It is no secret that the Simley is packed with talent.
The Spartans, ranked No. 3 in Class 3A by Minnesota Basketball News, have won 16 consecutive games and are knocking on the door of 20 regular-season wins after a 73-39 blowout victory over Metro East Conference opponent Mahtomedi at home on Tuesday night.
The talent on Simley’s roster, however, doesn’t translate to just its offense. As evidenced in Tuesday's triumph, the Spartans (19-2, 10-0) can shut down opposing scorers and oftentimes make it look easy. Opposing teams are scoring an average of fewer than 43 points per game against Simley (19-2, 10-0), one of the lowest marks in Class 3A.
And the players will tell you much of that success comes from effort.
Tuesday’s Metro East Conference matchup at Simley High School ended up being a one-sided victory for Simley, which had four players produce double-digit point totals for the Spartans, who are ranked No. 3 in Class 3A by Minnesota Basketball News.
The Spartans' defense held rival Mahtomedi (15-7, 5-5) down in a 73-39 triumph, with Ysareia Chevre leading the way for Simley (19-2, 10-0) with 18 points. The Spartans’ Acheampomaa Danso finished with 16 points, Ravyn Miles scored 15 and Sydney Stensgard added 11 points.
Mahtomedi’s Ella Hronski dropped eight points, the most for a Zephyrs’ player. Julia Salmen and Aubree Cummins had seven points apiece.
With the victory, Simley has won 16 consecutive games. The Spartans last lost on Dec. 17, when they suffered a 58-51 defeat to No. 5-4A Stillwater.
The MN Girls' Basketball Hub poll is for entertainment purposes only.