Monday, December 01, 2008

New Site

#1 posting 12.1.2008
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I will now be posting on All the news and other information will be found on that site. This site will remain up and I will post occasionally here, but will always link it back to

I have already posted some high school stories today, and will get to work on the college reports.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD---You now have the same birthday as

Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Week That Was #3: Across the River

#8 posting 11.30.2008
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The Week That Was #3: Across The River
The action moved west this week. Minnesota started their high school season. The big event was at Hamline with four top five teams playing in the various championships. Hopkins put cellophane wrap on the #1 South Tigers in the first half of the West championship. 18-0 to start, 38-11 at half was a big statement. South was without the services of two projected starters, each combined worth about 18.7 points last year. Without Smith and Kearney Tayler Hill didn't have a lot of help lifting the scoring load.
In the other Hamline championship it was Centennial beating two time defending champ St. Paul Central. Bridget Schuneman was a force on the inside which was no surprise. The Cougars did have to play with out the Megans for a while, mostly out for foul troubles. but also their perimeter game was solid. Holly Hoffland came off the bench to knock down three 3s.

Coach Teas has made is long awaited return from his golfing junket in Missouri. On our return from Hudson on Friday night we were almost part of the news. We were on 694 headed west when I saw a police car off on the left so I started to pull over. As I did a White Suburban went by on the shoulder at 100+ miles an hour. The race was on with 12 police cars, sirens blaring hot in pursuit. Luckily we weren't smashed into by the any vehicle.

There is one huge difference between Minnesota and Wisconsin---Uniform cut. On the eastside Wisconsin uses a uniform cut that exposes the shoulder blades. In Minnesota you will rarely if ever see that kind of cut.

Minneapolis North had three 8th graders on the floor quite a bit in their win over Andover. Andover also was young with a sophomore contingent, but North is younger by two years. Tyseanna Johnson, Talayiah Rich and Allina Star all grew up in the win. All three are quick and alert, and don't play shy and quiet.

Due to the avalanche of games, and time constraints my reports are briefer than usual. Sleep is one item on my to do list.

So after 11 games is their a pattern? Yes. Is basketball better this year. No if you look at pp100 and floor %.
Here is the the last three years
year, pp100, floor %
2006 70.16, .346
2007 81.72, .401
2008 71.7, .354
So either last year was an anomaly, and we are back to regular levels, or is their something else at play. Last year Wisconsin didn't start until Minnesota started. I have charted 11 Wisconsin teams and 11 Minnesota teams this year. So is there a difference between the two states? yes
State, pp100, floor %
Wisconsin 67.7, .332
Minnesota 75.1, .374
So looking back at 2007, which was mainly Minnesota, the numbers are still down for 2008 by about 6 pp100. This will bear watching the rest of the year.

If you think that Hamline was a big event, head to Becker. That event has 7 games including what will probably be #1 AAAA vs #1 AA--- Centennial vs Jordan. On top of that Tartan and Stillwater will host four team events starting Thursday (Tartan) and Friday (Stillwater).

Hopkins is on a mission. They went after South likes starving dogs on a bone. The Royals made Tayler Hill work to bring the ball up court and clogged the lane to prevent her from driving and getting free throws. They made Hill wait until the second half to celebrate her 3000th point. Hopkins was extremely ready to play. They are grittier, quicker, and deeper than recent years. And as a sign of their "teamness" not one player made the team of the week (due to possession requirements). Everyone does their share.
Looking at the numbers Hopkins pp100 was 143.8 and floor % .667 to start the night, and defensively they were 25.0 and .125. In the second half the edge was a little off on the defensive end as they modified a few things. The Royals don't like being away from the state tournament and they want back in after a two year absence.

Laura Margarit of Holy Angels scored 10 points in the four quarter to help lead the Stars back from a seven point deficit against Menomonie. The wiry guard scored six straight points to put HA in the lead. HA rotated many kids in and out, but Margarit was on the floor the entire 4th quarter. She has the stability, and glue to keep things together. Margarit likes to drive and does have a pull up. She had one drive that ended in a serpentine lay up. With a pp100 of 164.3 she was the highest of the qualifiers this week.

rules, rules, rules,
I need to see the player during the week.
Player needs 10 (TEN) possessions---unfortunately that knocks off Kara Elofson of Hopkins who had an outstanding game against South with a pp100 of 166.7, and floor % of .889
Player needs to be north of 100 pp100
Player needs to be north of .500 floor %. This knocks off 3 point shooters more than any other.
reputations don't matter, performance does.

Briana Edwards, Minneapolis North, 2009
Kaitlyn Haag, Hudson, 2010
Laura Margarit, Holy Angels, 2011
Bridget Schuneman, Centennial, 2009
Tessa Wells, River Falls, 2010
honorable mention
Stephanie Jergenson, Blaine, 2010
Katherine Kazemba, Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran, 2010
Bettye Jo Nelson, Superior, 2011
Sarah Peterson, Minneahaha, 2009

Emma Purfeest of River Falls was a force on the defensive end in the win against Osceola. She had 12.5 stops, twice as many as the next player on her team. She had 39% of all stops for River Falls that night. Purfeest is a 5-9 forward that played bigger than her height.

team of the week
Kara Elofson, Hopkins, 2009
Emma Purfeest, River Falls, 2010
Talayiah Rich, Minneapolis North, 2013
Bridget Schuneman, Centennial, 2009
Brea Tinney, Osceola, 2009

Kahlia Becken of Centennial has a variety of good targets for her passes. She delivered a game high 9 in the win over Central. She has good vision and gets the ball to the right people at the right time.

team of the week
Kahlia Becken, Centennial, 2011
Kyana Johnson, St. Paul Central, 2009
Micaela Petrich, Rosemount, 2010
Allina Star, Minneapolis North, 2013
Hannah Steele, Centennial, 2009

Bettye Jo Nelson of Superior didn't start, but probably will soon. She came off the Superior bench to lead them with 14 points, and lead them with 5 defensive stops. Nelson is a 5-8 perimeter player. She attacked the basket, scored at the line and off her defense.

next up: tomorrow

High Five: Minnesota's Century

#7 posting 11.30.2008
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HIGH FIVE--Minnesota's Century
Minnesota topped the century mark for the first time this year and edged Michigan for first place. This is Minnesota's fourth win of the year.
Also Minnesota had the top individual---Angel Robinson of St. Paul Central with 25 points.

Angel Robinson, St. Paul Central, Marquette 25
Kierah Kimbrough, BGMR, North Dakota 24
Katie Ohm, Elgin-Millville, Minnesota 20
Amy Beggin, Roseville, New Mexico 19
Cory Montgomery, Cannon Falls, Nebraska 17

Britni Houghton, Lansing Waverly, Central Michigan 21
Brittany Jones, West Bloomfield, UTEP 19
Kellie Watson, Ionia, Notre Dame 18
Randall Hurst, West Bloomfield, Fordham 18
Chelsey Jackson, Flint Central, IPFW 18

Krystal Ellis, Racine St. Catherine, Marquette 23
Traci Edwards, Menasha, UW Milwaukee 21
Shenita Landry, Milwaukee King, Temple 16
Inger Hodgson, Barneveld, North Dakota State 13
Mariah Dunham, Watertown, Wisconsin 11*
Lindsey Wutt, Waterford, Western Illinois 11*
* only one counts in the High Five

Bridget Yoerger, Hinton, South Dakota 16
Mallory Youngblut, Davenport Assumption, North Dakota 14
Michelle Lund, Sioux City Heelan, Bradley 13
Kristen Turk, Des Moines Lincoln, Drake 13
Jacqui Kalin, Sioux City North, Northern Iowa 11
Nicole Clausen, Denison-Schleswig, Northern Iowa 11
Claire Goins, Sioux City Heelan, Santa Clara 11

Ashley Wiemann, Vermillion, South Dakota 21
Abby Plucker, Parker, North Dakota State 19
Maggie Youngberg, Yankton, South Dakota 9
Anne Roche, Vermillion, South Dakota 9
Kelli Fargen, Brookings, South Dakota 7

Jasmine Moseley, Bellevue East, South Dakota 14
Yvonne Turner, Bellevue East, Nebraska 11
Amy Gallagher, Neligh-Oakdale, Evansville 10
Charity Iromuanya, Lincoln Northeast, Albany 8
Monica Laune, Ashland-Greenwood, Davidson 7

Alyssa Seay, Grand Forks Central, North Dakota 14
Andrea LaFrance, Bismarck Century, North Dakota 10
Katie Schafer, Devils Lake, Northern Arizona 9
Whitney Ledger, Bismarck Century, North Dakota 8
Ashley Privratsky, Devils Lake, North Dakota 3

Next up: The week in review

220 Points with Upper Iowa & Bemidji State

#6 posting 11.30.2008
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UM Duluth beat Northern State 64-60. Jheri Booker (Summerville, GA) had 21 points for UMD. Mikayla Barondeau (Leola-Frederick, SD) had 16 points for Northern.

