Shakopee girls basketball

Jaley Coplin scored six points in the Sabers loss to Forest Lake.

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The girls basketball season at Shakopee came to an end at the state tournament on Thursday afternoon.

The Sabers were eliminated from the Class 4A state tournament when they lost to Forest Lake 49-39 in the consolation bracket of the tournament at Concordia University in St. Paul.

That loss ends Shakopee's season with a 20-11 record.

Shakopee had a tough start to the game against Forest Lake as they only scored seven first half points and didn't score its first points until five minutes into the game.

Forest Lake's offense wasn't much better as they didn't score until there was three minutes gone in the game.

Shakopee tied it up at 2-2 on an Isabell West layup with 11:50 left in the half.

Shakopee scored on a free throw with 11 minutes in the half to put the score at 4-3 in favor of Forest Lake but the Sabers didn't score another point for another six minutes after that.

Forest Lake could not take advantage of the Sabers scoring drought as they only scored four points in that six minutes for an 8-3 lead.

Natalie Holte cut that lead to 8-6 with a three-pointer with 6:56 left in the half.

Shakopee would score only one more point the rest of the half and would go into the locker room trailing 18-7.

The offense for both teams was better in the second half but the first half hole was to big for the Sabers to dig out of.

Forest Lake pushed the lead to 13 points a couple of times early in the second half and Shakopee was able to cut it to nine points with under 10 minutes left in the game but couldn't get any closer as Forest Lake won 49-39.

West led the Sabers with 15 points and Holte added 12 in the loss.

Sports editor

Todd Abeln has been the Shakopee and Jordan sports editor for more than 10 years. He enjoys highlight big accomplishments and competitive games. Todd also enjoys golf, softball and watching his kids play baseball, soccer, hockey and basketball.

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