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HIBBING — North Woods senior guard Brendan Parson was sick with a sinus infection toward the end of the regular season. While Parson still played, he wasn't his normal self. Shooting starts with the legs, and Parson's legs were getting tired too quick, his shots not falling. Consider him back. Parson had a game-high 19 points to lead the Grizzlies to a 70-38 victory over Ely on Saturday night in the Section 7A championship before about 1,200 at Hibbing Memorial Arena.
MINNEAPOLIS — Madi Heiderscheidt scored 24 points, and Sleepy Eye held Mountain Iron-Buhl to a season-low point total in a 63-48 victory this afternoon in a Class A high school girls basketball state tournament semifinal at Target Center.
MINNEAPOLIS — Northfield girls basketball coach Tony Mathison challenged his team on Thursday that it was being outworked, and the Raiders finally took it to heart. Senior Grace Touchette had 15 of her 21 points in the second half as Northfield answered a Grand Rapids rally with one of its own to win their Class AAA high school state tournament semifinal 64-54 at Target Center.
MINNEAPOLIS — Grace Touchette scored 21 points as Northfield held off Grand Rapids 64-54 in a Class AAA state tournament semifinal this afternoon at Target Center. The Thunderhawks (22-8) had their chances, using hot shooting to build a 47-40 lead with 12:03 remaining before going cold, scoring just seven points the rest of the way.
MINNEAPOLIS — The Grand Rapids girls basketball team watch something Wednesday that brought back painful memories, Alexandria's buzzer-beating 46-44 victory over the Thunderhawks in the Class AAA state tournament quarterfinals. While the opponent was different this time around, Grand Rapids certainly wasn't going to let history repeat itself, using a big second half to pull away for a 75-60 victory over Holy Angels Academy at Williams Arena.
Megan Gustafson remembers hanging out with her friend, Janice Anderson, on the Anderson family farm outside of Port Wing when they were in elementary school. Just a short walk away, was the barn with the basketball hoop where Janice and her older sister, Jolene, honed their skills. Jolene was busy starring in college basketball at Wisconsin and then playing professionally in the WNBA or overseas, so she was rarely home, but she didn't need to be. Her influence was great.
Heaven Hamling grew up playing catch inside the family home in Grand Rapids with her father, Robert. Two hands was just too easy, so they tossed the tennis ball back and forth one-handed. “My mom would get mad and yell at us thinking we were going to break something, but it worked out to my advantage,” Heaven Hamling said.
GRAND RAPIDS (21-7) VS. HOLY ANGELS ACADEMY (25-4) What: Class AAA state quarterfinal When: 4 p.m. Where: Williams Arena, Minneapolis
Mesabi East girls basketball coach Chris Whiting has an interesting way to describe the Giants' prolific outside shooting. "When they get hot, they're hot, and when they get cold, they're cold," Whiting said. "Kind of like (Goldilocks and) the Three Bears." And this fairy tale is still going. Freshman guard Hannah Hannuksela scored 25 points and sophomore guard Ava Hill added 20 to lead Mesabi East to a 56-49 victory over Proctor on Friday night in the Section 7AA championship before about 1,400 at Romano Gym.
Mountain Iron-Buhl senior Mary Burke said she didn't feel helpless while watching nearly the last nine minutes of the first half from the bench on Thursday during the Section 7A girls basketball championship. "I just yelled and screamed and cheered as much as I possibly could," Burke said.