Lakeview Christian opens Minnesota 1A state tourney play at 1 p.m. today; game streamed online

Minnesota all-time career scoring leader Anders Broman of Lakeview Christian Academy is scheduled to participate in the annual all-star boys basketball game at UMD. Howie / HowieBlog.com
Minnesota all-time career scoring leader Anders Broman will lead Lakeview Christian Academy against Rushford-Peterson today. Howie / HowieBlog.com
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.

logoState 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, Rapids advance to state tourney

Anders Broman
Anders Broman
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.

Bjorn Broman added 15 points and Josh Plys 13 for Lakeview, which led 40-28 at the half.

Grand Rapids sophomore Alex Illikainen   has tremendous ball-handling skills and is a major weapon on the fast break and in the paint, as the Lumberjacks discovered Friday night. Howie / HowieBlog.com
Grand Rapids sophomore Alex Illikainen has tremendous ball-handling skills and is a major weapon on the fast break and in the paint, as the Lumberjacks discovered Friday night. Howie / HowieBlog.com
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.

Joel Wuorio earned the pitching win in the opener, with Jordan Risse picking up a save.

Andy Davis threw three scoreless innings in the nightcap, and Padraic Getchell recorded his first collegiate victory with four strong innings of relief.

Jordan O’Neill went 3-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored for the Saints (6-3), who wrap up a Florida spring trip today against Richard Stockton (N.J.) in a doubleheader in Vero Beach.

Minnesota vs. Wisconsin high school “Border Battle” all-star basketball games March 26

Minnesota all-time career scoring leader Anders Broman of Lakeview Christian Academy will be recognized at halftime in the annual all-star boys basketball game at UMD. Howie / HowieBlog.com
Minnesota all-time career scoring leader Anders Broman of Lakeview Christian Academy will be recognized at halftime in the annual all-star boys basketball game at UMD. Howie / HowieBlog.com
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.

Source: DAYBA press release

Aces on 29th Sports: Sunday Scoreboard

Mary Doe of St. Scholastica
Nicole Christianson set a new Saints record in the high jump, clearing 5’3.75” in a meet in Bemidji. St. Scholastica Athletics / For Howie Blog
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).

Nicole Christianson broke the other program record in the high jump, clearing 5’3.75” to win.

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SATURDAY NIGHT SCOREBOARD

College Men’s Hockey
Colorado College 5, Bulldogs 1 (Series split)
Miami of Ohio 2, Badgers 1 (Series split)
Gophers 4, North Dakota 4 (Gophers won 5-1 Friday)
Saints 3, River Falls 3 (Saints won 5-2 Friday)
Eau Claire 3, Jackets 1 (Eau Claire sweeps)

College Women’s Hockey
Bulldogs 4, Bemidji State 2 (Bulldogs sweep series)
Badgers 2, North Dakota 1 (Series split)
Gophers 6, Mankato 0 (Gophers sweep series, now 24-0)
Jackets 3, Saints 3 (Jackets won 3-1 Friday)

High School Boy’s Hockey
Duluth East 10, Superior 3 (Ryan Lundgren four goals)
Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 8, Duluth Denfeld 2 (Karson Kuhlman hat trick)
Rochester Lourdes 7, Duluth Marshall 0
Princeton 7, Proctor 0
Hermantown 8, Bemidji 1 (Nate Pionk 1 goal, 2 assists)

High School Girl’s Hockey
Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 4, Cambridge-Isanti 0

High School Boy’s Swimming
Section 6A True Team, Lincoln Park Pool — 7. Duluth Denfeld, 9. Duluth Marshall

Lake Superior Conference Dance Championship
High Kick-Jazz/Funk — 1. Duluth Marshall, 2. Superior, Denfeld, 4. Hermantown

College Men’s Basketball
Iowa 70, Badgers 66 (Badgers 4-1 in Big Ten)
Mankato 73, Bulldogs 65 (Bulldogs 4-12 overall)
Bethany Lutheran 74, Saints 61 (Saints 5-11 overall)
Platteville 76, Jackets 67 (Jackets 7-11)

College Women’s Basketball
Mankato 77, Bulldogs 71
Saints 76, Bethany Lutheran 67
Jackets 65, Platteville 59 (Jackets 15-3, 7-2 in WIAC)

High School Boy’s Basketball
Duluth East 81, Maranatha Academy 78 (Shaq Coleman 35 points)
Lakeview Christian 94, Littlefork-Big Falls 56 (Anders Broman 43 points)

High School Girl’s Basketball
Hermantown 48, Virginia 30 (Caitlin Windus 16 points)

a d v e r t i s e m e n t

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