Basketball for boys
East Ridge 47, Cottage Grove Park 26: East Ridge’s Kendall Blue scored 1,000 career points in an 8-5 win over Park. The Blues have 28 points, which is the main offensive weapon in a defense-dominated game. No other player has scored more than nine points for East Ridge (10-2). Cottage Grove Park scored just eight points in the second half. This win keeps East Ridge at the top of the Suburban East Conference standings.
South St. Paul 79, Tartan 62: Devin Newsom added 22 points and Alonzo Dodd added 2 points as South St. Paul (14-0) continued their undefeated season. The win broke the tie for first place in the Metro East standings, as neither South St. Paul nor Tartan (7-2) lost a conference. Sam Janz led Tartan with 20 points.
Other points: Shakopee defeated Burnsville 89-46; Forest Lake defeated Woodbury 53-48.
Basketball for girls
Stillwater 71, Roseville 56: Amber Scalia scored a career-high 32 points as she beat Stillwater (11-2) over Roseville (12-3) in a battle between the top two teams in the Suburban East Conference. Scalia, the eldest, is the younger sister of Gophers defenseman Sarah Scalia and is set to play at St. Thomas next year.
Scalia’s night was overshadowed by a strong performance by Roseville’s Hattie Mae DeVries, who scored 22 points. The difference arose in the second half when Stillwater broke free, leading just one run to halftime. Three other ponies, Amy Thompson, Lizzie Holder and Alexis Karlen, hit double figures.
Other points: Mounds View defeated Cretin-Durham Hall 54-47 Lakeville North defeated Edina 61-40 East Ridge defeated Park Cottage Grove 53–34; St. Agnes defeated Nova Classical 54-23; St. Paul Como Park defeated St. Paul Central 89-45; South Saint Paul defeated Tartan 59–49.
Cottage Grove Park 4, Eastview 2: Samuel Jansky scored twice in the last seven minutes of the game to lead Park (8-5) to a win over Eastview (9-6).
It was a running game in which Park scored the first two goals before Eastview countered with two goals of his own. After equalizing at 2–2 before the third, Jansky scored a go-ahead with just over six minutes left and then scored less than 90 seconds later to secure the victory.
Other points: Benilde-St. Margaret defeated St. Thomas Academy 7-1; Apple Valley defeated Burnsville 7-1; Lakeville North defeated Farmington 2-0; Lakeville South defeated Prior Lake 4–3; Rosemount defeated Egan 4-1 Cretin-Derham Hall defeated White Bear Lake 6-3.
Stillwater 6, Woodbury 0: Stillwater sophomore Josie St. Martin scored four goals, setting a career high she set earlier this month when Stillwater (8-7-1) took care of Woodbury (12-9).
St. Martin has scored in six consecutive games, in three of which she has scored three or more goals. She has 15 goals for this period and 21 for the season.
Stillwater goaltender Maya Hanlon earned a shutout but had a fairly low-stress night, landing just 10 shots. Josie Land and Olivia DeJarnett scored the other two Pony goals.
Other points: Roseville defeated Forest Lake 6-2; Benilde St. Margaret defeated Hill-Murray 2-1; South Saint Paul defeated Anoka 4-1.