basketball player in the Golden Eagles program to have more than 1,500 points, 500 rebounds, 500 assists and 250 steals in her career. As a senior, Robinson led the Minutemen to an undefeated season in 2006-07 and the 2007 Minnesota Class 4A State Championship. gPrep was there when Robinson cut down the net at the Target Center. See ANGEL sideshow.

The Lynx also added Minneapolis native, Kachine Alexander, former Benilde-St. Margaret’s standout in third round. Alexander earned the most All-American awards in the history of the University of Iowa. The 5’9” guard also ranked second in Hawkeyes’ history in double-doubles (34) and in rebounding (910).

University of Connecticut Superstar Maya Moore was the Lynx’s overall first pick. Minnesota will introduce its 2011 first-round draft picks, Moore and 4th overall pick, Amber Harris of Xavier University, at news conference on Tuesday.

 

 

Midwest Kickoff Tournament :

* North Tartan Elite 68, All Iowa Attack Mauro 47: It didn't take North Tartan Elite long to gel as a unit, as they won the Pool A Championship. The elite AAU squad had two convincing wins today by beating the Fury Gold 68-23, and All Iowa Attack Mauro 64-47. This team is loaded with talent and will play in the prestigious Boo Williams Tournament next week.

 

* Metro Stars Black won Pool J and looked really sharp against All Iowa Attack in the first contest. This team is also loaded and is the defending state champs.


 

AAU/April

gPrep Question of the Day

gPrep: Want to play college ball? What does it take for a high school baller to get noticed on the court by a college basketball coach? gPrep bounced the question around to some of the nation’s top talent recruiters:

 

* Coach Sandy Boatham, Women's Head Coach, UWM >>>

* Coach Carolyn DeHoff, Women's Head Coach, NDSU >>>

* Coach Lisa Bluder, Women’s Head Coach, University of Iowa >>>

* Coach Jim Flanery, Women’s Head Coach, Creighton University >>>
* Coach Pam Borton, Women’s Head Coach, University of Minnesota >>>

 

Coach Lisa Bluder, University of Iowa: “When we are looking for a player, we look for obvious parts of their game, such as: can they shoot, score, rebound, or how is their quickness? Continued >>>

 

*** MN AAU State Qualifier Seeds announced! >>>

 

* Riley Nordgaard from Canby Minnesota and the Northern Lites has verballed Augustana, Sioux Falls.

 

 

* The Minnesota Finishers are still looking to fill spots for their 10th grade team. They need post players. Contact Shannon @ mnfinishers@yahoo.com

AAU Results

 

* MN Crush 50, Team Wisconsin 49: Minnesota Crush 7th-8th grade beats Team Wisconsin 50-49, to win the Spring Shootout Championship in Menominee, Wisconsin-Stout.

 

Sunday

 

Adidas Hardwood

* MN stars Smith and MN stars Antl take championship! MN Stars Antl comes from behind to top the Chicago express 42-40 behind 4 3pt plays by Lyric Williams of St Paul Central.

* MN Stars Taylor and Waters take 3rd

* MN Stars Dewitt finishes 4th

 

* MN stars Antl is in the championship game with a 45-32 win over St.Louis Elite. Jordyn Alt led the way with a double-double, 11 points and 15 rebounds. Bailey Norby added 14 rebounds.

 

Deep South

* Metro Stars Black 72, KC Select White 50

 

Boo Williams Nike Invitational

* North Tartan 15's made it to the championship game where they lost a nail biter.

 

MN Fury Spring Schowcase

 

* Metro Stars 13U Wiese wins the 8th/9th grade division of the Fury Tournament, beating All Iowa Attack Jensen 36-34 in championship game. Metro Stars Wiese is 6-0 on the season so far.

 

14U Champ - North Tartan 13U 42, MN Fury 38 - correction!!

12U Champ - MN Stars Martin 46, MN Fury 7U Sinn 30

11U Champ - North Tartan 11U

 

 

Saturday

 

Deep South Classic

* Metro Stars Black 65, CT Lady Blazers 36: Deep South Classic

 

Windy City Classic

* North Tartan 14-Alexander is 3-0 at the Windy City Classic. They are playing up in the 15u division, pool CC. NT will play in the championship round tomorrow morning:
NT 59 vs. Cincy's Finest 29
NT 58 vs. Iowa Barnstormers 19
NT 61 vs. ILL Elite 37

 

Adidas Hardwood

* MN stars Antl 56, Dayton lady hoopsters 27

MN stars Antl 56, Oklahoma spirit 26


Friday

 

* North tartan 15U starts out on the winning track with a 64-21 win at Boo Williams.

 

* North Tartan Elite wins first game 63-57.

 

All Star Game

 

* Class A beat AAA 83-82

* Class 4A wins 91-53 in running time over 2A

* 2011 Minnesota Miss Basketball will be crowned tomorrow, Saturday

 

 

Boo Williams Nike Invitational

* North Tartan is in Virginia Beach at the Boo Williams Sportsplex to play in the Boo Williams Nike Invitational. Games start Friday-Sunday. North Tartan Elite squad will face Eastbay Xplosion Black Friday at 7:20. Click here to view the 2011 schedule. The Metro Stars are in North Carolinia.

 

Windy City Classic

Metro Stars Amos is  headed to the Chicago Windy City Classic

Metro Stars Reiter is headed to the Deep South Classic held on the campus of Duke, North Carolina, and North Carolina State.

 

 

Angel Robinson (Central) and Kachine Alexander (BSM) Joins Lynx!

The Minnesota Lynx have acquired former Saint Paul Central High School Star Angel Robinson during Monday’s 2011 WNBA Draft. The Lynx traded the 13th overall pick, Jessica Breland, to the New York Liberty in exchange for Robinson and New York’s 2012 second round pick. Robinson, 22nd pick, is one of the most decorated athletes in Marquette University history. The Saint Paul native is the only basketball player in the Golden Eagles program to have more than 1,500 points, 500 rebounds, 500 assists and 250 steals in her career. As a senior, Robinson led the Minutemen to an undefeated season in 2006-07 and the 2007 Minnesota Class 4A State Championship. gPrep was there when Robinson cut down the net at the Target Center. See ANGEL sideshow.

The Lynx also added Minneapolis native, Kachine Alexander, former Benilde-St. Margaret’s standout in third round. Alexander earned the most All-American awards in the history of the University of Iowa. The 5’9” guard also ranked second in Hawkeyes’ history in double-doubles (34) and in rebounding (910).

University of Connecticut Superstar Maya Moore was the Lynx’s overall first pick. Minnesota will introduce its 2011 first-round draft picks, Moore and 4th overall pick, Amber Harris of Xavier University, at news conference on Tuesday.

 

 

Midwest Kickoff Tournament :

* North Tartan Elite 68, All Iowa Attack Mauro 47: It didn't take North Tartan Elite long to gel as a unit, as they won the Pool A Championship. The elite AAU squad had two convincing wins today by beating the Fury Gold 68-23, and All Iowa Attack Mauro 64-47. This team is loaded with talent and will play in the prestigious Boo Williams Tournament next week.

 

* Metro Stars Black won Pool J and looked really sharp against All Iowa Attack in the first contest. This team is also loaded and is the defending state champs.


* Metro Stars Amos 52, North Tartan 15U 46: Metro Stars won the Pool D Championship thanks to a brutal defensive attack. Playing well for MS Amos are, high flying Nia Coffey and MC McGory.

 

* North Tartan 14U 51, AIA 4: North Tartan 14U-Alexander won Pool G in convincing fashion, beating All Iowa Attack (Lang) 51-4 and Metro Stars 14U Black, 55-38. North Tartan came back from an early 6-0 deficit against MSB and never looked back.

 

* Metro Stars 13U Black won Pool I with a big win over Mn Suns 14U 40-4, and followed up in the championship game with a win over All Iowa Attack Jensen, winning 52-33.


* North Tartan 13U won the Pool H Championship but had a scare against MN Stars Rogers earlier in the day. MN Stars had a nice lead in the first half and into the second half before Hannah Schaub took over.

 

* MN Fury 12U Blue is 3-0 to start the season and is Pool K Champion.

 

* North Tartan 12U 51, MN Fury Gold 13: North Tartan won the Pool L Championship.

 

2011 AAU Girls Basketball Super Regional Tournament

* MN Stars Martin 60, ABC Knights 33: MN Stars had a big win yesterday against ABC Knights (nationally ranked). The rest of the games were blowouts including a 68-19 win against Illinois Lady Lightning.

 

Monarchs Spring Blowout AAU Invitational

* Crossfire 12U 52, Midtown Lady Monarchs Blue (12U) 40: Crossfire went 3-0 in the Monarchs Spring Blowout AAU Invitational to win the championship.

 

 

Game On!

* The first full weekend in April usually means it's AAU season. There are a few tune up tournaments this weekend including the Midwest Kick-Off Classic, held at Bloomington Jefferson High School April 9-10. Saturday's matchup includes:

6:00 pm
JAC1 - All Iowa Attack 11th Morton vs. Southern Minne Magic 16u
JAC2 - All Iowa Attack 8th Anderson vs. MN Fury 7th Blue
JAC4 - All Iowa Attack 9th Lang vs. MN Stars Rodgers
JAC5 - All Iowa Attack 10th Jensen vs. Metro Stars 15u

7:15 pm
JAC1 - All Iowa Attack 10th Morton vs. MN Fury Fresh Blue
JAC2 - All Iowa Attack 11th Mauro vs. Metro Stars Black
JAC4 - All Iowa Attack 9th Johnson vs. Metro Stars 14u Black
JAC5 - All Iowa Attack 8th Jensen vs. North Tartan 13u

 

And the 1st Annual Midtown Lady Monarchs Spring Blowout tournament is also on. Here is a link to the brackets.

 

2011 March Madness Memories

* What's your favorite 2011 Minnesota State Girls High School Basketball Tournament memory? gPrep wants to know. Some of our fondest memories include: Maranatha's Coach falling to his knees in victory, Becca Dahlman's 17-of-18 at the line in the championship game, DeLaSalle's Head Coach championship jubilation, and Hopkins Coach Cosgriff gold medal gift to an injured player. Go to gPrep's community Facebook page to let your voice be heard.

 

2011 All-gPrep Team

1st

Rachel Banham, Lakeville North
Becca Dahlman, Braham Area
Bethany Doolittle, Hill-Murray
Sattoria Rule, Minneapolis South
Jackie Johnson, Eden Prairie

2nd

Alex Beckman, Eastview
Michelle Young, Woodbury
Api Ojulu, Lakeville North
Brianna Williams,Hopkins
Tessa Cichy, Hill-Murray

3rd

Marissa Janning, Watertown-Mayer
Kali Peschel, Sauk Centre
Megan Stuart, Roseville
Morgan Van Riper-Rose, Eden Prairie
Sydney Coffey, Hopkins

4th

Kahla Becken, Centennial
Jessica January, Richfield
Tyseanna Johnson, Delasalle
Amber Sorenson, Caledonia
Nia Coffey, Hopkins

HM

Tesha Buck, Red Wing
Martha Alwal, Worthington
Jessica Newman, Barnum
Alexis Foley,White Bear Lake
Katy Winge, Minnetonka
Whitney Tinjum, Chisago Lakes
Phillis Webb, Osseo
Ellen Edison, Maple Grove
Mariah Adanene, Delasalle
Jenna Dockter, Eastview
AnnMarie Healy, Providence Academy
Whitney Olson, Cambridge-Isanti
Allina Starr, DeLaSalle

Britney Scherber, Jefferson

Shayne Mullaney, Eden Prairie

MC McGory, Edina

Kahadijah Shumpert, BSM

week 17

2011 NCAA TOURNAMENT PLAYERS FROM MINNESOTA

* If you are curious as to how many college players that were playing in the NCAA tournament this year were from Minnesota high schools, We went through the program and found all the kids that are members of teams that played this year. It turns out that 18 former Minnesota high school players are on rosters that are part of the D1 NCAA tournament.

Name
College
High School
Performance
Elle Queen
Dayton
Edina
19 minutes in opening round loss to Penn State
Brooke Brown
UNI
Chaska
Did not play in opening round loss to Michigan State
Amanda Barron
UNI
W-E-M
Did not play in opening round loss to Michigan State
Kamille Wahlin
Iowa
Crookston
35 minutes in opening round loss to Gonzaga
Kachine Alexander
Iowa
BSM
39 minutes in opening round loss to Gonzaga
Hannah Draxten
Iowa
Fergus Falls
Did not play in opening round loss to Gonzaga
Theairra Taylor
Iowa
St.Paul Central
Did not play in opening round loss to Gonzaga (injured)
Jennie Sunnarborg
South Dakota State
Osseo
18 minutes in opening round loss to Xavier
Leah Dietel
South Dakota State
Jordan
22 minutes in opening round loss to Xavier
Macie Michelson
South Dakota State
Marshall
31 minutes in opening round loss to Xavier
Hannah Strop
South Dakota State
New Prague
21 minutes in opening round loss to Xavier
Gabby Boever
South Dakota State
Worthington
Did not play in opening round loss to Xavier (injured)
Megan Waytashek
South Dakota State
Centennial
Did not play in opening round loss to Xavier (injured)
Brittany Chambers
Kansas State
Jordan
37 minutes in opening round loss to Purdue
Angel Robinson
Marquette
St.Paul Central
40 minutes in opening round win vs Texas and 40 minutes in second round loss to Tennessee
Stephanie Sension
UWGB
Hopkins
Did not play in opening round win vs Arkansas-Little Rock
Jennie Gilbertson
UWGB
Winona Cotter
Did not play in opening round win vs Arkansas-Little Rock
Tayler Hill
Ohio State
Minneapolis South
30 minutes in opening round win vs Central Florida and 38 minutes in second round win vs Georgia Tech

Week 17 Impact Players

Rebekah Dahlman, Braham- Player of the Week
Tyseanna Johnson, DeLaSalle
Alexis Long, Maranatha Christian Academy
Brianna Williams, Hopkins
Kelsey Sorenson-Giffrow, Braham
Hannah Dahlman, Braham
Julia Wiemer, Hopkins
Nia Coffey, Hopkins
Sydney Coffey, Hopkins
Ebony Livingston, Hopkins
Gracia Hutson, Hopkins
Mariah Adanene, DeLaSalle
Allina Starr, DeLaSalle
Onye Osemenam, Maranatha Christian Academy
Madison Lee, Maranatha Christian Academy

 

Exhibition schedule for the Midwest Kick-Off Classic posted

* The Midwest Kick-Off Classic should bring some of the best teams from Minnesota and Iowa together to square off early in the AAU season. Look for several stars from the just completed high school state tournament to be on the floor April 9th and 10th in Bloomington. http://midwestkickoffclassic.com/schedule.aspx

2011 Girls Basketball State Championships

Royals serve up hot Coffey in 2nd half to claim Class 4A crown

* Hopkins Royals 67, Eden Prairie Eagles 45: In the most important game of the season, Hopkins' sharp shooter Sydney Coffey only had three points at the conclusion of the 1st half, with the score knotted at 22-22. There were only 18 minutes left in the season and a 10-minute halftime locker room talk from Hopkins Head Coach Brian Cosgriff. In the 2nd-half, junior guard Sydney Coffey must not have been satisfied with her first half performance and quickly put together her most productive offensive half of the tournament, as Hopkins ran away with a 45-23 2nd half scoring explosion. Coffey caught fire, including hitting a pair of three-pointers and finished with a game-high 18 points in 28 minutes. Nia Coffey also stepped up and was equally as effective. She scored eight of her 12 points in the 2nd half, and grabbed nine rebounds as well. But, Hopkins' most important player was probably point guard Julie Wiemer, who handled the Eden Prairie full court pressure by attacking and moving the ball. Once Hopkins beat the press, the Royals were able to execute well in their half-court offense. Wiemer finished with 8 points. Senior guard Brianna Williams also played well and finished with six points in the contest. Gracia Hutson (8 points) and Ebony Livingston (7 points) were critical to Hopkins winning the 2011 Class AAAA Minnesota State Girls Basketball Championship. Hopkins' Gracia Hutson, Nia Coffey, Brianna Williams and Ebony Livingston all earned a spot on the state's prestigious All-Tournament team. Jackie Johnson led Eden Prairie with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Morgan Van Riper-Rose added 8, and Aubrey Davis scored 5. Eden Prairie's Shayne Mullaney, Jackie Johnson and Morgan Van Riper-Rose also were named to the All-Tournament team.

 

Perfect season comes to an end for Hill-Murray

* DeLaSalle 63, Hill-Murray 43: : DeLaSalle's big-3, Tyseanna Johnson, Mariah Adanene and Allina Starr, were major impact players in DeLaSalle's first ever State Championship on Saturday night. They combined for 47 of DeLaSalle's 63 points. But, it was defense that led the Islanders to their 2011 State Championship Crown. The game was intense and had the feel of a heavyweight prize fight. Chanel Dickson (10 points), Claire Thomas (6 points), Tyseanna Johnson and the Islanders took turn using an in-your-face, aggressive defensive scheme that limited Hill-Murray's Tessa Chchy to only 5 points on 2-of-14 shooting. With Cichy held in check, DeLaSalle cruised to a convincing win and captured the 2011 State Girls Basketball title. This is Head Coach Faith Johnson-Patterson's sixth State Championship, five with Minneapolis North. Tyseanna Johnson was dominant on the floor and finished with a double-double, 19 points and 11 rebounds. Mariah Adanene had a coming out party at the state tournament, showcasing her passing, decision making and scoring ability on the state's biggest stage. Adanene finished with 17 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 5-of-6 from the line and 6-of-10 from the field. Guard Allina Starr was strong with the ball and was a major factor in the win. She finished with 11 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Johnson, Starr and Adanene were all named to the All-Tournament team. Hill-Murray's 6'3" post Bethany Doolittle was spectacular in defeat and was impressive in the paint and shooting the midrange jumper. Doolittle finished with 14 points and nine rebounds. Corrine McCallum added 11, and Claire Van Dky chipped in with 8 points. Van Dyk, McCallum and Doolittle were also named to the 2011 Class AAA Minnesota Girls Basketball All-Tournament team. Hill-Murray finished the season 30-1, DeLaSalle finished 27-4.

 

Rebekah Dahlman too much for Minnehaha Academy

* Braham 68, Minnehaha 61: Although the state's most prolific scorer Rebekah Dahlman saw a box-and-one, it was not enough to slow her down as she finished with 23 points, 17-of-18 from the line, 12 rebounds and 2 steals. This is Braham's first ever State Girls Basketball Championship. Dahlman has over 2, 700 career points and counting. Braham's Kelsey Sorenson-Giffrow connected on four three-pointers and finished with 20 points, and Hannah Dahlman added 6 points and 6 rebounds. Rebekah Dahlman, Hannah Dahlman and Kelsey Sorenson-Giffrow were all named to the Class AA Minnesota State Girls All-Tournament team. Minnehaha's Sarina Baker was also spectacular in defeat and finished with a game high 25 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists. Gabbi Stienstra had 14 points, and Katelyn Adams finished with 7 points and 8 rebounds. Baker, Adams and Stienstra were also named to the All-Tournament team.

 

Maranatha Christian Academy wins Class 1A Title

* Maranatha Christian Academy 59, Nicollet 52: Madison Lee had 14, and Mikayla Payne scored 13 points to lead Maranatha to the 2011 Class A Girls Basketball title. Maranatha's Onye Osemenam, Alexis Long and Madison Lee were all named to the All-Tournament team. Kayla Wenner led Nicollet with 17 points and 8 rebounds, and Kasslin Swenson added 15 points and 14 rebounds. Nicollet's Kayla Wenner, Anna Skrien and Kasslin Swenson were also named to the All-Tournament team.

State Tournament: Friday

Braham nabs big win over Providence Academy in semifinal clash

* Braham 59, Providence Academy 50: Rebounding, free throws and 3-point shooting helped lead the Braham Bombers to a 59-50 win over the Providence Academy Lions.The scrappy and undersized Bombers out-rebounded the much taller Lions, 36-to-29. The Bombers also won the free throw battle by going 26-of-35 (74%). Rebekah accounted for 10 of those points from the charity stripe, by shooting 10-of-13. Providence was 11-of-22 (50%) at the line. And finally, the Bombers made seven 3-pointers (21 points) to Providence one (3 points). Dahlman finished with 26 points to lead all scorers. K. Sorenson-Giffrow added 17 points to help lead Braham into the championship game against Minnehaha Academy on Saturday. The defending Class 2A Champion Minnehaha Academy used a box-and-one last year against Dahlman to slow her down. Dahlman will likely see another box-and-one tomorrow. Leah Szabla led Providence with 16 points, AnnMarie Healy added 14 and Nathalie Ratliff finished with 10 points.

* Minnehaha 50, Sauk Centre 43: Minnehaha used a box-and-1 to help hold Kali Peschel to 14 points. Minnehaha's Sarina Baker led all scorers with 15 points and Katelyn Adams added 10 points.

* Maranatha 60, Hancock 57: Maranatha's Josie Taggatz-Ott had 17, Alexis Long added 14, and Onye Osemenam finished with a double-double, 11 points, 10 rebounds and 7 blocks. Hancock was led by Lissa Koehl 18 points, Courtney Greiner 16 points and 13 rebounds, and Kendra Schmidgall added 15.

* Nicollet 53, Mountain Iron-Buhl 22: Tailor Raymond had 14, Kasslin Swenson added 13 and Kayla Wenner had a double-double, 10 points and 10 rebounds to lead Nicollet.

State Tournament: Thursday

"Fab Four" combines for 44 points: Sets up all Lake Conference finals

* Eden Prairie 49, Lakeville North 32: Eden Prairie's "Fab Four", Aubrey Davis, Shayne Mullaney, Morgan Van Riper-Rose and Jackie Johnson, combined for 44 of EP's 49 points. The Eagles also outscored Lakeville North 30-10 in the 2nd half. Mullaney had a clutch performance and scored all 14 of her points in the 2nd half. She also had 7 rebounds and was 6-of-6 from the charity stripe. Johnson, a junior, had a double-double, 12 rebounds and 10 points. Davis was also clutch, coming up with loose balls in crucial situations. Davis also scored 10 points and was 7-of-10 from the line. Van Riper-Rose scored 10 points in the win. Apiew Ojulu and Rachel Banham led Lakeville North with 12 and 10 points. It will be an all Lake Conference finals between Eden Prairie and Hopkins.

* Hopkins 52, White Bear Lake 34: Ebony Livingston scored 15 points and grabbed 5 rebounds to lead all scorers. Nia Coffey added 14 points and 9 rebounds, and Brianna Williams added 11 points for the Royals. Rochelle Regnier scored 13 points to lead WBL.

* DeLaSalle 55, BSM 46: Mariah Adanene scored 20 points, and Tyseanna Johnson added 19 points to lead the Islanders into the championship game against Hill-Murray on Saturday. Khadijaah Shumpert scored 16 and Grace Coughlin added 13 to lead BSM.

* Hill-Murray 68, Alexanderia 41: Corrine McCallum scored 18. Bethany Doolittle added 14 points and 9 rebounds. Tessa Cichy and Claire Van Dyk netted 12 points each. Lauren Trumm paced Alexanderia with 15, and Sam Trumm added 11 points.

* Hancock 58, Goodhue 54

* Maranatha 44, Minneota 34

* Mountain Iron-Buhl 66, Northern Freeze 60

* Nicollet 60, Sebeka 56

State Tournament: Wednesday

* Lakeville North 64, Anoka 40: Give it up for the Anoka Tornadoes who made it to the big dance despite having a 6-25 record. They were swinging until the final buzzer and put up a good fight against the defending Class 4A State Champion, Lakeville North Panthers. Rachel Banham scored 27 points, and Apiew Ojulu scored 14 points and grabbed 18 rebounds. Anoka's freshmen, Claire Lundberg and Kyrah Fredenburg played well in defeat. Senior Center Shauni Payeur led Anoka with 14 points.

* Minnehaha Academy 60, Jackson County Central 59: Senior Katylin Adams hit a clutch jumper in the paint to give Minnehaha a one point lead with only 13 seconds remaining in the game. Adams had a game-high 18 points and 16 rebounds in the win.

* Providence 43, St. Peter 33: AnnMarie Healy had 15 and Taylor Finley added 10 points and 5 rebounds for Providence.

