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The watch list for Miss Basketball runs 29 names deep and the state of Minnesota wide

By Star Tribune staff, 02/09/22, 5:00PM CST


A few weeks remain to narrow down the list of contenders for the honor.

Savannah White (2) of DeLaSalle is among the players on the Miss Basketball watch list. Photo by EARL J. EBENSTEINER, SportsEngine

The Miss Basketball Committee announced a list of 29 names on its watch list for the 2022 award.

They are Amaya Battle, Hopkins; Nicole Bowlin, Holy Family; Mara Braun, Wayzata; Kassie Caron, Holy Angels; Ellie Colbeck, Fergus Falls; Maria Counts, Providence Academy; Champ Danso, Simley; Lily Fandre, Eagan; Taryn Frazer, Cass Lake-Bena; Callin Hake, Chanhassen; Hannah Herzig, Totino-Grace; Mallory Heyer, Chaska; Lizzie Holder, Stillwater; Nia Holloway, Eden Prairie; Lexi Karge, Mankato East; Adeline Kent, Becker; Charita Lewis, Minnehaha Academy; Kiani Lockett, Minnetonka; Madison Mathiowetz, Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s; Lilly Meister, Rochester John Marshall; Emma Miller, St. Michael-Albertville; Maya Nnaji, Hopkins; Ronnie Porter, St. Paul Como Park; Natalie Rolbiecki, Minneota; Ella Runyon, Hill-Murray; Amber Scalia, Stillwater; Mackenzie Schweim, Mankato East; Desiree Ware, Minnetonka; Savannah White, DeLaSalle.


Crosby-Ironton eighth-grader Tori Oehrlein scored 43 points and surpassed 1,000 points for her career on Tuesday in the Rangers’ 69-35 win over Aitkin in Aitkin. Oehrlein, a 5-11 forward, reached the milestone in her 40th career game. She is averaging 28.7 points per game in 19 games this season. As a seventh-grader, she averaged 21.7 points in 21 games. The all-time leading scorer in state girls’ basketball history is Rebekeh Dahlman of Braham. Dahlman, who finished her career with 5,060 points, reached the 1,000-point plateau in her 61st career game, early in her freshman season.

Hutchinson senior guard Alyssa Stamer recently surpassed 1,000 career points. She averages 19.4 points per game and is committed to St. Cloud State.

Park of Cottage Grove senior guard/forward Justine Jameson recently eclipsed 1,000 career points. She leads the Wolfpack with 16.5 points per game.

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