Anders Nelson scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half to lead Class 4A, No. 10 Edina past Class 3A, No. 4 Orono 80-71 in the Martin Luther King Classic at Minneapolis Henry High School Monday night in boys’ basketball. The Hornets went on multiple runs in the second half to overtake the Spartans with 6:07 left.
Walt McGrory had a game-high 22 points for the Hornets. Matt Hofrenning had 12 points and Jack Middleton 10.
Max Bjorklund led Orono with 18 points. Thomas Lecy had 12 points, Colton Codute 11 and Jack Anderson 10 for the Spartans. In other Martin Lurther King Classic games:
Holy Family 88, Cloquet 76: The Fire held off the Lumberjacks in the second half to get the win. Nathan Hendler led the Fire with 24 points. Lincoln Cizek had 21 points and Griffin Johnson 18 for the Fire.
Hopkins 81, Minneapolis Henry 51: Simon Wright scored 23 points to lead the Class 4A, No. 6 Royals past the Patriots. Ishmael El-Amin had 18 points an Blaise Beauchamp 15 for the Royals. Lamar Wood led the Patriots with 22 points and Savion Scott had 11.
Minnehaha Academy 71, Waconia 57: Jalen Suggs took the game over with 20 points in the second half to lead the Class 2A, No. 1 Redhawks past the Wildcats. He finished with 34 points. Kaden Johnson and JoVonni Bickham had 12 points each for the Redhawks. Nick Fulford led the Wildcats with 16 points.
Cristo Rey Jesuit 75, Blake 63: The Pumas overcame an eight-point halftime deficit to defeat the Bears. Jericho Sims led Cristo Rey Jesuit with 40 points, James Sommer had 16 and Karlton Gregory 15. Jack Moe scored 28 points to lead the Bears and Tenzin Choezin had 10 points.
Mahtomedi 66, Big Lake 44: The Zephyrs jumped out to a 19-point lead at halftime and cruised to victory over the Hornets in the Martin Luther King Classic at St. Catherine University. Emma Grothaus led the Zephyrs with 15 points and Annika Sougstad and Marisa Gustafson had 13 each. Annika Poe led the Hornets with 11 points.
Andover 58, Bloomington Jefferson 39: Jolene Daninger scored 16 points to lead the Huskies past the Jaguars, also in the Martin Luther King Classic at St. Catherine. Amanda Dagostino had 11 points for the Huskies.
DeLaSalle 63, Minnehaha Academy 54: The Islanders overcame a one-point halftime deficit to defeat the host Class 2A, No. 7 Redhawks. Alexis Cochran-Starr led the Islanders with 22 points and Kate Graham had 14. Mia Curtis and Nevaeh Galloway led the Redhawks with 13 points each and Terra Rhoades had 12.