* Sauk Centre 58, Caledonia 43: Kali Peschel scored 14 points.

* Braham 77, Pequot Lakes 66: Becca Dahlman had 34 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals to lead Braham. Emily Lueck and Kylie Beltz had 23 and 21 points for Pequot Lakes.

* Hopkins 79, Buffalo 62: The Royals' Brianna Williams had 19 to lead all scorers. Nia Coffey and Sydney Coffey each had 12, and Mikaala Shackelford finished with 11. Kendra Wycoff and Alexia Thielman had 11 points each to lead Buffalo.

* Hill-Murray 72, Red Wing 52: Bethany Doolittle scored 24, and Tessa Cichy scored 18 (12-14 at the line) to lead Hill-Murray. Danielle Brooks led Red Wing with 15. Tesha Buck was held to 2 points on 1-17 shooting.

* Eden Prairie 55, Mayo 28: Jackie Johnson and Morgan Van Riper-Rose each had 15 points to lead EP. Johnson also had 11 rebounds and was 5-6 from the charity stripe.

* BSM 53, Marshall 47: Olivia Antilla scored 16, and Khadijah Shumpert added 13 for BSM.

* Alexandria 55, Grand Rapids 32: Lauren Trumm had 23 points, 5 assists, 5 steals, 8 rebounds and was 8-12 from the field.

 


week 16

A Return to Madness
“…the quality or state of being insane, senseless, extreme, intense…”

Talk about March Madness. The Cinderella story of the Minnesota State Tournament is the (6-24) Anoka Tornadoes. This is Anoka’s first ever post season appearance. The Tornadoes are led by two ninth-graders, Claire Lundberg (8.6 points per game) and Kyrah Fredenburg, (7.4 points and 7.0 rebounds per game). This story has the potential for playoff magic. It’s so great, that gPrep only named two “Players of the week” this week, Lundberg and Fredenburg. The previously unranked Tornadoes reeked havoc in their section tournament. Anoka will try to continue its unexpected destruction as it takes on (27-2) defending State Champion Lakeville North, led by Senior Rachel Banham, the Pioneer Press’ “Girls Basketball Player of the Year” and the Star Tribune’s “Metro Player of the Year”. Continued >>>

 

Miss Minnesota Basketball 2011 - Finalists
Rachel Banham, Lakeville North
Bethany Doolittle, Hill-Murray
Kayla Hirt, Bemidji
Jessica Newman, Barnum
Sattoria Rule, Minneapolis South
Brianna Williams, Hopkins
Michelle Young, Woodbury
StarTribune ALL-METRO TEAM

Rachel Banham, Lakeville North - Player of the Year

1st TEAM
Michelle Young, Woodbury
Bethany Doolittle, Hill-Murray
Rachel Banham, Lakeville North
Tessa Cichy, Hill-Murray
Marissa Janning, Watertown-Mayer

2nd TEAM
Jackie Johnson, Eden Prairie
Apiew Ojulu , Lakeville North
Megan Stuart, Roseville
Sattoria Rule, Mpls. South
Brianna Williams, Hopkins
3rd TEAM

Alex Beckman, Eastview
Whitney Tinjum, Chisago Lakes
Phillis Webb, Osseo
Kahla Becken, Centennial
Ellen Edison, Maple Grove
Jessica January, Richfield
Tyseanna Johnson, DeLaSalle

 

* 2011 Minnesota Finisher try outs Sunday March 20th 4-6 pm at the Minneapolis Sports Center (Midtown YWCA). Come join the Minnesota Finishers for our 4th season. We are looking for players for our 9th, 10th and 11th grade teams, check out the website www.minnesotafinishers.com for more info.

 

State Tournament Pairings & Brackets

State Class 4AAAA pairings >>>
State Class 3AAA pairings >>>
1. Hopkins vs Buffalo
2. Eden Prairie vs Rochester Mayo
3. Lakeville North vs Anoka
4. Maple Grove vs White Bear Lake
1. Hill Murray vs Red Wing
2. BSM vs Marshall
3. DeLaSalle vs Rogers
4. Alexandria vs Grand Rapids
State Class 1A pairings >>>
State Class 2A pairings >>>
Goodhue vs Hancock
Minneota vs Maranatha
Mountain Iron-B. vs Northern Freeze
Nicollet vs Sebeka
Caledonia vs Sauk Centre
Jackson Co. Central vs Minnehaha
Braham vs Pequot Lakes
Saint Peter vs Providence Academy

 

Coaches Association All State list

2011 CLASS AAAA ALL STATE
Rachel Banham, Lakeville North
Michelle Young, Woodbury
Megan Stuart, Roseville
Brianna Williams,Hopkins
Alexis Foley,White Bear Lake
Morgan Van Riper-Rose, Eden Prairie
Jackie Johnson, Eden Prairie
Katy Winge, Minnetonka
Kahla Becken, Centennial
Sattoria Rule, Minneapolis South

2011 CLASS AAA ALL STATE
Tessa Cichy, Hill-Murray
Whitney Tinjum, Chisago Lakes
Jessica January, Richfield
Bethany Doolittle, Hill-Murray
Mariah Clarin, Princeton
Martha Alwal, Worthington
Tesha Buck, Red Wing
Khadijah Shumpert, BSM
Haley Guetter, Sartell-St. Stephen
Laura Margarit, Holy Angels
Morgan Haider, Sartell-St. Stephen
Mariah Monke, Fergus Falls
Lauren Trumm, Alexandria

2011 CLASS AA ALL STATE
Becca Dahlman, Braham Area
Kali Peschel, Sauk Centre
Marissa Janning, Watertown-Mayer
Emily Lueck, Pequot Lakes
Amber Sorenson, Caledonia County
Whitney Burmeister, JCC Central
Alyssa Kerkhoff, St. Peter
Chelsey Frydenlund, E. Grand Forks
Ann Marie Brown, St. Peter
Bree Woelber, Pipestone
Abbey Knisely, New London-Spicer

2011 CLASS A ALL STATE
Jessica Newman, Barnum
Riley Nordgaard, Canby
Charlotte Overbye, Mt. Iron-Buhl
Ashlynne Muhl, Minneota
Courtney Hulstein, Fulda
Liza Hoglo, Northern Freeze
Erica Tipcke, Goodhue
Nicole Kerkhoff, CMC
Karli Meyer, Adrian
Karlee Ilgen, Buffalo Lake-Hector-S
Katie Myhre, Barnum

 

Section Playoffs - Friday

Tickets Punched for STATE!

Section 3A
#1N Minneota 62 #1S Fulda 59

Section 5A
#3 Sebeka 78 #1 Barnum 70 OT

Section 7A
#2 N Mountin Iron Buhl 62 #1S Floodwood 55

Section 3AA
#1S Jackson County Centeral 57 #2 N Yellow Mendicine East 41

Section 5AA
#1S Providence Acdamey 35 #2 N Eden Valley Watkins 19

Section 6AA
#1E Sauk Centre 78 #2 W Staples Montley 58

Section 1AAA
#2 Red Wing 59 #1 New Prague 53

Section 3AAA
#1 DeLaSalle 67 #6 Park Center 54

Section 5AAA
#2 Rogers 51 #1 Monticello 36

Section 8AAA
#2 Alexandria 46 #1 Fergus Falls 40

Section 2AAAA
#1 Eden Prairie 59 #2 Edina 44

Section 3AAAA
#1 Lakeville North 46 #2 Eastview 42

Section 5AAAA
#2 Maple Grove 63 #1 Osseo 55

Section 7AAAA
#9 Anoka 77 OT #3 Cambridge Isanti 66

Section 8AAAA
#1 Buffalo 53 #2 St.Michale Albertville 39

Section 1AAAA
#2 Rochster Mayo 49 #1 Farmington 35

Section 4A
#2 Marantha Christian Academy 44 #1 New Life Academy 37

 

Section Playoffs - Thursday

 

Ticket Punched!

* BSM 45, Orono 37: The defending Class 3A Champion is making another trip to the big-dance with a grind-it-out victory over Orono. BSM's Olivia Antilla led all scorers with 17 points and Amie Tunheim led Orono with 15 points.

* Caledonia 51, Stewartville 44: Caledonia punched their ticket to the state tournament with their 20th consecutive win. The Warriors advance to the State Tournament for the 4th time in 5 years. They were led by Amber Sorenson with 25 points and 7 steals. Maria Fruechte added 12.

* Hill-Murray 51, South St. Paul 19: The Pioneers return to the State Tournament with a perfect 28-0 record.

* White Bear lake 42, Woodbury 39: This is White Bear Lake's 3rd straight trip to the state tournament. Junior guard Alexis Foley scored 12 points to lead WBL. She went over the 1,000 mark in the 1st section game vs. Henry Sibley on March 2. Michelle Young had 12 points to lead Woodbury.

Section 1A championship
#1 West Goodhue 50 #1 East Spring Grove 43

Section 1AA Chapionship
#1 East Caledonia 51 #2 West Stewartville 44

Section 2AAA
#2 Marshall 44 #1 Huctinson 41

Section 7AAA
#1 Grand Rapids 52 #2 Hermantown 37

Section 7AA
#1 North Braham 63 #2 South Esko 52

Section Playoffs - Wednesday

Sizzling hot shooting helps Hopkins punch ticket to big-dance

* Hopkins 72, Minnetonka 51: Hopkins was 6-of-7 (85.7 %) from beyond the arc and shot 46% from the field. The sizzling Royals also outscored Minnetonka 38-14 in points in the paint. Senior Julia Wiemer and Sydney Coffey led the Royals with 14 points each, and Garcia Hutson and Nia Coffey added 11 points and 10 points as Hopkins advanced to the state tournament. Brianna Williams led the Royals with 5 steals. Ali McArthur led Tonka with 11 points.

 

Section Playoffs - Tuesday

 

* Sauk Centre 53, NLS 47: Kali Peschel had 33 points and Taylor Thundsedt led NLS with 13. Senior Post Shelby Deters hit 3 big free throws down the stretch and added 17 rebounds on the night for the Mainstreeters who claimed there second subsection title and advance to the section final game Friday night versus Staples - Motely at SCSU.

* DeLaSalle Islanders 62, St. Anthony Huskies 58: The St. Anthony Girls played the game of their lives Tuesday against DeLaSalle, the #2 ranked team 3A, and came whisker short of winning the section 3AAA semi-final game, in a contest that wasn’t decided until the final minute. The Huskies gave DeLaSalle all they could handle by limiting turnovers and handling the press of the athletic Islanders. It was easily St. Antony’s most impressive game of their very impressive season. They lost to De on the Island by a single point in January, won the Tri-Metro East, their first conference championship in school history, and finished with a QRF ranking of 19 in 3A, their best finish ever.

The atmosphere at the Spring Lake Park gym was electric as the sounds of dueling pep bands filled the air. The underdog Huskies hung tough in the first half as the teams battled back and forth with neither team gaining more that a 3 point advantage, and St. Anthony went to the lockers with a 2 point lead. Sophomore Kirsten Whitney hit a 3 to open the 2nd half and the Huskies were up by 5, but talented DeLaSalle got down to business and quickly rattled of 8 straight to erase the deficit. Down by 10 with 8 minutes to go, the tenacious Huskies battled back, dramatically tying the game at 58 with 1:30 to go on senior captain Lauren Gordhamer’s 1000th career point. A couple of plays didn’t go the Huskies way in the final minute and DeLaSalle advanced to the section finals with a 62-58 win. Without superstar performances by sophomore Tyseanna Johnson (27 points) and junior Mariah Adanene (17 points), DeLaSalle would not have won the game. In shooting, driving, and rebounding the two were straight up unstoppable. For the Huskies, Gordhamer’s play was stellar, scoring 22 points on 9-13 shooting, she brought the team back down the stretch and nearly delivered the win to St. Anthony. Sophomore Jenna Goldsmith scored 11 points, junior Sam Cady and Whitney each scored 9, and junior captain Ellie Zeller contributed 7 points. The #1 seeded Islanders now face the young and impressive #6 seeded Park Center team at 6:00 pm this Friday at Anoka High School. See a KARE11 video clip of the game here: http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=912635

* Osseo 66, Roseville 49: Phyllis Webb led Osseo with 22 points. Megan Stuart had 17 for Roseville.

* Minnehaha Academy 58, Edison 44: Katelyn Adams scored 16.

* Park Center 65, Totino Grace 62: Cayla McMorris had 20 to lead all scorers and Totino Grace's Kaeli Kraska finished her high school career with a career high 37 points.

* Maple Grove 75, Centennial 63: Ellen Edison had 19 and Ana Gerdes scored 14 to help lead MG into the championship game against Osseo. The winner goes to state. Sophomore Paige Waytashek led Centennial with 16 and Senior Kahla Becken added 14.

* Providence 64, Watertown Mayer 52: Providence continues to get it done in big games led by AnnMarie Healy's 21 points. Teammate Leah Szabla and Nicole Frogner had 19 points each. Marissa Janning had a game high 26 points to lead Watertown Mayer.

 

Kudos

* Anoka's freshman Kyrah Fredenburg is averaging a double-double through three section games, leading Anoka to the section 7AAAA finals on Friday night. Monday night stats line versus Andover: 19 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 steals, 7 blocked shots.

Minnesota School of Basketball Spring Clean-Up Camp

* The Minnesota School of Basketball is offering a basketball training program that will start in April to supplement AAU practices. These camps are designed to provide high school players another opportunity for a serious workout once a week. The workouts will supplemental AAU practices or Spring Sports schedules. They will work on ball-handling, shooting form, footwork, and various moves to the basket.The camp will will be for one week night for 8 weeks. Take a look at the flyer or visit the Minnesota School of Basketball website.

 

Kudos

* Richell Mehus had a great week in tournament action. She led the Spring Grove Lions to wins over Hope Lutheran and Fillmore Central to win the Subsection 1A East title. Mehus scored 19 points against Hope Lutheran. Mehus also scored 24 points in the win over Fillmore Central. She was forced to take over point guard duties after teammate Taylor Elton was sidelined early in the 1st half with a knee injury.

Section Playoffs - Saturday

Mills Verbals North Dakota

* Osseo's Cyerra Mills verbals North Dakota. Mills played for North Tartan last AAU season.

* Spring Grove LIons 79, Fillmore Central 59: Spring Grove downed Fillmore Central to win the Subsection 1A East title on Saturday, March 5th. The Lions were lead by junior Richell Mehus and senior Katelyn Bjerke. The Lions also had great play from their bench after junior point guard Taylor Elton went out with an injury early in the 1st half.

* Woodbury 55, North St. Paul 45: Woodbury beat North St. Paul 55-45. Michelle Young had 31 points for Woodbury. Lisa Loeffler scored 20 points for NSP.

Comeback sparked by Biewen, McGrory & Bresnahan

* Edina Hornets 54, Jefferson 46: Katybeth Biewen, MC McGrory and Jamie Bresnahan combined for 49 points as the Hornets rallied to defeat the Jaguars 54-46. Jefferson held a 29-16 halftime lead but McGory, Biewen & Bresnahan went to work in the second half. MC McGrory caught fire and tied the score at 38-38 on a driving layup. McGrory would then connect on a deep three-pointer the next trip down the floor to give Edina a 41-39 lead. Biewen and Bresnahan took over from there to complete the comeback. Biewen finished with a game high 21 points, McGrory added 15 and Bresnahan tallied 13 points. Anna Smith led Jefferson with 15 point. Edina will face Eden Prairie next Friday for the rights to go to the state tournament.

* Hopkins 62, Wayzata 47: Brianna Williams had 19 and Nia coffey, Sydney Coffey and Mikaala Shackleford all had 9 points to lead Hopkins. Marissa Grossfeld led Wayzata with 15 points.

* Minnetonka 81, Minneapolis South 78: Ali McArthur led five Tonka players in double figures with 26 points, Elizabeth Zilverberg 15, Cassidy Smith and Joanna Hedstrom 13 points each and Katy Winge 10. Minneapolis South's Tori Rule was spectacular in a loosing cause with 38 points and Diamond Lane tallied 26 points.

 

week 15

Section Playoffs - Saturday

 

Mills Verbals North Dakota

* Osseo's Cyerra Mills verbals North Dakota. Mills played for North Tartan last AAU season.

 

* Spring Grove LIons 79, Fillmore Central 59: Spring Grove downed Fillmore Central to win the Subsection 1A East title on Saturday, March 5th. The Lions were lead by junior Richell Mehus and senior Katelyn Bjerke. The Lions also had great play from their bench after junior point guard Taylor Elton went out with an injury early in the 1st half.

 

* Woodbury 55, North St. Paul 45: Woodbury beat North St. Paul 55-45. Michelle Young had 31 points for Woodbury. Lisa Loeffler scored 20 points for NSP.

 

Comeback sparked by Biewen, McGrory & Bresnahan

* Edina Hornets 54, Jefferson 46: Katybeth Biewen, MC McGrory and Jamie Bresnahan combined for 49 points as the Hornets rallied to defeat the Jaguars 54-46. Jefferson held a 29-16 halftime lead but McGory, Biewen & Bresnahan went to work in the second half. MC McGrory caught fire and tied the score at 38-38 on a driving layup. McGrory would then connect on a deep three-pointer the next trip down the floor to give Edina a 41-39 lead. Biewen and Bresnahan took over from there to complete the comeback. Biewen finished with a game high 21 points, McGrory added 15 and Bresnahan tallied 13 points. Anna Smith led Jefferson with 15 point. Edina will face Eden Prairie next Friday for the rights to go to the state tournament.

 

* Hopkins 62, Wayzata 47: Brianna Williams had 19 and Nia coffey, Sydney Coffey and Mikaala Shackleford all had 9 points to lead Hopkins. Marissa Grossfeld led Wayzata with 15 points.

 

* Minnetonka 81, Minneapolis South 78: Ali McArthur led five Tonka players in double figures with 26 points, Elizabeth Zilverberg 15, Cassidy Smith and Joanna Hedstrom 13 points each and Katy Winge 10. Minneapolis South's Tori Rule was spectacular in a loosing cause with 38 points and Diamond Lane tallied 26 points.

 

* Lakeville North 62, Park-Cottage Grove 40: McKenzie Hoelmenn led LN with 16 points.

 

* Eastview 69, Apple Valley 62: Jenna Dockter had 25 and Alex Beckman scored 18 to lead Eastview. Next up is a date with the defending state champ, Lakeville North.

 

* Hill- Murray 77, Visitation 33: Bethany Doolittle led all scorers with 28 points.

 

 

* WBL 53, St. Paul Central 39: Bears ...

 

* Benilde 51, Holy Family 29: Grace Coughlin scored 12 and Olivia Antilla added 11 to lead BSM.

 

* Caledonia 47, LaCrescent 35: Caledonia won their 4th sub-section title in 5 years with a win over LaCrescent 47-35. The warriors lost to Lacrescent back in December by a score of 73-80. The warriors played great defense only allowing 35 points in this contest. The warriors were lead by Emma Lange with 17 and Amber Sorenson with 11. Sorenson was shadowed the whole game and did not score in the second half. The warriors now face Stewartville, who upset Rochester Lourdes, for the section title. The warriors are currently 25-3.

 

* NL Spicer 65, Albany 51: Taylor Thunstedt scored 22 to lead NLS.

 

* Edison 58, Concordia Academy of Roseville 42: 7th grader Andrayah Adams led all scorers with 20 points.

Section Playoffs - Thursday

 

* DelaSalle 75, North Branch 29: Tyseanna reached the 1000th point mark on Thursday March 3,2011 scoring 28 points.

 

* Cook County 88, Wrenshall 19: The Cook County Vikings improved their record to 19-3 with an 88-19 win on Thursday night over the Wrenshall Wrens. The Vikings fell behind 3-0 after a Burcar free throw and Ellerbe layup but then went on a nice 50-0 run to put the game away. The Vikings went into halftime with a 60-9 lead. Senior Brea Boomer and junior Ashley Deschampe led the way with 18 first half points each. The Vikings went on to win 88-19 and advance to play the AlBrook Falcons in the Section 7A quarterfinals in Hibbing at 2:45 on Saturday. All Vikings played and all scored. The 2nd half was highlighted by Boomer scoring her 1000th point when she was fouled, went to line, and calmly drained a free throw to put her at 1000. Boomer is the 2nd player this year to eclipse the milestone, joining Deschampe who hit it earlier this season. She is the 7th girl in school history, the 5th in the last 5 years, and the 3rd girl in the last two seasons to reach it.

 

* Blaine 69, Forest Lake 56: Blaine defeated Forest Lake in their 7AAAA matchup. Junior Alysha Heath led Blaine in scoring with 16 points while freshman Emily Peters of Forest Lake led the Rangers with 14 points.


* Richfield 58, Holy Angels 36: The Metro leading scorer Jessica January scored 18 points to lead Richfield into the 2nd round of the playoffs. Laura Margarit scored 13 to lead Holy Angels.

 

* Orono 65, Waconia 39: Jena Chuba scored 22 and Haley Erickson added 16.

 

* Osseo 60, Spring Lake Park 26: Sophomore guard Janay Morton had 12 points to lead Osseo.

 

* Providence Academy 70, Rockford 43: Taylor Finley and AnnMarie Healey had 17 points each to lead Providence. Jacqueline Lommen scored 17 for Rockford.

 

* Maple Grove 74, Irondale 55: Stephanie Davison led MG with 24 and Ellen Edison added 22. Megan Wojchik scored 18 to lead Irondale.

 

* BSM 68, Mound-Westonka 35: BSM's Olivia Antilla scored 15 to lead all scorers.

 

* Holy Family 54, Chaska 44: Michaela Rasmussen scored 14 to lead HF.

 

* Centennial 74, Champlin Park 34: Junior guard Brook Schutta picked a good time to step up as she scored a season high 23 points to lead three Centennial players in scoring. Kahla Becken added 15 and Paige Waytashek finished with 13.

 

Kudos

* Senior Jenna McDonough of the LaCrescent Lancer girl's basketball team reached 1000 points Friday February 25th in a playoff victory over PEM. This year LaCrecent had two career 1000 point scorers in Jenna McDonough and Jena Kadlec. LaCrescent won their first two playoff games and bring a 20-8 record Friday against Caledonia in the 3rd round section 1AA.
Lacrescent beat them in holiday tournament for the first time in 25 years, 80-73.

 

Section Playoffs - Wednesday

 

* Edina 83, Chanhassen 45: #3 Edina came out strong and ready to play in their first game of sections defeating #6 Chanhassen 83-45. Katybeth Biewen had a season high with 24 points while MC McGrory and Jamie Bresnahan both had 15. Shifflett led Chanhassen with 17.

 

* Hopkins 73, St Louis Park 18: Eleven players scored for the Royals, led by Mikaala Shackleford and Nia Coffey's 14 and 13 points. The Royals will face Wayzata who eliminated them from the playoffs last season.

 

* Minneapolis South 60, Southwest 46: South advance to the second round led by Tori Rule's 19 and Sadiqah Jihad's 15 points.

 

* Minnetonka 59, Armstrong 44: Katy Winge scored 15 and Joanna Hedstrom added 13 to lead Tonka into the second round against Minneapolis South.

 

* Lakeville North 86, Lakeville South 32: Rachel Banham scored 19, Hannah Hughes tallied 21 and Taylor Stewart scored 11. North will face Park-Cottage Grove on Saturday.

 

* Eastview 52, Burnsville 34: Alex Beckman had 19 and Jenna Dockter had 16 to lead Eastview into the second round against Apple Valley.

 

* Wayzata 70, Cooper 42: Cooper's Cinderella season came to an end behind a dominant performance from the Trojans' Marissa Grossfeld who scored 20 points. Kayla Timmerman added 15. Chelsey McGee led Cooper with 17 points. Last year the Trojans made it to the final-4 of the state tournament. They face Hopkins on Saturday.

