Girls basketball | Ruden's record game keeps Rockets rolling

Angie Kissock got her first look at Jamie Ruden on the basketball court Tuesday night at Mayo Civic Center Auditorium, and it was more than the Chanhassen coach cared to see.

Ruden poured in a single-game tournament record 35 points to power the unbeaten Rochester John Marshall girls to an easy 57-36 win over Chanhassen in the US Bank Bracket championship of the Rotary/US Bank Holiday tournament. JM improved to 9-0.

"She's one of the best players I've seen," Kissock confirmed. "She's definitely a threat inside and out; she's a great, versatile player."

Ruden, a 6-foot-1 junior forward who is already committed to Arizona State University, had 23 points by halftime and with five minutes remaining she broke the old single-game girls tournament record of 34 points set in 2003 by former Elgin-Millville star Katie Ohm.

Ruden already held the tournament record for total points in the old three-game format with 82 in 2012.


"Jamie is a good scorer that's for sure, but the nice part tonight was where she got the looks and how she got the looks," said JM head coach Phil Schroeder. "It was because of good ball movement, and our other players getting the ball to her in open spaces."

It was still a contest at halftime with JM holding a 35-22 lead. But the Rockets' defense took over in the second half and held the Storm to just four more field goals and 14 points.

JM held speedy Chanhassen to 30 points below its season average, and held an opponent under 40 for the fifth time. The Rockets kept Farmington to 34 on Monday.

With Ruden and 6-foot-2 junior center Nicole Fautsch giving JM a strong inside presence, the Rockets aren't giving opponents many offensive rebounds or second shots.

"We still preach that we've got to win with defense," Schroeder said. "We play zone defense, but it's an aggressive zone, and with our size inside we are able to extend pressure out and cause problems.

"It's a zone defense, but it's an aggressive zone."

John Marshall 57, Chanhassen 36



Nikki Lucas 9 P, 3 3-P; Danielle Gitzen 9 P, 1 3-P; Jessica Bren 1 P; Martha Kuderer 8 P; Katie Hagen 2 P; Katie O'Brien 3 P, 1 3-P; Marybeth Olson 2 P; Lexi Wall 2 P.


Kami Haider 4 P; Kalli Fautsch 4 P; Jenna Milligan 6 P; Jamie Ruden 35 P, 1 3-P; Nicole Fautsch 7 P; Rachael Ojeikhodoin 1 P.

Halftime:JM 35, CHAN 22.

Free throws:CHAN 6-10, JM 12-17.

Total three-pointers:CHAN 5, JM 1.




Chaska 49, Mayo 48, OT

Anna Perrill dribbled through traffic and pulled up to make a 14-foot jumper for the winning basket as time expired, lifting Chaska to the win over Mayo in the first Rotary/US Bank bracket championship game Tuesday at Mayo Auditorium.

Perrill's shot bounced tantalizingly around the rim before dropping through at the buzzer and the Hawks completed the comeback, after trailing Mayo most of the game including in overtime.

"We just got tired on defense again, which is to be expected playing your second game in two days," said Mayo coach Rich Decker. "We worked hard again; the effort was there. It was a good learning experience."

Mayo looked as if it would run away with the game in the first half with a 15-0 run over nine minutes that gave the Spartans a 17-8 lead. Freshman Hallie Olson came off the bench and swished two three-pointers in the run. But Chaska came back with a 9-0 run of its own.

Mayo (5-4) led by five with six minutes remaining, but it took a long three-pointer by sophomore guard Liv Korngable with 30 seconds left for the Spartans to force overtime, after Chaska had taken the lead at 42-39.

The Spartans scored the first four points in OT but a series of turnovers in the final minute allowed Chaska to come back.

Korngable finished with 12 points and junior center Anna Winter had 11 points and 12 rebounds for Mayo. Chaska (4-6) got 20 points including four three-pointers from Perrill. The Hawks overcame Mayo's 12-1 edge in free throws.


Chaska 49, Mayo 48, OT

Chaska: Megan Koosman 8 P, 1 3-P; Joanell Leggett 14 P; Anna Perrill 20 P, 4 3-P; Natalie Lenzen 2 P; Dana Schindler 2 P; Kinsey Hegna 2 P.

