Friday’s high school sports roundup

6February 2021

Boys basketball

Shakopee 70 / Farmington 55: Junior Cade McGraw scored a season-high 20 points as Shakopee beat Farmington. The No. 4-ranked Sabers led from the jump, extending their lead to 16 at halftime. Junior Nick Katona added 17 points. Shakopee (7-0) remains undefeated and a top contender in Class 4A. The loss snaps a four-game winning streak for Farmington (4-3). Junior Isaac Ask scored a team-high 13 points for the Tigers.

Eastview 64 / Lakeville South 45: A balanced Eastview scoring attack helped the sixth-ranked Lightning beat No. 7 Lakeville South and stay undefeated on the season. Senior Henry Shannon led Eastview (7-0) with 13 points, followed closely by senior Jackson Purcell with 12. Lakeville South (4-3) has lost three of its past four games.

Girls basketball

Stillwater 82 / East Ridge 55: Stillwater’s dynamic scoring duo of Alexis Pratt and Amber Scalia powered the Ponies (7-0) to a victory over East Ridge (5-2). Pratt finished with a game-high 30 points and Scalia added 22, including four 3-pointers. It was a season-best performance for both girls. The tandem has averaged just under 40 points per game combined this season. As a team, No. 5 Stillwater made 11 triples on the night. East Ridge’s Jenna Ritzer scored a team-high 13 points.

South St. Paul 54 / Hastings 53: South St. Paul overcame a nine-point halftime deficit to rally past Hastings. After scoring just 19 points in the first half, the Packers (3-3) nearly doubled their offensive output in the second half. South St. Paul won with a balanced attack as four players scored more than seven points including three in double digits. Melody Podgorski led the team with 13. Lily Nuytten led all scorers with 17 points for Hastings (3-3).

Boys hockey

Edina 3 / St. Thomas Academy 2: The Cadets erased a 2-0 first period deficit but couldn’t complete the comeback over Edina, falling to the Hornets (3-3-1). Edina’s Jimmy Clark scored the game-winning goal midway through the period to clinch the upset over No. 4-ranked St. Thomas Academy (6-1). The previously unbeaten Cadets were able to rebound from a shaky start that found them down a pair of goals just three minutes into the game. Goals by Jared Wright and Brooks Bond tied the game in the first period and the score remained tied till Clark’s goal.

Girls hockey

Simley 3 / Mahtomedi 1: Simley will replace Mahtomedi atop the Metro East standings after the Spartans beat the Zephyrs. Simley’s Ella Tuccitto opened the scoring with a short-handed goal five minutes into the first period. The Spartans’ success continued on the penalty kill in the second period as Kelsi Ries scored to increase the lead to two. Simley (3-3-1) successfully killed six penalties. The team’s final goal came from Kate Carlson midway through the second period. Mahtomedi’s (3-4) lone goal was scored by Terah Skillings in the opening seconds of the third period.

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