Upper Iowa beat Bemidji State 112-108 in overtime. Andrea Downs (Chicago Harlan) had 41 points for UIU. Heidi Matzke (Red Lake Falls) had 26 points for BSU.

Augustana beat SW MN State 75-58. Whitney Hofer (West Central, SD) had 20 points for Augustana. Abby Keneally (Farmington) had 16 points for SW.

MSU Moorhead beat Wayne State, Nebraska 66-63. Alison Nash-Gerlach (Roseville) had 17 points for Moorhead. Mara Hjelle (Mahtomedi) had 13 points for WS

MSU Mankato beat UN Kearney 91-88. Heather Johnson (JWP) had 26 points for Mankato. Jonni Mildenberger (Sterling, CO) had 23 points for UNK.

St. Cloud State beat UN Omaha 67-54. Talisha Barlow (Roseville) and Anna Cashman (Faribault) had 17 points each for SCSU. LaToya Wright (Galesburg, IL) had 12 points for UNO.

Winona State beat UC Colorado Springs 90-63. Kelsey Homewood had 17 points for WS. Winona State's Natalie Gigler (Champlin Park) was named MVP of the Colorado Springs Tournament.

UM Crookston beat Colorado Mines 72-65. Bri Zabel (Northfield) had 19 points for UMC.

Bellarmine beat Saginaw Valley State 91-67. Brittany Burkhardt (Walled Lake Central, MI) had 17 points for SVS.

Concordia St. Paul beat Rockhurst 82-76. Jamie Jones (Irondale) had 16 points for CSP.

Mary beat Montana State Billings 84-73. Anna Skala (Red Lake Falls) had 21 points for Mary.

Buena Vista beat Presentation 92-60. Margo Muhlbauer (IKM, IA) had 19 points for BV. Becky Smith had 15 points for Presentation.

Concordia WI beat Edgewood 80-54. Krista Mayyou had 36 points for CW. Megan Scheele (New Glarus, WI) had 22 points for Edgewood.

Dubuque beat St. Scholastica 77-51. Jennifer Nichols (Woodstock, IL) had 19 points for Dubuque. Kirsten Haukom (Marshall) had 14 points for CSS.

George Fox beat Carleton 74-48. Hannah Oken-Berg (Portland Lincoln, OR) had 16 points for Carleton.

Gustavus beat Southwestern 69-56. Emily Nelson (Mankato Loyola) and Molly Mathiowetz (Sleepy Eye St. Mary's) had 12 points each for Gustavus.

St. Catherine's beat Nebraska Wesleyan 77-73. Molly Peterson (Valley City, ND) had 19 points for St. Kate's. Shea Rasmussen (Longmont, CO) had 18 points for NW.

UW River Falls beat Grinnell 97-37. Tiffany Gregorich (Altoona, WI) had 24 points for UWRF. Molly Scharf (Johnsburg, IL) had 9 points for Grinnell.

UW Stout beat Cardinal Stritch 79-65. Charlee Edwards (Webster, WI) had 21 points for UWS. Michelle Stelloh (West Allis Hale) had 18 points for CS.

UW Whitewater beat Loras 86-74. Tiffany Morton (Beloit Memorial) had 29 points for UWW. Alex Hudson (Dowling Catholic) had 21 points for Loras.

Viterbo beat Northwestern, MN 59-51. Katina Mandylaris (Melbourne, Australia) had 18 points for Viterbo. Ariel Liesch (Centennial) had 20 points for NW.

LaVerne beat Northland 71-55. Lindsey Hamm (Ontanagon, MI) had 19 points for Northland.

St. Olaf beat Luther 60-56. Kelsey Oja (Melrose) had 20 points for St. O. Amanda Dahlseng (Jacobs, IL) had 13 points for Luther.

UW Eau Claire beat UW Stevens Point 60-56. Hannah Mesick (Chatfield) had 19 points for UWEC. Jessi Sporle (Mineral Point, WI) had 23 points for UWSP.

UW Oshkosh beat Lake Forest 43-41. Shelby Churchill (Sheboygan North) had 14 points for UWO.

Wisconsin Lutheran beat MSOE 80-48. Kristen Dillon (Germantown, WI) had 31 points for WL. Carol Cayo and Kelly Costello had 14 points for MSOE.

Dakota State beat Briar Cliff 81-75. Liz Grider (Chaska) had 30 points for BC.

Davenport beat Ashford 86-73. Kallie Benike (Campbellsport, WI) had 19 points for Davenport.

Gogebic beat Northland Baptist 68-41 on Tuesday. Jaclyn Aijala had 26 points for Gogebic. From the Ironwood Daily Globe.

Next up: the week that was

Karel's Shot Helps Badgers Win Championship

#5 posting 11.30.2008
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BIG 10
Minnesota beat Massachusetts 86-67. Emily Fox had 24 for Minnesota. Katie Ohm (Elgin-Millville) added 20 points for the Gophers.

California beat Iowa 76-43. Wendy Ausdemore (TriCenter, IA) was named to the all tournament team. She also led Iowa with 10 points.

Wisconsin beat #6 Baylor 59-58 for the Paradise Jam Title. Alyssa Karel (Cretin-Derham Hall) had 15 points including the game winner for the Badgers. It was Wisconsin's only lead of the game.

Indiana beat St. Mary's CA 80-63. Jamie Braun (Marshfield, WI) had 9 points for Indiana.

Michigan beat Southern Mississippi 61-51. Carly Benson (Carney-Nadeau, MI) had 6 points for Michigan.

Northwestern beat Western Illinois 71-54. Meshia Reed had 18 points for NW. Lindsey Wutt (Waterford, WI) had 11 points for WIU.

#14 Notre Dame beat #24 Michigan State 78-72. Kellie Watson (Ionia, MI) had 18 points for ND. Lauren Aitch (Lansing Waverly) had 6 points for MSU.

Ohio State beat Boston U 72-47. Shavelle Little (Ann Arbor Huron) had 2 points.

Penn State beat Coppin State 76-61. Janessa Wolff (Park Rapids) had 15 points for PSU.

Purdue beat Hawaii 90-74. Lakisha Freeman (Saginaw Arthur Hill) had 2 points for Purdue.

Army beat Air Force 54-44. Megan Ennenga (St. Louis Park) did not score for Army. Kathleen Schjodt (Hot Springs, SD) had 5 points for AF.

Buffalo beat North Carolina Central 65-54. Rachelle Matthys (St. Clair, MI) had 9 points for Buffalo.

Canisius beat Binghamton 79-73. Brittane Russell (Southfield-Lathrup, MI) had 9 points for Canisius. Muffy Sadler (Cedar Rapids Kennedy) had 5 points for Binghamton.

Colgate beat Missouri 94-93 in triple overtime. Toy Richbow (Detroit Pershing) had 3 points for Missouri.

Drexel beat Colorado 67-63. Hannah Skildum (Mounds View) had 10 points for Colorado.

Fordham beat Ohio 55-51. Randall Hurst (West Bloomfield, MI) had 18 points for Fordham. Jenny Poff (St. Johns, MI) had 9 points for Ohio.

George Washington beat Hartford 67-65. Kay-Kay Allums (Centennial) had 5 points for GWU.

St. Joseph's beat Davidson 78-68. Monica Laune (Ashland-Greenwood, NE) had 7 points for Davidson.

Temple beat Hampton 79-50. Shenita Landry (Milwaukee King) had 16 points for Temple.

UMBC beat Western Michigan 81-69. Tiera DeLaHoussaye (Detroit Country Day) had 15 points for WMU

West Virginia beat Brown 66-49. Ashley Powell (Detroit Murray-Wright) had 4 points for WV.

Yale beat New Hampshire 76-55. Kaitlyn Lillemoe (Hopkins) did not score for Yale.

Bowling Green beat UNC Greensboro 71-53. Tara Breske (Temperance Bedford, MI) had 6 points for BG.

