Maranatha Christian Academy
It’s early January and it’s bitterly cold outside, but that also means high school sports teams are entering the gauntlet that is the conference season. Many teams spent December playing non-conference competition both in tournaments and in some rivalry games to get the competitive juices flowing.
Dominic Nibbelink scored 18 of his 29 points in the final 10 minutes to lead Southwest Minnesota Christian over Maranatha Christian Academy 81-73 Saturday in the Class A state title game.
It looks to be an exciting week at the Target Center as the top girls basketball players and teams converge on downtown Minneapolis for the annual state tournament.
It’s the middle of February, which means the crunch time of the winter high school sports season is upon us.
There will be plenty of familiar faces at the Target Center this week for the Girls State High School Basketball Tournament. Hopkins, DeLaSalle, Braham and Maranatha Christian Academy are all back to defend titles in their classes.
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.
It’s getting down to crunch time in the winter high school sports season. Section tournaments are either already underway or just around the corner in girls hockey, boys hockey, wrestling, girls basketball and boys basketball.
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.