It’s a big week for many high school girls basketball programs across the state. The playoffs are always a fun time to watch since that’s usually when the best teams emerge. When a season is on the line and a state tournament bid is at stake, it gets even better.
These are the moments high school kids will remember the rest of their lives, such is the case for the De La Salle girls basketball team, where close friends and teammates want to finish with a state championship.
When you play for the Hopkins Girls Basketball Team, you play for state titles – which they’ve achieved the past two seasons. It’s not the same team in 2013, but they’re capable again of a high-quality season.
Kids who grow up together often dream of one day playing on a state tournament team together.
Watertown-Mayer senior guard Marissa Janning has been named the Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year for high school girls basketball.
At 6 feet, 2 inches tall, Onye Osemenam is a leader for Class A, No. 1-ranked Maranatha Christian Academy. With a year to go in her high school career, she’s already set a team record for blocks.
Communication is crucial in all sports, especially basketball. So imagine not being able to talk to your coach or teammates during the game.
In many cases, highly-ranked teams pad their non-conference schedule with beatable opponents so they can juggle lineups and gain confidence heading into the grind of a conference season.
Rachel Banham could’ve scored a lot more than she did over her career at Lakeville North. Ah, but that’s not her game.
Hopkins used a balance attack in reaching the Class 4A state girls basketball tournament and Royals coach Brian Cosgriff knows he can count on any of several players to step forward when needed.
Rebekka and Hannah Dahlman are catching up to their brothers. Rebekka scored 23 points and Hannah grabbed six rebounds to lead Braham past Minnehaha Academy 68-61 for the Bombers’ first Class 2A girls’ basketball state championship.
DeLaSalle’s Tyseanna Johnson scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Islanders won their first state title with a 63-43 win against Hill-Murray on Saturday in the Class 3A state girls basketball finals at Target Center.
Two former high school girls’ basketball coaches in northwestern Minnesota have pleaded not guilty to charges they fondled two players and offered them alcohol.