St. Paul Como Park's Cloey Dmytruk (25) looks for space on a lay up as Bloomington Kennedy's Isabelle Miller (12) defends. Dmytruk led the Cougars with 20 points in their 80-40 over the Eagles Saturday at Hamline. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine
There was some bad news to come from St. Paul Como Park's 80-40 victory over Bloomington Kennedy in the Pat Paterson Thanksgiving Tournament held at Hamline University's Hutton Arena Saturday.
Well, at least it was bad news for the Cougars' forwards and centers.
"If fans were listening, they would hear our guards yell, 'I got a rebound, I got a rebound,'" said Cougars coach Alexis Gray-Lawson. "If the guards get more rebounds than the post players, then the post players have to run."
That was the only challenge for the Cougars, who are ranked No. 4 in Class 3A by Minnesota Basketball News, in Saturday's one-sided win, as they jumped out to a 10-3 start and never looked back.
Como Park was led by sophomore Cloey Dmytuk, who finished with a game-high 20 points, while fellow sophomores Ronnie Porter, Demya Riley and Kaylynn Asberry each added 11.
On Saturday, the Cougars were looking to bounce back from a 77-54 Friday loss to No. 9-4A St. Michael-Albertville. Dmytuk said it was a setback that should help the Cougars long-term.
"We're a successful team, and sometimes we need a reality check," she said. "It helps us figure out what we need to do to get better and focus on that."
St. Paul Como Park's Kaylynn Asberry (24) drives the baseline around Bloomington Kennedy's Kali Kopka (25) Saturday afternoon at Hamline University. The Cougars defeated the Eagles 80-40. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine
St. Paul Como Park rolled to an 80-40 victory over Bloomington Kennedy in the Pat Paterson Thanksgiving Tournament held at Hamline University's Hutton Arena on Saturday.
The Cougars, who are ranked No. 4 in Class 3A by Minnesota Basketball News, had four players finish in double figures. Cloey Dmytuk led all scorers with 20 points, while fellow sophomores Ronnie Porter, Demya Riley and Kaylynn Asberry each had 11.
Freshman Ashlee Burchette scored 14 points to pace Bloomington Kennedy, while senior Kiera Cox added nine.
The Cougars (3-1, 0-0) leapt to an early 10-3 start and steadily pulled away, leading by as many as 23 points in the first half before the Eagles (0-3, 0-0) went on a 7-0 run late to trim the lead to 43-27 at halftime.
Como Park then burst out of the second-half gates with a 15-2 run over the first five minutes and was never challenged the rest of the game.
Bloomington Kennedy's Ashlee Burchette (5) races down the court on a fast break against St. Paul Como Park Saturday. Burchette had 14 points as the Eagles fell to the Cougars 80-40 at Hamline University. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine
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