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Providence Academy showed it has plenty remaining after last year's Class AA state championship, swarming big-school Chanhassen, 53-29 in the Breakdown Tip Off Classic at Hopkins' Lindbergh Center. The Lions' suffocating defense shut down the Storm, racing out to a 23-15 halftime lead and extending it from there.
Sophomore Ashley Borland paced the Lions' offense with 15 points, including a quartet of three-pointers. Leah Szabla added 13 points and Nathalie Ratliff had 11 points.
Lauren Shifflett was the only Chanhassen player with a double-digit night, scoring 14 points.
Score by quarter: Providence Academy 23-30--53, Chanhassen 15-14--29
Providence Academy: Borland 15, Szabla 13, Ratliff 11, Happke 7, Murtha 5, Finley 2.
Chanhassen: Shifflett 14, Smith 5, Letsche 4, Gitzen 3, O. Wilder 2, Rolf 1.