Crimson girl cagers topple Armstrong, fall to Centennial

Maple Grove had a 1-1 week in conference girls’ basketball action last week.

The Crimson defeated Armstrong 65-53 Dec. 18 behind a balanced attack. Senior guard Angie Davison scored a season-high 25 points, Madison Ordner added 12, Kaela Jones and Cora Bourbonais each had 11 and Kelly Olzenak had seven assists.

Kaela Jones has provided steady scoring for the Maple Grove girls’ basketball team. (Photo by Rich Moll)

Kaela Jones has provided steady scoring for the Maple Grove girls’ basketball team. (Photo by Rich Moll)

Maple Grove had a chance to pull into a tie for first place when it hosted league leading and undefeated Centennial Dec. 20. But they lost 69-51 as Centennial dominated the second half.

The Crimson were within striking distance, trailing 36-32 at halftime. They trailed 36-40 early in the second half when Olzenak scored on a lay-up but the Cougars forced numerous Crimson turnovers and their inside-outside offensive punch of center Jill Conrad and guard Daizjah Morris were too much for Maple Grove to handle. Centennial outscored MG 29-15 the rest of the half.

Centennial improved to 7-0, Osseo is in second at 6-1 and the Crimson are 4-2. Maple Grove next plays Edina Dec. 27.

up arrow