It's tough to play against DeLaSalle's full-court pressure defense. Just ask Osseo. The Islanders turned up the heat to defeat Osseo, 63-52 in the Breakdown Tip Off Classic at Hopkins' Lindbergh Center.
Creating easy buckets off turnovers, DeLaSalle raced away to a 13-point halftime lead on the Orioles. Allina Starr paced the Islanders, the defending Class AAA state champions, with 21 points while Tyseanna Johnson and Natalie Eull chipped in with 17 and 14, respectively.
Janay Morton and Phillis Webb each scored 16 points to lead Osseo.
Score by quarter: DeLaSalle 35-28--63, Osseo 22-30--52
DeLaSalle: Starr 21, Johnson 17, Eull 14, Jones 5, Griffin 2, Toney 2, Podewils 1, Cline 1.
Osseo: Morton 16, Webb 16, Porte 8, Barfknect 4, Calkins 3, Malone 2, Jones 1.