Bradley beat UC Riverside 59-56. Michelle Lund (Sioux City Heelan) had 13 points for Bradley.

Butler beat William & Mary 53-50. Chloe Hamilton (Holt, MI) had 1 point for Butler.

Cincinnati beat Savannah State 64-34. Val Schuster (Wausau Newman) had 5 points for Cincy.

Dayton beat Central Michigan 78-76. Britni Houghton (Lansing Waverly) had 21 points for CMU.

Detroit beat Colgate 61-51. Brigid Mulory (Birmingham Marian) had 16 points for Detroit. Krista Moser (Cedar Rapids Jefferson) did not score for Colgate.

Drake beat Columbia 69-59. Kristin Turk (Des Moines Lincoln) had 13 points for Drake. Chelsea Frazier (Breck) had 10 points for Columbia.

Evansville beat Samford 58-54 in 2 overtimes. Amy Gallagher (Neligh-Oakdale, NE) had 10 points for Evansville.

IPFW beat Toledo 72-60. Chelsey Jackson (Flint Central) had 18 points for IPFW.

Loyola of Chicago beat Western New Mexico 103-71. Lindsey Sebetic (Kenosha Tremper, WI) did not score for LC.

South Dakota beat Dixie State 80-62. Ashley Wiemann (Vermillion) had 21 points for USD.

North Dakota beat Northern Arizona 94-71. Kierah Kimbrough (BGMR) and Danye Guinn (St. Francis) made the all tournament team for the Sioux. Kimbrough had 24 points for UND. Katie Schafer (Devils Lake, ND) had 9 points for NAU.

North Dakota State beat Idaho State 68-55. Abby Plucker (Parker, SD) had 19 points for NDSU.

St. Louis beat Missouri State 68-53. Maggie Dwyer (Grand Haven, MI) had 13 points for MS.

UW Milwaukee beat Northern Illinois 71-61. Traci Edwards (Menasha, WI) had 21 points for UWM. UWM coach Sandy Botham won her 200th career win. Bianca Brown (Detroit Renaissance) had 4 points for NIU.

Wichita State beat Jacksonville State 65-45. Daria Frazier (Mpls North) had 4 points for WS.

Wright State beat IUPUI 59-57. Kanisha Ward (Detroit Renaissance) had 4 points for WS.

UAB beat McNeese State 56-53. Brianna Berry (Flint Northwestern) did not score for UAB.

Alabama beat Northern Iowa 76-56. Jacqui Kalin (Sioux City North) and Nicole Clausen (Denison-Schleswig, IA) had 11 points for UNI.

Florida Atlantic beat Tennessee Tech 70-64. Jessica Knurick (Walled Lake Northern, MI) had 10 points for FAU.

Miami FL beat Santa Clara 60-44. Claire Goins (Sioux City Heelan) had 11 points for SC.

Murray State beat Colorado State 75-70. Kandy Beemer (Bedford, IA) had 9 points.

Southeast Louisiana beat Centenary 78-52. Beth Alberson (Flambeau, WI) had 7 points for Centenary.

Wake Forest beat Miami OH 81-59. Rachael Hencke (Grafton, WI) had 2 points for Miami.

Virginia beat Marquette 76-71. Angel Robinson (St. Paul Central) had 25 points for Marquette.

Virginia Commonwealth beat Albany 67-53. Charity Iromuanya (Lincoln Northeast) had 8 points for Albany.

Vanderbilt beat Virginia Tech 72-43. Amy Malo (Fairmont) had 1 point for Vanderbilt.

UTEP beat Texas State 85-74. Brittany Jones (West Bloomfield, MI) had 19 points for UTEP. Megan Homan (Remsen, IA) did not score for TS.

Gonzaga beat Utah 60-55 Tiffanie Shives (Lansing Christian, MI) had 5 points for the Zags.

Oregon beat Wyoming 51-45. Ashley Sickles (Crestwood, IA) had 6 points for Wyoming.

Nevada beat Louisville 85-82. Keshia Hines (Auburn Hills Avondale, MI) had 12 points for Louisville.

New Mexico beat Nebraska 62-51 in the Holiday Inn Tournament. Amy Beggin (Roseville) had 19 points for NM. Beggin was named MVP for the Tournament. Cory Montgomery (Cannon Falls) had 17 points for Nebraska.

Stanford beat Iowa State 83-45. Ashley Arlen (Cascade, IA) had 9 points for ISU.

Utah Valley beat Boise State 73-70. Sierra Moeller (Pierre, SD) had 6 points for BS.

Next up: More D2/D3 reports

Four Michigan Previews

#4 posting 11.30.2008
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Kayleigh Hammond of the Zeeland West Dux will be a player to watch according to the Grand Rapids Press.

Plainwell is previewed in the Kalamazoo Gazette.

Dearborn Heights Annapolis and Fordson are previewed in the Dearborn Press & Guide.

Different conferences in Michigan are tweaking their schedules with the second winter girls basketball season getting underway. From the Lansing State Journal.

Next up: College reports

Simon 1000

#3 posting 11.30.2008
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Wausau Newman beat Wausau West 61-57 in overtime. From the the Wausau Daily Herald.

Kaukauna beat Appleton West 54-49. Plus one more result from the Appleton Post Crescent.

Sheboygan North beat Brookfield Central 49-44. Plus 1 more result from the Sheboygan Press.

Two Rivers beat Manitowoc Roncalli 40-33. From the Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter.

Delavan-Darien beat Beloit Memorial in a 73-54. Plus 3 more results from the Janesville Gazette.

Eau Claire North beat LaCrosse 53-44. Plus 4 more results in the Eau Claire Leader Telegram.

Kiah Simon of Algoma scored her 1000 point in a 45-24 win over Hilbert. In the same game Sam Zastrow set the Algoma school record for points with 1081. From the Green Bay Press Gazette.

Winneconne and Waupaca are previewed in the Appleton Post Crescent.

The Dunn County News looks at the week for Elk Mound, Colfax, and Boyceville.

Kelsey Andrist, Menomonie 25 vs Blaine, MN 50-55
Jessica Waldvogel, Wausau West 23 vs Wausau Newman 57-61 OT
Tessa Wells, River Falls 23 vs Waseca 49-77

Next up: Michigan

IKM-Manning Downs Heelan

#2 posting 11.30.2008
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Des Moines East beat Indianola 57-41. Plus two other results in the Des Moines Register.

Des Moines Roosevelt beat Marshalltown 69-48. DMR had 13 threes in the game. From the Marshalltown Times Republican.

Cedar Rapids Jefferson beat Bettendorf 63-39. From the Cedar Rapids Gazette.

Iowa City West beat North Scott 60-45. Plus one more result from the Iowa City Press Citizen.

Waverly-Shell Rock beat Waterloo East 77-30. From the Cedar Valley Preps.

#7 2A IKM-Manning beat #3 3A Sioux City Heelan in the Heelan finals 67-62. From the Sioux City Journal.

Western Dubuque beat Dubuque Hempstead 56-37. From the Dubuque Telegraph Herald.

Cedar Rapids Xavier beat Davenport West 53-36. Plus 7 more results from the Quad City Times.

Katie Schechinger, IKM-Manning 32 vs Sioux City Heelan 67-62

Next up: Wisconsin Reports

Hill 3000, Hopkins Triumphs

#1 posting 11.30.2008
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#3 Hopkins stifled #1 Minneapolis South 55-37 (Reported in the Out & About late last night) in the Pat Paterson Memorial Hamline Tournament West Bracket final. From the StarTribune.
Tayler Hill of South reached the 3000 point mark---In the article in the Pioneer Press they indicate Megan Taylor is the record holder. Not true. Katie Ohm has the record.

Eagan beat Owatonna 60-44. From the Owatonna People's Press.

Blaine beat Menomonie 55-50 in Hudson. found in the boxes in the Eau Claire Leader Telegram.

Caledonia beat Stewartville 76-53 in the Lewiston Tournament. From the Winona Daily News.

Jackson County Central beat host Sleepy Eye St. Mary's in the SESM championship game. From the New Ulm Journal.

In the Sleepy Eye St. Mary's 3rd place game Sleepy Eye beat CHOF 54-53 on an Erica Jenson free throw with 3 seconds left. From the New Ulm Journal.

There was an 8 team scrimmage in Faribault. From the Faribault Daily News.

Now that Crookston has been hit by graduation, East Grand Forks is ready to break through. From the Grand Forks Herald.

