Blaine led by 15 points at the break and increased that to as many as 32 points in the second half of its Section 7AAAA opener against Cambridge-Isanti 73-44 March 9. Blaine senior Stephon Egbujor scored 16 coming off the bench to lead all scorers and senior Josh Limberg added 11 for Blaine. The No. 2 seeded Bengals host No. 3 Anoka March 13. Photos by Bill Jones
Top-seed Spring Lake Park made quick work of St. Paul Como Park in its Section 3AAA opener March 8, 101-68. Panthers senior Sean Scott had a game-high 36 points and Bryce Williams added 20 points. Spring Lake Park faces North Suburban Conference rival and No. 4 seed Totino-Grace in the section semifinal at Blaine High School March 14. Photos by Bill Jones
A young Andover team fell 13 points, 65-52, on their home court to a taller, stronger and deeper Blaine squad during the last week of regular season play, Feb. 28.
Anoka’s senior gaurd, Marcus Tyus was once again the game’s top scorer during an 82-64 home victory over Blaine on Feb. 21. Tyus put up a total 33-points for the Tornadoes, showing his ability to push past a recent family tragedy and focus on the task at hand.
by Jason Olson Sports Editor PACT Charters School senior Drew Zieroth scored a game-high 24 points in a 60-52 loss to CHOF Feb. 16 and is within three points of reaching the 1,000 career points milestone. The Panthers face crosstown rival Legacy Christian Feb. 17 in Andover. He had 11 points in a 71-36 loss [...]
If the history of recent games between Benilde-St. Margaret’s and Spring Lake Park boys’ basketball was any indication, Friday’s game between not only the top two North Suburban Conference teams, but No. 1 and No. 2 ranked Class AAA programs in the state wasn’t going to disappoint.
by Jason Olson Sports Editor Andover Andover held on to a five-point halftime lead to top Robbinsdale Armstrong 59-56 in Robbinsdale for its second win of the season, halting a six game losing streak Feb. 2. The Northwest Suburban Conference game took a higher pace in the second half as the Falcons out scored Andover [...]