Minnehaha guard Prince Aligbe (10) leapt to grab a rebound as Sierra Canyon forward Terren Frank (15) tried to get his hand on it in the first half. Photo: Anthony Souffle * firstname.lastname@example.org
About two-thirds of the way through the second half of Minnehaha Academy’s convincing 78-58 victory over Sierra Canyon (Calif.) at a packed Target Center, Redhawks athletic director Josh Thurow leaned down press row.
“This is the best team in state history now,” Thurow said, referencing a designation made about the team before the season. “Maybe we weren’t at the start of the season, but we are now.”
The attendees Saturday — the crowd was announced as 17,378 — saw the Redhawks fall behind the Trailblazers early but rally behind an effective 2-3 zone defense and a refocused offense.