Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Game, Player and Coach of the Day--December 14-20, 2013

Fri., Dec. 20--UCLA women 58 Minnesota Gophers 55

The Gophers shot 37 percent in losing to UCLA at home. Rachel Banham and Amanda Zahui scored 40 points between 'em, but the rest of the team shot 6-of-19. Player of the Day: Courtney Fredrickson, Minnetonka, 30 pts in 63-55 win at St. Michael-Albertville. Coach of the Day: Shawn Naas, Mountain Lake boys, who defeated defending state Class A champ Southwest Christian 63-52 to get to 7-0.

Thurs., Dec. 19--Hopkins girls 72 Centennial 38

Hopkins had lost two straight and a third wasn't going to happen. Player of the Day: Molly O'Toole, Hopkins, took it to Centennial with 7 offensive rebounds in the 1st half alone. She finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Coach of the Day: Robb Belschner, Andover girls, who defeated Blaine 77-67 to get to 5-1 on the year.

Wed., Dec. 18--Minnesota Timberwolves 120 Portland Trailblazers 109

The inconsistent Wolves came up big against the league's best team. Player of the Day--Kevin Love, Minnesota Timberwolves 29 points 15 board 9 assists. Coach of the Day--Steve Burton, Robbinsdale Cooper, who edged Columbia Heights 71-67

Tues., Dec. 17--St. Paul Johnson boys 84 Eden Prairie 79

The visitors pulled away late as Jalen Mobley scored 35 points. Player of the Day--Mobley. Coach of the Day--Vern Simmons, St. Paul Johnson boys.

Mon., Dec. 16--Edina girls 55 Duluth East 34

The Hornets break away early and lead 31-18 at the half. Player of the Day--Charlie Koontz, Holy Angels, scored 27 in a 61-50 win over Minnehaha. Coach of the Day--Angie Iverson-Ohnstad, Lakeville South, who defeated Red Wing 41-34.

Sun., Dec. 15--Minnesota Timberwolves 101 Memphis Grizzlies 93

The Wolves took an early lead and held on. Player of the Day--Kevin Love led the Wolves with 30 points, 9 boards and 4 assists. Coach of the Day--Rick Adelman, Minnesota Timberwolves.

Sat., Dec. 14--Hopkins 89 Lakeville North 84 at Breakdown Boys Tipoff at Minnetonka

Player of the Day--J. P. Macura of Lakeville North, 48 points. Coach of the Day--Dave Thorson, DeLaSalle, who beat Osseo 56-35 at the Tip-Off. 

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