Varsity Girls Basketball
It was a strong team effort against St. Agnes with 10 of the 11 varsity players in the scoring column. The Stars led the entire game and played well in all facets of the game. Chloe Brunsberg led all scorers with 26 including six threes. In the second game of the week, the Stars went up against a very good Norwood Young America team. The Stars hung tough but took the loss. The girls had balanced scoring from Chloe Brunsberg with 15 points, Lily Schwen with nine, Kami Czech with eight, and Emily Wilson with seven.
Girls B Basketball
The Southwest Christian girls B basketball team picked up two wins on the road last week, defeating St. Agnes 43-13 and Norwood Young America 52-46. The Norwood Young America game was a thriller as the Stars started up 7-0, found themselves down 31-25 at half, only to go on a 10-0 run to take the lead. Late in the game when the score was 42-40, Lillian Rediger hit a three (totaling 18 points in the game) and the next possession Lauren Stevens hit a three (totaling 10 points) to go up 48-40 sealing the win.
Varsity Boys Basketball
The Stars drop to MN River Conference opponent Belle Plaine 78-59. Stars were led by Nick Morland with 20 points and Tyson Sandness with 12 points. The Stars fell to section opponent The Blake School 71-58. The Stars were led by Tyson Sandness with 15 points, Tyren Harris with 11 points, and Isaac Harrison with 10 points.
Boys B Basketball
The boys B team started the week off with a 25-point victory over Belle Plaine, 57 – 32. The team played at their own pace and was led in scoring by Nick Burke with 19 points. The week ended with a 51 – 40 win over Blake. The Stars had their most balanced attack yet with everyone on the roster scoring, and again was led by Nick Burke with 15 points. The Stars took 20 shots at the free-throw line, and converted 14 of them.
Boys C Basketball
On Tuesday, December 12 the C-Team played Belle Plaine. SWCHS won in overtime with a score of 55-53. Marcus Banegas scored a season-high 15. Adam Tebbs scored 13, including two free throws to take the lead in overtime. On Thursday, December 14 the C-team played Blake. SWCHS won with a score of 47-8 and held Blake to two points in the second half. Seth Luther led the team with 14 points and Bennett Krommendyk scored 12.
9th Grade Boys Basketball
9th grade fell to Benilde-St. Margaret’s on Tuesday and followed that with a tight 38-36 loss at West Lutheran. After getting down by double digits, the Stars made a strong push and had a chance as Garrett Lyles shot at the buzzer rimmed out. Kenny Briggs led the way with 9 points and Jacob Ferrin had 8.
Boys hockey had a great week finishing 3-0. They started out their week defeating Hopkins 4-1, Brody Hardacre had two goals, along with Jeremiah Konkel and Nic Gustafson. Mid-week they hosted Kennedy defeating them 6-5, Jackson Olimb netted two goals, along with goals by Brody Hardacre, Cullen O’Connell, Nic Gustafson, and Ollie Yuhas. Wrapping up a busy week boys hockey traveled to St. Francis, defeating them 5-4. Goals by Nic Gustafson, Caleb Bendell, Brody Hardacre and two goals by Ryan Odefey. Congratulations to Caleb Bendell on his first varsity goal!