 

Anna Smith hits cold blooded 3-pointer during crunch time

* Bloomington Jefferson 48, Shakopee 44: Down by 10 points in the second half, the visiting Shakopee Sabers had just completed a brilliant comeback when Rachel Hentges hit two free throws to give the Sabers the lead, 44-43 with 1:17 remaining. But, Jefferson's Anna Smith would answer with a cold blooded 3-pointer from well beyond the top of the key to give the Sabers the lead, 46-44. Britney Scherber iced it with two free throws, as the 20-7 Jaguars play Edina in the section semi-finals on Saturday night at Hopkins. Anna Smith also grabbed her 1000th rebound in the win. She becomes the first player in Jaguar girls basketball history with 1000 points and 1000 rebounds. Scherber scored 17 to lead all scorers and Anna Smith, who hit the game winner, finished with 15. Danielle Dreier led Shakopee with 12 points. Hanna Zerr and Rachel Hentges scored 9 points each for the Sabers.

 

* Kennedy Eagles 57, Prior Lake Lakers 50: Kennedy turned up the defensive intensity in the closing minutes of the first half to help turn a close game into a 33-19 halftime lead. However, the Lakers would outscore the Eagles in the second half 31-24 but it was not enough as Kennedy held on to win 57-50. Jade Martin was a difference maker in the game and finished with 20 points. Teammate Sheridan Reiners added 14 points for the Eagles. Erica Trabing and Megan Pold led Prior Lake with 14 and 12 points.

 

* Park-Cottage Grove 71, Eagan 63: Park Cottage Grove’s freshman guard Sydney Lamberty played a strong first section game to assist in the 71-63 win against Eagan Wednesday night. In the final 4 minutes, Eagan put the pressure on with an aggressive press, but Lamberty remained confident, moving the ball and making critical steals at the end of the game. Lamberty contributed 16 points, 4 rebounds, 4 steals, 7 deflections and 3 assists to the win.

 

* WBL 65, Henry Sibley 52: Alexis Foley joined the 1,000 points club. She led all scorers with 22 points.

 

Ali McArthur, Minnetonka- Player of the week (14)

Tyseanna Johnson, Delasalle
Tessa Cichy, Hill-Murray

Richell Mehus, Spring Grove

Anna Smith, Jefferson

Whitney Olson , Cambridge-Isanti

Katy Kuiper, St. Peter

Kaeli Kraska, Totino Grace

Khadijah Schumpert, BSM

Phyllis Webb, Osseo

 

Section Playoffs - Tuesday


* Jordan 71 WEM 57: In the first round of Section 2AA playoffs, Jordan defeated WEM. The Jaguars were led by freshman Madison Dean with 29 points and junior Kelsey Chambers with 16 points.

 

* Nicollet 48, LeCenter 35: Nicollet advanced in the first round of playoffs beating LeCenter 48 to 35. Tailor Raymond led the Raiders with 12 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Kasslin Swenson added 11 points and 11 rebounds and Kayla Wenner added 9 points and 10 rebounds. The Raiders will play ACGC next.

 

* Spring Grove Lions 66, Hope Lutheran 33: Spring Grove defeated the Hope Lutheran Patriots to move into the Subsection 1A East Championship game. The Lions were led by Richell Mehus who scored 19 and Taylor Elton who added 14.

 


week 14

Friday's Roundup:

* Caledonia 68, Lewiston Altura 31: Caledonia improves to 23-3 overall as they advance to the second round of the sub-section tournament where they will face Winona Cotter. Caledonia had 11 players score and were lead by Amber Sorenson who ended the night with 13 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocked shots. Maria Fruechte had 7 points and 8 rebounds and Bobbi Jo Schuttemeier dished out 5 assists on the night.

 

* BSM 58, Cooper 49: BSM won the North Suburban conference with a 16-0 record. Cooper finished 14-2 in the conference, both losses to BSM. Khadijah Schumpert led BSM with 12 point and Sarah Koop added 11. Chelsey McGee led Cooper with 15 points.

 

* Jefferson 60, Kennedy 54: Anna Smith had a double-double with 26 points and 17 rebounds to lead Jefferson. Teammate Britney Scherber added 14 points. Kennedy's Jade Martin had a game high 27 points to lead all scorers.

 

* Edina 46, Wayzata 35: Katybeth Biewen scored 16 and Jamie Bresnahan had 14. Wayzata's Sarah Guidera had a team high 7 points.

 

* Eastview 67, Lakeville South: Alex Beckman led all scorers with 24 points.

 

* Osseo 49, Centennial 40: Phyllis Web led Osseo with 15 points as the Orioles won the Northwest Suburban Conference with a 19-1 record. Kahla Becken had 17 for Centennial.

 

* Maple Grove 71, Elk River 58: Ellen Edison had 21 and Stephanie Davison added 15 for MG.

 

Thursday's Roundup:

Tonka upsets Hopkins

* Minnetonka 74, Hopkins 71: With the score tied at 71-71, Tonka converted an and-1 layup in the closing seconds to give Minnetonka the upset victory over Hopkins, 74-71. Tonka had five players in double figures led by Ali McArthur with 19 points, Katy Winge 17, Joanna Hedstrom 12, Cassidy Smith and Jenny Blackey with 11 points each. Brianna Williams led Hopkins with 21, Sydney Coffey 15, and Ebony Livingston finished with 10 points.

 

* Hill-Murray 75, Simley 58: Bethany Doolittle scored 20 and Tessa Cichy had 19, and Claire Van Dyk with 13 to lead Hill-Murray. Brittney Willaeit scored 25 to lead Simley.

 

* Minneapolis South 75, Edison 37: Tori Rule led South with 29.

 

* Richfield 63, Holy Family 49: Jessica January led four players in double figures with 24 points. hannah Schonhardt scored 23 to lead Holy Family.

 

* Cambridge- Isanti 64, Coon Rapids 61: Whitney Olson scored 23 points for CI.

 

Tuesday's Roundup:

* Lakeville North 75, Jefferson 66: Rachel Banham scored 21 points to lead Lakeville North in scoring. Bloomington Jefferson junior Britney Scherber, with Gopher head coach Pam Borton sitting courtside, became the 5th player in Bloomington Jefferson history to go over 1,000 career points in a 75-66 loss to Lakeville North. The Jags play crosstown rival Kennedy on Friday to close out the season.

 

* Maple Grove 69, Centennial 57: Ellen Edison led a balanced Maple Grove scoring attack with 16 points, Stephanie Davison 15 and Anna Gerdes added 13.

 

* Hopkins 69, Wayzata 43: Brianna Williams scored 17 to lead the Royals to a big conference win over crosstown rival Wayzata. Sydney coffey and Mikaala Shackelford added 12 and 10 points. Kayla Timmerman had 10 points to lead Wayzata.

 

* Eden Prairie 81, Minnetonka 66: Morgan Van Riper-Rose scored 22 and Shayne Mullaned added 18 points for EP. Ali McArthur and Katy Winge scored 16 points each and Joanna Hedstrom added 13 points to lead Tonka.

 

* Hill Murray 74, Henry Sibley 32: Tessa Cichy led HM with 25 points.

 

* Richfield 74, South St. Paul 38: Jessica January had 24 to lead Richfield.

 

* Osseo 59, Champlin Park 45: Sophomore guard Janay Morton had 26 for Osseo. Osseo is 18-1 in the Northwest Suburban Conference and moves into 1st place.

 

* Edina 64, St. Louis Park 24: MC McGrory and Katybeth Biewen led Edina with 13 points each.

 

* Kennedy 73, Lakeville South 43: Freshman Tonoia Wade continues to lead Kennedy in scoring with 18 points. Sophomore Jade Martin added 12 points.

 

* Prior Lake 67, Eastview 65: Mariah Hovick 17, Megan Pold 15, and Tiffaney Flaata 14. Alex Beckman led Eastview with 27.

 

* Coon Rapids 77, Park Center 61: Caitlynn Happke led Coon Rapids in scoring with 18 points and Alyssa Buchner and Jesse Owens each had 11 points for Coon Rapids.

 

Kahla Becken, Centennial - Player of the week (13)

Jamie Bresnahan, Edina
Tessa Cichy, Hill-Murray
Stephanie Davison, Maple Grove
Taylor Thunstedt, NLS
Jenna Docter, Eastview

Ta'Kendra Elbert, Tartan
Tonoia Wade, Kennedy
Amber Sorenson, Caledonia
Talayiah Rich Howard, Cooper
Hannah Schonhardt, Holy Family

 


week 13

Dialed in

* Tori Rule has been dialed in ALL season, averaging 22 ppg. for the 23-1 Minneapolis South Lady Tigers. The 5’8” guard is having a banner senior season, and basketball junkies around the Twin Cities are not surprised. “Her game is special”, says Tim Randle, Rule’s longtime AAU Coach with the Midtown Lady Monarchs. “She is a gym rat, and basketball is her outlet,” Randle added. >>> continued.

 

* Edina 50 Minnetonka 49: Katybeth Biewen hit a layup off of her own rebound as time expired to win the game. Biewen scored 13 points in victories against both Eden Prairie and Minnetonka. Edina's senior captain Jamie Bresnahan, who is regaining her form after a midseason injury, led Edina past Eden Prairie with 19 points on Tuesday night and then again on Friday night with 21 points against Minnetonka.

 

* Lakeville North 70, Burnsville 22: Jaya Perkins and Apiew Ojulu scored 12 points to lead LN.

 

* Hopkins 49, Eden Prairie 44: Mikaala Shackleford led Hopkins with 10 points.

 

* Hill-Murray 62, North St. Paul 59: Tessa Chchy hit a buzzer beater as Hill-Murray won the conference championship tonight. Cichy finished with 26 points and Bethany Doolittle added 11.

 

* White Bear Lake beat Woodbury behind Alexis Foley 18 points. Kristina White Woodbury with 15 points.

 

* Maple Grove 53, Osseo 39: Stephanie Davison and Ellen Edison finished with 13 and 12 points.

 

* Centennial 64, Armstrong 55: Kahla Becken had 22.

 

* Eastview 66, Rosemount 55: Jenna Dockter scored 21.

 

* Holy Family 59, Belle Plaine 53: Hannah Schonhardt led Holy Family with 18 points as they improve to 16-8 (13-1) to clinch the conference championship.

 

* Caledonia 49, Kingsland 34: Caledonia improved to 21-3 overall and 19-0 in the Three Rivers Conference. Amber Sorenson led the warriors with 30 points. Sorenson hit 8 threes on the night. Sorenson made her 200th career three on her first one of the night.

 

Thursday's Roundup:

* Minneota 65, T-M-B 40: Thursday, February Tracy, MN - For the first 18 minutes, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton was playing right with fourth-ranked Minneota. But the Minneota Vikings turned a 34-26 lead into a 25-point victory by outscoring the Panthers 31-14 in the second half and a 65-40 victory. Minneota's Katelyn Kack scored 15 points. While Ashlynn Muhl added 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Vikings. Tracy-Milroy-Balaton was led by Ashley Daniels 12 points and Sammie Gervais scored seven points for the Panthers.

 

* Fulda 58, Adrian 53: Thursday, February 17th, 2011
Adrian, MN - On a night when area girls’ basketball fans packed the Adrian High School gymnasium to honor and support fund-raising efforts for Kyle “Lenny” Lehnhoff, who was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor, high school teams from the visiting Fulda Raiders and hosting Adrian Dragons treated the capacity crowd to a well-played, intensely-contested game. When the final buzzer had sounded, it was the Raiders — who at one time had swished 15-of-17 free throws during a six-minute span of the second half — that came away with a 58-53 victory, giving them at least a tie for the Red Rock Conference championship. Leading the way the Fulda was Courtney Hulstein 23 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals. Older sister Brittany Hulstein added 14 points and 4 blocks. While Kassie Wilkening chipped in with 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Raiders. Adrian was led by Karli Meyer with 18 points, 17 rebounds and 7 steals. Hailee Heitkamp finished with 17 points and 5 assists for the Dragons.

 

* JCC 53, Worthington 42: Thursday, February 17th, 2011
Worthington, MN - Jackson County Central's quest for the Southwest Conference Championship didn't get off to a great start. Worthington limited JCC to 18 first half points, it's lowest scoring first half of the season. Worthington led at the half 23-18. The Huskies needed a big second half to defeat rival Worthington and claim the school's first ever Southwest Conference Championship 53-42. Jackson was led by Kaylee Benson with 19 points and 5 rebounds. Leslie Handzus chipped in with 14 points and 4 assists. While Whitney Burmeister 13 points, 10 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 assists for the Huskies. Worthington was led by Kirsten Anderson with 16 points and 8 rebounds. While Martha Alwal added 15 points 17 rebounds, 8 blocks and 3 steals for the Trojans.

 

* Windom Area 45, Luverne 40: Thursday, February 17th, 2011
Luverne, MN - The Luverne Cardinals kept it close throughout the game. As Windom struggled playing much of the game without their point guard and leading scorer Sierra Even (out for 6 minutes in the fist half and 10 minutes in the second half) who was in foul trouble. But Windom's freshman Post Chelsey Fast stepped up with a career first, double-double to help lead the Eagles to a Southwest Conference victory over Luverne 45-40. Chelsey Fast led Windom with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Sierra Even added 7 points, 9 rebounds, 4 steals, 4 assists and 1 block. While sophmore Sami Petersen chipped in with 7 points and 3 steals for the Eagles. Luverne was led by senior guard Katlyn Sawtelle with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 3 steals. Sophmore Kaitlin Wohnoutka added 8 points and 4 assists for the Cardinals.

 

 

Tuesday's Roundup:

* Minneota 46, SWC 42: Tuesday, February 15th, 2011
Edgerton, MN - Southwest Minnesota Christian gave state ranked Minnoeta (18-1) all it could handle right down to the finish but came up four points short as Minneota claimed the narrow victory 46-42. SWC was led by Megan DeRuyter with 15 points, 10 rebounds, 6 steals and 3 assists.

 

* Worthington 55, Adrian 45: Tuesday, February 15th, 2011
Worthington, MN - The visiting Adrian Dragons held the Worthington Trojans to only 17 first half points as Adrian led at the intermission 18-17. Worthington came back with a very solid second half effort out scoring Adrian 38-27 to claim the 10-point non-conference win 55-45. Worthington was led by Martha Alwal with 24 points and 7 blocks. While Kirsten Anderson added 13 points and 11 rebounds. Adrian was led by Karli Meyer with 18 points(10-10 from the freethrow line)and 6 rebounds.

 

* Windom Area 71, St. James 59: Tuesday, February 15th, 2011
Windom, MN - Windom after being down by three at half and as much as seven battled back in second half to claim the non-conference win over St. James 71-59. Sierra Even scored 31 points (18 in the second half), dished out 7 assists, had 6 steals, grabbed 15 rebounds and had 1 block to lead Windom to a 12-point win. Chelsea Garrison scored 14 of her 19 points after intermission and finished the game with 6 rebounds, 7 steals and 3 assists in the win. Chelsey Fast added 10 points and 5 rebounds. While Kelsey Olson had 4 points, grabbed 9 rebounds, had 5 assists and 3 steals. While Gina Hauge added 5 points and 6 rebounds for Windom. St. James was led by Briana Brandts with 23 points and 9 rebounds. While Shelby Wiederhoeft chipped in with 17 points for the Saints.

 

Hornets sting top ranked Eagles

* Edina 53, Eden Prairie 52: The top ranked Eagles suffered their first conference loss which opens the door for Hopkins, who plays Eden Prairie on Friday. The winner of the game will likely win the Lake Conference Championship. Jamie Bresnahan scored 19 to lead Edina. Eden Prairie is without Rebecca Sparkman and starter Aubrey Davis. Sparkman tore her ACL in Saturday's win at Minneapolis South and is out for the season. Aubrey Davis sprained her ankle and will sit out until the playoffs begin.

 

* Braham 71, Isle 32: Kayla Nickles and Kelsey Sorenson led the Bombers with 17 points each. Becca Dahlman had 14 and Katie Nickles had 11.

 

* Caledonia 64, Chatfield 57: Caledonia used a 19-0 run with 3 minutes left in the first half to pick up a victory over conference opponent Chatfield. Caledonia was led by Amber Sorenson with 19, Bobbi Jo Schuttemeier with 15 and Taylor Winjum with 11. The Warriors have now won atleast 20 games the last 6 seasons.


* Edison 75, Washburn 63, OT: Minneapolis Edison finished the job against Minneapolis Washburn in a very close game that went into OT. Senior Deidra Carr had a career high 27 points, 16 rebounds and 4 blocks to give the Lady Tommies another win against Washburn. Eighth grader Viria Livingston finished with 21 points and 9 assists. Final Score 75-63.

 

* Hill Murray 72, Richfield 60: The tandem of Cichy and Doolittle combined for 48 points and proved to be much for Richfield. Cichy was one rebound shy of a triple double, 15 points, 11 assists and 9 rebounds. Doolittle had 23 points and 10 blocks for a double-double. Jessica January finished with 21 points. Hill-Murray is undefeated on the season.

 

* Cooper 71, Spring Lake Park 69: Cooper improves to 12-1 in the North Suburban Conference and is in 2nd place behind BSM. Cooper will face BSM, who sits atop of the Conference at 13-0, on Feb. 25.

 

* Lakeville North 76, Eagan 46: Apiew Ojulu led LN with 15 points. North is clicking on all cylinders just in time for March Madness.

 

* Bloomington Jefferson 56, Burnsville 40: Jefferson had no players in double digits, but the scoring was balanced as 10 players scored. Megan Scherber and Anna Smith had 8 points each to lead Jefferson.

 

* Eastview 59, Apple Valley 58: Eastview's Jenna Docter had 24 points to lead all scorers.

 

* Minnetonka 73, Wayzata 64: Minnetonka came from behind in the second half to win. Katy Winge scored 21, and Joanna Hedstrom and Elizabeth Zilverberg scored 15 points each. Wayzata's Marissa Grossfield had a team high 21 points.

 

* Osseo 67, Andover 53: Kikayla Bailey and Pyillis Webb scored 17 and 16 points to lead Osseo.

 

* Centennial 86, Park Center 50: Centennial raced out to a 51-23 lead and never looked back. Senior guard Kahla Becken scored 25 to lead Centennial. Cayla McMorrris scored 15 for PC.

 

* Minneapolis South 75, Henry 19: Tori Rule had 20 points for South.

 

* Shakopee 67, New Prague 57: Sharp shooting Hannah Zerr had 28 points, and Shakopee improves to 8-3 in the conference, one game off the lead.

 

* Kennedy 61, Rosemount 60: Jade Martin was on fire early and often and finished with 26 points.

 

 


week 12

 

 

Key reserve out for Eden Prairie

* Eden Prairie's Rebecca Sparkman tore her ACL in Saturday's win at Minneapolis South and is out for the season. Aubrey Davis sprained her ankle and will sit out until the playoffs begin.

 

Ohio State vs Minnesota: Minnesota ballers getting it done!

* Williams Arena was rocking sunday afternoon as Minnesota ballers dominated the hardwood. Four of the top 5 scorers played high school basketball in Minnesota. Ohio State's Tayler Hill (Minneapolis South) finished with 19 points, 6 assists, 3 steals, 9-of-10 from the line, played all 40 minutes in the game; Minnesota's Kiara Buford (St. Paul Central) finished with 23 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds, 10-of-14 from the line; Katie Loberg (Princeton) scored 18 points, 5 rebounds, 2 blocks, 6-of-6 from the charity stripe; Jackie Voigt (Park-Cottage Grove) added 17 points, 3-of-3 from beyond the arc, 7-of-11 from the field, nine rebounds & 2 steals. Ohio State's Jantel Lavender led all scorers with 29 points & 10 rebounds.

 

Saturday's Roundup:

 

Eagles down Lady Tigers

* Eden Prairie 50, Minneapolis South 41: The No. 1 ranked Eden Prairie Eagles took care of business against the previously undefeated Minneapolis South Lady Tigers. Both teams were tested, as this was a hard fought contest. The Eagles led throughout the game, but South remained in striking distance before EP opened up a big lead in the second half. South’s Tori Rule led a Minneapolis South comeback, scoring 28 total points and brought the Lady Tigers to within four points before Eden Prairie’s Jackie Johnson imposed her will, as EP stretched the lead to 9 points for a 50-41 final score. Johnson finished with a team high 16 points, and Morgan Van Riper-Rose added 14 points. Eden Prairie’s Rebecca Sparkman and Aubrey Davis left the contest late in the 2nd half with injuries and did not return.

 

* Nicollet 53, GHEC 51: The game came down to the wire with Tailor Raymond hitting a shot at one minute to put the Raiders up by three. GHEC answered with a three-pointer. Anna Skrien then scored a basket with a and-one opportunity. She missed and Tailor Raymond sealed the victory gaining the offensive rebound, and after being fouled made both free throws. Raymond finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds and Kayla Wenner had 9 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Alyssa Celgelski scored 31 for the Mustangs.

 

Friday's Roundup:

 

Ali McArthur Delivers Heart Breaker for Braham

* Minnetonka Skippers 64, Braham Bombers 63: The top ranked Class 2A Braham Bombers came to the big city to face 4A power Minnetonka and held a 63-61 lead after Braham’s Becca Dahlman hit two free throws with only 3 seconds remaining in the game. But, the Skippers Ali McArthur hit a 3-pointer from NBA range as the buzzer sounded to break the hearts of the visitors from Braham. Joanna Hedstrom led the Skippers with 21 points. Katy Winge added 19, and McArthur finished with nine points. Braham’s superstar Becca Dahlman scored 32 points to lead all scorers. Marquette, The Gophers, and Iowa were all in attendance and were treated to a terrific back and fourth basketball game.

 

2011 McDonald's All American Games Rosters Announced

* McDonald’s unveiled the official roster for the 10th annual McDonald’s All American Girls Game during its annual selection show today on ESPNU. Here is a link to the top 24 female athletes that will take the floor at the famed United Center on March 30, 2011 to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. As a reminder, all proceeds from the Games will directly benefit the construction of the world’s largest Ronald McDonald House, right in the heart of downtown Chicago. Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster.

 

 

Dorn joins the 1,000 points club

* Parkers Prairie's Madison Dorn scored her 1,000th point on Tuesday night against the Sebeka Trojans.

 

Bethany Doolittle , Hill-Murray - Player of the week
Savanna Trapp, Esko
Becca Dahlman, Braham
Jessica January, Richfield
Sierra Even, Windom Area
Chelsey McGee, Cooper
Ta'Kendra Elbert,Tartan

Shayne Mullaney, Eden Prairie
Marissa Janning, Watertown-Mayer
Anna Rynda, New Prague
Tailor Raymond, Nicollet
Andrayah Adams, Edison

Tuesday's Roundup:

* Cooper 64, North Branch 39: Chelsey McGee scored 18 and Talalyiah Rich Howard scored 11 to lead Cooper. Cooper has now won eight in a row.

 

* Worthington 72, Luverne 48: Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 Worthington, MN - The Worthington Trojans went inside early and often as they cruised to a dominating Southwest Conference win over the visiting Luverne Cardinals 72-48. The Trojans avenged the loss they had to Luverne in the first meeting between the two back in January when Luverne won by the score of 51-45. Worthington was led by Martha Alwal with 24 points, 16 rebounds and 6 blocks. Mackenzie Gerber netted 15 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals for the Trojans. Luverne was led by Hilary Deragisch with 14 points, 3 assists and 2 steals.

 

* JCC 66, Windom Area 54: Tuesday, February 8th, 2011
Jackson, MN - It was a close game all the way down to the wire. The Huskies hit 6 free throws in the last minute of play to secure the Southwest Conference victory over the Windom Area Eagles 66-54. Whitney Burmeister led Jackson with 23 points, 17 rebounds, 4 steals and 6 assists. Kaylee Benson had 13 points and 4 rebounds. Courtney Kruse added 13 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steals and 5 assists. While Leslie Handzus chipped in with 13 points and 4 assists. Brittney Kruse grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out 4 assists for the Huskies. Windom Area was led by Chelsea Garrison with 24 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal and 7 assists. Sierra Even added 16 points grabbed 12 rebounds, 4 steals , 3 blocks and 5 assists for the Eagles.

 

* Adrian 60, Edgerton 29: Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 Edgerton, MN - The visiting Dragons had 11 players score and used a strong defensive effort to defeat Edgerton 60-29 in Red Rock Conference play. Adrian was led by Karli Meyer with 14 points and 6 rebounds. While Austyn Thier added 13 points for the Dragons. Edgerton was led by Breanna Van Dyke with 9 points and 3 assists.

