TAYLOR ANDERSON (Hopkins), PHILLIS WEBB (Osseo), ANULI OKONKWO (Osseo) and JESSICA JANUARY (Richfield) made a name for themselves last March at the girls’ state basketball tournament.
Anderson, a point guard, led the Royals to their second consecutive Class 4A championship. Webb, a shooting guard, helped the Orioles place second in the Class 4A. Okonkwo, a guard, was a major contributor to Osseo’s success. January, also a point guard, led the Spartans to their first-ever appearance and a runner-up finish in Class 3A. The foursome made plenty of noise last weekend at the Boys’ and Girls’ Track and Field Championships at Hamline University, each contributing a record-setting performance. Continue Reading →
KIONDA NICKS scored 24 points, PARIS CRENSHAW added 14 and ASHALEE MORALES chipped in 13 to lead St. Paul Highland Park to a 67-63 victory over Minneapolis Roosevelt in the annual girls’ Twin City basketball championship. Roosevelt got 24 points from do-it-all junior guard TYANEKA CAGE. She was supported by
teammates BRENDA BROWN and BREEVANA BRITTAIN, who chipped in 12 apiece. Highland Park led 32-23 at halftime before the Teddies stormed back in the final minutes to tie the game. Nicks and BRIARA VIRNIG’s clutch freethrows sealed the victory for the Scots. Continue Reading →
MARIAH GUERRA-EDWARDS scored 16 points, BETSY MACDONALD added 14, and SADE CHATMAN chipped in 11 as St. Paul Central served notice that they are still the top girls’ basketball team in the City Conference with an 80-54 victory over Highland Park. PARIS CRENSHAW led Highland with 12 points. ASHLEE MORALEZ and TAMERA CURTIS each added 10 for the Scots.
Five outstanding boys’ basketball players
TYUS JONES (Apple Valley) — averaging 28 points per game whilekeeping his team among the state’s best. Continue Reading →
I decided to start out the New Year with five pictures featuring five prep basketball players in the metro area who I saw play before winter break.
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