Chaska Basketball - Sanders

Kennedy Sanders was one of two Chaska players to reach 20 points (Mallory Heyer) in a win over Benilde-St. Margaret on Jan. 11.

A match-up of Metro West Conference unbeatens, Chaska showed there's a big difference between No. 1 and 2.

The third-ranked Hawks ran out to a 16-point halftime lead, scoring a 73-40 home win over Benilde-St. Margaret.

Chaska, 4-0 in league play, 10-1 overall, got 22 and 21 points from Mallory Heyer and Kennedy Sanders. Ashley Schuelke added 11 points with Lily Niebuhr and Anna Lenzen finishing with eight and seven points, respectively.

The Red Knights got 15 points from Zahara Bishop and 14 from Olivia Olson.

Chaska hosts St. Louis Park on Thursday, Jan. 13.


A 21-point lead at halftime, Chanhassen improved to 3-2 in the Metro West Conference with a 71-59 win at Bloomington Jefferson on Jan. 11.

The Storm netted 41 points over the first 18 minutes.

Callin Hake, named a McDonald's All-American Games nominee on Wednesday, scored a game-high 23 points for Chanhassen.

Madison Hicks and Lauren Arnold finished with 14 and 12 points with Avery Linder adding eight points for the Storm.

Emily Roach netted a team-high 17 points for the Jaguars.

Chanhassen (6-5) hosts Bloomington Kennedy at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13.


Without point guard and top scorer Nicole Bowlin, Holy Family Catholic looked for a new leader. Sophomore Jocelyn Land stood up in back-to-back wins over Glencoe-Silver Lake and Delano on Jan. 10 and 11.

Land scored 27 points with 17 rebounds in a 55-51 road win over the Tigers.

She recorded a double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds one night earlier in Glencoe, a 66-25 victory.

Holy Family Catholic, winners of nine straight, struggled from outside against Delano, needing Land's big game.

Lucy Hertel (nine), Sophi Hall (eight) and Sophie Zay (eight) added to the Fire scoring, which included 13 free throws.

The Fire got four 3-pointers from Hall, who finished with 19 points, five rebounds, five steals and three steals against G-SL. Reagan Cizek was also in double figures with 12 points

Holy Family Catholic hosts Southwest Christian on Friday, Jan. 14.


Chloe Brunsberg hit 1,000 points for her career as Southwest Christian rallied from an 11-point first-half deficit, taking a lead, but could not finish in a 63-57 loss at home to Jordan on Jan. 10.

Brunsberg, a junior, hit the milestone on a second-half free throw. She finished with a game-high 24 points.

Southwest Christian, down 33-22 at halftime, used a 19-4 run out of halftime for a 41-37 lead.

Brunsberg was 11-of-12 from the free-throw line, adding 12 rebounds.

Aubrey Burkhart (15 points), Mehlayna Straub (11 points, eight rebounds) and Kylie Beckering (five points, eight rebounds) were other Southwest Christian leaders.

Grace Dahmen and Savi Borowicz were top scorers for the Jaguars with 17 and 16 points.

Southwest Christian (4-6) is at Holy Family Catholic on Friday, Jan. 14.


Off for nearly two weeks, multiple opponents having to cancel due to COVID precautions, Minnetonka didn't seem fazed, outscoring host Hill-Murray 38-10 in the first half in a 69-28 win on Jan. 12.

The Skippers, No. 2 in state, unbeaten at 10-0, got double digits from four players led by a game-high 20 points from Aaliyah Crump.

Tori McKinney (12), Kiani Lockett (11) and Emma Dasovich (10) were other top scorers. Lockett and teammate Desiree Ware were among nominees for the McDonald's All-American Games earlier in the day.

Ella Runyon netted 15 points for the Pioneers.

Minnetonka is at Buffalo on Friday, Jan. 14.