The matchup was an enticing one on paper. Minnehaha (12-2), ranked No. 1 in the Jan. 12 Minnesota Basketball News Class 2A ranking, taking on No. 2-2A Providence (11-4).
Both teams have looked strong all year, but it was the Redhawks who jumped ahead early and never looked back.
The dynamic duo of Charita Lewis and Addi Mack, along with stellar defensive play propelled Minnehaha to an 81-54 win over the Lions Tuesday night at Minnehaha Academy.
The duo of Charita Lewis and Addi Mack was too much for Providence Academy to overcome as the Redhawks took home an 81-54 win in Class 2A action Tuesday night at Minnehaha Academy.
It was all Redhawks from the opening tip, jumping out to an early 7-0, and taking a 50-26 lead into halftime.
Providence made mini runs throughout the second half, but Minnehaha always answered. Tenacious defense and overall flow on offense helped the No. 1-ranked team in Class 2A by Minnesota Basketball News cruise to victory.
Mack posted a game-high 26 points for Minnehaha, while finishing a perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line. Senior guard Lewis totaled 22 points and knocked down three 3-pointers. Telia Graham dominated on the boards, hauling in 13 rebounds and adding eight points.
Maddyn Greenway scored a team-high 25 points for Providence. Grace Counts added 15 points.
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