Game of the "Week"
Hopkins boys 78 St. Paul Johnson 69
Team of the "Week"
Apple Valley boys
Player of the "Week"
Tyus Jones, Apple Valley
Coach of the "Week"
Chris VanderHyde, Park Center girls, and Brian Schnettler, Rosemount boys
Sat., Dec. 21--Minnesota State Mankato women 80 Concordia (St. Paul) 67
Mankato took a 43-28 lead late in the first half as Ali Wilkinson scored 18 first half points. The Bears got within 8 before the Mavs pulled away again to the win.
Player of the Day: Wilkinson finished with 29 points and 9 rebounds. Coach of the Day: Annette Wiles, UMD, who surprised St. Cloud State 75-66.
Sun., Dec. 22--Los Angeles Clippers 120 Minnesota Timberwolves 116 (OT)
The T-Wolves continued a season-long trend of last-minute melt-downs, blowing a 114-112 lead at 0:46 of OT. Kevin Love, Nikola Pekovic and Kevin Martin scored 95 points. The other 2 starters scored 3 and the rest of the team scored 21.
Player of the Day: Love 45 points, 19 rebounds, 6 assists. Coach of the Day: Pam Borton, Minnesota Gopher women, who defeated Auburn 67-54.
Mon., Dec. 23--Faribault Bethlehem 69 Zumbrota-Mazeppa 65
One of only two games in the state of Minnesota. Player of the Day: Joe Matecjek scored 17 points for FBA. Coach of the Day: Franz Boelter, FBA, who recently won his 600th game.
Thurs., Dec. 26--Thief River Falls girls 77 Richfield 57
Player of the Day: Sydney Lamberty, Park, scored 30 its in a 67-58 loss to Bloomington Kennedy. Coach of the Day: Myron Glass, Rochester Lourdes, the only winner among the four Rochester teams at the local Rotary Classic. Lourdes beat Red Wing 63-51.
Fri., Dec. 27--Apple Valley boys 112 Roseville 81
The Eagles and Tyus Jones routed top ten-rated Roseville as Jones scored 34 points and 9 other players got into double figures. Player of the Day: Tyus Jones. Coach of the Day: Chris VanderHyde, Park Center girls, who defeated Lakeville North 73-63.
Sat., Dec. 28--Eastview girls 65 Park Center 61
Player of the Day: J.P. Macura, Lakeville North boys, scored 33 in an 84-81 win over Shakopee. Coach of the Day: Brian Schnettler, Rosemount boys, who defeated Cretin 72-62 at St. Thomas
Sun., Dec. 29--Hamline men 104 Otterbein 99 (OT)
Player of the Day: Dior Ford, Hamline men, 38 pts, 10 reb, 4 asts
Coach of the Day: Jim Hayes, Hamline men
Mon., Dec. 30--Hopkins boys 78 St. Paul Johnson 69
#2AAAA vs. #1AAA at Augsburg tournament. #2 wins.
Player of the Day: Monica Burich, Roseville girls, scored 22 points and shut down Haydn Becker, Andover's leading scorer, in a 57-43 win. Coach of the Day: Kenny Novak, Hopkins boys.
Tues., Dec. 31--Eden Prairie boys 78 DeLaSalle 65
The Eagles roared back from a 35-26 halftime deficit. Player of the Day: Grantham Gillard, Eden Prairie, 23 points. Coach of the Day: David Flom, Eden Prairie boys.