The boys’ basketball woes continued last week as they dropped their fourth straight game. On Dec. 20, they traveled to Coon Rapids, where they were taken down 68-55. The team had a well balanced scoring effort, with three players going over double digits. It was not enough however, as they were not able to outpace the Cardinals. On defense, the Bluejackets lost the rebound game, grabbing 29 to Coon Rapids’ 32. The boys also had the ball stolen from them 16 times, and faced seven blocked shots. They will take a break from regular season play on Dec. 28, when they are slated to play Chanhassen and Andover in the Hibbing Tournament. After that, they will resume their season on Jan. 5, hosting the Duluth East Greyhounds.
The Cambridge-Isanti boys’ hockey team has found a way to right the ship after posting two big wins last week. On Dec. 20, they hosted Chaska who they took down 6-4. After trading goals in a 2-2 first period, the Bluejackets fell behind 4-2 in the second. The sticks came alive for the boys in the final period of play, as they found the net four times to take home a much needed win. On Dec. 22, they traveled to Chisago Lakes. The game saw a scoreless first period, followed by a flood of Bluejacket goals in the second. Heading into the third period 3-1, they tacked on one more goal to finish of Chisago on their own ice. After the two wins, the boys are slated to play Chanhassen on Dec. 29 in the Schwans Cup.
The Cambridge-Isanti gymnastics team continue their winning season. On Dec. 22, they traveled to Monticello for some head-to-head competition. They were able to take town their Mississippi 8 Conference Rival with a final team score of 141-137.225. This win moves the Bluejackets to 2-1 on the season, and 2-0 in M8 Conference meets. They currently stand as the only unbeaten team in conference meets.
The Braham Bomber boys’ basketball team took a loss for only the second time this season. On Dec. 20, they hosted Great River Conference Rival Hinckley-Finlayson. The team could not keep up with the Jaguars high powered offense, as they fell 99-59 on their home court. One thing the Bombers can hang their hats on, is the fact that they are only one of two teams to score more than 50 points on the undefeated Jaguars this season. This week for the Bombers, will kick off the Saint Cloud Cathedral Holiday Tournament. Games start on Dec. 27, and run through Dec. 29. Check back to a future edition of the Isanti County News for updates on the tournament.
In their last game of 2016, the Braham Bomber girls’ basketball team took a loss on the road. On Dec. 22, they traveled to Sauk Centre, where they were dominated 83-38. The loss moves the girls to 3-3 to start the season. After going 2-3 in Great River Conference play, the girls find themselves sitting in the middle of the table. They will make an effort to get back on track when games resume on Jan. 3 when they host Mora. Mora has been facing a tough season, as they currently sit at 2-5.