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By Star Tribune staff reports, 02/25/11, 11:57PM CST


Lakeville North finish conference play with perfect record

LAKEVILLE NORTH 56, APPLE VALLEY 32: The Class 4A, No. 2 Panthers finished off a perfect run through South Suburban Conference play, outscoring the Eagles by 23 in the second half to win their 21 consecutive game. Lakeville North senior Apiew Ojulu led three Panthers in double figures with 15 points.

RICHFIELD 60, HENRY SIBLEY 53: Metro-area scoring leader Jessica January scored 20 points for Class 3A, No. 4 Richfield — her 10th straight game with 20 or more points — to help the Spartans hold off Henry Sibley. Senior forward Jessica Kreuser led the Warriors with 19 points, while junior guard Gabi Cerda added 16.

FARMINGTON 56, NEW PRAGUE 37: Farmington beat New Prague for the first time ever and clinched at least a share of the Missota Conference title for the first time in school history. Senior Jordan Bridges scored eight of her 13 points in the second half, and fellow senior Elena Koch scored nine of her 17 in the second.

BUFFALO 45, BECKER 22: Senior center Molly Muntifering scored a game-high 13 points for Buffalo, including 11 in the second half, breaking open what was a one-point game at halftime. Buffalo was hurt by turnovers in the first half but cleaned it up in the second, and it also stepped up it’s defensive pressure, holding Becker to just seven points in the second frame. Becker was led by junior forward Nicole Anderson’s 10 points.

CHISAGO LAKES 56, NORTH BRANCH 54: As visiting Chisago Lakes clung to a two-point lead, itfouled a North Branch player on the way to the basket for what would have been two free throws for a chance to tie the game. But a referee conference determined the buzzer sounded before the foul, giving the Wildcats the victory. Chisago Lakes was led by junior forward Whitney Tinjum’s 18 points, while North Branch’s Kendra Norman and Kallie Grote scored 14.

WATERTOWN-MAYER 48, WACONIA 32: Junior guard Marissa Janning nearly had a triple-double, coming up with 15 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists) as Watertown-Mayer beat Waconia to stay in second place in the Wright County Conference.

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