The Crimson’s Jordyn Lamker (32) had a team high 21 points in Maple Grove’s 60-47 win over the Huskie’s Friday night in Andover. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine
Maple Grove coach Mark Cook had a simple assignment for Izzy Brant at halftime of the Crimson's contest at Andover Friday.
"I told Izzy, 'At the end of the game, I want to know what kind of gum Sydney White is chewing,'" he said.
That's because White lit up Maple Grove for 23 points in the first half of a crucial Northwest Suburban-North Conference contest, leading the Huskies to a 12-point lead late in the period.
But the Crimson rallied thanks to Brant, a junior who limited White to just seven points in the second half, and a 15-point second-half outburst from Jordyn Lamker carried Maple Grove to a 60-47 victory.
Lamker, a junior, finished with 21 points to lead Maple Grove, ranked No. 8 in Class 4A by Minnesota Basketball News. Senior Abby Schulte had 17 points while Brant added 12 for the Crimson (16-4, 7-1). Outside of White, the only other player in double figures for Andover (11-8, 5-2) was Alyssa Gerth, who scored 11.
Maple Grove’s Abby Schulte (21) helped hold Andover’s Sydney White to just seven points in the second half after White scored 23 points in the first half in the Crimson’s 60-47 win over the Huskies. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine
Maple Grove strengthened its hold on first place in the Northwest Suburban - North Conference with a 60-47 victory at Andover Friday.
Junior Jordyn Lamker scored 15 of her team-high 21 points in the second half for the Crimson, ranked No. 8 in Class 4A by Minnesota Basketball News.
Senior Abby Schulte had 17 points while junior Izzy Brant added 12 for Maple Grove (16-4, 7-1), which won its fourth in a row and eighth in its last nine contests.
Sydney White scored 30 points for Andover, including 25 in the first as the Huskies (11-8, 5-2) led by as many as 12 points in the period.
But Maple Grove used a 12-3 run in the final 3:30 to cut its deficit to 32-29 at halftime.
The game remained close until the Crimson scored eight straight points in a three-minute span to lead 50-44. Maple Grove outscored the Huskies 18-3 in the final nine minutes of the game.
Andover’s Sydney White had a game high 30 points in Friday nights 60-47 loss to the Crimson at home in Andover. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine
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