Mayo:Lexie Riley 4 P; Liv Korngable 12 P, 1 3-P; Hannah Larson 9 P, 1 3-P; Courtney Hruska 2 P; Anna Winter 11 P, 12 R; Grace Riley 3 P; Hallie Olson 6 P, 2 3-P.

Halftime:MAYO 20, CHA 17.

End of regulation:MAYO 42, CHA 42.

Free throws:CHA 1-2, MAYO 12-16.

Total three-pointers:CHA 5, MAYO 4.




Lakeville North 68, Woodbury 33

Lakeville North entered the tournament two games below .500 but left with the Rotary Bracket championship after a second straight one-sided win. The Panthers beat Century by 19 in the first round.

Lakeville North (5-5) built a 15-point lead by halftime and rolled past previously unbeaten Woodbury (6-1), which had been allowing just 45 points per game.

The Panthers showed their depth with 13 players scoring, led by junior guard Sarah Krynski with 18. Lakeville North was an efficient 18-of-21 on free throws.

Lakeville North 68, Woodbury 33


Temi Carda 6 P; Chloe Goodman 5 P, 1 3-P; Caitlyn Peterson 4 P; Logan Dobratz 3 P; Taylor Fosse 5 P, 1 3-P; Jessica Montouri 2 P; Riley Huda 2 P; Olivia Bruce 8 P; Danielle Able 4 P; Sarah Krynski 18 P, 2 3-P; MacKenzie Denk 4 P; Katie Wilson 2 P; Kiara James 2 P.



Kayla Bilski 2 P; Maggie Olson 8 P; Ellie Kreibich 7 P; Rachel Hakes 8 P, 1 3-P; Madison Hunter 3 P; Amanda Dickmeyer 1 P; Chloe Venegas 3 P; Mckenna Raines 1 P.

Halftime:LN 38, WOOD 17.

Free throws:LN 18-21, WOOD 14-22.

Total three-pointers:LN 4, WOOD 1.



Como Park 64, Burnsville 61

St. Paul Como Park won its second three-point game in two days, and again largely on the scoring skills of junior guard Andrayah Adams who poured in 32 points.

Adams was especially busy at the free throw line where she made 17-of-21 free throw attempts, including 10 straight in the first half. Adams scored 28 in Monday's 66-63 win over Lourdes.

Como Park (5-4) built an eight-point lead by halftime and never relinquished it. Burnsville (3-5) was led by 6-foot-2 sophomore center Emma Fee with 12 points.

Como Park 64, Burnsville 61


Kristen Fredericks 5 P, 1 3-P; Mikayla Woebke 11 P, 1 3-P; Hannah Mitby 12 P, 1 3-P; Charli Donchetz 2 P; Emma Fee 18 P; Sarah Gigstad 2 P; Alexis Langeness 5 P; Dakota Cox 6 P.


Monique Baker 7 P; Autumn Tucker 6 P, 2 3-P; Andrayah Adams 32 P, 1 3-P; Rebekah Hausman 6 P; Kaitlin Jones 4 P; Mackayla Van Nett 9 P, 1 3-P.

Halftime:CP 34, BUR 26.

Free throws:BUR 14-19, CP 18-31.

Total three-pointers:BUR 3, CP 3.


Third place

Goodhue 51, Farmington 37

Goodhue blasted to an 18-point lead by halftime and kept a comfortable double-digit cushion throughout the second half against youthful Farmington.

Goodhue (8-2) forced the issue at the offensive end, drawing fouls, and finished with a big 18-4 scoring edge at the free throw line.

Underclassmen were the scoring leaders, with freshman forward Sydney Lodermeier scoring 14 for Goodhue, and seventh-grade guard Molly Mogensen 12 for Farmington (1-8).

Also for Goodhue, senior forward Shelby Hinsch just missed a double-double with nine points and 11 rebounds.

Goodhue 51, Farmington 37


Alicia Hett 4 P; Ellie Clayton 10 P; Tarah DeCroock 2 P; Alyssa Wagner 7 P; Molly Mogensen 12 P; Kaitlin Winston 2 P.


Megan Ryan 3 P, 1 3-P; Maddy Miller 3 P; McKenzie Ryan 5 P; Michelle Hadler 4 P; Sydney Lodermeier 14 P, 2 3-P; Taylor Larson 7 P; Rachel Watson 6 P, 8 R; Shelby Hinsch 9 P, 11 R.

