Girls Basketball: Bluejackets defeat Duluth Central on Saturday
Buffalo stayed within a game of Mississippi 8-leading St. Michael-Albertville after downing visiting Cambridge-Isanti 62-43 in a key girls hoops game Feb. 8. The loss kept the Bluejackets in third place in the conference.
The Bison broke open a close 23-18 game at the half with a strong effort in the second stanza. Whitney Olson scored 18 points for the Jackets, with 6 points each coming from Natalie Larson, Amanda Hanson and Emily Holboy.
The loss snapped C-I’s five-game win streak which was extended with the girls’ 68-56 victory at Section 7AAAA partner Duluth Central on Feb. 5. Olson was a perfect 10-for-10 at the line to lead the Jackets with 27 points, and Deandra Vavra poured in 21 points to go with 4 assists. Larson also supplied 7 points and 12 rebounds against the Trojans.
“Anytime you make the trip to Duluth and come away with a double-digit victory it is a real nice win. We jumped out to an early 15 point lead in the first half, and Central slowly closed it to take a second-half one-point lead. We settled back in and took control of the game for a very good win,” said C-I Coach Jody Ledahl.
M-8 Girls Basketball
St. Michael-Alb. 11-0, 19-2; Buffalo 10-1, 17-3; Cambridge-Isanti 8-3, 13-6; Big Lake 6-5, 12-7; Rogers 5-6, 11-9; Monticello 4-7, 10-10; Becker 4-8, 10-11; Princeton 3-9, 7-13; Zimmerman 0-12, 1-20.
7AAAA Leaders: Duluth East 14-5; Cambridge-Isanti 13-6; Blaine 11-11; Andover 8-12; Duluth Central 6-12.