Batala, Adams give Eastview men’s basketball win in last 10 seconds – Twin Cities

Mario Adams converted a layup with 2.7 seconds remaining in overtime to lead the Eastview (6-2) men’s basketball team over Lakeville North (7-2), 79-77.

Eastview guard Elias Batala caught an in-bounds pass with 10 seconds remaining and, while being matched up two teams, found Adams alone under the basket for the game-winning basket. Batala and Adams scored 17 and 14 points respectively. Jonathan Mekonnen led the team with 19 points.

Nolan Winter scored 27 for Lakeville North and Hudson Vaith added 22. Vaith blew a shot just inside the half court line as time expired.

Other scores: North St. Paul beat Hastings 82-80; Harding beat Washington 78-57; Highland Park defeated Como Park 57-45; Two Rivers defeated Hill-Murray 77-27; Lakeville South beat Rosemount 47-36; Farmington defeated Apple Valley 70-56; Mahtomedi defeated St. Thomas Academy 69-41; Eagan beat Burnsville 81-75.

women’s basketball

Hastings 67, North St. Paul 61: Haley Strain and Emma Baker combined for 30 points as the Pirates handed North St. Paul just its second loss of the season.

Hastings (7-5) took a 10-point lead until halftime and held on into the second half despite a blitz from North. Magnolia Jones scored 21 points and Lucy Walker scored 17 for North St. Paul (10-2).

Seven players at Hastings scored six or more points.

Other scores: As Park beat Highland Park 77-15; Hmong Academy defeated Johnson 26-23; Lakeville North beat Eastview 67-52; Harding defeated Washington 41-39; Tartan defeated Simley 65-38; Central defeated Humboldt 69-30; Mahtomedi defeated South St. Paul 75-49; Rosemount defeated Lakeville South 57-46; Eagan beat Burnsville 79-41.

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boys hockey

Cretin-Derham Hall 6, Mahtomedi 2: Special teams proved to be the difference as Cretin-Derham Hall (10-4-1) converted four power play chances and Mahtomedi (7-3) converted none in a win by 6-2.

The Raiders jumped on the Zephyrs early in the second period. Already up 1-0, Cretin-Derham Hall scored three goals in just over two minutes to quickly increase the lead to 4-0. Mahtomedi scored a pair of goals before the end of the period, but it wasn’t enough as the Raiders added a pair of surefire goals in the third. Cretin-Derham Hall’s Jake Fisher scored twice and provided two assists.

Other scores: Lakeville South beat Farmington 6-1; Mounds View defeated Spring Lake Park 6-4; Prior Lake defeated Apple Valley/Burnsville 2-0; Shakopee beat Rosemount 7-3; Stillwater beat Lakeville North 6-3.

girls hockey

South St. Paul 3, North St. Paul/Tartan 2: Bailey Vespar scored in the final minutes of the third period and then another in overtime to propel South St. Paul (11-4-2) past North St. Paul/ Tartan (5-7-1).

The Packers’ Lily Pachl scored the opener on a power play midway through the first period to take an early lead, but North St. Paul/Tartan’s Riley Novak scored a pair of goals to push the conference rival ahead. The scoring stayed that way until about five minutes remained in the third period when Vesper found the back of the net with her first of two goals. Despite the loss, North St. Paul/Tartan goalie Nicole James made 37 saves.

Other scores: Simley beat Hastings 5-1; East Ridge beat White Bear Lake 5-0; Stillwater beat Mounds View/Irondale 5-1; Roseville/Mahtomedi defeated Cretin-Derham Hall 3-2.

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