Coon Rapids junior guard Chris Buckley set the single-game scoring record at Coon Rapids with 40 points, but it wasn’t enough to give the Cardinals (1-16) their first Northwest Suburban Conference win of the season in an 83-81 loss to Blaine Jan. 24.
No. 2 ranked Hopkins (Class AAAA) came to St. Francis for a match-up among two of the top programs in the state Jan. 11.
For only the second time this season, Andover came out on the losing end of a game. Roseville edged the Huskies 57-43 in the championship game of its holiday tournament Dec. 30.
Boys’ basketball teams hit the road for holiday-break action including Coon Rapids’ first win of the season at Norwood-Young America.
Eveleth-Gilbert sophomore Sam Mugge ended the Schwan Cup White Division title game against St. Francis/North Branch (7-7-3) 1 minute, 42 seconds into overtime when he lifted a shot inside the near post over the shoulder of Saints goalie Kendra Barck for a 4-3 final score at Ridder Arena on New Year’s Day.