MARIAH GUERRA-EDWARDS scored 16 points, BETSY MACDONALD added 14, and SADE CHATMAN chipped in 11 as St. Paul Central served notice that they are still the top girls’ basketball team in the City Conference with an 80-54 victory over Highland Park.
PARIS CRENSHAW led Highland with 12 points. ASHLEE MORALEZ and TAMERA CURTIS each added 10 for the Scots.
Five outstanding boys’ basketball players
TYUS JONES (Apple Valley) — averaging 28 points per game whilekeeping his team among the state’s best.
SEAN SCOTT (Spring Lake Park) — scored 36 in 67-65 loss to Benilde-St. Margaret’s.
SUNJAY LARKIN (Benilde-St. Margaret’s) — netted 25 points in victory over Spring Lake Park.
CHUCKIE SMITH (Minneapolis Washburn) — had 22 points in a victory over Austin.
QUINTON HOOKER (Park Center) — averaging 25 points per game for one of the state’s most surprising teams.
Four outstanding girls’ basketball players
JESSICA JANUARY (Richfield) — leading her team at 20 points per game.
TYSEANNA JOHNSON (DeLaSalle) — averaging team-high 16 points for defending Class 3A champs.
NIA COFFEY (Hopkins) — leads the top Class 4A team in the state with 16 point per game average.
JADE MARTIN (Bloomington Kennedy) — the smooth junior leads the Eagles’ balanced attack at 16 points per game.
Metro alumni watch
Former Cretin-Derham Hall standout RAIJON KELLY, a freshman at Samford University, scored a team-high 17 points to lead his team to a 66-61 overtime win over Wolford. Kelly led Cretin to a state tournament appearance last spring.
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