Halftime:GOOD 31, FARM 13.

Free throws:FARM 4-11, GOOD 18-27.

Total three-pointers:FARM 1, GOOD 3.


Third place

Century 77, P-E-M 70

Kanani Asuncion poured in a career-best 32 points to power Century in a big comeback win against Plainview-Elgin-Millville in a third-place game Tuesday afternoon at Mayo Arena.

Century (7-2) erased a 13-point deficit in the last six minutes and outscored P-E-M 26-6 in that stretch, including 10-0 in the last 80 seconds. Asuncion, a 5-foot-11 senior guard, scored 14 down the stretch including the Panthers' last seven points.

For P-E-M (7-3), junior guard Sarah Hart scored her 1,000th career point midway through the first half and finished with 19 points to lead four Bulldogs players in double figures.

Century 77, P-E-M 70


Chloe Holtz 9 P; Makenzie Shindelar 2 P; Caitlin Schad 14 P, 2 3-P; Tessa Hubbard 3 P; Morgan Shindelar 10 P; Karlie Gilbeck 11 P; Emmaline Polson 2 P; Sarah Hart 19 P, 2 3-P.


Alyssa Lewis 4 P, 1 3-P; Kanani Asuncion 32 P, 4 3-P; Kristin Fleissner 5 P; Elizabeth Bruss 10 P, 2 3-P; Morgan Hazelton 2 P; Kiara Lindsey 12 P, 1 3-P; Kendall Kupfer 12 P.

Halftime:PEM 40, CEN 35.

Free throws:PEM 19-24, CEN 21-34.

Total three-pointers:PEM 4, CEN 8.


Third place

Red Wing 66, Lourdes 50

Red Wing outscored Lourdes 21-5 over the last five minutes, breaking away from a game that had been close throughout and tied at 45.

Lourdes (5-4) managed just one point on a free throw in the last 2 1/2 minutes as the Wingers pulled away at the free throw line.

For Red Wing (6-4), senior forward McKenzie Muelken made 10-of-10 free throws down the stretch and finished with a game-high 24 points. Lourdes was led by sophomore center Megan Hobday with 15.

Red Wing 66, Lourdes 50


McKenzie Cota 16 P, 1 3-P; Morgan Zebro 9 P, 2 3-P; Tayzha Buck 5 P, 1 3-P; Rebecca Swenning 4 P; McKayla Muelken 7 P; Lindsay Reps 1 P; McKenzie Muelken 24 P.


Grace Dearani 2 P; Madison Berg 8 P; Katie Helt 9 P; Carley Hickey 6 P, 1 3-P; Anna Branstad 6 P; Michelle Grant 3 P, 1 3-P; Gabby Hanssen 1 P; Megan Hobday 15 P.

Halftime:RW 28, LOU 26.

Free throws:RW 16-26, LOU 14-23.

Total three-pointers:RW 4, LOU 2.


Third place

White Bear Lake 74, Osseo 58

In foul-filled game that was slowed by 74 total free throw attempts, or two every minute, White Bear Lake did the most damage from the line.

White Bear Lake (7-3), ranked No. 6 in Class AAAA, made 32-of-42 free throw attempts and that enabled the Bears to maintain their double-digit halftime lead throughout the second half.

WBL junior guard Alison Hinck was an impressive 15-of-16 on free throws and finished with 22 points to lead the Bears. For Osseo (5-4), junior guard Kiara Russell starred with 29 points, after scoring 21 against Chaska in the first round.

White Bear Lake 74, Osseo 58

OSSEO (58)

Arianna Jones 2 P; Kiara Russell 29 P, 1 3-P; Mina Porte 4 P; Mikayla Homola 7 P; Courtney Calkins 2 P; Meghan Lee 4 P; Lemia Ntor-ue 10 P.


Taite Anderson 8 P; Maddie Debilzan 8 P, 2 3-P; Adri Perron 7 P; Tessa Anderson 6 P, 1 3-P; Alexa Molin 5 P; Kate Brabenec 3 P; Makala Keefe 4 P; Niki Daul 7 P, 2 3-P; Brianna Karg 4 P; Alison Hinck 22 P.

Halftime:WBL 37, OSS 26.

Free throws:OSS 24-32, WBL 32-42.

Total three-pointers:OSS 1, WBL 5.

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