After record-setting season, young Como Park girls hoops squad eyes bright future

March 13, 2019 11:21 PM

After four seniors graduated off last year's Como Park girls basketball team, it looked like this season might be a rebuilding year. But a roster with no seniors and led in scoring by three freshmen and an eighth-graders went 22-2 - the best mark in program history - and won a 5th straight St Paul City Conference championship.

Click the video box on this page to see KSTP Sports' story on the tremendous season, and even brighter future, for the young Como Park girls basketball team


The Cougars leading scorers this season were three freshmen - Ronnie Porter (19ppg), Kaylynn Asberry (17ppg), Jada James (12ppg) and eighth-grader Shania Nichols (15ppg).  

The young squad fell short of the state tournament this season - losing to DeLaSalle in the Section Semifinals - but with a young core that has multiple seasons ahead, there are realistic expectations for the program to make a second-ever State Tournament appearance.

The current players fondly remember the Cougars' lone state run in 2016, and are eager to repeat the feeling.

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Chris Long

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