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.
Andover opened the season with a 55-51 win against Forest Lake to give first-year Huskies head coach Robb Belschner his first win Dec. 3. Andover senior guard Haydn Becker led the way with 18 points and classmate Madi Hahn added 12 points. Fellow senior guard Katie Yoder added nine points and converted some key free throws down the stretch in her return to the court after an ACL injury ended her junior season last January.
Thanksgiving week yielded big wins for four area teams including Andover, Anoka, Blaine and Spring Lake Park. The first week of December gave everyone a strong early-season test.
Girls’ hockey teams hit the road for early-season tests after the Thanksgiving break.