Sometimes, opportunity knocks twice. It was a long day for 7 Red, but it definitely paid off. After easily dispatching Prior Lake in the 1:00 game, 35-11, Stillwater took one on the chin, losing to Rochester Mayo, 40-13. Rather than taking that setback as defining, the Ponies held off a determined Edina team, 36-31, to advance to the championship game. Sensing an opportunity to undo a wrong, Red battled with the team they lost to earlier in the day, ultimately holding off the Spartans and capturing the title with an impressive 44-35 win. Congratulations ladies on a great victory!!
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After a rough start to the day, 4th Red pulled things together for a strong finish and a medal. The Ponies dropped their first two games against the tough defenses of Wayzata and Rogers. However, they returned the favor to Chaska in their third game, holding the Hawks to just 2 points! There was no time for our team to celebrate as they had jump right into the consolation championship game against a rested Edina squad. 4th Red was up to the task, holding off a determined Hornet's team, 16-10, for a great finish to the day. Way to go again, Ladies!!
Editor's note: This should have been posted a while back. My apologies to 4th Red.
4th Red came to play at Centennial and they used all of what it takes to be champs: offense, defense and fortitude. The Ponies opened with a decisive win over Blaine, holding the Bengals to just 10 points. In the second game, the offense really came alive, knocking off Alexandria by 28 points, 38-10. The 3rd game, however, proved the greatest test as they needed a come from behind victory in the final minute to defeat host Centennial, 9-8, to take home the hardware. Great job, ladies!
Coming off their 2nd place finish in Eagan, 7 Red wanted to close out well, and that they did. The Ponies first faced Coon Rapids who they dispatched fairly easily, 35-18. Up next was White Bear, who were no match for the Ponies as our girls prevailed, 41-11. Ouch! This put our girls into the championship game for the second tournament in a row and like last time, they got behind their opponent St. Michael-Albertville. However, history did not repeat this week as the Ponies got on a 14-point run and never looked back, ultimately defeating the Knights, 24-17. Awesome work, Ladies!!
The 5th-grade Stillwater Red girls basketball team had an exciting Centennial Cougar Classic basketball tournament, starting strong with a 22-16 victory against Blaine in game 1. Game 2 showcased their skills again, triumphing over Prior Lake with a convincing 36-19 win. The championship game brought intense competition against Irondale, ending with a valiant effort despite a 30-18 loss. The team improved in all areas of their game this weekend and showcased their ability to play as a TEAM. They walked away with a 2nd place win and took home some awesome looking trophies!
7th Red had a good outing in Eagan, capturing 2nd place. Their first game was a defensive battle against Eastview with our girls coming out on top with a 19-15 victory. The second game was won by the same amount - 4 points - but this time we had more offense, topping host Eagan, 28-24. However, that's where the good news stops as they ran into a formidable Eden Prairie team. Red scored more points than the previous two games, but EP was able to score impressively as well as our team fell, 34-45. Overall, a great showing and hopefully a look to more success in the future! Congratulations!
Blame it on the 8:00 AM start, but the 6 Black ladies did not start their day well. However, that was just the start. After dropping the first game to eventual runner-up White Bear, our Ponies played tough down the stretch to knock off Shakopee and Champlin Park on their way to the Consolation Championship. Now THAT'S how to finish your day! Congratulations!
Date: Thursday, November 30th
Location: HS Cafeteria
Time: Ask Team Manager
Girls should wear uniforms. Show up ON TIME as each team only has 10 minutes.
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