There were at least three NCAA Division I schools (Minnesota, Maryland and DePaul) in St. Paul last Friday night to see a nonconference girls’ basketball game between St. Paul Como Park and DeLaSalle. They were there to see junior guard Andrayah Adams, one of the state’s top prospects, who is averaging 31 points per game so far and closing in on the 2,000-point career mark.
Adams won the battle with a game-high 32 points, but DeLaSalle won the war behind the efforts of Taylor Toney. With DeLaSalle leading 19-8, the senior forward entered the game and scored 16 of her team’s final 21 points to help build a 40-24 halftime advantage.
The Islander’s won the game 68-49 with Taylor finishing with 24 points. Teja Bodden added 14 and Camryn Speese chipped in 10.
Farrar, Hannah, and Cobbs lead Roosevelt past St. Thomas Academy
Point guard Arione Farrar Jr. scored 24 points in leading Minneapolis Roosevelt to a surprising 61-50 nonconference boys’ basketball victory over St. Thomas Academy last Saturday.
Farrar, a senior who helped Park Center finish as state runner-up during his sophomore season, controlled the game from the start with excellent decision making, scoring when needed and sharing the ball with his teammates.
Elijah Hannah Jr. had 16 points, and London Cobbs chipped in 14 for the Teddies.
Myer’s 30 leads South past Highland Park
Taron Myer scored 30 points and Darius Clinton added 13 leading Minneapolis South to a 72-65 nonconference boys’ basketball victory over St. Paul Highland Park.
The Scots were led by Mike Cornelius and D’Anthony McAdory-Beckman, who each had 14.
Scott leads Columbia Heights with 43
Shooting guard Montroy Scott scored 43 points while hitting nine three-pointers, leading Columbia Heights to an 88-66 nonconference victory over Fond du Lac Ojibwe Ogichida.
Starks, Bates, Hollie lead the way for Hopkins
Hopkins has the quite the trio in teammates Nia Hollie, TT Starks and Ashley Bates, who combined for 53 of their team’s points in a 75-70 overtime loss to Eastview in the Breakdown Tip-Off Classic
Starks and Bates each had 18 points while Hollie added 17. Starks, a senior, has been among the state’s elite players since breaking onto the scene as a seventh grader.
Lipscomb off to fast start at Henry
Dariel Lipscomb is averaging 21 points per game for Minneapolis Henry’s girls’ basketball game, including a season-high 30 in a victory over Minneapolis Edison.
Gilreath dominates in leading Fridley
Junior guard Suzanne Gilreath of Fridley is averaging 36 points per game for the girls’ basketball team after three games in which she scored 34, 39 and 35 respectively.
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