New London-Spicer • basketball
The Wright County Conference boundaries extend into and out beyond the metro area, embracing New London-Spicer and its junior point guard Thunstedt, who put together a remarkable week of scoring.
On Tuesday, Thunstedt broke the school record for points in a game when she scored 50 in a 73-59 victory over Glencoe-Silver Lake.
"I pretty much didn't miss," Thunstedt said. "I would say it was probably about five minutes into the second half when I realized I was having a great game, but I didn't realize how great until I got to 44."
Her big game was not only a school record, it also was a family record. Her mother, Tracy, had a career-high of 47 points, set in 1991 when she played at Chokio-Alberta.
"That was so awesome," Tracy said. "It was incredible to be able to watch my daughter experience something that special."
Thunstedt wasn't finished. Friday, she scored 40 points in a 58-53 loss to Waconia. The Wildcats trailed 21-3 in the first half, but Thunstedt, with 28 second-half points, sparked a rally that put the outcome in doubt until the final seconds.
"I would have liked to win, but the way we came back gave me a pretty good feeling about the game," she said.
Eden Prairie • swimming
The senior captain was 8-for-8 in events in a dual meet victory over Edina and Saturday's Class 2A, Section 6 True Team victory, winning four individual and four relay events. Both True Team relays (200-yard medley, 400 freestyle) set meet records.
Tartan • hockey
The speedy forward, who committed to Michigan Tech last fall, had back-to-back hat tricks as the Titans defeated Mahtomedi 6-2 and Simley 10-0. Jackson has 17 goals and 34 points in leading Tartan to a 14-2 record.
Irondale • basketball
The Knights put together a three-game winning streak behind the senior guard's all-round play. He had games of 37, 34 and 28 points and added 18 rebounds and four steals. Martinek is 65 points shy of 1,000 for his career.
Hopkins • hockey
The junior goalie stopped 45 of 46 shots Saturday in a 3-1 upset of Class 2A, No. 1 Minnetonka. On Tuesday, she made 39 saves during a 4-4 tie with No. 5 Edina.
Southwest Christian • basketball
The Stars' most improved player from last year, the junior guard scored 72 points, handed out 15 assists and made 16 steals in three victories. The highlight was a career-high 30-point effort by Piwnica as Southwest Christian defeated Park Christian 62-38.
St. Thomas Academy • hockey
The senior goalie has won six consecutive games, giving up a total of seven goals for a .949 save percentage. Last week, he made 18 saves in a 2-1 victory over Breck. He also stopped 34 shots in a 3-2 overtime victory over powerful Shattuck-St. Mary's.