Champlin Park wins 16th in a row
• CHAMPLIN PARK 95, ROBBINSDALE ARMSTRONG 76: Class 4A, No. 3 Champlin Park cruised to a 95-76 victory over Northwest Suburban conference foe No. 7 Robbinsdale Armstrong on Friday night thanks to six players scoring in double figures. The victory is the Rebels’ 16th in a row and pushed their conference record to 12-0 (17-1 overall). Champlin Park took a 57-44 lead into halftime and maintained at least an 11-point lead for the rest of the game. J.T. Gibson led the Rebels with 19 points, and Jeremy Johnson added 16. Sean Burns was the key contributor for Armstrong, scoring 25.
• HOLY FAMILY 58, ANNANDALE 57: Annandale’s Andrew Fort hit a shot with 5.8 seconds remaining to give the Cardinals a one-point lead, but Brent Hentges answered with a 12-footer from the right wing at the buzzer to give Holy Family the victory. Hentges and Joe Hanel each scored 15 for Class 3A, No. 3 Holy Family, which improved to 17-1.
• MOUND WESTONKA 77, EAST RIDGE 64: Ryan Kaczynski owned the post and put up a game-high 30 points to lead the Mustangs over the Raptors. The Mustangs have won 11 in a row since late December. The loss is just the second for the Raptors in their previous 15 games.
• SIMLEY 82, HILL-MURRAY 77 (OT): Three Spartans recorded double-digit point totals — including the Stensgard brothers, Jack and Sam, who combined for 49. Hill-Murray, which is in first place in the Classic Suburban, forced overtime after trailing by two at the half. Simley, which is fourth in the Classic Suburban, outscored the Pioneers 8-3 in overtime and finished 19-for-22 at the free throw line.
McMorris leads Park Center as it takes down Centennial
• PARK CENTER 72, CENTENNIAL 62: Wisconsin signee Cayla McMorris scored a game-high 26 points as the Class 3A, No. 2 Pirates defeated the Class 4A, No. 3 Cougars. Park Center held just a three-point lead at halftime but got a big second-half boost from McMorris along with McKenna DuBois and Mikayla Hayes, who both scored 15. The Pirates improved to 13-2 overall, their only losses coming at Centennial and against Eastview.
• BLOOMINGTON KENNEDY 77, BURNSVILLE 49: Kenisha Bell scored 28 and Tonoia Wade added 22 as the Class 4A, No. 8 Eagles defeated the Blaze. Kennedy outscored the Blaze 40-22 in the second half to pull away.
• EASTVIEW 63, EAGAN 43: Madison Guebert had 17 of the Class 4A, No. 1 Lightning’s 26 first-half points to help propel it to a South Suburban Conference victory. Guebert finished with 24 points to lead all scorers.
Five-goal third period lifts Delano
• DELANO 5, WACONIA 1: Waconia took a 1-0 lead into the third period before Delano scored five goals in the final period. Ben Meyers scored two goals — one shorthanded — for the Tigers.
• WHITE BEAR LAKE 4, HERMANTOWN 1: Jake Wahlin’s three-goal night and goalie Chase Gorman’s 35-save performance lifted the Polars over the Hawks. Wahlin scored two of his three in the first period and all of them were assisted by Tom Giller. Gorman allowed just one of the 36 shots he faced to go in, a late third period goal by Hermantown’s Ryan Carlson.