 

* Fulda 58, Hills-Beaver Creek 35: Tuesday, February 8th, 2011
Hills, MN - In what was only a five point game at the half turned into a one sided game at the end. The Fulda Raiders outscored the host Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots by 18 points in the second half to claim a 58-35 Red Rock Conference victory. Fulda was led by Kassie Wilkening with 15 points and 5 steals. Tiffany Gehl added 11 points and 10 rebounds. While Courtney Hulstein scored 11 points and dished out 5 assists for the Raiders. Hills-Beaver Creek was led by Jayme Plimpton with 12 points.

 

* Caledonia 55, Fillmore Central 41: Caledonia improved to 18-3 overall and wrapped up the three rivers conference crown with a win over Fillmore Central. The Warriors were led by Amber Sorenson with 19, Emma Lange with 18 and Maria Fruechte with 12. Fillmore Central's Connor Nagle scored 14.

 

* Hill Murray 71, Tartan 64,OT: The Pioneers 18-0 win streak came in jeopardy as Tartan gave Hill Murray a run for their money. Tartan led all the way before losing in overtime by seven. Tessa Cichy scored 31 points to lead HM. Ta'Kendra Elbert scored 18 points to lead Tartan.

 

* Isle 84, Ogilvie 55: Isle overcame a slow start in the first half and pulled away for an 84-55 win over Ogilvie. Isle improves to 17-3 on the season. Isle finished with 4 players in double figures. Amber Zimpel had a double-double with 16 points, 11 assists, 7 rebounds, and 3 steals. Jordan Haggberg added 15 points. Kylee Conner and Lindsey Lahr both finished with 13 points. Maja Coomes also scored 9 points.

 

* Hopkins 84, Minnetonka 52: This game had two division one coaches in attendance. And, Hopkins' Nia Coffey made sure the coaches went home impressed as she scored 15. Brianna Williams scored 13 and TT Starks added 12. Ali McArthur scored 12 for Tonka and Katy Winge added 12.

 

* Minneapolis South 73, Humboldt 52: Diamond Lane and Satoria Rule scored 16 points each. Angelina Hicks had 29 to lead Humboldt.

 

* Delasalle 54, BSM 50: Mariah Adaneene scored 21 to lead all scorers.

 

* Richfield 64, North St. Paul 60: Jessica January had 28.

 

* Lakeville North 64, Kennedy 50: Rachel Banham scored 25 to lead the Panthers and Jade Martin led Kennedy with 15.

 

* New Prague 19, NorthField 40: NP's Maggie Seter scored 19.

 

* Maple Grove 72, Champlin Park 29: Stephanie Davison netted 17.

 

* Osseo 62, Blaine 44: Janay Morton had 18 for Osseo.

 

* Centennial 83, Andover 59: Kahla Becken scored 23.

 

 


week 11

Saturday's Roundup:

* Hill-Murray 61, Marshall 41: Saturday, February 5th, 2011
Marshall, MN - It took all but five minutes for top rated Hill-Murray to make an impression as they jumped out to a 18-1 lead and thats all the cushion they needed to secure the non-conference victory over the host Marshall Tigers 61-41. Marshall coach Dan Westby said "We never did recover after that," and stated "They just came out and smacked us around pretty early. "After the humbling defeat, Westby said the Pioneers were well-deserving of that top ranking. "There certainly aren't any apparent weaknesses there," Westby said. "When they shoot it like they did in the first half, it really makes it difficult to deal with." Hill-Murray was led by guard Tessa Cichy with 24 points, while (6'4" Post) Bethany Doolittle added 14 points and Anna Hangge chipped in with 10 points for the Pioneers. Marshall was led by Kelsey Saugstad with 12 points.

* Minneota 55, Fulda 52: Saturday, February 5th, 2011
Minneota, MN - For most of Saturday's non-conference, Fulda was on the verge of handing Minneota its second loss of the season. But in the final two minutes of the game. The Minneota Vikings made key shots and the Fulda Raiders couldn't convert their freethrows as Minneota escaped with a three-point victory 55-52. Minneota was led by Taya Kockelman with 14 points. Fulda was led by Brittany Hulstein with 21 points, 8 assists, 7 rebounds and 4 steals. While Kassie Wilkening added 20 points and 15 rebounds. Courtney Hulstein chipped in with 10 points for the Raiders.

* Worthington 45, Spirit Lake (IA) 42: Saturday, February 5th, 2011
Worthington, MN - The Worthington Trojans junior Kirsten Anderson says she doesn't get nervous. So with the game on the line and 10 seconds remaining in the game, she delivered, converting two freethrows to give the Trojans a 45-42 victory over Spirit Lake (IA). Worthington was led by Martha Alwal 17 points, 10 rebounds and 8 blocks. While Kirsten Anderson added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Trojans. Spirit Lake was led by KJ Veldman with 26 points.

* Isle 64, Sebeka 60: Two of Secton 5A's teams faced off at the Target Center in an exciting game that saw many lead changes and many great plays by both teams. Isle trailed at halftime 32-36, but came on strong in the 2nd half to take an 8 point lead late in the game and were able to hit enough free throws down the stretch to hang on for a 64-60 victory. Both teams finished with 3 players in double figures. Isle's balanced attack had 8 players score and was led by Lindsey Lahr's 14 points, 6 steals, 4 assists, and 4 rebounds. Maja Coomes poured in 13 points and Amber Zimpel added 12 points, 5 assists, 3 steals, and 4 boards. Jordan Haggberg also added 8 points. Sebeka was led by Alicia Boe and Jessica Lillquist both with 19 points. Katie Huttenen added 10 points for Sebeka.

* Eden Prairie 83, Delasalle 62: Top ranked EP Eagles had five players in double figures and cruised to a 83-62 win. Morgan Van Riper-Rose 18, Shayne Mullaney 17, Aubrey Davis 13 and Taylor Uhl & Jackie Johnson 12 points each. Teseanna Johnson scored a game high 26 points for Delasalle.

* Watertown-Mayer 62, Atwater 56: Marissa Janning had another outstanding performance scoring a game high 34 points in the win.

* New Prague 72, Albert Lea 42: Anna Rynda scored 19 points to lead NP.

 

KUDOS!

 

Ultimate team player: getting it done

* New Prague's Maggie Seter is a winner and plays for all of the right reasons. Never for recognition or awards, but doing anything her team needs from her to be successful. Seter is a three-year regular on a very successful New Prague program. She’s averaging over ten points a game. She has recently been listed as the top assist player in 3A and just recently was honored for making her 100th career 3-pointer. Seter is the first girl in New Prague to accomplish it. She will also be the first girl in New Prague to score over 500 points, 200 assists and 100 3’s. Seter has signed with Jamestown.

Friday's Roundup:

* Cooper 73, Chisago Lakes 68: Cooper has won seven in a row with the outstanding play of Chelsey McGee at the point and the scoring punch of Talayiah Rich Howard. Talayiah Rich Howard had 22 and Chelsey McGee netted 21 for Cooper. Whitney Tinjum had a game high 33 for Chisago Lakes.

* JCC 84, T-M-B 39: Friday, February 4th, 2011 Jackson, MN - All five starters scored in double figures for Jackson County Central as the Huskies downed the Tracy Milroy Balaton Panthers 84-39 in a non-confernce game. The Huskies were led by Kaylee Benson with 23 points (5-8 from 3-point line) Courtney Kruse posted 15 points, 6 rebounds, 7 steals and 4 steals. While Whitney Burmeister had 13 points, 15 rebounds, 4 steals and 6 assists. Leslie Handzus had 13 points and 5 assists while Brittney Kruse scored 10 points for the Huskies. Lauren Schaar paced T-M-B with 14 points.

* Fulda 82, Round Lake-Brewster 26: Friday, February 4th, 2011
Fulda, MN - Kassie Wilkening scored a game-high 24 points and collected 6 rebounds leading Fulda to a Red Rock Conference victory 82-26. Courtney Hulstein added 14 points and 7 assists for Fulda, which held a 52-15 lead at halftime and shot 90% from the freethrow line. Brittany Hulstein scored 8 points, grabbed 8 boards and dished out 8 assists to help the Fulda in the win. Fulda had 11 players score in the game. Round Lake-Brewster was led by Olivia Stanton with 11 points.

* Adrian 58, Red Rock Central 42: Friday, February 4th, 2011
Adrian, MN - RRC wasn\'t going to make it easy for Adrian to maintain its top spot in the Red Rock Conference. The visiting Falcons matched the Dragons blow for blow in the first half of this Conference battle tied at 23-23. The second half Adrian\'s Karli Meyer would break the game wide open with nine straight points incuding two breakaway layups to give her team the lead for good and a Red Rock Conference victory over the RRC Falcons 58-42. Adrian was led by Sydne Springman with 20 points and Karli Meyer added 17 points for the Dragons. RRC was led by Alyssa Frederickson 17 points, 8 rebounds and 3 steals.

* Pipestone Area 49, Worthington 44 (O.T.) Friday, February 4th, 2011 Pipestone, MN - Pipestone made freethrows when they needed to and a steal and layup by Senior Bree Woelber sent the Arrows to a key 49-44 victory over Worthington in Southwest Conference action. The Arrows led at halftime 21-20, but the Worthington Trojans built as much as an eight point lead (34-26) with 6:40 remaining in regulation. More >>>

Garrison tallies triple-double

* Windom Area 61, Redwood Valley 36: Friday, February 4th, 2011
Windom, MN - Windom led by the one to two punch of senior guards Sierra Even and Chelsea Garrison helping the Eagles to a Southwest Conference victory over the Redwood Valley Cardinals 61-36. Sierra Even led the Eagles with 26 points, 17 rebounds, 7 assists and 6 steals. While Chelsea Garrison added 17 points, 10 rebounds, 10 steals and 4 assists. Kelcey Olson chipped in with 8 points and 4 rebounds for Windom. Redwood Valley was led by Steph Jensen with 10 points.

* Lakeville North 56, Lakeville South 21: Rachel Banham scored 21 to lead LN.

* Eden Prairie 65, Minnetonka 54: gPrep's top ranked Eden Prairie Eagles were led by Morgan Van Riper-Rose who scored 16 points. Sahyne Mullaney had 14, and Jackie Johnson added 10. Katy Winge led Tonka with 15.

* Hopkins 57, Wayzata 45: Hopkins got the bounce back win as Nia Coffey led a balanced Royals scoring attack with 16 points. Senior Ebony Livingston, who has been an impact player for the Royals with defensive toughness, scored 11 points. Sydney Coffey scored 11 points as well for the Royals. Wayzata's difference maker Marissa Grossfeld scored 13 points.

* Richfields 64, Simley 28: Jessica January had 23.

 

Thursday's Roundup:

* Nicollet 59, LeCenter 45: Nicollet won a conference match up with Le Center Thursday night. Tailor Raymond led the team with 25 points, 16 rebounds and 4 blocks. Anna Skrien added four 3-pointers and finished with 14, and Taylor Meueur added 12 points.

* Caledonia 55, Dover-Eyota 36: Caledonia improved to 17-3 picking up their 11th straight win by beating conference opponent Dover-Eyota 55-36. Caledonia was led by sophomore Emma Lange with 21, senior Amber Sorenson added 13 and sophomore Taylor Winjum had 11 to help the Warriors stay unbeaten in the conference at 15-0.

* Osseo 70, Anoka 33: Osseo outscored Anoka 39-15 in the 2nd half and cruised to a convincing 70-33 win. Phillis Webb scored 23 to lead Osseo.

* Maple Grove 80, Park Center 37: MG looks to finally be at full strength as the big-3 all scored in double figures. Ellen Edison had 21, Stephanie Davison added 14, and Anna Gerdes, who has been playing solid basketball since returning from a nagging leg injury, scored 12. Cayla McMorris had 14 to lead Park Center.

* Centennial 68, Blaine 50: Kahla Becken and Danika Gieske each scored 23 points to lead Centennial.

* Woodbury 55, Hasting 20: Michelle Young had 20 to lead Woodbury and Hastings' Liz Keena scored 13 including her 1,000th career point.

 

Tuesday's Roundup:

John Noga 400th Win!

* Parkers Prairie 61, Underwood 44: Parkers Prairie improves to 16-0 and Head Coach John Noga recorded his 400th win.

* Braham 111, Hinckley Finlayson 14: Braham played its starting seven-player rotation in the first half, and then subbed freely in the second. Some starters were done with over 12 minutes left and Braham's reserves played very well, getting the final 21 Bomber points. Becca Dahlman led all scores with 35, Kayla Nickles had 16, followed by Katie Nickles and Hannah Dahlman each with 13.

Eden Prairie delivers first big punch as first half ends

* Eden Prairie Eagles 71, Hopkins Royals 65: With two seconds left in the first half, Shayne Mullaney converted an old fashion three point play to give Eden Prairie a 31-27 lead over the top ranked Royals. And just like that, the Eagles delivered the first big punch and took control and momentum into halftime. The Eagles carried the momentum into the second half and eventually stretched the lead to double-digits. But, Hopkins would mount a furious comeback. Poor free throw shooting along with missed opportunities stalled the Royals' comeback. Hopkins was 16-for-33 at the charity stripe, and Eden Prairie went 18-for-21 at the line. The Eagles had four players in double figures led by Jackie Johnson's 16 points. Senior Taylor Uhl added 13, Aubrey Davis netted 12 points, and Rebecca Sparkman had 10 points in the win. Hopkins' Taylor Anderson came off the bench to lead the Royals with 14 points, Ebony Livingston had 12, and Sydney Coffey finished with 11.

* Minnetonka 61, Edina 58: Katy Winge had 23 to lead Tonka and MC McGrory scored 24 for Edina.

* Richfield 99, Chanhassen 76: Sophomore Jessica January scored a game high 40 points en route to her 1,000th career point.

* Kennedy 68, Eagan 50: Sophomore Jade Martin led four players in double figures with 24 points.

* Stillwater 60, White Bear Lake 53: Savanna Handevidt had 20.

* Roseville 56, Forest Lake 22: Senior Megan Stuart scored 20 points for Roseville.

* Eastview 69, Jeffferson 43: Jenna Dockter scored 18.

* Osseo 50, Elk River 36: Janay Morton had 16 points to lead Osseo.

* Lakeville North 59, Prior Lake 24: Rachel Banham delivered 20 points to the scoring column.

* Burnsville 60, Lakeville South 41: Jermisha Watson scored 17 points to lead Burnsville

* Holy Family 59, Jordan 48: Hannah Schonhardt scored 20 points and joined the 1,000 points club. Holy Family improves to 12-8 (9-1 in the conference).

* Edison 98, South West 67: Edison was led by seventh grader Andrayah Adams with a career high 28 points. Viria Livingston scored 20 points and 10 rebounds, Deidra carr had a career high 21 points and 13 rebounds.

* Isle 74, Aitkin 37: Isle jumped out to a 50-22 halftime lead and cruised to a 74-37 victory over Aitkin. The Huskies put four players in double figures led by Maja Coomes with 20 points. Also in double figures for Isle were Jordan Haggberg with 12. While Lindsey Lahr and Kylee Conner both finished with 11. Amber Zimpel dished out 9 assists for Isle. Aitkin was led by Mikayla Michaletz's 15 points.

* Hill-Murray 77, Highland Park 45: Hill-Murray starters were able to get a big lead and the JV came in the game with 10 minutes left and running time. The leading scorer was Tessa Cichy with 22 points before relaxing on the bench. Corrine McCallum was out for the game with an ankle injury.

Monday's Roundup:

* Cook County Vikings 101, North Shore 22: The Cook County Vikings traveled the North Shore to take on the young Silver Bay Mariners. The Vikings came out without their patented press but were still able to run the court for easy buckets, leading to a big halftime score. The Vikings moved into a zone in the second half and every bench player saw major minutes as the Vikings scored a 101-22 win over the Mariners. Brea Boomer led all scorers with 23 points, while Ailee Larson chipped in 17. Junior Ashley Deschampe, Bekah Laky, and Molly Zafft (coming off of a shoulder injury) all scored 13.

* Edison 98, Patrick Henry: Viria Livingston scored a game high 31 and 7th grader Andrayah Adams netted 25 for Edison.

* St. Paul Central 67, Harding 13: Freshman guard Lyric Williams scored 18 to lead Central.

* Centennial 69, Anoka 35: Danika Gieske and Kahla Becken scored 18 and 16 points.

* Maple Grove 77, Andover 54: Senior Stephanie Davison led MG with 23 points.

* Chisage Lakes 81, Irondale 68: Whitney Tinjum had 20 points.

* Barnum 68, Hibbing 34

Nine Minnesotans compete in Big Ten contest

* Minnesota vs. Michigan: Minnesota won its 3rd consecutive Big Ten game. Coach Pam Borton says, "This team is playing with heart, passion and grit." The game featured nine Minnesota athletes, Sari Noga, Katie Loberg, Kiara Buford, Brianna Mastey, Nicole Mastey, Jackie Voigt, Amber Dvorak, Courtney Boylan & Kate Thompson (Michigan).


KUDOS!

* Marissa Janning played three games last week, scoring 87 points (29 each game), 34 rebounds, 17 assists and 23 steals. She had two double-doubles and one triple-double.

* Whitney Weisz had a solid week for the Little Falls Flyers. In a win over Bemidji, she scored her 1,000th point and finished with 23 points and 12 rebounds. In a close battle against state ranked Fergus Falls (9 point loss), she finished with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Currently Weisz is averaging 20 points, 11 rebounds, 3 blocks, and 3 assists.

* Tailor Raymond helped the Nicollet Raiders to a three win week. The sophomore averaged 17 points, 9 rebounds, 3 blocks and 2 assists per game last week.

 

week 10

Nine Minnesotans compete in Big Ten contest

* Minnesota vs. Michigan: Minnesota won its 3rd consecutive Big Ten game. Coach Pam Borton says, "This team is playing with heart, passion and grit." The game featured nine Minnesota athletes, Sari Noga, Katie Loberg, Kiara Buford, Brianna Mastey, Nicole Mastey, Jackie Voigt, Amber Dvorak, Courtney Boylan & Kate Thompson (Michigan).

KUDOS!

* Marissa Janning played three games last week, scoring 87 points (29 each game), 34 rebounds, 17 assists and 23 steals. She had two double-doubles and one triple-double.

* Whitney Weisz had a solid week for the Little Falls Flyers. In a win over Bemidji, she scored her 1,000th point and finished with 23 points and 12 rebounds. In a close battle against state ranked Fergus Falls (9 point loss), she finished with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Currently Weisz is averaging 20 points, 11 rebounds, 3 blocks, and 3 assists.

* Tailor Raymond helped the Nicollet Raiders to a three win week. The sophomore averaged 17 points, 9 rebounds, 3 blocks and 2 assists per game last week.


Saturday's Roundup:

* Nicollet 53, Maple River 39: Nicollet jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. Tailor Raymond had 15 points 8 rebounds and three other players scored in double figures Kasslin Swenson had 10 and Whitney Wills and Anna Skrien each had 11. Kayla Wenner had 9 rebounds, 6 assists and 6 blocks. The Raiders have won 9-10 games.

Friday's Roundup:

VanRiper-Rose clutch from long range

* Eden Prairie Eagles 69, Edina Hornets 54: Morgan VanRiper-Rose was 5-of-6 from beyond the arc and finished with 21 points to lead the Eagles to a Lake Conference victory. Senior Aubrey Davis added 12, and Jackie Johnson chipped in with eight points. Edina was led by Katybeth Biewen with 17 points. MC McGory scored 16, and Lindsay Johnson finished with 13 for the Hornets. Eden Prairie will host the top ranked Hopkins Royals next Tuesday in a rematch. Hopkins won the first contest in December.

* Minnetonka 70, Wayzata 55: Minnetonka's big-3, Katy Winge, Ali McArthur and Joanna Hedstrom scored 52 of Tonka's 70 points. Winge led all scorers with 21, McArthur netted 17 and Hedstrom scored 14. Wayzata was led by Kayla Timmerman and Marissa Grossfeld with 14 and 11 points.

* Maple Grove 67, Blaine 29: Maple Grove had their 2nd big conference win this week over Blaine. After being tied 18 all in the first half, the Crimson went on a 17-0 run to end the half 35-18. Stephanie Davison led all scores with 22, Ellen Edison had 14 and Anna Gerdes added 11. Earlier this week, Maple Grove defeated Anoka 62-29. Stephanie Davison had 19 in that contest. Ellen Edison and Carolyn Derksen each had 11.

 

* Caledonia 67, Wabasha Kellogg 47: Caledonia picked up a conference win over Wabsha Kellogg. The Warriors were led by senior Amber Sorenson with 14, senior Molly Mullins with 10 and sophomore Emma Lange with 10. The warriors improve to 16-3 overall and 15-0 in the conference.

* Champlin Park, 63 Andover 58: Alexis Alexander, Alyse Kaml, and Kate Darnell all scored in double figures to lead the Rebels over the Huskies. Kaml collected 10 rebounds to earn her first career double-double.

* Shakopee 50, Northfield 32: Rachel Hentges led Shakopee with 22 points.

* Delasalle 69, St. Croix Lutheran 50: Allina Starr had 20 and Tyseanna Johnson had 19 to lead Delasalle. Jordan Wehrenberg scored 25 points to lead St. Croix Lutheran.

* Hill-Murray 70, Simley 26: Corrine McCallum scored 25 to lead HM.

* White Bear Lake 56, Monds View 54, OT: Lindsay Paulson had 14 to lead WBL.

* Osseo 66, Coon Rapids 43: Mikayla Bailey scored 19 to lead Osseo.

Thursday's Roundup:

* Sauk Centre 89, Albany 65: Kali Peschel 35 points 14 rebounds, 6 asssts. Maren Greenwaldt 18 points, 6 threes, Macey weller 12. Albany Emily Geohring 23, Emma Zierdan 13.

* Nicollet 59, JWP 34: Tailor Raymond led the Raiders to a non-conference win over JWP Bulldogs. Tailor led the Raiders with 25 points going 10/12 from the field and pulled down 8 rebounds. Kayla Wenner added 11 points aand 11 boards.

* Cook County 73. Babbitt-Embarrass 26: There wasn't much question which team was going to come up with the board. The Vikings also had a nice night on the free throw line, going 20-28, led by Ash ley Deschampe (7-8) and Boomer (5-6). The 73-26 win pushes the Vikings record to 13-2, with road games on Friday and Monday at Wrenshall and SIlver Bay.

KUDOS!

Morgan Van Riper-Rose reaches 1,000 points

* On Tuesday, Jan. 25 vs Wayzata, Morgan Van Riper-Rose became the 3rd player in Eden Prairie Girls Basketball history to score 1,000 points for her career. She has been a 3-year varsity starter, selected All-Conference and All-State last season, and considered one of the best shooters in the state. She has signed with the University of Denver to play college basketball. Her achievement will be recognized before Friday night's (Jan. 28 at 7pm) home game vs Edina.

* On Monday, Windom's guard Chelsea Garrison had a career high 36 points in the Eagles non conference victory over the Wabasso Rabbits 75-61.

Wednesday's Roundup:

* Fulda 70, Edgerton 56: Fulda, MN - Courtney Hulstein dropped in 29 points, dished out 7 assists. While her sister Britney Hulstein added 20 points and 5 assists for the Raiders 70-56 Red Rock Conference win and a tie for first place with Adrian. Edgerton was led by Racheal Steffl's double-double, 15 points and 13 rebounds.

Tuesday's Roundup:

Hill-Murray steamrolls Richfield by 35 points: Doolittle reaches 1,000

* Hill-Murray 84, Richfield 49: Hill-Murray was up by as many as 45 points and showed why they are the No. 2 ranked team in the state by steamrolling Richfield. The star of the game was Bethany Doolittle, who reached the 1,000th point milestone in her career. Doolittle scored 33 points for the game. Corrine McCallum had 16, and Claire Van Dyk had 14 and Tessa Cichy scored 11.

* Pipestone Area 54, Luverne 43: Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
Luverne, MN - The visiting Arrows jumped out to a 19-4 surge and maintained and maintained the scoreboard advantage the entire game in a southwest conference match-up defeating host Luverne 54-43. Pipestone was led by Bree Woelber with 23 points, Katie Litka and Amanda Haupert each added 11 points for the Arrows. Luverne was led by Katlyn Sawtelle with 15 points and 8 steals.

