Friday, January 27, 2012

The Big Game 1-27-12: Cichy Scores 52

Friday night still belongs to the high schools, and there were a bunch of big games this Friday night.

Hill-Murray outlasted host Mahtomedi 101-96 in 4OT as Tessa Cichy scored 52 points. Yes, if that looked like a "5" and a "2" to you, that would be correct. 52. Cichy played much of the 2nd half and all of the OT periods with 4 fouls, and made a school record 24-of-27 FT. 

An Eden Prairie Kind of Night

2 of the biggest games, as suggested by the polls, both involved Eden Prairie. The #3AAAA EP girls won at #4AAAA Edina 53-46, as Jackie Johnson and Shayne Mullaney scored 16 and 14 points, respectively. Katybeth Biewen led all scorers for Edina with 21. The Hornets have now lost 2 straight in the ridiculously tough Lake Conference--to #1AAAA Hopkins and to EP--after starting 16-0. And it doesn't get any easier with 5 straight road games at Minnetonka, Wayzata, Hopkins and EP again, and non-conference foe Champlin Park.

Meanwhile the #5AAAA EP boys took it on the chin 78-74 at the hands of visiting #3AAA Mpls. Washburn. Dwight Anderson scored 18 for the winners, Sander Mohn 23 for the losers.

Also Among the Girls

Also in the Lake, Wayzata manhandled Minnetonka 71-43. Hopkins defeated Park Center 65-45 in a non-conference tilt. I was a bit surprised the margin was only 20, but then I saw that neither Sydney nor Nia Coffey played, nor did Cayla McMorris for Park Center.

#9AAAA Eastview beat #2 Bloomington Kennedy 61-59 as Maddie Guebert scored 25 for the winners, and Jade Martin 21 for Kennedy.

And White Bear Lake beat Forest Lake 42-47 as Alexis Foley scored 29.

And Among the Boys

Apple Valley edged Jefferson 63-59 as Tyus Jones scored 21.

St. Paul Johnson defeated St. Paul Central 88-67 as Marcus Marshall scored 25.

Pelican Rapids defeated defending state champ Perham 51-43.

Owatonna edged Austin 37-34 in a match-up of the top 2 in the Big 9.

Player of the Day

Tessa Cichy

Coach of the Day

Chris Carr, Eden Prairie girls, and Reggie Perkins, Mpls. Washburn boys

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