by Bob San
SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS
Osseo will host Maple Grove in the popular basketball doubleheader Friday, Feb. 15. The girls’ game start at 6 p.m. to be followed by the boys’ game at 8.
In the last doubleheader at Maple Grove, the Crimson girls defeated Osseo while the Oriole boys took down Maple Grove.
In last week’s action:
The Crimson bounced back from a loss to Armstrong Feb. 5 with a 66-64 win over Centennial. Erik Olson had 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Crimson. Senior guard Brycen Wojta, who recently reached the 1,000-point milestone and surpassed Greg Martin as the school’s all-time leading scorer, scored 18 points and added seven assists. He leads the state in assists.
The Orioles may have earned a return trip to the state’s No. 1 spot after they defeated previously No. 1 Park Center 66-56 Feb. 5 (see related article) and toppled Champlin Park 76-62 Feb. 8. Malik Wilson scored a career high 19 points and Baker had 22, Ian Theisen 17 and Bridge Tusler 11 in the win over the Rebels.
The Orioles defeated Park Center 74-61 Feb. 5. Janay Morton scored 28 points, Ayo Porte 17 and Phillis Webb 13. The Orioles hit a roadblock in Champlin Park and lost 58-51 Feb. 8. The Rebels held Morton to 7 points, 10 below her average. Webb led Osseo with 15 points and Porte had 14.
The Crimson missed a chance to close the gap with league leader Centennial when they lost 61-55 at Centennial Feb. 8. Kaela Jones led MG with 17 points and Angie Davison had 15. The Crimson hurt themselves with poor free throw shooting as they converted only 12 of 24 from the line.
Maple Grove next defeated Maranatha Academy, the top-ranked team in Class A, 70-51 in non-conference action Feb. 9. Four Crimson scored in double figures. Jones led with 19, Julie Hagert had 18, and Davison and Maddie Ordner each had 11.
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