High school roundup: Lakeville North hands Eastview first boys basketball loss

Eastview had survived every test it faced, including a then battle of unbeatens against Shakopee. But the Lightning suffered their first defeat of the boys basketball season Friday night, falling to Lakeville North 52-46.

With the loss by Eastview (12-1), Champlin Park becomes the only undefeated team left in Class 4A.

Nolan Winter and Cooper Laufenburger scored 14 points apiece to lead the Panthers (9-4), and Will Blascziek chipped in 13. Henry Shannon III scored a game-high 16 points, and Kenji Scales added another 12 for the Lightning.

Eastview remains a game ahead of Shakopee in the South Suburban Conference standings, while Lakeville North is tied with Rosemount for third.

Hastings 59, St. Thomas Academy 54: St. Thomas Academy held an eight-point lead at halftime, but Hastings (5-6) outscored the Cadets 39-26 in the second frame to come out with the win.

Leading Hastings to victory were a trio of 11-point performances from Michael Mitchell, Evan McGinnis and Carter Olson. Michael Kirchner led St. Thomas Academy (0-8) with 15 points, while
Michael Tompson added 14 and John Grismer contributed 11.

Roseville 50, Irondale 49: Treygan Adams’ 13 points and Isaiah Ruth’s 11 were enough to power Roseville (3-8) to a narrow victory.

Irondale (1-12) nearly came back from a first-half deficit thanks to 11 points from D.J. Anthony and 10 points from Max Herlofsky, but the Knights came up just short.

Mounds View 63, Forest Lake 52: The Mustangs (12-1) pulled away in the second half behind a season-high 22 points from Kobe Kirk to notch a bounce-back win after dropping their first game of the season Tuesday to Cretin-Derham Hall.

Ethan Farm and Cole Sorensen helped out Kirk – who notched his second consecutive 20-point game – scoring 10 points each. Carter Theisfeld led Forest Lake (7-5) with 13 points and Owen Berg chipped in 10 for the Rangers.

Mounds View is two games ahead of Woodbury in the Suburban East Conference standings, while Forest Lake is tied for fourth with Park.

Girls basketball
Lakeville North 48, Eastview 47: The Panthers held on to a 48-44 lead with seven seconds remaining to secure victory in a nail-biting matchup.

Haley Bryant scored a game-high 13 points and Lizzie Berkvam added 12 for Lakeville North (6-7). Savanah Gardner led Eastview (6-7) with 12 points and Cassidy Carson contributed another 10 points for the Lightning.

The two teams split the season series and sit tied for fifth in the South Suburban Conference standings.

Burnsville 56, Eagan 53: Eagan junior Lily Fandre scored a season- and game-high 28 points, but the Wildcats (3-10) couldn’t quite pull out the win at Burnsville.

Shawna Bruha and Morgan Krumweide – Burnsville’s two leading scorers – led the Blaze (5-7) with 18 and 17 points, respectively. Drew Buslee contributed 11 points for the Wildcats.

Girls hockey
Roseville 6, Park 3: Two players walked out of Cottage Grove Arena with hat tricks, but only one came away with a win on Friday.

Roseville forward Kate Haug scored a goal in each period and added an assist for a hat trick and a four-point night for the Raiders (8-4-1). For Park (0-9), senior forward Shauna Miller also put together a hat trick with goals in each period, but scores from Kylie Wiltse, Lauren Distad and Ivy Ray made the difference for Roseville.

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