* Marshall 62, Jackson County Central 56, OT: Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 Jackson, MN - The Marshall Tigers hand Huskies first loss 62-56 in overtime. The Marshall Tigers up by seven with four minutes left in the game but JCC fought back to tie it up right at the end of regulation 49-49 and send it to overtime where the Tigers outscored the Huskies 13-7 in the extra stanza and claim the southwest conference win. Marshall was led by Kelsey Saugstad with 24 points (6-6 from the FT line). JCC was led by Whitney Burmeister with 24 points and Coutrney Kruse added 18 points for the Huskies. No other players hit double figures on either team. The two teams split on the year and are tied for the Conference lead.

Week 9 Impact Players

Marissa Janning, Watertown-Mayer - Player of the week
Whitney Tinjum, Chisago Lakes
Christine Thorn, SMA
Amazih Eickhoff, Albany
Becca Dahlman, Braham
Chelsey McGee, Cooper
Richell Mehus, Spring Grove

Michelle Young, Woodbury
Taylor Thunsted, New London Spicer
Alissa Autio, Floodwood
Phyllis Webb, Osseo
Apiew Ojulu, Lakeville North
Jenna Dockter, Eastview

 

Scherber is back!

* Jefferson 55, Kennedy 53: Britney Scherber returns only 2 weeks after a ruptured appendix. She finished with a team high 15 points, 6 assists, and 5 steals. Heather Bachman was big for Kennedy, dominating the paint for 28 points.

 

Sorenson hits eight three-pointers for a school record

* Caledonia 78, St. Charles 47: Caledonia jumped out to a 50-25 halftime lead and never looked back. The 15-3 Warriors were paced by Amber Sorenson, who was 8-11 from the three-point line for a school record. Sorenson ended the night with 30 points. Sophomore Emma Lange scored 26 points.

* Isle 81, Pine City 39: Amber Zimpel led Isle with 21 points, 4 assists, 4 steals, 4 rebounds. Lindsey Lahr had 17 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds and 3 steals. Jordan Haggberg was also in double figures with 10 points, 5 steals, and 3 assists. Isle hit 8 threes in the game. Pine City was led by Gretchen Linzmeier with 17 points and Karina Nordrum with 15.

Royals survive "dog fight"

* Hopkins 53, Edina 40: Tuesday's game was a typical game in the Lake Conference, as two foes met to do battle. The game was very physical, and the referees let them play. The score was 22-22 at halftime. Hopkins got it together in the second half, led by Nia Coffey's 15 points. Sydney Coffey netted 12 points, and Ebony Livingston scored 11 points. Brianna Williams chipped in with 10 points. MC McGory had a team high 15 points for Edina.

* Eden Prairie 67, Wayzata 55: Shayne Mullaney had 18, Jackie Johnson 17 and Morgan Van Riper-Rose added 14. Wayzata's Marissa Grossfeld scored 25 points to lead all scorers.

* Providence 57, New Life Academy 36: Ann Marie Healy had 17, and Nicole Frogner added 15 to lead Providence.

* Roseville 46, Woodbury 45: Megan Stuart scored 19 for Roseville, and Michelle Young had 25 for Woodbury.

* Red Wing 59, Shakopee 48: Tesha Buck netted 21 to lead Red Wing.

Monday's Roundup:

* Edison 105, Four Directions Charter 24: Viria Livingston had 32, Deidra Carr had a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Andrayah Adams added 15 points and 4 assists.

* Isle 80, Cromwell 39: Amber Zimpel led three Isle players in double figures with 19 points, 5 steals, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists. Maja Coomes added 15 points, 4 steals, and 3 assists. And Lindsey Lahr had 13 points, 8 assists, 7 rebounds, and 3 steals. Twelve different players scored for Isle. Cromwell was led by Mikayla Cahoon's 14 points

* Windom Area 75, Wabasso 61: Monday, January 24th, 2011
Windom, MN - Windom's Guard Chelsea Garrison had a career high 36 points in the Eagles non conference victory over the Wabasso Rabbits 75-61. The Eagles also got a stellar performance from guard Sierra Even who scored 24 points and pulled down 18 rebounds and Amber Eigenberg added 13 points, the three combined for 73 of their teams 75 points. Kimberly Frank had 25 poiints for Wabasso.

KUDOS!

* Chisago Lakes' Bryanna Sernstrom, a 6'4" freshman post, had a monster game against St. Louis Park on Friday. She had an unusual double-double, 15 blocked shots and 16 points in a 48-33 win.

* Christine Thorn is a junior guard who had a big week for the St. Michael-Albertville Knights, helping the Knights go 3-0 on the week and helped the Knights stay unbeaten in the conference with wins over Cambridge – Isanti and previously unbeaten Buffalo. Against CI, she scored a career high 30 points, 3 assists, 6 rebounds and 3 steals. On Thursday she led the Knights with 14 points, 4 rebounds and 3 steals. Her week ended on Saturday as she scored 22 against St. Francis and also had 4 rebounds and 5 steals to help the Knights cap off a perfect week and improve their overall record to 12-2. For the week totals, she had 66 points, 5 assists, 12 rebounds, 11 steals. She also went 14 for 17 from the free throw line.

* Albany's freshman Amazih Eickhoff had a triple-double in Friday's 76-39 win against Cloud Cathedral. She had 21 points, 11 rebounds and 10 steals.

 

week 9

KUDOS!

* Chisago Lakes' Bryanna Sernstrom, a 6'4" freshman post, had a monster game against St. Louis Park on Friday. She had an unusual double-double, 15 blocked shots and 16 points in a 48-33 win.

* Christine Thorn is a junior guard who had a big week for the St. Michael-Albertville Knights, helping the Knights go 3-0 on the week and helped the Knights stay unbeaten in the conference with wins over Cambridge – Isanti and previously unbeaten Buffalo. Against CI, she scored a career high 30 points, 3 assists, 6 rebounds and 3 steals. On Thursday she led the Knights with 14 points, 4 rebounds and 3 steals. Her week ended on Saturday as she scored 22 against St. Francis and also had 4 rebounds and 5 steals to help the Knights cap off a perfect week and improve their overall record to 12-2. For the week totals, she had 66 points, 5 assists, 12 rebounds, 11 steals. She also went 14 for 17 from the free throw line.

* Albany's freshman Amazih Eickhoff had a triple-double in Friday's 76-39 win against Cloud Cathedral. She had 21 points, 11 rebounds and 10 steals.

Saturday's Roundup:

* Hopkins 76, Orono 56: The top ranked Hopkins Royals depth proved to be the difference as six players scored at least nine points in the game. Nia Coffey led the way with 13, Sydney Coffey and Shannon O'Toole scored 12 points each, TT Starks added 11, and Mikaala Shackleford and Brianna Williams scored nine points each. Hopkins improves to 16-0.

* Minnetonka 67, Buffalo 62: Minnetonka's Katy Winge led with 23, Ali McArthur added 13, and Joanna Hedstrom netted 12. Buffalo's Molly Muntifering had 15.

* Braham 69, Princeton 34: Becca Dahlman had 28, Hannah Dahlman 12 and Katie Nickles 10. Princeton's Mariah Clarin finished with 10 points.

* Caledonia 73, Waukon IA 39: Caledonia improves to 14-3 overall with a 73-39 win over Waukon IA. The warriors had five players in double figures. Senior Amber Sorenson scored 19 points, 17 of which came in the first half. Sophomore Maria Fruechte added 13, sophomore Emma Lange scored 11, senior Bobbi Jo Schuttemeier had 11, and sophomore Taylor Winjum chipped in with 10. The warriors hit 11 3's on the night, eight of which coming in the first half from five different players.

* Nicollet 55 GHEC 49: Anna Skrien had 5 steals and 17 points and Tailor Raymond scored 13 points and had 11 rebounds and 4 steals in the win. Nicollet is on a even-game winning streak.

KUDOS!

Watertown-Mayer's Marissa Janning on fire!

* Marissa Janning netted 32 points in a 66-58 win against Waconia. In Janning's last four game she has 128 points, 19 steals, 28 rebounds, and 25 assists with only 6 turnovers.

Michelle Young on a roll

* Michelle Young Scored 36 points on Tuesday January 18th in the Woodbury (70 -41) win against Forest Lake. The 5'9" Combo Guard shot 60% from the field and made 12-of-13 free throws (93%). She also scored 20 points in Friday (1/21/11) night's game to lead Woodbury to a 49-48 wins over Mounds View.
Young has led the suburban East Conference throughout the season in scoring and has helped Woodbury to an 11-3 record.

Tinjum making noise!

* Whitney Tinjum has had an impressive week.The junior Wisconsin recruit had a double-double, 18 points and 10 rebounds in a 48-33 win against St. Louis Park. She is averaging a double-double for the 2010-11 season. She set a new school record in Thursday nights game against Forest Lake hitting 19 of 22 free throws and finishing with 25 points and 13 rebounds. On Tuesday nigh's win against Spring Lake Park, Tinjum scored 31 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.

Friday's Roundup:

Adams & Baker reach 1,000 points milestone

* Minnehaha 56, Concordia 32: Redhawk seniors Katelyn Adams and Sarina Baker are in the 1,000 career points club. Adams needed a 15-point performance and finished with 16 points, while Baker needed a 17-point performance and finished with 22 points.

* Albany 76, St. Cloud Cathedral 39: Albany's freshman Amazih Eickhoff had a triple double 21 points, 11 rebounds and 10 steals. senior Emily Tamm had 20 points in Friday's win over St. Cloud Cathedral.

* Worthington 74, Windom 47: Worthington, MN - Worthington's (6'3" Post) Martha Alwal was unstoppable as she and her teammates were ready for the scrappy Windom Eagles. The Trojans were at full strength as junior guard Megan Juber who broke her hand in the first meeting between the two teams was back and helped the Trojans defeat the Windom Eagles in a Southwest Conference contest 74-47. Worthington's Martha Alwal had a great game with 30 points, 14 rebounds, 8 blocks and 7 assists to lead the team. Kirsten anderson added 14 points and 12 boards. Windom was led by Amber Eigenberg with 13 points.

* New London Spicer 53, Mora 45: Taylor Thunsted drained four 3-pointers and finished with a game high 21 points.

* Floodwood 57, Cook County 51: The Floodwood Polar Bears came to Grand Marais for an intense Polar League and Section 7A matchup. They escaped with a 57-51 nail biter win. A back and forth contest was blown open in the last 3 minutes of the first half, when the Polar Bears went on a 9-2 run. Alissa Autio led the Polar Bears with 20 points, while junior Molli Durovec chipped in 13 points. Ashley Deschampe led all scorers with 29 and Bree Boomer added 15 points for Cook County. The Polar Bears improves to 11-4 while the loss drops the Vikings record to 11-2.

* Norwood Young America 60, Holy Family 59: Erpenbach led NYA with 24 and Hannah Schonhardt finished with 12 points for HF.

* Chisago Lakes 48, St. Louis Park 33: Whitney Tinjum had a double-double, 18 points and 10 rebounds for host Chisago Lakes. Tinjum has had an impressive week. She is averaging a double-double for the 2010-11 season. She set a new school record in Thursday nights game against Forest Lake hitting 19 of 22 free throws and finishing with 25 points and 13 rebounds. On Tuesday night against Spring Lake Park, Tinjum scored 31 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. She helped lead the Wildcats to a 71-70 win.

* Minneapolis South 76, Edison 67: Tori Rule led south 26 points and Sadiqah Jihad netted a season high 22 points. Eighth grader Viria Livingston finished with 25 points and seventh grader Andrayah Adams added 15 points and 5 assists for Edison.

* Hill-Murray 75, Henry Sibley 40: Hill-Murray had four players in double-figures, led by Tessa Cichy's 21, Bethany Doolittle added 15, Claire Van Dyk and Corrine McCallum each with 13 points.

* Osseo 67, Centennial 39: Phyllis Webb continues to be an impact player in big games. The Sophomore forward led all scorers with 23 points. Danika Gieske and 21 for Centennial.

* BSM 72, Totino-Grace 63: Olivia Antilla had 28.

* Lakeville North 59, Jefferson 30: Apiew Ojulu led LN with 24 points.

* Maple Grove 66, Elk River 38: Ellen Edison scored 18.

Thursday's Roundup:

Taylor Thunstedt has 50 3-pointers on the season

* New London-Spicer 77, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 40: Freshman guard Taylor Thunstedt hit eight 3-pointers and finished with 24 points, Karsee Knutson added 16 points (four 3-pointers), and Amanda Radel had 11 points. Jenna Langer scored 18 points and Samantha Zastrow had 16 to lead LPGE

* Orono 46, Hutchinson 33: Orono remains undefeated in Wright County and atop the conference. Hutchinson is number two. Jena Chuba led Orono with 16 points, Alicia Johnson netted 11, and Haley Erickson had 10.

* Princeton 71, Monticello 59: Senior Captain Mariah Clarin led her team to a 71-59 win over Monticello to help snap a 5-game losing streak. Clarin had 30 points 16 rebounds,6 blocks and 3 steals. During the Princeton's Big Lake game, Clarin, Katie Savage and Ashly McAlpine (all starters) were injured causing them to miss 5 games. McAlpine has not returned to play.

* Wayzata 66, Holy Family 33: Wayzata improves to 11-4 on the season behind the scoring of Marissa Grossfeld's 18 points and Kayla Timmerman's 16 points. Timmerman gave her verbal commitment to Iowa on Wednesday. Hannah Schonardt scored 9 points for Holy Family.

* Caledonia 68, Lewiston Altura 30: Caledonia picked up another Three Rivers Conference game beating Lewiston Altura on the road 68-30. The warriors only allowed 7 points in the 2nd half. Caledonia was led by Sophomore Emma Lange with 26 and Senior Amber Sorenson with 25 points and 7 assists. Sorenson hit 5 three's in the first half and finished the half with 19.

* Eastview 60, Prior Lake 36: Eastview raced out to a 33-13 half time lead and never looked back as senior Jenna Dockter had 33 points to lead the Eastview Lightning.

* Watertown-Mayer 66, Waconia 58: Marissa Janning had 32 points and Amanda Lynch added 17. In Janning's last four game she has 128 points, 19 steals, 28 rebounds, and 25 assists with 6 turnovers.

* Providence Academy 58, Heritage Christian Academy 21: Nicole Frogner led a balanced scoring attack for Providence with 12 points.

* Braham 95, East Central 51

KUDOS!

Mehus getting it done

* Tuesday night Spring Grove's Richell Mehus had an unusual triple-double in the Lions win over Lanesboro. Mehus had 15 points, 13 assists and 13 steals. Spring Grove improves to 16-1 overall.

Wednesday's Roundup:

The Tandem of McGee and Howard starting to "get it done"

* Cooper 39, Edina 37: The new look Cooper Hawks are 7-9 on the season. But, they are riding a three-game winning streak behind the highly-talented tandem of Chelsey McGee and Talayiah Rich Howard. Both players transferred from Minneapolis North and had to sit out the first half of the season. The "tandem" has been a stabilizing force since joining the lineup. McGee, a true point guard, finished with 13 points, and Howard added 10 points. MC McGory led Edina with 17 points.

 

Tuesday's Roundup:

* Braham 83, Ogilvie 31: Braham's defense forced 49 turnovers and had 33 steals all from a half court set. Becca Dahlman had 31, Katie Nickles 15, LIz Anderson 11, Hannah Dahlman 8, Austyn Eng 6, Kayla Nickles 5. Dahlman is averaging 31 points per game.

* Hill-Murray 58, North St. Paul 39: Hill-Murray dominated the game and was ahead 20 plus points for most of the game. Tessa Cichy scored 25 points and Corrine McCallum added 11.

* Maple Grove 77, Coon Rapids 47: Maple Grove ran to a 43-12 halftime lead and dominated the game throughout. Steph Davison led the Crimson with a game high 23 points.

* St. Anthony, St. Paul Academy: Junior Captain Ellie Zeller scored her 1000th career point for St. Anthony Tuesday night as they beat St. Paul Academy 60-21. Zeller has been a Tri-Metro All-Conference player ever since she began playing for the Huskies as an 8th grader.

* Champlin Park 70, Elk River 65: Junior guard Kate Darnell had 22 points and junior forward Hannah Marthaler netted 12 points and grabbed 6 rebounds to lead the Rebels over Elk River.

* Cook County Vikings 68, Cromwell Cardinal 50: The Vikings were led by Ailee Larson’s 21 points. Morrin added 14, while Ashley Deschampe chipped in 10. The win moves the Vikings record to 11-1 heading into a huge game on Friday night against Floodwood. The Polar Bears come in as a top Section 7A team and will face your Vikings at 6:30.

* Minneapolis Roosevelt 82, Edison 81: Kaylina Edwards led Roosevelt with 26 points. Eighth grader Viria Livingston had a career high 30 points, 16 rebounds and 6 assists for Edison. Seventh grader Andrayah Adams is averaging 6.1 assists for Edison.

* Caledonia 60, Plainview Elgin Millville 29: Caledonia raced out to a 27-0 lead to start the Three Rivers Conference match-up and never looked back. Caledonia was led by sophomore Emma Lange with 21 points and senior Amber Sorenson with 12. Caledonia improves to 11-0 in the conference and 11-3 overall. This was the sixth straight win for the Warriors.

* Isle 72, East Central 53: Maja Coomes scored 24 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. Amber Zimpel had 14 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 steals. Lindsey Lahr added 9 points and 7 assists. And Tember Cooper scored 11. East Central was lead by Audra McAllister's 20 points and Caitlyn Ludwig with 14.

* SW 82, Henry 15: Twelve players scored for SW (8-4) as they defeated Henry 82-15. Vinishia Jackson led the Lakers with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 8 steals. Micah Thornquist added 7 points, 11 rebounds and 7 blocks. Junior guard Rayna Lindsey chipped in 13 points and freshman guard Naja Woods added 12 points. Aviance English had 4 points for Henry. The Lakers host section opponent Armstrong at home tomorrow.

* Holy Family 62, Belle Plaine 45: Hannah Schonhardt scored 14 points and is at 969 points and 810 rebounds for her career.

* St. Anthony 60, St. Paul Academy 21: Junior Captain Ellie Zeller scored her 1000th career point for St. Anthony Tuesday night as they beat St. Paul Academy 60-21. Zeller has been Tri-Metro All Conference ever since she began playing for the Huskies as an 8th grader.

 


Week 8 Impact Players

Danika Gieske, Centennial - Player of the week
Tori Rule, Minneapolis South
Kali Peschel, Sauk Centre
Megan Pold Prior Lake

Alicia Boe, Sebeka
Sierra Even, Windom Area
Kayla Timmerman, Wayzata

KUDOS!

* Tarah Cleveland, sophomore from Menahga, is averaging 26.5 points per game and has 3 games between 30 and 40 (30, 35, 37) and 2 over 40 (42 and 46) already this year.

* Minnehaha Academy's Katelyn Adams is at 970 career points, and Sarina Baker is at 960. They have 2 home games this week - St. Agnes on Tuesday and Concordia Academy on Friday. There is a good chance both players could reach 1,000 points Friday night!

* Jordan's Madison Dean, a 5-8 freshman guard, poured in 27 points in a 3-point win over conference rival Belle Plaine last week.

* Tori Rule scored 37points in a 74-55 win over St. Paul Johnson last week. Minneapolis South is 15-0 due to the play of Rule.

Monday's Roundup:
* Nicollet 62, Cleveland 48: Tailor Raymond scored 25 points and pulled down 11 rebounds and had 5 blocks. Kayla Wenner scored 10 and had 9 rebounds and 6 assists for the Raiders.

* Windom Area 59, Adrian 46: Windom, MN - The host Windom Area Eagles defeated the Adrian Dragons (10-2) who came in with only two losses on the year, one of them an overtime loss to Fulda 67-64 and a one point loss to Wabasso 45-44. The Eagles came out and battled the Dragons and built a 29-21 halftime lead. Windom was led by the play of senior guards Sierra Even (14 points in the first half)and Chelsea Garrison (9 first half points)as the Eagles took control in the first half. The senior guard duo caused problems all night long for the Dragons. However Adrian kept pressuring and fighting to stay in the game thanks to senior post and playmaker Karli Meyer. The Dragons tried to eliminate the Eagles Sierra Even by double teaming, a box and one and full court face guarding her the entire second half. That didn't stop the Eagles team from claiming a 59-46 victory over the Adrian Dragons. Windom was led by Sierra Even 25 points, 19 rebounds, 5 steals, 5 assists and 2 blocks. Chelsea Garrison had 21 points, 5 steals and Kelcey Olson added 7 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the Eagles. Adrian was led by Karli Meyer with 23 points and 7 rebounds. Hailee Heitkamp added 9 points for the Dragons.

McDonald's names 2011 All American Games Nominees

* Today, dozens of student-athletes across the country are one step closer to becoming McDonald’s All Americans as the company behind the annual prep basketball showcase announces the full list of 2011 McDonald’s All American Nominees.

Minnesota Nominees

Katelyn Adams Minnehaha
Rachel Banham Lakeville North
Kahla Becken Centennial
Ann Marie Brown St. Peter
Mariah Clarin Princeton
Bethany Doolittle Hill-Murray
Ellen Edison Maple Grove
Kayla Hirt Bemidji
Kayla Hulsebus St. Croix Lutheran
Carla Lutes New Life Academy
Apiew Ojulu Lakeville North
Sattoria Rule Minneapolis South
Amber Sorenson Caledonia
Megan Stuart Roseville
Erica Trabing Prior Lake
Brianna Williams Hopkins
Katy Winge Minnetonka
Michelle Young Woodbury

 


week 8

Friday's Roundup:

Rule nets 37 points

* Minneapolis South 74, St. Paul Johnson 55: Tori rule got 37 tonight as South remains unbeaten at 15-0. The Lady Tigers may not be tested, the rest of the regular season, until February 12 when they host Eden Prairie.

* Isle 81, Hinckley-Finlayson 31: The Isle Huskies improved to 10-2 on the season by beating the Hinckley-Finlayson Jaguars 81-31. Ten players got in the scoring column for Isle. Four players finished in double figures led by Lindsey Lahr's 17 points and 4 steals. Amber Zimpel finished with 16 points, 4 assists and 3 steals. Jordan Haggberg also scored 16 points, pulled down 8 rebounds and had 3 assists and 3 steals. Maja Coomes had 14 points and 5 steals. H-F was led by Taylor Grimm's 17 points.

* Shakopee 41, Farmington 34: Rachel Hentges scored 17 points as Shakopee proves they are for real this season.

* Maple Grove 53, Edina 46: Stephanie Papas stepped up with 13 points to help Maple Grove get back on the winning track. MC McGrory scored 23 points to lead Edina.

* Hill-Murray 66, Mahtomedi 32: Bethany Doolittle had 23 points in the win.

* White Bear Lake 45, Woodbury: Alexis Foley scored 15 to lead WBL and Michelle Young netted 26 points for Woodbury.

* Wayzata 71, Roosevelt 45: Marissa Grossfeld led the host Trojans with 23 points and teammate Kayla Timmerman added 20.

* Eastview 65, Rosemount 33: Alex Beckman and Jenna Dockter scored 22 and 20 points for Eastview.

* Kennedy 75, Rosemount 33: Jade Martin led 4 Kennedy players in double figures with 17 points.

* Watertown-Mayer 70, Mound-Westonica 46: Marissa Janning scored 30.

* Roseville 72, Hastings 20: Megan Stuart scored 24.

* Red Wing 71, Northfield 31: Tesha Buck scored 24 points.

* Richfield 71, Tartan 51: Richfield's Jessica January scored 29 points and Tartan's Takendra Elbert scored 23 points to lead Tartan.

 

Thursday's Roundup:

Young guns getting it done for the Tommies

* Minneapolis Edison 74, Minneapolis Washburn 61: Edison was led by eighth grader Vira Livingston with 22 points and seventh grade guard Andrayah Adams with 13. Senior Deidra Carr added 13 points for the Tommies as well. Edison improves to 4-4 on the season.

