Friday, March 16, 2012
Panthers knocked off Totino-Grace Wednesday.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Spring Lake Park's Sean Scott, a senior, has already set the all-time school scoring record, according to the school's website: Sean Scott became the SLP boys’ basketball all-time leading career scorer on Friday, March 2 at North Branch High School. Sean surpasses Sean Jensen's record of 1341 pts. With his 21 points on Friday evening, Sean is at 1343 pts. and counting.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Season ends for Fridley, Columbia Heights and Calvin Christian.
Spring Lake Park High School plays Totino-Grace High School in their next Section 3AAA game March 14, 6 p.m., at Blaine High School.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Fridley, Spring Lake Park, Columbia Heights, Totino-Grace, Calvin Christian high schools play at 7 p.m.
Going to the game? Upload your photos or video clips to this post! Fans of Fridley-area high school boys basketball teams would have to be in four places at once Thursday to see all five local teams in playoffs action. All five teams play at 7 p.m.—two of them in the same game. The four big schools are all in Section 3AAA. Columbia Heights High School, last year's second-place team at the state Class AAA tournament, takes on Totino-Grace High School at Totino-Grace. Fridley High School plays St. Anthony Village at St. Anthony. Spring Lake Park High School hosts St. Paul Como. Calvin Christian High School plays away at Heritage Christian Academy in Section 4A action.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Spring Lake Park boys basketball lost to Irondale 104-101 in overtime.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The Spring Lake Park High School boys basketball team, ranked No. 2 in the state's Class 3A on Feb. 1, has since lost three straight games. On Monday, the Panthers lost in overtime to Irondale 104-101, according to MN Basketball Hub. On Saturday, it was Centennial with a 71-66 win over SLP, according to the Minnesota State High School League. And on Friday, in a closely watched matchup, the Panthers suffered a final-seconds defeat to top-ranked Benilde-St. Margaret's 67-65, as reported by the Star Tribune, with senior Sean Scott scoring 36 points. (KARE11 has video from the game.)
Saturday, March 26, 2011
The Hylanders lost an 85-76 decision to Orono in the Class AAA title game Saturday in Minneapolis
Yes, there was devastation in the eyes of each Columbia Heights boys basketball player after Saturday’s 85-76 loss to Orono in the Class AAA state championship. The thrill of the Hylanders’ run ended at Target Center with an inability to find an offensive rhythm. But even in defeat the Hylanders felt the magic that brought them on a nine-game winning streak and their first state tournament appearance in 81 years. On Saturday night there was belief that likely wasn’t with the program for much of those eight decades—a belief that this wasn’t the end. “We came this far—81 years is a long time,” senior FayMiss Freeman said. “So I don’t care if we took third place, second, fourth. We still made it. We still came here. I’d be happy if we were No…
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The Hylanders coach has been to state as a player and now as a head coach, with 36 years in between.
Memories, when played back in our minds, can seem like yesterday. For Columbia Heights Coach Willie Braziel it might seem like an eternity since, as a player, his school won a state title. After all, that was back in 1976. But it isn’t nearly as daunting as the 81 years since the Columbia Heights Hylanders were last poised to make a run at a state title. That was 1930. “For me, I’m more nervous as a coach,” Braziel said about his team’s foray into the state tournament. “I was fine as a player; I knew what I could do.” Columbia Heights is starting to learn what they can do, too. The 23-6 squad has played well throughout a tough schedule, matching up against bigger schools, beating state top-10 Eagan High School at mid-season, and knocking …
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
The Hylanders got past the Eagles to advance to the Section 3AAA final game Friday against DeLaSalle.
Tuesday’s Class 3AAA section semifinal boys basketball game was close all the way to the end, with Columbia Heights High School squeezing by Totino-Grace High School 53-50. In the first half Columbia Heights started off the scoring within the first two minutes as Andrew Hansen shot the first two point shot. Totino Grace’s Andrew Mortiko scored next. The teams ended the first half with Columbia Heights in a narrow lead over Totino Grace 24-25. In the first four minutes of the second half Totino-Grace junior Sam Meyer started out with a three-point shot, taking the lead 27-25. Columbia Heights junior Ben Glover came back with a slam dunk to tie the score 27-27. Both teams continued to battle it out until the bitter end. With six-tenths of …
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Benilde–St. Margaret’s out-muscled Spring Lake Park en route to a conference win.
The Benilde–St. Margaret’s Red Knights vanquished the Spring Lake Park Panthers Friday night, earning a 77–65 boys basketball win in St. Louis Park. The Red Knights dominated the boards, grabbing rebound after rebound over the smaller Panthers squad and earning many second-shot attempts. The Panthers’ speed and three-point shooting kept the game tight during the first half, with Benilde-St. Margaret's taking a 33–32 lead into the locker rooms at the half. Early in the second half the Red Knight’s asserted their size and eventually the succeeded in wearing down the Panthers.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
The Eagles couldn't keep up with the Red Knights transition offense in a North Suburban Conference loss Friday.
Benilde-St. Margaret’s boys basketball team loves to run, and run it did on Friday night, using its transition offense to beat Totino-Grace 86-68 in a North Suburban Conference game. With the game knotted at 14 points each midway through the first half, the Red Knights went on an 11-0 scoring run and never looked back. The Eagles (8-5 overall, 4-2 in conference play) had as many double-figure scorers (five) as the Red Knights on Friday, but they couldn’t stop Benilde-St. Margaret’s high-powered offense. “To be honest with you, I don’t think our offense was much of an issue,” Eagles’ coach Keven Seim said. “Sixty-eight points is enough to win most ballgames. It seems like they’re just struggling keeping teams out of the paint [free-throw …
The Panthers have now won five of six games with a 58-44 win Friday night.
The Fridley versus Spring Lake Park boys' basketball game Friday night was a battle for bragging rights, a North Suburban conference victory and the traveling bucket-of-sand trophy. While the weather outside was far from a day at the beach, it was the Spring Lake Park Panthers (8-5, 4-2 conference) that took home the golden trophy (an award that's been around since 1959) with a 58-44 home win to keep pace as the third-place team in the conference. Both teams came ready to play when it came to shooting and fighting for control of the basketball. "The neighborhood border battle with Fridley is always a war," Spring Lake Park head coach Grant Guzy said. "You throw the records out the window. Both teams want it pretty bad." Spring Lake Park …