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.
Anoka came away with a 10th-place finish in the team standings highlighted by four place winners at the Minnesota Christmas Tournament in Rochester Dec. 20-21.
After scoring 104 goals last season, Blaine is on pace to pass that number. Averaging 5.75 goals per game, four games into the season, the Bengals are on pace for 125 regular season goals.