Metro happenings

(l-r) Isabell West, Carley West, Sherynn Titus, Nevaeh Galloway and Chudear Tut
Photos courtesy of Iowa Central CC & Coppin State

There has been quite a bit going on in the sports scene as it relates to the Twin Cities metro area. This column covers girls’ and boys’ basketball along with a volleyball player update and former prep stars contributing at the collegiate level.

Metro players leading Iowa Central

The Iowa Central Community College women’s basketball team is being led by former metro prep stars Isabell West (Shakopee High School), Nevaeh Galloway (Minnehaha Academy), Carley West (Woodbury), and Sherynn Titus (St. Paul Central).

Tut MEAC Rookie of the Week

Chudear Tut was named MEAC Rookie of the Week in volleyball recently after averaging 4.33 kills in helping Coppin State University win a couple matches against North Carolina Central University.

The freshman middle hitter was one the state’s most outstanding players at Hopkins.

Hopkins dominant

Hopkins has not missed a beat with new head coach Tara Starks leading the girls’ basketball team.The Royals, ranked number one in Class 4A, have continued to dominate with the help of players Maya Nnaji, Taylor Woodson, Amaya Battle, Liv McGill and Alayna Contreras.

Metro players leading Iowa Central

The Iowa Central Community College women’s basketball team is being led by former metro prep stars Isabell West (Shakopee High School), Nevaeh Galloway (Minnehaha Academy), Carley West (Woodbury), and Sherynn Titus (St. Paul Central).

Minnehaha boys, girls winning

The Minnehaha girls’ and boys’ basketball teams are currently ranked among the best in the state. The girls, coached by Matt Pryor,are ranked number five in Class 3A and led by Addi Mack, Aniyah Rueben, and Telia Graham.

The boys, ranked number one in Class 3A coached by Lance Johnson, are led by McDonald All-American and top-ranked national prospect Chet Holmgren, Prince Aligbe, Isaiah Davis, Hercy Miller and Mercy Miller.

Como Park still winning

First-year head coach Yolanda England has Como Park poised for its seventh consecutive St. Paul City Conference championship. The Cougars, ranked number four in Class 3A, are led by Ronnie Porter, Cloey Dmytruk, Kaylynn Asberry, Jada James, Demya Riley and Shakayla Walker.

Winning continues for North

Hall of Fame Coach Larry McKenzie has Minneapolis North headed for its eighth City Conference title behind the outstanding play of Willie Wilson, Davon Townley, Meiko Anderson and Clifford Brown III.

The Polars are ranked number two in Class 2A.

Richfield having good season

Coach Omar McMillan has led Richfield to a number-five ranking in Class 3A boys’ basketball. The Spartans are led by Lamar Grayson, Jade Wollmuth, Ryan Miles, Mitchell January and Isaiah Casey-Hammond.

Central headed for City crown

Veteran coach Scott Howell has St. Paul Central in position to capture the City Conference title behind the outstanding play of Gavin Gothard, Jaylen Cardenas, Kaden Doran, Gedeon Musabyimana, Donnie Preston andeighth-grader Allan Lankford.

About Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald

Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald is a contributing columnist to the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder. He can be reached at mcdeezy05@gmail.com.

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