Hundreds of Richardson Elementary students were waving and holding fan posters for a sendoff to the state tournament. Students were thrilled that their team was competing at the state level. North High boys basketball players waved back and took phone photos and videos. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
The North High School boys basketball team this season made its first trip to the state tournament since 1999. Here are news and notes from that appearance.
North High School’s Goodnews Kpegeol splits two Hopkins defenders on a drive to the hoop during the Polars’ Class AAAA state tournament quarterfinals game March 9, but the Polars came up short against the prep basketball powerhouse. The Royals won 74-42 and appeared in the state championship game March 12. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Slow start and recovery was a common theme this season for the North High School boys basketball team. The Polars were forced to rally in quite a few games, including all three of their section playoff contests, and became rather adept at it.
Following an easy first-round victory, the Roseville Area High School girls basketball team looked to continue its post-season run when Champlin Park paid a visit on March 5 for a Section 5AAAA semifinal.