Thursday Sports: Warrior Werlein reaches 1,000 points
Senior guard Ellie Werlein finished off a steal with a layup at the 8:00 mark of the first half of the Dec. 1 Cambridge Christian girls basketball game as she reached the 1,000-point mark of her hard-working career. The layup gave the Warriors a 24-4 lead over visiting Woodcrest. After a short break to recognize the achievement, the CCS girls went on to take a 46-11 lead at halftime en route to their non-league victory that evening.
Duluth East 5, Cambridge-Isanti Boys Hockey 0
The top-ranked Greyhounds broke out to a 4-0 lead in the first period and went on to blank the host Bluejackets 5-0 in non-conference boys hockey Dec. 1. East’s Dom Toninato and Ryan Lundgren both scored twice in the first period, and Jake Randolph added a goal in the third period after the Jackets held the ‘Hounds scoreless in the second. Jared Knutson was active with 53 saves in C-I nets.
Braham Girls Basketball 65, Mora 45
Becca Dahlman scored 30 points and pulled down 16 rebounds when the Bombers (2-0) ran past host Mora Dec. 1. Kelsey Sorenson-Giffrow worked for 13 points & 7 rebounds, with Kayla Nickles adding 8 points and Caitlin Richmond 4 in the game Braham led 41-16 at the half.
The Bombers next will play in the Saturday’s Breakdown Tip-Off Classic against defending Class A champ Maranatha Christian (2:45 p.m. at Hopkins).
C-I Girls Basketball 76, Chisago Lakes 67
The visiting Wildcats rallied from an 11-point deficit to tie the Dec. 1 game at 39-39 at the half, but the Bluejackets won their season home opener by holding tough at the end. Whitney Olson led Cambridge-Isanti with 30 points. Brynn Liljander dropped in 21 points, and Natalie Larson scored 13 in the victory.
The Bluejackets next will play in the Breakdown Tip-Off Classic on Saturday, Dec. 3 (3 p.m.) against Wayzata at Hopkins. The Trojans, ranked 6th in Class 4A, are paced by 6’2″ Kayla Timmerman.