The Sorteberg twins (Chelsea and Toni) of Thief River Falls are double trouble. From the Grand Forks Herald.

Minneapolis Southwest beat St. Paul Como Park 66-21. SW started the game with a 21-0 run. Southwest was lead by freshman guard Mariah Adanene. She finished with 15 points, 6 steals & 4 Rebounds in her Southwest Debut in only 18 minutes. Junior Forward Laura Maltby had 10 points, 4 rebounds and 4 steals and Senior Center Britta Syverson finished with 9 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 steals as well. It was the Como Park coaching debut of John Robinson, former St. Paul Central assistant and father of Angel Robinson, Miss Basketball 2007 and now playing at Marquette.

Tayler Hill, Minneapolis South 29 vs Hopkins 37-55
Bridget Schuneman, Centennial 25 vs St. Paul Central 68-56
Briana Edwards, Minneapolis North 32 vs Andover 74-69
Katie Loberg, Princeton 25 vs St. Cloud Apollo 82-58
Mariah Clarin, Princeton 25 vs St. Cloud Apollo 82-58
Shawna Sperber, Stewartville 27 vs Caledonia 53-76
Katelyn Adams, Minnehaha 23 (25.875) vs Superior, WI 62-35

Next up: More reports. Much Later today the week in review

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Out & About: Hopkins/Minneapolis South

#11 posting 11.29.2008
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west bracket championship
HOPKINS royals 55, MINNEAPOLIS SOUTH tigers 37

#3 Hopkins smothered #1 South in the first half holding the Tigers scoreless their first 13 possessions as the Royals built up a 18-0 lead. The Royals cruised to a 38-11 halftime lead as the defense was rock solid and the offense looked to attack at every opportunity. The Tigers were hampered with two starters out for non basketball issues---Tyisha Smith and Ameshia Kearney. With those two out Hopkins could really zero in on Tayler Hill. It was a bittersweet night for Hill in that she reached the 3000 point mark for her career. Hill scored her 3000th point with 15:05 to go in the second half. At one point Hill had 26 of the 28 points on the board for South.

At the conclusion of the game the all tournament team was announced:
Ellie Abeler, Andover
Briana Edwards, Mpls North
Jenny Houle, Mpls South
Tayler Hill, Mpls South
Kara Elofson, Hopkins
Brianna Williams, Hopkins MVP

more to come

you can see the entire Hopkins vs South photo gallery at

key: player, year, points, possession, pp100, floor %
Kara Elofson, 2009 15, 9, 166.7, .889
Brianna Williams 2011 11, 12, 91.7, .500
Jenna Lillemoe, 2009 2, 6, 33.3, .167
Hana Potter 2010, 7, 7, 100.0, .429
Jasmine Mendes 2009 6, 5, 120.0, .600
Tori Joransen, 2010 4, 2, 200.0, .500
Laura Bruce 2009, 8, 8, 100.0, .500
Julia Wiemer 2011 0, 2, 0.0, .000
Jill Greenfield, 2011 2, 6, 33.3, .167
Chelsea Garcia 2009 0, 2, 0.0, .000
Sydney Coffey, 2012 0, 1, 0.0, .000
Gracia Hutson, 2012 0, 0, 0.0, .000

Gabby Roberts, 2009 0, 5, 0.0, .000
Mallory Cramer, 2009 3, 3, 100.0, .667
Jenny Houle, 2009 0, 5, 0.0, .000
Tayler Hill, 2009 29, 32, 90.6, .406
Sadiqah Jihad, 2011 2, 9, 22.2, .111
Laura Thomas, 2011 2, 2, 100.0, .500
Kaneesha Green, 2012 1, 3, 33.3, .333
Europe Guy, 2009 0, 2, 0.0, .000

Kara Elofson

Hopkins 55, 60, 91.7, .450
Minneapolis South 37, 61, 60.7, .295
made 3s/&1s: Hopkins 1/1; South 1/2
ftm/fta-ft%: Hopkins 22/30-.733; South 9/13-.692;
bench: Hopkins 14, South 3
In the first half Hopkins had a pp100 of 118.8 and a floor % of .563
To go one further in the first 16 possessoins of the game Hopkins was 143.8 & .688
In the second half the Royals had a pp100 60.7, and a floor % of .321

South's first half was 34.4 pp100 and floor % of .156
In South's first 16 possessions 25.0 & .125
In the second half the Tigers were 89.7 pp100 and floor % of .448

Kara Elofson 9
Brianna Williams 6
Hana Potter 6
Julia Wiemer 5
Tori Joranson 2
Sydney Coffey 2
Jenna Lillemoe 1
Laura Bruce 1
Jill Greenfield 1
Chelsea Garcia 1
totals: 34

Sadiqah Jihad 5
Kaneesha Green 4.5
Mallory Cramer 4.5
Jenny Houle 2.5
Tayler Hill 2.5
Europe Guy 2
Gabby Roberts 2
totals: 23

Jenna Lillemoe 3
Jill Greenfield 3
Brianna Williams 2
Hana Potter 2
Tori Joranson 2
Julia Wiemer 2
Sydney Coffey 2
Kara Elofson 1
Chelsea Garcia 1
totals: 18

Gabby Roberts 2
Jenny Houle 2
Sadiqah Jihad 2
Mallory Cramer 1
Tayler Hill 1
Laura Thomas 1
totals: 9

Next up: tomorrow morning

Out & About: Minneapolis North/Andover

#10 posting 11.29.2008
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west bracket 3rd place
ANDOVER huskies 69

Minneapolis North rallied from a 67-60 deficit in the last two minutes to beat Andover 74-69. The Polars finished with a 14-2 run. Brianna Edwards led North with 32 points.

The Youthful Polars grew up tonight. North, at times, had three 8th graders on the floor at the same time. They didn't quit and were relentless, getting to balls quicker than the Huskies.

more to come

you can see the entire Minneapolis North vs Andover photo gallery at

key: player, year, points, possessions, pp100, floor %
Cyerra Mills, 2011 4, 11, 36.4, .182
Dericka Griffs 2010 8, 11, 72.7, .364
Allina Starr, 2013 10, 13, 76.9, .308
Tyseanna Johnson, 2013 5, 11, 45.5, .273
Briana Edwards, 2009 32, 26, 123.1, .615
Angelic Moore, 2010 6, 12, 50.0, .250
Talayiah Rich, 2013 9, 13, 69.2, .462

Megan McDonald 2009 4, 6, 66.7, .333
Bailey Morgan, 2010 0, 3, 0.0, .000
Ellie Abeler 2009 16, 11, 145.5, .438
Linnea Swanson, 2010 5, 11, 45.5, .182
Caitlyn Hennessey, 2009 2, 6, 33.3, .167
Kara Hofschild, 2011 5, 7, 71.4, .429
Sara Drangstveit, 2011 11, 16, 68.8, .438
Haley Steinwand, 2011 13, 17, 76.5, .294
Marissa Murdy, 2011 3, 6, 50.0, .333
Trisha Paar, 2009 10, 15, 66.7, .333

Briana Edwards

Minneapolis North 74, 97, 76.3, .402
Andover 69, 98, 70.4, .347
made 3s/&1s: Andover 5/2; North 1/3
ftm/fta-ft%: Andover 22/38-.579; North 21/39-.538
bench: Andover 42, North 15

Talayiah Rich 13
Tyseanna Johnson 9
Briana Edwards 7
Alina Starr 6
Dericka Griffis 5
Cyerra Mills 4
Angelic Moore 4
totals: 48

Sara Drangstveit 12.5
Caitlyn Hennessey 8.5
Kara Hofschild 6
Marissa Murdy 5.5
Trisha Paar 5
Haley Steinwand 3
Megan McDonald 2.5
Bailey Morgan 2
Linnea Swanson 2
Elle Abeler 1
totals: 48

Allina Star 10
Briana Edwards 6
Talayiah Rich 4
Cyerra Mills 3
Tyseanna Johnson 3
Angelic Moore 2
Dericka Griffis 1
totals: 29

Kara Hofschild 7
Sara Drangstveit 4
Bailey Morgan 2
Ellie Abeler 2
Linnea Swanson 2
Haley Steinwand 2
Trisha Parr 2
Megan McDonald 1
Marissa Murdy 1
Caitlyn Hennessey 1
Natalie Claus 1
totals: 25

next up: West championship

Out & About: Centennial/St. Paul Central

#9 posting 11.29.2008
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east bracket championship
CENTENNIAL cougars 68
ST. PAUL CENTRAL minutemen 56

