Monticello rallied to defeat Zimmerman 68-52 in girls’ basketball Friday night at Zimmerman Middle and High School. The Magic trailed by as much seven points late in the first half, but was able to get within a point at the break. It pulled away in the second half.

Alyssa Daugherty made a layup in the second half to surpass 2,000 points in her career. She finished with 14 points to lead the Thunder. Bailey Griffen had 12 points and Katie Jacob had 11.

Anna Olson led the Magic with 20 points. Lauran Zwack had 13 points, Emma Cordell had 12 and Cat Terres and Morgynn Spears had 10 each for the Magic.


Eden Prairie 76, Chaska 71: Nneka Obiazor had 18 points, nine rebounds, five assists and four steals to lead the Class 4A, No 9 Eagles past the visiting Class 4A, No. 10 Hawks. Myra Moorjani had 15 points, Abby Johnson had 12 and Brooke Lewis had 11 for the Eagles. Kaylee VanEps led the Hawks with 22 points, Mallory Heyer had 16 and Destinee Bursch had 12.

Red Wing 63, Northfield 62: The visiting Wingers held off the Class 3A, No. 2 Raiders in the second half for the victory. Emma Carlson had an open look at the buzzer, but had her shot grazed the front iron. Kyli Nelson led the Wingers with 25 points, Lindsay Reps had 19 and Abi Deming had 12. Rachel Kelly led the Raiders with 17 points, Lizzie Berkvam had 14 and Carlson had 13.

Hibbing 56, Princeton 47: Abbey McDonald surpassed 2,000 career points to lead the Bluejackets past the host Tigers. McDonald finished with a game-high 26 points. Maddie James led the Tigers with 20 points. Kourtney Manning had 11 points for the Bluejackets.

Boys’ basketball

Blaine 79, Cambridge-Isanti 75: Jason Kaul scored 25 points to lead the Bengals past the host Bluejackets. Tony Strand had 17 points and Lucas Larson had 10 for the Bengals. Henry Abraham led the Bluejackets with 22 points. London Williams had 13 points and Micah Ladd and Austin Chromy had 11 each for the Bluejackets.

St. Anthony 56, Minneapolis Southwest 52: Tait Nelson surpassed 1,000 career points to lead the Huskies past the visiting Lakers. Nelson finished with a game-high 20 points. Derek Hergenrader had 12 points for the Huskies. Camden Holter led the Lakers with 13 points and Owen Dean had 10.


Boys’ hockey

Hermantown 5, Eden Prairie 3: The Class 1A, No. 1 Hawks broke the game open with three goals in the second period to defeat the Class 2A, No. 6 Eagles in the North/South Classic at the Essentia Health Sports Center in Brainerd. Justin Thomas scored two goals and Sam High added another for the Hawks as they took a two-goal lead into the third period. Blake Biondi got the scoring started for the Hawks 5 minutes, 43 seconds into the game. Jack Jensen tied the score for the Eagles with 2:28 left in the first period. After Thomas scored his first goal of the game, Keegan Langefels tied the game at 2-2 for the Eagles. He got the Eagles back to within a goal with 1:40 left in the game, but Darian Gotz scored an empty net 32 seconds later. Cole Manahan made 27 saves for the Hawks and Ben Bullis had 27 for the Eagles.

Bloomington Jefferson 4, Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 3: Grayson Hight scored two goals in a 3:14 span in the third period to give the Jaguars the victory over the visiting Lumberjacks. Hight scored the game-winner with 13 seconds left in the game. He also had two assists. Carson Jacobs got the scoring started for the Jaguars with 4:08 left in the first period. Nick Baker and Landon Langenbrunner scored in the second period to give the Lumberjacks a 2-1 lead after two periods. Gavin Wendorf tied the score for the Jaguars 5:18 into the third period. Gavin Rasmussen put the Lumberjacks back in front 2 minutes later. Jack Mickelson had three assists for the Jaguars.


Girls’ hockey

Warroad 1, South St. Paul 0: Hannah Corneliusen broke a scoreless tie with 9:38 left in the game to give the Class 1A, No. 1 Warriors the victory over the host Class 1A, No. 5 Packers. Quinn Kuntz stopped 18 shots for the shutout for the Warriors and Delaney Norman made 29 saves for the Packers.

Eden Prairie 3, Chaska/Chanhassen 3 (OT): Olivia Rinzel stopped 17 shots in the third period and overtime to preserve a tie for the host Stormhawks against the Class 2A, No. 6 Eagles. Katelyn Roberts scored with 6:05 left in the third period to tie the game for the Stormhawks. Sydney Langseth got the scoring started for the Eagles. Nina Langley and Elisabeth Gerebi scored 54 seconds apart in the second period to give the Stormhawks a 2-1 lead after two periods. Grace Kuipers and Nora Wagner scored 3:31 apart to give the Eagles a 3-2 lead midway through the third period.

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