Jackson tallies triple-double

* Minneapolis SW 97, Minneapolis North 16: All 11 players scored for the Lakers (7-3) as they defeated Minneapolis North 97-16. Vinishia Jackson finished the game with a triple-double, 23 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists, 5 steals and 2 blocks. Eighth grader Samantha Ward had a career high 15 points. Junior guard Rayna Lindsey added 13 points and freshman guard Naja Woods finished with 13 points. Shardarryl Harris led the Polars with 8 points.

* Sauk Centre 61, NLS 48: Kali Peschel had 25 points to lead Sauk Centre. Peschel had 24 points versus Mora earlier in the week. The NLS game was a big win as conference title implications and seeding for subsection looms. The team have been playing well with wins over Minnehaha, and Bloomington Kennedy.

* Champlin Park 66, Coon Rapids 63 2OT: Coon Rapids led 58-55 when junior guard Kate Darnell drained a three for Champlin Park with 3 seconds left to force overtime. Darnell's two free throws with 18 seconds left would break a 63-63 tie in the second overtime and help the Rebels to a 66-63 win. Darnell had 18 of her 22 after halftime. Junior Hannah Marthaler recorded a double-double (11 pts, 12 rebs) for the Rebels. Senior post Caitlyn Happke scored 21 for the Cardinals.

* Caledonia 58, Stewartville 38: Caledonia played shut down defense as they came out victorious in a game that featured the top team in the Three Rivers conference in Caledonia and the top team in the Hiawatha Valley conference Stewartville. Caledonia led the whole way led by Senior Amber Sorenson with 15, Sophomore Maria Fruechte with 13 and sophomore Emma Lange with 11 points.

* Holy Family 70, LeSueur-Henderson 59: Holy Family improves to 9-6
as Hannah Schonhardt scored 14 points. Schonhardt is now at 947 points for her career. Teammate Emily Bauer led all scorers with 24 points. Gretta Schultz netted 17 points for Lesueur-Henderson who drops to 6-5.

* Hopkins 93, Roseville 51: The top ranked Hopkins Royals rolled, and the game went into running time with Sydney Coffey scoring a game high 22 points, Brianna Williams added 18 and Nia Coffey tallied 14. Senior Megan Stuart scored 22 points for Roseville.

* Minnetonka 63, Blaine 49: Joanna Hedstrom had a game high 15 points for Tonka.

Bethany Doolittle, Hill-Murray

Tuesday's Roundup:

* Holdingford Huskers 58, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 54: The Huskers were led by freshman guard Joelle Ertl with 25 points including four three-point baskets.

* Minnetonka 59, North St. Paul 53: Katy Winge led all scorers with 22, North St Paul's Lisa Loeffler had 16.

* Red Wing 73, Holy Angels 35: Red Wing's Tesha Buck had 17 points including her 1,000th point.

* Farmington 56, Chanhassen 50: Farmington remains unbeaten at 11-0 with a solid win against Chanhassen. Jordan Bridges led Farmington with 15 points.

* Roseville 56, Park Cottage Grove 43: Senior Megan Stuart had a game high 23 points for Roseville.

* Osseo 59, Champlin Park 49: Osseo improves to 13-2 led by sophomore guard Janay Morton with 16 points. Osseo two losses came against top ranked Hopkins and defending state champion Lakeville North.

* Lakeville North 75, Eastview 64: Rachel Banham scored 30 points to lead North to a big win against arch-rival Eastview. Alex Beckman and Amber Mehr scored 18 points each to lead Eastview.

* Kennedy 79, Apple Valley 64: Heather Bachman had 15 points to lead Kennedy. Kennedy had five players in double figures.

* St. Paul Central 68, Highland Park 50: Jen Hill scored 16.

* Edina 49, Richfield 38: Edina held Richfield's Jessica January to 10 points, 20 under her average of 30. Edina's Katybeth Biewen led all scorers with 15 .

* Centennial 72, Maple Grove 62: Danika Gieske scored 26 for Centennial.

* Cook County 92, Silver Bay 20: The 2nd half saw a good mix of starters and young bench players seeing action in a soft zone, with some young players stepping into the mix by making some plays. Molly Zafft took charge when she was out there and was aggressive in attacking the basket. Breana Peterson did a great job of handling the ball and had 5 assists, while Kaitlynn Linnell played tough inside to score 12 points. In general, the young girls played with good intensity. The 91-20 win pushes the Vikings record to 9-1 with a road game at Mesabi East on Thursday. Box) Silver Bay – Tara Dow 4, Alicia Nopola 6, Allana Lampton 6, Leigh Lampton 4. Totals 9 2-5 20. Cook County – Ailee Larson 16, Ashley Deschampe 20, Breana Peterson 2, Bekah Laky 6, Theresa Morrin 4, Jessica Berg-Collman 4, Molly Zafft 10, Brea Boomer 17, Kaitlynn Linnell 12.

* Hopkins 76, Holy Family 37: Senior Brianna Williams led Hopkins with 18 points while Hannah Schonhardt was held to just six points for Holy Family. Schonhardt is 58 points away from reaching 1,000 points for her career.

* Caledonia 59 Kingsland 36: Caledonia picked up a big conference road win. The warriors were led by senior Amber Sorenson with 28, hitting 6 threes. Sophomore Emma Lange also hit double digits with 15.

* Minneapolis Southwest 90, Tartan 53: The Lakers (6-3) defeated Tartan (4-8) 60-53. The Lakers were led by senior forward Vinishia Jackson's 26 points and 11 rebounds. Freshman Naja Woods added 15 points and Erica Parker 10 points. Tartan was led by freshman Takendra Elbert's 18 points.

* Braham 85, Isle 58

 


week 7

 

Friday's Roundup:

Grossfeld clutch at the charity stripe

* Wayzata 70, Buffalo 49: The host Wayzata Trojans beat the Buffalo Bison behind a 22 point performance from junior guard Marissa Grossfeld. Grossfeld was 10-of-13 from the charity stripe while 6'3" post Kayla Timmerman did her damage in the paint and finished with 17 points. Buffalo came into the game ranked as high as #5 in some polls. Molly Muntifering led the Bison with 13 points.

* Woodbury 50, Stillwater 48: Woodbury Senior Michelle Young scored 24 points in a 50-48 win over Suburban East Conference foe Stillwater on Friday. Young leads the conference in scoring at 23.1 points per game. Woodbury senior Michelle Young scored nearly half of the Royals points in in the win. Kayla Hinton scored 12 points and Kristina White had 10 points for the Royals. Kristin Sahr was the leading scorer for Stillwater with 13 points, followed by Hannah Savandevidt with 12 points.

* North St. Paul 61, Richfield 56: Abbey Loger led a balanced scoring attack with 12 points as North St. Paul had five players in double figures. Michelle Savegeau, Lisa Loeffler and Sophie Jaskulske scored 11 point each, while Rachel Colter added 10 points. Richfield's Jessica January finished with 28 points, two points off her scoring average of 30.3 ppg.

* Lakeville North 68, Kennedy 39: Rachel Banham had 23 points in the win and Jade Martin scored 12 points for Kennedy.

* Jefferson 62, Eagan 43: Britney Scherber returned from a sprained ankle and didn't miss a beat as she scored 17 points for Jefferson.

 

Thursday's Roundup:

* Hopkins 79, Delasalle 57: Brianna Williams had 19 points to lead the top ranked Royals over the Islanders. Sydney Coffey and Nia Coffey added 12 and 10 points. Mariah Adanene had a season high 26 points for Delasalle.

* Minnetonka 65, St. Michael Albertville 47: Ali McArthur led three players in double figures with 15 points. Teammates Katy Winge added 14 and Joanna Hedstrom scored 11.

* Eastview 72, Burnsville 46: All 13 players scored for Eastview led by Alex Beckman's 23 points.

* Roseville 62, Eastridge 36

* Parkers Prairie 85, Browerville 29

* Marshall 73, Windom Area 58

* Isla 61, Ogilvie 29

* Farmington 61, Redwing 57

 

Tuesday's Roundup:

* Fulda 67, Adrian 64: Fulda, MN - The fans were treated to one heck of a basketball game, as these two teams battled out going into overtime to decide the winner. They battled back and forth in the final minutes of the game with Adrian's Karli Meyer hitting a pair of free throws to tie the score at 59-59 with 37 seconds left. Fulda's Coach called a couple of timeout's in the remaining time to give the Raiders one shot attempt to win the game. Fulda's Courtney Hulstein attempt failed and sending the two teams into overtime, where Fulda outlasted Adrian 67-64. Fulda was led by Kassie Wilkening with 19 points and 10 rebounds. While Courtney Hulstein added 17 points and Brittany Hulstein scored 14 points for the Raiders. Adrian was led by Karli Meyer with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Hailee Heitkamp added 10 points for the Dragons. More >>>


* JCC 72, Windom Area 61: Windom, MN - JCC was led by Leslie Handzus with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists. The Kruse Twins scored double digits for JCC with Brittney adding 14 points, 8 rebounds and 4 steals. While Courtney adding 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 steals. Whitney Burmeister added 11 points, 15 rebounds and 5 steals. While Kaylee Benson had 10 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Windom was led by Sierra Even who had an excellent game scoring 27 points (12-16 shooting for the game)(2pt 9-12)(3pt 3-4), pulling down 15 rebounds, with 6 steals and 2 assists. Chelsea Garrison added 12 points for the Eagles. Over the Christmas break the Windom Eagles lost starting post Abby Hayenga, with a broken leg, she's out for the season, a very solid rebounder and a very good defensive player. More >>>

* Worthington 63, Pipestone Area 52: Worthington, MN - The Trojans Kirsten Anderson was 9-10 from the freethrow line hit 6 of them in the final minutes of the game to help seal the Trojans 11-point win over the Arrows 63-52. The Trojans were led by Martha Alwal's double double with 21 points, 18 rebounds. While Kirsten Anderson added 20 points, 9 rebounds and 5 steals. Pipestone was led by Jamie Lentz with 14 points, Katie Litka added 11. While Amanda Haupert, Cassie Evans and Bree Woelber added seven points each for the Arrows. More >>>

* Champlin Park Rebels 56, Armstrong Falcons 49: Kate Darnell scored 17 and freshman Alexis Alexander netted 15 points as the Rebels held off the Falcons. Kassie Kaluzniak led the Falcons with 12 points.

* Hopkins 69, Chaska 23: The Top ranked Hopkins Royals had no problem with Chaska. Brianna Williams led the way with 14 points.

* Hill-Murray 58, South St. Paul 23: Corrine McCallum scored 13.

* Woodbury 70, Hasting 23: Woodbury Royals beat the Hastings Lady Raiders 70-23 With Kristina White scoring 21 points and Michelle Young's 20 points.

* Richfield 76, Simley 48: Sophomore guard Jessica January, the Metro leading scorer, netted 34 point.

* Minneapolis South 74, Washburn 30: Tori Rule finished with 22 points as the Lady Tigers remain undefeated.

* Osseo 69, Andover 60: Phillis Webb scored 23 points.

* Centennial 68, Park Center 39: Kahla Becken had a team high 18 points.

* Bloomington Kennedy 87, Burnsville 73: Jade Martin led all scorers with 28 points.

* Eastview 79, Eagan 60: Senior Alex Backman scored 22 points in the win.

 

* Lakeville North 80, Lakeville South 23
* Edina 50, Shakopee 38

* Isle 74, Onamia 36: The Isle Huskies visited the Onamia Panthers and
cruised to a 74-36 win. Isle hit 12 three-pointers by 5 different players. The
Huskies were led by Lindsey Lahr's 24 points, 6 steals, and 3 assists. Also in
double figures were Maja Coomes 17 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and Jordan Haggberg with 15 points. Amber Zimpel had 7 assists and Kylee Conner pulled down 10 boards. Isle improves to 8-1 on the season.

* Minneapolis Southwest 59, Minneapolis Roosevelt 55: It was a close game throughout, but Southwest (5-2, 2-0 in Mpls Conference) came away with a road win at Roosevelt (6-4, 1-1 in Mpls Conference) 59-55. Senior guard Vinishia Jackson led the Lakers with 19 points and 10 rebounds and senior post Micah Thornquist chipped in 12 points and 4 rebounds. Southwest plays at #5 Ranked Minneapolis South on Friday.

* BSM 59, St. Paul Highland Park 42: BSM was led by Juniors Khadijah Shumpert with 17 and Olivia Antilla with 14, including Antilla's 1,000th point of her career. Other scorers for BSM were Lindsay Kaminski with 11, Josie Dillon with 9, Grace Coughlin with 5, Abby Minea with 2 and Sidney Pilarski with 1. Highland was led by Kionda Nicks with 12.

* Cook County 84, Moose Lake/Willow River 39: Junior Ashley Deschampe nailed a couple threes to finish the night with 22 points and the bench players came in and finished off the game. Ailee Larson led the Vikings with 24 points and Brea Boomer added 14 points to go along with her 11 rebounds. Juniors Molly Zafft and Bekah Laky played well, chipping in 10 and 6 points respectively.

* Holy Family 46, Sibley East 35: Hannah Schonhardt scored 19 points to lead Holy Family. Val Kloeckl scored 10 points for Sibley East.

 


week 6

Tinjum gives verbal commitment to Wisconsin Badgers

* Chisago Lakes' Whitney Tinjum has given a verbal commitment to the Wisconsin Badgers to play basketball. Tinjum has been playing varsity basketball since the eighth grade. She plays AAU basketball for North Tartan.

Hopkins ranked 9th in the nation

* The Hopkins girls basketball team is ranked 1st in the State of Minnesota and 9th in the Nation. The Royals Just won the Dick's Sporting Goods Holiday Classic. The web site highschoolsports.net from Gannett and USA Today uses the Massey formula (formula used by the BCS in college football) to come up with state and national rankings.

Pioneers win Hill-Murray Tournament

* Hill-Murray 74, Centennial 60: Bethany Doolittle had 23 points and Tessa Cichy scored 18 points to help the Pioneers win the Hill-Murray Championship. Hill Murray improves to 9- 0 on the year. Centennial's Kahla Becken scored 18 points to reach the 1,000th point milestone.

Royals win Dick's Sporting Goods Holiday Tournament

* Hopkins 62, Eden Prairie 56: The top ranked Royals were tested in all three wins en route to winning the 5th annual Dick’s Sporting Goods Holiday Classic at Lindberg Center. Eden Prairie mounted a furious comeback and came within two points before Hopkins’ Brianna Williams, the tournament MVP, hit two clutch free throws to build a four point cushion (60-56) in the closing seconds of the contest. Hopkins went on to win, 62-56. Nia Coffey scored a team high 17 points, and Gracia Hutson added 13 points and 10 rebounds. Williams finished with nine points, and Sydney Coffey chipped in with five points. Sydney Coffey and Williams were both named to the All-Tournament team. Eden Prairie’s Shayne Mullaney finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Morgan Van Riper-Rose had 16 points, and junior Jackie Johnson was also named to the All-Tournament team but was held to 5 points. Click on video to see complete game highlights and here from Hopkins Head Coach Brian Cosgriff.

* Maple Grove 71, Central 63: Maple Grove finished a tough run at the Hopkins Holiday tournament with a victory over St. Paul Central. Ellen Edison had 22 points, Steph Davison finished with 19 and Anna Gerdes added 10. The Crimson played with 3 players short in their varsity roster. Alex Holland, Center, and Courtney Jones, guard, are out with injuries and starting forward Madison Ordner was out early in the tournament with the flu. Maple Grove has yet to play with their full roster.

* Minneapolis South 39, Blaine 24: Tori Rule scored 18 points.

* Highland Park 82, Roosevelt 71: Paris Crenshaw had 26.

* Osseo 65, Prior Lake 34

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Week 5 Impact Players
Sierra Even, Windom Area, Player of the week

Katie Myhre, Barnum
Alyssa Kerkhoff, St. Peter
Becca Dahlman, Braham
Jackie Johnson, Eden Prairie
Danika Gieske, Centennial

KUDOS!

* Carlie Wagner, NRHEG freshman point guard is averring 23 points, 11 rebounds, 6 steals and 4 assists per game. She has a 24 inch vertical leap. NHREG is 6-1 on the season.

 

Wednesday's Roundup:

* Sartell 72, Princeton 58: Sartell - Although Princeton was able to come within three points of tying Sartell (7-0) in the last 10 minutes of regulation, Sabres junior Haley Guetter went 6-for-6 from the line in the last three minutes to secure the victory. Guetter finished with 31 points. Morgan and Ashton Haider each added 13 and 12 points, respectively.

 

* Orono 64, Roosevelt 51: Orono was led by senior Jena Chuba with 21 points, and Amie Tunheim added 13 points. Roosevelt was led by sophomore Tyaneka Cage with 21 points, Kaylani Edwards had 10 points & 13 rebounds, Brenda Brown had 10. Roosevelt is now 6 and 2.

 

Monticello Holiday Tournament

* Providence Academy 60, Becker Bulldogs 25: Senior Nicole Frogner lead the Lions with 19 points and AnneMarie Healy had 17 points. The Providence Lions will meet the Elk River Elks in the championship came on Thursday evening.


* Elk River Elks 60, Albany Huskies 48: Makenzie Frericks lead the Elks with 19 points and Victoria Jensen added 12 points. Elk River will match up against Providence Thursday night in the championship game.

 

Hill-Murray Tournament

* Hill-Murray 87, Stillwater 61: Tessa Cichy scored 30 points to help Hill-Murray advance to the championship game against Centennial.

* Centennial 64, Wayzata 63: senior guard Kahla Becken scored 19 points to lead Centennial into the championship game against Hill-Murray.

Dick's Sporting Goods Classic

* Eden Prairie Eagles 69, Minnetonka Skippers 48: Jackie Johnson led four EP players in double figures with 20 points.

* Hopkins 72, Eastview 56: Eastview came into the game without Amanda Beckman who will be out for the year with a knee injury. Hopkins went to work as Sydney Coffey and Julia Weimer led a balanced scoring attack with 18 and 16 points.

Tuesday's Roundup:

Dick's Sporting Goods Classic

* Hopkins 76, Osseo 54: The Orioles came to play and held an 18-12 lead midway through the first half. But, the Royals' depth and defensive pressure eventally took its toll, as Hopkins cruised to a comfortable 76-54 victory. Nia Coffey made her return to the lineup and finished with 12 points. Sydney Coffey had a team high 15 points for the Royals, and Phillis Webb scored 16 for the Orioles.

* Eastview Lightning 60, Maple Grove Crimson 50: Alex Beckman and Jenna Dockter had 17 and 12 points to lead the Lightning. Stephanie Davison had 15 to lead the Crimson.

* Eden Prairie 74, Central 38: Jackie Johnson had 18 to lead EP. Jen Hill scored 12 for Central.

* Minnetonka 68, Prior Lake 47: Prior Lake held a 31-24 half time lead, but Minnetonka stormed back and outscored Prior Lake 44-16 in the second half. Ali McArtur scored 19, and Katy Winge had 13 to lead Tonka.

Mounds View Tournament

* Mounds View 68, Braham 63 OT: Rachel Parupski had 22 for Mounds View, and Becca Dahlman finished with 31 for Braham.

 

Monticello Holiday Tournament
Game 1 - Becker Bulldogs 49, Mpls Washburn 40
Game 2 - Providence Academy 51, Watertown-Mayer 50
Game 3 - Albany Huskies 63, St. Paul Humboldt 60
Game 4 - Elk River Elks 67, Monticello Magic 44

Match-ups on Wednesday have the Becker Bulldogs against Providence Academy at 5:30pm and Albany Huskies against the Elk River Elks at 7:15 to move into the championship match at 7:15 on Thursday.

 

 

Monday's Roundup:

* Braham 79, Irondale 43: Becca Dahlman had a game high 35 points to lead the Bombers into the Championship game against Mounds View. Teammate Kelsey Sorenson-Giffrow added 23 points. Dahlman talks about her love for the game in an interview with gPrep. You can view it along with game highlights in the Baller's Billboard.

 

* Mounds View 51, St. Anthony 37: Allison McKee led Mounds View with 15 points.

 

* Richfield 81, Burnsville 64: Jessica January scored 27, and Bryann Guyton had 14 points and 16 rebounds to lead Richfield.

 

* Apple Valley 65, Bloomington Jefferson 57: Destiny Scott scored 17, as Jefferson is without point guard Britney Scherber who is still nursing a sprained ankle.

 

Honorary Baller files a new Christmas blog

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"...THE TIP-OFF WAS MERRY, AS HOOP FANS SHOUTED WITH GLEE.
THE TIGERS, KNIGHTS, ROYALS, TROJANS, TEDDIES, HORNETS, PANTHERS AND POLARS WERE ALL PUMPED TO PLAY! AND AS I HEARD THE REF BLOW HER WHISTLE, THEY BLEW OUT OF SIGHT, DOWN THE COURT… AS FAST AS LIGHT. " continued >>>

 

Thursday's Roundup:

* Barnum Bombers 51, Isle Huskies 45: The defending state champions, and ranked #1 in class 1A, visited the Huskies in a battle of two section 5A top teams. Both teams came in with unblemished records at 7-0. The Huskies jumped out to an 18-9 lead in the first half but the Bombers answered with a 14-2 run to take a 23-20 halftime lead. The second half was a back and forth game that ended with the Bombers making a late run and finishing on top, 51-45. It was a game of runs that saw both teams play great defense and make big shots at key times. The Bombers were led by Katie Myhre's 17 points, including five 3-pointers. Senior Jessica Newman added 15 points. The Huskies were led by Lindsey Lahr with 11 points and Maja Coomes, Amber Zimpel, and Alanah Boser all with 8 points each.

Tuesday's Roundup:

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* St. Peter 60, Blue Earth 39: In a match up of last years Section Championship game, St. Peter built up an early lead and rolled to a 60-39 victory. AnnMarie Brown had the hot hand in the first half scoring 18 points leading the Saints to a 33-22 halftime lead. The second half saw St. Peter out score the Bucs 27-17 for a 60-39 victory on the road. Brown ended up with 19 points, Alyssa Kerkhoff had 17 points, 8 rebounds, 7 steals and 4 assists. Katy Kuiper had 16 points.

 

* Fulda 57, Pipestone Area 53: Fulda, MN - Four different players combined to make ten 3-pointers in the first-half as Fulda opened up a 16-point lead at half-time 40-25. The Fulda Raiders held a 12-point lead with two minutes remaining in the game when Pipestone Arrows made a furious comeback with three 3-pointers in the final minutes but it wasn't enough as the Raiders held onto a four point win over the visiting Arrows 57-53. Fulda was led by Courtney Hulstein with 25 points and 6 rebounds. While Brittany Hulstein added 14 points, Kassie Wilkening added 8 points, 12 rebounds and dished out 7 assists. Tiffany Gehl had a big second-half on the boards for Fulda with 12 of her 13 boards for the night. For Pipestone Area Bree Woelber had 18 points, while Amanda Haupert added 12 points.

* Jackson County Central 54, Marshall 39: Marshall, MN - It was a battle of two of the top teams in the Southwest Conference, JCC proved to be top dog as they defeated Marshall 54-39. The JCC Huskies are now 7-0. Leading the balanced attack for the Huskies were Whitney Burmeister 16 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 blocks. Courtney Kruse had 12 points and 11 rebounds, Leslie Handzus had 11 points, 5 assists and 3 steals, Kaylee Benson with 11 points, 5 boards and dished out 5 assists in the Huskies team win. Marshall was led by Kelsey Saugstad with 12 points, the Tigers are now 3-1 on the year.

* Adrian 72, Westbrook-Walnut Grove 45: Westbrook, MN - Adrian's Karli Meyer led the way for the visiting Dragons with 23 points and 13 rebounds to help the Adrian Dragons to a convincing victory over the Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers 72-45. Helping the Chargers were Austyn Their with 16 points and 5 steals. Also Shaina Lonneman had 14 points and 7 boards in the Dragons win. For Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chanel Madson led the way with a nice all-round game 20 points (9-11 from the charity stripe), 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals.

* Windom Area 60, Redwood Valley 45: Redwood Falls, MN - After vaulting out to an impressive 18-point first-half lead, the Windom Eagles cruised onto a Southwest Conference victory over the Redwood Valley Cardinals. Sierra Even led the way for the Windom Eagles with a double-double, 20 points, 10 rebounds and also had 5 assists and 4 steals to help claim the win. Chelsea Garrison chipped in with 16 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals, also helping out in the scoring column for the Eagles was Abby Hayenga with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals in the victory. Redwood Valley was led by Jessica Fischer with a game-high 22 points for the Cardinals.