#2 Centennial topped #5 St. Paul Central 68-56. This was the second straight year the Cougars downed Central in the East Bracket championship. Centennial led by as many as 12 early in the second half. Central cut that margin to 49-47 with 9:30 to go. Centennial finished with a 19-9 run to take their second title. Bridget Schuneman of Centennial was named MVP of the Bracket after the game.

more to come

At the conclusion of the game the East Bracket All Tournament team was announced:
Alonia Chess, St. Paul Highland Park
Laurie Tyson, Rosemount
Theairra Taylor, St. Paul Central
Jen Hill, St. Paul Central
Megan Nipe, Centennial
Bridget Schuneman, Centennial, MVP

you can see the entire Centennial vs St. Paul Central photo gallery at

key: player, year, possessions, pp100, floor %

Kahlia Becken, 2011 9, 13, 69.2., .308
Megan Nipe 2009, 13, 13, 100.0, .462
Megan Waytashek, 2010 8, 8, 100.0, .500
Bridget Schuneman, 2009 23, 18, 127.8, .722
Hannah Steele, 2009 4, 6, 66.7, .333
Holly Hofland, 2010 9, 9, 100.0, .333
Kayla Bilderback, 2011 2, 1, 200.0, 1.000

Theairra Taylor, 2009 19, 22, 86.4, .364
Jen Hill, 2012 8, 14, 57.1, .286
Sam Robinson-Ricks, 2009 13, 16, 81.3, .375
Kyana Johnson, 2009 5, 5, 100.0, .400
Catavia Jones, 2009 5, 3, 166.7, 1.000
Maja Cyrus, 2011 4, 2, 200.0, 1.000
Megan Tate, 2009 2, 6, 33.3, .167
Laura Hansen 2009 0, 0, 0.0, .000

Bridget Schuneman

Centennial 68, 68, 100.0, .485
St. Paul Central 56, 68, 82.4, .382
made 3s/&1s: Centennial 6/0; SPC 3/2
ftm/fta-ft%: Centennial 12/20-.600; SPC 11/21-.524
bench: Centennial 11, SPC 6

Bridget Schuneman 10
Holly Hofland 7
Kahlia Becken 6
Megan Nipe 5
Hannah Steele 4
Megan Waytaashek 3
Kayla Bilderback 1
totals: 26 points

Theairra Taylor 5
Sam Robinson-Ricks 4.5
Catavia Jones 4.5
Kyana Johnson 3
Jen Hill 2
Maja Cyrus 2
Megan Tate 2
Laura Hansen 1
totals: 24

Kahlia Becken 9
Hannah Steele 8
Bridget Schuneman 4
Holly Hofland 3
Megan Waytashek 2
Megan Nipe 1
Kayla Bilderback 1
totals: 28

Kyana Johnson 8
Jen Hill 6
Sam Robinson-Ricks 2
Maja Cyrus 2
Theairra Taylor 1
Megan Tate 1
totals: 20

next up: West Bracket 3rd place game

Out & About: Rosemount/St. Paul Highland Park

#8 posting 11.29.2008
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East Bracket 3rd Place
ROSEMOUNT irish 60,
ST. PAUL HIGHLAND PARK highlanders 42

Rosemount beat Highland Park in the third place East Bracket game 60-42. The Irish went to the line more than the Highlanders and those fouls forced HP to go to their bench sooner than they wanted.

more to come

you can see the entire Rosemount vs Highland Park photo gallery at

Coach Teas was behind the camera for all four games today.

key: player, year, points, possessions, pp100, floor %
Laurie Tyson, 2009 19, 22, 86.4, .455
Brianna Connor, 2009 12, 14, 85.7, .500
Micaella Petrich, 2010 2, 5, 40.0, .200
Laura Budinger, 2009 3, 5, 60.0, .400
Paige Carter, 2009 8, 12, 66.7, .417
Ashley Roup, 2010 2, 5, 40.0, .200
Elaine Warner, 2011 10, 9, 111.1, .667
Sara Feeser, 2011 0, 3, 0.0, .000
Rachel Hoeppner 2011 2, 4, 50.0, .250

Adele Simerson-Wallfred 2009 9, 7, 128.6, .571
Malica Wiley, 2011 0, 12, 0.0, .000
Leah Smith, 2009 5, 13, 38.5, .154
Alonia Chess, 2009 10, 15, 66.7, .333
Kionda Nicks, 2012 4, 8, 50.0, .250
Jenessa White, 2009 8, 10, 80.0, .400
Brooke LaFloe, 2011 4, 11, 36.4, .182
Silven Moran-Stewart ??? 2, 2, 100.0, .500

need to run the numbers yet

Rosemount 60, 79, 75.9, .418
St. Paul Highland Park 42, 78, 53.8, .256
made 3s/&1s: SPHP 3/0; Rosemount 0/0
ftm/fta-ft%: Rosemount 20/32-.625; SPHP 5/11-.455
bench: Rosemount 14, SPHP 14

Elaine Warner 12
Laurie Tyson 11
Brianna Connor 7
Micaella Petrich 6
Paige Carter 5
Laura Budinger 4
Rachel Hoeppner 4
Ashley Roup 3
Sara Feeser 3
totals: 55

Adele Simerson-Wallfred 9
Alonia Chess 8
Malica Wiley 5
Kionda Nicks 5
Leah Smith 4
Jenessa White 1
Silver Moran-Stewart 1
totals: 33

Micaela Petrich 9
Brianna Connor 3
Paige Carter 2
Laurie Tyson 1
Ashley Roup 1
Elaine Warner 1
Laura Budinger 1
Rachel Hoeppner 1
totals: 19

Alonia Chess 4
Adele Simerson-Wallfred 3
Leah Smith 3
Jenessa White 2
Kionda Nicks 2
Malica Wiley 1
totals: 15

Next up: East Bracket championship

D2/D3 Results Friday

#7b posting 11.29.2008
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Hillsdale beat Southern Indiana 70-55

Mary beat Colorado Mines 78-61

MSU Mankato beat Rockhurst 95-74

UN Kearney beat Concordia St. Paul 85-76

Montana State Billings beat UM Crookston 93-81. Jamie Zelinsky (Park Center) had 21 points for UMC.

St. Cloud State beat NW Missouri State 73-55

Winona State beat Adams State 83-50

Buena Vista beat UW Platteville 85-66. Margo Muhlbauer (IKM) reached the 1000 point mark with 20 points. Lisa Grantman had 12 points for UWP.

UW Eau Claire beat St. Olaf 80-45

UW LaCrosse beat Iowa Wesleyan 71-56

UW Stevens Point beat Luther 75-46

Gustavus beat Austin 79-64. Katie Layman (Hudson, WI) had 28 points for Gustavus.

Simpson beat Presentation 103-74

Dickinson State beat Montana State Northern 61-53. Jennifer Marquez had 17 points for DS. From the Dickinson Press.

I will link the stories later

next up: college reports

More Friday D1 Results

#7 posting 11.29.2008
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George Washington beat South Alabama 64-59. Stefani Munro (Mount Clemens, MI) had 2 points for GW.

Morgan State beat American 57-54. Talicia Jackson (DeLaSalle) had 7 points for American.

West Virginia beat NJIT 76-42. Ashley Powell (Detroit Murray-Wright) had 4 points for WV.

Massachusetts beat Colorado 70-62. Kelly Mullaney (Breck) had 1 point for Colorado.

Monmouth beat UTEP 54-49. Brittany Jones (West Bloomfield, MI) and Timika Williams (Southfield-Lathrup, MI) had 7 points for UTEP.

UNC Wilmingtonn beat Fordham 53-48. Kristina Bell (Birmingham Mercy, MI) had 2 points for Fordham.

North Carolina A&T beat Buffalo 85-76. Rachelle Matthys (St. Clair, MI) had 28 points for Buffalo.

#17 Vanderbilt beat Davidson 82-50. Monica Laune (Ashland-Greenwood, NE) had 3 points for Davidson.

Florida Gulf Coast beat UNC Greensboro 66-50

South Carolina beat Ohio 43-34. Jenny Poff (St. Johns, MI) had 6 points for Ohio.

Clemson beat Kent State 68-53. Jamilah Humes (Saginaw Arthur Hill) had 9 points for KS.

Louisville beat Alabama 73-56. Brandie Radde (Niles, MI) had 5 points for Louisville.

