WALT MCGRORY

Edina • basketball

The 6-foot-3 senior guard scored 61 points to lead Edina to victories over Shakopee and Hopkins last week.

But his offensive prowess isn’t all that his coach has noticed.

“We know we can always rely on him for 20 points a game,” Edina coach Joe Burger said. “But what has been so impressive is that while he is averaging 28 points per game on the season, he’s still getting six assists per game and leads us in rebounding with nine rebounds per game. So, he’s getting other guys involved as well.”

McGrory, who has been on the Hornets’ varsity since eighth grade, scored 30 in the Hornets’ 95-65 victory over Shakopee on Tuesday. On Friday, he scored 31 as the Hornets defeated Hopkins, ranked No. 3 in Class 4A, 73-63.

“We expect that offense,” Burger said. “We play in a tough conference and he’s been all-conference for three years. And, he’s solid defensively.”

McGrory scored 20 points in the Hornets’ season-opening loss to Minneapolis North, ranked No. 1 in Class 1A.

ANNA ALTERMATT

Lakeville North • gymnastics

The freshman had two outstanding all-around performances last week. On Tuesday, she had a 38.05 in a dual-meet victory over Lakeville South. On Saturday, she took first place at the Brainerd Invitational with a score of 37.35 to help the Panthers finish second (to Detroit Lakes) in the seven-team meet.

CURTIS BELL

St. Paul Washington • basketball

The senior guard, in his fourth season on varsity, had 34 points and 14 rebounds in a six-point loss to St. Croix Prep on Tuesday. On Thursday, he had 41 points and 20 rebounds in a 103-78 victory over Hill-Murray. Bell has surpassed 1,000 career points.

MACKENNA EMERY

South St. Paul • hockey

The junior forward tied a school record with five goals in the Packers’ 6-1 victory over Hastings on Tuesday. She added a goal and an assist in a 5-1 victory over Henry Sibley on Friday. On the season, Emery has seven goals and three assists.

JOSH KENNEY

Burnsville • hockey

The senior goalie allowed just four goals in three games last week as the Blaze went 2-0-1. Kenney had 43 saves in a 2-2 tie with Class 2A, No. 9 Lakeville North on Thursday and allowed just one goal in victories over Eagan and Farmington.

ALEX LINDSTROM

Eastview • wrestling

The senior took first place at 170 pounds at the Trinity Tournament on Saturday. Lindstrom tied the school career record for near falls (166) and is just 19 from the school career victories record of 158.

 

DESTINEE OBERG

Holy Angels • basketball

The sophomore forward led the Stars, ranked No. 2 in Class 3A, to two victories. Oberg had 26 points and 22 rebounds in an 87-73 victory over St. Paul Como Park and had 19 points and nine rebounds in an 83-80 victory over Hutchinson, the top-ranked Class 3A team. Oberg is averaging 17.2 points per game.

JOEL RIPPEL

 

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