Osseo 54, Apple Valley 46
From MSHSL.org: No. 3-seeded Osseo earned a berth in the semifinals with a 54-46
victory over Apple Valley. Osseo never trailed in the game and
dominated in the paint, scoring 20 points from inside. Starters Nick
Djerf, a senior forward, and Sam Dower, a senior center, contributed 13
points each for the victorious Orioles. Dower also had 10 rebounds.
Junior guard Aaron Anderson came off the bench and threw in an
additional 12. Senior forward Jayvin Reynolds also came off the bench
and pulled down 10 rebounds. Osseo shot 41 percent for the game while
Apple Valley was limited to 26 percent. The Eagles’ top scorer was
senior guard Varmah Sonie with 16 points, and teammate Mitch Bires,
also a senior guard, added 11.
Jefferson 59, Henry Sibley 56
From MSHSL.org: No. 2 seed Henry Sibley lost to unseeded and unranked Bloomington
Jefferson 60-56. Although both teams turned the ball over 18 times, the
victorious Jaguars converted the Warriors’ turnovers into 20 points,
eight more than Henry Sibley was able to convert. The lead changed 10
times in the game. The last time the Warriors held the lead was at 8:21
of the second half. Bloomington Jefferson had three players in double
figures, led by senior guard Ellis Libby with 15, and senior guard Chad
Gilmer and senior forward Moses Alipate each added a dozen. Henry
Sibley senior forward Mike Bruesewitz had a double-double: a game-high
21 points and a game-high 16 rebounds.
St. Cloud Tech 40, Winona 39
From MSHSL.org: The Tigers of St. Cloud Tech, the No. 4 seed in the tournament, rode
the back of senior guard Nate Wolters, who with his 17 points, led his
team to a 40-39 victory over the Winhawks of Winona. In a game that was
tied six times, neither team especially shined in the second half. The
Tigers were limited to just 13 second-half points and Winona only
scored 16 and came up one shy of the four-point margin leading St.
Cloud Tech took to the halftime locker room. Both teams shots only 37
percent for the game. The only Winona player with double figures was
senior Alex Miene with 13.
Hopkins 68, Blaine 26
From MSHSL.org: No. 1-seeded Hopkins dispatched Blaine 68-26 relatively effortlessly. A
31-point halftime lead was stretched to 42 by game’s end. A pressing
Royals defense limited the Bengals to just 12 shots before the halftime
buzzer. Hopkins, on the other hand, converted exactly half of their 32
first-half shots. Hopkins forced 20 Blaine turnovers that were
converted into 22 points. Hopkins dominated in every statistical
category, including 27 points from the bench. The starters came out
about three minutes into the second half. Seniors Mike Broghammer,
Raymond Cowles and Royce White had 12, 11 and 11 points, respectively,
for the Royals. Junior Jesse Briggity and senior Dylan Rodriguez each
had 10 points for the Bengals.