Memphis beat Wichita State 61-54. Daria Frazier (Mpls North) had 6 points for WS.

Bowling Green beat Winston-Salem State 80-43. Tara Breske (Temperance Bedford, MI) had 5 points for BG.

Evansville beat UAB 62-47. Amy Gallagher (Neligh-Oakdale, NE) had 12 points for Evansville. Brianna Berry (Flint Northwestern) had 6 points for UAB.

Cincinnati beat MVSU 66-45. Val Schuster (Wausau Newman) had 2 points for Cincy.

DePaul beat Illinois State 80-68. China Threatt (Auburn Hills Avondale) had 4 points for DePaul. Nicolle Lewis (Muskego, WI) had 4 points for ISU.

Eastern Illinois beat Savannah State 62-40

Indiana State beat Missouri State 75-72. Sarah Paul (Elkhorn, WI) did not score for ISU.

Marquette beat Gonzaga 80-77. Angel Robinson (St. Paul Central) had 13 points for Marquette. Tiffanie Shives (Lansing Christian, MI) had 9 points for the Zags.

Kansas State beat Jacksonville 53-43. Jenny Gilbertson (Winona Cotter) did not score for KS.

Bradley beat Northern Arizona 83-66. Michelle Lund (Sioux City Heelan) and Mackenzie Westcott (Williamsburg, IA) had 11 each for Bradley. Katie Schafer (Devils Lake, ND) had 11 for NAU.

Iowa State beat Prairie View 75-59. Alison Lacey (Ballard, IA) had 18 points for ISU.

Valparaiso beat Colorado State 64-53. Katie Emig (Birmingham Marian, MI) had 7 points for Valpo. Kandy Beemer (Bedford, IA) had 6 points for CSU.

Nebraska beat Butler 67-54. Cory Montgomery (Cannon Falls) had 22 points for Nebraska. Chloe Hamilton (Holt, MI) had 4 points for Butler.

Utah State beat Texas State 50-47. Megan Homan (Remsen, IA) had 3 points for Texas State.

Northern Colorado beat Washington State 86-79

San Jose State beat Sacramento State 49-48. Natalie White (Dubuque Senior) had 15 points for SJS. White also scored her 1001st and 1002nd point of her collegiate career at the buzzer.

New Mexico beat William & Mary 68-51. Amy Beggin (Roseville) had 20 points for New Mexico.

Washington beat Seattle 82-56. Lydia Young (Detroit Cooley) had 5 points for Washington. Breanna Salley (St. Francis) had 23 points for Seattle.

Nevada beat Northern Iowa 71-63. Nicole Clausen (Denison-Schleswig, IA) had 18 points for UNI.

Santa Clara beat Chicago State 52-48. Claire Goins (Sioux City Heelan) had 4 points for SC. Alyssa Waldon (Sun Prairie, WI) had 16 points for CS.

I will need to fill in the rest of the results later.

Next up: out & abouts from the Hamline tournament.

Big 10 4-4 Thanksgiving Friday

#6 posting 11.29.2008
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BIG 10
Minnesota beat Drexel 74-50. Kay Sylva led the Gophers with a career high 17 points. Ashley Ellis-Milan (St. Paul Central) had 13 points for Minnesota.

Indiana beat Radford 74-46. Jamie Braun (Marshfield, WI) had 3 points for Indiana.

#10 Maryland beat Illinois 79-52. Jenna Smith (Bloomington Kennedy) had 21 points for Illinois.

Michigan beat Belmont 64-60. Carly Benson (Carney-Nadeau, MI) had 15 points for Michigan.

South Florida beat Iowa 82-79. Wendy Ausdemore (TriCenter, IA) had 21 points for Iowa.

#5 Stanford beat #19 Purdue 78-70 in overtime. Lakisha Freeman (Saginaw Arthur Hill) had 17 points for Purdue.

#8 Texas A&M beat Penn State 61-57. Janessa Wolff (Park Rapids) had 3 points for PSU.

Wisconsin beat Central Florida 65-61. Alyssa Karel (Cretin-Derham Hall) had 17 points for Wisconsin.

Georgetown beat North Dakota State 60-41. Abby Plucker (Parker, SD) had 20 points for NDSU.

South Dakota State beat Montana 64-59. Jennifer Warkenthien (Willow Lake, SD) had 21 points for SDSU.

UC Riverside beat North Dakota 70-63. Kierah Kimbrough (BGMR) had 21 points for UND.

Next up: more D1 reports

Plethora of Michigan Previews Including Zebras and Nimrods

#5 posting 11.29.2008
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The Saginaw News looks at the players and teams in their coverage area. Saginaw Arthur Hill has high hopes.

Farmington, and North Farmington are previewed in the Mirror.

The Shelby Township Source has six previews. Romeo gets their own preview in the STS.

The Southgate News Herald previews the Huron League, Mega League, and Area Private Schools.

Plymouth Canton and Wayne Memorial are previewed in the Journal Newspapers. The Wayne Memorial Zebras are playing in 3D this year---Desire, Dedication and Discipline.

The Gaylor Herald Times has previews on Johannesburg-Lewiston, Wolverine, Gaylord, Vanderbilt, and Gaylord St. Mary's.

The Watersmeet Nimrods are looking to defend their Porcupine Mountain title. Wakefield-Marenisco only have six players. From the Ironwood Daily Globe.

Next up: College Reports

LaCrosse & Eau Claire Split

#4 posting 11.29.2008
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LaCrosse Logan beat Eau Claire Memorial 75-42. Eau Claire North beat LaCrosse Central 56-53. From the Eau Claire Leader Telegram.

The Appleton Post Crescent previews Freedom and Little Chute.

Mercer is previewed in the Ironwood Daily Globe.

Grace M. Eick (formerly Sorenson) passed away Thursday, Nov. 27 at the age of 99. She was on one of the first girls’ basketball teams in the state of Wisconsin. From the Dunn County News.

Next up: Michigan reports

Printy 1000

#3 posting 11.29.2008
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#1 4A Linn-Mar beat #6 3A Davenport Assumption 56-50. During the game Linn-Mar's Jamie Printy scored her 1000th point. From the Quad City Times and the Cedar Rapids Gazette.

Dowling Catholic beat Waukee 65-47. Plus five more results from the Des Moines Register.

Waterloo West beat Don Bosco 84-42. From the Cedar Valley Preps.

Ames beat Des Moines Hoover 42-35. From the Ames Tribune.

The Mason City vs Southeast Polk game went on as scheduled despite an anhydrous ammonia spill near the school. From the Des Moines Register.
SEP beat Mason City 55-44. From North Iowa Preps.

It will be Hinton vs LeMars in the Hy-Vee tournament final. From the Sioux City Journal.

Sioux City Heelan beat Lawton-Bronson 68-29. From the Sioux City Journal.

Washington beat Ottumwa 49-27. From the Ottumwa Courier.

Louisa-Muscatine beat Pekin 42-35 on Tuesday. From the Ottumwa Courier.

Oelwein beat Hudson 62-32. Postville beat West Central 64-45. From the Oelwein Daily Register.

Ruthven-Aryshire lost twice early in the week. From the Emmetsburg Reporter Democrat.

Shelby Smith, Waterloo West 28 vs Don Bosco 84-42
Laura Johnson, Cedar Falls 22 vs Durant 50-21
Jamie Printy, Linn-Mar 22 vs Davenport Assumption 56-50
Britni Freed, Hinton 26 vs Sioux City East 69-43

Next up: Wisconsin

South Dakota has Shot Clock

#2 posting 11.29.2008
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Wyndmere will hold a benefit for Karen David who was diagnosed with Stage III colon cancer. She coached the girls basketball team from 1978-85. From the Wahpeton Daily News.

AA teams are getting ready for the shot clock. From the Mitchell Daily Republic.

Pine Ridge wants to take the District 14A title away from Bennett County. From the Lakota Country Times.

Northern State will hold three basketball classics in December on the 20th, 29th and 30th. From the Aberdeen American News.

Next up: Iowa HS reports

Hamline Showdowns Today

#1 posting 11.29.2008
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The finals for the Pat Patterson tournament at Hamline have been set and they should be doozies.
#2 Centennial will face #5 St. Paul Central at 3 pm in one final.
#1 Mpls South will face #3 Hopkins at 7 pm in the other final.
South's Tayler Hill erupted for 39 points in the win vs Andover yesterday and should crack the 3000 point mark today. From the StarTribune (after the hockey recaps).

