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State Boys' Basketball Tournament
Home Page Photo The State Boys' Basketball Tournament is scheduled for March 22-25 at various venues in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Quarterfinals will be played at Williams Arena on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis and at Target Center in downtown Minneapolis. All championship rounds will be played at Target Center and all consolation rounds and third-place games will be played at Concordia University in St. Paul.

TV: Championship semifinals and championship games in both classes will be televised by 45TV.
Webcast: Daily charges for the live webcast on Prep45.com: $9.95 per day; two-day pass $16.97; three-day pass $19.87; or four-day pass $23.97.
Tickets: $14 adults, $9 students for quarterfinals, championship semifinals, and finals. $19 adults, $12 students for quarterfinal wristbands, good at both venues. $10 adults, $7 students for consolation and third-place games.
Ticket Box Offices open: One hour before earliest scheduled game or avoid the lines and get your tickets online.

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  2017 State Basketball Tournament-Class A
Quarterfinals
3/23/2017 11:00 AM @ Williams Arena, U of M
3/23/2017 1:00 PM @ Williams Arena, U of M
3/23/2017 3:00 PM @ Williams Arena, U of M
3/23/2017 5:00 PM @ Williams Arena, U of M
Semifinals
3/24/2017 12:00 PM @ Target Center
3/24/2017 2:00 PM @ Target Center
Final
3/25/2017 11:00 AM @ Target Center
3rd Place
3/25/2017 10:00 AM @ Concordia
Consolation - Semifinals
3/24/2017 10:00 AM @ Concordia
3/24/2017 12:00 PM @ Concordia
Consolation - Final
3/25/2017 8:00 AM @ Concordia

  2017 State Basketball Tournament-Class AA
Quarterfinals
Summary/Box
Summary/Box
Summary/Box
Summary/Box
Semifinals
3/24/2017 6:00 PM @ Target Center
3/24/2017 8:00 PM @ Target Center
Final
3/25/2017 1:00 PM @ Target Center
3rd Place
3/25/2017 12:00 PM @ Concordia
Consolation - Semifinals
3/23/2017 6:00 PM @ Concordia
3/23/2017 8:00 PM @ Concordia
Consolation - Final
3/24/2017 2:00 PM @ Concordia

  2017 State Basketball Tournament-Class AAA
Quarterfinals
Summary/Box
Summary/Box
Summary/Box
Summary/Box
Semifinals
3/23/2017 12:00 PM @ Target Center
3/23/2017 2:00 PM @ Target Center
Final
3/25/2017 5:00 PM @ Target Center
3rd Place
3/25/2017 2:00 PM @ Concordia
Consolation - Semifinals
3/23/2017 2:00 PM @ Concordia
3/23/2017 4:00 PM @ Concordia
Consolation - Final
3/24/2017 4:00 PM @ Concordia

  2017 State Basketball Tournament-Class AAAA
Quarterfinals
Summary/Box
Summary/Box
Summary/Box
Summary/Box
Semifinals
3/23/2017 6:00 PM @ Target Center
3/23/2017 8:00 PM @ Target Center
Final
3/25/2017 8:00 PM @ Target Center
3rd Place
3/25/2017 4:00 PM @ Concordia
Consolation - Semifinals
3/23/2017 10:00 AM @ Concordia
3/23/2017 12:00 PM @ Concordia
Consolation - Final
3/24/2017 6:00 PM @ Concordia
      
State Adapted Floor Hockey Tournament
Home Page Photo North Suburban claims second consecutive CI championship;
Brainerd/Pillager earns third title in PI Division


The Cougars of North Suburban made it two CI titles in a row after defeating the Slapshots of St. Cloud Area 10-7. In the PI Division, Brainerd/Pillager won its third championship with an 8-4 victory over Anoka-Hennepin.

CI Division
The North Suburban Cougars earned their second consecutive crown after defeating St. Cloud Area 10-7. Josh Hamann scored five goals, including the game-winner, and brought his total for the tournament to 16 goals and two assists. Brian Jones led the Slapshots with four goals.

This was the third overall title for North Suburban. The Cougars won their first championship in 2013.

In the third-place game, Maple Grove defeated South Washington County 8-2. The Crimson were led by Jose Guiterrez-Peralto, who finished the game with six goals and one assist. Junior Paige Faber added one goal and four assists for Maple Grove. Tyler Tinucci and Justin Neff scored for the Thunderbolts.

The Blazing Cats of Burnsville/Farmington/Lakeville defeated Wayzata/Minnetonka 10-2 to claim consolation honors. Natalya Rawley scored six goals and added one assist for the Blazing Cats. Cobi Vettrus added two goals and two assists for Burnsville/Farmington/Lakeville. Goalie Ashley Gabrielson stopped 28 of 38 shots for Wayzata/Minnetonka.

