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Friday's prep sports roundup: Apple Valley wins on Tre Jones free throws

By Star Tribune, 12/15/17, 11:08PM CST


Tre Jones made two free throws with 13.2 seconds remaining to lift host Apple Valley

Tre Jones made two free throws with 13.2 seconds remaining to lift host Apple Valley, ranked No. 4 in the Class 4A boys’ basketball poll, to a 65-64 victory over St. Thomas Academy.

The Cadets did not get a shot off in their final possession.

Jones finished with 27 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists. George Stewart scored 25 points to lead the Cadets, ranked No. 3 in Class 3A.

In other boys’ basketball action:

Cretin-Derham Hall 71, East Ridge 57: The host Raiders, ranked No. 3 in Class 4A, took control in the second half to outlast the Raptors, ranked No. 8. The Raptors, who trailed by eight points at halftime, opened the second half with a 10-2 run to tie the score at 33-all before the Raiders responded with a 17-2 run to take control. Daniel Oturu scored 29 points to lead the Raiders. Courtney Brown scored 20 to lead the Raptors.

Hopkins 81, Edina 59: Junior forward Zeke Nnaji scored 16 points in the second half to help the host Royals (4-1), ranked No. 6 in Class 4A, pull away from the top-ranked and previously unbeaten Hornets (3-1).

Park Center 84, Wayzata 52: Jarius Cook, a senior who has signed with North Dakota State, scored 20 of his game-high 22 points in the first half to lead the Pirates (3-1), ranked No. 5 in Class 4A, past the host Trojans. Jacob Beeninga scored 15 to lead the Trojans (2-2), ranked No. 9.

Columbia Heights 71, Mahtomedi 63: Deundra Roberson scored 22 points to lead the balanced Hylanders, ranked No. 4 in Class 3A, past the Zephyrs. Four other players also scored in double figures for the Hylanders (4-0).

Simley 76, St. Paul Como Park 65: Senior guard Jake Binley scored 41 to lead the unbeaten Spartans (5-0) to the nonconference victory.

Girls’ basketball

Minnehaha Academy 68, St. Louis Park 58: The Redhawks (5-2), ranked No. 8 in Class 2A, outscored the host Orioles (4-2) for their third consecutive victory.

Blaine 61, Armstrong 58: Sophomore forward Kayla Bohr scored 31 points to help the Bengals outlast the host Falcons.

Boys’ hockey

Mahtomedi 4, Greenway 0: Charlie Bartholomew had a goal and an assist and Sam Ayd and Kory Pilarski each had two assists to help the host Zephyrs, ranked No. 3 in Class 1A, hand the Raiders, ranked No. 4, their first loss of the season. Zephyrs goalie Bailey Huber had 26 saves for the shutout. Greenway was 0-for-7 on the power play.


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