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Marshall dominates late to roll past Holy Angels

By JIM PAULSEN, Star Tribune, 04/06/21, 8:45PM CDT


Trailing by seven points in the second half, the undefeated Tigers pulled away — led by guard Jordyn Hilgemann’s 30 points — for a 75-58 victory and a berth in the Class 3A championship game.

Marshall’s Jordyn Hilgemann goes up for a layup while being defended by Holy Angels' Lexi Egan in the first half of the Class 3A semifinal Tuesday night. Photo: Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine

Marshall senior guard Jordyn Hilgemann had scored more than 2,300 points in her high school career going into the Class 3A semifinal against Holy Angels.

So when Hilgemann struggled in the first half Tuesday, making just one of 10 field goal attempts, there was no worry on the Tigers’ bench. They knew they’d soon see the player who is the leading scorer in program history.

Hilgemann didn’t disappoint, scoring 25 of her game-high 30 points after halftime as Marshall (22-0) pulled away to defeat the Stars 75-58 and earn a berth in Friday’s championship game.

First Report

After a tough first half, Marshall guard Jordyn Hilgemann found her game after halftime, scoring 25 of her game-high 30 points in the second half to lead the undefeated Tigers to a 75-58 victory in a Class 3A semifinal.

Marshall struggled with its shooting well into the second half Tuesday at Target Center, but started finding the range midway through. Trailing 45-38, Hilgemann keyed a 17-1 run, turning a seven-point deficit into 55-46 advantage. She had 10 points in the pivotal run.

Junior guard Ashleigh Steinbach added 16 points for Marshall (22-0), which made 17 of 19 free throws down the stretch to pull away.

Senior Frankie Vascellaro led Holy Angels, which was making its 6th straight state tournament appearance, with 19 points.

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