Michael Christiansen completed a three-point play with 2.5 seconds left to give Apple Valley a 54-51 boys’ basketball victory over Armstrong in Robbinsdale. The senior finished the game with 10 points.

The Eagles took a six-point into halftime, but the Falcons rallied from an eight-point deficit with 5:21 left to tie the score on a three-pointer of their own with 12.7 seconds left.

Mark Possis led the Eagles with 14 points. Adam Biewen led the Falcons with 17 points.

Eastview 73, Chaska 71 (OT): Ryan Thissen scored 18 points, nine in overtime, to lead the Lightning past the host Hawks. Luke Strazzanti had a chance at the buzzer for the Hawks, but his three-point shot went in and out. Steven Crowl had a team-high 21 points for the Lightning, Jaylen James had 13 and Caden Scales had 10. Zach Lea led the Hawks with 25 points, Cole Nicholson had 22 and Conner Krenos had 17.

Chanhassen 69, Farmington 64: Luke Gitzen scored 15 points to lead the Storm past the host Tigers. Charlie Ash had 11 points for the Storm. Miles Mendes led the Tigers with 15 points, Graham Hertaus had 14 and Isaac Ask had 10.

New Life Academy 67, Nova Classical 61: Konner Ware scored 21 points to lead the Eagles past the visiting Knights. Michael Reader had 15 points and Kollin Kaemingk and Caleb Wall had 12 each for the Eagles. Shae Nelson led the Knights with 25 points and Mathieu LaFrombois had 17.

Totino-Grace 73, Benilde-St. Margaret’s 71: Eric Krieger scored 32 points to lead the Eagles past the Knights. Devin Burger had 19 points and Kristoff Kowalkowski had 14 for the Eagles. Zach Carden led the Knights with 19 points, Walker Johnson had 17 and Derric Standifer and Nick Peterson had 11 each.

Girls’ basketball

St. Michael-Albertville 63, Park Center 62: The Knights rallied late give head coach Kent Hamre his 300th career win. The Knights trailed by as many as four with 3:14 left. Jadyn Hanson made a pair of free throws with 1:16 left put the Knights ahead for good. The Pirates had a chance to win at the buzzer, but the shot rimmed out. Hanson led the Knights with 17 points and Tessa Johnson had 12. Adalia McKenzie led the Pirates with 25 points and Lauren Frost had 17.

Chisago Lakes 51, Zimmerman 50: Sophie Wood blocked a shot in the final seconds to seal the victory for the Wildcats. Hannah Gillach made a three-point shot with 1:42 left to give the Wildcats their winning margin. Wood led the Wildcats with 12 points, Lizzy Godden had 10 and Gillach had eight. Alyssa Daugherty led the Thunder with 23 points.

Boys’ hockey

Hill-Murray 4, Mahtomedi 3: The Class 2A, No. 7 Pioneers scored two goals in the third period to rally past the host Class 1A, No. 5 Zephyrs. Tom Paradise got the Zephyrs on the board first 4 minutes into the game. Luke Reifenberger tied the score 1:27 later for the Pioneers. Joe Paradise gave the Zephyrs a 2-1 lead after one period with a power-play goal. Colin Hagstrom extended the Zephyrs lead 3:18 into the second period. Henry Eischen got the Pioneers to within a goal with 12 seconds left in the second period. Nick Pierre and Eischen scored 4:05 apart after the midway point of the third period. Pierre also had two assists. John Poirer had 31 saves for the Zephyrs.

Rosemount 7, Eastview 6: Jackson Sabo scored two goals and had three assists to lead the Irish past the host Lightning. The Irish scored five straight goals in a 13:30 span that began in the second period and carried over into the third, including the eventual game-winner. Tyler Linnerooth had two goals and an assist, Jake Ratzlaff had one goal and two assist, Luke Levandowski and Zach Bade had one goal each and Mason Wheeler, Connor Kenefick and Adam King had two assists each for the Irish. Zach Anderson had two goals and two assists to lead the Lightning. Josh Eernisse had two goals and an assist, Ryan Quaintance had one goal and two assists, Davis Carlson had two assists, Nick Senecal had one goal and Bennett Weestrand stopped 27 shots for the Lightning.

Armstrong/Cooper 3, Centennial 2: Matt Campion had a goal and an assist as the Wings scored three goals in the second period to defeat the visiting Cougars. Drew Eid got the scoring started :56 into the second period for the Wings. After Campion put the Wings up 2-0, Gavin Forga scored shorthanded to cut the Cougars’ deficit in half. Parker Collins gave the Wings a two-goal lead at the second intermission. Alexander Brouillet scored with 5:59 left in the game to get the Cougars back to within a goal. Leo Troje stopped 24 shots for the Cougars and Colin Spellman had 16 saves for the Wings.

New Prague 4, Red Wing 1: The Trojans scored three goals in a 5:09 span in the second period to pull away from the host Wingers. Landon Peterson got the scoring spree started at the 11:32 mark for the Trojans. Aiden Dorzinski extended the lead to 3-1 4:10 later. Jake Lee capped the scoring with :19 left in the period for the Trojans. Gavin Lampe got the scoring started for the Wingers 3:13 into the game. Jack Kreutzian tied the score for the Trojans with 5:55 left in the first period. Matt Schmidt stopped 24 shots for the Trojans and Dixon Ehlers had 27 saves for the Wingers.

South St. Paul 7, North St. Paul 0: Jacob Lissick stopped 30 shots to shut out the visiting Polars. The Packers special teams were a perfect 5-for-5 on the penalty kill and 1-for-1 on the power play. Luke McClellan led the Packers with two goals and one assist. Owen Ramirez had one goal and three assists, Cam Kluender had one goal and two assist, Jacob Saver had two assists, Brandon Reynolds had one goal and one assist and Dokota Heimerl and Michael Wincentsen had one goal each for the Packers. Billy Bydzovsky made 36 saves for the Polars.

Girls’ hockey

Edina 7, Breck 4: The Class 2A, No. 2 Hornets scored three straight goals in the second period to pull away from the host Class 1A, No. 1 Mustangs. Katie Davis scored two goals in the middle frame to help the Hornets take a 5-1 lead into the third period. Elli Strittmatter had 26 saves, CC Bowlby had one goal and two assists, Annie Kuehl and Tella Jungels had two assists each and Evelyn Adams, Kylie Roberts, Hannah Chorske and Vivian Jungels had one goal each for the Hornets. Uma Corniea had 30 saves, Ella Brophy had two assists and Sophia Fagley, Sadie Lindsay, Ashley Halverson and Allyson Qualley scored one goal each for the Mustangs.

Blaine 4, Anoka 3: The Bengals scored four unanswered goals to rally past the host Tornadoes. Dani Brunette started the comeback 29 seconds into the third period. Ramsey Parent got the Bengals to within a goal 1:22 later. Brielle Fussy tied the score for the Bengals with 7 minutes left. Maddie Andrle put the Bengals ahead for good with 4:43 left in the game. Hailey Hansen had 28 saves and Kaitlyn Ronn had two assists for the Bengals. Maddie Mashuga scored two goals and assisted on another as the Tornadoes took a 3-0 lead into the third period. Aleah Giddings scored a goal, Victoria Neumann had two assists and Abby Johnson stopped 28 shots for the Tornadoes.

Cambridge-Isanti/Mora/Pine City 3, Buffalo 2: Rilee Winters completed a hat trick with 23 seconds left to give the Bluejackets the victory over the host Bison. Winters gave the Bluejackets three separate one-goal leads. The Bison were able to tie the score after the first two on goals by Emma Carlson and Hailey Strenge.

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