WEB EXTRA: Eastview Secures State Tourney Bid with Win over Park

Updated: 03/14/2014 11:19 PM
Created: 03/14/2014 1:31 AM
By: Andrea Mayeux

Eastview didn't just punch its ticket to the tourney. The girls basketball team sealed another shot at a state championship with a 26-point victory.

Junior Madison Guebert led the Lightning to a 65-39 win over Park of Cottage Grove, Thursday at Hamline's Hutton Arena. Guebert tallied a game-high 27 points.

Eastview's defense kept Park out of the game early, stalling the Wolfpack at the perimeter for most of the first half.

On March 14, 2013, nearly a year ago to the day, Eastview had a shot at advancing to the state championship round but fell to Bloomington Kennedy in the semifinal.

Coach Melissa Guebert said "all teams work hard." But it seems this group provides an extra push.

"In the offseason leading up to the playoffs.. they've been a group that we can really count on for focus, intensity and energy," Guebert said.

Click on the video to hear more from Guebert, plus watch highlights from this year's section final.

Eastview secured its trip to state with a dominating win over Park.

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