Red Wing beat Waseca 75-65. From the Red Wing Republican Eagle.

#9 Hayfield beat LeCenter 56-25 in the JWP tournament. From the Austin Daily Herald.

Chatfield beat Zumbrota-Mazeppa 72-42 in the Pine Island tournament. From the Rochester Post Bulletin.

Pine Island beat Cannon Valley Lutheran 55-20. From the RPB.

Kingsland and Byron won in the Byron Tournament. From the Rochester Post Bulletin.

Dover-Eyota beat LeRoy-Ostrander 72-31. From the Austin Daily Herald.

Stewartville beat Lewiston-Altura 71-44. From the Winona Daily News.

Pipestone beat Hills-Beaver Creek 75-35. From the Worthington Daily Globe.

Goodhue beat Mabel-Canton 64-47 in the Dover-Eyota Tournament. From the Red Wing Republican Eagle.

Sleepy Eye St. Mary's beat CHOF 58-39. From the New Ulm Journal.

Blue Earth tips their season off Tuesday. From the Faribault County Register.

Northfield travels to Owatonna next Tuesday. From the Northfield News.

Rochester JM is previewed in the Rochester Post Bulletin.

Burnsville and Shakopee are all previewed in the SW Scoreboard.

Tayler Hill, Mpls South 39 vs Andover 69-25
Theairra Taylor, St. Paul Central 26 vs Rosemount 78-49
Laura Margarit, Holy Angels 23 (25.875 in 36 minute game) vs Menomonie, WI 57-53
Bailey Bouman, Pipestone 26 vs HBC 75-35
Crissi Schewe, Sleepy Eye St. Mary's 27 vs CHOF 58-39.

My guess is I will get back to filling in more details on yesterday's out & abouts on Sunday.

Next up: More High school reports

Friday, November 28, 2008

Out & About: Hudson/Superior

#9 posting 11.28.2008
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HUDSON raiders 57, SUPERIOR spartans 38

Hudson took control of this game late in the first quarter. At the biggest margin Hudson led 52-22.

more to come

you can see the entire Hudson vs Superior photo gallery at

key: player, year, points, possessions, pp100, floor %
Morgan Zabel 2009, 8, 8, 100.0, .500
Kaitlyn Haag 2010, 18, 14, 128.6, .643
Molly Krohn 2009, 10, 6, 166.7, .667
Sofi Iverson 2009, 0, 4, 0.0, .000
Katie Ecker 2009, 3, 2, 150.0. .500
Jamie Lindstrom ???? 0, 5, 0.0, .000
Jessie Kirkwood ???? 12, 5, 240.0, .800
Kiki Buege ???? 2, 4, 50.0, .250
Mya Triebold ????? 4, 5, 80.0, .400
Katie Ryan 2009, 0, 3, 0.0, .000
Maggie Whitacre ????? 0, 2, 0.0, .000

Christa Diedrich 2010, 12, 15, 80.0, .400
Taylor Kosey 2009, 7, 14, 50.0, .286
Abby Gotelaere 2010, 4, 5, 80.0, .400
Kara Hoff 2009, 0, 10, 0.0, .000
MacKenzie Newman 2010, 1, 2, 50.0, .500
Bettye Jo Nelson 2011, 14, 11, 127.3, .636
Ashlee Knight ????? 0, 1, 0.0, .000
Mary Beth Amys ???? 0, 0, 0.0, .000
Cassy O'Neil ???? 0, 0, 0.0, .000

Kaitlyn Haag

Hudson 57, 58, 98.3, .431
Superior 38, 58, 65.5, .345
made 3s/& 1s: Hudson 7/1; Superior 0
ftm/fta-ft%: Superior 8/12-.667; Hudson 6/11-.545;
bench: Hudson 18, Superior 14

Hudson 13-15-14-15--57
Superior 4-14-2-18---38

Molly Krohn 7
Morgan Zabel 5.5
Kaitlyn Haag 5.5
Katie Ecker 3.5
Jamie Lindstrom 3
Kiki Buege 2
Mya Triebold 2
Jessie Kirkwood 1.5
Sofi Iverson 1
totals: 31

Christa Diedrich 5
Taylor Kosey 5
Bettye Jo Nelson 5
Abby Gotelaere 2
Kara Hoff 2
MacKenzie Newman 2
Cassy O'Neil 1
totals: 22

Molly Krohn 6
Katie Ecker 4
Sofi Iverson 2
Jessie Kirkwood 2
Katie Ryan 2
Morgan Zabel 1
Kaitlyn Haag 1
Jamie Lindstrom 1
Maggi Whitacre 1
totals: 20

Kara Hoff 7
MacKenzie Newman 3
Abby Gotelaere 2
Betty Jo Nelson 2
Christa Diedrich 1
totals: 15

next up: tomorrow morning.

Out & About: Holy Angels/Menomonie

#8 posting 11.28.2008
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HOLY ANGELS stars 57, MENOMONIE indians 53

Holy Angels rallied from a 7 points third quarter deficit to beat Menomonie 57-53. Kelly Kennedy scored what proved to be the game winner with 13 seconds to go to break a 53 all tie. The Stars' Laura Margarit scored 23 points (her uniform number), including 10 in the fourth quarter.

more to come

you can see the entire Holy Angels vs Menomonie photo gallery at

key: player, year, points, possessions, pp100, floor %
Jaime Birr, 2009 9, 13, 69.2, .385
Laura Margarit, 2011 23, 14, 164.3, .786
Molly O'Halloran, 2009 8, 15, 53.3, .267
Kelly Kennedy, 2009 6, 8, 75.0, .500
Alisha Anderson, 2011 0, 0, 0.0, .000
Laura Ingram, 2009 4, 7, 57.1, .286
Liz Lecy, ????, 5, 5, 100.0, .600
Nicole Tupy, 2010, 2, 4, 50.0, .250
Katie Budin, ???? 0, 1, 0.0, .000
Molly Olson, 2009 0, 3, 0.0, .000
Jenny Tobroxen, 2010 0, 1, 0.0, .000

Courtney Sawle, 2011 2, 6, 33.3, .167
Katie Thoe, 2010 3, 8, 37.5, .125
Kelsey Andrist, 2010 13, 18, 72.2, .333
Tasha Stark, 2009 9, 14, 64.3, .286
Leah Stanley, 2010 9, 7, 128.6, .571
Brie Steinmeyer, 2010 7, 9, 77.8, .333
Lily Buckley, 2010 8, 10, 80.0, .400
Rachel Miller, 2010 2, 2, 100.0, .500

Laura Magarit

Holy Angels 57, 71, 80.3, .423
Menomonie 53, 74, 71.6, .324
made 3s/&1s: Menomonie 7/0; HA 1/1;
ftm/fta-ft%: HA 16/21-.762; Menomonie 10/14-.714
bench: Menomonie 17, HA 11

Holy Angels 19-7-8-23---57
Menomonie 10-18-11-14---53

Laura Margarit 9
Molly O'Halloran 5.5
Jaime Birr 4.5
Laura Ingram 3
Nicole Tupy 3
Kelly Kennedy 2
Liz Lecy 1
Alisha Anderson 1
Courtney Weber 1
totals: 31

Kelsey Andrist 7
Courtney Sawl 6
Lily buckley 5
Brie Steinmeyer 4
Leah Stanley 3.5
Tasha Stark 2.5
Katie Thoe 2
Rachel Miller 1
totals: 31

Jaime Birr 5
Laura Ingram 3
Kelly Kennedy 3
Laura Margarit 2
Molly O'Halloran 2
Liz Lecy 2
Molly Olson 2
Jenny Tobroxen 2
Courtney Weber 2
Katie Budin 2
Nicole Tupy 1
totals: 26

Kelsey Andrist 6
Lily Buckley 4
Katie Thoe 3
Leah Stanley 3
Rachel Miller 2
Brie Steinder 2
Tasha Stark 1
totals: 21

next up: Hudson vs Superior

Out & About: Minnehaha vs Blaine

#7 posting 11.28.2008
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MINNEHAHA redhawks 62, BLAINE bengals 49

#2 AAA Minnehaha broke free from a 28 all tie at half to beat the Bengals 62-49.