PI Division
The Brainerd/Pillager Warriors improved on last year’s fourth-place showing and won their third title after defeating Anoka-Hennepin 8-4. The Warriors won as Brainerd in 1998 and 2000. This was the third consecutive runner-up showing for the Anoka-Hennepin Mustangs.

Jake Heikkenen paced Brainerd/Pillager with four goals and one assist in the title game. He finished the tournament with 13 goals and eight assists. Matt Allord also scored two goals for the Warriors and added one assist. Anoka-Hennepin’s Michael Arend tallied two goals and goaltender Ashanti Lacy stopped 20 of 28 shots on goal.

The Robins of Robbinsdale/Hopkins/Mound Westonka claimed third-place honors for a second consecutive year after defeating Rochester 7-4. Vincent Luu scored four goals and Andy Hanson tacked on three additional goals and an assist for the Robins. Sean Healy paced the Raiders with two goals and an assist.

In the consolation final, Dakota United defeated Maple Grove 7-1. Blake Jackson had a hat trick for the Hawks and Riley Wisniewski added two goals and two assists. Goalie Kirby Gilbertson took the loss for the Crimson, making 41 saves.
      


Champlin Park’s Dubois Joins The Hoffarber Miracle Club
Posted by John Millea(jmillea@mshsl.org)- Updated 3/22/2017 5:36:37 PM

Sometimes all it takes to win a basketball game is the right guy taking the right shot at the right time. And maybe get just a little bit lucky. Sam Dubois, welcome to the club.

The 5-foot-10 Champlin Park senior will long be remembered in state tournament lore for his game-winning heave in Wednesday’s opening game of the Class 4A tourney at Target Center.

“I wasn't really thinking,” he said. “I had to throw it up, and it went in. I was surprised.”

Wait. Those were not the words of Dubois. They were spoken late on the evening of March 19, 2005, when a Hopkins sophomore named Blake Hoffarber made a miracle shot from the seat of his pants to tie the 4A championship game with Eastview after one overtime. The Royals went on to win the title.

I was sitting in very nearly the same spot at Target Center for both of those shots, a dozen years apart. Both came on the same end of the court. Both were miraculous.

Sam’s shot Wednesday was just as big as Hoffarber’s in 2005. If he misses, the top-seeded Rebels go to overtime with unseeded Chaska and the rock-solid Hawks’ dream of pulling the mammoth upset has fresh oxygen. Sam’s shot was a slapdash thing, coming after the planned play for Rebels star McKinley Wright came up short.

Champlin Park killed most of the final 90 seconds of the game thusly: dribble, pass, repeat. The mission was clear: wait for the final seconds and let Wright (who finished with 30 points … duh) win the game. His final attempt missed, however, and the ball was tipped out beyond the three-point line.

That’s where Sam grabbed it and heaved it.

His teammates rushed him as he ran down the court, ending in a falling flash mob in front of the Chaska bench. It was wild.

“I’m speechless,” Sam said. “The ball just came to me and I didn’t know how much time was on the clock. I tried to get it off as fast as I could and it went in. I thought it was short. I honestly thought, ‘I missed it and we’re going to overtime.’ But it rolled in. I can’t tell you what happened after that because it was all a blur.”

Give the Hawks a high five for taking the unbeaten, top-ranked, top-seeded Rebels – the prohibitive favorite to win this tournament – to the ends of the earth. Champlin Park hardly ever held the lead. The Rebels were up once in the first half at 18-17 and trailed until Theo John scored with 4:25 to play, giving Champlin Park a 49-48 edge.

A free throw by Wright made it 50-48 before Chaska’s Ryan Rodriguez made a layup for a 50-50 score with 3:08 on the clock. Chaska didn’t get a shot off after that, while the Rebels missed three times. After the final miss, Dubois did his thing.

“I told a couple of their kids that I was proud of how they played,” Rebels coach Mark Tuchscherer said. “They played with a chip on their shoulder. We had to take a lot of good blows from them and we survived, we got it done.”

Making up for lost time
Lakeville North, last year’s Class 4A state runner-up, is making its sixth consecutive appearance at state. The Panthers’ opponent Wednesday was Wayzata, which was at state for the fourth time.

The story with the Trojans, however, did not consist of recent history. That’s because Wayzata’s previous appearances came in 1925, 1926 and most recently … 1959.

Final score: Wayzata 69, Lakeville North 66. The Trojans will meet Champlin Park in Thursday evening’s semifinals.

Play of the day

The Lake Park-Audubon boys basketball team will meet Goodhue in the Class 1A quarterfinals Thursday afternoon at Williams Arena. Before the Raiders left town Wednesday, they made a stop at Sunnyside Care Center in Lake Park. One of the players, 6-foot-10 senior Jesse Bergh, had a nice chat with his grandma.

