High school roundup: East Ridge's Kendall Blue eclipses 1,000 career points

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Jan. 19—Boys basketball

East Ridge 47, Park of Cottage Grove 26: East Ridge's Kendall Blue surpassed 1,000 career points in the victory over Park (8-5). Blue scored 28, the major offensive weapon in a game dominated by defense. No other player scored more than nine points for East Ridge (10-2). Park of Cottage Grove scored only eight total points in the second half. The win keeps East Ridge firmly atop the Suburban East Conference standings.

South St. Paul 79, Tartan 62: Devin Newsome scored 22 and Alonzo Dodd added 2 points as South St. Paul (14-0) continued its undefeated season. The win broke a tie for first place in the Metro East standings as neither South St. Paul nor Tartan (7-2) had lost a conference game. Sam Yanz led Tartan with 20 points.

Other scores: Shakopee defeated Burnsville 89-46; Forest Lake defeated Woodbury 53-48.

Girls basketball

Stillwater 71, Roseville 56: Amber Scalia scored a career-high 32 points to power Stillwater (11-2) over Roseville (12-3) in a battle of the top two teams in the Suburban East Conference. Scalia, a senior, is the younger sister of Gophers guard Sara Scalia and is committed to play at St. Thomas next year.

Scalia's night overshadowed a strong performance by Roseville's Hattie Mae DeVries who scored 22 points. The difference came in the second half, as Stillwater broke free after leading by just one at halftime. Three other Ponies, Amy Thompson, Lizzie Holder and Alexis Karlen, scored in the double digits.

Other scores: Mounds View defeated Cretin-Derham Hall 54-47; Lakeville North defeated Edina 61-40; East Ridge defeated Park of Cottage Grove 53-34; St. Agnes defeated Nova Classical 54-23; St. Paul Como Park defeated St. Paul Central 89-45; South St. Paul defeated Tartan 59-49.

Boys hockey

Park of Cottage Grove 4, Eastview 2: Samuel Janski scored twice in the game's final seven minutes to propel Park (8-5) to a victory over Eastview (9-6).

It was a game of runs with Park scoring the game's first two goals before Eastview answered with two goals of its own. Tied 2-2 heading into the third, Janski scored the go-ahead goal with just over six minutes left then scored less than 90 seconds later to secure the win.

Other scores: Benilde-St. Margaret's defeated St. Thomas Academy 7-1; Apple Valley defeated Burnsville 7-1; Lakeville North defeated Farmington 2-0; Lakeville South Defeated Prior Lake 4-3; Rosemount defeated Eagan 4-1; Cretin-Derham Hall defeated White Bear Lake 6-3.

Girls hockey

Stillwater 6, Woodbury 0: Stillwater sophomore Josie St. Martin scored four goals, tying a career-high she set earlier this month, as Stillwater (8-7-1) took care of Woodbury (12-9).

St. Martin has scored in six consecutive games, three of which she has scored three or more goals. She has 15 goals over that stretch and 21 for the season.

Stillwater goaltender Maya Hanlon earned the shutout but had a rather low stress night, facing just 10 shots. Josie Land and Olivia DeJarnett scored the Ponies' other two goals.

Other scores: Roseville defeated Forest Lake 6-2; Benilde St. Margaret's defeated Hill-Murray 2-1; South St. Paul defeated Anoka 4-1.