Girls’ basketball at its best

(l-r) Sierra Morrow (photo by Storyline Photography & Design); Jaida Walker; Jade (l) and Angel Hill; Sherynn Titus and Tamia Ugass (photo by Dee Buford)
All photos by Dr. Mitchelle McDonald except where noted.

In the past few weeks, girls’ basketball was certainly at its peak. There was the Twin City Girls rematch between St. Paul Como and Minneapolis South, two players who took over the TC junior varsity game, a seventh grader who helped her team to a C-Squad TC win, the announcement of the Minneapolis City Conference Player of the Year, and a Roseville player who hit the 1,000-point mark.

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Youth dominated in Twin City girls’ basketball championship

It was a youth movement in St. Paul Como Park’s 56-55 victory over Minneapolis South in last week’s Twin City Girls basketball championship.

Ninth-grade guard Ronnie Porter led the Cougars to victory with an 18-point performance. Fellow ninth-grader Jada James had 14, and eighth-grader Shania Nichols added 12. More on James later.

Sophomore guard Jade Hill and sister Angel Hill, a seventh-grader, led the host Tigers with 22 and 13 points respectively, while senior Solana Cushing had 12.

The victory was Como Park’s fifth consecutive Twin City Championship.

Campbell, Titus led St. Paul Central to TC victory

Until she left the game with an injury late in the second half, St. Paul Central guard Lay Lay Campbell continuously impressed the crowd with her court savvy, exceptional passing, and timely three-point shooting in her team’s 61-56 victory over Minneapolis South.

What Campbell started, teammate Sherynn Titus finished. The shooting guard drove the length of the court as time expired to send the game into overtime. She then proceeded to score eight of her team’s 10 points in the extra period.

Walker, Chatman helped Minneapolis Roosevelt capture TC C-Squad title

Seventh-grader Jaida Walker’s overall floor play and outstanding three-point shooting from ninth-grader Na’Vaya Chatman led Minneapolis Roosevelt to a 43-28 C-Squad Twin City victory over St. Paul Harding.

Morrow is Minneapolis City Conference’s top player

Minneapolis center Sierra Morrow was recently named Minneapolis City Conference Player of the Year. The senior averaged 21.7 points this past season, leading the Tommies to a 6-5 conference record.

Roseville’s Ugass hits 1,000-point markRoseville High School forward Tamia Ugass recorded her 1,000th point after scoring 20 in a win against Park Cottage Grove. The sophomore forward, who first played at the varsity level at St. Paul Highland Park as a seventh- and eighth-grader, is averaging 10.5 points per game.