* White Bear Lake 51, Wayzata 45: Lindsey Paulson led 4 White Bear Lake players in double figures. Last season, WBL ended Wayzata's season in the state tournament. This time it was for bragging rights. Wayzata's 6'2" post Kayla Timmerman finished with a team high 16 points.

* Eden Prairie 88, Stillwater 28: There is an old school saying in basketball. "If you are 100 points better than a team, beat them by one hundred points." EP

apparently took that to heart. The team was 60 points better than Stillwater as Jackie Johnson scored 20. EP held Stillwater to three second half points.

 

* Centennial 74, Andover 48: Danika Gieske scored 24, and Kahla Becken added 16.

* Providence 77, Southwest Christian 19: Top three leading scorers for Providence were Mckenna Happke with 15 points, AnnMarie Healy had 14 points, and Morgan Thomas with 13 points.

* Coon Rapids 56, Anoka 25: Caitlynn Happke had game high 14 points, Shelby Zimmel added 12, and Courtney Pasiowitz had 9 for the Cardinals.

* St. Paul Central 55, North St. Paul 48 (2 OT): Jen Hill had 13 to lead Central. Sophie Jaskulske scored 18 for NSP.

* Shakopee 67, Jordan 34: Rachel Hentahe had 19 for Shakopee. Kelsey Chambers scored 13 to lead Jordan.

* Kennedy 77, Eagan 63: Kennedy's brilliant sophomore guard Jade Martin is beginning to get it done for Kennedy. Martin had a game high 23 points in the win. Jess Hart scored 20 for Eagan.



week 5

Thursday's Roundup:

* Barnum Bombers 51, Isle Huskies 45: The defending state champions, and ranked #1 in class 1A, visited the Huskies in a battle of two section 5A top teams. Both teams came in with unblemished records at 7-0. The Huskies jumped out to an 18-9 lead in the first half but the Bombers answered with a 14-2 run to take a 23-20 halftime lead. The second half was a back and forth game that ended with the Bombers making a late run and finishing on top, 51-45. It was a game of runs that saw both teams play great defense and make big shots at key times. The Bombers were led by Katie Myhre's 17 points, including five 3-pointers. Senior Jessica Newman added 15 points. The Huskies were led by Lindsey Lahr with 11 points and Maja Coomes, Amber Zimpel, and Alanah Boser all with 8 points each.

Tuesday's Roundup:

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* St. Peter 60, Blue Earth 39: In a match up of last years Section Championship game, St. Peter built up an early lead and rolled to a 60-39 victory. AnnMarie Brown had the hot hand in the first half scoring 18 points leading the Saints to a 33-22 halftime lead. The second half saw St. Peter out score the Bucs 27-17 for a 60-39 victory on the road. Brown ended up with 19 points, Alyssa Kerkhoff had 17 points, 8 rebounds, 7 steals and 4 assists. Katy Kuiper had 16 points.

* Fulda 57, Pipestone Area 53: Fulda, MN - Four different players combined to make ten 3-pointers in the first-half as Fulda opened up a 16-point lead at half-time 40-25. The Fulda Raiders held a 12-point lead with two minutes remaining in the game when Pipestone Arrows made a furious comeback with three 3-pointers in the final minutes but it wasn't enough as the Raiders held onto a four point win over the visiting Arrows 57-53. Fulda was led by Courtney Hulstein with 25 points and 6 rebounds. While Brittany Hulstein added 14 points, Kassie Wilkening added 8 points, 12 rebounds and dished out 7 assists. Tiffany Gehl had a big second-half on the boards for Fulda with 12 of her 13 boards for the night. For Pipestone Area Bree Woelber had 18 points, while Amanda Haupert added 12 points.

* Jackson County Central 54, Marshall 39: Marshall, MN - It was a battle of two of the top teams in the Southwest Conference, JCC proved to be top dog as they defeated Marshall 54-39. The JCC Huskies are now 7-0. Leading the balanced attack for the Huskies were Whitney Burmeister 16 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 blocks. Courtney Kruse had 12 points and 11 rebounds, Leslie Handzus had 11 points, 5 assists and 3 steals, Kaylee Benson with 11 points, 5 boards and dished out 5 assists in the Huskies team win. Marshall was led by Kelsey Saugstad with 12 points, the Tigers are now 3-1 on the year.

* Adrian 72, Westbrook-Walnut Grove 45: Westbrook, MN - Adrian's Karli Meyer led the way for the visiting Dragons with 23 points and 13 rebounds to help the Adrian Dragons to a convincing victory over the Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers 72-45. Helping the Chargers were Austyn Their with 16 points and 5 steals. Also Shaina Lonneman had 14 points and 7 boards in the Dragons win. For Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chanel Madson led the way with a nice all-round game 20 points (9-11 from the charity stripe), 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals.

* Windom Area 60, Redwood Valley 45: Redwood Falls, MN - After vaulting out to an impressive 18-point first-half lead, the Windom Eagles cruised onto a Southwest Conference victory over the Redwood Valley Cardinals. Sierra Even led the way for the Windom Eagles with a double-double, 20 points, 10 rebounds and also had 5 assists and 4 steals to help claim the win. Chelsea Garrison chipped in with 16 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals, also helping out in the scoring column for the Eagles was Abby Hayenga with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals in the victory. Redwood Valley was led by Jessica Fischer with a game-high 22 points for the Cardinals.

* White Bear Lake 51, Wayzata 45: Lindsey Paulson led 4 White Bear Lake players in double figures. Last season, WBL ended Wayzata's season in the state tournament. This time it was for bragging rights. Wayzata's 6'2" post Kayla Timmerman finished with a team high 16 points.

* Eden Prairie 88, Stillwater 28: There is an old school saying in basketball. "If you are 100 points better than a team, beat them by one hundred points." EP

apparently took that to heart. The team was 60 points better than Stillwater as Jackie Johnson scored 20. EP held Stillwater to three second half points.

* Centennial 74, Andover 48: Danika Gieske scored 24, and Kahla Becken added 16.

* Providence 77, Southwest Christian 19: Top three leading scorers for Providence were Mckenna Happke with 15 points, AnnMarie Healy had 14 points, and Morgan Thomas with 13 points.

* Coon Rapids 56, Anoka 25: Caitlynn Happke had game high 14 points, Shelby Zimmel added 12, and Courtney Pasiowitz had 9 for the Cardinals.

* St. Paul Central 55, North St. Paul 48 (2 OT): Jen Hill had 13 to lead Central. Sophie Jaskulske scored 18 for NSP.

* Shakopee 67, Jordan 34: Rachel Hentahe had 19 for Shakopee. Kelsey Chambers scored 13 to lead Jordan.

* Kennedy 77, Eagan 63: Kennedy's brilliant sophomore guard Jade Martin is beginning to get it done for Kennedy. Martin had a game high 23 points in the win. Jess Hart scored 20 for Eagan.

* Maple Grove 74, Champlin Park 51: Senior Steph Davison led all scorers with 19, Ellen Edison added 15, Carolyn Derksen 12 and Madison Ordner 10. Maple Grove is now 7-1.

* Minnetonka 72, Benilde St. Margaret's 54: Minnetonka's Katy Winge and Ali McArthur had 19 each, and Khadijah Shumpert led BSM with 14.

* St. Anthony 56, Chisago Lakes 42: Junior Ellie Zeller was two assists short of a triple double as the Huskies beat Chisago Lakes 56-42 in a section 3AAA matchup. Zeller had 12 rebounds and 8 assists to go along with her game high 19 points. Chisago Lakes' Whitney Tinjum sat out her third straight game after suffering a concussion during a game against BSM last week.

* Roosevelt 79, Columbia Heights 29: Roosevelt senior Kaylani Edwards had another big night with 30 points and 14 rebounds. Breeyana Brittain added 15 points & 11 rebounds. Sophomore Tyaneka Cage had 13 points,10 rebounds and 7 assists. Junior Kadejah Young had 11 points, 5 assists, and junior Brenda Brown had 10 points & 5 assists. Roosevelt is now 6-1.

* Minneapolis South 56, Marantha 42: South's Tori Rule had 25 points. Diamond Lane added 11, and eighth grader Delilah Taylor finished with 8 points.

* Eastview 57, Bloomington Jefferson 49: The secret is out. Alex Beckman can play. Eastview improves to 7-0, as Alex Beckman and Jenna Dockter finished with 18 and 14 points. This game had a playoff intensity and was very physical. Both teams are in it for the long haul. Jefferson's standout guard Brittney Scherber went down early with a leg injury and did not return. X-rays came back negative on Scherber. She will be out for a week.

* Parkers Prairie 96, BBE 6: Madison Dorn had 29 points, Miceala Noga 19 points, Kaylee Dorn 17 points, Tamara Schmidt 14 points and Ally Taylor 12 points. All five starters were in double figures. The Panthers are now 6-0 for the season.

Monday's Roundup:

* Cook County 65, Mountain Iron-Buhl 57: The Vikings slowly imposed their will on the Rangers in the second half. Getting to every loose ball and crushing MIB on the boards, the Vikings were able to pull away from the scrappy visitors. Charlotte Overbye continued her scoring, but she was the only girl doing anything offensively for the Rangers. Overbye scored the teams first 18 points in the half and 22 of the teams 26, but without a sidekick, the Vikings were able to out balance MIB. Brea Boomer took over inside, grabbing 17 rebounds and attacking the basket to the tune of 13 second half free throw attempts. Deschampe scored 12 big second half points and the Vikings made their clutch free throws down the stretch to pull out the 65-57 win. It was definitely a gutsy win, with young girls stepping up in big situations. Deschampe led the Vikings with 20 points, while Boomer added 12 and Larson chipped in 10. Boomer led the Vikes on the glass, but Ryden, Morrin, and Zafft all cleaned the boards with her. And the player of the game just might have been Bekah Laky, who never sat out once, playing 36 minutes, grabbed tons of boards, and was a steadying influence for the Vikings. The win pushes the Vikings record to 5-1, with a North Shore showdown tomorrow at Silver Bay. It will be the Vikings 6th game in 7 school days, so the girls will be ready for Christmas vacation to get some rest.
Mountain Iron-Buhl box — Allie Knuti 7, Marissa Mason 3, Charlotte Overbye 35, Laura Ostman 2, Dakotah Winans 7, Sarah Overbye 3. Totals 21 11-15 57. Cook County box – Ailee Larson 10, Ashley Deschampe 20, Taylor Ryden 7, Bekah Laky 7, Theresa Morrin 4, Molly Zafft 5, Brea Boomer 12.

week 4

Woodbury's one-two punch of Young & White making noise

* The Woodbury Lady Royals had a successful weekend by ringing up two more victories. Led by Michelle Young with 17 points and Kristina White with 13, the Royals defeated the Park Wolfpack 56-45 in Woodbury Friday night. On Saturday, the Royals defeated unbeaten Eau Clair North, 54-36. Leading scorers were Michelle Young with 19 points & 12 rebounds, Kristina White with 14, and Kayla Hinton adding 9 for the Royals.

Saturday's Roundup:

* Both Chelsey McGee and Talayiah Rich played their 1st varsity game with Cooper Friday night, beating Irondale.

* Edina 61, Rochester John Marshall 21: Edina pulled out an easy victory over the Rockets. Katybeth Biewen, Jamie Bresnahan, and MC McGrory all scored double figures.

* Minnetonka 58, Armstrong 32: Minnetonka's Katy Winge led all scorers with 16, followed by Tonka's Cassidy Smith with 15.

* Hopkins 77, New Prague 38: The top ranked Royals cruised to another running time victory over New Prague. The score was 36-21 at the half.

* Minneapolis South 64, Burnsville 52: The undefeated Lady Tigers are quietly putting it together. And, the one-two punch of Tori Rule and Diamond Lane is beginning to make a little noise. Rule finished with 20 points, and Lane added 15. South's 6'1" eighth grader, Delilah Taylor, had a career high 16 points in the win.

* Providence 61, Delano 38: AnnMarie Healy scored 16.

* Buffalo 74, Coon Rapids 56: Molly Muntifering led three players in double figures with 14 points, and Shelby Zimmel had 26 for CR.

 

* Bloomington Kennedy 75, St. Paul Humboldt 67: Jade Martin and Sheridan Reiners had 19 points each to lead Kennedy. Teresa Larocque scored a game high 24 points, and Angelina Hicks added 23 points for Humboldt.

Friday's Roundup:

* Roseville 68, Forest Lake 48: Megan Stuart scored her 1,000th career point in the 2nd half. Stuart finished with 21 points.

* Cook County 70, Cromwell 38: The Cook County Vikings played their fourth home game in five nights when they hosted the Cromwell Cardinals on Friday night. The Vikings used a massive run in the 1st half to build a big lead, moving the scoreboard from a 4-4 tie, to 21-4 in a matter of minutes. Sophomore Taylor Ryden stepped up in the press with 4 steals and a couple of nice passes to get the home team rolling. The senior combo of Ailee Larson and Brea Boomer accounted for 22 first half points, leading the Vikes to a 33-17 halftime lead. After an anemic start to the second half and Boomer sitting on the bench in foul trouble, the Vikings went on a nice run to put the game away, behind the strong play of Junior Ashley Deschampe. The Vikings finished off the game strong, closing out the win 70-38. Larson led all scorers with 19, Deschampe added 18 , and Boomer chipped in 14 points and 13 rebounds. The victory puts the Vikings at 4-1 on the season and 3-1 in the busy week. The Vikes get the weekend off but come right back at it on Monday night against a very good Section 7A opponent in Mountain Iron-Buhl at 6:45.

* BSM 49, Totino-Grace 37: BSM was led by Junior Olivia Antilla with 18 and Junior Khadijah Shumpert added 11. TG was led by Kaeli Kraska and Gabby Zehrer both with 12. Other scorers for BSM in the win were Senior Sarah Kopp with 6, Seniors Lindsay Kaminski and Sidney Pilarski both with 4, Junior Josie Dillon with 4 and Freshman Grace Coughlin with 2. Up next, BSM travels to Minnetonka on Tuesday 12/21 for a 6pm tip-off.

* Burnsville 59, Prior Lake 56: Jessica Ranke got 22 and Jermisha Watson added 15 as Burnsville pulls off the upset win over Prior Lake. Alssa Eschrich scored 17 for Prior Lake.

* Eastview 67, Kennedy 57: Eastview rolls as Alex Beckman led three players in double figures with 22 points. Teammates Amanda Beckman and Jenna Docter added 13 points each. The score was 28-27 at the half but Eastview outscored Kennedy 39-20 in the second half. Jade Martin had a team high 21 points for Kennedy.

* Wayzata 76, Grand Rapids 48: Marissa Grossfeld scored 18 in the victory.

* Delasalle 57, Minnehaha Academy 50: Mariah Adanene is starting to fit in nicely with the Islanders while scoring 22 points. Sarina Baker scored 20 points for Minnehaha.

Thursday's Roundup:

* Hopkins 72, Maranatha Christian Academy 36: The top ranked Royals saw another game go to running time in a blowout win against the Mustangs. The Royals held a 44-11 half time lead. The much improved Royals are attacking, driving and kicking to open teammates and forcing the issue both on offense and on defense. As a result, games are determined early, and the starters are getting plenty of rest, allowing more playing time for the bench. Hopkins may not be tested until it faces Osseo in the Holiday Tournament on December 28th. Both Eden Prairie and Hopkins are on a collision path to meet in the championship game, if both teams advance. And by the look of things, you should mark your calender for Dec 30th.

* Eden Prairie 74, Chanhassen 53: EP had four players in double figures led by Shayne Mullaney's 18 points, Morgan Van Riper-Rose 16, Taylor Uhl 15 and Jackie Johnson added 10.

* Caledonia 63, Fillmore Central 33: Amber Sorenson scored 29 points, including her 1000th point. Sorenson was 11 for 13 from the field on the night, including 7 for 9 from beyond the three point line. She finished her night hitting her last 5 threes. Sophomores Emma Lange and Taylor Winjum scored 11 and 10 respectively.

* Minnetonka 52, New Prague 49: Katy Winge scored her 1000th point in Minnetonka's victory over New Prague 52-49. Winge scored a game high 18 points and Anna Rynda had 17 for New Prague.

* Southwest 61, Edison 55: Southwest (4-1) won their Minneapolis City Conference opener at Edison (1-2) 61-55. The Lakers were led by senior guard Erica Parker with 18 points. Senior post Micah Thornquist chipped in with 12 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocks.

* Holy Family 45, Jordan 34: Madison Dean had 17.

* Roosevelt 87, Minneapolis North 22: Roosevelt had four players in double figures. Senior Kaylani Edwards led with 33 points. Sophomore Tyaneka Cage had 19. Junior Kadejah added 15, and sophomore Breeyana Brittain chipped in with 10.

* Cook County Vikings 67, Warroad 41: Cook County played through another slow start Thursday night against the Section 8AA Warroad Warriors to get the win. The Vikings used the inside play of Brea Boomer and the slashes and dashes of Ailee Larson to quickly extend the lead in the 2nd half. A 29-4 run put the game out of reach and saw the Vikings play with the intensity that we’ve grown accustomed to seeing. Warroad box — Lindsay Fast 1, Danae Scheef 4, Alyssa Culleton 2, Tayler Spenst 3, Tyelyn Pearson 6, Mikaila Moyer 7, Bonny Blu Freeman 1, Mercedes Stoskopf 4, Danica Scheef 2, Krista Friesner 5, Jade Johnson 6. Totals 17 7-18 41. 3-point goals — None.Cook County box – Ailee Larson 15, Leah Utities 2, Ashley Deschampe 15, Taylor Ryden 9, Bekah Laky 2, Theresa Morrin 2, Molly Zafft 4, Brea Boomer 16, Ali Iverson 2. Totals 28 8-12 67. 3-point goals- Deschampe, Larson, Ryden.

Tuesday's Roundup:

* Hill-Murray 39, Edina Hornets 37: A rugby match broke out at what was suppose to be an entertaining basketball game at the Hornets' nest. Both teams managed to score only 20 points by half-time. The second half saw much of the same, as Hill Murray managed to score 19 points. However, it was enough for Hill-Murray to win. Tessa Cichy finished with 18 points.

* Adrian 67, Edgerton 38: Adrian, MN - Karli Meyer scored 17 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in leading the Adrian Dragons to their third straight conference victory of the season. The Dragons led 33-25 at the half over Edgerton. But in the second half the Dragons outscored Edgerton 34-13 to claim a lopsided win 67-38. Adrian was led by Karli Meyer, followed by Hailee Heitkamp and Sydne Springman who each scored 11 points. Edgeton was led by Lindsey Drooger's 18 points and 8 rebounds.

* JCC 80, Worthington 61: Jackson, MN - Worthington playing without three of their starters including 6'3" Post and Mississippi State bound Martha Alwal, Megan Juber and Cassie Landgaard. Jackson County Central wasted no time in setting the pace in the game as they jumped out to an early 8-1 lead and never looked back as they went into half-time with a 45-32 lead. The Worthington Trojans younger girls played well but it wasn't enough to contend with JCC's experienced group of returning varsity players. Worthington Trojans without their key players was no match in the transition and fast paced game JCC likes to play, as JCC beats Worthington 80-61. JCC was led by Whitney Burmeister with 19 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. Followed by Courtney Kruse with 18 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals and 4 assists for the Huskies. Worthington was led by Mackenzie Gerber with 20 points, 15 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 blocks. Sarah Cham added 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Trojans.

* Windom Area 61, Fairmont 50: Windom, MN - The Fairmont offense was overwhelmed by Windom Area's stifling defense holding the Fairmont Cardinals to only 12 points in the first half. Fairmont's four-your varsity playmaker and leading scorer (5'11" Senior-Guard) Kirsten True was held to 11 points. Windom Coach Dane Nielson said "Sierra Even took over the game defensively and offensively, she did a great job leading the team for us tonite." Sierra Even had 22 points, 5 rebounds, 5 steals and 3 assists in leading Windom to an 11-point win over Fairmont 61-50. Fairmont's (6'1" Freshman-Post) Kayla Lardy led in scoring for the Cardinals with 12 points followed by Kirsten True with 11 points.

* Nicollet 68, St. Clair 48: Sophomore Tailor Raymond scored 23 and pulled down 19 rebounds to help Nicollet beat St. Clair. Kasslin Swenson and Katlen Skrien added 16 each. Now that Nicollet is at full strength, they have won two games in a row.

* Holdingford 75, Rockford 69 (OT 2): Freshman point guard Joelle Ertl scored 34 points to lead Holdingford to the victory over conference opponent Rockford.

* BSM 67, Chisago Lakes 48: The game started a little slow but BSM was the first one on the scoreboard and never looked back beating the Wildcats 67-48. BSM played terrific team defense and held Whitney Tinjum to 12 in the game. Junior Josie Dillon was able to find her shot again for BSM, after not scoring at all against Holy Angels last Friday night, scoring a game high, and her season high, 18 points on the night. Other scorers for BSM were Junior Olivia Antilla with 13, Junior Khadijah Shumpert with 12, Freshman Grace Coughlin with 7, Senior Lindsay Kaminski with 6, Senior Sidney Pilarski with 5, Senior Sarah Kopp with 4 and Sophomore Emma Lysne with 2. The Wildcats were led by 6'3" Freshman Bryanna Fernstrom with 13.

* Caledonia 77, Wabasha Kellogg 45: Emma Lange led the warriors with 24 points and 7 blocked shots. Amber Sorenson & Taylor Winjum chipped in with 16 and 14 points. Sorenson also had six assists and Winjum had seven steals.

* Hopkins 99, Minneapolis North 16: The top ranked Royals did what they could to keep the score under 100 points. Mikaala Shackelford scored 23 for the Royals.

* Eastview 69, Menomonie 32: Britney Scherber had 22 to lead Bloomington Jefferson.

* Park 57, Forest Lake 47: Sydney Lamberty scored a game high 20 points for Park. Bailey Norby scored 19 for Forest Lake.

* Wayzata 75, St. Cloud Tech 41: The Trojans' Kayla Timmerman had 19 points and Marissa Grossfeld added 17 points to lead Wayzata.

* Bloomington Jefferson 64, Chanhassen 50: Jefferson took care of a hot Chanhassen squad behind the hot shooting of point guard Britney Scherber, who had a game high 22 points.

* Maple Grove 67, Andover 50: Anna Gerdes led four players in double figures with 13 points.

* Park Cottage Grove 57, Forest Lake 47: This game featured two of the top players in the 2014 class, Sydney Lamberty 19 points (park) & Bailey Norby 20 points (Forest Lake).

* Centennial 54, Anoka 43: Kahla Becken led Centennial with 20 and Danika Gieske added 19.

* Champlin Park 57, Park Center 43: Alexis Alexander, Kate Darnell, and Mikinley More had 14 points each.

Eden Prairie's Jackie Johnson files a blog

" ... Besides changing AAU programs, this year my high school team got a new coach. We waited and waited and finally found out that Chris Carr would be our coach in September and I couldn't have been more excited!! Since then, we have worked so hard and I love having him as my coach." Continued >>>

Week 3 Impact Players

Kaylani Edwards, Roosevelt (Impact Player of the week)
Martha Alwal, Worthington
Becca Dahlman, Braham
Cayla McMorris, Park Center
Tori Rule, Minneapolis South
Jackie Johnson, Eden Prairie
Jessica January, Richfield

Red Wing's Tesha Buck files a blog

" ... Practice this year has been much different then years past. We’re focusing more on defense and being in shape. We run a full court press that requires us to be well conditioned. So far, our defense has been working really well for us and has won us some games that could have been close. Our main goal for this season is to make an appearance at the Target Center, though it will be a challenge." Continued >>>

Friday's Roundup:

* Edina 49, Chaska 48: This game was a rematch of last years section finals but with a different outcome. Edina went on a run late in the 2nd half to win. Katybeth Biewen led all scores with 19 points. Jaime Bresnahan scored 10 of her 12 points in the second half when it mattered most.

