The Gophers women’s basketball team will start the season at home against Southeastern Louisiana. This won’t be just another opener. Friday night will be the first game for new head coach Marlene Stollings, who was hired in April to replace Pam Borton. She spent the last two years at VCU. Stollings will rely heavily on guard Rachel Banham, the Preseason Player of the Year pick in the Big Ten.
Carlie Wagner scored 36 points as top-ranked New Richland-H-E-G defeated Kenyon-Wanamingo 71-61 on Saturday in the Class 2A girls’ basketball championship game at Williams Arena. After the game, the senior guard shed tears of happiness because of her accomplishments, but she wasn’t focused on her state-tournament record 130 points through three games or her state-record 53 points in this year’s quarterfinal.
Although Minnesotans are enduring bitter blast after bitter blast, the Rally makes everything a bit warmer.
Carlie Wagner is a hooper and a hunter. She is also the biggest name in the senior class of girls basketball this season.
The best high school basketball players, boys and girls, will take over Chicago, Ill., in early April for the McDonald’s All-American Game. When the final rosters are announced for both games, there’s likely to be plenty of Minnesota flavor on display.
Watertown-Mayer senior guard Marissa Janning has been named the Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year for high school girls basketball.