Concordia Academy's Ivane Tensaie (3) drives the lane as Minnehaha Academy's Tanna Gallo (13) applies pressure. Tensaie had 23 points in the Beacons' 65-57 victory over the Redhawks Friday night. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine
After seeing its path to the state tournament thwarted by Minnehaha Academy for much of the last decade, Concordia Academy broke through Friday.
The Beacons topped the defending Class 2A state champion Redhawks 65-57 on at Anoka-Ramsey Community College to claim the Section 4 championship and the program’s first state tournament appearance.
“It’s a little bit unbelievable. We just made history,” Concordia Academy coach Tiffany Stubbs said. “I’ve been thinking about this game since this day last year.”
Concordia Academy's Grace Landvik (2) drives for a layup against Minnehaha Academy Friday in the Class 2A, Section 4 final. Landvik had 17 points for the Beacons in their 65-57 defeat of the Redhawks. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine