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The Week In Sports: Crimson Girls Hockey Defeats Minnetonka, Davison Hits Game Winner Against DeLaSalle

Dec 15, 2016 07:15PM ● By Doug Erlien

Maple Grove Senior High Girls Basketball team verses Buffalo High School Dec. 10, 2016. (photo by Wendy Erlien)

Boys Basketball 
Maple Grove (2-0)
The Crimson opened the 2016-2017 season with a pair of wins including a dramatic 67-64 victory over DeLaSalle in the Breakdown Tip Off Classic. Senior Brad Davison, who scored 30 in the season opener against Rogers, hit the game winning three-point field goal with two seconds remaining in the win over the Islanders.

Maple Grove faces Irondale at home on Tuesday, Dec. 13 before hitting the road to face Park Center on Thursday, Dec 15.

Osseo (2-0):
The Orioles began their season with a trek to Duluth where they dominated Hermantown 99-37, then followed that up with a 70-54 win over Duluth East. Zach Theisen scored 26 and 30 in the two games.

Osseo hosts Park Center on Tuesday, Dec. 13 and heads to Irondale on Friday, Dec. 16.

Heritage Christian (3-0):
The Eagles dominated a pair of games this past week as they defeated CHOF 78-55 and St. Agnes 72-22.  Zach Johansen and CJ Woda led the way with 21 and 26 against CHOF followed by 29 and 20 against St. Agnes.

The Eagles travel to Central Minnesota Christian on Saturday, Dec. 17.

Girls Basketball:
Maple Grove (2-3):
The Crimson girls went 1-2 on the week as they lost to Andover in a tight game 50-47.  Katrina Theis led the team in scoring with 10. Two days later they faced third ranked Elk River and they struggled to match the intensity and physical play of the Elks as they lost 71-41. Rebekah Tyler scored nine and Skyler Dodge 8 in the loss. The Crimson found the win column on Saturday, Dec. 10 at home against Buffalo
. After trailing by two at half, 21-19, the Crimson outscored and outworked the Bison 38-26 in the second half winning 57-47. Autumn Mlinar led the team in scoring with 14, Theis added 12 and Tyler 10.

The Crimson travel to Irondale on Tuesday, Dec. 13, then host Park Center on Friday, Dec 16.

Osseo (1-4):
The Orioles dropped a pair of home games to Centennial (82-50) and Blaine 60-58. Osseo started the season with three of their first four games against top 10 teams (Hopkins, St. Michael-Albertville) and Centennial. Azaria Reed led the Orioles in scoring against the Cougars with 11 and Reed and Mina Porte scored 13 against Blaine while Mikayla Homola added 11.

Heritage Christian Academy (3-0):
The Eagles won a pair of games last week against Providence Academy (45-42) and St. Agnes (63-52). Annika Simonson scored 23 for the Eagles against St. Agnes, Maddy Torve added 13 and Taylie Scott scored 13 in the win.

The Eagles host Mayer Lutheran on Tuesday, Dec. 13.

Boys Hockey:
Maple Grove (4-1):
The Crimson picked up a pair of impressive 6-2 wins this past week. Tuesday, Dec. 8 they defeated Robbinsdale Armstrong/Cooper, then defeated Anoka by the same score on Saturday, Dec. 10. Six skaters scored goals against Armstrong/Cooper while Sam Huff notched a hat trick in the game against the Tornadoes.

The Crimson host Minnetonka on Thursday, Dec 15, then travel to Blaine on Saturday, Dec 17 to face the Bengals.

Osseo (0-6):
The Orioles lost three this past week starting with a 10-0 loss to St. Louis Park followed by an 8-2 loss to Anoka. They lost their third game 1-0 to Armstrong/Cooper in overtime on Saturday, Dec. 10.

The Orioles travel to Champlin Park on Thursday, Dec. 15.

Girls Hockey:
Maple Grove (7-1):
The Crimson picked up a pair of wins including an instant classic over Minnetonka (3-2) on Saturday, Dec. 10. Taylor Wente scored her 9th goal of the season to open the scoring, then sophomore Mannon McMahon scored the game winner, her 11th of the year at 16:29 of the third period. Maple Grove opened the week with a 3-0 shutout over Andover.

The Crimson continue on the road this week as they travel to Spring Lake Park/Coon Rapids on Tuesday, Dec. 13, then Totino-Grace on Saturday, Dec 17.

North Metro (0-8):
The Stars lost twice last week. They opened the week with a 9-1 loss to Centennial, followed by an 8-2 loss to Irondale.

They will host Totino-Grace on Tuesday, Dec. 13, then host Armstrong/Cooper on Saturday, Dec. 17.

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