* Worthington 57, Windom Area 52: With 1:53 remaining in the game, Martha Alwal gave the Trojans the lead, 52-50. Twelve seconds later Windom sank one-of-two free throws to pull within one point, 52-51. Then with 40 seconds left and the Trojans at the free throw line hit the first shot, but missed the second attempt leaving the Worthington Trojans with a 53-51 edge. And with .1 second left in the contest, the Worthington Trojans sank the two free throws to claim the five-point victory over the Windom Area Eagles 57-52. Worthington's Martha Alwal finished with 14 points , 14 rebounds and four blocks. Windom Area's Sierra Even finished with 13 points, 9 rebounds, 6 steals and 5 assists.

* Hopkins vs Minneapolis Edison: Ten seconds before the teams took the floor for warm ups, the power went out in Edison's gym. Eventually the game was cancelled.

* Holy Family 53, Mayer Lutheran 52: Hannah Schonhardt led all scorers with 23 points.* Braham 69, Albany 50: Superstar Becca Dahlman scored 37 points to lead Braham. Freshman Amazih Eickhoff scored 22 points for Albany. Eickhoff also had 9 points in a loss to 6th ranked Sauk Centre on Tuesday.

week 3

Friday's Roundup:

* Edina 49, Chaska 48: This game was a rematch of last years section finals but with a different outcome. Edina went on a run late in the 2nd half to win. Katybeth Biewen led all scores with 19 points. Jaime Bresnahan scored 10 of her 12 points in the second half when it mattered most.

* Worthington 57, Windom Area 52: With 1:53 remaining in the game, Martha Alwal gave the Trojans the lead, 52-50. Twelve seconds later Windom sank one-of-two free throws to pull within one point, 52-51. Then with 40 seconds left and the Trojans at the free throw line hit the first shot, but missed the second attempt leaving the Worthington Trojans with a 53-51 edge. And with .1 second left in the contest, the Worthington Trojans sank the two free throws to claim the five-point victory over the Windom Area Eagles 57-52. Worthington's Martha Alwal finished with 14 points , 14 rebounds and four blocks. Windom Area's Sierra Even finished with 13 points, 9 rebounds, 6 steals and 5 assists.

* Hopkins vs Minneapolis Edison: Ten seconds before the teams took the floor for warm ups, the power went out in Edison's gym. Eventually the game was cancelled.

* Holy Family 53, Mayer Lutheran 52: Hannah Schonhardt led all scorers with 23 points.

* Braham 69, Albany 50: Superstar Becca Dahlman scored 37 points to lead Braham. Freshman Amazih Eickhoff scored 22 points for Albany. Eickhoff also had 9 points in a loss to 6th ranked Sauk Centre on Tuesday.

* Woodbury 67, Roseville 66: Michelle Young scored 36 points with 5 assists in last night's (12/10/10) win over Roseville. Earlier in the week, she scored 25 points against St. Paul Central.

* Roosevelt 87, St. Paul Johnson 61: Roosevelt was led by senior Kaylani Edwards, with 29 points and 17 rebounds. Tyneaka Cage had 23 points and 6 assists. Kadejah Young scored 16 points, and Brenda Brown had 13 points. St. Paul Johnson was led by Audrey Awich, with 17 points, and Brook Lafloe and Joneice Cole each scored 10 points.


* Eden Prairie 60, Lakeville North 46: Junior Jackie Johnson is stating to put her stamp on this season and left a big mark with 22 points to lead EP. Shayne Mullany had 12, and Morgan Van Riper-Rose added 11. Rachel Banham was the only North player to reach double figures with 22 points. This is a very tough stretch in the schedule for Lakeville North, who lost to Hopkins on Saturday.

* Cambridge Isanti 67, St. Francis 52: Whitney Olson scored 24 to lead Cambridge Isanti. Jordan Falk had 18 for St. Francis.

* Wayzata 64, Maple Grove 57: Marissa Grossfeld, known as the "open gym assassin", is getting it done in big games. The junior guard scored a game high 33 points in a big win against Maple Grove. Wayzata had a big upset win against Maple Grove in the state tournament last season.

* Chanhassen 74, Washburn 44: Chanhassen returned all five starters from last year's squad and is undefeated on the season at 3-0. Lauren Shifflett had 13 points to lead four Shaakopee players in double figures. Becca Smith and Ashley Fedie had 11 points each, and Anna Letsche added 10.

* Minneapolis South 58, Kennedy 57: Too many turnovers plagued Kennedy. Still, they had plenty of chances but failed to capitalize at the charity stripe. Tori Rule has South heading in the right direction and continues to be an impact player this season. Rule finished with 22 points, and Diamond Lane added 15. Sheridan Rainers scored 17 to lead Kennedy, and Jade Martin and Tonia Wade added 12 points each.

* Champlin Park 55, Irondale 40: McKinley Moore scored 16 to lead CP.

* St. Paul Central 73, Eagan 70: Mariah Guerr- Edwards had 20, and Jen Hill added 14 for Central.

Triple-Double

* Martha Alwal, a 6'3 post from Worthington High School, had a triple-double in a 58-46 win against Fairmont on Tuesday. She scored 19 points, 14 rebounds and 12 blocks. The future Mississippi State Bulldog is back in action tomorrow against Windom Area.

Thursday's Roundup:

* Champlin Park 65, Andover 53: Freshman guard Alexis Alexander scored all 18 of her points in the 2nd half, and junior guard Kate Darnell had 15 of her 21 points after halftime to lead the Rebels to a key Northwest Suburban Conference win.

* Roosevelt 83, Brooklyn Center 52: Senior Kaylani Edwards scored 26 points and grabbed 20 rebounds for the Roosevelt Teddies. Tyaneka Cage scored 18; Kadejah Young and Brenda Brown had 12 points each; Breeyana Brittain had six points and 13 rebound. Brooklyn Center Taneishe Brooks had nine points, Latesha Frazier and Kyla Anthony added eight points to lead Brooklyn Center.

* Shakopee 63, Spring Lake Park 23: Sharp shooting Hanna Zerr scored 19 and Rachel Hentges had 15 to lead Shakopee.

* Park Center 56, St. Anthony 54: Freshman Cayla McMorris had 19 points including two clutch free throws down the stretch. Eighth grader Hanna Schaub added 14 points.

* Centennial 60, Elk River 46: Centennial's Page Waytashek scored 15 points and is beginning to play with a sense of confidence.

* Delasalle 75, St. Paul Academy 20: Mariah Adanene had 18 and Allina Starr added 17.

* Eastview 58, New Prague 49: Jenna Dockter scored 21 for Eastview. Anna Rynda led New Prague with 14 points. Rynda was seven points below her season average of 21 points.

* Minnehaha 76, Washburn 40: Sarina Baker and Katelyn Adams scored 24 and 23 points to lead Minnehaha.

* Maple Grove 59, Blaine 43: Ellen Edison scored 20 points to lead MG.

* Osseo 55, Coon Rapids 39: Phillis Webb scored 21 and Mikayla Bailey added 13.

* Richfield 59, Apple Valley 48: Jessica January scored 25 points. Jordan Sammons had 20 for Apple Valley.

* Tartan 55, Hastings 40: Rochelle Dotas had 27 points and Takendra Elbert added 10 points to lead Tartan.

Honorary Baller files a new blog

Ballers Commit Flagrant Foul In Cyberspace!

"... Bad language and unsportsmanlike behavior could bench you from opportunities on the court. Coaches may choose to pass on you for a less skilled baller, with better morals." Continued >>>


St. Peter's AnnMarie Brown files a new blog

"... As you all probably know by now, I signed my letter of intent with Wisconsin. Here’s the story of how that came to be. My main goal was to be decided by when basketball season started so I could sign during the early signing period. Coach Stone called and offered me the Saturday before the signing period started that Wednesday." Continued >>>

 

Tuesday's Roundup:

* Richfield 70, Minneapolis Edison 48: Jessica January had a game high 37 points to lead Richfield. Seventh grader Andrayah Adams had 15 points to lead Edison.

* Cook County 69, AlBrook 31: Ailee Larson 13, Ashley Deschampe 20, Taylor Ryden 10, Theresa Morrin 8, Molly Zafft 6, Brea Boomer 10, Ali Iverson 2. Totals 29 8-18 69. AlBrook — Kourtney Karppinen 2, Alyssa Johnson 7, Angela Redding 2, Marissa Thibault 4, Kendra Dallman 11, Justice Janke 4, Mikayla Olesiak 1. Totals 11 9-16 31.

* Providence Academy 51, BSM 46: Providence Academy got back on the winning track with a big win against BSM. Nicole Frogner led the way with 14 points, AnnMarie Healy 12 and Leah Szable 12. Olivia Antilla scored 16 for BSM.

* Roosevelt 66, Irondale 55: All five starters for Roosevelt scored in double-figures,led by senior Kaylani Edwards with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Breeyana Brittain added 10 points and 12 rebounds, Tyneaka Cage scored 13 points, Kadejah Young poured in 15 and Brenda Brown had tallied 11 points. Alennah Westlund and Jana Norgren led Irondale with 21 and 20 points.

* Hill-Murray 74, Lakeville South 46: The big-3 for #3 ranked Hill Murray continues to play lights-out. Superstar Tessa Cichy scored a game high 22 points, Corrine McCallum netted 19 and Bethany Doolittle added 12.

* Delasalle 76, Blake 39: Sophomore guard Allina Starr scored a season high 30 points to lead the Delasalle.

* St. Paul Central 68, Woodbury 46: Jen Hill scored 15 points to lead the Minutemen to a convincing win. Woodbury's Michelle Young scored 25 points to lead all scorers.

* 6'2 Sophomore Post Allyson Harris scored 26 points in Northfield's win over Albert Lea.

* Parkers Prairie 84 Rothsay 24: Miceala Noga and Madison Dorn had 21 points each and Kaylee Dorn added 18 points.

* Cambridge-Issanti, North Branch: Whitney Olson had 18.

* Eden Prairie 83, Orono 61: EP rebounded from their loss to Hill-Murray with a nice win against Orono. EP's Jackie Johnson was clicking on all cylinders and finished with a season high 26 points. Teammate Taylor Uhl added 19 points.

* Minneapolis South 62, Wayzata 55: This game featured the return of Wayzata's big gun Marissa Grossfeld who sat out the first two games of the season. The junior guard scored 23 points but it was not enough as South's Tori Rule scored a game high 26 to lead south to the win.

* Champlin Park 64, Elk River 47: It didn't take long for freshman Alexis Alexander to adjust to the varsity game. The 5'6" guard scored 15 points while teammate Kate Darnell scored a game high 22 points.

* Osseo 56, Armstrong 33: Cy'erra Mills had 15 to lead Osseo, Phillis Webb added 12.

* Forest Lake 50, Tartan 44: Bailey Norby had a game high 20 points to lead Forest Lake. Rochelle Dotas had 19 for Tartan.

* White Bear Lake 34, Prior Lake 33: Sara Schoenthaler scored 11 for WBL.

Week 2 Impact Players

* Big kudos goes out to this week's Impact Players. They all had a major IMPACT in their team's success last week. Remember to be on this list, you must help lead your team to WINS.

Sydney Coffey, Hopkins (player of the week)

Bethany Doolittle, Hill-Murray (runner up)
Britney Scherber, Jefferson
Becca Dahlman, Braham
Stephanie Davison, Maple Grove
Jacqlyn Poss, Roseville

Monday's Roundup:

* Southwest 70, Cooper 52: Cooper (1-5) started the game off hot with a halftime lead of 38-23. But, the Lakers (3-0) outscored the Hawks 47 to 14 in the 2nd half, to earn the Lakers their 3rd win in a row. The Lakers were led by freshman guard Naja Woods' 17 points (9 in the second half) and senior guard Erica Parker's 17 points (9 in 2nd half). Eight different players scored for the Lakers, who play at Holy Angels on Wednesday.

 


week 2

Friday's Roundup:

* Roosevelt 67, Central 63: Kaylani Edwards scored 26 points and grabbed 26 rebounds to lead Roosevelt.

* Caledonia 68, Plainview-Elgin Millville 37: Caledonia improves to 2-0 on the season. The Warriors were paced by sophomore point guard Taylor Winjum with 18, senior Amber Sorenson with 15 and 6'3 sophomore center Emma Lange with 15.

* Burnsville 44, Owatanna 40: Burnsville junior Clare Mulloy and senior Jermisha Watson led all scorers with 12 pts each. Senior Asha Knight came off the bench to add 8 pts.

* Parkers Prairie 77 New York Mills 21: Miceala Noga 13pts, 5 assists and 6 steals. Madison Dorn 12pts, 8 rbs. Ally Taylor 14pts. Kaylee Dorn 11pts. Tamara Schmidt 10pts and 10 rbs. All five starters were in double figures.

* Maple Grove 78 Anoka 22: Stephanie Davison led Maple Grove with 22 points, and Ellen Edison and Madison Ordner added 11. Kristle Assmusen had 10 for Anoka.

Breakdown Tip Off Classic: best one-day event

Hopkins ends Lakeville North's 35-game win streak

* Hopkins 83, Lakeville North 64: The featured match up of the night featured the #3 ranked Royals vs. #1 ranked Panthers. This game was standing room only and had a playoff atmosphere at the Hopkins Lindbergh Center. Sydney Coffey brought her "A" game to the big stage. The junior guard scored in a number of ways, including three long-range 3-pointers and finished with a team high 21 points. Coffey earned player of the game honors and more importantly put the Royals in position to take the #1 ranking in girls high school basketball. Chelsey Jacox has also been playing well for the Royals, finished with 14, Brianna Williams added 10. Rachel Banham, who was harassed all game by the Hopkins defensive pressure but finished with a game high 22 for North. Apiew Ojulu added 15.

Bethany Doolittle: player of the game

* Hill-Murray 59, Eden Prairie 45: Class 3A power Hill-Murray beat 4A power Eden Prairie with a dominant performance by 6-3 post Bethany Doolittle, who finished with 22 points. Teammate Corrine McCallum added 19 points. Morgan Van Riper-Rose led EP with 13 points.

Freshman hits game winner for Kennedy, Bell player of the game

* Kennedy 51, Benilde 49: Kennedy's Kenisha Bell is a rising star on a very young Kennedy squad. The freshman guard, who is lightning quick, hit the game winner and finished with 18 points. She was named the player of the game. Freshman Tonoia Wade added 15 points, and Sophomore guard Jade Martin added 10 points.

Johnson scores 36, player of the game

* DeLaSalle 75, Minnetonka 67: Tyseanna Johnson scored 36 points, and Lenah Starr added 18 for DeLaSalle. Katy Winge had 25 points for Minnetonka.

* Osseo 73, Caledonia 33: Phillis Webb and Mikayla Bailey led Osseo with 15 points each. Bailey was named player of the game. Amber Sorenson led Caledonia with 12 points.

* Bloomington Jefferson 52, Sauk Centre 45: Megan Scherber was named player of the game. She finished with 15 points. Kali Peschel was held to 16 points.

* Braham 46, Providence Academy 45: Superstar Becca Dahlman showed why she is a major superstar in the making on Saturday. The sophomore guard, who is on track to become the state's all-time leading career scorer, was spectacular and played with the "fire in the belly" that is attracting college coaches all over the country. Dahlman finished with 16 points before fouling out. But, her replacement Austyn Eng was ready for the big stage and hit a shot at the buzzer to lift Braham over Providence. Eng was named the player of the game and finished with two points. Becca Dahlman had 16, and Hannah Dahlman scored 15.

Beckman: player of the game

* Eastview 55, Orono 41: Eastview is quietly taking care of business this season and has solidified a spot as one of the top teams in the state. Alex Beckman was all over the floor and finished with a game high 18 points.

Hill: player of the game

* Central 61, Maranatha 45: Jen hill led Central with 16 and earned her 2nd consecutive player of the game award.

Davison playing lights-out, player of the game

* Maple Grove 52, Prior Lake 48: Stephanie Davison is showing why she is a big time player for the MG. The senior guard had 22 & 12 on Friday. Then on Saturday, she followed it up with 14 points and earned player of the game honors for Maple Grove.

* White Bear Lake 56, Redwing 50: Rochelle Regnier scored 17, and Alexis Foley added 12 for WBL.

Thursday's Roundup:

Underclassmen shine for Edison against Legacy Christian

* Edison 78 , Legacy Christian 30: Eighth grader Viria Livingston led the Lady Tommies with 21 points, 9 steals, 6 assists and 8 rebounds. Seventh grader Andrayah Adams added 11 points, 7 assists and 3 steals. Also, eighth grader Taylor Toney scored 12 points, 11 rebounds and five steals. The Lady Tommies senior Deidra Carr also scored in double figures with 13 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks in their home opener.

Britney Scherber putting in work for Jefferson

Bloomington Jefferson Jaguars 72, Wayzata Trojans 45: The Jaguars held a narrow 28-23 half time lead before erupting for 44 points in the second half. Britney Scherber was able to control the tempo and scored at will against the Trojans as she finished with a game high 23 points. Teammate Anna Smith added 16 points. Wayzata's Marissa Grossfeld did not play and was in street clothes. Junior Kayla Timmerman finished with 16 points for the Trojans.

* Lakeville North 64, DeLaSalle 29: Lakeville North showed why they are the number one girls high school team in Minnesota by holding DeLaSalle to 4 points in the second half. Apiew Ojulu led the way with 21 points for the Panthers.

* Minnetonka 71, Cooper 48: Minnetonka's Katy Winge returned to her home court, after her knee injury, to lead the Skippers with 17 points. Cassidy Smith had 15, followed by Ali McArthur with 13 and Elizabeth Zilverberg with 10. Kwanisha Patterson and Jazmyn Lee both scored 10 for Cooper.

* Hopkins 61, SMA 33: Sydney Coffey continues to play well for the Royals with 14 points. Brianna Williams and Chelsey Jacox finished with 10 points each.

* Hill-Murray 77, Totino Grace 48: Bethany Doolittle had 19 points to lead Hill-Murray, followed by Tessa Cichy with 16, Corinne McCallum 15 and Clarie Van Dyke with 14. Kaeli Kraska led Totino Grace with 13 points.

* Minneapolis South 70, Minnehaha Academy 58: South had four players in double-figures, led by Tori Rule's 19 points, Diamond Lane 17. South's talented eighth grader Delilah Taylor scored five points. Sarina Baker led Minnehaha with 19 points.

* Holy Angels 51, Holy Family 40: Laura Margarit had 16 points, and Danielle Lecy added 14 for Holy Angels. Michaela Rasmussen scored 10 for Holy Family, and teammate Hannah Schonhardt scored six points in her return from a knee injury.

* BSM 68, Orono 49: BSM beat Orono in a class 6AAA preview 68-49. BSM was led by juniors Olivia Antilla with 26 and Khadijah Shumpert with 18. Sidney Pilarski added 11, Lindsay Kaminski 6, Josie Dillon 5 and Sarah Kopp 2 in the win.


Half court buzzer beater

* Roseville 58, Totino-Grace 57: With 2.8 seconds left and her team losing by two points, Roseville's Jacqlyn Poss intercepted a pass and calmly hit a game winning half court 3-pointer.
Other notes: Senior Megan Stuart scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Alyssa Favilla added 10 and Jacqlyn Poss, who hit the game winner, finished with seven points.

Week One Impact Players

* This season will be a little more difficult to make gPrep's weekly Impact Player List. Players should fit gPrep's definition of an Impact Player. Please take a moment to read the definition. More importantly, a baller must help lead her team to big WINS in big games. Kudos to this week's Impact Players and Lakeville North's Rachel Banham. Banham is the gold standard for what gPrep's Impact Player is all about. Rachel Banham is week one Impact Player of the Week. To nominate a weekly impact player, click here >>>.

Tuesday's Roundup:

* Eden Prairie 77, Prior Lake 58: EP took care of business against Prior Lake as the Fab-4 all scored in double figures. Shayne Mullaney had 18, Jackie Johnson 16, Aubrey Davis 15 and Morgan Van Riper- Rose 13. Taylor Uhl scored 10 points for EP. Megan Pold led Prior Lake with 12 points.

* Southwest 66, St. Paul Como Park 51: The Lakers beat Como Park on the road in the team's 2010 debut. Eight Lakers scored. Southwest was paced by freshman guard Najay Woods, with 17 points and five steals. Junior guard Helen Schwie chipped in with 14 points and five steals. The Lakers tied a school record with 30 steals for the game. The Lakers will play at St. Louis Park on Saturday, December 4th.

* Park Center 51, Cooper 43: Cayla McMorris had 21, and 8th grader Hannah Schaub scored 9 points for Park.

* Providence 55, Holy Family 34: AnnMarie Healy led all scorers with 14 points.

* Parkers Prairie 68, Bertha Hewitt 31: Freshman Miceala Noga scored 18 points, Madison Dorn 16, Ally Taylor 14 and Kaylee Dorn 11.

* New Prague 84, Austin 58: Anna Ryanda had her third straight 25 point game to start the season. She scored 27 in New Prague's win over Austin.

* Eagan 70, Roosevelt 60: Jessica Hard scored 26 points to lead Eagan.

* Woodbury 71, Rochester 35: Michelle Young, looking to make a lot of noise in her senior campaign, scored 28 points.

* Rosemount 66, Tartan 61, 2OT: Tartans freshman Ta'Kendra scored 25 points in the loss.

* Braham 84, Onamia 17
* Redwing 81, Winona 42
* Princeton 69, St. Francis 52
* Chanhassen 77, Kennedy 65
* Hill-Murray 61, Holy Angels 36
* Chisago Lakes 59, North St. Paul 46
* St. Michael-Albertville 54, St. Cloud Tech 45

* Minneapolis South 71, Highland Park 67

gPrep Pre-Season All-gPrep Team

1st Team

Rachel Banham, Lakeville North
Jackie Johnson, Eden Prairie
Michelle Young, Woodbury
Becca Dahlman, Braham
Tessa Cichy, Hill-Murray

2nd Team

Nia Coffey, Hopkins
AnnMarie Brown, St. Peter
Ellen Edison, Maple Grove
Apiew Ojulu, Lakeville North
Alexis Foley, White Bear Lake

 

2010-2011 week 1 Hamline Thanksgiving Tournament

week 1


Pat Paterson Memorial Thanksgiving Tournament

Saturday's Games:

* Lakeville North 68, Osseo 47: The Orioles came within 2 points of the Panthers in the 2nd half before Rachel Banham and the top ranked Panthers flexed their muscles and raced to a 21 point margin of victory in the Hamline Championship game. Banham scored a game high 26 points and was named the tournament MVP of the A Bracket. And, teammate Apiew Ojulu finished with 18 points and earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team, along with Banham. Osseo's Janay Morton and Phillis Webb were also named to the All-Tournament Team.

* DeLaSalle 74, Centennial 46: DeLaSalle rebounded from a first round loss to St. Paul Central and beat Centennial in the 3rd place game of the B Bracket.

* Eastview 58, St. Paul Central 54: Eastview won the B Bracket Championship, but it wasn't easy. This game proved to be a barn burner. Both teams played hungry and fed on hustle and determination during the post Thanksgiving day treat. Each team held leads in the game, but Eastview held on and secured the victory after Jen Hill fouled out for Central. Eastview's Jenna Docter finished with 12 points and was named the B Bracket MVP. Teammate Alex Beckman earned a spot on the All- Tournament team along with Central's Jen Hill (20 points) and Sade Chatman.

Friday's Games:

* Lakeville North 88, Minneapolis North 12: The number one ranked Panthers used a balanced scoring attack to pounce all over the Polars.

* Osseo 55, Providence Academy 54: Osseo just squeaked by Providence and will face Lakeville North on Saturday, November 27 in the A Bracket Championship at 10:45am. Janay Morton had 15, Phillis Webb 14 and Mikayla Bailey 12. AnnMarie Healy led Providence with 22.

* St. Paul Central 79, DeLaSalle 72: The Minutemen took care of business as Jen 'Von'Ta Hill scored a team high 20 points, Sade Chatman 20 and Betsy McDonalds 14. Tysenna Johnson paced DeLaSalle with 21 points.

* Eastview Lightning 60, Centennial Cougars 41: Senior Jenna Dockter brought her 'A' game as the Lightning rolled past the Cougars. The Lightning will face the Minutemen in the B Bracket Championship on Saturday, November 27 at 2:15pm. Dockter led all scorers with 21.

* Blaine Bengals, Rosemount Iris: Results coming soon.

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