Nonn helps Lourdes claw to lopsided win

Ryan Nonn wasn't much of a factor for Rochester Lourdes a season ago.

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Byron's Zach Dykes fights off a steal attempt by Myka Edmond of Rosemount on Tuesday during the Rochester Rotary Holiday Classic.

Ryan Nonn wasn't much of a factor for Rochester Lourdes a season ago.

Well, he is now.

Nonn is the Eagles' athletic and poised starting point guard. The job wasn't given to the senior. He earned it.

"Ryan didn't play a lot last year," said Lourdes coach Jim Daly, whose team used another strong outing by Nonn en route to an easy 55-37 win Tuesday over struggling White Bear Lake in the first round of the Rotary Holiday Classic at Mayo Civic Arena.

"Ryan put in a lot of time in the offseason and really improved," Daly said of Nonn. "He's a super kid who listens, buys in and plays really well."


The Eagles are playing in the four-team Olmsted Medical Center bracket and take on powerful Robbinsdale Cooper at 6:15 p.m. today in the title game, again at Mayo Civic Arena.

Nonn didn't light up the scoreboard, though still with a solid nine points. But it was his playmaking, ability to take care of the basketball and quick-footed defense that stood out.

He helped Lourdes get off to a raging start against White Bear Lake, which has just one win this season. After allowing the Bears the game's first basket, Nonn and the Eagles locked in.

They did it en route to going on a 23-0 scoring run. The final basket in that spree was a 3-pointer by Carter Greguson, who led all scorers with 16 points and canned three treys.

Nonn has relished being a part of this. And it's a good team, too, Lourdes now 8-4 overall. He made sure he was going to be a major contributor with his diligence over the summer.

"I put a lot of time in — a lot of time in in open gyms," Nonn said. "My biggest thing is taking care of the ball. I like having the ball in my hands as a point guard."

As for Greguson, he's shown an ability all season to put the ball in the basket. But he's definitely not taking all of the credit for that. This is a team, he says, in the best sense.

"We've got a lot of guys scoring," Greguson said. "We're doing it with really good team work."


Indeed, Lourdes landed three players in double figures. Besides Greguson's 16 points, Noah Hillman had 12 and Daniel Galkowski 10.

Kyle Kanipes had 10 points for White Bear Lake.

Lourdes 55, White Bear Lake 37


Kevin May 6 P; Jack Danenberg 2 P; Sam Broberg 4 P; Kyle Kanipes 10 P; Blake Charles 5 P; Carter Kaun 2 P; Nathan Thomas 1 P.


Ryan Nonn 9 P; Dominic Sieve 3 P, 1 3-PT; Noah Hillman 12 P; Carter Greguson 16 P, 3 3-PT; Matt Ustby 5 P; Daniel Galkowski 10 P.

Halftime:LOUR 26, WBL 8.


Free throws:WBL 7-9, LOUR 9-11.

Three-point goals:WBL 0, LOUR 4.

Cooper way to much for Bulldogs

Robbinsdale Cooper rode strong games from Devin Mosby and Damien Gordon en route to easing past Plainview-Elgin-Millville 94-69.

Mosby scored 16 points and hit three 3-pointers and Gordon had 14 points and had two treys.

P-E-M's top scorer was Barron Holtz, a 5-foot-11 sophomore guard. He scored 18 points and had three 3-pointers.

Cooper moved to 5-2 overall, while P-E-M is 4-5.

R. Cooper 94, P-E-M 69



Devin Mosby 16 P, 3 3-PT; Beijan Newbern 9 P, 1 3-PT; Damien Gordon 14 P, 2 3-PT; Nathan Hill 6 P; Melvin Newbern 6 P; D'Khari Whitfield 10 P.


Carson Root 5 P, 1 3-PT; Barron Holtz 18 P, 3 3-PT; Chase Rahman 4 P, 1 3-PT; Chason Cordova 9 P; Gavin Folkert 8 P, 2 3-PT; Evan Burdick 8 P.

Halftime:RC 47, PEM 34.

Free throws:RC 8-13, PEM 9-2 1.

Three-point goals:RC 6, PEM 7.



Michael Hurt has monster game in JM win

Michael Hurt wasn't about to let Rochester John Marshall get upset in the first round of the Rotary tournament.

