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Top preps traveling to North Dakota


It looks as if the North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) will be the place to watch some exciting basketball this coming winter. The men and women teams at the Division I two-year institution will feature some of the metro area’s top players from the class of 2013. LASHONDRA CURTIS (St. Paul Central), TAMERA CURTIS (St. Paul Central), LOLA HORNE (St. Continue Reading →

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Outstanding play in 2012 Inner City All-Star Classic




The 19th Annual Inner City All Star Classic had its highlights on Father’s Day at Washington Technology Magnet in St. Paul. The game featured some ofthe metro area’s top graduating seniors of color, who were invited to participate based on their outstanding play during the basketball season last winter.  

In the girls’ game KIONDA NICKS (St. Paul Highland Park) earned MVP honors,scoring 13 points in leading Team Truth to a 54-47 win over Team Faith, who got 12 from three-point shooting champ OLIVIA ANTILLA (Osseo). Continue Reading →

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Anderson, Webb, Okonkwo and January set state records



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 →

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A memorable week in boys’ basketball


Last week I saw three boys’ basketball contests. Two went into overtime, and two teams served notice that the Minneapolis and St. Paul City Conference titles won’t be that easy to reclaim by the defending champs.  

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 

Forward WAYLAND JOHNSON II sent the game into overtime with a freethrow with two seconds left inregulation, while finishing with 30 points in a 66-65 loss to Eden Prairie. GRANT SHAEFFER and ANDRE WALLACE had 16 and 15 respectively for Eden Prairie. Continue Reading →

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