Prep Blog: Top Weekend Performances
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – It’s been a big week on the high school sports scene and it’s only half over.
The Benilde-St. Margaret’s boys hockey team got back on the ice Saturday night in its first game since Jack Jablonski’s paralyzing injury. The state single-game scoring record in boys basketball was broken by Prairie Seeds Academy. There’s a new power in the South Suburban conference for girls basketball, and a great match-up is shaping up on the boys court in late January between two teams that could both be in the top five of the state rankings when they meet.
That, and now arguably the best wide receiver in Minnesota high school football last year is still undecided on where he’ll go to college. Andre McDonald from Hopkins recently de-committed from Vanderbilt and reportedly will visit several colleges, including Minnesota, before he makes his final decision. Football recruits around the nation will sign Division I scholarships on Feb. 1.
Duo Leads Kennedy Past Lakeville North
In one of the biggest girls basketball games around the metro Friday night, Bloomington Kennedy knocked off Lakeville North in a battle of top-10 teams to take early control of the South Suburban Conference at 4-0. Tonoia Wade led the Eagles with 18 points, including five 3-pointers, and Heather Bachman added 14 points inside. Bloomington Kennedy is ranked No. 4 in Class 4A.
Prairie Seeds Academy Breaks State Single-Game Scoring Record
Prairie Seeds Academy, a small charter school in Brooklyn Park, just kept scoring and scoring in a victory Friday night over the Math and Science Academy in Woodbury. And then they scored some more after that. The Lycans had 91-19 lead by halftime and went onto a 165-37 victory. Five players scored at least 20 points in the win. The 165 points they scored broke the old single-game record, held by Minnesota Transitions out of Minneapolis, which scored 156 points in a win back in December of 2007.
Benilde Boys Get Emotional Win Over St. Louis Park
On an emotional night in St. Louis Park, the Benilde-St. Margaret’s boys hockey team earned a 7-0 victory over the Orioles. It was the first varsity game for the Red Knights since Jack Jablonski suffered a check from behind that left him paralyzed. Benilde scored four first-period goals on the way to the win. Dab Labosky scored twice, Grant Besse had three assists and Ryan Nichols made 34 saves in net to earn the shutout.
Osseo Edges Park Center To Stay Unbeaten
Park Center gave No. 3-ranked Osseo everything it wanted Friday night in Northwest Suburban Conference action. The Orioles had a 1-point lead at the half and the two teams went back and forth over the final 18 minutes. Osseo hung on for a 70-69 victory to remain unbeaten at 10-0. Post player Ian Theisen led the Orioles with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Bridgeport Tusler added 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field. The Orioles have four more games before a huge match-up at No. 2-ranked Hopkins on Jan. 24.
Tune into WCCO-TV’s High School Sports Rally at 10:20 p.m. Friday as Mike Max, Frank Vascellaro and John Lauritsen will have all of this week’s action covered.