Alexa Hanrahan scored the game-winner in double overtime to knock off Hill-Murray, 4-3, and send Gentry Academy to the state tournament for the second consecutive season.
Hill-Murray clawed its way back from a two-goal third-period deficit as Ellah Hause and Chloe Boreen each scored to tie the game and force overtime. Neither team scored in the first overtime period, but Hanrahan finally broke the tie to secure the Class 2A, Section 4 championship. Cara Sajevic scored twice for Gentry Academy.
It will be just the second time Gentry Academy has made the state tournament after making it for the first time in school history last year.
Northfield 2, Lakeville South 1: Lakeville South generated 31 shots but could only get one past Northfield goaltender Maggie Malecha as the Cougars lost the Class 2A, Section 1 championship in overtime.
Ayla Puppe scored the game-winner three minutes into overtime to send Northfield to the state tournament. Northfield clung to life thanks to Malecha, getting thoroughly outshot 31-7. Josie Grossman scored Lakeville South’s lone goal. Malecha’s performance keeps Lakeville South out of the state tournament for the fourth consecutive season.
Lakeville South 2, Eastview 1: Lakeville South (21-3-0, 16-1-0) couldn’t beat Eastview goaltender Jay Svaren for more than 44 minutes, but its constant offensive pressure finally gave way as the Cougars scored with six minutes left in the third period and again two minutes into overtime to beat Eastview (14-10-0, 10-7-0).
Eastview’s Gabe Tritschler scored three minutes into the game, and the Lightning maintained the one goal lead until Tate Pritchard scored with 6:15 left in the third period. The game remained tied until Tanner Ludtke scored the game-winner two minutes into overtime. Lakeville South outshot Eastview 43-19.
Other scores: Centennial defeated White Bear Lake 4-3; Tartan defeated Park 6-1; Roseville defeated Johnson 6-1; Mahtomedi defeated South St. Paul 12-2; Forest Lake defeated Spring Lake Park 7-6.
St. Paul Academy 70, Mounds Park Academy 58: Brandt Baskerville’s 30 points powered St. Paul Academy’s victory as it led by 11 at half and never looked back.
Clarke Baskerville added 19, and Tysen Hayes scored 15 as that trio supplied nearly all of the offense for St. Paul Academy (12-7). Micah Hudock finished with 16 points for Mounds Park Academy (2-15).
Other scores: Eastview defeated Lakeville South 61-59; Cretin-Derham Hall defeated Forest Lake 70-61; Woodbury defeated White Bear Lake 62-58; East Ridge defeated Stillwater 72-37; Lakeville North defeated Apple Valley 70-52; Prior Lake defeated Eagan 60-48; Harding defeated Humboldt 65-46.
Eagan 69, Prior Lake 61: Lily Fandre scored a game-high 27 points to lift Eagan (16-8) over Prior Lake (12-11).
The Wildcats jumped out to an eight-point lead at halftime and maintained it through the second half. Along with Fandre, the Wildcats were propelled by Drew Buslee, who scored 18 points. Lauren Pawlyshyn scored 18 for Prior Lake.
Other scores: Lakeville North defeated Apple Valley 58-17; Rosemount defeated Burnsville 71-32.