BOYS' BASKETBALLApple Valley's Jones back for victory over Eastview
APPLE VALLEY 61, EASTVIEW 52: The Eagles have proven they can win without Tyus Jones. With him, however, they go from being a good team to potentially a great one. Jones, generally regarded as the top junior point guard in the country, returned to the lineup Friday after missing four games because of a back injury, content to play a supporting role in the Eagles' victory over crosstown rival Eastview.
Jones scored 11 points and dished out eight assists in his first game back, sitting out the final 5 1/2 minutes of the game with the Eagles comfortably in control. Dustin Fronk scored 24 points and Dennis Austin chipped in with 16 for Apple Valley (7-1). Ben Oberfeld led Eastview with 23 points.
HOPKINS 85, COOPER 70: Rashad Vaughn's game-high 36 points were not enough to keep the Hawks from falling to the Royals. Perennial powerhouse Hopkins featured a balanced scoring attack, with four players in double digits paced by Jake Wright's 20 points.
MINNEAPOLIS ROOSEVELT 69, ST. PAUL HARDING 61: Roosevelt piled up 37 points in the first half and played it close to the vest in the second to ride to a victory over Harding. Demetrius Durant Jr. led four Teddies players in double figures with 21 points. Kenneth Reed paced Harding with a game-high 24 points.
ARMSTRONG 66, CENTENNIAL 58: Konner Goettsche, Jerome Dixon, and Nick O'Hara each reached double-digits as the Falcons used a balanced attack to defeat the Cougars. Centennial also had three players in double figures, with Josh DeWitt leading the way with 11 points.
ST. PAUL JOHNSON 70, MINNEAPOLIS SOUTH 56: A 41-point second half spurred the Governors to victory over the Tigers, as Quashingm Smith-Pugh led his team with 22 points. Payton Bowdry led South with 16 points, while teammate Kenley Farrow added 12.
HENRY SIBLEY 76, SIMLEY 57: Adam Heussner's game-high 23 points sparked the Warriors to a 19-point victory over the Spartans. Julius Johnson added 14 and Zach Haas 10 in the victory. Sam Stensgard led Simley with 16 points.
ST THOMAS ACADEMY 73, MAHTOMEDI 69 (OT): The Cadets featured a balanced scoring attack in the victory, with Nick Griffin (14), Mitch Newberg (13), Nick Waldvogel (13), and Jalen Patterson (11) each in double figures against the Zephyrs. Zach Lindquist scored a game-high 31 points for Mahtomedi.
MINNETONKA 59, HOLY FAMILY 46: Joanna Hedstrom's game-high 20 points led the Skippers over the Fire. Hedstrom was the lone 'Tonka player to register in double figures, while Michaela Rasmussen and Emily Bauer each had 13 for Holy Family.
MAPLE GROVE 72, OSSEO 60: Angie Davison won the battle of high scorers; her 31 points bested Janay Morton's 26 to propel the Crimson over the neighboring Orioles. Kaela Jones chipped in 11 points for the Crimson. Phillis Webb scored 16 for Osseo.
CENTENNIAL 66, ARMSTRONG 57: Paige Waytashek and Katie Werth combined for 30 points as the Cougars thwarted the Falcons' attempt at a boys-girls sweep. Sam Zbaracki had a game-high 24 for Armstrong, Hana Sacic scored 13 and Lyrik Williams had 10 in the loss.
ST. FRANCIS 55, FRIDLEY 33: Emily Larson led all scorers with 19 points in the Saints' 22-point victory. St. Francis led 25-10 at the break and never allowed Fridley back into the game. Samantha Martinson led all Fridley scorers with 10 points.
CHANHASSEN 4, BLAKE 3 (OT): Logan Wilkinson's goal at 1:48 of overtime provided the winning goal for the Storm. Only Blake's Christopher Chute managed more than one point -- a goal and an assist -- in the contest.
LEGACY CHRISTIAN 7, NORTH BRANCH 0: Legacy Christian scored five goals in the second period in its victory over North Branch. Brock Thompson had a pair of goals and an assist, and Lucas Stauffeneker added a pair of assists. Goalie Brandon Cram stopped all 13 shots he faced to get the shutout.
WARROAD 2, ST. CLOUD CATHEDRAL 1: Kobe Roth's goal at 8:04 of the third period was the game-winner for the Warriors. Mitchell Fritz accounted for Cathedral's lone goal, with Ben Smieja accounting for Warroad's other tally.
MINNETONKA 1, HOPKINS 0: Rylie McDonnell's goal at 5:17 in the first period provided the lone scoring in a shutout for the Skippers. Darby Flatley assisted on the goal, while teammate Hannah Ehresmann turned aside all nine shots she faced. Erin O'Neil stopped 27 of 28 shots for the Royals.
SOUTH ST. PAUL 3, HILL-MURRAY 2 (OT): Taylor Cashman's goal at 3:53 of overtime provided the margin of victory for the Packers. Cashman and Laura Wilcox each had a goal and an assist, as did Jac Kaasa for Hill-Murray.
ELK RIVER-ZIMMERMAN 4, ARMSTRONG-COOPER 2: A three-goal second period was the difference for the Elks. Abbie Canton led the way with two goals and was helped by McKenna Wesloh's two assists in the vjctory. Alyssa Burke and Marissa Odell scored for Armstrong-Cooper.
CRETIN-DERHAM HALL 2, EAST RIDGE 1: Caitlyn Russel and Jaclyn Phillips each scored, and goalie Emma May turned away 25 of 26 East Ridge shots in the victory. Katelyn Bergloff scored the lone goal for East Ridge.
NORTH ST. PAUL 2, MAHTOMEDI 0: Jessica Folkerts turned away all 37 shots to shut out the Zephyrs. Teammates Haley Schanks and Lily Langevin each scored.
HENRY SIBLEY 4, SIMLEY 1: Erin Meyers had two goals and Ashley Linarte added three assists to propel Sibley to the victory. Nicki Sobaski scored the lone goal for Simley.