Jarvis Thomas Omersa scored 27 points and Orono defeated host Waconia 85-55 on Tuesday night in boys’ basketball.

The 6-8 Omersa, who has signed with the Gophers, had his share of highlight-reel dunks and blocks. An early steal and dunk in transition helped Orono to a 5-0 lead to start the game.

Waconia began the second half on a 9-0 run to pull within three, but Orono pulled away from there. With reserves on the floor, a barrage of three-pointers helped the Spartans build their lead up to 30.

Nick Fulford scored 25 points to lead Waconia.


Princeton 77, St. Francis 75: The Tigers overcame a 22-point halftime deficit to beat the visiting Saints. Adam Williams led Princeton with 21 points, and Jon Stimmler added 15. Christian Bednarz led St. Francis with 16 points.

Armstrong 56, Elk River 55: Jake Burger scored his 1,000th career point and had 17 points for the host Elks, but it was not enough vs. the visiting Falcons. Adam Biewen scored 16 points to lead Armstrong.

Eden Prairie 78, Woodbury 67: Austin Andrews scored 26 points to lead the Class 4A, No. 4 Eagles past the visiting Royals, who got 30 points from Michael Jones.

Apple Valley 76, Lakeville South 69: Tre Jones scored 24 points and the Class 4A, No. 5 Eagles beat the visiting Cougars.

Girls’ basketball

Lakeville North 55, Farmington 53: The Class 4A, No. 4 Panthers overcame a six-point halftime deficit to defeat the host Tigers. Lauren Jensen led Lakeville North with 17 points, Taylor Brown had 12 and Analiese Tschida and Ke James 10 each. Molly Mogensen scored 22 points to lead the Tigers.

Hutchinson 67, New Prague 64: The Class 3A, No. 9 Tigers overcame a seven-point halftime deficit vs. the host Trojans. MaKenzie Rensch led the Tigers with 23 points.

Edina 51, Woodbury 48: Macy Nilsen scored 20 points as the host Hornets beat the Royals.

Boys’ hockey

North St. Paul 3, Mahtomedi 1: Max Rossman stopped 21 shots in the third period and 53 in the game to give the Polars the victory over the visiting Class 1A, No. 2 Zephyrs. Austin Vandell broke a 1-1 tie with a power-play goal late in the second period.

Eagan 3, Prior Lake 2: Keegan Johnson scored two goals in the third period to give the Wildcats the victory over the visiting Lakers.

Rosemount 2, Burnsville 0: Ben Garrity stopped 31 shots and Mason Wheeler scored twice 32 seconds apart in the third period for the host Irish.

Champlin Park 4, Monticello 3: The Rebels held off a third-period rally by the host Class 1A, No. 9 Magic.