The Crusaders boys basketball team topped Mora 75-34 Thursday night at Cathedral High School in St. Cloud. Brindley Theisen led CHS with 19 points in the win, which improved the Crusaders to 16-4 on the season.
The Minnesota Timberwolves picked up their ninth win of the season by finishing strong in a 102-101 win over the Miami Heat on Wednesday night at Target Center.
The Wolves closed out the Heat with 26 points in the fourth quarter while also playing strong defense in holding Miami to just 18 points in the final stanza.
The College of St. Benedict has announced the hiring of Glennis Werner Rosebloom as the new Athletic Director. She takes over for Carol Howe-Veenstra, who held the position for over 20 years and will be stepping down in July.
For a second straight game the Wolves kept it close against a playoff team but fell just short in the end. Minnesota trailed by just two points after a pair of Mo Williams free throws with 1:52 left in the fourth quarter but failed to make another basket in the contest.
The Tech Tigers boys basketball team heads to Fergus Falls Tuesday night for a matchup with the Otters. The Tigers beat the Otters 64-61 on December 18th. Tech is 7-12 overall this season and 7-5 in the Central Lakes Conference. The Tigers have lost three straight and ten of their last twelve games. The Otters are 10-11 overall and 5-7 in the CLC.
The Minnesota Wild swept their three game Canadian road trip, which ended with a 4-2 win over the Canucks in Vancouver Sunday. The Wild earned all six possible points on the trip and remain five points behind Calgary for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
The Saturday Morning Coaches' Show focused on local hockey teams this week. Apollo Eagles boys hockey coach Pete Matanich, Tech boys coach Joel Heitkamp, Cathedral's Eric Johnson, Stormin' Sabres girls coach Marty Anderson, Ice Breakers girls coach Mark Chamernick and River Lakes girls coach Jack Freeman all joined Dave Overlund this week.
Zach Parise scored the game's only goal in the first period, assisted by Thomas Vanek, and Devan Dubnyk made 30 saves to earn the shutout. It was Dubnyk's second shutout since joining the Wild and 11th of his career.
With a win tonight, the Wild would be just five points out of a playoff spot. With a loss they would be out by nine. With a few teams to jump in the standings it's still a bit of a longshot for Minnesota to make the playoffs, but a win Thursday would certainly give them a big confidence boost.
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