Girls Basketbal: Feb. 2 recap

by Jason Olson
Sports Editor

Andover and Robbinsdale Armstrong entered the break 25-25 before the visiting Falcons pulled ahead in the second half for a 56-47 Northwest Suburban Conference win Feb. 2.

Armstrong found its scoring touch to out score the Huskies 31-22 in the second half. Megan Brodeur led the Huskies with 13 points while Grove had a game high 15 points for Armstrong.

Osseo built a 17 point lead at the half en route to a 62-46 Northwest Suburban Conference win Feb. 2. The Orioles scored 39 points in the first half  led by Janay Morton’s game-high 19 points and Phillis Webb’s 11 points.

The Tornadoes were led by Claire Lundberg’s 15 points as seven players scored.

The Bengals took a step in the right direction Thursday night by way of a 53-49 win over Centennial. The Cougars downed Blaine 72-25 in the previous Northwest Suburban Conference meeting.

A tied game at the half, 23 points, quickly gave way to an up-and-down  affair as the Cougars opened the second half on a 16-0 run, keyed by senior Jill Conrad’s eight points. Blaine responded with an 18-2 run to tie the game at 41. Blaine senior Britta Carr hit three, three-pointers in the run and finished the game 5-for-5 from three-point range in the game. Carr’s final long-distance basket gave the Bengals a 50-49 lead with 1:50 remaining as senior guard McKenna Heyda made both free throws with 17.6 seconds remaining and senior guard Alysha Heath sank both of her shots with 2.9 seconds left to secure the win.

Conrad had a game-high 18 points while Carr had 15 points, Heath had 14 points and Mickenzie Craft finished with 13 points.

Maranatha handed PACT Charter a 73-34 loss Feb. 2 after the Panthers were held to 15 points in the first half and 19 points in the second half in an MCAA North Division game.