At least 7 rated high school teams lost last night. There may well be more.
#6AAAA Minnetonka lost to Edina 78-54 despite 24 points by Tonka's Riley Dearring
#7AA Byron lost to Lake City 60-43
#9AAAA Lakeville North lost to #1AAAA Apple Valley 94-78 despite J.P. Macura's 39 points
#3AAAA Eastview lost to Lakeville South 58-53 as Maddie Wolkow scored 20 points for South
#5AAAA Edina lost to #6AAAA Minnetonka 49-42
#6AA Staples-Motley lost to #1AAA Fergus Falls 52-44
Player of the Day
Coaches of the Day
Mandy Pearson, St. Mary's (Winona), and Mike Durbin, St. Ben's, led their teams to wins in the 1st round of the MIAC women's playoffs.
Long-suffering St. Mary's roared back from a 45-36 half-time deficit to beat Gustavus Adolphus 76-69. That means that St. Mary's won the 2nd half 40-24, and at one point in the 2nd had outscored the Gusties 39-14. Abby Rothenbuhler, Gustavus, led all scorers with 18, while Jamie Stefely led St. Mary's with 16 and 7 boards.
St. Ben's also came back from a 1st half deficit to Hamline, but the Blazers had caught up by half-time at 34-31. The final was 88-77. Brianna Barrett scored 28 for St. Ben's with 6 rebounds and 3 steals. St. Ben's out-scored Hamline in the paint 48-26 and from the FT line 26-10.