THE REBEL WAY
HALL OF FAME
9th, JV, and Varsity Rebels Down Huskies
December 9, 2010Champlin Park Girls Basketball
The 9A Rebels kept their undefeated season alive but they made it very interesting at the end for the second consecutive game. After building a 20-4 halftime lead the Huskies outscored the Rebels 19-7 in the second half, but Champlin Park held on for a 27-23 win.
Our 9B Rebels had their second tough game in a row as they lost to the Maple Grove 9B team by double digits.
The Sophomore Rebels had an exciting game but came out on the short end. Kara Stuckmayer led the team with 11 points, none more important than her buzzer beating jump shot to send the game into overtime. Andover controlled the extra frame and pulled away for a 41-33 win.
Our JV Rebels led for most of their game but a furious Andover comeback had the Rebels on the wrong end of a 47-46 score with a minute to play. Kalli Zimmerman hit a free throw to tie the game then a Rebel steal led to an Alli Zopfi layup to propel Champlin Park into a 49-47 lead. On the next possession, Zopfi pulled down the rebound after a Husky miss. She made one free throw to provide the final margin of victory at 50-47.
The JV was led by the "Killer Z's" of Zopfi and Zimmerman. Zopfi had a career high 24 points and Zimmerman added 13. The JV s now 4 and 0 on the season.
Our Varsity Rebels overcame adversity throughout their game to secure a key conference victory. The Rebels led for much of the first half but a 4 minute burst by Andover erased the Rebel lead. Suddenly Champlin Park was looking at a 6 point deficit. A late charge had the Rebels trailing 27-25 at intermission.
Freshman Guard Alexis Alexander sat for most of the first half with foul trouble but she erupted in the second half for 18 to help ignite the Rebel attack. Junior Guard Kate Darnell had 15 of her 21 points in the second half and Junior Guard McKinely Moore had a career high 12 points to make for three Rebels in double figures for the game.
The win moves Champlin Park to 4 and 2 on the season. They will entertain Irondale in the CPHS fieldhouse on Friday night at 7pm.