High School Sports Rally

Maranatha Edges Nicollet For Girls’ 1A State Title

View Comments
(credit: Jupiter Images)

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Madison Lee scored 14 points, including a pair of key 3-pointers in the second half, to lead Maranatha Christian Academy to a 59-52 win over Nicollet in the girls’ basketball 1A state final Saturday at the Target Center.

Lee opened the second half by connecting from 3-point range, then added another from beyond the arc to spark a 10-2 run that put the Mustangs in command.

Nicollet staged a late surge to close within 52-50 on a basket by Kayla Winner with 45.6 seconds left. But Mikayla Payne made five of six free throws and Hannah Torgerson added two more to seal the Mustangs’ first-ever girls’ state title.

Payne finished the game with 13 points.

The Mustangs finished the season with nine losses, the most by a 1A championship team since Christ’s Household of Faith won the 1998 tournament with a record of 19-10.

Wenner scored 17 points and Kasslin Swenson added 15 for the Raiders, who were playing in their first girls’ basketball state tournament since 1980.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,395 other followers