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On the road, Eastview bests St. Michael-Albertville in Class 4A showdown

By Ryan Williamson, SportsEngine, 12/13/18, 11:00AM CST


Lauren Glas' 16 points led the way for the defending champion Lightning.

Eastview senior Lauren Glas looks for an open teammate in the first half against St. Michael-Albertville. Glas led the Lightning with 16 points in their 56-48 victory over the Knights. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine

Eastview's Emma Carpenter kicks a pass out to the perimeter against St. Michael-Albertville Thursday night. Carpenter scored 10 points in the Lightning's 56-48 victory over the Knights. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine

First report

Eastview took every last punch from St. Michael-Albertville on Thursday. But when all was set and done, the Lightning came away with a key road victory and prevailed 56-48 at St. Michael-Albertville High School.

Eastview (4-1, 1-0) used its experienced back court to knock off the Knights, ranked No. 5 in Class 4A by Minnesota Basketball News. Senior guard Lauren Glas scored a team-high 16 points to lead the way for the No. 3-4A Lightning.

The Lighting had three different players in double figures. Senior guard Emma Carpenter tallied 10 points while junior forward Brynn Schwarz added 14 points.

St. Michael-Albertville (4-1) fell behind 9-0 early but cut into the Eastview lead thanks, in part, to junior guard Kenzie Kramer. She had a game-high 20 points, including five 3-pointers.

The No. 5-4A Knights added nine 3-pointers in the win. Eighth-grade guard Tessa Johnson had three from behind the arc while scoring 13 points. She was the only other St. Michael-Albertville player in double figures.

St. Michael-Albertville's Mackenzie Kramer drives to the basket late in the first half against Eastview Thursday night. Despite Kramer's 20 points the Knights came up short to the Lightning, 56-48. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine

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