Wendell Matthews takes a free-throw shot against DeLaSalle on March 2. Matthews was one of three Hylanders to receive all-tournament honors this year. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine
Delano and Columbia Heights both earned three Class 3A all-tournament team selections as the two programs made improbable runs in pursuit of their first state title.
The unseeded Tigers overcame a sluggish first half to defeat the No. 4 Hylanders 65-61 for their first state crown.
Delano forward Keegan O'Neill scored 30 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the state championship. He's joined by Calvin Wishart (who averaged a tournament-best 27.7 points and 13.3 rebounds per game) and Derek Techam as the Tigers' all-tournament team honorees.
Wendell Matthews posted a team-leading 21 points and 11 rebounds for Columbia Heights in the title game, while fellow award recipients Quentin Hardrict and Deaundra Roberson both reached double figures.
Hardrict had a tournament-high 22 assists and secured the Hylanders' 71-69 upset over defending champion DeLaSalle in the semifinals, stealing the ball with 5 seconds left in the game.
Scroll through the tables below to see who else was selected to this year's all-tournament teams.
|Sam Vascellaro||Guard||12||St. Thomas Academy|
|Wendell Matthews||Center||12||Columbia Heights|
|Quentin Hardrict||Guard||12||Columbia Heights|
|Deundra Roberson||Guard||12||Columbia Heights|
|Connor Christensen||Forward||10||Eden Prairie|
|Tyler Wahl||Forward||11||Lakeville North|
|Tommy Jensen||Guard||11||Lakeville North|
|Jacob Prince||Guard||12||Cretin-Derham Hall|
|Ryan Larson||Guard||12||Cretin-Derham Hall|
|Sy Chatman||Forward||12||Cretin-Derham Hall|
|Tre Jones||Guard||12||Apple Valley|
|Luke Martens||Guard||12||Apple Valley|
|Zach Korba||Guard||12||Apple Valley|
|Lu'Cye Patterson||Guard||10||Brooklyn Center|
|Mitchell Plombon||Forward||12||St. Cloud Cathedral|
|Michael Schaefer||Forward||12||St. Cloud Cathedral|
|Jalen Suggs||Guard||10||Minnehaha Academy|
|Terry Lockett||Guard||10||Minnehaha Academy|
|JaVonni Bickham||Forward||12||Minnehaha Academy|
|Noah DeLapaz||Guard||12||Cass Lake-Bena|
|Garrett Tjernagel||Center||12||Mayer Lutheran|
|Baden Noennig||Guard||11||Mayer Lutheran|
|Cade Goggleye||Forward||11||North Woods|
|Trevor Morrison||Forward||10||North Woods|
|Tate Olson||Forward||12||North Woods|
Presented by the Minnesota State High School League and Wells Fargo, the all-tournament teams were selected by a panel of coaches attending the state tournament.
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