Cromwell-Wright’s Shaily Hakamaki and Taya Hakamaki combined for 38 points, but it wasn’t enough in a 49-47 loss to top-ranked Minneota in Saturday’s high school girls basketball Tip Off Classic in Hopkins, Minn.
Shaily Hakamaki led all scorers with 20 points and Taya chipped in 18 for the Cardinals, who led 31-23 at halftime of their season opener.
But defending Class A champion Minneota, who start several players from this fall’s Class A volleyball titlists, held Cromwell-Wright to 16 second-half points to rally back for the victory.
Duluth Denfeld 6, Red Wing 3
Kade Shea scored twice in the first period and Connor McClure tallied two times in the third period of the nonconference game at Essentia Health Heritage Sports Center as the Hunters secured their second consecutive win to start the season.
Goaltender Connor Carslon stopped 31 shots for Denfeld, which put 49 shots on Aidan Coyle’s net.
Grand Rapids 4, Benilde 2
Jack Peart scored the Thunderhawks’ first and last goals to defeat No. 12 Benilde-St. Margaret’s at IRA Civic Center.
Carter Clafton recorded 30 saves for Grand Rapids.
CEC 3, Chaska 3
Cade Anderson and Christian Galatz scored third-period goals as the visiting Lumberjacks rallied for a road draw.
Backup netminder Brock House made 36 saves.
Eveleth-Gilbert 8, Minnehaha 2
Elliot Van Orsdel and Hunter Levander each had two first-period goals in the Golden Bears’ nonconference home win.
North Shore 6, Wadena-Deer Creek 0
The Storm stormed to the nonconference win over Wadena-Deer Creek with six third-period goals, two of which came off the stick of Cole Komarek.
GRG 3, Rogers 3
Mercury Bischoff scored the first two goals of the game and Emily Trast totaled 48 saves in the Thunderhawks’ road draw.
Hibbing-Chisholm 5, Northern Lakes 0
Lilly Hess stopped all 18 shots she faced in the host Bluejackets’ shutout.