Crimson hoop girls win overtime game

Fall to Pirates to end 7-game win streak

by Bob San


Maple Grove won its seventh straight game when they won at 66-63 in overtime Jan. 22. But the Crimson’s win streak ended in a 63-54 home loss to Park Center Jan. 25.

Against Andover, Angie Davison scored 27 points to lead the way. In the overtime, Kelly Olzenak (10 of 12) and Cora Bourbonais (6 of 8) hit some big free throws down the stretch to help MG prevail.

“Angie is shooting the ball really well, but she is also attacking the basket more and getting to the free throw line and she is a fantastic free throw shooter,” Maple Grove coach Mark Cook said.

“It was a very exciting game. Maddie Ordner went down early in the game with an ankle injury so the other kids had to step up and they did. Once again I believe the key for us was our defense. I thought we played great team defense. The kids are really playing well together right now.”

Against Park Center, the Crimson fell behind 33-23 at halftime and could not recover in the second half. Davison scored 18 points, Olzenak 11 and Kaela Jones 17.

The Crimson next visit Wayzata Friday, Feb. 1.

“We have to go on the road and face some of the top teams in the conference and we play some really good teams at home,” Cook said. “Our two non-conference games left are against top teams. We need to continue to work hard every day and keep improving if we want to get to where we want to be.”


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