Tonka Basketball - Tolliver

AJ Tolliver leads the Minnetonka offense up the court in a road win at Monticello Dec. 4.

Trailing for much of the game, a 14-2 run for Minnetonka led to a 73-69 win at Monticello Dec. 4 in the season opener for the Skippers.

The Magic, up 46-39 at halftime, had a chance to regain the lead late, a pair of missed free throws at 70-69 with 16 seconds left on the clock.

Monticello also had its final possession thwarted on a steal by Minnetonka's Cam Steele, a pair of free throws sealing the win.

Steele had a game-high 26 points with Gavin Patton adding 21 points for the Skippers.

Minnetonka outscored Monticello 34-23 in the second half.

Seven of the Skippers' 11 players played their first significant minutes on varsity. Nine Minnetonka players scored in the win.

Shawn Sellner and Austin Wetter had 23 points each to lead Monticello, now 0-3 overall.

Minnetonka plays Rochester Mayo at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Breakdown Tip-Off Classic at Hopkins High School.

CHANHASSEN 69, FARMINGTON 64

A game marred by constant whistles, Chanhassen used a strong start to the second half to pull away from host Farmington, a 69-64 win on Dec. 4 to improve to 2-0.

A 13-point lead with eight minutes to play, the Storm needed a pair of steals and four made free throws in the final 25 seconds to preserve the victory.

Eight different players with at least five points, Luke Gitzen led Chanhassen with 15 points. Charlie Ash was also in double figures with 11.

Farmington, ice cold from outside in the first half, got back into the game with the long ball from Graham Hertaus. Miles Mendes scored a team-high 15 points, getting to the rim down the stretch.

Jacob Miller and Carson Hollowaty each had nine points with Porter Conklin with eight for the Storm.

Chanhassen is at Mound-Westonka at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8.

MOUND-WESTONKA 70, SW CHRISTIAN 54

Southwest Christian was outscored 37-24 in the second half, a 70-54 loss at Mound-Westonka Tuesday.

The White Hawks led 33-30 at halftime.

Tyson Sandness, making his varsity debut, scored a team-high 16 points for the Stars.

Isaac Harrison, another sophomore, added 10 points for Southwest Christian, which was without its top two returning scorers in Max Steensland and Jalen Wight.

Nick Morland and Tyler Czock finished with seven points as well for the Stars.

Jameson Sexton scored a game-high 21 points for Mound-Westonka.

Next up is a road game at Breck School on Dec. 6.

HOLY FAMILY 67, WATERTOWN-MAYER 55

Holding host Watertown-Mayer to 19 first-half points, a 17-point advantage, Holy Family Catholic improved to 2-0 with a 67-55 win Dec. 4.

The Fire had four players in double figures led by Nick Hendler with 17 points.

Ryan Bowlin (15), Jacob Konz (13) and Seth Thompson (12) were other scoring leaders for Holy Family Catholic, which have beat a pair of Section 5AA teams to begin the season.

Sam Ragner was the top scorer for the Royals with 14 points.

The Fire host Maranatha Christian at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8

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