Crimson basketball girls give up 9 points in win

By Bob San

SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS

It’s not a mistake. The final score of last Friday’s girls’ basketball game between Maple Grove and Blaine is: Maple Grove 62, Blaine 9.

Madison Ordner provides strong inside play for the Crimson. (Photo courtesy of Rich Moll)

Madison Ordner provides strong inside play for the Crimson. (Photo courtesy of Rich Moll)

This marked the second time this season Maple Grove completely shut down Blaine’s offense. Back on Nov. 30, the Crimson won 57-13.

In last week’s rematch, the Crimson actually trailed early as they were down 6-2 to start the game. But they went on a 32-0 run to finish the first half leading 34-6. They continued to clamp down on defense in the second half and amazingly allowed just one three-pointer to finish with the 62-9 final score.

“Our kids played great team defense,” Maple Grove coach Mark Cook said. “They worked so hard on the defensive end of the floor and created turnovers and then we did a great job running the floor and turning those turnovers into points. It was a total team effort.”

Angie Davison led the way with 14 points and 8 assists. She hit 4 of 7 three-pointers. Maddie Ordner had 10 points and Kaela Jones and Mary Eckberg added 7.

Kelly Olzenak is one of the many contributors on the Maple Grove girls’ basketball team. (Photo courtesy of Rich Moll)

Kelly Olzenak is one of the many contributors on the Maple Grove girls’ basketball team. (Photo courtesy of Rich Moll)

“We are playing really well. Everyone is contributing and it’s really fun to watch,” Cook said.

The win extended Maple Grove’s winning streak to six games.

The Crimson improved to 9-2 in conference play, tied with Osseo for second place, and one game behind 10-1 Centennial. Maple Grove next hosts Park Center Friday, Jan. 25.

 

Contact Bob San at sunpressnews@ecm-inc.com

 
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