Section 7A champion Lakeview Christian Academy will face Rushford-Peterson in a Minnesota Class 1A boys basketball quarterfinal at 1 p.m. today at Williams Arena in Minneapolis.
iFan.tv will stream the game live online, here (no charge).
Records: Lakeview 20-10, Rushford-Peterson 26-3
Players to Watch: Lakeview senior guard Anders Broman, who averages 41.7 points per game, is Minnesota’s all-time career scoring leader with over 5,000 points. His brother, Bjorn, is a dynamic point guard who averages 21.1 ppg. Rushford-Peterson junior Austin O’Hare and sophomore Cole Kingsley combine for over 21 points per game.
State Tourney Notebook: A welcome home celebration for the Lakeview Christian Academy boys basketball team will be held Monday at 6 p.m. at Adventure Zone in Canal Park. The event is free and open to the public.
Lakeview Christian Academy punched its ticket for a second straight Minnesota Class A boys basketball state tournament appearance with an 83-58, workmanlike victory over Cherry in the Section 7A championship game Friday night at UMD.
Anders Broman, Minnesota’s all-time career scoring leader, had a game-high 43 points for the Lions (20-10), who will face a yet-to-be-determined opponent Thursday at Williams Arena in Minneapolis.
Grand Rapids 64, Cloquet 58 (Section 7AAA championship) Alex Illikainen, a 6-foot-9 super-sophomore and rising Division I top prospect, scored 24 points and had 16 rebounds as the Thunderhawks outlasted the pesky Lumberjacks Friday night at Duluth Denfeld. Justin Gill added 17 points and A.J. Watland 15 for Grand Rapids (20-9). Dillon Johnson and Adam Laine had 12 points apiece for Cloquet (19-10).
Saints win twice in Florida
St. Scholastica won a baseball split-doubleheader Friday in Ft. Pierce, Fla., blasting Hilbert College (N.Y.) 13-3 in seven innings and Bridgewater State University (Mass.) 6-1.
DAYBA is proud to announce the fifth annual Border Battle, an all-star basketball game(s) featuring the best players from Northeastern Minnesota against the best from North Central Wisconsin. This year’s event is Tuesday, March 26 at the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Ralph Romano Gymnasium. The girls game tips off at 6 p.m., with the boys to follow at approximately 7:30.
Once again, the Border Battle, the premier basketball showcase in the Northland, will feature numerous college recruits, including Esko senior Savanna Trapp (UCLA), Minnesota’s all-time leading shot-blocker, and Grand Rapids sophomore Alex Illikainen, one of the most highly sought-after underclassmen in the country. Additionally, Grand Rapids senior Kenzie Kane (MN girls) and Rice Lake’s Jenna Orr (WI girls) have committed to play collegiately at UMD.
Other notable participants include Lakeview Christian Academy sophomore Bjorn Broman (MN boys), Duluth East’s Shaq Coleman and Mat Lochner (MN boys), Esko’s Marisa Shady (MN girls) and Rice Lake’s Ellwood Ellenson (WI boys).
This year’s Border Battle will feature special halftime presentations to a trio of Northeastern Minnesota standouts: Lakeview Christian Academy’s Anders Broman (Minnesota’s all-time leading boys scorer), Braham’s Rebekah Dahlman (Minnesota’s all-time leading girls scorer) and Trapp.
Three of the four coaches for this year’s event have been confirmed. They are: Paul McDonald (Vermilion Community College), John Bauer (Itasca Community College) and Damien Paulson (Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College).
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for students and seniors.
The St. Scholastica women’s track & field team broke two program records Saturday at the 24th Super 8 Open, hosted by Bemidji State University.
Becky Huberty broke her own program record in the shot put with a toss of 43’5” (13.23m) to place second. That mark currently ranks her ninth in NCAA Division III. She also won the weight throw with a mark of 53’5.5” (16.29m).