St. Anthony girls ousted in first round

The St. Anthony Village High School girls basketball team wrapped up the regular season with a bit of momentum by winning seven of its final nine games. That surge looked like it might have a chance to continue as the Huskies battled gamely in the first half of their first-round playoff game against Totino-Grace.

The second half was a different story, however, as the Eagles pulled away and won 48-28.

The first half was a defensive showdown as the two teams combined for only 27 points. Totino-Grace led 14-13 as the teams went to the locker room at halftime.

The Eagles continued to hold the Huskies’ offense at bay in the second half while opening up its own offense. Totino-Grace outscored St. Anthony 34-15 after the break.

Jenna Meyer and Madison Brunn paced the Eagles with 13 and 11 points, respectively.

Samantha Skwarek scored a team-high nine points for St. Anthony, which also got seven points from Kalli Wiebusch and six from Nicole Zielsdorf. 

Totino-Grace followed up its victory by facing third-seeded DeLaSalle in the semifinals on March 5. The Islanders beat sixth-seeded Fridley in the quarterfinals and advanced to the section final by dumping Totino-Grace 62-57.

DeLaSalle and top-seeded St. Paul Como Park meet for the section championship on March 10 at 7 p.m. at St. Paul Washington High School. Como Park received a bye in the first round and beat fifth-seeded Hill-Murray 82-76 in the quarterfinals.

St. Anthony Village finishes its season with a record of 10-16.

 

Brian Meyers can be reached at bmeyers@lillienews.com or 651-748-7819. Follow him on Twitter @BMeyersNews.

Section 5AAAA girls basketball playoffs

Quarterfinals
Game 1 – Hill-Murray 59, Mahtomedi 43
Game 2 – Totino-Grace 48, St. Anthony Village 28
Game 3 – DeLaSalle 62, Fridley 48

Semifinals
Game 4 – DeLaSalle 62, Totino-Grace 57
Game 5 – St. Paul Como Park 82, Hill-Murray 76

Championship game, March 10, 7 p.m. at St. Paul Washington
Game 6 – DeLaSalle vs. St. Paul Como Park

 

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