Thursday, March 31, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Tyseanna Johnson, DeLaSalle 19 ppg, 12 reb/game, soph
Jackie Johnson, Eden Prairie 13 ppg, 12 reb/game, junior
Brianna Williams, Hopkins 12 ppg
Rebekah Dahlman, Braham 28 ppg, soph
Rachel Banham, Lakeville North 18 ppg
6th: Beth Doolittle, Hill-Murray 17 ppg, 4 blocks/game
Mariah Adanane, DeLaSalle 16 ppg, junior
Apiew Ojulu, Lakeville North 11 ppg, 11 reb/game
Ashlyn Muhl, Minneota 33 points, 23 rebounds
Nia Coffey, Hopkins 13 ppg, 8 reb/game, soph
Sydney Coffey, Hopkins 11 ppg, junior
6th: Sarina Baker, Minnehaha 17 ppg, 9 reb/game
Onye Osemenam, Maranatha 9 ppg, 9 reb/game, soph
Kendra Schmidgall, Hancock 15 ppg, 8 reb/game, 3 block/game
Kali Peschel, Sauk Centre 18 ppg, 5 assists/game, junior
AnneMarie Healy, Providence 14 ppg, 6 reb/game, 4 assists/game, junior
Shayne Mullaney, Eden Prairie 11 ppg, junior
6th: Kate Adams, Minnehaha 12 ppg
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Chisholm Bluestreaks 51 Fosston Greyhounds 39
Chisholm knocked off Fosston in the 3rd Class A quarter-final game of the day 51-39. It was just a 12 point margin, but this qualifies nevertheless as the day’s only one-sided game.
The Bluestreaks were able to pull away from the Greyhounds only slowly, taking their 1st lead at 4-2 and then taking the lead for good at 6-4. Chisholm 1st pushed the lead into double digits at 21-11 at 6:14 and the lead hovered around 10 points most of the rest of the way. It never felt as if the Bluestreaks were in any danger--there was never a momentum shift in Fosston's favor--because the Greyhounds were able to shoot only 25 percent from the field.
Fosston made one run at the Bluestreaks midway through the 2nd half when Garrett Carlin hit a 3 and then a 2 sandwiched around 2 FT by Taylor Carlson, getting the Greyhounds within 37-33. But Chisholm countered with a 6 point run of its own, and Fosston never again got within 9. Only Carlin scored in double figures for Fosston with 13 points, and he added 7 boards, 5 steals and 2 blocked shots.
Chisholm used its athleticism to control the tempo and to get better looks at the basket. They scored 24 points in the paint to just 10 for Fosston, and they also scored 15 points off of turnovers to just 4 for the Greyhounds.
Like Fosston, Chisholm had only 1 player score in double figures, Adam Vake with 19. Vake added 12 rebounds. His supporting cast much outplayed Carlin’s. Tyler Simonson controlled the ball with 7 points and 7 assists, while Siota Latu was a force inside with 8 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocked shots.
Trench Player: Vake
The MCCRAY Wolverines, representing the south central Minnesota towns of Maynard, Clara City and Raymond, pulled away from Maranatha Christian Academy in the 2nd half to win their 1st round Class A match-up 61-52.
MCCRAY features 6-7 senior post Seth Hinrichs, who will be playing college ball at Lafayette, while Maranatha countered with a line-up consisting of 5 players all of whom score in double figures on average. And Hinrichs started out strong with 13 1st half points, 7 boards and 2 blocks.
Yet it was Maranatha that had 8 offensive boards and a 9-7 edge in 2nd chance points iin the 1st half. Darian Pittman had 13 1st half points for Maranatha and Isaiah Hanson 10. But only SaVaughn Jordan also scored (7 points). No other Mustang scored in the 1st half. And, guard Jamey Hammond went out with a hyperextended knee and, while he returned, he was not effective after that leg injury.
Each team led 6 times in the 1st half, and there was 1 tie at 6-6. The half-time score was 25-22 MCCRAY, representing the Wolverines' largest lead of the half.
Maranatha scored the 1st 5 points of the 2nd half to take a 27-25 lead, but MCCRAY responded immediately and the game was tied up at 27, 33 and 35 before MCCRAY put the decisive run on the Mustangs. Hinrichs scored on a layup and then a short jumper + 1, and Taylor Thissen followed with a layup on a pass from Riley Aeikens. Suddenly it was 42-35. 2 minutes later Hinrichs scored on a dunk, and another 2 minutes later Brady Boike scored on a pair of layups, both assisted by Aeikens, and it was 51-41 at 4:27. Maranatha never again led after 27-25.
The BBE Jaguars swarmed the offensive boards all day long. 38 rebounds were taken off of BBE misses, and BBE got 22 of them to 16 defensive rebounds for Goodhue. 2nd chance points were 22-7 BBE. That accounts for 15 of BBE’s final margin of 16 points in the 1st Class A quarter-final game.
The Jaguars came into the game as the only unbeaten team left in the state of Minnesota at 30-0, and rated #1 in Class A. And they showed why that was, taking early leads of 13-5 and 23-11. In the early going, Belgrade picked Goodhue’s 2-3 zone apart with some deft inside passing. 7 of BBE’s 11 1st half buckets were layups.
But Goodhue shifted to a 1-3-1 zone half way through the 1st half and sealed off those passing lanes. BBE responded by pounding the offensive boards. Their jump shots weren’t falling, but there were 13 offensive boards and 11 2nd chance points in the 1st half alone. Overall the rebounding was 28-10 BBE. 6-4 Kevin Kuefler and 6-5 Brady Koehler had 8 points each at halftime.
The half-time score was 31-22 and when Brady Koehler scored the 1st 2 buckets of the 2nd half, it looked like it might be all over. But no. Ashton Erie scored 6 straight points for Goodhue, the third a lay-up off a steal and suddenly it was 40-37.
But Goodhue got no closer as Kevin Kuefler matched Erie’s 6-point run and now it was 46-37, then 50-39 at 5:15 and 56-44 at 3:59. The final was 70-54 as Goodhue began to hurry its shots and gamble on defense, none of which helped the Wildcats get back into the game but in fact had the opposite effect.
Kuefller finished with 22, Brady Koehler with 17, Brian Goodwin 14 and Connor Goodwin 13 points, and Koehler and Connor Goodwin with 12 boards each. Brian Goodwin added 3 assists and 3 steals, brother Connor 2 assists and 4 steals.
Ashton, the leading all-time scorer for the Wildcats, was most of the story for Goodhue with 23 points and 9 boards.
Trench Player: Kevin Kuefler