Wednesday’s games

Class 4A quarterfinals

Champlin Park 53, Chaska 50
Wayzata 69, Lakeville North 66
Maple Grove 73, Andover 50
Apple Valley 76, Cretin-Derham Hall 67

Class 3A quarterfinals
DeLaSalle 55, Big Lake 47
Columbia Heights 77, Fergus Falls 74
Austin 55, St. Thomas Academy 49
Marshall 83, Grand Rapids 63

Class 2A quarterfinals
Minnehaha Academy 77, Lake City 63
Annandale 66, Jackson County Central 61
St. Cloud Cathedral 70, New Richland Hartland-Ellendale Geneva 59 (OT)
Crosby-Ironton 67, Breckenridge 46

Thursday’s games
Class 1A quarterfinals at Williams Arena

11 a.m/ Minneapolis North vs. Red Lake
1 p.m./ Nevis vs. Springfield
3 p.m./ Goodhue vs. Lake Park-Audubon
5 p.m./ Central Minnesota Christian vs. Northwoods

Class 3A semifinals at Target Center
Noon/ DeLaSalle vs. Columbia Heights
2 p.m./ Austin vs. Marshall

Class 4A semifinals at Target Center
6 p.m./ Champlin Park vs. Wayzata
8 p.m./ Maple Grove vs. Apple Valley

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John Millea
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Friday's 2A boys basketball semifinals at Target Center6 pm/ Minnehaha Academy vs. Annandale8 pm/ St. Cloud Cathedral vs. Crosby-Ironton

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Final score in 2A boys basketball at Target CenterAnnandale 66
Jackson County Central 61

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Final score in 2A boys state basketball at Williams ArenaCrosby-Ironton 67
Breckenridge 46

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Boys state basketball tournament updateWEDNESDAY'S GAMESClass 4A quarterfinals
Champlin Park 53, Chaska 50
Wayzata 69, Lakeville North 66
Maple Grove 73, Andover 50
Apple Valley 76, Cretin-Derham Hall 67Class 3A quarterfinals
DeLaSalle 55, Big Lake 47
Columbia Heights 77, Fergus Falls 74
Austin 55, St. Thomas Academy 49
Marshall 83, Grand Rapids 63Class 2A quarterfinals
Minnehaha Academy 77, Lake City 63
Annandale vs. Jackson County Central
St. Cloud Cathedral 70, New Richland Hartland-Ellendale Geneva 59 (OT)
Crosby-Ironton vs. BreckenridgeTHURSDAY'S GAMESClass 1A quarterfinals at Williams Arena
11 a.m/ Minneapolis North vs. Red Lake
1 p.m./ Nevis vs. Springfield
3 p.m./ Goodhue vs. Lake Park-Audubon
5 p.m./ Central Minnesota Christian vs. Northwoods Class 3A semifinals at Target Center
Noon/ DeLaSalle vs. Columbia Heights
2 p.m./ Austin vs. MarshallClass 4A semifinals at Target Center
6 p.m./ Champlin Park vs. Wayzata
8 p.m./ Maple Grove vs. Apple Valley

John Millea
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Final score in 2A basketball at Williams ArenaSt. Cloud Cathedral 70
NRHEG 59
OvertimeNext: Breckenridge vs. Crosby-Ironton

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Final score in 2A boys basketball at Target CenterMinnehaha Academy 77
Lake City 63Next: Jackson County Central vs. Annandale

John Millea
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OVERTIME AT STATENRHEG and St. Cloud Cathedral are tied 54-54 at end the end of regulation in 2A boys basketball at Williams Arena

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Champlin Park's Dubois Joins The Hoffarber Miracle Club.Check out John's Journal. John's Journal

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Champlin Park’s Dubois Joins The Hoffarber Miracle Club.Check out John's Journal. mshsl.org/mshsl/johnsjou

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Tomorrow's 4A boys basketball state semifinals at Target Center6 pm/ Champlin Park vs. Wayzata8 pm/ Maple Grove vs. Apple Valley

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Final score in 4A basketball at Target CenterApple Valley 76
Cretin-Derham Hall 67

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Tomorrow's 3A state semifinals at Target CenterNoon/ DeLaSalle vs. Columbia Heights2 pm/ Austin vs, Marshall

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Final score in 3A boys basketball at Williams ArenaMarshall 83
Grand Rapids 64

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3:00 to playApple Valley 61
Cretin-Derham Hall 54

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Couple of big-time juniors in this gameCretin's Daniel Oturu: 14 pts, 17 rebApple Valley's Tre Jones: 24 pts, 10 reb

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