Girls’ basketball tournament one to remember

Cayla McMorris


Mikayla Hayes










Chase Coley

Kenisha Bell










Lyric Williams
Photos by Mitchell Palmer McDonald

Park Center, led by CAYLA MCMORRIS, MIKAYLA HAYES, DANIELLE SHAUB and ANN SIMONET captured the Class 3A title in dramatic fashion, defeating Marshall 73-71 in three overtimes.

Eastview, led by MADISON GUEBERT and HANA METOXEN, came from 12 points down to defeat Bloomington Kennedy, who got outstanding play from KENISHA BELL, TONOIA WADE, TYRAH SPENCER, LASHAYLA WRIGHT-PONDER, ISIEOMA ODOR, ZA’KEEA SA’EED EL and MARIAH ALIPATE, 64-61 to capture the Class 4A title.

Eden Prairie, led by JAYLA MAYES-JACKSON and EMMA BOEHM, captured third-place honors in Class 4A.

Minneapolis Washburn, led by CHASE COLEY, LUCIA RENIKOFF, ALIYAH WILSON, EMMA SHEPHERD and SOFIE OROZCO, finished fourth in Class 3A in its second consecutive appearance.

St. Paul Central, led by RAYNA SHEROW, JADA JONES, LYRIC WILLIAMS, KENNEDY GAY, CHELCIE KIZART, ASIYA SMITH and ALEEYA CURTIS-EVANS, made their second consecutive state tournament appearance before falling to Eastview 63-58 in the first round.

DESTINEE MORRIS and DEJA MORRIS led Centennial to the 4A tournament before losing in the first round 69-52 to Lakeville North.


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