Tartan basketball teams claim holiday titles

The Tartan High School varsity basketball teams brought home championships over the holiday break last month. Both teams were a perfect 3-0 in their respective events.

Tartan’s boys hoops squad, which hosted its own long-running holiday tournament, won all three of its games by double digits to claim the title. The Titans opened the tournament by beating Chisago Lakes, a Class AAA state-tournament team last season, 61-50.

In the semifinals, Tartan faced St. Paul Como Park and ran away with a 93-56 victory. The Titans won the championship by beating Forest Lake 74-59 in the final.

Tartan was able to spread out the scoring duties throughout the tournament as five different Titans reached double digits in at least one game. Senior Jordan Horn scored at least 10 points in all three games and led Tartan with 17 points in the semifinals against Como Park. Ten different Tartan players recorded points in that game.

Senior Joevon Walker posted the single-game high score for Tartan in the tournament by scoring 25 in the championship game. Seniors Kingston Myles, Noah Whalen and Jordan Thompson scored in double figures in two of the three games and senior Damien Goergen hit double digits in one game.

Tartan’s girls team won the inaugural Tie It Teal tournament hosted by St. Anthony Village High School. The Titans swept St. Croix Prep, Richfield and the host Huskies to bring home the championship.

Tartan stifled St. Croix Prep 55-18 in the first round of the four-team, round-robin format tournament. Sophomore Kendra Ekereke paced the Titans with a dozen points and freshman Aurora Roberts added 10.

The Titans were pushed more in game two but came away with a 51-38 victory over Richfield. Senior Zaria Whitlock led all scorers with 13 points.

In the final game of the tournament, Tartan faced St. Anthony, which also won its first two games of the tournament, for the championship. Tartan claimed the title by beating the Huskies 61-52.


Brian Meyers can be reached at bmeyers@lillienews.com or 651-748-7819. Follow him on Twitter @BMeyersNews.


Holiday tournament results


Boys basketball

Fergus Falls holiday tournament

Fargo South 66, Hawley 49

Fergus Falls 87, Hill-Murray 46

Fargo South 77, Hill-Murray 70

Fergus Falls 69, Hawley 36


Tartan holiday tournament


Forest Lake 76, Cristo Rey Jesuit 51

Rogers 82, Carmel Catholic 57

St. Paul Como Park 68, Spring Lake Park 63

Tartan 61, Chisago Lakes 50



Forest Lake 59, Rogers 56

Tartan 93, St. Paul Como Park 56

Consolation semifinals

Cristo Rey Jesuit 68, Carmel Catholic 67

Chisago Lakes 74, Spring Lake Park 47


Seventh-place game

Carmel Catholic 67, Spring Lake Park 65

Consolation final

Cristo Rey Jesuit 64, Chisago Lakes 63

Third-place game

Rogers 76, St. Paul Como Park 41

Championship game

Tartan 74, Forest Lake 59

Girls basketball

Hill-Murray holiday tournament


Mahtomedi 68, Mounds View 61

Wayzata 55, Henry Sibley 38

Forest Lake 56, Holy Angels 48

Park-Cottage Grove 40, Hill-Murray 37



Mahtomedi 58, Wayzata 48

Park-Cottage Grove 46, Forest Lake 45

Consolation semifinals

Henry Sibley 68, Mounds View 61

Holy Angels 81, Hill-Murray 66


Seventh-place game

Hill-Murray 45, Mounds View 39

Consolation final

Holy Angels 74, Henry Sibley 62

Third-place game

Forest Lake 74, Wayzata 60

Championship game

Mahtomedi 32, Park-Cottage Grove 28


St. Anthony Village Tie It Teal Tournament

Tartan 55, St. Croix Prep 18

St. Anthony Village 82, Richfield 39

St. Anthony Village 74, St. Croix Prep 47

Tartan 51, Richfield 38

Richfield 66, St. Croix Prep 43

Tartan 61, St. Anthony Village 52

Boys hockey

Schwan Cup Gold


St. Thomas Academy 3, Wayzata 1

Centennial 6, Minnetonka 3

Eden Prairie 2, Hill-Murray 2 (Eden Prairie advances via shootout victory)

Edina 4, Burnsville 1



St. Thomas Academy 4, Centennial 1

Edina 4, Eden Prairie 2

Consolation semifinals

Minnetonka 4, Wayzata 1

Hill-Murray 7, Burnsville 1


Seventh-place game

Burnsville 3, Wayzata 2

Consolation final

Minnetonka 2, Hill-Murray 1

Third-place game

Centennial 3, Eden Prairie 2

Championship game

Edina 4, St. Thomas Academy 2

Girls hockey

Kaposia Classic


Hill-Murray 6, Jefferson/Kennedy 2

Elk River/Zimmerman 2, Mounds View 1

Blake 5, Roseville 1

Hibbing/Chisholm 3, South St. Paul 0



Elk River/Zimmerman 3, Hill-Murray 1

Blake 5, Hibbing/Chisholm 1

Consolation semifinals

Mounds View 4, Jefferson/Kennedy 2

Roseville 5, South St. Paul 0


Seventh-place game

Jefferson/Kennedy 5, South St. Paul 1

Consolation final

Mounds View 5, Roseville 2

Third-place game

Hill-Murray 6, Hibbing/Chisholm 0

Championship game

Blake 1, Elk River/Zimmerman 0


Schwan Cup Silver Division


Moose Lake 4, Irondale/St. Anthony 0

Andover 3, Holy Family/Waconia 2

Anoka 5, North/Tartan 0

Rogers 4, Cloquet/Esko/Carlton 0



Andover 5, Moose Lake 4

Rogers 2, Anoka 1

Consolation semifinals

Holy Family/Waconia 6, Irondale/St. Anthony 2

North/Tartan 4, Cloquet/Esko/Carlton 0


Seventh-place game

Irondale/St. Anthony 2, Cloquet/Esko/Carlton 1

Consolation final

Holy Family/Waconia 8, North/Tartan 2

Third-place game

Anoka 2, Moose Lake 1

Championship game

Andover 3, Rogers 1


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