After its opening round loss to Lakeview Christian, the Cambridge-Isanti boys basketball squad rebounded nicely with an 83-42 win over Eveleth-Gilbert in the Dec. 28 consolation semis of the Hibbing Holiday Tournament. Tom Selz ripped the nets for 32 points, with Jordan Schleicher adding 11 points for the Bluejackets. Hunter Vavra and Chris Olson each contributed 8 points for Cambridge-Isanti who will take on Duluth Marshall in the Dec. 29 consolation finals (2:45 p.m.).
Braham Boys 79, Melrose 76
The Bombers clipped the Dutchmen (5-2) in the opening round of the Crusader Classic Tourney hosted at St. Cloud Cathedral Dec. 28. Braham (6-1) will take on the host Crusaders in the Dec. 29 semifinals (7 p.m.).
Irondale 55, Braham Girls 50
The Bombers (9-1) suffered their first loss of the season when the host Knights held tough in the Dec. 28 championship of the Irondale Holiday Tourney. Leading Braham in scoring were Becca Dahlman (25), Kelsey Sorenson-Giffrow (12) and Kayla Nickles (8).
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Warrior girls finish December 8-1
The Cambridge Christian girls basketball squad closed out a successful December at 8-1 to begin the 2012 season.
On Dec. 22, the Warriors defeated host South Metro 54-17 with Kristin Bergman (12 points) and Ellie Werlein (10 points) leading them in scoring. Adding more points in the victory were Seble Doble (8), Shelby Doble (6), Mikayla Lecceardone (5), Kellie Pedersen (4) and Caitlin Walburg (4).
Back on Dec. 16, the Warriors rang up a 44-28 win against visiting North Metro. Werlein paced the squad with 16 points, with Shelby Doble adding 10 points and 6 points each coming from Pedersen and Bergman.
CCS boys are 6-2
The Warrior boys also rolled to a strong 6-2 record in December after defeating host Good Shepherd 79-48 Dec. 20. Leading the CCS boys were Peter Maring with 27 points and Josh Roble with 11 points. Adding more key scoring were Anthony Lecceardone (7), Alex Moses (7), Grant Taylor (6) and Anders Boyum (6).
St. Michael-Alb. 77, C-I Girls 43
The Knights handled the visiting Bluejackets in both halves to win the Dec. 22 Mississippi 8 game, forcing 30 turnovers. Paige Muehlhauser was the Jackets’ leading scorer with 11 points, followed by 9 points from Brynn Liljander and Whitney Olson. Muehlhauser also led the Jackets with 6 rebounds.
C-I is now 1-1 in the Mississippi 8, 5-4 overall.
Braham Girls 74, Duluth East 37
The Bombers, 8-0 and ranked 2nd in Class AA, shot past the host Greyhounds Dec. 22. Becca Dahlman paced Braham with 35 points, with Kayla Nickles scoring 25 and Kelsey Sorenson-Giffrow 15.
Bomber Girls win opener at Irondale Tourney
The Braham girls snapped a two-year loss streak to Mounds View at the same holiday tourney, defeating the Mustangs 48-39 in the opening round of the Dec. 27 Irondale Tourney. The Bomber defense limited the Mustangs to 14 points in the second half of the tight game.
Dahlman led all scorers with 25 points. Also scoring for Braham were Sorenson-Giffrow (15), Nickles (6) and Dani Braund (2). Rachel Parupsky led Mounds View with 12 points.
The Bombers will take on the host Knights in the Dec. 28 tourney championship. That game should help get the team ready for its huge Jan. 3 game at Section 7AA rival Esko.
Simley 3, Jackets Girls Hockey 2
The Spartans Sydney Knutson scored two third-period goals to push her team past the host Bluejackets Dec. 27. Eustice scored CIMPC’s first goal in the second period, and Megan Erickson found the net with 4:10 left to play. AJ Smith made 38 saves for the Jackets in the non-conference loss.