Stillwater downs Shakopee in 4A Girls Basketball Quarterfinals

March 13, 2019 10:44 PM

Stillwater bolted to a 12-2 lead in the first three minutes of play and went on to defeat Shakopee, 73-48, in a Class AAAA quarterfinal game at Williams Arena.

The Ponies (27-2) stretched their winning streak to 22 straight games and earned a berth in the semifinals March 14.


The Ponies will face the winner of the Forest Lake-Eastview quarterfinal at Williams at 8:00 p.m. on March 14.

Junior forward Grace Cote led a balanced attack with 16 points. Senior guard Sara Scalia and sophomore guard Alexis Pratt added 12 apiece.

Junior forward Liza Karlen led all rebounders with 13. Senior guard Jaley Coplin paced Shakopee (20-10) with 11 points.

Stillwater connected on six of their fine nine three point attempts and built a 12-point halftime advantage behind a balanced attack. Scalia had nine points while Pratt, Cote and freshman guard Amber Scalia contributed six points each. Shakopee was 10 of 33 from the field in the first half, including just 2 of 10 from three-point range. Senior forward Isabell West paced the Sabers with seven points in the first half. 

The Ponies opened the second half with a 14-0 run in the first three and a half minutes to break the game open. The Sabers will play the loser of the Forest Lake-Eastview game in a consolation bracket game at Gangelhoff Center at Concordia University on March 14 at 12:00 p.m.

Courtesy: Minnesota State High School League

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