Minnehaha Academy's defense put on a suffocating performance Friday.
The Redhawks held Minneapolis Roosevelt without a basket for 12 minutes in the first half, rolling to a 73-45 victory in the Class 2A, Section 4 boys' basketball championship. Minnehaha advanced to the state tournament for the first time since 2013.
The No. 1-ranked Redhawks (23-5) rattled off 21 consecutive points while their defense was shutting down Roosevelt. They led 39-5 at halftime. Freshman guard Jalen Suggs scored 18 of his 20 points in the first half for Minnehaha.
In other section finals:
Section 1: Behind 28 points from Ethan Igbanugo, Lakeville North (27-2) earned its sixth consecutive state tournament berth, rolling over Rochester John Marshall (25-4) 81-61 at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester. Isaiah Walden scored 20 points for JM, which has lost to the Panthers in the section final five years in a row.
Section 4: Senior guard Isaac Johnson had 26 points, pacing six players in double figures, as defending state champion Minneapolis North crushed Prairie Seeds 120-43. The Polars built a 68-14 lead at halftime.
Adapted floor hockey
CI Division: Josh Hamann had three goals in each of the first two periods, leading defending state champion North Suburban to a 12-3 victory over Wayzata/Minnetonka. … Mohammed Konneh scored six goals as Maple Grove beat Owatonna 7-3. ... Brian Jones had seven goals as St. Cloud Area shut out Burnsville/Farmington/Lakeville 9-0. ... Justin Neff netted six goals as South Washington County defeated New Prague/Tri-City United/LeSueur-Henderson/Belle Plaine/Jordan 10-3.
PI Division: Andy Hanson scored at 7:43 of the second overtime as Robbinsdale/Hopkins/Mound Westonka surprised Dakota United 5-4. ... Jake Heikkenen had four goals and four assists in the first period, leading Brainerd/Pillager to a 17-3 triumph over Mounds View/Irondale/Roseville. ... Joey Manion had four goals and two assists as Anoka-Hennepin beat St. Paul Humboldt 9-2. ... Sam Healy scored five goals in Rochester's 7-1 victory over Maple Grove.