Hurt, a 6-foot-7 senior who is bound for the University of Minnesota on a basketball scholarship, scored 38 points, dished out 10 assists, grabbed eight rebounds and had four steals in JM's 88-73 win over Prior Lake.

That helped make up for a sluggish start for the No. 6-ranked (Class AAAA) Rockets, who trailed much of the first half and were poor defensively that opening stanza.

"Michael Hurt was absolutely terrific as he was so active on both sides of ball," JM coach Kirk Thompson said.

Isaiah Walden had 18 points and hit four 3-pointers for JM, and Matthew Hurt had 13 points and 13 rebounds. JM moved to 8-1.

Prior Lake, which got 20 points from Brian Sitzmann, slipped to 3-7 overall.

JM 88, Prior Lake 73



Jack Nusbaum 2 P; Jack Kortes 32 P, 4 3-PT; Brian Sitzmann 20 P, 2 3-PT; Jacob Fredrickson 4 P; Trent West 3 P; Matt Heger 3 P; Devin Mays 9 P.


Isaiah Walden 18 P, 4 R, 4 3-PT; Ray Adams 6 P, 4 R; Matthew Hurt 13 P, 13 R, 1 3-PT; D'Angelo Tines 11 P, 1 3-PT; Benjamin Karls 2 P; Michael Hurt 38 P, 8 R, 3 3-PT.

Halftime:JM 39, PL 33.

Free throws:PL 11-17, JM 21-24.

Three-point goals:PR 6, JM 9.

Woodbury shows its stuff, romps

Rushford-Peterson ran into a major force in the first round of the Rotary tournament.

It was Woodbury, which pushed its record to 9-2 en route to an 80-43 blitzing of the Trojans.

R-P had also come in hot, and is now 8-2 overall.

The Royals wasted no time in showing their stuff. They grabbed a 43-21 halftime lead and did it behind a balanced attack. Jake Klinkner finished the game as his team's leading scorer. The 6-foot senior guard scored 16 points and was one of six Woodbury players to score at least seven points.

Rushford-Peterson was paced by Matt Culhane with 14 points.

Woodbury 80, R-P 43


Jeremiah Coddon 7 P, 1 3-PT; Jake West 5 P; Kory Eastenson 7 P, 1 3-PT; DJ Fleming 3 P, 1 3-PT; Ike Thilgen 7 P, 1 3-PT; Michael Jones 10 P, 2 3-PT; Michael Carter 11 P, 1 3-PT; Matt Adeloa 2 P; Jace Klinkner 16 P, 4 3-PT; Nick Gehlen 3 P; Collin Flanagan 2 P; Nathan Bursch 1 P; Austen Wohlenhaus 3 P.


Noah Carlson 9 P, 1 3-PT; Nathan Sarvi 2 P; Luke Rasmussen 3 P, 1 3-PT; Noah Dahl 5 P; Matt Culhane 14 P; Jacob Paulson 6 P; Dawson Dahl 3 P.

Halftime:WOOD 43, RP 21.

Free throws:WOOD 14-19, RP 2-6.

Three-point goals:WOOD 11, RP 2.


Coble carries Byron past Rosemount

Michael Coble had a huge game for Byron as the Bears notched a 64-61 win over Rosemount.

Coble, a 6-foot-1 sophomore, scored 32 points, including burying four 3-pointers. Nathan Lillestol had 12 points.

Byron did an excellent job from the free-throw line, hitting 13 of 17 shots. Rosemount hit just 7-of-14 from there.

Byron moved to 8-3 overall, while Rosemount slipped to 1-9.

Byron 64, Rosemount 61

BYRON (64)

Nathan Lillestol 12 P, 2 3-PT; Michael Coble 32 P, 4 3-PT; Spencer Waldemar 0 P; Bjorn Knutson 8 P; Chad Grube 4 P, 1 3-PT; Ben Gibson 0 P; Caden Blazing 4 P; Nick Banfield 0 P; Zach Dykes 4 P.


Jared Hanson 18 P, 5 3-PT; Luke Loehr 10 P; Daniel Monson 6 P; Myka Edmond 7 P, 1 3-PT; Ethan Engdahl 3 P, 1 3-PT; Alec Loehr 15 P, 1 3-PT.

Halftime:ROS 30, BYR 28.

Free throws:BYR 13-17, ROS 7-14.

Three-point goals:BYR 7, ROS 8.

