Sport Shorts

Here is a summary of some of last week’s game for Osseo and Maple Grove teams.


Boys’ hockey

The Orioles lost to Blaine 6-2 Dec. 5 and 1-0 to Anoka Dec. 5. Against Blaine, the Orioles actually tied Blaine 2-2 in the second on goals by AJ Lyons and Mason Hautala but the Bengals scored the next four goals to pull away. Connor Dahlberg made 35 saves.

Against Anoka, the Orioles again struggled with finishing and suffered a tough 1-0 defeat.

Osseo next hosts Armstrong Thursday, Dec. 12 and entertains Elk River Saturday, Dec. 14.

Girl basketball

The Orioles opened the season with a 63-51 win over Andover Dec. 5. Ayo Porte led with 15 points, Azaria Reed had 14 and seven other Orioles scored.

Ayo Porte of Osseo recorded her first career triple double in the win over Cooper. (Photo courtesy of Rich Moll)
Ayo Porte of Osseo recorded her first career triple double in the win over Cooper. (Photo courtesy of Rich Moll)

The Osseo girls came out firing on all cylinders to start the year. Osseo led at halftime 32-21 in part to some good defensive play on the perimeter and good post play from Porte and Reed. In the end, Osseo’s depth, speed and aggressiveness was enough to put away a scrappy Andover Husky team.

Porte recorded a triple double to lead Osseo to a 72-34 rout of Cooper Dec. 7. The Orioles used their aggressive defense and quick transition offense to build a 36-14 lead at halftime and just about doubled that margin by the final whistle. Porte scored 12 points, pulled down 10 rebounds and dished out 10 assists. Kiara Russell and Anna Fletcher led the scoring with 15 each and Madi Malone hit three threes for nine points,

Osseo next hosts Champlin Park Friday, Dec. 13 and visit Maple Grove Tuesday, Dec. 17.

Maple grove

Girls’ hockey

The Crimson blanked North St. Paul 3-0 Dec. 5 and shutout Buffalo 3-0 Dec. 7. Maple Grove now has five wins by shutouts.

Breanna Blesi was the winning goalie against North St. Paul and Summer Thibodeau, Taylor Wendt and Abby Larson were the goal scorers.

Coco Francis got the win in goal against Buffalo. Larson, Katie Josephson and Lauren Kaufmann netted the goals.

The Crimson visit Wayzata Thursday, Dec. 12, and travel to Champlin Park Saturday, Dec. 14.

Hockey boys

The Crimson erupted for five third period goals to beat Anoka 6-2 in the conference opener Dec.5. Sam Valerius, Nate Erickson, Josh Passolt, Sam Huff, Jake Abernathy and Jake Kuelbelbeck each netted one goal.

Two nights later, the Crimson won their fourth straight game when they routed Armstrong 10-2. The Falcons had a 2-1 lead early but Maple Grove erupted for nine unanswered goals. Valerius, Sam Franta and Matt Vogel each scored twice and Erickson, Huff, Passolt and Sam Ross scored once.

Maple Grove next hosts Elk River Thursday, Dec. 12.

Girl basketball

Maple Grove opened the season with a 73-40 win over Cooper Dec. 5, Kaela Jones led the way with 16 points, Julie Hagert added 12,Cora Bourbonais 11, MacKenzie Barta 9 and Haley Barker 8.

Maple Grove then beat Rochester John Marshall to open the Hopkins Tip-Off Classic Dec. 7. Jones scored 17 points, Hagert 12 and Barta 10.

The Crimson next visit Centennial Friday, Dec. 13.

Boy basketball

The Crimson lost to Champlin Park 64-61 Dec. 3. Matt Lingen led in scoring with 15 points, Nikko Reed had 12 and Jake Sterling, Brad Davison and Tyler Barker each had 8.

Davison scored a career high 22 points and added six assists to lead Maple Grove to a 69-61 win at Minneapolis North last Friday. Lingen added 15 points, Tywhon Pickford had 11 and Sterling pulled down eight rebounds.

Maple Grove next hosts Centennial Friday, Dec. 13 and entertains No. 2 Osseo Tuesday, Dec. 17.