Sydney Zgutowicz scored 18 points to lead host St. Francis to a 68-56 victory over defending Class 2A girls’ state champion Roseau on Friday.
The loss ended a 34-game winning streak for the Rams, who are ranked No. 3 in Class 2A. The Rams’ last loss was in the semifinals of the 2016 state tournament.
Danah Ocsan added 14 points and Mae Grahek contributed 11 points for the Saints (2-0).
Kacie Borowicz scored 24 points and Katie Borowicz scored 21 for the Rams.
Hibbing 62, South St. Paul 37: Junior guard Abbey McDonald scored 21 points and had six steals to lead the Bluejackets to victory over the Packers at Henry Sibley. McDonald, who averaged 20.6 points per game last season, scored 25 points in the Bluejackets’ season opener against Grand Rapids on Tuesday to become Hibbing’s all-time leading girls’ scorer with 1,285 points.
Columbia Heights 69, Benilde-St. Margaret’s 66: The Hylanders, ranked No. 4 in Class 3A, opened the season with a balanced effort to outlast the Red Knights. Deundra Roberson scored 17 points and Quentin Hardrict, Wendell Matthews and Jarvis Wright each scored 14 for the Hylanders. Gabe Alada scored 18 and Riley Miller scored 17 for the Red Knights.
Duluth Marshall 8, Benilde-St. Margaret’s 1: George Grannis scored four goals to lead the Hilltoppers (3-0) past the visiting Red Knights. Grannis entered the game with eight goals and five assists in the Hilltoppers’ first two victories. Willy Stauber had a goal and four assists and Nolan Krenzen had two goals and two assists for the Hilltoppers, who have outscored their opponents 25-1.
White Bear Lake 3, Duluth East 3 [OT]: Chase Hamstad had a goal and two assists and freshman Owen Gallatin scored his first varsity goal to help White Bear Lake, ranked No. 10 in Class 2A, salvage a tie against the Greyhounds, who are ranked No. 2 in Class 2A. The Greyhounds, in their season opener, opened a 3-0 lead in the first period. Hamstad’s goal at 7:06 of the third period tied the score.
Alexandria 3, Mound Westonka 1: Freshman Marki Oberg and sophomore Mayson Toft scored less than two minutes apart near the end of the second period to help the visiting Cardinals (5-1), ranked No. 8 in Class 1A, rally past the Whitehawks. The Whitehawks led 1-0 after one period.
Minnetonka 1, Lakeville North 0: Abby Manlove had 19 saves to lead the Skippers, ranked No. 10 in Class 2A, past the Panthers. It was Manlove’s second shutout in four days. Kelly Langefels’ second-period goal was the difference. Each team had 19 shots on goal, but the Panthers outshot the Skippers 15-8 in the first two periods.