Advertisement

Winona Beats Holy Angels to Advance to 3A Championship

March 16, 2017 07:28 PM

Winona jumped to an 8-2 lead in the first six minutes of play and never looked back to defeat Holy Angels, 58-43, in a MSHSL Girls’ Basketball Class AAA semifinal game at Williams Arena Thursday. 

The third seeded Winhawks, who lost to the Stars in last year’s Class AAA title game, improved to 26-4 overall and will face Orono, also 26-4, for the AAA championship Saturday at Williams Arena. 

Advertisement

Game time is 6:00 p.m.

Justine Schultz led the Winhawks’ offense with 14 points. Eden Nibbelink, a 6-2 senior guard, added 12 points and recorded five blocks. Danneka Voegeli had 11 rebounds and Abby Winter had 10.

Destinee Oberg, a sophomore guard, led Holy Angels with a game high 15 points and 13 rebounds.

Thanks to a taut defense that held Holy Angels to just five baskets and a 22-16 edge in rebounds, the Winhawks went to the locker room at halftime with a 24-15 lead. 

Winona picked up where it had left off at the start of the second half. A 7-2 run in the first three minutes pushed the lead to 12 at 29-17. The Stars, seeded second in the tournament, could get no closer than nine points the rest of the way. 

Holy Angels (25-4) will face Alexandria (26-5) for third place on Saturday at Gangelhoff Center at Concordia University in St. Paul. 

(Courtesy: MSHSL Staff)

KSTP

Copyright 2017 - KSTP-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company

Advertisement

Family Identifies Victim in Parking Garage Stabbing

5 Things to Know Friday

Report Urges Lawmakers to Address Use of Sports Facilities by Public Schools

Developer Turning Minneapolis Armory into Venue for Super Bowl Performances

Mall of America Closes Ride Due to Ohio State Fair Incident

Kentucky Ranch is Mike Zimmer's 'Happy Place'

Advertisement