THURSDAY NIGHT SPORTS: Cambridge-Isanti held a nine-point lead at the half then kept rolling in the second half to record an 81-59 victory over visiting Big Lake Feb. 16. Whitney Olson sunk 8-of-17 three-point attempts to score 26 for the Bluejackets. Also coming through for C-I were Brynn Liljander (21 pts, 8 rebounds, 6 assists), Amanda Hanson (14 pts, 2 assists) and Emily Holboy (5 pts, 10 rebounds).
The Bluejackets get a grudge rematch at Anoka for a 1:30 p.m. matinee game on Saturday; the Tornadoes topped C-I in last year’s Section 7AAAA championship game.
M-8 Girls Basketball
Buffalo 10-0, 21-3; St. Michael-Alb. 9-1, 17-6; Cambridge-Isanti 6-4, 15-8; Rogers 4-6, 10-13; Becker 4-7, 9-14; Monticello 3-8, 10-12; Big Lake 0-10, 4-18.
Braham Girls Basketball 63, Rush City 50
The Bombers officially won the Great River Conference title outright by keeping the host Tigers at bay Feb. 16. Braham had clinched at least a share of the title when they knocked off Isle 66-55 Tuesday night.
GRC Girls Basketball
Braham 15-0, 23-1; Isle 12-2, 19-5; Rush City 9-4, 12-7; Aitkin 8-7, 12-11; Pine City 8-7, 11-12; Ogilvie 8-8, 11-10; Onamia 3-11, 4-17; East Central 3-11, 3-18; Hinckley-Fin. 0-15, 0-19.
CCS Boys Basketball 63, Woodcrest 57
The Warriors raised their season record to 15-5 with a non-league victory at Woodcrest Thursday night. Leading the way were Jake Bergman (19 pts), Josiah Scheumann (14 pts) and Justin Roble (8 pts).
On Tuesday night playing without starting center Peter Maring (concussion), the Warriors fell to CAL rival North Metro 78-55. Scheumann, Bergman and Roble all scored 14 points against the Trailblazers.
Big Lake 65, C-I Boys Basketball 54 OT
The Hornets outscored the Bluejackets 20-9 in overtime to take the Feb. 16 home win. Tom Selz scored 17 for Cambridge-Isanti, with Jonah Poppen adding 10 points.
Legacy Christian 2, C-I Boys Hockey 1
The Lions scored two third-period goals to defeat visiting Cambridge-Isanti in the Bluejackets’ regular-season closer Feb. 16. Peter Storlie had C-I leading 1-0 with a goal early in the first period. Jared Knutson had 14 saves for the Jackets.
7AA Girls Hockey: Grand Rapids-Greenway 2, Elk River 1 4OT
In what must have been a wildly entertaining game, the Thunderhawk girls outlasted top-seed Elk River by getting a goal from Ms. Hockey nominee Molly Illikainen 2:36 into the fourth overtime period of Thursday’s championship battle. Grand Rapids earned its third all-time trip to State which will be held Feb. 22-25 at the Xcel Center and Ridder Arena.