East Ridge picks up steam, beats Mayo

Rochester Mayo got off to a strong start. But it didn't last as East Ridge ran past the Spartans 65-43.

"After a strong start we got sloppy and sluggish," Mayo coach Shaun Lang said. "We had trouble scoring the ball in the second half and our defensive energy and effort slipped away with our offensive execution."

East Ridge (4-6) rode 16 points by Tom Kelzenberg, 13 by Nick Christenson and 12 by Luke Coquyt.

Mayo (2-8) had nobody in double figures. Trajan Grimsrud was high with nine points.

East Ridge 65, Mayo 43


Luke Coquyt 12 P; Charlie Betz 6 P; Nick Christenson 13 P; Zach Bennett 8 P; Ben Franks 2 P; Tom Kelzenberg 16 P; Kyle Junker 1 P.

MAYO (43)

D'Ante Ross 3 P, 1 R; Trajan Grimsrud 9 P, 3 R, 2 3-PT; Mazin Hammadelniel 8 P, 2 R; Lucas Ellerbusch 6 P, 2 R, 2 3-PT; Cooper Ramaker 5 P, 1 R; Stephen Douglas 2 P, 1 R; Connor Swertfeger 2 P, 1 R; Peter Lundquist 2 P; Kyle Wernstrom 6 P, 9 R, 2 3-PT.

Halftime:ER 37, MAYO 27.

Free throws:ER 6-10, MAYO 11-17.

Three-point goals:ER 0, MAYO 6.


Bakken guides Century past Kennedy

Rochester Century, hoping for a mid-season turnaround, got 31 points and 10 rebounds from Jared Bakken and knocked off winless Bloomington Kennedy 69-57 in the Rotary tournament.

Century head coach Joe Ohm saw a lot to like in his team's performance.

"We played a good all-around game," he said. "The kids rebounded well and took care of the ball. Offensively, we had good shot selection."

Kennedy used the 3-point shot to stay in the game, with Markel Aune draining six from behind the arc on his way to a 27-point night.

"Aune was tough to defend," Ohm said. "He's quick and is a great shooter."

Will Farm and Ryan Fink scored nine points each for the Panthers, and Malike Burton had six points and four rebounds.

Century 69, Bloomington Kennedy 57


Markel Aune 27 P, 6 3-PT; Dimarco Johnson 5 P, 1 3-PT; Brodrick Johnson 2 P, 5 R; Cyrus Hamilton 2 P; Josh Bryant 15 P, 5 R, 2 3-PT; Malik Riley 2 P; Andre Alexander 4 P.


Malik Burton 6 P, 4 R, 1 3-PT; Bailey Hollenbeck 3 P, 1 3-PT; Ryan Fink 9 P, 1 3-PT; Jared Bakken 31 P, 10 R; Gabe Shilts 6 P, 4 R, 2 3-PT; Will Farm 9 P; Evan Miller 2 P; Jake Fisher 3 P.

Halftime:CENT 24, BK 21.

Free throws:BK 6-16, CENT 18-30.

Three-point goals:BK 9, CENT 5.

Big school Burnsville tops L.C.

Burnsville and Lake City came into their game with opposite records, Burnsville at 1-8, Lake City at 9-1.

Stll, it was big school versus smaller school. Big school Burnsville prevailed 55-47.

The Blaze rode balance to the win, with four players scoring at least eight points. Jason Gumm, a 6-foot-4 senior forward, led Burnsville with 13 points.

Lake City got 16 points each from Brady Kuchinka and Eli Custer.

Burnsville 55, Lake City 47


Marcus Shepley 2 P; Andrew Hanson 4 P; Jackson Martens 11 P; Jason Gumm 13 P; Ty Miklowski 5 P; Matt Baisch 8 P; Tucker Shepley 8 P.


Mitch Marien 5 P; Matt Kjos 1 P; Marc Kjos 4 P, 1 3-PT; Eli Custer 16 P, 2 3-PT; Brady Kuchinka 16 P, 1 3-PT; Jesse Oliver 5 P, 1 3-PT.

Halftime:BURN 23, LC 22.

Free throws:BURN 14-28, LC 14-20.

Three-point goals:BURN 0, LC 5.

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Century's Will Farm is fouled by DiMarco Johnson of Jefferson Kennedy on Tuesday during play at the Rochester Rotary Holiday Classic.

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