Both teams were hot to start the game. Minnehaha scored on four of their first six possessions with three 3 point plays of one sort or another to take an 11-4 lead. Rachel Hansen, back from her knee injury suffered in the AAA quarterfinals, had two --one from behind the arc, one the old fashioned way. Blaine zipped back into the contest with an 8-0 run with two 3s. There were four more lead changes the first quarter with Kirsten Goodroad scoring off the press to give Blaine a 17-16 lead.

There were four lead changes in the second quarter and three ties including the final points of the half.

Blaine had a 14 possession drought in the third quarter---nine of which were turnovers off the Minnehaha press. At the largest margin MA led 42-32.

Sara O'Dowd drained a three to start the fourth quarter and Blaine managed to shave the MA lead down to 45-42. A four possession mini drought stalled their comeback attempt. MA finished with a 8/9 offensive sequence with the last six possessions all scores. Sarah Peterson had six points at the line to close the game.

more later

You can see the entire Minnehaha vs Blaine photo gallery at

key: player, year, points, possessions, pp100, floor %
Rachel Hansen, 2010 20, 24, 83.3, .375
Sarah Peterson, 2009 15, 14, 107.1, .571
Anna Marie Martino, 2009 6, 11, 54.5, .273
Katelyn Adams, 2011 8, 9, 88.9, .444
Liz Mrozek, 2009 0, 5, 0.0, .000
Analisa Ballinger, 2010 9, 10, 90.0, .300
Jana Halstensgard, 2011 2, 2, 100.0, .500
Emma Johnson, 2009 2, 3, 66.7, .333
Britta Monson, 2009 0, 0, 0.0, .000
Sarah Scholl, 2010, 0, 0, 0.0, .000

Mackenzie Suda, 2009 9, 18, 50.0, .278
Courtney Kelly 2009 4, 4, 100.0, .500
Kirsten Goodroad, 2009 9, 20, 45.0, .200
Allison Ballstadt, 2010 3, 6, 50.0, .167
Traci Gillund, 2009 0, 3, 0.0, .000
Stephanie Jergenson, 2010 15, 12, 125.0, .583
Carly Christopherson, 2010 6, 8, 75.0, .375
Carly Saben, 2010 0, 1, 0.0, .000
Sara O'Dowd, 2010 3, 4, 75.0, .250
Alexandra Schroeder, 2011 0, 1, 0.0, .000
Hannah Chuinard, 2011 0, 2, 0.0, .000

Sarah Peterson

Minnehaha 62, 78, 79.5, .385
Blaine 49, 79, 62.0, .291
made 3s/&1s: Minnehaha 6/1; Blaine 5/0
ftm/fta-ft%: Minnehaha 23/32-.719; Blaine 12/17-.706
bench: Blaine 24, Minnehaha 13

Minnehaha 16-12-14-20---62
Blaine 17-11-7-14---49

Sarah Peterson 10.5
Katelyn Adams 9
Anna Marie Martino 5.5
Rachel Hansen 5
Liz Mrozek 5
Analisa Ballinger 4
Jana Halstensgard 3
Emma Johnson 1
Britta Monson 1
totals: 44

Mackenzie Suda 10
Stephanie Jergenson 7
Courtney Kelly 6
Carly Christopherson 5
Sarah O'Dowd 5
Kirsten Goodroad 4
Tracie Gillund 2
Hannah Chuinard 2
Allison Ballstadt 1
totals: 42

Sarah Peterson 8
Rachel Hansen 6
Liz Mrozek 4
Anna Marie Martino 3
Katelyn Adams 2
Jana Halstenstard 1
Sarah Scholl 1
totals: 25

Carly Christopherson 4
Courtney Kelly 3
Kirsten Goodroad 2
Stephanie Jergenson 2
Allison Ballstadt 2
Tracie Gillund 2
Mackenzie Suda 1
Sara O'Dowd 1
Alexandra Schreoder 1
totals: 18

Next up: Holy Angels vs Menomonie

High Five: Thanksgiving

#6 posting 11.28.2008
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HIGH FIVE: Thanksgiving version
There weren't a lot of games out their yesterday on Thanksgiving. Minnesota took the team high five with 59 points, 21 points more than second place South Dakota. Minnesota is the only state that had five or more players that scored on the day.
SD did have the top individual however---Kristin Rotert of McCook Central with 26 points.

Jenna Smith, Bloomington Kennedy, Illinois 22
Alyssa Karel, Cretin-Derham Hall, Wisconsin 12
Maria Boever, Worthington, South Dakota State 11
Kachine Alexander, Benilde-St. Margaret's, Iowa 8
Stacie Oistad, Sartell, South Dakota State 6

Kristin Rotert, McCook Central, South Dakota State 26
Jennifer Warkenthein, Willow Lake, South Dakota State 8
Jill Young, Mitchell Christian, South Dakota State 4

Wendy Ausdemore, TriCenter, Iowa 17
Kelly Krei, Iowa City, Iowa 7

Rae Lin D'Alie, Waterford, Wisconsin 8
Ashlea Muckenhirn, Osceola, South Dakota State 7
Lin Zastrow, Jefferson, Wisconsin 6
Mariah Dunham, Watertown, Wisconsin 3

Tavelyn James, Detroit Mumford, Eastern Michigan 12
Shana McKinney, Detroit Osborn, Eastern Michigan 2

Amber Land, Kulm, Eastern Michigan 4

Next up: later today with out & abouts from tournament action.

SDSU Edges Illinois in Mexico

#5 posting 11.28.2008
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BIG 10
Iowa beat Texas Tech 56-48 at the Paradise Jam. Wendy Ausdemore (TriCenter, IA) had 17 points for the Hawkeyes.

Wisconsin beat Villanova 47-45 at the Paradise Jam. Alysa Karel (Cretin-Derham Hall) led the Badgers and both teams with 12 points.

South Dakota State beat Illinois 62-60 in Cancun. SDSU trailed by 13 in the second half. Kristin Rotert (McCook Central, SD) had 26 points for SDSU. Jenna Smith (Bloomington Kennedy) had 22 points for Illinois.
The Sioux Falls Argus Leader called it a "Tropical Escape."
To the SFAL's Terry Vandrovec it didn't feel like Thanksgiving Day.

James Madison beat Eastern Michigan 80-76 in Cancun. Tavelyn James (Detroit Mumford) had 12 points for EMU.

MSU Moorhead is receiving votes in the D2 poll. From the Fargo Forum.

Mary has depth. From the Bismarck Tribune.

St. Scholastica is looking for their first win. From KBJR.

Dickinson State is finally at home. From the Dickinson Press.

Next up: Thanksgiving High Five

Michigan: 5 Teams, 1 Conference Previews

#4 posting 11.28.2008
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Lakewood is aiming for the Capital Area Activities Conference White Championship. From the Ionia Sentinel-Standard.

Things are looking up for Redford Union. Garden City is looking to pick up the pieces. Milford is looking to keep winning. From the Mirror.

The Livingston Daily looks at the teams in the Kensington Lakes Activities Association.

Lake Michigan Catholic is looking to fill some holes. From the St. Joseph Herald Palladium.

Next up: college reports

Wisconsin: 5 Team, 4 Conference Previews

#3 posting 11.28.2008
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Fond du Lac is rebuilding with five new starters. From the Fond du Lac Reporter.

Clintonville and Fox Valley Lutheran are previewed in the Appleton Post Crescent.

The Green Bay Press Gazette looks at the Fox River Classic Conference.

The Sheboygan Press looks at the Central Lakeshore Conference, Eastern Wisconsin Conference, the FRCC, and Chilton. Plus a look at the past SP all area teams stretching back to 1990-91.

Plus the SP's Adam Thompson has things to watch for this season.
Lisa Immel is running the show at Oostburg now that long time coach Tom DePagter has retired. Also from the SP.

Next up: Michigan

2 Iowa Tournaments, Quad City Previews

#2 posting 11.28.2008
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The Hy-Vee Tournament starts today at LeMars.
Sioux City East plays Hinton at 6 p.m.
LeMars plays Rock Valley at 7:45
From the Sioux City Journal.

The Heelan Classic starts today at Sioux City Heelan.
IKM-Manning plays Sioux City North at 6:15
Sioux City Heelan plays Lawton-Bronson at 8.
From the Sioux City Journal.

Amber Harrington of Davenport North wants more wins. Plus more players, key dates, and an in depth look at the Mississippi Athletic Conference. From the Quad City Times.

HLV beat Montezuma 48-41 last Friday. From the East Iowa Herald.

The Northwest Upstate Illinois Conference is previewed in the Dubuque Telegraph Herald.

Next up: More High School Reports